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Sean Demarinis Wins America’s Strongest Man 2014

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Saturday September 20, 2014, 5:00 pm EST

Phoenix, AZ-(PRESS RELEASE)- East Coast/West Coast Strength Speed & ConditioningPro Strongman – Sean Demarinis captured the title of America’s Strongest Man at the Mr. Olympia Expo in Las Vegas, NV. For 2 years straight, Sean finished in 2nd at America’s Strongest Man in both 2013 & 2012.

Sean went into Day 1 of ASM winning the first event of the day – the Giant Log Clean & Press with 280 lbs, pressing 9 reps in 60 seconds with time to spare. Sean continued the contest with top 3 placings in every other event including the 350 lb Husafelt Stone Carry, the 150 lb Circus Dumbbell Clean & Press, The Car Deadlift and the Yoke / Frame Carry. Sean sealed his victory as the only competitor to platform all five atlas stones ranging from 240 lbs to 410 lbs.

Sean will now begin training for his first pro nationals contest with fellow ECWC pro strongmen competitors – Scott Brengel and Beau Gertz. The contest will be held on September 18, 2010 at the Detroit Convention Center in Detroit, Michigan.

About East Coast/West Coast Strength Speed & Conditioning:

East Coast/West Coast Strength Speed & Conditioning specializes in athletic performance enhancement, providing local athletes with the opportunity to maximize their genetic potential in their respective sports.

Visit the ECWC website at http://www.eastweststrength.com.

For more information, contact:

Shaila Arora

Arora PR for East Coast/West Coast

Ph: 310.717.8255

E-mail: Shaila@arorapr.com

 

ECWC H.S. Lineman – David Patterson advances to the next round in the CIF playoffs

Published November 22nd, 2011

Irvine, CA-(PRESS RELEASE)- Woodbridge High School standout – David Patterson paved the road to victory against Rancho Alamitos on Friday November 18, to help advance the Woodbridge Warriors to the next round of the CIF-SS Southern Division playoffs.

The Warriors amassed over 300 yds on the ground and will take their rushing assault one step further to face Estancia on Friday November 25 in the second round of the CIF playoffs.

About East Coast/West Coast Strength Speed & Conditioning:

East Coast/West Coast Strength Speed & Conditioning specializes in athletic performance enhancement, providing local athletes with the opportunity to maximize their genetic potential in their respective sports.

Visit the ECWC website at http://www.eastweststrength.com.

For more information, contact:

Shaila Arora

Arora PR for East Coast/West Coast

Ph: 310.717.8255

E-mail: Shaila@arorapr.com

ECWC Coaches appear on Spike TV’s Deadliest Warrior

Published September 8th, 2011

Thursday September 8, 2011, 5:00 pm EST

Los Angeles, CA-(PRESS RELEASE)- ECWC Strength Coaches – Scott Brengel and Casey Garrison will be appearing on Spike TV’s “The Deadliest Warrior” 2011 season finale on Wednesday, September 14th @ 10pm EST.

The show typically pits ancient warriors against each other and analyzes who would win in a hypothetical-simulated fight. i.e. Samurai vs Ninja or Spartan vs Gladiator, etc. The current show is a special edition, featuring the show’s first showdown with mythological creatures – Zombies vs Vampire.

See the Episode

In order to replicate how much damage that a zombie could do against a real human body, the show called on Pro Strongman – Scott Brengel and top amateur strongman – Casey Garrison. The producers wanted a strongman or what they called a “super-human” to simulate how much brute force a zombie would need to destroy human flesh and bones with their bare hands. The show will also feature some of the usual strongman implements including a (900 lb tire/ and 250/360 lb Atlas stones) to demonstrate this use of brute force.

For more information go to:

EastWestStrength.com or

Spike.com

ECWC sweeps heavyweight division at Southern California’s Strongest Man 2011

Published March 23rd, 2011

Saturday March 19, 2011, 5:00 pm EST

Huntington Beach, CA-(PRESS RELEASE)- This weekend, some of the best strength athletes in the U.S. stormed through Surf City to claim the title of Southen California’s Strongest Man. When the smoke cleared in the Heavyweight division, it was East Coast / West Coast Strength’s athletes – Jeff Holder, Sean Demarinis and Casey Garrison finishing first, second and third – sweeping the honors in that category.

