The first time a chess grandmaster told me they lose around 10-20 pounds during the course of a *single* tournament, my jaw was on the floor. I spent a year embedded in the bizarre world of weight loss in chess. Here is what I found: #Chess #FIDEWorldCup
"a chess player can burn up to 6,000 calories a day while playing in a tournament, three times what an average person consumes in a day...grandmasters' stress responses to chess are on par with what elite athletes experience" ht
Fascinating article on the physical demands of chess, and the physical training chess grandmasters do:
Totally fascinating. E.g., monitoring revealed that "21-year-old Russian grandmaster Mikhail Antipov had burned 560 calories in two hours of sitting and playing chess -- or roughly what Roger Federer would burn in an hour of singles tennis."
"A chess player can burn up to 6,000 calories a day while playing in a tournament, three times what an average person consumes in a day....Grandmasters sustain elevated blood pressure for hours in the range found in competitive marathon runners."
This is one of those holy shit sports science moments in the same vein as the sleep studies.
Amazing on the huge physical demands of chess.
"Robert Sapolsky, who studies stress in primates at Stanford University, says a chess player can burn up to 6,000 calories a day while playing in a tournament, three times what an average person consumes in a day."
“a chess player can burn up to 6,000 calories a day while playing in a tournament, 3 times what an average person consumes in a day...grandmasters’ stress responses to chess are similar to what elite athletes experience”
The grandmaster diet: how to lose weight while barely moving -- /
This article has made me seriously contemplate weight loss strategies: would I rather spend x hours per day, for y days, playing chess or doing something I find physically odious? I think I’d prefer the physical challenge.
This is fascinating.
Chess might have to be labeled a sport🤔🤔🤔 #Chess
The grandmaster diet: How to lose weight while barely moving
"Physical fitness and brain performance are tied together” - great piece by on stress, sleep, and fatigue among top chess players, who can burn 6,000 calories a day while competing.
The grandmaster diet: How to lose weight while barely moving
Why grandmasters like Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana lose weight playing chess
The grandmaster diet: How to lose weight while barely moving < recommended for all of those who want to lose weight....
"burned 560 calories in two hours of sitting and playing chess" "Robert Sapolsky, who studies stress in primates at Stanford University, says a chess player can burn up to 6,000 calories a day while playing in a tournament" So... chess + ?
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