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Shuji SUZUKI, Ph. D.

Department of Health
Science and Social Welfare,
Faculty of Human Sciences
Waseda University

Phone: 04-2947-6718
Fax: 04-2949-5194


@Neuromuscular mechanisms of human movements in daily living, especially, for well-being lifestyle of middle-aged and elderly persons, from basic to applied fields.

@Neuromechanics (kinesiology, motor control, biomechanics, locomotion, Beginning Movement Load Training, stretching, Tai Chi, Qigong, etc.)

Shuji SUZUKI, Ph. D.


Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan B.Ed. 1970
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA (MS) 1975
Chiba University, Chiba, Japan Ph. D. 1982

yProfessional Experiencez
Department of Physiology, Kyorin University School of Medicine, Tokyo
@Research Associate ( 1980.2.1 - 1985.3.31 )
@Assistant Professor ( 1985.4.1 - 1987.3.31 )

Department of Sports Sciences, School of Human Sciences, Waseda University, Tokorozawa
@Assistant Professor ( 1987.4.1 - 1991.3.31 )
@Associate Professor ( 1991.4.1 - 1996.3.31 )
@Professor ( 1996.4.1 - 2003.3.31 )

Department of Health Science and Social Welfare, School of Human Sciences, Waseda University, Tokorozawa
@Professor (2003.4.1 to Date )

Department of Biomedical Engineering The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
@Research Fellow ( 1995.9.1 - 1996.8.31 )

yRecent Publicationsz
Kakihana W, Suzuki S : The EMG activity and mechanics of the running jump as a function of
takeoff angle. J of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 11: 365-372, 2001
Sekiguchi H, Nakazawa K, Suzuki SFDifferences in recruitment properties of the corticospinal
pathway between lengthening and shortening contractions in human soleus muscle. Brain Research, 977: 169-179, 2003
Kuramochi R, Kimura T, Nakazawa K, Akai M, Torii S, Suzuki S: Anticipatory modulation of neck muscle reflex responses induced by mechanical perturbations of the human forehead. Neuroscience Letters, 366: 206-210, 2004
Suzuki S, Fujimori K, Yoshida M, Koyama Y: Motor control and biomechanics of the movement in the Beginning Movement Load Training: Japanese Journal of Biomechanics in Sports & Exercise, 9: 26-33, 2005
Koyama, Y, Kobayashi, H, Suzuki S: Scapular kinematics and EMG activity of the lat pull-down with a dodge movement. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 37: S399, 2005
Hobara H, Kanosue K, Suzuki S: Changes in muscle activity with increase in leg stiffness during hopping. Neuroscience Letters, 418: 55-59, 2007
Kim GH, Suzuki S, Kanda K: Age-related physiological and morphological changes of muscle spindles in rats. Journal of Physiology, 582: 525-538, 2007
Fukano M, Fukubayashi T, Suzuki S: Effects of lateral/medial wedged insoles onthekinematics and kinetics during normal walking. Japanese Journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine, 56: 509-518, 2007
Ogawa T, Kim GH, Sekiguchi H, Akai M, Suzuki S, Nakazawa K: Enhanced stretch reflex excitability of the soleus muscle in experienced swimmers. European Journal of Applied Physiology. Vol. 105(2): 199-205, 2009
Miyazaki J, Murata S, Otao H, Horie J, Murata J, Suzuki S: Relationship between physical function and spinal sagittal plane alignment of the elderly men. Rigakuryoho Kagaku, 24(6): 907-911 (2009)
Inoue K, Kobayashi@H, Uematsu@A, Suzuki S: Changes of joint torque during Tai Chi gait at different heights of center of body mass, The Impact of Technology on Sport, III,489-492, 2009
Koyama Y, Kobayashi H, Suzuki S, Enoka RM: Enhancing the weight training experience: a comparison of limb kinematics and EMG activity on three machines. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 109(5): 789-801 (2010)
Miyazaki J, Murata S, Arakawa C, Suzuki S: Reproducibility of spinal curve angle measurements using Spinal Mouse. Rigakuryoho Kagaku, 25(2): 223-226 (2010)
Uematsu A, Obata H, Endoh T, Kitamura T, Hortobagyi T, Nakazawa K, Suzuki S: Asymmetrical modulation of corticospinal excitability in the contracting and resting contralateral wrist flexors during unilateral shortening, lengthening and isometric contractions. Experimental Brain Research, 206(1): 59-69 (2010)
Uematsu@A, Inoue K, Hobara H, Kobayashi H, Iwamoto Y, Hortobagyi T, Suzuki S: Preferred step frequency minimizes veering during natural human walking. Neuroscience Letters,505(3): 291-293 (2011)
Ogawa@T, Kawashima N, Suzuki S, Nakazawa K: Asymmetrical neural adaptation in lower leg muscles as a consequence of stereotypical motor@training. Journal of Motor Behavior, 44(1): 63-68 (2012)
Ogawa@T, Kawashima N, Suzuki S, Nakazawa K:Different modulation pattern of spinal stretch reXex excitability in highly trained endurance runners. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 112 (10): 3641-3648 (2012)
Uematsu A, Sekiguchi H, Kobayashi H, Tsuchiya K, Hortobagyi T, Suzuki S: Mechanisms of post-contraction activation in skeletal muscle. The Journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine, 1(3): 513-521 (2012)
Uematsu A, Sekiguchi H, Kobayashi H, Tsuchiya K, Hortobagyi T, Suzuki S: Mechanisms of post-contraction activation in skeletal muscle. The Journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine, 1 (3): 513-521 (2012)
Miyazaki J, Murata S, Horie J, Uematsu A, Hortobagyi T, Suzuki S: Lumbar lordosis angle and leg strength predict walking ability in elderly males. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics,56(1): 141-147 (2013)
Yang@YT, Yoshida Y, Hortobagyi T, Suzuki S: Interaction between thorax, lumbar, and pelvis movements in the transverse plane 4 during gait at three velocities. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 29(3): 261-269 (2013)
Kobayashi@K, Koyama@Y, Enoka@RM, Suzuki@S: A unique form of light-load training improves steadiness and performance on some functional tasks in older adults. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports 24:98-110 (2014)
Uematsu A, Tsuchiya K, Kadono N, Kobayashi H, Kaetsu T, Hortobagyi T, Suzuki S: A behavioral mechanism of how increases in leg strength improve old adults' gait speed. PLOS ONE (in press)
Kadono N, Tsuchiya K, Uematsu A, Kamoshita T, Kiryu K, Hortobagyi T, Suzuki S: A Japanese stretching intervention can modify lumbar lordosis curvature. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques (in press)

yResearch grantsz
Grant-in-Aid for the Academic Frontier Project of MEXT (2005 - 2010)
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant of MEXT (2008 - 2010)
Waseda University IBUKA foundation (2007 - 2009)

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