27 December 2007

Covaughn Deboskie named to U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Congratulations to Ikei Performance Athlete Covaughn Deboskie for being selected to the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, TX. Covaughn, a senior Running Back at Chandler Hamilton High School (Arizona), was selected amongst the best High School Football Players from across the nation to compete in the prestigious All-star game scheduled for January 5, 2008. Covaughn will showcase his skills in front of top NCAA Football programs. Wearing his high school number #33, Covaughn will be one of three running backs on the West Team that will carry the ball in front of millions of viewers on the nationally televised game (12:00pm CST on NBC). Covaughn is also one of four finalist in the EAS Speed & Strength Award which will be announced on January 4, prior to the game. With the top performance of a 4.4 sec 40-yard dash along with his other top finishes in the combine skills, Covaughn has proven to be a phenomenal athlete. The announcement on which school Covaughn has committed to will be done live on television during the game.

Covaughn has been training at Ikei Performance the past three years along with his younger brother Caleve, who will be joining Covaughn at the U.S. Army National Combine designated to showcase talented high school underclassmen. Caleve, a junior Wide Receiver at Hamilton, accompanied his older brother at every training session and has looked up to Covaughn and is now developing into a well groomed future D1 prospect. The determined champions dedicated their summer to prepare themselves during the off-season for the elite level of play that has awarded them with this honor. Covaughn, along with the support and help of his mother (Wakena) would travel 45 minutes every day 5-6 days a week to workout at Ikei Performance. They would sometimes spend the entire day at the training center to avoid traveling back and forth to attend twice-a-day workouts.

Through sacrifice, discipline and hard work comes great rewards. Today, Ikei Performance is proud to announce the success of 2 young men whom exemplify the meaning of sacrifice, discipline and hard work. These important life skills that both Covaughn and Caleve has learned through the years have built them into great athletes, but more importantly extraordinary young men. Ikei Performance Congratulates Covaughn and Caleve for their achievements and wish them to exceed all expectations. We love you both and thank you for being a part of the Ikei Performance Family.

19 December 2007

The Athlete Within - Episode 2

John attempts to complete his first workout with Lead Trainer, Garrett Shinoskie. The important word in this phrase is "attempts".

08 December 2007

The Athlete Within - Episode 1

Put a regular guy through a professional athlete training program? Simple right? Think again. This is The Athlete Within.

Ikei Performance Athlete Patrick Schwenke Game Highlights

West Texas A&M Offensive Lineman, Patrick Schwenke, shows off his skills on a recent post on youtube.com. The 6'5" 315 lbs O-lineman trained at Ikei Performance over the summer in preparation for his senior season. His hard work and determination has brought him success with the team making a playoff run. Schwenke will now be training for the biggest opportunity of his life, the chance to play for an NFL team. "As soon as I'm done with my last final exam, I'm packing my stuff and heading out to Ikei Performance to prepare for my pro-day and show the scouts that I'm more than capable to play at the next level."

Schwenke will not be the only player at Ikei Performance training for a shot to play in the NFL. "We only accept 10 athletes each year into our NFL Combine & Draft Preparation Program," says Chad Ikei, Founder and President of Ikei Performance. "Big Schwenke got a lot of upside to him, but most importantly he showed me his work ethic this past summer and the intensity and passion he exuded during each training session makes me a believer that he will be successful at the next level. It takes a lot of sacrifice and discipline to make it through our training programs, and Patrick proved to have what it takes."

Over the next 3 months Patrick and 9 other NFL prospects will be working hard at making their dreams of becoming an NFL Player come true. Under the direction of Chad Ikei and his team of professionals these athletes will be training 6 days a week 2-3 times a day for 1 shot at performing in front of 32 NFL Teams in hopes to becoming a Professional Athlete.

07 December 2007

Olympic Weightlifting for Sports Performance Clinic - Saturday, December 8, 2007

Free Clinic for Arizona High School Coaches and Athletes

Ikei Performance, Scottsdale’s exclusive sports performance and fitness training center for professional athletes and serious fitness enthusiasts, will be hosting Monthly Olympic Weightlifting clinics for Enhanced Athletic Performance on the first Saturday of the month beginning December 8, 2007. Led by 5-time U.S. National Weightlifting Champion, Chad Ikei, this program is being offered FREE to all Arizona High School coaches and athletes with the goal of improving the performance and safety of strength programs in Arizona High Schools. The clinic will be held at Ikei Performance, 9525 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Suite 104, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 between 1:00-3:00 pm.

