We hosted the Tactical Strength Challenge in April for the first time. I wasn’t sure how it would go because many of the people had never trained with a barbell before signing up for the TSC.
We had almost 10 people sign up and start training and I loved every second of it: From getting everyone’s ‘soft max’ on deadlift, to teaching the form, to watching people’s faces when they lifted WAY more than they ever thought they could.
I remember Trisha saying something to the effect of, “It keeps getting heavier, but it feels easier!” We were working on form and as her technique got better, even though the weight was increasing every training session, it felt easier. I love that! Strength truly is a skill!
Here’s what some of the other competitors had to say:
For me it’s all about the proof being in the numbers — numbers other than those on a scale!! I love being able to objectively measure my increase in strength based on seconds hanging on the bar, pounds I can lift, or number of snatches I can perform. I’m a math girl and I like to compete with myself!
My favorite part of training for the TSC was the camaraderie between the challengers. We all celebrated each other’s successes. It was a lot of fun. It was amazing to see the gains every person achieved in such a short amount of time.
The TSC pushed me out of my comfort zone and trained me to tap into mental toughness.
I found strength inseam me that I never thought I possessed.
Training for TSC added the endurance and strength focus I needed to enhance my KB workout routine. Instead of just going through the motions I was reminded that perfect form and moving with purpose can help you achieve your goals. And that’s why I’ll be participating again!
But don’t take their word for it… Join us and see for yourself!
Or if you’re training on your own, head to the StrongFirst page and sign up to compete with us on October 31.