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Congratulations to one of our favorite RUCK STARS, Ronald Tortola, for earning his GORUCK Pre-Selection Patch. Now, it's countdown to Selection.

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Ready to take your GORUCK training to the next level? Check out these essential ruck and sandbag workouts from our resident Ruck Star, Ronald Tortola. Includes: Sandbag Deadlifts, Ruck Curls, and Sandbag Cleans.

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Ready to take your GORUCK training to the next level? Check out these essential ruck and sandbag workouts from our resident Ruck Star, Ronald Tortola. Includes: Sandbag Lunges, Ruck Pulls, and Back Sandbag Squats.

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Ready to take your GORUCK training to the next level? Check out these essential ruck and sandbag workouts from our resident Ruck Star, Ronald Tortola. Includes: Ruck Swings, Ruck Down Overhead Press, Sandbag Shoulder to Shoulder Press, and Sandbag Overhead Press.

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Ready to take your GORUCK training to the next level? Check out these essential ruck and sandbag workouts from our resident Ruck Star, Ronald Tortola. Includes: Sandbag Toss, Ruck Press Flutter Kicks, and Sandbag Overhead Toss.

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WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A RUCK STAR? Ronald Tortola is an endurance junkie and MudGear's resident Ruck Star. Along with completing multiple obstacle course races and endurance events including Spartan Race and World's Toughest Mudder, Ronald has earned finisher patches from GORUCK Pre Selection and Team Assessment along with...

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Imagine running over 99 miles but fretting whether you will cross the 100 mile finish line before the 30 hour cutoff. Bodies are broken and emotions are on high during that final hour… aka, "The Golden Hour." 

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GORUCK Pre-Selection isn't just about physical strength and endurance. Half the battle is mental toughness. The event Cadre will attack you mentally and emotionally all while hoping you won't break.

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To many racers, "local" means little, and "little" means bad. Neither could be further from the truth. Several well established local races welcome growing seas of participants every year. At the same time, some surprisingly fun and innovative obstacles show up at even the smallest races.

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We noticed a few Texans on Spartan's latest power rankings and thought, "It's about time!" Usually, those spots are reserved for Canadians or Colorado implants. Meanwhile, some think Texas is too flat to compare to Mountain Series states. Think again.

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See what people are says as they countdown to Western States 100-Mile Endurance Race, June 26-27.

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Good hydration bladders let you wet your whistle without having to stop or carry bottles. Here are our favorite hydration systems to keep you from ever rucking parched again.


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Jeff Pelletier and friends demonstrate the benefits of hill repeats as training for faster trails. 



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MudGear is naming 3 WINNERS (Best in OCR, Best in Trail, and Best in Ruck) every month throughout 2021. Just wear, post, and tag #mymudgear on Instagram.

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In preparation for Memorial Day (2019), Nick Bares rucked 100 miles with 50 lbs. on his back to connect with and honor surviving veterans and fallen heroes who fought and suffered for their country.  

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Trekking poles are not just for old couples or for slow, scenic hikes. More and more trail runners consider poles to be mandatory training and racing gear - especially when running ultra distances with considerable incline.

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Battle of the Lions is coming to Kansas City on June 5. Expect everything you loved about the Dallas race but with more emphasis on STRENGTH!

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Watch Cadet Elizabeth Bradley shatter West Point's grueling indoor obstacle course record.

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MudGear | Made Tougher is our tribute video to the toughest, outdoor warriors in the world. We are proud to outfit obstacle course racers, trail runners, and ruckers who know... when life gets tough, GET TOUGHER!

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GoRuck Team Assessment is a 48+ Hour endurance event inspired by Special Forces Assessment and Selection...but with one cool twist. You get to suffer with a teammate, because misery loves company!

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In his hilarious book, I Hate Running, and You Can Too, Brendan Leonard admits how hard it is to start his daily runs because - oh yeah, running sucks. However, Brendan also shares tips for finding motivation to run even on difficult days and ways to hate each run a little less.



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