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The Tactical Strength Challenge (TSC) is a strength competition consisting of three events: a three-attempt powerlifting deadlift, pullups for max reps, and kettlebell snatches for max reps in a 5:00 time period. These three events test a unique trade-off between these abilities, and 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. See TSC Rules for more details on these movements and standards.
You must complete the event on April 23, 2016 at one of our pre-approved TSC host facility locations. However, for active duty military we are allowing a video submission option. Only active duty military will have the option to complete these events and submit YouTube videos. If you are active duty and you know in advance that you will be submitting videos, please contact us for additional instructions. More details will be available in early October regarding military video submissions.
Event Details By Division
Women's Novice - A max deadlift, flexed arm hang, and snatches with a 12kg kettlebell
Women's Open - A max deadlift, bodyweight pullups, and snatches with a 16kg kettlebell
Women's Elite - A max deadlift, pullups with 5kg of added weight (11 lbs), and snatches with a 20kg kettlebell
Women's Masters (ages 50 and older) - A max deadlift, bodyweight pullups, and snatches with a 12kg kettlebell
Men's Novice - A max deadlift, bodyweight pullups, and snatches with a 20kg kettlebell
Men's Open - A max deadlift, bodyweight pullups, and snatches with a 24kg kettlebell
Men's Elite - A max deadlift, pullups with 10kg of added weight (22 lbs), and snatches with a 32kg kettlebell
Men's Masters (ages 50 and older) - A max deadlift, bodyweight pullups, and snatches with a 20kg kettlebell
Early Bird Registration until February 15th - $25 and free TSC T-shirt
Registration February 16th through April 1st - $35 and free TSC T-shirt
Registration after April 1st - $35 (t-shirt available for purchase)
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. Visit our website for more details...
Leaderboards will be available and winners will be announced on April 24, 2016 after all scores have been tallied.
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