GrowRuck is coming (? some time in August if I remember correctly)-get signed up then show up for some EC with your ruck. Every Saturday we will have a few options. Today it was GasHouse and The Yank. We did similar workouts and the focus is more on ruck exercises and less on mileage with the ruck on. Both are important, but the mileage with the ruck takes a bit of time and this workout is meant to get you (un)comfortable with your ruck and exercises that maybe we don’t work on as much with regular boot camp stuff. HIPAA took The Yank and I had GasHouse this week. Below is what we did at GasHouse. HIPAA probably did something similar-we discussed briefly earlier this week.
WU: 10 reps each X total of 4 sets: ruck military press, bent row, upright row, squat. At the start and between sets we did 25 big boy situps (total 100). WU over, we grabbed the toys out of the truck and went into the woods behind the Schiele. Today the toys were a 40# sandbag, old bicycle, and wheelbarrow with 80# weights in it. We got to the bottom of the hill in the woods and dropped the toys, made a few laps with lunges, bear crawls, short mosey then picked up the toys and did a few laps up and down the hill. At the top we did some squats and Merkins. We eventually did some Bear with Me: ruck on and do an exercise with 20 reps after bear crawling about 10 yards. The exercises were Merkins, Squats, Mtn Climbers, Flutter Kicks, and Upright Rows. We grabbed the toys and headed back to start.
This was a good start but definitely needs to grow in intensity and duration. I think we did about 40 minutes total. Honestly, I thought I was going to spew Merlot. My twins graduated high school today and last night we had a little celebration with some friends.
I guess I could have picked a better weekend to start this but sometimes you just have to say Nut Up or Shut up….