Is There A Perfect Body Type For Triathlon & Should We Care?

Published on March 5th 2023


When you look at pro triathletes Jan Frodeno & Chrissie Wellington, you may think that they have THE perfect body type for triathlon. But what is the perfect body type? Does it really even exist? With three different sports to think about, Heather shares with us how our bodies can help our performance in different ways and answers the question: Is there a perfect body type for a triathlon? 0:00 - Intro 1:35 - Body shapes of individual sports 2:10 - The perfect triathlon body shape? 2:58 - Higher ectomorphy 3:57 - Maximise your strengths 4:30 - Age groupers 4:56 - Weight and performance 6:10 - Is there a perfect body shape? Useful Links Submit your Photo and Video to us ๐Ÿ‘‰ Check out the GTN Shop ๐Ÿ‘‰ GTN Training Plans ๐Ÿ‘‰ Is there a pro that you think has the perfect body type for triathlon? Let us know in the comment section below! ๐Ÿ’ฌ Watch more on GTN... ๐Ÿ“น Top 10 Tips To Lose Weight By Running! ๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐Ÿ“น Watch our Editorโ€™s Choice Playlist ๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐Ÿ“น Watch our weekly show, The GTN Show ๐Ÿ‘‰ Photos: ยฉ Triathlon / Getty Images ๐ŸŽต Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound / Artlist ๐ŸŽต Hop In (Instrumental Version) - Iso Indies Last Day Of Summer - Sarah, the Illstrumentalist Pullen Park - Sarah, the Illstrumentalist Sunset In The Maldives - Sarah, the Illstrumentalist Hondo - Heyson Playa De Palma - Nathan Welch Lead - Farrell Wooten #gtn #triathlon #swimbikerun #swim #bike #run #bodytype #fitness #endomorphy #ectomorphy #perfectbody The Global Triathlon Network (GTN) is the world's biggest triathlon YouTube channel, with new videos every day! GTN is for anyone who loves triathlon: from seasoned triathletes to first-timers โ€“ and everyone in between! With the help of our former pro and Olympic medal-winning team, weโ€™re here to inform, entertain and inspire you to become a better triathlete; including videos on: - How to swim, bike, and run faster with expert knowledge - Try our session ideas - Investigations into wide-ranging topics - The best triathlon bike tech and gear with pro-know-how - In-depth, entertaining features from the heart of the sport - Chat, opinion and interact with us across the channel and on social media! Join us on YouTubeโ€™s best triathlon channel to get closer to the sport and to become a better, faster and fitter triathlete! Welcome to the Global Triathlon Network. Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon bikes: THEMAGIC5: MET Helmets: ON Running: Orca: Park Tool: Precision Fuel & Hydration: Selle Italia: Trimtex: Wahoo: Zwift: Watch our sister channels: Global Cycling Network - GCN Tech - GCN Racing - GCN Italia - GCN en Espanol - GCN auf Deutsch - GCN en Francais - GCN Japan - GCN Training - Global Mountain Bike Network - GMBN Tech - Electric Mountain Bike Network -