Tactical Strength Challenge™

The next TSC (Competition Edition) is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, 2022.

Host registration will open in July. Participant registration will open in August.

Scores for the most recent event are here: Community Edition, May 2022.


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 “community” event in late April/early May and the “competition” event on the last Saturday of October—the Tactical Strength Challenge™ is comprised of three exercises:

  • A max powerlifting deadlift (three attempts)
  • Pullups for max reps (palms forward, no kipping, chin or upper chest must touch the bar) or flexed arm hang for time (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.

Tactical Strength Challenge™ is a trademark of StrongFirst, Inc.