February 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Pseudoscience is pervasive in the fitness industry, from extraordinary claims to common misconceptions. Bodybuilding, itself a rather extraordinary claim, is often worse. This talk addresses common misconceptions and excuses about fitness derived from the presenter’s research and journey to fitness. The central message is that tools of science, evidence, and critical thinking intrinsic to the skeptical movement can be applied to not only live better for longer but also achieve a level of fitness well beyond that accepted by most of society. In the process, rational framework will be proposed for novices approaching this subject based on evidence and research while punctuated with anecdotes. Everyone loves “Skeptics in the Pub” but hopefully this paper will encourage more skeptics in the gym.