Discover the Adventure of Rucking: Your Ultimate Guide to a Primal Fitness Experience


Are you looking for an exhilarating fitness activity that not only challenges your body but also connects you with nature? Look no further than rucking – a dynamic exercise that combines cardio, strength training, and outdoor exploration. In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into what rucking is, its benefits, and how you can get started. Plus, we'll introduce you to an exciting opportunity to join Go Primal events in Gernika and Mundaka for two unforgettable rucking sessions amidst stunning landscapes.

What is Rucking?

Rucking is a simple yet effective form of exercise that involves walking briskly while carrying a weighted backpack or rucksack. Originating from military training, rucking has gained popularity as a versatile fitness activity suitable for people of all fitness levels. The weight carried during rucking can vary depending on individual fitness goals, ranging from light loads for beginners to heavier loads for experienced ruckers.

How to Ruck:

1. Choose the Right Gear.

Invest in a sturdy backpack or rucksack designed for carrying heavy loads. Look for one with padded shoulder straps and a waist belt for added comfort and support.
Opt for weight plates, sandbags, or other weighted items to load your backpack. Start with a manageable weight and gradually increase as your strength and endurance improve.

2. Focus on Proper Form.

Maintain an upright posture with your shoulders pulled back and core engaged.
Take shorter, quicker steps to maintain a brisk pace while minimizing strain on your joints. 
Keep your eyes on the horizon and your gaze forward to prevent neck and shoulder fatigue. 

3. Start Slow and Gradually Increase Intensity.

Begin with shorter rucking sessions at a moderate pace to allow your body to adapt to the activity. As you build endurance, gradually increase the distance, duration, and weight of your rucksack to continue challenging yourself.

4. Listen to Your Body.

Pay attention to how your body responds to rucking and adjust your intensity or distance accordingly. Take breaks as needed to rest and hydrate, especially during longer rucking sessions in hot weather.

Benefits of Rucking

  • Improved cardiovascular health: Rucking provides a low-impact cardiovascular workout that helps strengthen the heart and improve circulation.
  • Increased strength and endurance: Carrying a weighted backpack engages multiple muscle groups, including the legs, core, and upper body, leading to improved strength and endurance.
  • Mental clarity and stress relief: Spending time outdoors and engaging in physical activity can help reduce stress, improve mood, and enhance mental clarity.
  • Accessibility and versatility: Rucking can be done almost anywhere, making it a convenient and accessible form of exercise for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Join Go Primal Events in Gernika and Mundaka

Experience the thrill of rucking amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Gernika and Mundaka by joining Go Primal events. Led by experienced guides, these sessions offer the perfect opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the Basque Country while challenging yourself physically and mentally.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to discover the adventure of rucking and connect with like-minded individuals in a supportive and inspiring environment. Whether you're a seasoned rucker or new to the activity, Go Primal events in Gernika and Mundaka promise an unforgettable experience that will leave you feeling empowered and rejuvenated.


Rucking offers a fun and rewarding way to stay active, improve fitness, and connect with nature. By following the tips outlined in this guide and participating in Go Primal events, you can embark on a journey of self-discovery and exploration while reaping the numerous benefits of this dynamic fitness activity. So grab your backpack, lace up your shoes, and get ready to experience the adventure of rucking like never before!