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Avoid the #1 Rucking Injury

Avoid the #1 Rucking Injury

Tactics to prevent and fix the injury that is statistically most likely to happen while rucking.


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I’ll be rucking every day in Austin this week, putting a lot of miles on my body.

Today, we’re covering the most common rucking injury—how to prevent it and how to treat it.

The information in this piece is pulled from an analysis of 230 studies on rucking as well as conversations with Special Operations soldiers and backcountry hunters. That is to say, people who ruck far, heavy, and often.


The number one rucking injury