Author: Ryan Burns

Dealing with Muscle Cramps During GORUCK

Below is my subjective experience in dealing with cramping during GORUCK events. This is what worked for me. I’m neither a doctor nor a scientist, so take it for what it’s worth. (TL:DR – I use SaltStick and mustard. It worked for me. No cramps.) A Little Context To set the stage, I occasionally deal with cramping during endurance events. The worst cramp experience I’ve ever had was during the 9/11 GORUCK Heavy in DC. Despite my hydration plan of preloading prior to the event, and use of hydration and Nuun electrolyte during the event, I cramped BAD. During our...

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Launching Ruck.Training

Ruck.Beer exists because every time I went out for a ruck, I found myself thinking about articles I wanted to write about rucking. Ruck.World exists because after I built Ruck.Beer, every time I went out for a ruck, I found myself thinking about satire articles to write about the weird world of GORUCK. This week, another “every time I went for a ruck” idea was launched: Ruck.Training. This project has been marinating in my mind for a long time. The biggest reason I haven’t launched it before now is that I couldn’t decide exactly how I wanted to put...

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This is my AAR (After Action Report) for the GORUCK GOREVOLUTION HTL event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The AAR will address each event of the HTL (the Heavy, Tough, and Light) individually with commentary on the overlapping aspects of the HTL as a singular event. GORUCK Overview GRT, you can skip this. If you don’t know what a GRT is (Thanks for reading my blog, mom.) then you might want to read this. GORUCK is a backpack company that puts on endurance events around the world that focuses on leadership development, physical and mental endurance, and teamwork by harnessing the experience and...

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Packing Video for GORUCK Heavy, Tough, and Light

In the video below I show exactly what (and how) I pack for a GORUCK Heavy, Tough, and Light. I’ve also included my gear list below the video with links in case you want to grab anything you see. If you have any questions (or suggestions) drop them in the comment section below. Gear List from the video my upcoming GORUCK Heavy: GR1 Source Hydration 3L Low Profile Water Bladder 30# Ruck Plate Mechanix Gloves 5L Dry Bag SaltStick Electrolyte tabs Leukotape $20 and ID 5 Kind bars and some jerky Energy jelly beans Extra socks – iniji toe...

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GORUCK Status Tracker

When will ____ be in stock? What about ___ color? We’ll do our best to keep track of all the updates we see on social media and keep you up-to-date on when you can expect to drain your bank account once again. GORUCK GR3 OFFICIALLY on pre-sale. $325 until July 17. $425 after that. Hoping to get it released in November 2017. June 20 – Going to production in 2 weeks. Women’s Clothing Line Women’s line of GORUCK apparel is tentatively launching in 2018. GOURCK Kids Rucks Back in stock sometime in 2018. Pink Rucks No plans to bring it back....

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GORUCK Training

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