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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Pulmonary muscle training

By Mr. Raymond So

The importance of training the skeletal muscle for strenuous competition is widely accepted. On the other hand, specific training to enhance the respiratory muscles is usually ignored. Respiratory muscles are working continuously and heavily during and after high intensity exercise, and usually result with the sensation of breathing discomfort (breathlessness). It has been indicated that the sensation of breathlessness might limit the maximal exercise performance. However, with specific strength training of the inspiratory muscles, the adverse feeling of breathlessness might be alleviated. The development and application of the Inspiratory Muscle Training will be introduced in this Seminar.

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