Lift weights and do cardio are both important, but there is something in between

 

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I have a relatively cheap Mil-tec rucksack similar to the one abow. It can easily handle 30 kilos (66 pounds), will test 35 kilos soon.

A Danish elite soldier is expected to walk at least 50 kilometers (31 miles) with at least 35 kilos (77 pounds) with in 10 hours.

Me walking a hour with similar weights, should be a modest goal.

I suggest building up in wave form, 1-3 times a week.

It could look like this:

30 min. with 10 kg

30 min. with 15 kg

30 min. with 20 kg

45 min. with 10 kg

45 min. with 15 kg

45 min. with 20 kg

60 min. with 10 kg

60 min. with 15 kg

60 min. with 20 kg

Soon you will be walking 60 min. with 30 kg.

Note: the Canadian only walk with 10 kg in their backpacks.

Update:

Romanian wrote a comment:

“Make sure to stretch on a bar after walking with a heavy bag! My spine was compressed by a few good centimeters after”

That sounds like a good idea. I also do Pullups with weight in the bag.

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42 comments

  1. romanian · August 13, 2020

    Make sure to stretch on a bar after walking with a heavy bag! My spine was compressed by a few good centimeters after

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    • Viking Life Blog · August 13, 2020

      I am sorry for that. Thank you, for the tip.
      I have heard that it happens to people who carry light machine gun.

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    • Viking Life Blog · August 13, 2020

      I have added your comment in the post, I hope that is Ok?

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  2. Walter Sobchak · August 13, 2020

    This is awesome! When things get real, you’re going to need this. We hike and Ruck a lot here, and also strength training. When I recently went to Tulsa, ‘the belly of the beast’ up close with seasoned Chicago revcom antifa, it paid off in spades. I traveled on foot a lot, humping gear. Everyone needs this. The enemy is doing this, I guarantee. They may be a bunch of brain dead commie soy boys but the leadership is not. We have to act accordingly.

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    • Viking Life Blog · August 13, 2020

      You are absolutely right, they have all sorts of terrorist handbooks, etc..

      I am happy to read that. It seems as if, you are doing a lot of good things. Also from our chats befor.
      I wish, that you was blogging about it. Of cause I understand, that it will take time away from other things.

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      • Walter Sobchak · August 13, 2020

        I did blog about Tulsa a while back. We went to the Trump rally in June, Revcom showed up, the whole Bought and paid for antifa circus. I really don’t do that much, just another anonymous freedom fighter on the interwebz. I actually even got an interview style write up over at another much more prominent blog than my own. Tulsa was my one and only encounter with antifa. I have followed revcom since 2014. When I saw their banner in Tulsa I knew exactly what/who I was seeing, everything I’d learned about BLM came together. I want to do more, honestly the experience only whet my appetite to go out and get in the $hit as a citizen/netizen journalist. Tulsa was the most insane, tense situation of my life. I was packin a 9 and a 380. Street camping in downtown Tulsa, in line for the rally hanging with the Trump supporters on Americas most heavily armed street corner while being harassed by antifa scouts trying to doxx us, and local BLM thugs rolling by bumping that F*** Donald Trump rap song. And I want to do it AGAIN! Obviously I have something wrong with me… lol not a damn thing!

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      • Viking Life Blog · August 13, 2020

        That sounds crazy and stressful. I appreciate, that kind of effort. Even though, I am 1000s of kilometers away.

        It’s good that people keep an eye on them, there are people doing the same here. Our governments and police don’t seem to be interested.

        It have supriced me how fast Antifa has grown in USA or maybe I got that wrong.
        I have been told, that they were more active here in the 1990s and early 2000s.

        Also I read that Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma, but with “only” around 400000 people. I imagine, that a lot of them came from other cities.

        Feel free to share, if you like.

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      • Walter Sobchak · August 13, 2020

        Not only terrorist handbooks, they were bussed in on giant bussed, put up in the best hotels, fed. BLM is a front for Revcom, the Revolutionary Communist Party, BLM has over a billion dollars! The people running this have fought in Syria as well.

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      • Viking Life Blog · August 13, 2020

        It’s crazy. That is why they have so many lawyers to keep them out of jail.

        They have or had a socialist bus company here, called something like Soli Bus. They would drive them around.

        At least, most veterans are patriotic (I hope).

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      • Walter Sobchak · August 13, 2020

        lol I saw the flipping lawyers too! They’re the NLG National Lawyers Guild they wear bright green hats and these fools hustled right past me on the sidewalk. I’d never heard of NLG til I saw em and I looked it up later.

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      • Viking Life Blog · August 13, 2020

        It’s really sad when NLG is involved, something like that should be neutral. The system is really against us.

