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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Power output and muscle strength requirements of elite cycling

By Mr. Zhang Bai Ming

How much force is applied on the pedal during cycling? This is a question that cycling coaches have been asking continuously. Although answers can be found in the literature, most of them were obtained under laboratory conditions. This may not accurately reflect the situations during training and competition. In this presentation, we will try to investigate the pedaling force during various racing distances using SRM powermeter. The findings provide a good indicator on the strength requirement of the leg muscles of cyclists specialized in various racing distances.

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