The Health Benefits Of Triathlon Training – In Pictures

If you’re like most triathletes, then your friends and family often look at you as if you’re Jack Nicholson in the Shining, or maybe they hope that it’s “just a phase” or “mid-life crisis” as they whisper to others as you ride your new Cervelo up the driveway from a 6 hour bike ride…

But now, dear triathletes, the medical research is on your side, and not just in boring statistics and numbers, but in full-blown photos and MRIs.

A study published in the 2011 medical journal Physician and Sports Medicine looks at the potential benefits of chronic exercise on older patients. What the researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found was that chronic exercise preserved lean muscle mass in older athletes.

In case you want a picture to prove this concept to you, the University of Pittsburgh researchers were kind enough to offer the following:

40 year old triathlete

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