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Is There A Perfect Body Shape For Triathlon?

Swimming, cycling and running have very different demands on the body. Triathlon is a completely different challenge all together! So what is the ideal body shape for this multi sport? Heather has been investigating!

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Multi sport athletes have the challenge of not only training and racing in different sports but also getting their body into the best possible shape and condition to perform optimally in all.

Triathlon is a different challenge however, as the sport of swimming, cycling and running have very different demands on the body.

So what is the ideal body shape for this multi sport? Heather has been investigating!

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What do you think, is there a perfect body type for triathlon? Let us know!

okay, I wasn’t going to mention Lionel but seeing as how you threw him in the mix I might as well go ahead and say it. Who remembers that old Right Said Fred song from the 90s “I’m Too Sexy”? Well as I follow Lionel’s career and watching how he trains that song kept popping up in my head. Is Lionel Sanders too sexy to be a triathlete?? I mean my God….THAT CHEST AND ASS!! He’s got a body a Go-Go boy could make $1,000.00 a night dancing on a podium in a L.A. nightclub.

But I digress. Getting back to swimmers feet, would you say that it’s better to relax the foot to give it more of a flipper effect? I can only imagine that that would become difficult to remember to do while you’re in a race and everything on your body wants to tense up.

When you post videos like this it doesnt encourage people who are overweight and training for a triathlon. But i is the truth. If I would suggest. Maybe you can make a video on someone who doesn’t fit the description and defies all odds against him or her.

I believe that you can look at Alistair brownlee for the sprint and Olympic distance body type.
You can look at SEB, frodeno or Lange for the half to full ironman distance.
What is goingvto be interesting is this year world championship.
You will hopefully have all the top guys in there with hopefully Sanders making a comeback.
Sanders is the most muscular and average height around 6foot. Shorter legs longer torso.
Lange is slimmer and shorter again long torso.
Frodeno is tall and slim.
Alistair again tall and slim longer legs than most.
Let’s see what happens!

You’d think someone like Jan Frodeno is too tall to perform well in triathlon, yet he kicks ass. If I had to name one guy with perfect proportions though that would be Javier Gomez, he’s not overly lean yet he’s able to perform at every kind of distance you might throw at him. He’s got perfect running form, swims like a dolphin, if he got stronger on the bike he could win Hawaii without a doubt.

My body type is really lean and I realized I needed to lift weights.

I was 125 lbs at around 5’7 and I always noticed a lack of strength in cycling and swimming.

I’ve since been lifting weights and eating more and I’ve managed to have quicker times in every discipline along with feeling like the activities are easier. I currently weigh 131 lbs.

Heather you are this Tri neophyte fave GTN host.

A short lower body with long torso, big legs for power and toned upper body that doesn’t weigh you down seems to be ideal

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