Both have pros and cons in relation to each other.What is your opinion on row vs running or rucking for steady cardio? at Tactical Barbell they say that running is the best form of cardio along with rucking, because these are more natural to us than other exercises. This was discussed here at the forum short ago.
Start now, while it's nice. When it starts to get cold, get used to the cold. When you can't get used to the cold anymore, throw on a hat, gloves, long sleeve, and pants as needed. When it gets icy, get some of those grippers for your shoes/boots. You might eventually get crowded out and have to move things indoors, but you would be surprised how late into the year you can ruck. You warm up quick, and you can dress for the weather without messing it up. If things get uncomfortable, you get to work on your breathing. As far as I'm concerned, it's a year-round activity. We don't usually get as much ice cover in Montana as you do in Michigan, but last year was exceptionally icy and it still worked out alright.Maybe I would do rucking in non-snowy seasons
Well...@Gary Music @offwidth How much weight? I have 5-10 pound barbell plates and a 25lb kettlebell. I heard somewhere start with 10% of bodyweight? That would be 20lb for me.
My day to day footwear is leather shoes at work (office), flip flops in summer and slip-on flat bottom shoes in winter. I have “running shoes” for things like mowing the lawn, and work boots/winter boots for snow. I’m inclined to go with my broken-in workbooks for rucking more than anything else. Should I consider something else?
Having a good aerobic base is for real.
I've always operated under the premise that an aerobic base is what enables the volume and recovery to make significant improvements. What's changed for me is what is considered to improve the aerobic base. My historic running pace was way above what it should have been for nearly two decades and only to my demise. Granted, for a lot of it, I didn't really have much of a choice in the matter though.But MAF aerobic training is the real deal.
Holy $%^&! I've never heard that quote before but that is phenomenal and a mind grenade for me this morning. Makes me wonder why I'm not doing singles on whatever interval would equate to a set on whatever interval. Thanks for this.Bruce Lee quote: "I don't fear the man who has done 10,000 punches...I fear the man who has done 1 punch 10,000 times".
+1I'm a fan of starting especially older ruckers and runners off very slow. Start by working up to your volume with unloaded walking--take the time to perfect your technique and gait. Then add a pack with water, this should add 4-8lbs; then increase in ~5 lb increments at a rate such that you never feel the increase.
Most do not need to ever go to a heavy pack, but testosterone can be an annoying devil on your shoulder.
The first thing is to wanting to know what an "aerobic base" is, and how it can be developedI've always operated under the premise that an aerobic base is what enables the volume and recovery to make significant improvements. What's changed for me is what is considered to improve the aerobic base. My historic running pace was way above what it should have been for nearly two decades and only to my demise. Granted, for a lot of it, I didn't really have much of a choice in the matter though.
The "boring" aspect is the thing that kept me away from this stuff for so long. But after diving into it for this summer, it's what keeps me coming back.Constantly "boring" base working is work, but not "hard" work.
Harald - that's interesting. I have to say this isn't my experience at all.At the same hr the rowing PRE is significantly higher than running (IIRC Andrew Read's advice is when applying MAF to reduce 5bpm on the rower, personally I gravitate to go 5-10bpm lower than running).
Agree with both these points.Because of your BW.
More likely due to increased body temp.