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spiffy9393
Shkhara
Status: Gathering Kudos

Can rucking be added to list of activities/sport. It’s not the same as walking or hiking 🙂 thanks! 

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kinoko-senpai
Mt. Kenya

Rucking is not a popular training in Japan, but some athletes have adopted it because they find it useful, I am one of them.
Because it is not popular, people often look at me strangely when I walk around town with a big backpack on my back. If it is added to Strava as an activity type, more people in Japan will be involved in Rucking. I dream of the day when people will be able to casually rucking without worrying about what other people think.

markdb
Mt. Kenya

let's get it done.  i'm rucking!

jasfal
Mt. Kenya

I'd be fine with just being able to enter "added weight" as a field for anything. Sometimes we run with weighted vests, sometimes hike, sometimes bikepack. It helps interpret heart rate trends and effort.

Waxfoot
Mt. Kenya

I don’t really see “adding rucking” as overly complicating, what is a pretty short list of foot activities.  But it would work just as well if weight could be added as a stable variable for walking / running.

 

i rucked for the first time today with a mere 25lbs and did a normal trail that I run / walk regularly.  Game changer - legs had a good wobble going on the home stretch 😂

MikeKellyYMJ
Mt. Kenya

Upvote

McBayne
Mt. Kenya

Yes +100 for rucking addition 

HerPoeticJustic
Mt. Kenya

For every person that seeks out this community hub to request the addition of rucking to Strava, there are probably at least 10 more who would love to see it added, but don’t know where to go to ask for an app update. Having just found this thread and seeing that it was first opened in 2022, any update on the status of adding rucking?

Dvtwister
Mt. Kenya

Rucking is really taking off. It would be a big boost for Strava to lead the field of fitness apps.  If Apple’s default fitness watch app beats them to it, it’ll be a blow to Strava. 

GuyBeels
Shkhara

Yes, it's been a long time since this thread started.  There's no telling whether this is going anywhere, or whether we're all just "talking to the hand".  Which is odd, because there would be no downside to adding rucking.  (It's just another activity, so they've done coding just like this before, and it is a sport growing in popularity.)  There could at least be a note from Strava admins that this is now a development ticket among others in their backlog, awaiting resolution one way or another as they work through their software development priorities.  Or a note to say that the thing has simply been rejected, so that we could all save our breath.  Hey, anyone out there??

peagee
Mt. Kenya

Yes, please @Strava can you respond to us about this feature and whether it will be implemented, and when.

Geomom
Mt. Kenya

Rucking is a walk/hike while carrying weight. It is becoming more and more mainstream, and a great way to take your workout up a notch!
https://huckberry.com/journal/posts/why-you-should-ruck

Ndriscoll
Mt. Kenya

Rucking is growing in popularity as an individual and group activity. Pls add!

gcoladon
Mt. Kenya

I makes me shed a little tear every time I need to save my 60 lb ruck as a walk. Please add rucking, and please enable specifying the weight carried! 

FlixC
Mt. Kenya

Lets get it done Strava, we want a Rucking option!

gcoladon
Mt. Kenya

And this just hit my inbox https://peterattiamd.com/jasonmccarthy/ "Rucking: benefits, gear, FAQs, and the journey from Special Forces to founding GORUCK"