Deborah King

Professor and Grad Chair, Exercise Science and Athletic Training

Recent Grants/Publications

Belyea, B. Gabor, Z. Lewis E., Jackson, J., and King, D. (in press).  Validity of a Hand-held Tablet Compared to 3-Dimensional Motion Analysis to Assess Landing.  Journal of Sports Rehabilitation.

King, D and Belyea, B. (in press).  Reliability of using a handheld tablet and application to measure lower extremity alignment angles. Journal of Sports Rehabilitation.

Acuna, SA, Smith, DM, Robinson, JM, Hawks, JC, Starbuck, P, King, DL, Ridge, ST, and Charles, SK. (2014 ), Instrumented figure skating blade for measuring on-ice skating forces.  Measurement Science and Technology. (D. King corresponding author)

Craighead, D., Lehecka, N., and King, D. (2014 – accepted, in press).  A novel running mechanics class changes kinematics but not running economy. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.  (D. King corresponding author)

MacDonald, K. and King, D. (2013). Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Veterinary Echocardiographers:  A prospective study on prevalence and risk factors. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 16(1), 27-37.

King, D. (2013).  Is the elliptical a safe and effective low impact activity?  Comparison of frontal plane mechanics and muscle activity in elliptical versus treadmill running.  Academic Challenge Grant #2013-10 with three students M. Limoges, D. Cerone, H. Halse.  $1,115.

Benson, A., Abendroth-Smith, J., King, D., and Swenson, T. (2011)  Comparison of rowing on a stationary and dynamic ergometer.  Journal of Sport Science and Medicine. 10: 267-273. (D. King corresponding author)

Czapla, R., Sforzo, G., and King, D.  (2011). Optimizing Power Output by Varying Repetition Tempo.  Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25, 3029-3034.

Ridge, S and King, D. (2011).  Measuring Impact Forces during Figure Skating Jumps.  Submitted to Sport Science and Medicine Research Grant program of US Figure Skating.  $25,498.00 (includes cost sharing from IC and BYU In addition to cost sharing, BYU has contributed an addition $25,000 towards graduate student pay and capital equipment specifically for this project.)

US Figure Skating Project to evaluate technical scoring system with high speed cameras during novice and junior events at 2009 US Figure Skating Championships.  (2009). Project was initiated and Funded by US Figure Skating.  Value in Kind Contributions $4,500.

King, D., Smith, S., Brown, M., McCrory, J., Muncasy, B., and Scheirman, G. (2008). Comparison of split double and split triple twists in pair figure skating. Sport Biomechanics, 7(2):222-237.

Gross, M., Swensen, T., King, D. (2007).  Nonconsecutive- versus Consecutive-Day High-Intensity Interval Training in Cyclists.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 39(9): 1666-71.

Harnish, C.R., T. Swensen, and D. King (2006). Effect of cycling position on economy and cadence in trained cyclists during hill climbing at various power outputs.  European Journal of Applied Physiology, in press.

King, D., Smith, S., and Casey, K. (2006). How’d they do that triple combination jump: Part 1? Accepted for Publication: Professional Skater, September/October 2006.

King, D., Smith, S., and Casey, K. (2006). How’d they do that triple combination jump: Part 2? Professional Skater, March/April 2006: 12-13.

King, D.L. and Smith, S.L. (2006).  How high does you skater jump?  Professional Skater: Sports Science and Medicine Tidbit, online publication, Professional Skater’s Association.

King, D.L. (2005). Performing triple & quadruple figure skating jumps: implications for training.  Canadian Journal of Exercise Physiology, 30(6): 743-753. 

King, D.L. and Smith, S.L. (2005).  Skating – It’s a balancing act.  Professional Skater: Sports Science and Medicine Tidbit, online publication, Professional Skater’s Association.

King, D.L. and Smith, S.L. (2005).  What is important in analyzing figure skating jumps?  Professional Skater, September/October, 2005

Smith, S.L. and King, D.L. (2005).  What about those new, new boots?  Professional Skater, January/February 2005.

King, DL, Smith SL, Higginson, BK, Muncasy, B, Scheirman, GL (2004).  Characteristics of triple and quadruple figure skating jumps performed during the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics.  Sport Biomechanics, 3(1) 109-123.

King, D.L. (2004).  Biomechanics.  In M.A. Bradley & D. Miller (Eds.) Coach’s Guide to Figure Skating Sports Sciences and Medicine: Second Edition.  Professional Skaters Association, Rochester, Minnesota.

Smith, S.L. and King, D.L. (2004).  How’d they do that split triple twist?  Professional Skater, November/December 2004.

King, D.L. and Zatsiorsky, V.M (2002).  Periods of extreme ankle displacement during one legged standing. Gait & Posture, 15(2): 172-179.

King, D.L. (2000).  Jumping in Skating.  In V.M. Zatsiorsky (Editor) Olympic Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine Volume IX: Biomechanics in Sport. Blackwell Science, Ltd.  London, England.

Co-Director of United States Figure Skating Project on Skating Biomechanics funded by the United States Olympic Committee Sports Partnership Program totaling $29,450.  Project includes analyzing old video data and directing new project at ISU Grand Prix Finals in Colorado Springs, CO, December 2003.  

King D and Smith, S.  Generation of Angular Momentum and Vertical Velocity in Quadruple Revolution Figure Skating Jumps.  $22,800. Pfizer/IOC Olympic Research Project under the auspices of the IOC Medical Commission. Winter 2002. 

King, D.  Knee Joint Dynamics during Stop and Go Tasks under Fatigued and Non Fatigued Condition. $3,500.  Ithaca College Summer Research Grants Program. Summer 2003.