ECWC’s Sean Demarinis claimed first place in both the Overhead Press Medley and the atlas stones, Jeff Holder took the Tire Flip and Craig Ayer from Tucson , AZ finished first in both the Keg Toss and the Farmer’s Walk.

In the lightweight division, Jason Sparks from Arizona claimed the title of Southern California’s Strongest Man finishing first in the Tire Flip, while Ty Roberts from Albuquerque, New Mexico took second overall but won 3 out of 5 events including the Overhead Press Medley, the Keg Toss and the Atlas Stones. Third place was claimed by California’s prolific newcomer – Ronald Strahan of Beale Air Force Base. The Farmer’s Walk was won by ECWC’s Lewis Bradshaw of Newport Beach.

California Pro Strongman and Promoter of Southern California’s Strongest Man – Scott Brengel said, “In our third year of running this contest, we saw an even greater level of competition all around. All of our prior contest winners have all turned pro within a year of winning this contest, sending a statement that if you can win this show – you are worthy of moving on to the next level to compete against the best of the best in the U.S.”

Published July 27th, 2010

Sean Demarinis Earns Strongman Pro Status

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Saturday July 24, 2010, 5:00 pm EST

Hartford, CT-(PRESS RELEASE)- In dominant fashion, East Coast/West Coast Strength Speed & Conditioning’s strength coach – Sean Demarinis captured pro status at the Strongman Battle of Champions at the Europa Fitness Expo in Hatford, CT. Prior to this contest, Sean took first place for the second year in a row at Southern California’s Strongest Man in Huntington Beach in March 2010 and then swept all 5 events at the Golden State Strongest Man Contest one month later in Fresno.

Sean went into Day 1 of the pro qualifier winning the first event of the day – the Giant Log Clean & Press with 280 lbs, pressing 9 reps in 60 seconds with time to spare. Sean continued the contest with top 3 placings in every other event including the 350 lb Husafelt Stone Carry, the 150 lb Circus Dumbbell Clean & Press, The Car Deadlift and the Yoke / Frame Carry. Sean sealed his victory as the only competitor to platform all five atlas stones ranging from 240 lbs to 410 lbs.

Sean will now begin training for his first pro nationals contest with fellow ECWC pro strongmen competitors – Scott Brengel and Beau Gertz. The contest will be held on September 18, 2010 at the Detroit Convention Center in Detroit, Michigan.

About East Coast/West Coast Strength Speed & Conditioning:

East Coast/West Coast Strength Speed & Conditioning specializes in athletic performance enhancement, providing local athletes with the opportunity to maximize their genetic potential in their respective sports.

Visit the ECWC website at http://www.eastweststrength.com.

For more information, contact:

Shaila Arora

Arora PR for East Coast/West Coast

Ph: 310.717.8255

E-mail: Shaila@arorapr.com

ECWC Head Strength Coach Wins NJ Mid Atlantic Natural Classic

Saturday May 8, 2010, 8:15 pm EST

East Brunswick, NJ-(PRESS RELEASE)-East Coast / West Coast Strength, Speed & Conditioning – Head Athletic Performance Specialist – Cameron Gardner in his first bodybuilding contest wins the New Jersey Mid Atlantic Natural Bodybuilding Classic.

Cameron competed in the Light Heavyweight Division and qualified for the Natural Bodybuilding National Championship.

About East Coast/West Coast Strength Speed & Conditioning:

East Coast/West Coast Strength Speed & Conditioning specializes in athletic performance enhancement, providing local athletes with the opportunity to maximize their genetic potential in their respective sports.

Visit the ECWC website at:

http://www.eastweststrength.com

For more information, contact:

Shaila Arora

Arora PR for East Coast/West Coast

Ph: 310.717.8255

E-mail: Shaila@arorapr.com

East Coast/West Coast Announces Southern California’s Strongest Man coming to Huntington Beach

Friday January 2, 2009, 4:15 pm PST

Huntington Beach, CA–(PRESS RELEASE)-East Coast/West Coast Strength Speed & Conditioning announced that Local ASC Pro Strongman, Scott Brengel will be promoting Southern California’s Strongest Man in Huntington Beach, CA on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 10:00 am PST. The contest will be held in the parking lot on Huntington Street off of Pacific Coast Highway right next to the beach across the street from the Huntington Beach Hilton.

