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

Alex Hutchinson

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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

Running injuries point to differences and similarities between genders

Men and women have anatomical differences in the structure of their hips and legs, resulting in subtle differences in their running strides. The question that researchers are now tackling is whether these differences mean that the best way to prevent and treat certain common running injuries depends on whether you run like a boy or a girl

May 03, 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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