The Work Capacity Test, otherwise known as the pack test, has been in use for nearly 25 years. Designed as a measure of muscular strength and aerobic capacity, the arduous version of the test entails hiking three miles on even terrain while carrying 45 pounds in 45 minutes or less. Drs. Brent Ruby and Matt Bundle join host Charlie Palmer to discuss the science behind the pack test, misconceptions surrounding it, and strategies on how to train more effectively for load carriage.
Length of Episode
27 minutes, 35 seconds
Digital File Format
© All Rights Reserved On The Line 2018
Ruby, Brent; Bundle, Matthew; and Palmer, Charles, "Season 2, Episode 01: Pack Test" (2018). On the Line Podcasts. 11.