A3 Book chapter
An Extended Study on Training and Physical Exercise in Esports




List of Authors: Kari Tuomas, Siutila Miia, Karhulahti Veli-Matti
Publication year: 2019
Book title *: Exploring the Cognitive, Social, Cultural, and Psychological Aspects of Gaming and Simulations
ISBN: 978-1-52-257461-3
eISBN: 978-1-52-257462-0

Abstract
This chapter is an extended revision of the authors' earlier study
(2016) on the training routines of professional and high-level esport
players, with added focus on their physical exercise. The study is
methodologically mixed with a quantitative survey sample (n=115) and a
qualitative interview sample (n=7). Based on this data, high-level
esport players train approximately 5.28 hours every day around the year,
and professional esport players at least the same amount. Approximately
1.08 hours of that training is physical exercise. More than half
(55.6%) of the professional and high-level esport players believe that
integrating physical exercise into their training programs has a
positive effect on esport performance; however, no less than 47.0% do
the physical exercise chiefly to maintain their overall state of health.
Accordingly, the study indicates that professional and high-level
esport players are physically active as well: those of age 18 and older
exercising more than three times the daily 21-minute physical activity
recommendation given by the World Health Organization.

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