Chess Kids from NEST+m

The grandmaster diet: How to lose weight while barely moving on

In 2004, winner Rustam Kasimdzhanov walked away from the six-game world championship having lost 17 pounds. In October 2018, Polar, a U.S.-based company that tracks heart rates, monitored chess players during a tournament and found 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.

Here’s our own evidence, Yoyo’s transformation from a chubby baby to an off-the-charts physique in just six years:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *