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John Mikula
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Welcome, John Mikula, MA, CTRS, CSCS, EP-C (ACSM) TRX

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Professional Coach
Name of School, Team or Business
Government Entity
Job Title
Exercise Physiologist/Recreational Therapy Supervisor
Current Job Description
Lead a team of clinicians working in medical-fitness, aquatic therapy, and adaptive sports preparation. Own local human performance business as well.
Past Job Experience
Worked as an exercise physiologist for a government entity overseeing physical training and testing, and human performance. Volunteer strength and conditioning coach Jacksonville Jaguars, 2005-2009. Visiting strength and conditioning coach Carolina Panthers, 2012.
Education
MA, Physical Education, University of South Florida
BS, Therapeutic Recreation, Southern Illinois University

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A Few Observations

Here are a few observations from the past few years working with athletes and coaches:

1.  At the high school level, a football mentality seems to pervade as the training model for many athletes.

2.  Outside of the notion of Olympic weightlifting, there is a huge lack of diversely experienced and knowledgeable strength and conditioning coaches at all levels.

3.  Strength and conditioning coaches should be more proactive about preventing injuries through training rather…

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Posted on June 5, 2017 at 8:05am

The Limitations of Specificity

Specificity really has its roots in the area of motor learning.  The Theory of Specificity of Motor Learning suggests that for motor skills to carry over outside of the practice environment, learning and development of the skills must resemble the environment that the motor skills are to be used in outside of the practice environment.  In the exercise realm, this theory has been broadened to include the same concept in…

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Posted on May 27, 2017 at 10:30pm

Creating Counter Measures

NASA goes to great lengths to develop the physical-fitness of astronauts. As part of this program, astronauts go through exercise counter-measures training to help deal with the effects of being in space, specifically dealing with micro-gravity. Exercise is used in this capacity prior to a space-mission and for a lengthy period after to help the astronaut recovery from space-stress.



So, why don't we have a similar mindset to developing athletes? For sure, we're full onboard with the… Continue

Posted on May 19, 2017 at 8:07am

Base Camp

Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I think for most competitive athletes and certainly most tactical warriors base fitness is a necessity. Yet, base fitness and programs that emphasize this aspect of strength and conditioning get little air-play. Just talking about base-fitness doesn't sound glamorous, does it?



However, a base level of physical strength and endurance should underlie just about every strength and conditioning program. It's what we should build on and return to, no different… Continue

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 7:51am

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At 7:06pm on August 28, 2015, Frank Zhong said…

Thanks for having me Coach!

At 8:28am on July 7, 2015, Natalie Campos said…
Joined!! = )
At 9:44am on February 28, 2013, Jeremy Boone said…

Ok thanks John!  Looking forward to checking it out!

At 8:41pm on December 27, 2012, Ron McKeefery said…

Great to connect.  This is a great site for learning and networking with others in the field.  Please let me know if I can be of any assistance to you or your athletes.  You can stay connected with me on SPN, or my website www.RonMcKeefery.com.  I am also on most of the Social Media networks.  All the best in 2013.  

 
 
 

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