StrongFirst Tactical Strength Challenge

The StrongFirst Tactical Strength Challenge is a goal worthy of your efforts.

StrongFirst Tactical Strength Challenge Competition
Coming Soon

Held twice each year—the spring “community” event in late  April/ early May and the fall “competition” event on the last Saturday of October—the Tactical Strength Challenge is comprised of three exercises:

A max powerlifting deadlift (three attempts)

Pull-ups for max reps (palms forward, no kipping, chin must clear the bar)

or a flexed arm hang (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.


The TSC is so popular that it brings out the perfect blend of strength and conditioning for all individuals—regardless of background, profession, gender, or size.

Representing each of StrongFirst’s three strength development modalities, the barbell deadlift favors heavier people, the tactical pull-up is easier for lighter-weight folks, and the kettlebell snatches represent the strength endurance component of a well-rounded strength and fitness profile.

People train for it year-round, always attempting to beat their prior TSC’s numbers each April and October. 

The competition between athletes at the top of the leaderboards is always fun to watch play out as scores are entered across the world, but the true spirit of the challenge is in the progress of each individual—from attaining their very first pull-up to setting a new personal PR at each event to a room full of cheers…and ultimately advancing into ever-tougher divisions. This is an event worth training for.

Hosting for this worldwide TSC event

We will be hosting set dates with the TSC at Evolve Fitness & Performance. 

People can enter on the date shown on the StrongFirst website.

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