Dr. Sweat Science Explodes Strength & Conditioning Myths

Alex Hutchinson – Distance Runner – Sports Scientist – Blogger


We talk to Alex about a wide range of myths and misconceptions that many coaches have about strength and conditioning, nutrition, stretching, hydration, and altitude training.

We start by talking about the latest research on the effect coaches have when they praise and criticize their athletes – a hugely important issue, of course.

Alex writes the deservedly popular blog Sweat Science on the Runner’s World website and he’s the author of the wide-ranging fitness book Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?

Sports Coach Radio is a weekly audio show providing in-depth insights on the people and passion behind winning performances. It’s hosted by sports and performance psychologist Glenn Whitney, and you can listen to it on this site or on Apple iTunes. You can also follow us  on Twitter via @sportscoachtalk.
What else to say about the Canadian-born renaissance man Alex Hutchinson? Let’s see, Alex has a PhD in physics at the University of Cambridge in England. He spent a few years as a researcher with the United States National Security Agency and was on the Canadian national team from 1997 to 2008, competing in middle and long-distance running events. And it’s worth mentioning he plays the jazz saxophone too!