Tactical Strength Challenge

Get ready for the next TSC—Saturday, October 26, 2019. Participant registration opens on Monday, August 5, 2019.


The old saying goes, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” Training is no different. If you lack a specific goal, the time you spend training may easily become a collection of random acts.

The StrongFirst Tactical Strength Challenge is a goal worthy of your efforts.

Held twice each year—the spring “community” event in late April/early May and the fall “competition” event on the last Saturday of October—the Tactical Strength Challenge is comprised of three exercises:

  • A max powerlifting deadlift (three attempts)
  • Pull ups for max reps (palms forward, no kipping, chin must clear the bar) or a flexed arm hang (in the Novice Women’s category)
  • Kettlebell snatches for max reps in a 5:00 time period (unlimited hand switches and different weights for different competitor categories).

Preparing requires your focus on different types of strength and endurance—as demanded by real life’s challenges.