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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Trunk conditioning and performance

By Dr. Alison McManus & Mr. Michael Tse

Over the past decade, core strength and core endurance have been "buzzwords" in the sport and fitness industries. Despite an apparent lack of research investigating the effects of core strength/endurance on sports performance, comments such as: "increasing core/trunk conditioning can lead to a greater capacity for speed generation, improve agility, improve balance and posture, and decrease risk of injury" are common. This lecture provides an overview of our latest research and addresses questions related to how to measure core endurance, whether core endurance can be trained, and if a training effect is possible, whether this leads to improvement in performance.

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