Triathletes have a tendency to market themselves as the "fittest people". This is with good reason, especially for elite level ironman competitors. To race 2.4 miles swimming, followed by 112 miles on the bike, and then tack a 26.2 mile run on the end is an amazing achievement in human fitness.

These same triathletes tend to disrespect a different breed of athlete: the strength competitor. You'll often hear triathletes derisively talk about "those big, over-muscled" guys at the gym.

I am not here to say one is more "fit" than the other. I think both are incredible manifestations of human ability. But, before you disrespect the strength competitor, take a second and show some respect for their incredible abilities.

If you are not familiar with some of the amazing things these people can do, check out this video:


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