KIKULAB

Strength & Conditioning Research Team

Recent
publications

45. Naoki Kikuchi, Takafumi Tajima, Yuki Tamura, Yoshiaki Yamanaka, Kunitaka Menuki, Takanobu Okamoto, Mikako Sakamaki-Sunaga, Akinori Sakai, Kenji Hiranuma, Koichi Nakazato.The ALDH2 rs671 polymorphism is associated with athletic status and muscle strength in a Japanese population. Biology of Sport. 2021

44.Eri Miyamoto-Mikami, Hiroshi Kumagai, Kumpei Tanisawa,Yuki Taga, Kosuke Hirata, Naoki Kikuchi, Nobuhiro Kamiya, Ryoko Kawakami, Taishi Midorikawa, Takuji Kawamura, Ryo Kakigi, Toshiharu Natsume, Hirofumi Zempo, Koya Suzuki, Yoshimitsu Kohmura, Kazunori Mizuno, Suguru Torii, Shizuo Sakamoto, Koichiro Oka, Mitsuru Higuchi, Hisashi Naito, Naokazu Miyamoto, Noriyuki Fuku.Female athletes genetically susceptible to fatigue fracture are resistant to muscle injury: Potential role of COL1A1 variant.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2021

43.Takanobu Okamoto, Ryota Kobayashi, Yuto Hashimoto, Naoki Kikuchi, Shigehiko Ogoh…

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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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