Ruck Workouts

Ruck Training – Alpha – Week 1

Below is a ruck training guide for Week 1 of our Alpha Ruck Training Program.

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  • Ruck 1 mile carrying a log.
    • Light – Log can be very light. Ditch it half-way through if needed.
    • Tough – Log should be of average size. Set it down as often as needed.
    • Heavy – Log should not be small. Attempt to make the entire mile without setting it down.




  • Rest day.


  • Perform the following workout in as short an amount of time as possible.
  • Light – Complete the above 6 times. Score is time to complete.
  • Tough – Complete the above 7 times. Score is time to complete.
  • Heavy – Complete the above 8 times. Score is time to complete.


  • Go for a ruck.


  • Rest day.

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