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  • Writer's pictureRon McKeefery

IGCT Episode #255: Jonathan Mike "Microspeed And Macropatience"


Jonathan Mike, PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, USAW, NKT, is a currently a Visiting Professor in Kinesiology at University of Southern Mississippi, and has been an Assistant Professor in the Exercise Science Program at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO.

He earned his PhD in Exercise Science at the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque). He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Exercise Science from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky while also serving as a strength and conditioning assistant. He also worked for the University of Louisville as a strength coach and has been a frequent contributor and guest host of several websites and radio shows.

He has been a member of the NSCA Certification Exam Developing Committee (NSCA-CPT) and Job Analysis Committee, and a current member of the Personal Trainers Special Interest Group. He has spoken at numerous NSCA local, state, regional and national conferences including the 2014, 2015, and 2016, and 2017 NSCA Personal Trainers Conference, and other organizations. He has authored or co-authored various works related to sports nutrition and strength and conditioning. Further, he has been published in the Strength and Conditioning Journal and Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research for the NSCA and have both authored & co-authored multiple book chapters in areas of sports nutrition and strength training and conditioning. In addition, he has co-authored many articles on a variety of topics in IDEA Fitness Journal and has authored articles for many consumer magazines including Oxygen Mag,, Muscle and Body, Muscle Mag, and Flex. He is a journal editor for both Strength and Conditioning Journal, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, NSCA Coach, and Research Quarterly for Exercise. He has been competing in the sport of Strongman for several years. His research interests include eccentric training and adaptations, strength and power development, functional movement, exercise and energy metabolism, and areas of sports nutrition.


In This Episode We Discuss:

  • What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

  • Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

  • Benefits of eccentric training.

  • Use of non traditional/strongman implements into sport S&C.

  • Blending classroom with the weight room.

  • Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

  • His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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