Jonathan Mike, CSCS


Jonathan Mike, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, USAW, is finishing his PhD in exercise physiology at the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque). He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in exercise science from Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green) 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.

Jonathan is a member of the NSCA Certification Exam Developing Committee (NSCA-CPT) and Job Analysis Committee, and a member of the Personal Trainers Special Interest Group. He has authored or co-authored various works related to sports nutrition and strength and conditioning. He has been published in the Strength and Conditioning Journal for the NSCA and has 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, Experienced Life, and Muscle and Body. He has been competing in the sport of Strongman for several years. His research interests include strength and power development, functional movement, exercise and energy metabolism, and areas of sports nutrition.



  • The Truth About Beta-alanine

    It may already be a part of your pre-workout stack, but do you really know what it's doing for you? Here's everything you need to know about beta-alanine.

  • Supplemental Leucine: How It Powers Muscle Growth

    There may be 9 essential amino acids, but none is more important to the bodybuilder than leucine. Here's the latest research on how this branched-chain amino can boost protein synthesis.

  • 9 Great Bodybuilding Foods

    Move over chicken, broccoli, and steak. Here are the 9 top bodybuilding foods flying under the radar. Make them a part of your high-performance diet!