After a hard fought battle with a nasty surgical procedure, I’m finally in the process of joining the Navy. I’m trying to get all of my bases covered as far as water/land go, but I haven’t much experience with rucking. Any tips for distances, loads, times? I’ve been following Sealfit now since 2011; with about a year break due to surgery. I’ve been in and out of the old forums, and I’m excited to get back into the swing of things on here.
20 – 25 lbs to start. We suggest 4-8 miles 2 times a week. Follow up with Yoga Mobility or Grinder PT. The idea behind rucking is getting your body used to carrying a load of long distances. You can use a ruck with weight or a weight vest.
Thank you for your input. We have a lake trail here in town that is 7.5 miles through the woods. Went through it the other night and it seems like a pretty good location for a ruck. I will continue to add these in on top of regular training.
You can with a short Ruck, many of the OPWODS will program a 2-5 mile LSD Ruck and if you’re ready with the on-ramp, by all means Ruck a few miles. Often we Ruck on Weekends when we have a bit more time.