If you are looking to run, ski or cycle longer, improve your distance and accomplish ever greater athletic achievements, then this episode is right for you!
On this week’s episode of 20 Minute Fitness we have a very exciting guest, Alex Hutchinson. Alex is a national award-winning journalist and you may know him as a writer for the popular runner’s world column “Sweat Science”. Having competed as a middle- and long-distance runner for the Canadian national team for more than 10 years he knows a thing or two about running and how to build up stamina and endurance.
"Endurance isn’t like a 'tallest person' competition, where the outcome is predetermined. Your limits on any given day depend on how deep you’re able to dig—which is a great incentive to keep digging."https://t.co/VhXd5pORFZ— Alex Hutchinson (@sweatscience) January 25, 2018
His latest book is an exploration of the science (and mysteries) of endurance. It’s called ENDURE: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. It’s a fantastic read that takes a closer look at recent paradigm-altering research regarding endurance and its physical barriers, which are seemingly set as much by our brain as by our body.
Things You Will Learn
1.) How To Reframe How You Think About Pain
The way we interpret signals of pain largely contributes to the way our body responds to pain. Pain tolerance is not about being numb to the pain. However, knowing how to reframe it and how to distract yourself from it. Learn about Alex’s top tips on reframing the way your brain thinks about pain.
Pain is an experience mediated by psychology. Our psychological framework, self-talk, and cognitive appraisal are all trainable skills. Learning how to shift perception of discomfort and pain is key in endurance sports performance. @sweatscience https://t.co/J7VzOZxAUr— Dr. Justin Ross (@PsychDenver) April 11, 2018
2.) Beginners Guide To Building Endurance & Stamina
The tried and true method of getting better at anything is practice, practice, practice. Same is true for building endurance. Getting out there is the best way to learn. Alex also talks about is better to push through the pain or when it’s best to take a break.
3.) What Endurance Means For A Seasoned Runner
Endurance is tough. It makes or brakes an athlete. See what a ten-year national team runner has to say about his relationship with endurance. Along, with what tools he keeps in his back pocket help get through even the worst training sessions.
Watch the Full Interview on YouTube
Read more about Alex and his work
- Website : alexhutchinson.net
- Twitter @sweatscience
- ENDURE: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance (on Amazon)