TSC Registration is Live!

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The registration for this spring’s Tactical Strength Challenge is live. We’re on the list of participating gyms. Be sure to register.

What is the TSC? You’ll participate in these three events

3-attempts for a 1RM deadlift (powerlifting rules)

1 attempt for max reps strict pull-up

5 minutes for max reps kettlebell snatch

This is a really fun event. I’ve been doing it myself on and off for over many years. No single person has an advantage. It tests your absolute strength (deadlift), relative strength (pull-ups) and strength endurance (snatch). Chances are you’re looking at one of the events, and thinking “yay! I can do that!”, and another event you’re dreading. That’s what makes this a super fun challenge. You get to work through your strengths and weaknesses.

There’s also something special about having to be “on” on a single day that you don’t get to choose. It makes you dig a little deeper and test your mettle.

Performing in the spotlight in front of a (very friendly) crowd also makes you do your best. I always pull a PR deadlift in the TSC and it always feels like I have more in the tank. Even a misanthropic introvert like me can steal a lot of energy from the crowd.

Michael Deskevich