Kris Gethin's Man of Iron: The Documentary Series

Meet The Man of Iron

Kris Gethin is a world-renowned fitness icon. His motivational, no-BS personality has inspired countless individuals to transform their lives through lifting.

Over the last decade, you've watched as Kris Gethin built muscle, burned fat, and transformed his body again and again. Now he's embracing a world-class test of peak fitness: finishing a full iron-distance triathlon.

Normally, athletes devote two full years to preparing for a full iron-distance triathlon. This 220-lb. bodybuilder will do it in six months.
Watch his unbelievable journey across 25 episodes and prepare to get hooked.

His goals: put his mind and body through hell, defy the odds, and become a hybrid athlete.

Meet The Man of Iron

Kris Gethin is a world-renowned fitness icon. His motivational, no-BS personality has inspired countless individuals to transform their lives through lifting.

The Starting Line


The Starting line



Nutrition Plan

Q&A: Alex Viada, Kris Gethin's Training Coach

Were you at all skeptical of Kris at the outset?

When Kris contacted me, I was hugely excited because I know he's going to have what it takes to push through it. The level of respect that he already had for this process going in was amazing. It's very easy to take it too lightly. You think, "How can people take an iron distance triathlon lightly?" But they do.

What does it take for a bodybuilder to finish an elite endurance event?

For somebody like Kris to say, "You know what? I'm going to do this right. I'm leaving no stone unturned. I'm going to speak to everybody I can. I'm going to immerse myself in this." That's exactly what you need. What we've noticed is that people come out from this type of training with tremendous respect for what other athletes go through.

What's a running "hack" for those with large, muscular frames?

Put an emphasis on trail running. It's softer terrain, so you can put in more miles and more hours with less wear and tear on the body.

Man of Iron Weekly Episodes


Week 1: We Really Did Go The Wrong Bloody Way


Week 2: Sink or Swim?


Week 3: Inspiration & Frustration


Week 4: Look Like a Bodybuilder, Function Like a Triathlete


Week 5: This Groin Injury is Kicking My Ass


Week 6: Can You Rub Some Glutamine Into My Thighs?


Week 7: Staying Afloat


Week 8: Going by Instinct


Week 9: European Holiday


Week 10: Taking a Lap in London


Week 11: Beautiful, Little Bike Shorts


Week 12: Back to the Grind


Week 13: Impromptu Olympic Triathlon


Week 14: Half Over the Horizon


Week 15: Kris Battles a Half-Ironman


Week 16: Half Ironman Accomplished


Week 17: Volume Down, Volume Up


Week 18: On the Road (And Trail)


Week 19: Up the Mountain


Week 20: The Three-Day Leg Day


Week 21: Back in the Bike Saddle


Week 22: Muscle and Meditation


Week 23: A Taper Like No Other


Week 24: The Final Countdown


Week 25: Race Day
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