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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Nitrate supplementation for sports performance

by Dr. Ajmol Ali

Dietary nitrate supplementation (consumed as beet-root juice) has been shown to have performance and health-related benefits in athletes and patients, re-spectively. This presentation will provide the theoreti-cal underpinnings for nitrate supplementation, its role in increasing nitric oxide - a physiological signalling molecule that has been shown to affect a wide range of physiological processes - as well as the available performance-related information for endurance, strength and power athletes.

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