KIKULAB

Strength & Conditioning Research Team

Recent
publications

37.Yuka Wakabayashi, Yuki Tamura, Karina Kouzaki, Naoki Kikuchi, Kenji Hiranuma, Kunitaka Menuki, Takafumi Tajima, Yoshiaki Yamanaka, Akinori Sakai, Keiichi Nakayama, Toshihiro Kawamoto, Kyoko Kitagawa, and Koichi Nakazato. Acetaldehyde dehydrogenase 2 deficiency increases mitochondrial ROS emission and induces mitochondrial protease Omi/HtrA2 in skeletal muscle. American Journal of physiology. 2020

36.中澤翔, 大石健二、 山口雄大、 菊池直樹、 槇野陽介、 塩島絵未、 堀彩夏、 池田祐介、 大本洋嗣、 西山哲成. 国内大学自転車競技選手における1kmタイムトライアルの競技記録とラップタイムの関係―250mトラックでのレース分析―トレーニング科学. 2020

35.Miyamoto-Mikami E, Miyamoto N, Kumagai H, Hirata K, Kikuchi N, Zempo H, Kimura N, Kamiya N, Kanehisa H, Naito H, Fuku N.COL5A1 rs12722 polymorphism is not associated with passive muscle stiffness and sports-related muscle injury in Japanese athletes. BMC Medical Genetics. 2019

34. Kumagai H, Miyamoto-Mikami E, Hirata K, Kikuchi N, Kamiya N, Hoshikawa S, Zempo H, Naito H, Miyamoto…

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To optimize the athletic performance and muscle phenotypes from evidence-based knowledge

Our team studies the topics of “Strength & Conditioning” and “Genetics and athletic performance and sports injury”.
In field of Strength & Conditioning, our purpose of study is to provide the evidence based physical training for everyone. We focus on acute and chronic physical responses after resistance training.
We also join the Japanese Human Athlome Project (J-HAP), it is focus on the genetics of physical performance and its-related phenotypes (i.e., muscle mass, muscle fibre type, maximum oxygen consumption etc.) and sports injury.

Team Leader

Naoki Kikuchi, Ph.D., CSCS

Associate professor, Nippon Sport Science University
Ph.D. (Health and Sport Science)
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Education;
2013 March, Ph.D. in Health and Sport Science, Graduate School of Health and Sport Science, Nippon Sport Science University.

Academic experience;
2016 April- Assistant professor, Faculty of Sport Science, Nippon Sports Science University.
2019 April- Associate professor, Faculty of Sport Science, Nippon Sports Science University.

Research Gate
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Naoki_Kikuchi

Research Topics(Publication List)

1.

Association between genetics and athletic performance and sports injury

2.

Association between genetics and physiological phenotypes in genetically modified animals

3.

Effects of physical training on athletic performance, strength and muscle adaptations in athletes and general population.

4.

Education of strength and conditioning coach

5.

Collaboration study with engineering

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