Backblast #290 – Speed Ruck

I have the Q and you will do whatever I say. So, grab your ruck and lets go!

Pre-Blast Via Slack (11/19/19):

Happy Tuesday everyone. I have the Q tomorrow at THE CALDER. Not sure on the exact route, but I can promise an ASS KICKING. Yes, it was very similar to what was posted yesterday…but why change up a good thing?

Let’s bring back – THE SPEED RUCK

2+ miles with weight strapped on your back (rucks, weight vests, whatever works for you). Some walking, some shuffling, some laughing, some crying….If you need a ruck, I have a couple extra that can be loaded with 10 or 20 pounds depending on your appetite for destruction. Just let me know.

HC in the thread below.

AO – The Calder | 38 degrees | 87% humidity

[0530 – Core Principles recited to 5 Pax] – Hank The Tank, Hasselhoff, Forest, Roid Rage, MAD COW (QIC).


Various Stretching
25 SSH (IC)
20 Merkins (IC)
20 BBS (IC)

The Thang

Time to ruck up…once moving, the first obstacle was to run up the Lyon St. hill. It sucked. Then, we slowly made our way back to the AO by winding around the streets of Grand Rapids. Of course, we stopped for various pain stations along the way. Lots of squats, merkins, derkins, incline merkins and dips were enjoyed by all.

In total, we ‘shuffled’ 2.75 miles with at least 30#’s strapped to our backs.


25 Freddie Mercury’s (IC)

Count-O-Rama / Name-O-Rama


  • Bald Eagle – Q on Thursday

  • Less – Q on Saturday

  • Hank the Tank with a special Q on Thanksgiving