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Jockology columnist Alex Hutchinson. (Lauren King)
Jockology columnist Alex Hutchinson. (Lauren King)

Alex Hutchinson

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Humans are hard-wired for laziness, study finds

Study explores the hard-wired ‘laziness’ of the human body, suggesting our continual and automatic adjustments of movements are in the service of burning the least energy possible

Sep 13, 2015

Five tips to help conquer hot-weather workouts

While the basic advice remains unchanged – take time to adjust to hot weather, moderate your effort, drink plenty – the details continue to evolve. Here are five topics where new research is changing how athletes handle heat

Jul 19, 2015

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Alex Hutchinson writes about the science of fitness and exercise. A former national-team distance runner and postdoctoral physicist, he is the author of Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise. He is also a senior editor at Canadian Running magazine, a contributing editor at Popular Mechanics, and blogs at

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