This November test yourself against the running challenge series inspired by the formidable Russian Special Forces selection tests. Choose your entry-level and pit yourself against 4-weeks of challenges to discover what you're truly made of.
The selection process for Spetsnaz troops is gruelling, and training can last up to five years. Recruits are submitted to an intense and deliberately brutal five-month long induction intended to strip away dignity and instil the toughness and resilience needed to endure harsh combat conditions.
This challenge series will provide just a small taster of the selection process, featuring challenges that have been inspired by, and directly apdated from, actual Spetsnaz tests.
Test and build your physical and mental resilience again challenges inspired by some of the toughest warriors on the planet.
Runs perfectly alongside your current training, helping to fuel your motivational fires, keeping you focussed on your fitness goals.
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15 squat thrusts
15 standing burpees
As with many military training regimes, Spetsnaz training involves functional bodyweight training to improve strength and overall fitness. For this strength test, you must perform the set number of repetitions for each exercise back-to-back without a break to complete one circuit. The aim of the test is to perform as many completed circuits as possible within 10 minutes.
For “good” service during the week, on Sunday's, recruits can be awarded with a 10km dash, but this time in full gear — with a machine gun, helmet, body armour, and duffel bag on your back. For our test, you are required to take on a 10km march with weight specific to your level of entry.
This distance may be split up into multiple workouts over the week.
Those wishing to join the elite level unit of the Spetsnaz, Alpha Unit, you must undergo further specialised training. While classified, this training is known to consist of long-distance forced marches in the freezing weather. For the fourth and final challenge of the Russian Spetsnaz Challenge Series, you are required to complete a long-distance endurance run for time specific to your level of entry.
➡️ Manual review, validation and scoring of your challenge attempt
➡️ Rokman Finishers Pip awarded upon completion
➡️ 50% Off Rokman T-Shirt
➡️ Access to the 'opt-in' Challenge Series Leaderboard
To be worn on the sleeve of your training t-shirt, this small patch represents the fact that, when faced with adversity, you tackled it head-on, digging deep and overcoming the most intimidating challenge possible. Wear it with pride.