I had to share this for those that have been “thinking” about doing the Tactical Strength Challenge. I try to tell people all the time this is about you and your goals. I feel bad for people that rob themselves of this event by thinking they can’t do a pull up or they can’t lift enought. That is not what this event is about here at Evolution Fitness. Rachel Tineo one of our dearest friends and loyal clients wrote this on her experience with the TSC. On a side note her first 3 TSC events she wasn’t even close to hitting her first pullup.. Her 4th TSC she hit her first strict pullup ever… Perserverance, dedication, and commitment come together at the Tactical Strength Challenge…

Rachel’s Journey to the Tactical Strength Challenge..

The very first time I was a part of the TSC at Evolution Tucson was the very first time I was exposed to an event that gave me a whole different perspective on training with weights. It was that day that I knew that training with weights was one of best things you could do for your body. There was a lot of talk about it in the gym, the energy was building as the days got closer, I had never competed in a weightlifting event in my life so I was scared, excited and anxious all at the same time. I think I changed my mind a hundred times that I was competing then I wasn’t competing…I was undecided because I just wasn’t sure if this was an event for me. I had never done anything in my life that was so significant like this event. I would be lifting with some of the strongest people I knew. I first felt like I was out of my league, but quickly realized that this wasn’t a competition with anyone but myself and with my very own best that I could do. I had been training for this day for a while and didn’t even realize it. Then, that day I realized I didn’t have to be afraid if I got the weight off the ground or not, it wasn’t about how much I could lift or snatch, or weather or not I could do a pull up or chin up it was about overcoming the fear of actually participating in the event.


The TSC is one of the coolest events I have ever been a part of, the energy, the excitement ,the cheering , yelling and the smiles on the faces when someone hits a PR. This event is something so much bigger then yourself. It’s an event about persevering over your own fears. Fears that you can’t do something that you know you can, fears of pushing your body to the limits unknown. It is so much more then words can describe. This day was almost 3 years ago for me, and I still remember it like it was yesterday. Every TSC since that day at Evolution Fitness gives me the same exciting feeling, knowing I’m going up against my own personal best. No more fear just a feeling of accomplishment that I’m able to compete with myself once again. The TSC is an event in your life that you look forward too that you train for, that you talk about with so much passion, that you are excited about, you want to share this feeling that you get when you are there in the middle of it. It’s incredible! Until you participate and compete you will only be able to feel my words that I write in this article. But if you complete it’s a whole another world, a world of determination, and commitment, of purpose and the pursuit of strength.