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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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The Runner's Body

One book that I keep re-reading and referring to others is The Runner's Body by Tucker, Dugas, and Fitzgerald.   The title is a little deceptive although running is the premise for the book, the information contained is somewhat global.  To me, this is a must read for any…

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Posted on January 11, 2018 at 6:58pm

Sports Fit?

What does it mean to be physically fit for your sport?  If you think you know, what are your references based off of?  Personal experience, got it from a book, learned from someone else, comes from a computer program?  Have you matched up the sources above with actual outcomes?

Shouldn't we, as coaches, be asking ourselves the simple question of "sports-fitness" over and over again and compare that to what we…

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Posted on January 11, 2018 at 6:51pm

Training Curves and The Growth Mindset

Training (human development) is like plotting points on a curve, right?  So, where are you on the curve?  Where is your process and the athletes you work with?  Are you more on the side of the curve plotted with "fixed" training and beliefs, i.e., there's only one way to train?  Or, are you more on the side of the curve plotted towards "continual growth" i.e., a growth mindset?

One individual that I really enjoy…

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Posted on December 16, 2017 at 1:00pm

Understand Systems, then Understand Athletes

The harnessing of the human body into a specific pathway for athletic or tactical production is a complex process.  Personally, I think one that starts with examining human systems, first, then understanding the needs of the athlete.  Ultimately, we should try and make sense of the performance continuum (prep, practice, performance) and how the related stress affects individual human systems. …

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Posted on December 16, 2017 at 12:44pm

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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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