Tacfit Kettlebell Spetsnaz - Candy Ass 2 Hard Ass

Tacfit Kettlebell Spetsnaz


Late 2012 - Dates unknown. No data recorded.
22nd March 2013 to 18th April 2013 - Level 1 (Pre-Recruit) completed

12kg/26.4 and 16kg/35.2lb Kettlebell.

TACFIT Kettlebell Spetsnaz is the most sophisticated and original kettlebell program on the market today. It taps into nervous system sophistication by using simple exercises at the lowest level and adding small pieces of complexity when your nervous system is ready to take on the next challenge. This translates to rapid results, refined coordination and timing, and the ability to learn complex new skills with ease. The program includes four levels of difficulty (beginner to advanced) for 4 full months of training progressions.

Official Web Site: HERE.
Article about Spetsnaz: HERE.

My Thoughts

This is a hard one for me because of my apathy towards kettlebells. After leaving conventional training tools the kettlebell was the first 'unconventional' piece of equipment that I experienced. I started with Pavel's offering (I love Pavel), but found that kettlebells did not float my boat.

When I discovered Scott Sonnon, Kettlebell Spetsnaz, King of Clubs and Mass Assault were the first three programs that I dived into. I really enjoyed the cycle of Spetsnaz that I undertook as it lead me further down the CST/Tacfit rabbit hole. It was the first of the three that I tried in 2012. I undertook a further cycle in 2013. I started off with a kettlebell that was too heavy for me but it was all I had at the time (lesson learned). I went with a lighter one the second time around but still had the same apathetic feeling towards this tool. 

After doing this program I ditched kettlebell and dumbbell work and immersed myself into Clubbell Athletics. I haven't looked back. I LOVE Clubbell training.

I personally think Kettlebell Spetsnaz is a great and innovative program. I would wholeheartedly recommend it to people interested in kettlebell training and/or losing fat (used in conjunction with good nutritional choices). I personally have nothing against kettlebells. I love doing the push-press with them and am happy to do the other drills as required by Tacfit26. But at this time I will not further my kettlebell training beyond these movements. Saying that; never say never!

My Data

The following is the data I recorded for Cycle 2 in 2013. The first time round I was a noobie just learning the ropes. Data collection was the furthest thing from my mind at that time (which is a shame).  

  Cycle Date Mod Program Average RPE H/R RPT Weight(s) Max  
        LEVEL - Pre Recruit  Heart Rate   RPE     Heart Rate  
  1 22/3/2013 M Kettlebell Spetsnaz 145 6.25 8.15 6.50 16kg 154  
  1 23/3/2013 H Kettlebell Spetsnaz 149 6.5 8.37 6.50 16kg 154  
  2 26/3/2013 M Kettlebell Spetsnaz 145 7 8.15 7.00 16kg 157  
  2 27/3/2013 H Kettlebell Spetsnaz 149 7 8.37 7.00 16kg  
  3 30/3/2013 M Kettlebell Spetsnaz 130 6.25 7.30 7.00 12/16kg 144  
  3 31/3/2013 H Kettlebell Spetsnaz 146 6.75 8.20 7.50 12kg 158  
  4 3/4/2013 M Kettlebell Spetsnaz 142 6.5 7.98 8.00 12kg 147  
  4 4/4/2013 H Kettlebell Spetsnaz 158 7.75 8.88 8.00 12/16kg  
  5 7/4/2013 M Kettlebell Spetsnaz 118 6 6.63 8.00 12kg 146  
  5 8/4/2013 H Kettlebell Spetsnaz 158 7.25 8.88 8.50 12kg 134  
  6 11/4/2013 M Kettlebell Spetsnaz 125 5.37 7.02 8.25 12kg 110  
  6 12/4/2013 H Kettlebell Spetsnaz 149 7.12 8.37 8.25 12/16kg  
  7 17/4/2013 M Kettlebell Spetsnaz 140 6.25 7.87 8.50 12/16kg 152  
  7 18/4/2013 H Kettlebell Spetsnaz 153 8 8.60 8.50 12/16kg 151  

Personal Training Scores


Click on the image above to view all my training scores since starting Tacfit Training in 2012