Jonathan Mike is a Professor in the Exercise Science and Sports Performance program at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ, a Professor of kinesiology at the University of Southern Mississippi, and an Assistant Professor at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO. He earned his PhD in Exercise Science at the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque). He has served as a strength coach at Western Kentucky University and University of Louisville, and has been a frequent contributor and guest host of several websites and radio shows. He has been a 15-year member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA); has served on numerous committees, including the Certification Exam Developing Committee (NSCA-CPT) and Job Analysis Committee; is a current member of the Personal Trainers Special Interest Group (SIG); and has spoken at over 40 events, including many for the NSCA. He has published numerous works related to sports nutrition and strength and conditioning. Further, Mike has been published in the Strength and Conditioning Journal and Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and has written nine 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. He is an editor for both Strength and Conditioning Journal, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, NSCA Coach, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, and European Journal of Sports Science. He has competed in the sport of Strongman and his research interests include eccentric training and adaptations, strength and power development, functional movement, exercise and energy metabolism, and areas of sports nutrition.