The contest will feature five popular strongman events including the Overhead Press, the Farmer’s Walk, the Giant Tractor Tire Flip, The Truck Pull and the Atlas Stones.

The contest will determine the best strongman in four divisions including: Heavyweight, Lightweight (231 lbs and under), Teen Heavyweight and Teen Lightweight (185 lbs and under).

About East Coast/West Coast Strength Speed & Conditioning:

East Coast/West Coast Strength Speed & Conditioning specializes in athletic performance enhancement, providing local athletes with the opportunity to maximize their genetic potential in their respective sports. Visit the ECWC website at http://www.eastweststrength.com.

For more information, contact:

Shaila Arora

Arora PR for East Coast/West Coast

Ph: 310.717.8255

E-mail: Shaila@arorapr.com

 

East Coast/West Coast Opens New Facility in Costa Mesa; Partner’s With “American Gym”

Friday January 3, 2009, 4:15 pm PST

Costa Mesa, CA–(PRESS RELEASE)-East Coast/West Coast Strength Speed & Conditioning announced that it is now opened for business in its new facility in Orange County, California. Located at 1638 Placentia Ave in Costa Mesa, the facility caters to gym patrons who prefer more of an “old school” traditional type of atmosphere, instead of the new prototype, meat market style fitness centers.

Pro Strongman and elite strength and conditioning specialist – Scott Brengel has teamed up with American Gym owner and fitness expert Brian Hood to create the last American gym, offering personal training services, athletic training, strength & conditioning for all sports, boxing classes, muy tai, Brazilian jiu jitsu, and a one of a kind boot camp for people of all fitness levels that guarantees a new, fun option for people who can’t afford a personal trainer or simply just want a new way to get in shape or bring their fitness to the next level.

The gym features include a fully equipped gym floor with machines and free weights, a strength facility with squat racks, Olympic platforms, bumper plates, sand bags, etc. The gym also includes a full-sized boxing ring, speed bags and over 20 heavy punching bags.

East Coast/West Coast Strength Speed & Conditioning will provide local athletes with unequivocally, the best athletic performance training in the area, along with unbeatable rates for athletes who are looking to outperform their teammates or move on to the next level in their respective sports.  Head Strength Coach – Scott Brengel, C.S.C.S. commented, “We take average athletes and turn them into standouts, we take standouts and turn them into unstoppable weapons on the field and prepare them for playing at the highest levels in their sport.”

The gym will also include its one-of-a-kind boot camp for all levels of fitness. The boot camp will be equipped with its army style obstacle course along with stations for plyometrics, bodyweight exercises, Olympic-type lifts, kettlebells, sandbags and more. The workout is structured to be fun and challenging for all people at their own level of fitness. Another key benefit is that the workout is never the same. It’s like having your own personal trainer at a fraction of the cost.  Private group sessions are also available.

About East Coast/West Coast Strength Speed & Conditioning:

East Coast/West Coast Strength Speed & Conditioning specializes in athletic performance enhancement, providing local athletes with the opportunity to maximize their genetic potential in their respective sports.

Visit the ECWC website at http://www.eastweststrength.com.

For more information, contact:

Shaila Arora

Arora PR for East Coast/West Coast

Ph: 310.717.8255

E-mail: Shaila@arorapr.com

Train Out Pain’s Dr. Jason Ross Interviews Cameron Gardner

Published October 12th, 2009

Dr. Jay Ross Chiropractor and coach of the U.S. Bobsled team had some questions for East Coast Head Performance Specialist – Cameron Gardner.

Check out Sept 16th’s interview!

http://trainoutpain.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-09-21T08%3A57%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7

ECWC Final Round Conditioning – Satoshi Ishii, Ben Moreland & Phil Baroni

Published September 20th, 2009

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East Coast / West Coast had a recent training day with the 2008 Olympic Judo Gold Medalist from Japan, Satoshi Ishii, East Coast MMA fighter Phil Baroni and West Coast MMA fighter Ben Moreland. The fighters came out to American Gym in Costa Mesa to go 3 rounds with Head Strength Coach – Scott Brengel.

Satoshi Ishii is currently expected to make his professional debut at Sengoku’s New Year event against Japanese MMA veteran and 1992 judo Olympic gold medalist and PRIDE veteran Hidehiko Yoshida (8-7-1).

