29 January 2020

Special Announcement

To tie in with the response level under the "Preparedness and Response Plan for Novel Infectious Disease of Public Health Significance" being raised to Emergency Response Level and avoid people from gathering, the Hong Kong Sports Institute will temporarily suspend all the Community Sports Programme until further notice. Refund will be arranged for those people who enrolled in Batch 120 and A20WJ. Please visit our website for the latest information about the Community Sports Programme.

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Body composition assessment issues in athletes

Dr. Duncan Macfarlane

This presentation will examine some of the important measurement issues associated with assessing body composition in athletes, including how and why variations occur. The talk will focus on anthropometric measures (skinfolds); bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA); and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) methods. The benefits/limitations, plus examples of errors and variations of these 3 types of measurements will be presented.

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