Get Fit Outdoors With A Rucksack
We all want to look and feel our best, and one way to achieve that is by exercising. A popular cardio workout is running, but not everyone enjoys that or is able to run because of past knee or ankle injuries. Walking is a good alternative, but it may take longer to reach your fitness goals.
You can combine the best of both the running and walking worlds by wearing a rucksack. Wearing a weighted backpack while walking or hiking increases the intensity of the workout without adding extra pressure to the lower joints. It's the perfect way to get fit while taking in all that the great outdoors has to offer.
What Is Rucking?
Rucking is walking while wearing a weighted backpack. There are specially-designed rucksacks that can be worn, or a regular backpack will also suffice. If you do this activity in an urban or suburban setting, it's simply called rucking. If it's done in a wooded setting, like the mountains, it's referred to as hiking.
The Benefits Of Rucking
Rucking offers numerous health benefits, but it's also a great way to reconnect with nature and settle the mind. Since rucking takes place outdoors, the peacefulness of nature is often enough to ease stress and worries, which can decrease the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Since it's an awesome cardio workout, rucking gets the heart pumping and blood flowing throughout the body which improves circulation and cardiovascular health. It's also more intense than walking alone, so it speeds up weight loss and helps you achieve your fitness goals much faster.
Rucking backpacks are designed specifically for this high-intensity fitness activity because they boast several pockets to place necessities for outdoor exercising, while also providing space to place extra weight that makes the workout more challenging.
Zippered pockets keep important items- like your keys, phone, wallet, extra clothing, snacks, and water- safe from the elements. If the weight of these items does not intensify the workout enough, there are special ruck weights available which range in size from 10 lbs all the way up to 45 lbs.
Whether you're looking to increase the intensity of your walking workout, or you just don't enjoy running, rucking is a great alternative to traditional exercises. Our website offers a variety of rucking backpacks and regular backpacks that will accommodate all of your rucking needs.