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

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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.
MA, Physical Education, University of South Florida
BS, Therapeutic Recreation, Southern Illinois University

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3 Dynamics

I think there are 3 dynamics of athletic-based strength and conditioning that have to be accounted for regardless of the setting, "Physical Fitness, Healthiness, and Readiness." 

Physical fitness is somewhat of a transient term because it's always evolving (progressing/maintaining/regressing) during a training cycle.  Some qualify baseline fitness using maximum oxygen consumption while others use poundage or expressions of power as a means of…


Posted on September 22, 2018 at 1:18pm

Good-bye Dr. Ravizza

Last week, sports psychologist Dr. Ken Ravizza passed away unexpectedly.  I really admired Dr. Ravizza's teachings and tried to integrate them into my professional practice.  Over time, I came to realize the huge value in his simply teachings and the significant impact these had on my strength and conditioning practice in terms of producing outcomes.  

God bless, Dr. Ravizza, you will be sorely…


Posted on July 15, 2018 at 6:41am

Gauging Response

How do you gauge response from exercise?  It's an important topic for athletes and one that doesn't come-up too often.  Personally, I prefer to try and get feedback from athletes on a workout by workout basis regarding how they're feeling (healthy, ok, not healthy). 

At first, I think many athletes are reluctant to provide this information for fear of how they may be viewed, but over time and when trust is built I've…


Posted on May 30, 2018 at 8:31pm

Tactical Athletes?

Posted on May 28, 2018 at 9:16am

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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  I am also on most of the Social Media networks.  All the best in 2013.  


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