Chess Sports Can Lose Weight, Believe it or Not?

Most people would think, chess is not a sport that requires a lot of energy, so it is impossible for chess athletes to experience the weight loss.

Chess Sports Can Lose Weight, Believe it or Not?
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TRIBUNBATAM.id -  Most people would think, chess is not a sport that requires a lot of energy, so it is impossible for chess athletes to experience weight loss.

However, the opposite is precisely proven by these top-class chess athletes.

For more than five months in the 1984 World Chess championship in Moscow, chess grandmaster from Russia, Analotoly Karpov experienced a weight loss of up to nine kilograms.

Then, Rustam Kasimdzhanov lost up to eight kilograms during a chess match in 2004.

And, in 2018, Antipov concluded that he had burned of 560 calories in just two hours. 

One of the first cable television sports in the world, ESPN, trying to find out why this stationary sport can make the athletes can lose their weight.

In fact, people usually need two hours of exercise on a treadmill to be able to burn of 500 calories.

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ESPN, find out this through Robert Spolsky, a researcher from Stanford University who studies about the human body.

According to him, some chess players respond to the game like any elite athlete.

So don't be surprised if they are able to burn up to 6,000 calories a day during the tournament, because the breathing rate, blood pressure, and muscle contractions are three times higher.

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