Ruck Ready – Weekly Challenge 005
Happy weekend everyone! For this week’s challenge, we’ve put together a 3-part workout for our Bataan Death March team. This post will contain 1 of these 3 workouts. The routines have been broken up into 2-3 exercises for stability and strength training that focus on glutes, core, and other complimentary muscles to help the team prepare for the 26.2 mile race in White Sands, New Mexico. In case you haven’t heard about this race, follow this link.
Ruck Ready Challenge- 01The importance of strong core and glute muscles for long bouts of strenuous activity is no mystery. But even in our everyday lives, we need to take some time to properly strengthen and stabilize these cornerstone areas of our bodies to help with several daily tasks such as lifting groceries, picking up our children, dancing, you name it. Although this routine is geared for an extreme event, these exercises are something that can really benefit the aforementioned areas of our bodies with moderate activity. You won’t need a barbell or access to gym. These exercises can be modified to be performed from your home, hotel, or wherever. Just use a stable platformed/ elevated surface like a bed instead of a bench… get creative but ensure that safety is always first. Remember to stretch out and warm up before diving in. Have a great weekend!
For more information on our 2017 Bataan Death March team, follow this link.
* One final note:
If you want to follow this routine exactly as shown, please use 1 exercise stretch-loop/band at a moderate to heavy resistance level and, use a barbell with desired weight. Use slow, smooth, and deliberate movement. No jerking or sloppiness. Focus on form and tighten those glutes and core while performing these exercises.