Mike is the founder & co-owner of Athletic Lab. Mike is the guiding force behind Athletic Lab’s training philosophy & methodology. He oversees all training, instructor quality & staff education. Full bio
Mike has a BS in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University, an MSS in Coaching Science from Ohio University & a PhD in Biomechanics from LSU. Additionally, he has been recognized as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength & Conditioning Association, a Level 3 coach by USA Track & Field, a Level 2 coach by USA Weightlifting & a CrossFit Level 1 coach.
Mike has coached athletes to National Championship appearances in 4 sports (skeleton, bobsled, weightlifting, track & field) as well as directing the training plans for professional athletes in the MLS, MLB, NFL NHL and PGA and has coached at 4 Division 1 NCAA programs.
Mike has authored or co-authored research on sprinting, balance, motor learning, stretching & biomechanics of throwing that has been published in peer-reviewed international research journals. Additionally, he has presented his research at national and international conferences. He serves as an invited editor for Journal of Sports Sciences and Sports Biomechanics.
Mike has served as an instructor or professor at LSU, UNC & Ohio University. Additionally, he served as a lead instructor for coaching education programs from USATF, USTFCCCA & USA Weighlifting. Additionally, he has lectured for USA Speed Skating, the Chinese Olympic Committee & the North Carolina Justice Academy.
In addition to his research publications, Mike has written 2 books, 2 book chapters, contributed to the curriculums of the coaching education programs for USATF & USTFCCCA, has over 20 articles published in nationally distributed publications ranging from Maxim to Reps, & has written hundreds of blog posts on several of the largest sport conditioning sites on the web.
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MS Food & Nutrition Science (2014) | BS Nutrition Science | Member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics | NC Dietetic Association & Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians of America | Full bio