        I only knew of the lawyers from ‘Salty Cracker’ videos. I did not know of NLG, thanks.

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      • Viking Life Blog · August 13, 2020

        I added your Twitter address, is that ok?

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      • Walter Sobchak · August 13, 2020

        Yes that’s fine. My twitter is pretty messed up, I can only respond via dm, a combination of antiquated hardware on my end and twitters massive shadow banning and general dislike for me.

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      • Viking Life Blog · August 13, 2020

        I found you very easily. I imagine, that I might be shadow banned, too.
        Our days there are properly numbered anyway.

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  3. ᛋᛠᛉ · August 13, 2020

    I think I’ll buy a mil-spec rucksack. I had for a long while an old Swiss Army bag, but it finally broke when I tried haul a bunch of rocks down Mt. Sunapee with it. 44lbs, all told. Good hike that was. Lack of straps on the downward climb made for a challenge.

    You ever done Kettlebell or Mace work? The Shoulderök by Kabuki Fitness is a good product, USA forged, no global parts.

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    • Viking Life Blog · August 13, 2020

      Good challange. A solid rucksack is important (as you proved). It’s a good idea to go ofroad, just be more careful. There is proplerly a small increase in chance of ankle injury, etc. with heavier weights.
      Maine is not flat like Denmark. 🙂

      Oh yes, we have chatted about it befor. Have you started to use it in your program?

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · August 13, 2020

        I have. Thing’s wicked cool.

        Yeah, we’ve had some guys hurt themselves on hikes. More often than not they’re the ones telling me to be careful.

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    • Viking Life Blog · August 13, 2020

      lol, don’t jinx me.

      It’s heavy and very hard to walk with less than half my body weight. Imagine having to carry a friend many miles, because of injury.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · August 13, 2020

        So the first hike I ever did with the New England Pool Party, a guy turned his ankle at the literal peak and butt-slid down a gravel thatch.

        He was not a small man, powerlifter, fella was pushing 6ft, I’d doubt he weighed less than 260lbs.

        I have never been injured on a mountain. I hope to keep it that way.

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      • Viking Life Blog · August 13, 2020

        Sorry to ask, is your Männerbund in Maine and you are social, etc. with other Männerbunds or are your Männerbund for New England?

        Poor guy.

        You guys should get a military style light weight first aid stretcher, for guys like powerlifter bro. That will also serve as team builder, training, etc..

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · August 14, 2020

        So, yes and no. The Männerbund is all over the place. I only know the New England guys personally. Ideally we want to get folks all over looking to start developing regional ‘lodges,’ and each one would have it’s own character. Obviously, starting in America it’s in the States but leadership says they had talked with a Brit that wants to get something rolling over in Limey Land. They’re gonna use a different word for it, but same idea.

        Incidentally, our last regional New England meetup we did have a guy give a lecture on team carries.

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      • Viking Life Blog · August 14, 2020

        Cool, so you already cover 6 states. Soon New York and (lol) New Jersey.

        It’s properly a good idea, that each have their own character. So Maine can say no fat guys, no Swedes or something.

        I guess, that team building are done because it can work. Like in military and other places.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · August 14, 2020

        A little further abroad than the six. Got some in the Midwest, the Southeast and Northwest. And a Canadian. But only one so far.

        Maine actually has a Swedish Enclave.

        https://www.maineswedishcolony.info/

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      • Viking Life Blog · August 14, 2020

        Good work. Soon you will cover it all.

        I know, there are in general more people from Sweden and Norway. People never really want to leave Denmark.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · August 14, 2020

        I guess that’s a good thing, though while I think it’d be really cool if a Danish colony set up shop in Maine, or New Hampshire, it makes sense to stick to the Fatherland.

        Although, to be honest, I think colonies are cool if they can keep or make a unique culture.

        What little I know of South Africa tells me that they made a good run, Australia too, despite the faults unique to each in their own way.

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      • Viking Life Blog · August 14, 2020

        I agree. Dänemark Uber Alles 🙂

        Yes, our people greated something great in areas with no development and very very few people. Not like shithole immigrants coming to have a share of what our people have made.

        Yes, South Africa, Rhodesia, Namibia, Australia and New Zealand was on the right track.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · August 14, 2020

        Did French Revolution thinking ever reach Denmark like it did America and elsewhere?

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      • Viking Life Blog · August 14, 2020

        I don’t really know. As I understand, Denmark was more totalitarian, maybe this change doing the enlightenment which overlab the French Revolution periode.

        Anyway danish democracy started peacefully in 1849, when Denmark went from absolute monarchy to representative government, “full democracy” came in 1915.

        I am sure the French Revolution played some part of it and also in revolutionary “left wing” thinking today.

