Tactical Strength Challenge™

The next TSC (Community Edition) is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2023.

Host registration will open in January. Participant registration will open in February.

Scores for the most previous event are here: Competition Edition, October 2023.


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 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.