The 22-year-old had been in talks with the UFC before he ultimately decided to fight for Sengoku in his home country of Japan.

Ishii, who’s expected to compete at approximately 240 pounds, set his sights on Fedor Emelianenko soon after winning his medal, and he’s also talked about his desire to fight Josh Barnett. Phil Baroni is rumored to square off against Ultimate Fighter 7th season winner – Amir Sadollah at UFC 106 in Las Vegas on November 21st.

 

 

Rutherford High School Chooses East Coast/West Coast to Implement a New Strength & Conditioning Program

Friday December 29, 2007, 4:15 pm EST

Rutherford, NJ–(PRESS RELEASE)-RutherfordHigh School announced that it has chosen East Coast/West Coast Strength Speed & Conditioning to establish and maintain a new athletic performance regiment for each of its teams starting January 2008.

East Coast/West Coast will implement its program 4-5 sessions per day and 4-5 days per week in order to accommodate its 15+ squads, including baseball, softball, girls & boys basketball, swimming, track & field, tennis, volleyball, cheerleading, etc. Head Strength Coach-Cameron Gardner, C.S.C.S. commented, “We are very excited about executing our program in Rutherford and we look forward to seeing the successes of all of the teams and athletes that take advantage of our program.”

Rutherford H.S. Athletic Director, Dave Frazier was responsible for finding East Coast/West Coast to employ its innovative performance enhancement services to the high school.

About East Coast/West Coast Strength Speed & Conditioning:

East Coast/West Coast Strength Speed & Conditioning specializes in athletic performance enhancement, providing local athletes with the opportunity to maximize their genetic potential in their respective sports.

Visit the ECWC website at http://www.eastweststrength.com.

For more information, contact:

Shaila Arora

Arora PR for East Coast/West Coast

Ph: 310.717.8255

E-mail: Shaila@arorapr.com

Teaneck High School Selects East Coast/West Coast to Infuse Strength and Speed into the Highwaymen Football Program

Monday January 5, 2009, 1:15 pm EST

Teaneck, NJ–(PRESS RELEASE)-The Teaneck Highwaymen football program has chosen East Coast/West Coast Strength Speed & Conditioning to implement a new strength and speed program for the full year leading into the 2009 season. Under the 2008 new Head Coach – Art Mazzacca, the Highwaymen are employing a west coast style offense in which speed will be the crucial element to building a successful program.

East Coast/West Coast will implement its program by training the coaches and the athletes during the introductory period. ECWC will provide weekly check-ups to ensure the program is being executed effectively. Athlete testing will occur every 8-12 weeks to evaluate the results of each player.

ECWC Head Strength Coach- Cameron Gardner, C.S.C.S. commented, “Coach Mazzacca has a clear vision of what criteria his team needs to apply his offensive and defensive structures and East Coast/West Coast is here to make sure that his players are physically ready to handle those demands.”

Head Football Coach Art Mazzacca was responsible for finding East Coast/West Coast to employ its athletic performance enhancement services to the high school. Coach Mazzacca is the former head coach at Waldwick/Midland Park and Special Teams Coordinator for DePaul.

In addition to the acquisition of Teaneck, East Coast/West Coast is currently in talks with academic powerhouse – Passaic Collegiate. ECWC will head up the athletic training for all of the high school sports teams. The school is well-known for its outstanding girls and boys volleyball teams.

About East Coast/West Coast Strength Speed & Conditioning:

East Coast/West Coast Strength Speed & Conditioning specializes in athletic performance enhancement, providing local athletes with the opportunity to maximize their genetic potential in their respective sports.

Visit the ECWC website at http://www.eastweststrength.com.

For more information, contact:

Shaila Arora

Arora PR for East Coast/West Coast

Ph: 310.717.8255

E-mail: Shaila@arorapr.com

Reality Check by Cameron Gardner

Published December 2nd, 2009

How many gym members have you observed looking exactly the same year after year? Take a look at yourself. How long have you been going to the gym with little or no results to show for it?

We all do this in one form or another. Accepting mediocrity has become a norm, especially in the gym.

Think of all the hours you put in weekly, monthly, yearly, over the course of your life in the gym working out and getting the same results. When I look back, at all the hours I spent in the gym and didn’t improve; it makes me sick.

