At first I was planning on doing a epic post of all the idiots and trolls during history such as Carlodajin... who possibly was the most retarded guy to ever set fot here. Unfortunately I cant use the searchfunction to find his posts about the [gm] tag but god was he annoying. But there were many others, maybe sun or orangeterran or? Anyways I figured that it would take too much work plus my initial failures in searching added up to disregarding that idea.
So I had to do something else and figured out that I should do some sience instead. I have (since bwchart came out 'D ) since the dawn of time been sweating when playing SC/BW and SC2. Also when I play while I have a flu or otherwise feel like shit I get much worse after playing. This got me thinking that I should monitor my pulse during playing and see what conclusions I could make of that.
So we have a 31year old competitive XC skiier. Assuming that gives me decent shape and 4 hours of SC to do the testing. I figured I should do some teamplay to guarantee the intensity in earlygame to even out the curve. I initially guessed that my pulse would be around 100-110 or so due to "feeling". My APM during the games were around 190 +-30. I think that APM should matter here while EAPM and skill is highly irrelevant. Also got eliminated but still in the game twice too, lowering the pulse.
So what did I find out? Well my pulse were around 85-100 during games and quickly dropped below 70 when searching. It was a bit tricky to see the display due to me being a shady individual playing in darkness. This was quite a bit less than I had expected and made me lower the effort when it comes to analasys. I did burn a little over 600kcal during the 4hours so if I was a progamer hitting 12h/day I'd burn 1800kcal just from the gaming. A bit more than a normal person would do iirc.
So in conclusion, playing SC is not a good substitute for long slow distance training. However it is most likely better than watching tv and on par with walking. Actually I have no idea what pulse I have when walking so disregard that.
10 years of TL and I didnt even manage to do a proper epic blog entry. I guess that sums it up quite well. I hope I'll see you in 10years from now.