Location Change - Guest lecturer will speak about Tour de France


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The Adams State University Department of Human Performance and Physical Education is pleased to host guest lecture Dr. Conrad Earnest. His lecture, Tour de France or Tour de Folly: A Scientific and Historical Perspective of the Tour de France, begins at 6 p.m. Monday Oct. 2, in Carson Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Earnest, an exercise physiologist specializing in nutrition and exercise for health and sports performance, is a former professor of health, and head of group at the University of Bath in the UK, an associate professor and director of Exercise Biology at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and vice-president of Research at The Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas.

His work has focused on a number of research themes involving the use of exercise and nutrition to improve health and exercise performance. Over time, he has examined the use of exercise as an intervention for sedentary and more complex patient populations, including hypertensive men and women, overweight, postmenopausal women, depression, aging (>75y), individuals with elevated CRP, HbA1c, cancer, autonomic dysfunction, and insulin resistance, and most recently, weight loss and food compensation during exercise. He currently has published 180 journal articles, some of which have been published in JAMA, JAMA Archives of Internal Medicine, and Lancet Oncology. His work has been cited over 12,000 times.

Earnest is one of the most published authors examining cyclists competing in the three week Grand Tours of Cycling: The Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España. His research investigates the physiologic characteristics of the riders, as well as the exertional demands of one of the world's most demanding sports, where allegations of doping have occurred since the early 1900's.

Light refreshments will be served. The American College of Sports Medicine provided support for the lecture.

For more information contact Dr. Tracey Robinson, ASU HPPE professor, at tlrobins@adams.edu.