Carrying children is one of the original forms of rucking. It changed our species and still benefits us and kids today. Why it matters: Carrying children played a vital role in human evolution, development, and fitness. Even if you don’t have a kid, you can learn something from it.
well, that's freaking fascinating. when our eldest was born, we bought a tough traveler backpack which had hip supports and was a very comfortable backpack to use to carry our kid(s) (one at a time). I remember when we had three kids (under 3), I carried one in the backpack, the baby in a front pack, and the third one rode in a stroller. just a fascinating concept!
My one year old wants to be carried all of the time when I get home from work, sometimes her 2yo sister wants to be carried at the same time. On occasion, my 8yo son decides he needs to be carried. It's a workout for sure.
I love this post.
I've been going on long Sunday walks with my wife and son for the past few years. He's 4 now and likes to bring his scooter. I still carry him sometimes, but I've been missing doing it more often. I think that's the root of why I've been wanting to get into rucking.
Also, I think carrying him around added an inch to my arms. I got stuck at 15 inches for years. When I started carrying him, they gradually climbed up to 16 inches.
How the hell did you find a photo from Blaenrhondda, I passed there earlier today. PS Got myself a goruck bag, first time I’ve needed a shower after walking the dog 😜
This brought back really sweet memories of carrying my cousins when they were babies.
And the stink eye, LMAO.
Ha. Answers some questions I’ve had. As an aside, just came back from 1 week in New York, 1 week Chicago and saw only one GoRuck pack other than of course mine. The cheeky wee bugger who had the other pack looked at me, the 60 year old woman from NZ, and his comment was ‘can you still ruck at your age?’ Aah youth, no idea! Still Climbing mountains at ‘my youthful age’. And my GoRuck back doubles as my brief case so constantly carrying 8 kg even on work days!
Anyone else here questions 18 as the 'legal' age of entering 'adulthood' when the brain doesn't fully mature until age 25? Why? Why?
Who decided that?
When should you stop carrying a child?