KIKULAB

Strength & Conditioning Research Team

Recent
publications

55.Takahisa Ohta, Junzo Nagashima, Hiroyuki Sasai, Naoki Kikuchi, Koichi Nakazato, Takanobu Okamoto. Sport Program Service study and Setagaya-Aoba study. The Journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine.11(3), 127-136. 2022

54.Hiroshi Kumagai, Tomoko Kaneko, Yuko Shintake, Eri Miyamoto-Mikami, Hiroyuki Tomita, Makoto Fukuo, Wataru Kawai, Mutsumi Harada, Naoki Kikuchi, Nobuhiro Kamiya, Kosuke Hirata, Hirofumi Zempo, Seiji Maeda, Naokazu Miyamoto, Noriyuki Fuku. Genetic polymorphisms related to muscular strength and flexibility are associated with artistic gymnastic performance.European Journal of Sports Science. 2022

53. Mika Saito, Michał Ginszt, Ekaterina A. Semenova, Myosotis Massidda, Kinga Huminska-Lisowska, Monika Michałowska-Sawczyn, Hiroki Homma, Paweł Cięszczyk, Takanobu Okamoto, Andrey K. Larin, Edward V. Generozov, Piotr Majcher, Koichi Nakazato, Ildus I. Ahmetov, and Naoki Kikuchi. Is C…

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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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