What is Rucking?
Rucking, tabbing, yomping, etc. Rucking goes by many names, but, it’s quite simply an amazing way to get fit with the aid of a weighted backpack. The history of rucking goes way back to the era of the Roman Empire, a time when troops were drilled with full weighted gear. The practise continued in to the modern era and is now a proven way to ensure troops are hardened to the rigours of moving over long distances whilst carrying large loads on their backs.
Although I’ve already documented some hillwalking fitness tips, this guide goes one step further. It’s aimed at anyone looking for that little extra in their training routine.
Before we delve deeper into this rucking workout plan, let’s take a whistle-stop tour of the terms you might see me use to describe the ‘art of ruck’:
- Yomping. This term is used by British Royal Marines to describe a 30-mile march over Dartmoor carrying 55lbs in their begins.
- Tabbing. Likewise, tabbing is a British Army phrase used to describe matching whilst carrying heavy weights aka full battle order.
- Hanging out. An old military phrase the exact meaning of which is coarse. A polite translation of this term would be something along the lines of: ‘Good Lord, I seem to be somewhat worn out from that massive exertion.’
The practise has expanded into the civilian word where many companies have adopted the phrase and built training plans, even businesses, around the idea.Continue reading “Rucking Workout Plan: 6 Weeks to Basic Ruck Fitness”