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16 responses

  1. Dan

    This advice actually helped. It was a bitch, but it gave me tons of confidence. Thanks for the advice and info.

    May 28, 2013 at 19:19

  2. Michael

    Sounds like an intense workout program.

    May 29, 2013 at 19:23

  3. Wyatt

    What are the bigger and betters things to do after?

    September 30, 2013 at 12:35

    • Add more weight and make your hikes longer as in 5-6 hours or 18+ miles.

      October 18, 2013 at 09:32

  4. I would love to practices humps, but I can only do it in a non-military town. I can’t help but feel like a when pacing with a military pack on the side of the road.

    January 28, 2014 at 15:04

  5. Anonymous

    Will walking in a 40 pound weight vest give the same purpose ?

    March 6, 2014 at 04:38

    • No. Follow the advice that is given here.

      March 26, 2014 at 20:37

  6. MoeJoe

    Would walking the 2 miles in a 40 lb weight vest (high quality) with a few hills in the process work just as efficient ?

    March 9, 2014 at 06:27

    • MoeJoe

      What kills me is that im good at walking inclines for a couple miles nonstop, and walking with weight but I fucking suck at running. How is this ?

      March 9, 2014 at 06:28

      • Not everyone is good at running, so just keep practicing and you should get better over time.

        March 26, 2014 at 20:34

    • You need to try to follow the program that is written here. If you can’t, then do what you can.

      March 26, 2014 at 20:36

  7. NewJarHead

    so far so good! Did my first hump today in my rural mountain Neighborhood. Followed the advice and did a 1 hour no break. Wasn’t hard and actually was fun pushing through up some hills. Speed consistency seems harder to focus on humping the first half hour mark rather than the second. Feels like a different long term focus, strength thing than a strenuous tired workout.

    March 28, 2014 at 22:40

    • Good stuff. Try sticking to the above plan or make your own plan based off of this one and you should benefit from it. Keep us updated on your progress.

      April 2, 2014 at 17:27

  8. Johnathan Hicks

    I’v been rucking for 3 years now. I;m a seinor/poolee in high school iv built up to 20 miles with 70lbs

    September 24, 2014 at 20:37

  9. Gabe Senf

    So I’m guessing some like a USMC ILBE ruck sack would be a good pack to wear?

    December 26, 2014 at 21:39

    • Any pack will work and the more realistic it is, the better, but it is not necessary.

      January 2, 2015 at 11:50

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