Ruck Training Plan: How to Prepare for Your March

How to Train for a Ruck March

Rucking seems simple—just load up a backpack with as much weight as you can carry and go for a long walk. 

But these long weighted marches are tougher than they first appear. To complete a long ruck you need a robust aerobic system and adequate muscle endurance. So, whether you are preparing for a military test or want to ruck a long distance, here is how to create a ruck training plan and prepare for your march. 

What is Ruck?

A ruck is a weighted march over a set distance. Its origins can be traced back to multiple armies around the world that have their soldiers perform a weighted march as a core skill. Rucking is comparable to hiking with a loaded pack, but the greatest difference between recreational and military rucking is the intensity with which it is performed. 

What is required for rucking?

Before designing a ruck training plan it is important to understand the two physical attributes the body needs to develop…

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