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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Gimmicks or Reality

By Dr. Ricky Tianco and Mr. Michael Tse

The development of the science and art of exercise and performance enhancement has led to scores of innovative equipment and training systems. Many of them work as claimed but numerous items are just 'gimmicks' or some may be 'stretched realities'. Some of the methods and equipment which do work may however also be taken beyond their actual practicability. This lecture tries to shed light on which methods or equipment are closer to reality or which of these are just gimmicks. A short practical session is also done for some equipment and types of exercises included in the lecture. In sports there is absolutely no time to waste on ineffective or even counterproductive exercises or equipment. We need to take only what is essential and discard the non-essential. This lecture give you some food for thought.

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