# 19 – Part I with Alex Hutchinson, a world-famous author. On mind-body connection on limits to endurance performance, pain threshold & tolerance and how to improve pain tolerance

Episode Summary
Alex discusses “central governor” theory of mind-body connection in limits to endurance performance, and whether it is conscious or unconscious. Then we discuss difference between pain threshold & tolerance and how to improve pain tolerance

Show Notes

02:35 – Alex introduces himself
09:50 – Alex talks about his breakthru’ in 1500 m racing
17:35 – “Central Governor” theory of mind-body connection in limits to endurance performance
26:10 – Finishing kick in world records
29:25 – Alex’s views on whether limits to endurance performance is conscious or unconscious
34:40 – Pain threshold & tolerance and how to improve pain tolerance

Resources by Alex

Website – https://alexhutchinson.net
Book – Endure:Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance (Amazon Link)
Sweat Science column – https://www.outsideonline.com/1745511/alex-hutchinson

Contact Alex
Twitter: @sweatsciene

Books and other Recommendations
The Sports Gene by David Epstein (Amazon Link)
Range by David Epstein (Amazon Link)
Good to Go by Christie Aschwandan (Amazon Link)
Peak Performance by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness (Amazon Link)
The Passion Paradox by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness (Amazon Link)
The Four-Minute Mile by Roger Bannister (Amazon Link)

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