Journal of Sports Medicine & Doping Studies

ISSN: 2161-0673

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Sighart Golf

University Medical School, Institute of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiochemistry,
Rimbergstrasse 9, Biebertal, Germany 06409

  • Research Article
    Biochemistry and Psychology of Chess and Classical Physical Exercise: Concurring or Conflicting Evidence?
    Author(s): Sighart GolfSighart Golf

    Chess is a competitive sport in the classical meaning of the word. One of the most important factors for chess and sport competence is the accumulated time of training. In order to obtain a high level of competence, chess players and athletes alike must spend up 10 years of specific training. In chess and classical sport energy needed for brain activity is first derived from glycogen stores in brain, muscles and liver and later from adipose tissue. Both, chess and classical sport rely on shared energy from glycogen and fat. When the brain needs additional energy, muscles and liver share energy with the brain. When muscles need additional energy, brain complies with the request of muscles. Energy expenditure, O2 uptake and CO2 production during chess games are similar to those obtained during a marathon. Mental and physical fatigue begin with similar metabo.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0673.1000158

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