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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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Preparation is the Key

The human body is very complex.  Training it for sports, battle, and life requires some considerable thought, effort, and reflection.  I like the research method approach whereas I prescribe training elements, evaluate their effectiveness and outcomes, and make judgements as far as how to adapt.…

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Posted on October 1, 2017 at 7:30am

Considering Function

It would be foolish to not consider function during training, but the dynamic understanding and intent of function-ability can easily be misunderstood.  Case in point, we have functional training, but often these modalities are just physical therapy exercises or Yoga poses that pertain to these settings.  We have functional movement screens, great, but again the value outside of clinical applications of highlighting injury or potential for injury is not clearly…

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Posted on September 17, 2017 at 11:50am

Compared to What?

I think it's invaluable to be able to compare training progress and process especially with similar entities. There's are a lot of dynamics at play which contribute to why something works in one situation and not in another.  "Works" meaning the training makes a measurable difference in relation to the intended outcome.  For example, if the intended outcome of a training program is to help produce hardy, more dynamic athletes how would I know if training contributed…

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Posted on September 13, 2017 at 7:37pm

What to Reward

Reward drives human behavior.  Undoubtedly, fitness is a behavior.   Ultimately, we'd like athletes' behavior to be driven more by intrinsic or internal rewards than by external sources, but this type of thinking takes time to develop.  

So, what can we extrinsically reward in terms of fitness behavior?  Here's a place where the prudent coach really has to put some effort into thinking about the big picture.  The trap…

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Posted on September 11, 2017 at 8:52pm

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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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