Park your bike and re­tire your wet­suit – the twisted minds at cult work­out spot Gym Jones have given the triathlon a bru­tal up­grade. Think you’re up to it?

Men's Health (UK) - - In This Issue - > 500m Skierg

Our Run The Gaunt­let fit­ness challenges have al­ways been about push­ing your lim­its, pro­vid­ing a phys­i­cal and men­tal cru­cible in which to pit your­self against equally masochis­tic MH read­ers – and, more im­por­tantly, against your­self. Here, un­der the guid­ance of Amer­ica’s well-re­spected and much-feared Gym Jones PTS, we have fi­nally reached peak grit: the de­noue­ment of our quest for pain in the name of fit­ness. Spread across the pages be­fore you is the gym-go­ers’ triathlon. But just be­cause there are no lakes to tra­verse or mid-race cloth­ing changes doesn’t mean it’s any less grisly. Quite the op­po­site, in fact. The long grind of the tra­di­tional dis­ci­pline may be gone, but it is re­placed by a ruth­less se­lec­tion of car­dio ma­chines, which com­bine to de­liver the tough­est few min­utes of your life. Per­form these three ex­er­cises, work­ing against the clock, then check our score­board to see how you mea­sure up. Film it. Share it. Be­cause, while the pain is tem­po­rary, brag­ging rights are eter­nal.


Get off the start line smarter by prac­tis­ing your pac­ing on the Skierg with five fast rounds of 500m. The ex­tra stamina will stop you blow­ing early and ex­pand your com­fort zone.

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