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Demons And Lady Demons

Eric Schwager

Northwestern State University is located in Natchitoches, Louisiana. In 1922 the students voted that all their athletic teams would be known by the nickname of Demons. The University recently named Eric Schwager to lead the Demons as the Director of Strength and Conditioning.

Eric spent 4 years as the Director of Strength, Conditioning and Sports Performance at Newberry College where he helped lead the Wolves to a Southern Atlantic Conference Championship.

Eric has a strong background in athletics; he has worked at Princeton, Michigan State, South Florida and minor league baseball, owned an Advanced Training business,  coached at the University of Hartford and was the Head Football Strength and Conditioning Coach at Limestone College.

Now he brings his expertise to the Northwestern State Demons and shares an example of what an athlete can do when ‘stuck’ at home. 

Schwager Gets Them Strong


A Pulling Machine

A tremendously popular exercise to train the latissimus dorsi and associated muscles is the pulldown movement. Coaches, athletes, trainers and gym enthusiasts all use a variety of grips to target areas of the back that they want or need to...

Manual Training Has Rules

In 1979 Manual Resistance was introduced at the National  Strength and Conditioning Convention. Weight training’s ability to enhance athletic performance had become accepted and coaches were beginning to be hired by major sports programs. Facilities everywhere were extremely limited or...

Powerful Hands

The hand is a complex anatomical system. This appendage is composed of twenty seven bones and fifteen joints. Having 30 degrees of rotational and translational freedom it’s able to grasp and apply force to objects of multivarious shapes and sizes....