Updated: Nov 16
If you live in, or are visiting, the +65 and want to ruck or tab, then welcome to a world of sweat. Fortunately, with a little preparation and planning there are some great opportunities for rucking to be enjoyed.
Read on as we signpost some of our articles that relate to the key issues involved in rucking (aka tabbing), as well as some that are specifically relevant to the tropical rigours of Singapore.
As ever, please talk to your doctor or medical practitioner most familiar with your medical history before implementing any changes in diet, exercise or lifestyle, especially if you are under treatment. Links to any supporting studies or resources are at the end of page.
Let's get started... Why do people ruck, what are the health benefits and issues involved?
Rucking does not need much equipment but you need some essentials to get started right and see you through in comfort.
In Singapore, where temperatures and humidity are high, hydration is an important factor in successful exercise and recovery.
Singapore has plenty of areas where you can ruck. From level, neighbourhood park connectors to the undulating wilds of our parks and jungles. MacRitchie Reservoir Park, popular with hikers and trail runners, is one place where everyone can enjoy nature in full.
While rucking has many health benefits, it is important to have a well rounded physical training plan if you want to get the most out of the activity, and the most out of life. Consider cross training as part of your own health routine. We enjoy the benefits of movement based training and calisthenics to support our active lifestyle.
I hope these recommendations are of use, let me know what works for you. Remember, it takes time to get fit and to grow strong, consistency of effort is important. Listen to your body and treat it with the respect that it deserves.
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