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Erik Hernandez has recently filmed a variety of lifts for the library with focus on a 2 day and 3 day weight training program for wrestlers. Erik's program uses minimum equipment to help coaches, parents, and wrestlers incorporate a strength training program with minimal cost.
Erik Hernandez, a native of West Chicago, IL, has been involved in the field of Strength and Conditioning as an Athlete and Coach for 8 years. A former High School wrestler, Hernandez is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago. Hernandez competed in the shot put for the track and field team at Loyola and still holds the school record in the event. He received a bachelor's degree in Biology from Loyola and is also C.S.C.S certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. After his time at Loyola, Hernandez spent time as a performance coach at Arizona State University, The University of Tulsa and Niles North High School.
Hernandez has trained Wrestlers at all different levels from middle school and high school athletes to the college level. He is currently in charge of the University of North Carolina Wrestling Strength and Conditioning Program. His philosophy entails an athlete centered program that enhances the athletes biomotor abilities with the purpose being performance enhancement and injury prevention. Hernandez believes in training wrestlers to be good wrestlers-not good weightlifters.