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Ruck Running: What is it good for?

Ruck Running: What is it good for?

I recently had a conversation with a Critical Skills Operator from Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) who is structuring a course for support personnel coming into the unit. One of the main questions was how to prepare them for ruck running.

As we went through some possible methods and progressions, the question arose: What is the purpose behind ruck running? Does it have transferability to the fitness needed for the soldier on the ground? Why are we doing it?