“MACV – SOG”
GoRuck Tribute WOD
- For Time (with a Partner)
- 100 No Push-Up Ruck Burpees (30/20 lb)
- Then, 2 Rounds of:
- 24 Ruck Swings (30/20 lb)
- 64 Push-Ups
- 24 Ruck Squats (30/20 lb)
- 64 Sit-Ups
With a running clock, as fast as possible perform the prescribed work in the order written. Each partner will do half the reps, but they can be split up however you choose with one person working at a time.
Score is the time on the clock when the last round of Sit-Ups is completed.
No Push-Up Burpee: This is a standard Burpee without the Push-Ups.
Ruck Swing: This is a standard Kettlebell Swing but instead of using a Kettlebell, athletes will use the Ruck.
Ruck Squat: This is a standard Air Squat while wearing a Ruck.
About the wod
Background: This workout was a part of GoRuck‘s August Monthly Challenge back in 2019.
Special Forces’ involvement in Vietnam began just prior to, and during, the early days of President Kennedy’s administration. In small teams and detachments, SF supported CIA guerrilla operations in Burma and Laos 1960-1962. Then, in September of 1962, SF teams began arriving in Vietnam from the 1st Special Forces Group (based in Okinawa) and from the 5th and 7th Special Forces Groups (based in Fort Bragg, NC). By the end of 1962, SF had established approximately 30 Civilian Irregular Defense Group (CIDG) camps, known as A-camps. Many of these SF soldiers would become part of MACV-SOG, which was established through the “MACV SOG General order #6,” January 24, 1964.