The World’s Top Athlete Body Shapes Compared

Even though all models in the photos below are top athletes we see here how diverse the human physique is. Artist Howard Schatz interviewed and photographed hundreds of athletes for the book, a project he says was inspired by his interest in human variation and the musculoskeletal system.

Body builders, high jumpers, wrestlers all have body types that are suited – or have become adept to – their field. Notice for example the thighs of world class cyclists. Or the boniness of the long distance runner.  Throughout the project, Schatz says he remained in awe of his subjects.


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