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Why everyone should Train HardStyle

What is HardStyle?

  • Hardstyle is a bend of aspects form martial arts and weightlifting.

Who uses martial arts? – Warriors.

Who lifts weights? – Strong people.

Hardstyle thus creates Strong Warriors.

Why is Hardstyle valuable for training Warriors?

  • Warriors cannot take days off. They must be ready for anything, anytime.
  • Warriors cannot take time off because they are too tired from their workout. They cannot tell their opponent to come back later. In fact a smart adversary will use momentary weakness to gain the advantage. This is unacceptable.

But how can a Warrior continue to progress their performance goals without deleteriously affecting the day-to-day requirements of a Warrior?

The answer is “Tactical Training / Tactical Programming”

What is Tactical Programming?

  • Performance oriented workouts that stress the body enough to elicit adaptation. What is ‘enough’ depends on one’s ability to recover, how much stress they are under as well as the fitness demands of their daily activities.

Training Vs. Exercising

  • Exercise fulfills an immediate need and promotes general health.
  • Training takes time – it is the process of achieving a performance goal.

The Training Process

  • Requires you know yourself / your goals
  • Requires you to know certain principles of adaptation
  • Requires Focus, Determination, Perseverance & Trust

Who would you want to teach you how to fight: the professional MMA fighter G.S.P. or Richard Simmons?

The answer is obvious : the Professional fighter.

  • Therefore it makes sense to have a professional in charge of your training.
  • You can try and do it on your own, but you might end up just exercising like Richard Simmons….


  • is a School of Strength, consisting of Professional Coaches and Athletes who use the Hardstyle approach to training and follow “Tactical Programming” which allows you to progress your performance goals without sacrificing days off for recovery.

StrongFirst is not just about using Kettlebell’s – and it’s not just about creating the greatest amount of force, but about applying those forces in proper, efficient and intelligent ways.

Sleep well, Eat well, Trust your coach, Trust in Hardstyle and be consistent.

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TSC – Tactical Strength Challenge

ON OCTOBER 28, 2017….

Will Host The:


  1. What is it?
  2. How do I prepare?
  3. How do I register?


1) What is it?

The TSC is a WORLD WIDE event,
Held at various local facilities,
Hosted by Certified STRONGFIRST instructors.

“The Tactical Strength Challenge began in 2002 when StrongFirst’s founder and Chairman, Pavel Tsatsouline, created it to help military and law enforcement personnel with their preparation for the physical demands of their duty. But what made the TSC so popular is that it brings out the perfect blend of strength and conditioning for all individuals—regardless of background, profession, gender, or size.”

– There Are Three Events –

1 > MAX Deadlift <

2 > MAX REP/TIME Pullup / Hang <

3 > as many SNATCHES as possible in 5 MINUTES <


*Results are Posted and Ranked Internationally*


Want to test your mettle in a safe and encouraging environment?



2) How should I prepare?

There are many workouts and protocols out there that claim to make you bigger, stronger, etc…

But what is little focused on however, is how to peak performance.

The human body needs time to recover after intense training – often much more time than one thinks.

And since doing nothing is NOT an option –

– you must continue your technique practice and monitor your energy levels closely for a few days prior to competition day.

Testing yourself on near-maximal attempts should be done only if necessary, and should be done well in advance of competition day (8-12 weeks).

Here is what LatsOn Training is offering as a Preparation Program:

*TSC-Prep Program (1 month preview)

**Stay tuned to our FaceBook Page to see WEEKLY programming updates



for those who want to train with like minded people

and receive positive feed back on their technique.

$25 a session for non-members

contact us to check class times:

163 Sterling avenue

Unit 143, Toronto, On

M6P 0A1

647 300 0141



3) How do I register?


Register HERE –  if you sign up before August 15th and you will receive a FREE TSC T-shirt!

*nota bene:



That’s all for now,

Stay Strong