Columnist - Runner's World
Alex Hutchinson is a columnist for Runner's World and writes the magazine's popular Sweat Science blog on the latest training and fitness research. A former national-team distance runner, he also contributes regularly to magazines such as Popular Mechanics, Outside and Men's Journal, and his award-winning travel writing appears in the New York Times.
About Alex Hutchinson
Before becoming a journalist, Alex completed a Ph.D. in physics at the University of Cambridge, then spent a few years as a postdoctoral researcher with the U.S. National Security Agency, working on quantum computing and nano-mechanics.
Alex is now an author and journalist based in Toronto. Alex’s primary focus these days is the science of fitness, which he covers for Runner’s World , the Globe and Mail , and Canadian Running magazine. He also covers technology for Popular Mechanics, and writes about adventure travel for the New York Times. In addition, his writing appears occasionally in The Walrus, Outside, Men’s Journal, and elsewhere.
His latest book, published in 2011, is Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise. In it, he delves in to the scientific literature to find out exactly what researchers know (and don’t know) about 111 common fitness questions. He also wrote Big Ideas: 100 Modern Inventions That Have Transformed Our World, which was published in 2009.
Between 1997 and 2008, Alex competed as a middle- and long-distance runner for the Canadian national team, at distances ranging from 1,500 metres to 12 kilometres.
- Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? Fitness Myths, Training Truths and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise.
- Big Ideas: 100 Modern Inventions That Have Transformed Our World (Popular Mechanics)
Conference Presentation: The New Recovery: Protocols and Periodization
Which recovery aids actually work, for what purpose, and when should they be used? We’ll take a hard look at the evidence behind techniques ranging from compression to cryosaunas, and discuss how to integrate recovery into a periodized training plan.
After this presentation conference participants will:
- Have an understanding of the evidence for (and against) various traditional and cutting-edge recovery aids.
- Know the potential risks of overusing post-training recovery aids.
- Know how to periodize recovery to balance short-term gains with longer-term adaptations.
- Wednesday, 23 October 2013, 9AM – 10:30AM AEST (UTC +1000)
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