What’s the ideal body type for cycling? What’s the optimal body type for running? Triathlon?
Every sport favors a body type because of that sport’s unique physiological demands. Athletes who have body types ideal for their sports will tend to perform better, given the same training and VO2max.
That’s not to say athletes shouldn’t participate because of their body type!
See what Racing Weight author Matt Fitzgerald says about the best body types for endurance sports.