Olympic Weightlifting (Olympic sport since 1896), not to be confused with weight-training, comprises of two competitive lifts: Snatch and Clean & Jerk. Both these movements require a tremendous amount of athleticism including speed, strength, flexibility, mobility and mental focus. The proper implementation and execution of these lifts and the derivatives has proven to improve strength, power and speed, three important aspects of athletic performance for athletes.

Through the years, Olympic Weightlifting has gained popularity among high school strength training programs. Sports such as soccer, volleyball, football, baseball, basketball and even tennis require an athlete to be explosive in nature. Young athletes can benefit from proper Olympic Weightlifting movements during their preparation for the fall, winter or spring sports. However, although many coaches and athletes are aware of the benefits from Weightlifting movements, very few have the experience and/or confidence to properly teach the mechanics and techniques of the lifts.

This is an opportunity to learn from one of the best Weightlifters in the country and it’s FREE. To reserve a spot for the next clinic contact Garrett at Ikei Performance 480-657-6937 or via email garrett@ikeiperformance.com.

21 November 2007

Educational Nights at Ikei Performance - "Maximize Your Metabolism" December 3, 2007


Monday - December 3, 2007

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Join Arizona’s premier sports & fitness performance center’s Dr. Mark Rudderham, Naturopathic Physician and Chad Ikei, Personal Trainer & Performance Coach, in a FREE SEMINAR discussing advanced methods for increasing metabolism and effective fat loss procedures. Learn nutritional facts and functional exercises that will rev-up your metabolism and keep you fit and lean. Dr. Mark Rudderham specializes in alternative health & performance care. Chad Ikei is 5-time National Weightlifting Champion and World Record Holder that has coached numerous professional athletes and has developed a specialized program for fast and effective metabolic results.

Ikei Performance will be holding their monthly Educational Seminar on Monday evening, December 3, 2007 from 6:30-7:30 pm. The seminar is open to the public and on a first come first served basis, space is limited. There is no fee as the seminar is a service to the community to provide education and awareness to healthy living and optimal performance.

Join in on the fun and learn how to take your health and fitness to the next level. Snacks will be provided by Sunfare, the leading provider of personalized, healthy meals and delicious, family-style dinners in Arizona.

Tired of that unwanted belly fat?
Trying to get rid of that spare tire?
Feel like you hit a plateau in your training?
Want to look & feel dynamic again?

Get the answers and overcome the problems. Join us for an
informative and educational seminar that will blow your mind. Call 480.657.6937 or email info@ikeiperformance.com, space is limited.

06 November 2007

Educational Nights at Ikei Performance - "Let's Talk Hormones"

Ikei Performance will be holding their monthly Educational Seminar on Tuesday evening, November 13, 2007 from 6:30-7:30 pm. The seminar is open to the public and on a first come first served basis, space is limited. There is no fee as the seminar is a service to the community to provide education and awareness to healthy living and optimal performance.

The topic of the month is "Let's Talk Hormones." Dr. Mark Rudderham will address personal hormonal concerns for both MEN & WOMEN. Learn alternative methods for taking control of your inner youth and get back on track to a healthy and productive living.

Feeling Fatigued?
Having trouble sleeping?
Experiencing emotional instability?
Feeling an increased level of stress or anxiety?
Noticing signs of hairloss?
Struggling with weightloss?
Can't put on any muscle mass?
Storing fat in unwanted places?
If you have experienced any of the above symptoms or know anyone that has, bring them with you and get the answers to the problem. Join us for an informative and educational seminar that will blow your mind. Call 480.657.6937 or email info@ikeiperformance.com.

24 October 2007

Ikei Performance Athlete Anthony "Bear" Bryant Signs with Miami Dolphins

CONGRATULATIONS to Ikei Performance Athlete, Anthony "Bear" Bryant, for signing with the Miami Dolphins. Big "Bear" had trained at Ikei Performance in preparation for his 2005 NFL Draft (6th Round, 178th overall) and spent his entire off-season preparing for the 2007-08 NFL season. His hard work, dedication and sacrifice has earned him an active roster spot with the Dolphins as a Defensive Tackle. "Bear" was determined to get himself in shape and showed amazing discipline as he lost over 50 pounds during this off-season. His intensive training program consisted of a strict personalized nutritional & supplemental plan, intense strength training sessions, as well as grueling conditioning & position drills. The entire Ikei Performance Family is proud to share the news and wishes "Bear" continued success throughout his career in football and beyond.

