Chad Ikei

Born and raised in Hawaii, Chad left the islands to pursue his Olympic career in power-lifting. During that time he set several U.S. Olympic records for his weight class.  Chad later transitioned into his present role as a strength and conditioning coach. Chad returned to Hawaii after a highly successful training professional career in Arizona with college and elite High School athletes. Chad has accumulated over 26 years of experience and a unique background in strength and power sports. With over 11 years of athletic experience in World-Class competition and 15 years of professional coaching in strength and conditioning. Chad understands the requirements for athletic success. He places a priority on building strong communicative relationships with every athlete and aggressively develops their mental focus, physical preparation and athletic performance. Chad’s knowledge in strength and power development elevates Ikei Sports Performance to the highest level of performance. When athletes need to be bigger, faster and stronger they want Chad Ikei on their team.



Dedicated Sports Performance and Fitness Coach, utilizing 14 years as a World-Class Athlete competing in both Powerlifting and Olympic Weightlifting and 15 years as a professional coach to produce a proven track record for motivating and physically preparing Professional, Collegiate, High School and youth athletes for success at the next level.  Passionate for teaching, preparing, and inspiring athletes for success and to exceed all expectations. Developed a unique sports performance training methodology that elicits speed, strength and power with measurable results.  Mentor and motivational speaker for all levels of athletes on and off the playing field.

•    Founder of Ikei Performance, Inc. (2004-present)
•    Trained and conditioned over 200 Professional Athletes from the NFL, NHL, MLB, Winter and Summer Olympic athletes
•    3 years Head Performance Coach, Poliquin Performance Center (PPC) (1999-2001)
•    Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist, Champion Health, Michael Leahy D.C. (Founder of the Active Release Techniques (ART), Colorado Springs, CO (1998-2000)
•    Weightlifting Athlete, U.S. Olympic Training Center Colorado Springs, CO under Olympic Weightlifting Head Coach, Dragomir Cioroslan, 1984 Olympic bronze medalist (1991-1996)
•    1996 Olympic Team Alternate
•    Powerlifting World Record Holder, 1987-1991, Honolulu, HI
•    National Strength and Conditioning Association – Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT)
•    USA Weightlifting Club and Senior Coach (USAW)
•    Assistant Coach, USA Weightlifting Resident High School Team Coach, at U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO (1996-1997)
•    Attended University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (1992-1998)



•    Set 8 Powerlifting World Records
•    World Record Bench Press of 316 lbs @ 114 lbs weight class
•    First Powerlifter to earn the title "Youngest and Lightest Athlete to Bench Press Over 300 lbs" (17 yrs old, 112 lbs bodyweight, bench press of 303 lbs) Honolulu, HI
•    Overall Lightweight (114-165 lb) Budweiser World Record Breakers Championship
•    Only athlete to break a World Record Bench Press (Powerlifting) and National Record Snatch (Olympic Weightlifting) within the same month


•    Set 21 National Weightlifting Records
•    Won 16 National Weightlifting Titles
•    5-time U.S. National Weightlifting Champion
•    3-time U.S. Olympic Festival Gold Medalist
•    World & National Team Member
•    Best Overall Lifter American Open Weightlifting Championship


Contributing Writer     Ultimate Athlete Magazine, Long Island, NY (2005-2007)
Sportszine Magazine, Phoenix, AZ (2004-2005),, Phoenix, AZ (2007-2008)

On-line Fitness Consultant

Infinity Fitness, LLC –Columbus, OH (2004-present)
Society of Weight-Training Injury Specialist (SWIS Symposium)
2004, Toronto, Canada

Private Seminars  

Olympic Weightlifting for Sports Performance Enhancement 2004, NYC, NY & Columbus, OH
Explosive Training for Sports 2005, Denver, CO
Preparing Young Athletes Off-Season Training, Scottsdale, AZ 2007


University of Hawaii Strength & Conditioning Clinic

2010, 2011 Honolulu, HI

Power for Sports Youth Football Camp

2006 Kaiser High School, Honolulu, HI & Ikei Performance
2007 Mililani High School, Honolulu, HI
2009 Kea’au High School, Kea’au, HI

Hawaii Athletic League of Scholars Youth Football Skills Clinic & Coaching Clinic 2007
Waipahu High School Youth Football Speed & Agility Clinic 2011, Oahu
Youth Special Teams Kick & Return Clinic 2011, Oahu

NFL Super Bowl XLII

NFL Experience Youth Football Skills Clinic 2008 Glendale, AZ
Junior Rank National Youth & High School Combine 2010 Chandler, AZ
Jimmy Smith Team 82 Youth Combine Preparation Clinic 2011 Jackson, MS
Life Education Through Sports (LETS)
High School Combine & Skills Clinic
2007, Chandler, AZ
2008, Flagstaff, AZ

Eastham Energy College All-Star Game 2011, Tempe, AZ


University of Texas - Women’s Track & Field Strength & Conditioning Consultant
Coach Beverly Kearney, Austin, TX

Tulsa Union High School    Strength & Conditioning Consultant, 2004, 2005
Head Coach Bill Blankenship, Tulsa, OK 2004, 2005 6A State Champions

Kamehameha High School     Strength & Conditioning Consultant, 2008
Head Coach David Stant, Oahu, HI 2009 State Champions

Chaparral High School Strength & Conditioning Consultant, 2010
Head Coach Charlie Ragle, Scottsdale, AZ 2010 5A-II State Champions


6 years Little League Baseball Coach, Scottsdale, AZ
7 years Youth Football Coach, Scottsdale, AZ


Professional training results available at:
On Facebook: Chad Ikei
Youtube: Ikei Performance






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