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Every 2022 GORUCK Tribe Theme, Workout, Book, and Additional Tasks

2022 is the second year of GORUCK Tribe. The overarching theme for this year is “Life Has Risks.”

Here is a link for the 2021 Tribe workouts, books, and tasks if you’re interested in past challenges..

For short time GORUCK is offering a 12-month Tribe subscription for $40 off the month-to-month price. Of course, you can sign up for the $15 a month rate here.

The themes this year are as follows:

  • JANUARY / RISK
  • FEBRUARY / STRENGTH
  • MARCH / COURAGE
  • APRIL / BREATHE
  • MAY / REVERENCE
  • JUNE / DARE
  • JULY / REVOLT
  • AUGUST / PEACE
  • SEPTEMBER / WAR
  • OCTOBER / LIVE
  • NOVEMBER / FREEDOM
  • DECEMBER / FIGHT

Every month has a new theme, ruck assignment, workout, book, and additional tasking. Below will serve as a comprehensive list of every month for 2022.

January 2022 GORUCK Tribe Theme, Workout, Book, and Tasks

Theme: Risk

Official Post: Read it here.

Book:
The Mission the Men and Me  – Pete Blaber

Rucking:
Ruck 1 Mile Every Day.

Additional Task:
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.

Workout: Robbie Miller WOD

3 Mile Ruck
then
12 Rounds:
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
then
3 Mile Ruck

February 2022 GORUCK Tribe Theme, Workout, Book, and Tasks

Theme: Strength

Official GORUCK Post: Read it here.

Book of the month:
A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway

Rucking
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.

Additional Tasking
No additional tasking this month.

Workout of the month
5 Rounds For Time:
12 Deadlifts
9 Hang Power Cleans
6 Push Jerks
Wear Ruck and use heaviest practical Sandbag.

Workout Demo

March 2022 GORUCK Tribe Theme, Workout, Book, and Tasks

Theme: Courage

Official GORUCK Post: Read it here.

Book of the month
Generation Kill, Evan Wright

Rucking
3x 3 mile Rucks using heavier than “normal” on all 3 miles. ​
20lb use 30/40/45
30lb use 40/45/50
45lb use 50/60/70

Workout of the month

“Harrison”
15 minute AMRAP
3 Sandbag Hang Clean (#/60/#40)
3 Sandbag press (#60/#40)
6 Ruck push-ups (#30/#20)
12 Sit-ups with Ruck on chest (#30/#20)

Bonus WOD “FALL OF BAGHDAD”
Infill: 2000m Ruck (30/20)
34 rounds of:
1 Sandbag CLUSTER (60/40, which is a full squat clean +thruster)
3 Ruck Push Ups (30/20)
5 Mountain climbers
Exfil: 2000M Ruck (30/20)

Additional Tasking
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.

April 2022 GORUCK Tribe Theme, Workout, Book, and Tasks

Theme: Breathe

Official GORUCK Post: Read it here.

Book of the month
Breath – The New Science of a Lost Art – James Nestor

Rucking

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).

  • 3x 1 mile “Apache” rucks. Hold a mouth full of water and breathe only through your nose. Time each 1-mile ruck to measure your progress. If you swallow the water, start the ruck over or treat yourself to 1,000 burpees.
  • Ruck 1x 12 miler for time.

Workout of the month
6 Rounds

  • 400m Ruck
  • 7 “Double Push Up” Get Ups with Ruck On

Hold Water in your mouth throughout the entire workout like Apache Run.

Significance:

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.”

Additional Tasking
Dedicate 5 minutes a day to a breathing practice/meditative/box breathing technique.

May 2022 GORUCK Tribe Theme, Workout, Book, and Tasks

Theme: Reverence

Official Post: Read it Here.

Book of the month
A Good Man Is Hard To Find – Flannery O’Connor

Rucking

2 x 5 milers (timed) at baseline weight (usually 20/30#)

  • 5 miler
  • 5 miler retest

Either as standalone or combined with 5 milers above, ruck 2+ miles in the vicinity of a local cemetery. No noise, only respect.

Workout of the month
Murph

1 Mile Ruck
100 Pull-Ups
200 Push-Ups
300 Squats
1 Mile Ruck
All with (20/14lb)

Modification: Bent over sandbag rows (60/40) are a substitute for pull-ups.

Additional Tasking
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.

June 2022 GORUCK Tribe Theme, Workout, Book, and Tasks

Theme: Dare

Official Post: Read it Here.

Book of the month
Watch the film, “The Best Years of Our Lives.”

Rucking

2 X 4 milers heavier than baseline weight

20LB baseline use 30/40/45LB
30LB baseline use 40/45/50LB
45LB baseline use 50/60/70LB

Retest: 3 miles to compare to your March month time

Workout of the month

“Stirling Hero WOD”

8 ROUNDS:
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.

Additional Tasking
Dare to challenge yourself to do something new and then do it.

July 2022 GORUCK Tribe Theme, Workout, Book, and Tasks

Theme: Revolt

Official Post: Read it here.

Book of the month
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

Rucking

Downwards Ladder (1 of each)

5 mile, 4 miles, 3 miles, 2 mile, 1 mile.

All mileage done with Event Standard weight for time.
(#30 for over 150lb body weight, #20 for under 150lb body weight)

Workout of the month

“KNOWLTON” HERO WOD:

17 Minute AMRAP

9 Ruck Upright Row
(#30/#20)

16 Ruck Swings
(#30/#20)

76 Paces Sandbag and Ruck Carry
​(#60/#40 & #30/#20)

Buy Out: Ruck 1 Mile Heavy
(as much weight as you can ruck for a mile)

Additional Tasking

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.

August 2022 GORUCK Tribe Theme, Workout, Book, and Tasks

Theme: Peace

Official Post: Read it here.

Book of the month
How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

Rucking
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 
#20 for under 150lb body weight

Workout of the month

THE “13”:

PART 1: 
13min AMRAP
13 sandbag man makers
13 ruck lunges
Immediately after ruck 1 mile

PART 2:
At the 30 min mark (you have a time hack), complete the following:

13min AMRAP:
13 Sandbag get-ups
13 ruck push-ups
Immediately after ruck 1 Mile

Advanced:
Sandbag #80/#60
Ruck: #45/#30

Intermediate:
Sandbag #60/#40
Ruck: #30/#20

Beginner:
Sandbag: #40/#20
Ruck: #20/#10

Additional Tasking
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.

September 2022 GORUCK Tribe Theme, Workout, Book, and Tasks

Theme: War

Official Post: TBD

Book of the month
TBD

Rucking
TBD

Workout of the month
TBD

Additional Tasking
TBD

October 2022 GORUCK Tribe Theme, Workout, Book, and Tasks

Theme: Live

Official Post: TBD

Book of the month
TBD

Rucking
TBD

Workout of the month
TBD

Additional Tasking
TBD

November 2022 GORUCK Tribe Theme, Workout, Book, and Tasks

Theme: Freedom

Official Post: TBD

Book of the month
TBD

Rucking
TBD

Workout of the month
TBD

Additional Tasking
TBD

December 2022 GORUCK Tribe Theme, Workout, Book, and Tasks

Theme: Fight

Official Post: TBD

Book of the month
TBD

Rucking
TBD

Workout of the month
TBD

Additional Tasking
TBD

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