Professor Sandra Hunter earned her PhD in exercise physiology at the University of Sydney, Australia. Sandra is currently Director of the Neuromuscular Physiology of Movement laboratory, and the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Sandra’s passion is to optimize physical performance in all people of all abilities and all ages. Her research aims to understand why and how people lose strength and power as they age, the differences between men and women, and to determine the best exercise strategies to optimize muscle strength, power and endurance.

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Life behind (handle)bars

The benefits of cycling are numerous. Many people want to cycle but aren’t sure how to start. The following blog provides suggestions on how to engage in a targeted and regular training regime to help you become a stronger, more confident, life-long cyclist. We provide a structured exercise program specific to cycling — especially for beginners or those who have taken a hiatus from past cycling activity, although, even experienced riders will relate!

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Cycle ready

Cycling activity (indoor and outdoor) has increased markedly over the last 6 months worldwide as offices, businesses, and schools closed to help slow the spread of the COVID-19. There are many health advantages to cycling. Read more for advice and tips on how to get the best out of cycling whether you are a novice or more experienced cyclist.

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Should you exercise with a mask during the pandemic?

Is it wise to wear a mask during exercise? The answer is not straight forward and will differ between people, the type of exercise and situation in which you are exercising. Wearing a mask can be uncomfortable while exercising. However, mask wearing in public will save lives, by decreasing person-to-person transmission, lowering hospitalizations and death particularly in populated areas.

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More intentional physical activity needed at home | Challenge 6

A call to action: be more physically active! During this time of stay-at-home orders and physical distancing related to COVID-19, it’s increasingly obvious that we need to plan, schedule and participate in more exercise activity than the 150 mins/week  currently endorsed by international organizations.  Specifically, the frequency, duration and distances related to walking activities and…

How to run 5 km in 6 weeks | Challenge 3

Have you ever wanted to build your endurance to run 5 km? Doing so requires training, motivation, determination and a plan to get there! This sort of goal can seem daunting.  Yet, with a regular and methodical training plan like we outline here, this undertaking is achievable for almost everyone! Not only will you work towards satisfying the American Heart Association’s recommendation of fulfilling…