|Exercise and Sport SciencesDeborah King|
|Ice Skating and Biomechanics|
An expert on the biomechanics of sport performance, Deborah King has researched the movement patterns and performance characteristics of volleyball, basketball and other sports that include “jump and land” and “stop and go” tasks, with a focus on competitive figure skating. Professional skaters and coaches use her findings to increase performance as well as to treat and prevent knee and ankle injuries as well as stress fractures.
King has written articles on how physical activity influences inflammatory markers associated with atherosclerosis, effects of the menstrual cycle on strength in female athletes, and how aerobic training affects gait characteristics of individuals with multiple sclerosis.
Books and Reports
In addition to chapters in the first and second editions of “Coach’s Guide to Figure Skating Sports Sciences and Medicine,” Deborah King has written articles on:
- Comparing split double and split triple twists in pair figure skating
- Movement patterns, biomechanics, and performance characteristics of figure skating jumps, including the quadruple toe-loop, triple lutz, triple and quadruple jumps, and single-, double,-, and triple-axels
- Physiological and biomechanical demands of elite figure skaters
- High-intensity interval training in cyclists
- Sports medicine
- Physics of figure skating
- Strength training for figure skating