07/31/2021 – Saturday – The Wood – Ruck Club

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It was a beautiful, sunny morning. I arrived with Gopher to the AO around 6:15, plenty of time to unload the new 80 and 120lb sandbags.


  • Motivators from 7
  • Good Mornings IC x 10
  • Imperial Walkers IC x 12
  • Tappy-taps IC x 10
  • Arm Circles IC x 10 (front and back)

The Thangs

Thang 1:Indian Ruck with PT We rucked around the park in a single file line, with the last PAX moseying to the front. We completed a circle around the park (the hill, parking lot, and pond) and stopped along the way for PT: merkins with ruck on, ruck curls, bent-over rows with ruck, and ruck squats.
Thang 2:Sandbag Carry The PAX were split into teams of 3. The objective was to move the 80lb or 120lb sandbag from one side of the parking lot and back. Each PAX took a turn to lead his team and determine the best way to move all PAX, their rucks, and the sandbag down and back.
Thang 3:Ruck/Mosey The PAX rucked out about a mile and a half, and then back to the flags. A 3:1 ruck to mosey ratio was used. A shovel flag was carried on the ruck.


  • Big Boys while holding ruck x 20
  • Flutter Kicks while holding ruck x 15
  • LBCs IC x 20
  • Hold plank until 6

Circle of Trust (CoT)

I spoke to the PAX about Completely Stupid and Utterly Pointless (CSAUP) activities. CSAUPs are a way to prove to yourself, and others, what you are capable of. GrowRuck is an example of a CSAUP activity that several Crossroads PAX recently completed. During the event, we learned to work together as a team and rely on our leaders for guidance and direction. Trust was developed through the shared pain of the event.

Naked Man Moleskine

All of the PAX did a great job today. I wish I would have incorporated more work with the heavy bags. I think we could have completed another 3-4 rounds each. I will factor that into the plans for my next Ruck Club.
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