23 October 2007

Bicep Curls Taken To A New Level

YouTube Q & A

The following question was posted by a subscriber to Ikei Underground on YouTube in response to the Ogre Box Jump Video:

Q: Hi there. I jump up an down on boxes that are 36 inches high. I'm 5 feet 8 inches tall with shoes on and weight 190 lbs. Will this increase my vertical jump doing this exercise like this lineman does in the video? Thank you -

Best Regards,


A: Justin, thanks for the inquiry and interest in our training program. Performing box jumps on any size boxes will assist in improving vertical jump, but that is only a small piece of the puzzle. Box jumps alone obviously won't maximize your vertical jump when compared to a comprehensive strength training program. A good general rule of thumb to follow is this:

1. Improve your weakest links
2. Increase your functional lean muscle mass
3. Improve your functional relative and maximal strength
4. Increase the transfer of force application (speed of movement) to improve power

There are many other factors involved in improving jumping ability, but one of the easiest ways to improve your vertical jump is to improve your posterior chain strength (erectors, glutes and hamstrings) and incorporate explosive movements into your program. However, if you are preparing for a combine and needed to improve your vertical jump score then there are other ways of instantly improving your test score, but that's a whole different scenario as improving your score and improving your performance are 2 completely different goals. Keep up with the training. Discipline is the precursor to success.

Chad Ikei

01 September 2007

Chang Named Starter for Ticats

Earlier this season rookie Timmy Chang boldly asked Tiger-Cats head coach Charlie Taaffe to become the team's starter.

Now he has been given the chance.

Taaffe confirmed the switch on Wednesday from veteran Jason Maas to Chang for this Monday's Labour Day game against Toronto. Chang, a gunslinging quarterback out of the University of Hawaii, has seen action in relief in four of eight games, including last Saturday's 27-9 loss to Montreal. Click here to read article

28 July 2007

Like Father Like Son - Future Olympic Weightlifting Champion

9 year old Chance Ikei works on his Olympic Weightlifting Technique as he performs a bodyweight clean of 30 kg. Chad Ikei (5-time National Weightlifting Champion) made a bet with his 9 year old son Chance that if he could clean his bodyweight he would give him 5 bucks...Chance walked away $5 richer. Although "Daddy" walked away with empty pockets he managed to proudly stroll away with a heart full of pride. If young Ikei continues to work hard he could possibly be the one to break Daddys records...TO BE CONTINUED...more of fun training videos to follow.

18 July 2007

Timmy Chang: Hawaii to Hamilton

In an interview on Ticats TV, Timmy Chang of the Hamilton Tigercats divulges details of his background, how he came to love football and the pressures of being the leader on the field.

He also talks about his future, the potential of becoming a coach, teaching kids and his passion for giving back to the youngsters in Hawaii.

Keep tabs on Timmy and his career in football by subscribing to IkeiUnderground.com.

24 May 2007

2nd Annual Power 4 Sports Football Camp Hawaii

Former Warriors Reagan Mauia & Tala Esera join the Power 4 Sports Coaching Family. The 2nd Annual Power 4 Sports Football Camp Hawaii is proud to announce their newest coaches, Reagan Mauia and Tala Esera. Mauia and Esera, both former Warrior players and current Miami Dolphins rookies, are excited to share their experience of becoming NFL players and their journey they took to get there.

Reagan Mauia was the Miami Dolphins 6th Round Selection (pick 181). This monstrous Fullback was a Junior College transfer that played multiple positions throughout his college football career playing offensive line, defensive line and finally finding a home at the fullback position. Mauia's physical stature also changed as frequently as his positions as he weighed anywhere from his heaviest of 385 pounds to his current chiseled 270 pound "Juggernaut" body. His motivation and determination to find a way to get on the field has proved to be successful.

Offensive Lineman Tala Esera signed with the Miami Dolphins as a Rookie Free Agent. Esera is a born leader and has proven to be a versatile player both on and off the field. At 6'3" tall and 310 lbs, his athleticism is remarkable, but his work ethic and intensity is what sets him apart from the rest.

The Power 4 Sports Football Camp Hawaii is honored to have two such unique and dedicated individuals joining the coaching family.

2nd Annual Power 4 Sports Football Camp Hawaii

July 6-7, 2007
Mililani High School
Ages 8-18

Register today http://www.ikeiperformance.com

22 March 2007

Hawaii Fullback Breaks Through Walls

Reagan Mauia helps the Ikei construction team in their demolition.

16 March 2007

31 January 2007

Ogre Power! 42 Inch Box Jump

Evan Mathis is an offensive lineman for the NFL's Carolina Panthers. Here he demonstrates that the math you learn in school really IS useful in the real world!

22 January 2007


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