The Bucket Brigade obstacle is one of the most hated, that's for sure!
Before dive in, let me answer at some of the most common question:
Grab a 5-gallon bucket, fill it with with rocks and trek the prescribed route, about 200-300 yards with a few up and down hills.
A grueling taskfor sure.
Don’t come back with all the gravel in your bucket? No burpees for you. Run the obstacle again.
You can't carry the bucket on your shoulder. If you lose rocks along the way, you'll have to repeat it, no burpee solution. Expect a steep hill and/or a long trek on this one.
It's not so simple, and without the proper technique, the difficulty increases. The best way to train for this obstacle is doing it.
Go buy a 5-gallon bucket, fill it with stone, gravel, sand, whatever. Find a hill and walk. Doing so you can find your limits. Start with filling half of the bucket and go on.
If you wear shorts or other pants with a tight drawstring, perch the bucket on the front part of your pants, this can help a little to relieve the effort on your arms.
Never stop! Keep walking!
Stopping to rest and start again is only a waste of energy and you don't want it!
Pay attention to the fill line of the bucket or you'll have to repeat the obstacle!! You don't want it either!