Ruck Workouts

Ruck Training – Alpha – Week 5

Below is a ruck training guide for Week 5 of our Alpha Ruck Training Program.

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  • Go for a ruck carrying a Sandbag.
    • Light – 1 mile. Sandbag can be light.
    • Tough – 2 miles. Sandbag should be 30-40 pounds. Set it down as needed.
    • Heavy – 2 miles. Sandbag should be 40-60 pounds. Attempt only set the bag down no more than 6 times.
  • If you don’t have a sandbag, get creative and figure it out.



  • Go for a ruck. Perform push ups (ruck on) every mile.
    • Light – 2 mile ruck. 10 push-ups every mile. Take off ruck if necessary.
    • Tough – 4 mile ruck. 15 push-ups every mile.
    • Heavy – 5 mile ruck. 20 push-ups every mile.


  • Rest day.


  • Find a soccer or football field.
  • Optional – Go for a short ruck to cool down.



  • Rest day.

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