Karl Riecken, MA, CSCS, CISSN

Sport Scientist, Holistic Health and Performance Physician in Training

Dedicated to the health and performance of all those seeking to improve their lives through a holistic approach to human well-being. Driven to the future of sports, health, and changing the world.

Named by Healthy Living Magazine as one of Lake County’s 20 Most Influential People in Health  and Fitness in 2016

Education

ROCKY VISTA UNIVERSITY  COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine – (2021, anticipated)

UNIVERSITY  OF CENTRAL  FLORIDA

MA – Sport and Fitness: Health/Wellness and Applied Exercise Physiology (2011)

BS – Biomedical Sciences (partial)

ROLLINS  COLLEGE

BA – Anthropology, Music (double major) (2007)

 

Leadership & Management

  • Lead group of developers and physicians to create Orlando Health Heart Failure Reduction App (iOS) Lead group of developers to create Complete Concept Strength App (Andoid)
  • Direct staff education for National Training Center
  • Hired, managed, and mentored National Training Center Performance Specialists and Sport Science Interns
  • Directed NTC Sports Performance team for successful return-to-sport programming

Business Development

  • Developed NTC Performance Specialist position
  • Developed and codified NTC Sport Science Internship Program
  • Directed Complete Concept Athletics, LLC and the Complete Concept Strength app

Communication

  • Created NTC HealthHacker and PerformanceUpdate talk series
  • Connected with local medical professionals to educate on continuum of care for athletes Confident speaker to coaches, athletes, and medical professionals on all aspects of performance Consistent leader in team training sessions for a large variety of teams
  • Detail-oriented trainer for individual athletes and clients with concomitant disease states

Professional Experience

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

  • Commissioned as Second Lieutenant – June 2017
  • Recipient of Heath Professions Scholarship

UNIVERSITY  OF CENTRAL  FLORIDA

  • Adjunct Faculty, Sport and Exercise Science – January 2015-June 2017
  • Design and instruct junior- and senior-level courses in Sport & Exercise Science
  • Provide practical and actionable content based upon latest evidence

NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER,  PART OF SOUTH  LAKE HOSPITAL  & ORLANDO  HEALTH

  • Coordinator of Performance Testing and Exercise Physiologist – July 2012-June 2017
  • Create, integrate, and conduct performance testing and training
  • Provide presentations, written content, and serve as a speaker with multiple national organizations

VANGUARD TRIATHLON

  • Lead Performance Physiologist – June 2011-August 2012
  • Design and implement strength and conditioning programs for Vanguard Elite athletes
  • Mentor multiple coaches and athletes in physiology and performance assessment

USA TRIATHLON

High Performance Coaching Assistant May 2010-July 2011 

  • Assess physiology of resident athletes with VO2max and lactate threshold testing
  • Assist National Team coaches and athletes with training held at the USOTC in Colorado Springs, CO

USA SWIMMING

National Team Performance Intern January 2010-May 2010

  • Determine biomechanical and performance criteria from Olympic games video
  • Assist all National Team coaches and Performance Advisors in analysis of athletes

Selected Publications

DEVELOPING YOUNG  TRIATHLETES

  • Chapter 24 in Complete Guide to Triathlon
  • Publication by Human Kinetics and USA Triathlon, May 2012

LACTATE THRESHOLD TESTING AND  TRAINING

  • In USA Triathlon Level II Coaching Manual
  • Publication by USA Triathlon, September 2011

INTERNET-BASED

  • USA Triathlon Performance Coaching Newsletter (2013-2015) Running Analyses, Skills Sessions, and Correcting Underlying Causes Nutrition During the Base Phase of Training
  • Balancing Personal Life with Coaching Life
  • Success is Built in the Off-Season
  • College Swimming Coaches of America Performance Newsletter (2013-2015)
  • Risk, Resilience, Cold, and Gold
  • Heart Rate Variability and Sprinters
  • Using Hormones to Determine Sprinting Intensity at Morning Sessions
  • A More Specific Method for Training the Start
  • Laying Athletic Foundations  for Gymnastics Training
  • Can Art & Science Get Along?
  • TrainingPeaks.com Science Blog (2015-2016) Choosing the Optimal Daily Timing for Your Training Triathlon Training and Your Immune System
  • Genetic Testing, Collagen, Endurance, and Injury

Selected Presentations

USA TRIATHLON

Testing, Overtraining, and Recovery – Collegiate Recruitment Camp – Colorado Springs, CO; June 2010

Lactate Threshold Testing and Training – Level II Coaching Certification – Colorado Springs, CO; August

2010

  • High Performance Team Business Plan – High Performance Team Symposium – Colorado Springs, CO; January 2011
  • Lactate Threshold Testing and Training – Continuing Education Webinar – Colorado Springs, CO; May, 2011
  • Lactate Threshold Testing and Training – Level III Coaching Certification – Colorado Springs, CO; Multiple,

2011

  • 1st World Conference on Science in Triathlon Summary – National Team Coaches’ Meeting – Buffalo, NY; September 2011
  • Youth Physiology; Nutrition; Strength Training – Youth and Junior Coaching Specialty Certification – Clermont, FL; November 2015

COLLEGE SWIMMING COACHES ASSOCIATION  OF AMERICA

  • Gymnastics Foundation  for Strength Training – Annual Conference – Orlando, FL; May 2013
  • Trends in Strength Training and Taper – Annual Conference – Las Vegas, NV; May 2014
  • Monitoring Recovery in Swimmers – Annual Conference – Chicago, IL, May 2015
  • Warm-Ups, Recoveries, and In-Betweens – Annual Conference – Washington, DC, May 2016

Certifications

  • AdventureMedAdvanced Wilderness Life Support Certified Provider
  • International Society of Sports Nutrition Certified Sports Nutritionist
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • USA Triathlon Level 2 Coach; Youth  and Junior Specialist
  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sport Performance Coach
  • USA Cycling Level 3 Coach with Distinction (lapsed)
  • USA Track and Field Level 1 Coach
  • Road Runners Club of America Level 1 Coach
  • National Association of Underwater Instructors Open Water SCUBA

Volunteer Experience

  • Rock n’ Roll Marathon Sports Medicine David Carfagno, DO – October 2017
  • Orlando Regional Medical Center Intensive Care Unit Jeffery Sadowsky, MD – July 2015 – September 2015
  • Winter Park Family Practice Kathleen Todd, DO – July 2012 – December 2012
  • Winter Park Memorial Hospital Emergency David Sarkarati, DO, FACEP – June 2012 – December 2012
  • United States Olympic Committee Randy Wilber, PhD, FACSM – May 2011 – November 2011
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