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

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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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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

Right Effort, Wrong Direction

Think about this, I could put in my blood, sweat, and tears in my training as an athlete, but if the effort is headed in the wrong direction, it is somewhat of a futile effort.  I think it's too easy as a strength and conditioning coach to focus on variables rather than the endgame of the athlete (right direction). 

What is the training endgame of the athlete?  To potentially better produce during competition, right.  Now, I'm…

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Posted on May 1, 2017 at 8:00pm

Physical Fitness

Wikipedia defines physical fitness as a measure of the human body's ability to function efficiently and effectively in work and leisure activities, to be healthy, to resist hypokinetic diseases, and to meet emergency situations.

I like this definition of physical fitness.  It describes what we're trying to achieve in many situations by employing strength training and conditioning activities.  I'll say…

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Posted on April 24, 2017 at 7:00pm

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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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