Strength & Conditioning Research Team


75. Kathleen Yasmin de Almeida, Hirofumi Zempo, Mika Saito, Tiago Cetolin, Rodrigo dos Santos Guimarães, Andrea Rita Marrero, Aderbal S. Aguiar Jr., Naoki Kikuchi. Influence of ACTN3 R577X Polymorphism on Blood Creatine Kinase Levels Relative to Number of Sprints in Brazilian Professional Soccer Players. Genes. 2024

74. Yukina Mochizuki,  Takuto NaitoSayaka KikuchiHiroki HommaKathleen Yasmin de Almeida,  Naoki Kikuchi. The effects of different velocity loss training protocols after 3 weeks of resistance training on muscular strength and power. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 2024

73. 菊池さやか、望月佑季奈、齋藤未花、上妻歩夢、本間洋樹、菊池直樹. 異なる速度低下を用いた筋力トレーニングとスプリントインターバルトレーニングの組み合わせが持久性パフォーマンスに与える影響.トレーニング科学. 36(2):145-154. 2024

72.Kathleen Yasmin DE ALMEIDA, Rodrigo dos Santos GUIMARÃES, Michele Rafaela R…


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)

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

Research Topics(Publication List)


Association between genetics and athletic performance and sports injury


Association between genetics and physiological phenotypes in genetically modified animals


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


Education of strength and conditioning coach


Collaboration study with engineering

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