Comparison of metabolisms

The relative importance of metabolisms can be shown with the decrease of world record speeds for running and swimming:

Decrease of world record speeds

These curves are similar to the representations of the full energetic capacity of an imaginary sportsman holding all the records.

In reality, as it is only possible to develop a metabolism to the detriment of an other (cf. muscular structure), there are three main types of sportsman (find your profile!):

Compared energetic capacities