ERNIE LUKESCH: Strength and Conditioning Coach, Sports Performance and Recovery
B.A. Exercise Science NASM CPT
FST LEVEL 1
Trigger Point & Myofascial Therapy USAW LEVEL 1
OnBase University Level 1 Pitching
As a health and fitness professional, I believe the key to a healthy lifestyle is balance. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, where I graduated with honors. I’m a certified personal trainer through the American Council of Exercise and NASM; I specialize in weight management, sport-specific and functional training, as well as corrective exercise with a strong emphasis on mobility.
I believes in a goal oriented philosophy. Whether you are new to exercise, struggling with injuries or a seasoned pro, I will create a personalized program and share training strategies to help keep you fit and healthy. In my spare time, I enjoy strength training as well playing football, baseball and coaching soccer.
What I will bring to Prestige:
I have the great gift of getting the most out of people. I feel everyone is built different. So people all need different techniques and programming to accommodate their goals and motivations. We are trying to revolutionize youth sports training with two things: Corrective exercise & performance stretching.
According to the NASM ( National Academy of Sports Medicine) Corrective Exercise is a technique that leverages an understanding of anatomy, kinesiology, and biomechanics to address and fix movement compensations and imbalances to improve the overall quality of movement during workouts
and in everyday life.
Corrective Exercise is used to help assess and determine the root cause of imbalances and faulty movement patterns that lead to issues with posture, balance, and total body coordination.
I believe in the NASM way of corrective exercise and training:
1: Inhibit 2: Lengthen 3: Activate 4: Integrate
1: Stabilization (endurance) 2: Strength (endurance, hypertrophy, max strength 3: Power
Fascial Stretch Therapy ( Performance Stretching): Fascial stretch therapy improves the mobility of your nerves & the flexibility of your muscles and fascia by focusing on the fascial lines that connect through and wrap around muscle, nerves, organs, and just about everything else in your body.
What is Fascia: (connective tissue) Fascia surrounds each muscle, and connects them to each other both superficially and deep. It also connects tendons, ligaments, and bone to form a body-wide, functional network. Fascia connects to all of your organs and systems, too.