When you push until you can’t go any farther or faster, what exactly is holding you back? Whether you’re climbing mountains, running marathons, or hoisting weights, physiologists have long debated what really defines our limits. A mounting body of evidence suggests that the brain plays a greater role than previously thought, even for limits that feel purely physical.
Alex Hutchinson, a science journalist who writes on fitness, health and endurance sports for the Globe and Mail, Outside magazine and other publications is the keynote speaker of the third edition of Bishop’s University’s Congress of Sports studies. His most recent book is the New York Times bestseller Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance.
The Congress will take place in the Centennial Theatre Lobby on Wednesday April 10, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will provide attendees with the latest findings on topics such as training methods optimization, injury recovery, sports nutrition and other critical topics in the field of Sports Studies. The keynote conference by Mr. Hutchinson starts at 3:15 p.m. The Congress is a free event sponsored by Bishop’s Department of Sports Studies, and Bishop’s Speakers Committee.
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