Different Body Shapes of Elite Athletes Compared

Different body types of elite athletes by Howard Schatz

Howard Schatz’s Athlete series is an interesting exploration of the different forms the human body can take.  Schatz has chosen elite athletes from a range of sporting disciplines as the basis for his photographic study.  These athletes represent the ideal physique required to compete at the highest level of their chosen sport. Their bodies reflect how both genetics and years of specific training come together to produce the world’s best sportspeople.

Below is a selection of images from Howard Schatz’s book, Athlete.  They show us that strength and flexibility come in many shapes and sizes, both qualities being essential for the body to function effectively of course.

Pilates done regularly is a highly effective way of improving the strength and flexibility of our bodies.

Click on a photograph to view in more detail…

Different body types of elite athletes by Howard Schatz

Different body types of elite athletes by Howard Schatz

Different body types of elite athletes by Howard Schatz

Different body types of elite athletes by Howard Schatz

Different body types of elite athletes by Howard Schatz

Different body types of elite athletes by Howard Schatz

Different body types of elite athletes by Howard Schatz

Different body types of elite athletes by Howard Schatz

Different body types of elite athletes by Howard Schatz

Different body types of elite athletes by Howard Schatz

Different body types of elite athletes by Howard Schatz

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