The Tactical Strength Challenge began in 2002 when StrongFirst’s founder and Chairman, Pavel Tsatsouline, created it to help military and law enforcement personnel with their preparation for the physical demands of their duty. But what made the TSC so popular is that it brings out the perfect blend of strength and conditioning for all individuals—regardless of background, profession, gender, or size.
The Tactical Strength Challenge (TSC) is a strength competition consisting of three events:
- A three-attempt powerlifting deadlift
- Pull-ups for max reps
- Kettlebell snatches for max reps in a 5:00 time period
The Tactical Strength Challenge tests different types of strength and endurance—as demanded by real life’s challenges—with three lifts, the deadlift, the pull-up, and the kettlebell snatch. The three events test a unique trade-off between these abilities. While larger participants may have an advantage in the deadlift, lighter participants have an advantage in pullups, and the kettlebell snatch tests all participants equally.
The rules are simple, the training is hard, but the opportunity to say you faced the Tactical Strength Challenge and survived makes it all worthwhile.
Once you have registered and signed up for your event, please be sure to watch the standards video posted on the site and become familiar with the rules for the event.
*copied from the website strongfirst.com