Spetsnaz Workout

spetsnaz workoutThe Russian Spetsnaz are considered to the Russia’s elite Special Forces unit. Spetsnaz literal meaning is “special purpose forces”.

The training is rugged and meant to weed out the average soldiers to only have the cream of the crop. The very best.

Spetsnaz candidates are trained in weapons and hand to hand combat (Systema).

Spetsnaz Workout #1
Ruck march 3 miles with 50 lbs pack
carry log over head 100 meters
100 pushups
carry log back over head 100 meters
Ruck hike back to base

Question: Do you have any books that you recommend about the Spetsnaz?

Check out the book Spetsnaz: The Inside Story of the Soviet Special Forces.

This book will give you a good inside look at what goes on in this elite unit.

Video – Russian Spetsnaz GRU training

Question: Do you have any other books that you recommend?

Check out Spetsnaz: Russia’s Special Forces (Elite). When the shadowy, notorious Spetsnaz were first formed, they drew on a long Soviet tradition of elite, behind-the-lines commando forces from World War II and even earlier. Throughout the 1960s-70s they were instrumental both in projecting Soviet power in the Third World and in suppressing resistance within the Warsaw pact.

Where can I find out more about the Spetsnaz? Check out the website here:

The elite units of the Soviet Armed Forces were heavily involved in secret operations and training pro-Soviet forces during the Cold War and in the war in Afghanistan during the 1980s. These Soviet Special Forces units are currently being used in Ukraine.

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