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Stretching: To Stretch or Not to Stretch...

As Dr. Greg Wells writes, the most important thing you need to know about stretching is this: it is good for you. The second most important thing to know is that the word "stretching" refers to many different types of exercises that do many different things to the body. ...more

It's not how fast you run - It's about how you run fast

As Dr. Greg Wells writes for TSN.ca, running technique is an incredibly important part of your performance. If you don't spend time thinking about your movement patterns and gait and working to make it as effective as possible, you are missing out on a simple way to run faster or farther without more physiological training. ...more

Build your endurance: run farther, faster, more easily

Building your endurance is not only the central focus of many training plans, it is a process that has widespread benefits in most of your body's systems. Dr. Greg Wells explains in the Knowledge and Performance blog. ...more

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Dr. Greg Wells Biography

Greg Wells, Ph.D. is a scientist and physiologist who specializes in health and performance in extreme conditions. Most recently, Dr. Wells was the on-camera sport science and sport medicine analyst for the CTV Broadcast Consortium during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and Canada's 2012 Olympic broadcast for London 2012. Dr. Wells is currently an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education at the University of Toronto where he directs the Human Physiology Research Unit. Previously, Dr. Wells served as the Director of Sport Science at the Canadian Sport Centre where has had the opportunity to work with dozens of athletes who have won medals at Commonwealth Games, World Championships and the Olympic Games. Dr. Wells also believes that to truly understand extreme conditions you should experience them yourself. To this end he continues to build on his experiences as a former international level competitive swimmer, as a marathon runner having twice completed the world's toughest marathon 600 miles north of the arctic circle, and participated in the 11,000 km Tour D'Afrique bike race - the longest bike race in the world.

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