What is Rucking?

From GORUCK.com:

RUCK•ING [VERB] carrying a weighted pack on your back. It implies action, energy, and purpose.

Rucking is the foundation of Special Forces training. Green Berets are well versed in shouldering heavy rucks through cities, mountains, jungles and deserts, in war and in peace — alone when they must, together whenever possible. Rucking requires strength, endurance, and character — and builds it, too.

Note: Hiking is rucking in the mountains, urban hiking is simply called rucking. Rucking can be done at any weight.

F3 Memphis PAX often spontaneously arrange pre-workout rucks during the week. Show up 45 minutes early, and you’ll probably find someone stepping off! While a lot of us willingly spend our Mammon on awesome GORUCK swag (here), you can just throw some bricks in your Jansport and give it a whirl.

F3 Memphis PAX look for CSAUP events both near and far to push our limits and build our bonds. One of our favorite CSAUP varieties is a GORUCK challenge, and we’re probably training for an upcoming one now!

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There is a regularly scheduled Saturday Ruck at the Mothership from 05:30-06:30 and Wednesday Ruck Workout at the Barracks from 05:15-06:15. We also have an established F3 Memphis Ruck Club. See You in the Gloom!