For the average gym goer, I think they need to take a serious look at what they are doing?

Most of the time I see people going through the motions in the gym barely pushing themselves and then doing many sets to compensate for half hearted efforts. One would be better served by busting their assses on a few hard sets and then going home.

Realistically, do you think for all the effort you put forth in each workout should result in zero or minimal results? Would you accept this type of reward in any other area of your life?

As I have matured in my weight training endeavors, I have chosen not to accept it.

When I reflect on the principles of weight training the one that comes up first is the General Adaptation Syndrome. This is the basis of all things that cause stress to the human body. Essentially if given a stress, the body will adapt in time and become stronger.

The three basic elements of weight training are the workout, nutrition, and rest/recovery. It is necessary to maximize the effectiveness of each in order to achieve adequate gains in performance or body composition over time. The art of a strength coach is in knowing the almost perfect array of each component to elicit those gains.

Let’s take a basic look at how to go about it. These suggestions are as valid for a competitive athlete as they are for a bodybuilder or fitness enthusiast.

The Workout

The easiest way to manage workout stimulus is by taking out variables. Variables would be exercises, sets, reps, intensity, etc. Simplifying the workout is the best way to manage and determine exactly how much stimulus you need in order to gain a training effect.

Most people workout with the intention of destroying a body part. Let’s throw out arbitrary numbers. What if you only needed 2 sets total to gain an adequate stimulus in any particular muscle group? Any more than two sets would dig you into a recovery hole. Some of you may have heard this argument before. Many HIT (high intensity training) advocates like to use this argument. Have you really thought about it? With less sets and exercises it’s a whole lot easier to manage recovery and dissect your workout so you know exactly what is working and what isn’t.

For example, suppose you have stagnated in your results on the flat bench press for the chest and you do 4 different exercises and 3 sets each for a total of 12 sets per body part. You do this for several months and more or less you are the same strength in all exercises. Assuming you have properly fulfilled your nutritional needs and have the recovery nailed down, then you can isolate the final variable – your stimulus/recovery in each muscle group.

Let’s say you cut those working sets in half for chest, then in the next couple weeks you notice you have added several reps per set to each exercise. Wow, maybe you are on to something. Now let’s say you cut back some more sets somewhere and you add even more reps or in this case you need to add some weight to the bar because you have gotten considerably stronger. Let’s say you cut back to one set for three different exercises and you do this for several weeks, but notice you have stalled out on your results or perhaps have gotten weaker. Consequently you have now discovered that one set is not enough volume or stimulus; time to add some more sets. It’s about fine tuning!

Another way to do this is with exercise selection. We can use chest for an example again. Your workout consists of flat bench, incline dumbbell press, cable crossovers and hammer strength press. Your ultimate goal is to get a bigger and stronger chest. Try cutting out cable crossovers and see what happens to your other exercises. Maybe cut out cable crossovers and hammer flat press and soon your flat bench press and incline press shoot up in strength and you notice you have a fuller chest.

In applying this to an athlete the same can hold true. You have a football player who can’t seem to drop his 40 yard dash time. He has excellent sprint technique his program is periodized correctly and his recovery and nutrition are on point. He has even gotten stronger in the squat, Romanian deadlift, GHG raises and his snatch is up. You would think he is ready for a PR but he is still stuck at the same 40 time. Maybe the RDL and GHG are too much. Although he has gotten stronger in those lifts, they are taxing him too much and are irrelevant to improving his 40 yard dash time.

If you are a sprinter, what would make you think that doing 10-100 meter runs would make you faster for a single 100m in a track meet? The repetition method is what you are applying. Multiple repeats at a sub maximal load. How can this increase your max ability? Repeatability and maximums are different motor qualities.

There is a time and place for sub maximal efforts. On the football field if you are a running back or wide receiver and you need to do 40 routes over the course of a game then, of course you need some repetition method work. Its hard to expect someone to be able to run 40 routes at maximum speed.

I recently made a planned cut back in my own training volume on every body part around 50% without a reduction in muscle mass. As a matter of fact, I have actually experienced a gain of about 10% in lean body mass. Consequently, I have increased speed and strength in 75% of my exercises. Perhaps take a look at your program and take a look at yourself and decide are you getting all you want out of your training.

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