From the Battlefield to Back Injury to Beast Tamer: Ollie Quinn’s Kettlebell Journey

Have you ever seen one of the “Army Strong” commercials? Well in the UK, there’s no stronger or more capable military unit than the Royal Marines (even though they’d be quick to point out that technically they’re part of the British Royal Navy, not the Army.) Entry into this elite commando group requires making it […]

Podcast Episode #07: Derek Toshner

StrongFirst Podcast Episode #07 Summary: In this episode of the StrongFirst Podcast, Craig Marker talks with Senior StrongFirst Instructor, Derek Toshner about endurance and winning the Tactical Strength Challenge (TSC). Derek is best known for dominating the TSC, a three exercise competition: A max powerlifting deadlift (three attempts); Pull ups for max reps (palms forward, […]

TSC Recap and Results: Fall 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, the 2017 Fall TSC results are in! Thank you to everyone who participated in this unique worldwide event. Read on for a full recap and results.

Spring 2017 TSC Results

Ladies and gentlemen, the Spring 2017 TSC results are final! Congratulations to all who participated and let us acknowledge the highest combined scores in each of the ten categories.

Spring 2016 TSC Results

This April 2016 TSC included nearly 1,200 participants—the most in history. Here are the highest scores in each of the eight categories.

Make Every Rep Count: Preparing for the TSC

The next Tactical Strength Challenge is on October 27, 2018. Register before August 31, to get your free T-Shirt. In October of 2017, I competed for the first time in the Women’s Elite Division of StrongFirst’s Tactical Strength Challenge (TSC). I was happy with my results—Deadlift 136kg, Pull-up 7, and Snatch 120—but felt I could […]

All-Out Competition, or Fat-Loss and Status Check: Two Other Reasons the Tactical Strength Challenge is Good for You

Yes, it is still a (world-wide) competition, twice each year. But many (if not most) participants have a completely different reason for committing to the TSC.

The Critical Difference Breathing Can Make in the Snatch Test

We often revert to our training when competing. Therefore, we must practice proper breathing under extreme circumstances in order to get better at it and have it become what feels most natural.

Fall 2016 TSC Results

The Fall TSC results are final! Thank you to everyone who took part in this day of worldwide strength, spirit, and camaraderie—and we would like to especially welcome all of our first-time participants. We hope you're hooked.

Paving Your Personal Road to TSC Victory

Here's how my past athletics primed me for TSC success. Have you ever considered that yours may have, too? Included is a free 12-week TSC training program.