        Ofcause, I don’t know much about French Revolution’s influence on America and elsewhere to begin with.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · August 14, 2020

        I think also if I were Oberspergleiter of Maine I would allow Germanic immigrants and say no to all non Germanic and non Celtic migrants as a flex.

        Vladimir comes over and wants in, “go to New York, mate.”

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      • Viking Life Blog · August 14, 2020

        That is the kind of actions you need to MAGA for real.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · August 13, 2020

        All my cool injuries have been driving or carpentry related.

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      • Viking Life Blog · August 13, 2020

        Do you have all ten fingers. Hopefully, lol.

        I have been in car accidents, but never hurt.
        Luckily my life is not so eventful.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · August 14, 2020

        Oh yes, you just get beaned by a lot of 2×4s.

        But i do know a guy that split his thumb. In half.

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      • Viking Life Blog · August 14, 2020

        When it comes to machines woodworkers are properly more likely to hurt them selves, than carpenter. Safty has properly also improved since we were children.

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  4. ᛋᛠᛉ · August 13, 2020

    Also, I think the Anti-Fa in the US are a culmination of lack of social depth or meaning. Given that America was ground zero for ZOG, the nihilism hit hard.

    Probably why Americans gravitate toward extremes. No moderate cultural climate or consistency.

    It really should be an embarrassment, but this country has fallen very far and has much work to do.

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    • Viking Life Blog · August 13, 2020

      Good point and yes, you guys are extreme. Which can be used for good or bad. Sadly mostly bad, since before WWII or even WWI.

      Yes, you use to be more concervative than Denmark, maybe around the 1980-1990 and maybe even early 2000. Now you have past us with miles.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · August 13, 2020

        I frankly blame the Millerites. They were a religious movement that pushed a lot of Bible reform, at around a time when industry was destroying natural law. That’s when the idea that Jesus wouldn’t come back till the Jews were saved got big. But then when that didn’t work, they all made gay doomsday cults like the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Adventists and Christian Science.

        Prior to that really bizarre and dare I say uniquely American degeneration of religion things were more promising.

        And a lot of that came in tandem with a proven disaster rating of French Enlightenment imports.

        *Sigh.*

        But, it’s worth mentioning that pockets of America remained good despite the evil representation of our government and the incitement of the (((press))) to cause violence by blending populations that don’t always want to be blended.

        America has a little understood peace movement, not hippies, that always sought unity with Europe and recognised kinship.

        Loyalists in Revolutionary War, Copperheads in the Civil War, Isolationists in WWI & II, the DAB, and others too.

        Hopefully the Männerbund can bump up the standards enough so that we can carry on that legacy of revolt against fratricide, but with great numbers.

        We’ll see.

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      • Viking Life Blog · August 13, 2020

        Yes, American are more prone to religion and mass movement. Maybe because of being more “rootless”.

        I imagine, many White American have started to look more towards their European brothers (dare I write parents).

        I agree, we should create parallel societies.
        I think, Vermont posted an interesting blog about Afrikaaner Männerbund. They could function as a role model.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · August 13, 2020

        You know, what really makes me angry, if anything, is knowing what was lost. My family record goes back to 1611 when my kin left England. The earliest name is from the 1300s and might not be real. By might I mean probably a literary invention. Nevertheless.
        They stayed in Massachusetts in New England. I have several notable ancestors of deeds, one opposed Freemasonry and was cancelled, another opposed Catholicism and bitterly protested the Civil War. My grandfather didn’t see any point in a war with Germany, and evidently warned my father against dealing with Jews (he did not always listen, but learned) but Grandpa didn’t like the Japs at all.

        My Grandfather thought of himself as an Englishman, had as sturdy a Yankee twang as they, now, hardly anyone knows where they came from or how they got here.

        I have brothers in the Bund that don’t know their own grandfathers. The absolute worst thing about the ‘what is white’ garbage is how absolutely it’s deracinated people, made them flat and very uninspired.

        Ah, lots of work to be done.

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      • Viking Life Blog · August 13, 2020

        Knowing what we have lost. Makes me think of Denmark. You can literally see more immigrants year after year and more so decade after decade.

        You are lucky and I am happy that you value, honor and respect it. I have not seen my parents since I was teenager, so I don’t think of it in family terms as much as ethnically. But I do value it in general.

        You write about your forfathers like a noble and/or aristocrat, that is great.
        It would be a shame not to continue such a long history. It will be more rare every year, because people dying, mixing, not having children, etc.

        Yes and yes. I remember someone saying, that a pasport is like kroner, the more you print the less value. In this case giving pasport to invaders.
        If everybody is white it also loose value.

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  5. germanicunity · August 14, 2020

    Reblogged this on Germanic Unity.

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