What is a Ruck March?
Walking with a weighted rucksack (aka backpack). It implies action, energy, and purpose. Rucking requires strength, endurance, and character — and builds it, too.
1. Get a Rucksack
Any backpack will do, just make sure straps are sturdy and not freyed. It's important to have thick comfortable shoulder straps and secured weight close to your back.
2. Put Weight In It
Stabilize the weight next to your back in the ruck. Cinch your rucksack so it sits high on your back and won't bounce around. Anything moderately heavy will do.
3. Then, Just Walk
Ruck 2 miles, shoot for 20-minute miles. See how it feels. You might be sore, or you might not. Before you know it, 2 miles with 20 lbs won’t make you sore and you’ll want to either up the weight or increase the distance or go faster.
Note: These are just suggestions and by no means rules, guidance or instructions in any way.
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