Hey now, who are you calling a sissy!? I'll have you know that this is in fact a medicine ball, and my struggle to push it up this hill stems not from a crippling lack of coordination on my part but rather from the fact that it weighs roughly twice what I do! Strong-man elephant is more like it, thankyouverymuch!
Strength training is really important for competitive swimmers, so I always hit the gym to do a few hundred reps after I hit the pool to do a few hundred laps. Some people have accused me of being a workoutaholic, but I rather like to consider myself merely devoted to my occupation and one true love. Which is swimming, of course. Eating flies is a close second love, but swimming wins the most prized spot in my heart (most days, at least).