Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Warming up with chess

Grandmasters have concluded that staying in good physical shape is critical to performing at the top level of the chess world. As a result, many run, swim, play tennis, etc. But have you ever considered whether playing chess would benefit physical athletes?

The Basketball Player Development & Human Performance Enhancement blog shares an excerpt from a Sports Illustrated story about a competitive Tennis player who uses chess as his cross-training activity.

Hat Tip: Rocky Rook

P.S. Perhaps we can ask Mate in Three if chess helps with his cycling.

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