Push Your Limits With Our Monthly Rucking Workouts
Since the first GORUCK Challenge in 2010, GORUCK has been synonymous with the harder path. To push yourself, and to be pushed daily. To find meaning in the beauty of shared pain, to seek challenges that demand growth, to serve something greater than yourself. To be a part of a real community of people pushing each other a little harder.
GORUCK Tribe is the next evolution of commitment — of mind, body, and spirit — to this harder path.
Tribe 2022, kicks off in January with the theme of the year being LIFE HAS RISK. Subscribe and each month you receive a new patch. In exchange, you must do the workout plan, do the mileage, and read the book.
LIFE HAS RISK – 2022
|Monthly Theme||Explanation||Workout||Significance||Rucking||Additional Tasking||Book|
|January||RISK||“Risk is like fire; if controlled it will help you; if uncontrolled it will rise up and destroy you.” – Theodore Roosevelt||Miller Hero WOD
3 Mile Ruck
– 6 x Sandbag/Ruck Rows
– 6 x Burpee Squats (Full Burpee with Jump followed by Squat)
– 6 x 4 Ct Mountain Climbers
– 6 x Rucksack Getups
3 Mile Ruck
|Robbie Miller was a Green Beret in the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) and the first Green Beret since Mogadishu to earn the Medal of Honor. The Hero WOD was designed by Robbie’s teammates. It’s a long one, with a 3 Miler on the front and the back ends.||
1 MILE PER DAY, EVERY DAY.
Write down something positive that you want to do this year, and what you need to do to be ready. As opposed to cutting things out that you think of as negative, add a goal to your life that is positive. It works better.
|The Mission the Men and Me – Pete Blaber|
|February||STRENGTH||“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway||“DT” Hero WOD
5 Rounds For Time:
9 Hang Power Cleans
6 Push Jerks
Wear Ruck and use heaviest practical Sandbag
|This month we will honor USAF SSgt Timothy P. Davis “DT” who was killed on February, 20 2009 supporting operations in OEF when his vehicle was struck by an IED. You pick the weight and if you want a single or a double serving of shared pain.||1 Miler , 2 Miler, 3 Miler, 4 Miler, 5 Miler – ALL TIMED at baseline weight for you, or 45/30 (heavy). At least 2 full days rest between each one. See how you do.||None for the month of February||A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway|
|March||COURAGE||“A true warrior can only serve others, not himself…when you become a mercenary, you’re just a bully with a gun.” – Evan Wright||“Harrison” WOD
15 minute AMRAP
2000m Ruck —
1 sb CLUSTER (sq clean + thruster)
3 Ruck Push Ups
5 mountain climbers
Same start and finish 2K
|Sgt. 1st Class Calvin B. Harrison, 31, was killed Sept. 29, during a combat operation in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. He was a Special Forces medical sergeant assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne).
Harrison was born March 11, 1979, in Cleveland, Texas. He graduated from Jones High School in Coldspring, Texas, and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1998 as a psychological operations specialist. He served with the 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C., as a psychological operations specialist.
He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal (second award), the Purple Heart and the Meritorious Service Medal. Harrison is survived by two daughters, Azalia, Eleanna, and his parents, Jack Washington and Betty Harrison of Cleveland, Texas.
|3x 3 mile Rucks using heavier than “normal” on all 3.
30 use 40/45/50
20 use 30/ 40/ 45
|Courage is contagious. Reach out to at least 2 people and tell them why you believe they are courageous. Then do something that tests your courage, physically or mentally.||Generation Kill by Evan Wright|
|April||BREATHE||“The greatest indicator of life span wasn’t genetics, diet, or the amount of exercise, as many had suspected. It was lung capacity.” – James Nestor||“Piestewa” WOD
7 “Double Push Up” Get Ups with Ruck On
Hold Water in your mouth throughout the entire workout like Apache Run.
