We are an official GORUCK club that meets in Buckhead, Atlanta GA. We are inclusive of all experience levels from first timers to experienced athletes alike. We typically offer 4 ruck-focused events per month & would love to have you join us!
We meet every other Friday at the Chastain Park baseball fields parking lot. We have two groups - "Advanced" and "All Experience Levels."
RUCK•ING [VERB] // Walking with a weighted rucksack (aka backpack). It implies action, energy, and purpose.
Rucking requires strength, endurance, and character — and builds it, too.
You wear a backpack, it’s a fitness thing. When in doubt, start with 20 lbs. Target pace is 20 minutes per mile. Move as fast as you can or as slow as you want. You control the weight and the distance so you control the level of difficulty. It’s better with friends and dogs and you can do it anywhere with anyone no matter their ability, or yours.
Any backpack will do. It’s important to have thick comfortable shoulder straps and secured weight close to your back. 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. 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. There are so many variations on ‘rucking’ by virtue of the weight, so many ways to challenge yourself.