Keijo Häkkinen

 

Prof. Keijo Häkkinen

Neuromuscular Research Center, Biology of Physical Activity

Contact information: 

Neuromuscular Research Center

Biology of Physical Activity

Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences P.O. Box 35 (VIV)

40014 University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Email: Keijo.Hakkinen@jyu.fi

Tel.: 358 050 4285289

 

Education:

1975  B.Sc. (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)

1977  M.Sc. (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)

1982  Licentiate of Philosophy (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)

1986   PhD (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)

 

Scientific competence:

1989  Scientific competence for the academic chair: Professorship in Biomechanics

1991  Scientific competence for the academic chair: Professorship in Exercise Physiology         

1992  Docent (Biology of Physical Training) Medical Faculty, University of Oulu, Finland

2001 Scientific competence for the academic chair: Professorship in Science of Sport Coaching and Fitness Testing        

 

Most important international visits:

1994 (5 months) Visiting Professor (Penn State University, Center for Sports Medicine, USA)

1997 (5 months) Visiting Professor (Southern Cross University, AUS)

2000 (2 weeks) Visiting Emens Distinguished Professor (Ball State University, USA)

2013 (2 weeks) Visiting Professor (Edith Cowan University, Health and Exercise Sciences, AUS)

2018 (1 week) Co-operative research visit (Edith Cowan University, Exercise and Sport Science, AUS)

 

Most important scientific honors:

1996-2001 Appointment as Honorary Research Fellow at Southern Cross University, Lismore, AUS

2000 Appointment as Emens Distinguished Professor at Ball State University, USA

2006 Distinguished Invited Lecturer Award at the University of Connecticut, USA

2013 The University’s Jubilee Year Award for remarkable life’s work, University of Jyväskylä, FIN

2015 The National Strength and Conditioning Association NSCA Impact Award, Colorado, USA

 

Major research interests:

  1. Acute neuromuscular, hormonal and mechanical responses to various resistance exercise protocols in men and women, various athlete groups and aging population 
  2. Neuromuscular, hormonal and physiologic adaptations during prolonged strength training and detraining in men and women, adolescents, athletes and aging population 
  3. Acute neuromuscular, cardiorespiratory and physiologic responses and chronic adaptations to various combined endurance and strength training modes in men and women and endurance athletes
  4. Physical performance profiles and competitive performance in various sport events as well as training, seasonal and detraining adaptations e.g. in weightlifting, track and field, basketball, volleyball, football and ice-hockey

 

 International scientific publications in numbers:

  • Original peer-reviewed scientific articles: around 390  
  • Peer-reviewed reviews in scientific journals, articles in books and conference proceedings: around 60
  • Books: 8
  • Non-refereed scientific articles: around 20
  • Abstracts: around 410

 

List of international original peer-reviewed scientific articles in PUBMED:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=H%C3%A4kkinen+K

 

Domestic scientific, professional and other publications:

  • Articles, reviews, and others: over 170
  • Books: 9

 Summary of international and national presentations in numbers:

  • International invited and other scientific presentations in scientific congresses: around 110
  • Invited presentations in national congresses and seminars: over 75

 Summary of PhD education in numbers:

  • PhD students supervised for their doctoral degrees: 22  
  • Currently PhD students under supervision: 5 
                                                                                                        

Most important scientific related actions:

  • Member in the Council of the International Society of Biomechanics
  • Member in the European College of Sport Science
  • Chairman and founder member in the International Scientific Committee of International Conference Series on Strength Training (1998-2020)
  • Member in the editorial boards of several scientific journals
  • Chairman and organizer of a number of International Congresses (around 30)
  • Chairperson of a number of sessions of International Congresses (around 40)
  • Acting as a Reviewer and Opponent for a number of PhD Theses
  • Acting as a Custodian at the Oral Defense of a number of PhD Theses (around 15)
  • The award of the Jyväskylä Convention Bureau for organizing the congress of the year of 2015 in the city of Jyväskylä
  • Acting as an expert evaluator of the scientific competence for professorships                                                                                                                                                                                 

  Most important professional and societal actions:

  • Vice member in the board of the University of Jyväskylä
  • Chairman in the Committee of the Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences
  • Chairman of the Research School, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä
  • Member in the Board of the Postgraduate School, University of Jyväskylä
  • Vice Dean in the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä
  • Head of the Department of Biology of Physical Activity
  • Member in the Ethics Committee, University of Jyvaskyla

  

                                                                                                   

Most important sport related actions:

  • Background as a competitive athlete in weightlifting and track & field
  • Coach in weightlifting
  • Chairman in the Scientific Committee of the Finnish Weightlifting Federation
  • A dibloma from the Finnish Weightlifting Federation                                                                                 
  • Expert member in the Finnish Track and Field Association
  • Member and vice chair in the Board of the Research Institute for Olympic Sports, Jyväskylä, Finland (1991-2014, 2014-2017)
  • Member in the Polar Fitness Segment Scientific Advisory Board
  • Member in the Research and Development Group of the Finnish Top Sport within the "Change Group of Finnish Top Sport"

 

For more information see ResearchGate    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Keijo_Haekkinen

 

Some examples of Media appearances:

2019

Voimaharjoittelu on erityisen tärkeää ikääntyvillä ihmisillä

Strength training is beneficial in endurance runners

Two Strength Training Books and two authors of these books, Jyväskylä

2018

Feedback from the 11th International Conference on Strength Training, Perth, Australia

Keijo Häkkinen presenting at 11th ICST2018, Perth, Australia

Liikuntabiologeilla vahva edustus kansainvälisessä kongressissa Australiassa

Laaja kansainvälinen Voima- ja kestävyysharjoittelun Symposium Jyväskylässä

New record in the number of participants at our 19th International Symposium, Jyvaskyla, Finland

New article on Combined Strength and Endurance Training

https://www.jyu.fi/sport/fi/ajankohtaista/uutiset/fyysisen-kunnon-mittaaminen-2013-kasi-ja-oppikirja-kuntotestaajille

2017

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170111091925.htm

2016

http://icst2016.com/

https://esaimaa.fi/uutiset/lahella/6cb3f0c2-7197-4961-9ff4-0dd98e650f37

https://www.jyu.fi/ajankohtaista/arkisto/2016/12/tiedote-2018-02-23-15-06-40-618688

2015:

http://www.radiokompassi.fi/uutiset/jyvaskylan-yliopiston-professorille-tunnustusta-voimaharjoitteluun-liittyvasta

2014:

https://www.konffa.fi/fi/uutiset/hae/jyv%C3%A4skyl%C3%A4n-kongressipalkinnot-jaettiin2014:

https://www.star2.com/health/fitness/2014/03/14/cardio-and-resistance-training-does-order-matter/

http://www.savonsanomat.fi/urheilu/lisaa-voimaa-vai-kestavyytta/1797913

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140313092224.htm       

2013:

http://suppversity.blogspot.fi/2013/03/cardio-strength-training-in-single.html

Tunnustuspalkinto

2012:

http://www.evaa.ch/news-overview/archive-09-13/810-never-give-up-an-active-life.html

2011:        

http://www.longevitylive.com/health-living/years-workout-plan/

2010:                                            

http://www.laakarilehti.fi/uutinen.html?opcode=show/news_id=9767/type=1