|Lori Piestewa was the first Native American woman KIA. Ambushed in the attack where Jessica Lynch was taken POW. Her surname is derived from a Hopi language root meaning “water pooled on the desert by a hard rain”; thus, Piestewa (Hopi: [piˈɛstɛwa]) translates loosely as “the people who live by the water.”||For this month’s Rucking challenge we will go heavier with #45/#30 or, if that’s too much, scale it back to #30/#20 or slick (no weight).
||Dedicate 5 minutes a day to a breathing practice/meditative/box breathing technique.||Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor|
|May||REVERENCE||“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.” – Henry David Thoreau||MURPH Hero WOD
1 Mile Ruck
1 Mile Ruck
Modification: Bent over sandbag rows (60/40) are a substitute for pull-ups.
|In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, NY, who was killed in Afghanistan June 28, 2005. A U.S. Navy SEAL officer, Murphy was awarded the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan.||
2 x 5 milers (timed) at baseline weight (usually 20/30#)
Either as standalone or combined with 5 milers above, ruck 2+ miles in the vicinity of a local cemetery. No noise, only respect.
|Visit a grave and make an offering.
Consider visiting a veteran’s grave as part of the UWVC Memorial Day #LestWeForget Ruck (special patch details forthcoming). Say their name so they are not forgotten. Render a salute or place your hand over your heart in a moment of silence. If you feel compelled to do more, placing a small American flag would be an appropriate tribute in honor of their service to our country.
|Empire of the Sun Moon: by S.C. Gwynne|
|June||DARE||“Who dares, wins. Who sweats, wins. Who plans, wins.” – British Special Air Service (SAS)||“Stirling Hero WOD”
Max reps ruck unbroken push-ups (30LB/20LB)
74 Ruck Lunges (30LB/20LB)
**If you don’t hit more than 5 push-ups, go slick (no weight).**
Score: Total number of push-ups in the 8 rounds.
|Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Archibald David Stirling, DSO, OBE (15 November 1915 – 4 November 1990) was a Scottish officer in the British Army, mountaineer, and the founder of the Special Air Service. He saw active service during the Second World War. Learn More »||2 X 4 milers heavier than baseline weight
20LB baseline use 30/40/45LB
Retest: 3 miles to compare to your March month time
|Dare to challenge yourself to do something new and then do it.||(Film)|
|July||REVOLT||“Revolt is the right of the people.” – John Locke||“KNOWLTON” HERO WOD:
17 Minute AMRAP
9 Ruck Upright Row
16 Ruck Swings
76 Paces Sandbag and Ruck Carry
Buy Out: Ruck 1 Mile Heavy
|Knowlton’s Rangers was a reconnaissance and espionage detachment of the Continental Army established by George Washington. Named after its commander, Thomas Knowlton, the unit was formed in 1776. Col. Thomas Knowlton was killed in action in the Revolutionary war on 9-16-1776. Learn More »||Downwards Ladder (1 of each)
5 mile, 4 miles, 3 miles, 2 mile, 1 mile.
All mileage done with Event Standard weight for time.
|The First Amendment of the US Constitution grants the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. This is a form of revolt.
Find a cause that you feel strongly about and petition the Government to make a change by writing a letter, signing a petition, or protesting peacefully.
|The Wright Brothers by David McCullough|
|August||PEACE||“Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa||THE “13”:
|Honoring the 13 troops killed during the final days and withdrawal from Afghanistan:
Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo
Sgt. Nicole L. Gee
Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover
Cpl. Hunter Lopez
Cpl. Daegan W. Page
Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez
Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza
Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz
Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum
Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola
Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui
Navy Corpsman Maxton W. Soviak
Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss
|31 Total Miles. Broken down anyway throughout the month.
Aim for 31+ lbs as weight or stick to your Event Standard weight:
#30 for over 150lb body weight
|Think about an area of your life where you are not at peace. Perhaps it’s with a relationship, your career, your fitness, or another aspect of your life. Write down three ways to attempt to obtain peace and put it on your bathroom mirror.||How to Think Like a Roman Emperor:
The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius