UPDATE: We are going to move the contest to our Plymouth location due to better competition equipment options. The location is 2075 East Center Circle, Plymouth MN 55441.
The next international Tactical Strength Challenge will be held at Movement Minneapolis Uptown onSaturday September 17, 2011.
The location is at 2100 Suite B Lyndale Ave S. The location is 2075 East Center Circle, Plymouth MN 55441.
The Tactical Strength Challenge or TSC is a global fitness event occurring twice a year. It started in the kettlebell community and has caught on with the Cross Fit community over the last 6 years. The contest is FREE FOR ALL, and ALL ARE WELCOME to come compete at Movement Minneapolis for fun and fitness fellowship.
The contest features three events designed to test different aspects of your strength and fitness.
Deadlift for maximum weight, 3 attempts. Contestants can use either a conventional or sumo deadlifting stance. The objective of the event is to lift the bar off the floor to a standing position with arms straight. Hitching the deadlift is specifically forbidden. A lifting belt maybe used, all other forms of support gear is specifically forbidden.
Deadlift clips from the September 2010 TSC at Movement Minneapolis in Plymouth MN
Pull ups for maximum reps in a single hang, 1 attempt. Contestants will do a full pull up from a dead hang, bringing their head over the bar. Contestants must touch their throat to the bar at the top of the rep and return to a full dead hang before beginning the next rep. Kipping or using the legs to swing is specifically forbidden by traditional TSC rules.
David Dellanave’s pull up attempt from the 2010 Fall TSC at Movement Minneapolis
One arm kettlebell snatch test, 1 attempt. Contestants will have 5 minutes to perform maximum number of repetitions in the one arm kettlebell snatch. A legal repetition is considered bringing the bell from arms length below the belt to arms length overhead, and pausing at the top for a count with a straight arm. Contestants may switch hands at will, may set the bell down at any point, and may pause to rest with the bell either over head or at arms length.
Logan Christopher doing a 5 minute kettlebell snatch test with a 32kg bell
The events rules are straightforward. If you have any questions please contact me in advance or the morning of the event. I judge the events by the rules provided on www.tacticalstrengthchallenge.com.
Chalk will be provided for all contestants by Movement Minneapolis, do not bring your own. As a reminder support gear is forbidden, if you have any questions about this contact me.
- Men’s open: deadlift, pull ups (body weight), 5 minute snatch test with 24kg bell
- Men’s elite: deadlift, pull ups with 10kg of added weight, 5 minute snatch test with 32kg bell
- Men’s novice: deadlift, pull ups (body weight), 5 minute snatch test with a 16kg bell
- Men’s Masters (age 50 and older): deadlift, pull ups, 5 minutes snatch test with a 24 kg bell
- Women’s open: deadlift, pull ups (body weight), 5 minute snatch test with 16kg bell
- Women’s novice: deadlift, pull ups (body weight), 5 minute snatch test with a 12kg bell
This contest is free, all are welcome to compete. Contestants do not have to do all events, they may do one or two instead of three.
Contestants must be weighed, and declare class when they arrive. Please have your opening weight selected for the deadlift no later than 9:50.
Contest registration will begin at 930 AM, lifting will be begin at 10 AM.
Scoring will be provided to the TSC web master the day after the contest to be stacked in the international scoreboard.
There are no awards or trophies, this is for bragging rights. Come on out and bring your A game.