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

Alex Hutchinson

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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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