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Aug. 7, 2019

How can you become a (fit) pro gamer? w/Michael “Flamesword” Chaves

How can you become a (fit) pro gamer? w/Michael “Flamesword” Chaves

Many people would love to be professional e-sports gamers. How do you get to that level? And how do you stay in good shape when you’re spending hours and hours a day playing games online? Here are the additional angles we came up with: What are...


Many people would love to be professional e-sports gamers. How do you get to that level? And how do you stay in good shape when you’re spending hours and hours a day playing games online?

Here are the additional angles we came up with:

  • What are some common physical issues associated with extended game play (other than weight gain)?
  • Is there an ideal age for becoming a pro gamer?
  • How do you become a pro anyway?
  • How do you manage stress around tournaments?
  • What physical activities are the best for staying in shape while gaming?
  • Is it weird that you can now see celebrities on Twitch playing Fortnite?

 

Michael “Flamesword” Chaves is well-known as a HALO player (and now coach), and was the first gamer whose picture was printed on Red Bull cans. He’s also known for his commitment to fitness, and avoiding the stereotype of the overweight, couch potato gamer. He shares how got into both gaming and fitness, and how each pursuit has helped the other.

You can find him on IG  @flamesword and on Twitter: @OpTicFlamesword

 We kick off the show talking about why it’s hard to know when to trust sales people. 

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Hosted by Mike Farr (@silentmikke) and Jim McDonald (@thejimmcd).

Produced by Jim McDonald

Production assistance by Connor O’Neal.

Theme by Aaron Moore.

Branding by Joseph Manzo.