Episode 17: Kris Gethin - Meet the Man of Iron

The Bodybuilding.com Podcast show

Summary: You may know Kris Gethin the bodybuilder, but Kris Gethin the ultra-endurance athlete? That's a new one. But not only is the master of pain training to do an Ironman triathlon, he's doing it in a fraction of the time that athletes usually take. In this episode, Kris talks with us about what will surely be a wild ride. Highlights: - What a typical training day looks like right now. - The ultimate question: Why an Ironman? - How the typical triathlon training approach is a bad fit for Kris - How he met his trainer, Alex Viada - Kris on a Bosu ball? Get ready for it. - How his traditional twice-daily cardio sessions helped him in the early going - The difference, or lack thereof, in time commitment between his training styles - The subtle art of distinguishing "OK pain" and "injury" - His history with running, cycling, and swimming (there is none) - How his nutrition has changed, both in general and during endurance work - The ways in which he has strategically loosened his traditionally strict diet - How he feels during his hybrid training - Why he runs with a 70-pound weight vest on - His unique method of using weights as a pre-exhaust for endurance training - Training legs before a run and a bike? Yup. - How to follow Kris' journey Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | https://twitter.com/bodybuildingcom Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/Bodybuildingcom Snapchat | https://www.snapchat.com/add/bodybuildingcom Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/bodybuildingcom/ Pinterest | https://www.pinterest.com/Bodybuildingcom/ YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/user/bodybuildingcomvideo Google+ | https://plus.google.com/+bodybuildingcom Spotify | http://spoti.fi/1NRebm0 Mobile Apps | http://bbcom.me/2d7tixc Bodybuilding.com | http://www.bodybuilding.com/podcast