Sunday, November 29, 2009

475 lbs for 3 reps Squat workout in Hawai'i (11/28/09)

Still trying to keep on track with my training for the Raw Squat contest on Jan, 9, 2010.
My friend hooked me up with a day pass at 24 Hour Fitness in Kaneohe cause he is the GM there. Wanted to go heavier, but I had no power belt. I'm going to have to just make up for it next week.
Aloha from Hawai'i!
Grant Higa (Bulky Boy strongman team)

Hawai'i vs Navy football game (11/28/09)

Me and a Manoa Maniac that looks like he is ready to "GET NUTS!"

The view from our seats.

There was a halftime ceremony honoring Hawai'i military.

Fans still bring their Ti Leaves into the game. They have been doing that since I was a kid.

My Aunty gave us 2 tickets to the game tonight. I haven't been to a UH football game in years, and it was my wife's first UH game too.

Really cool to see all the "Manoa Maniacs" cheering on the Warriors. It was also Military Night, and there was a flyover with two Naval jets during the National Anthem.
There are over 300,000 military servicemen/women that live on O'ahu alone. Thats alot of people, and it was a really big game because Navy was in town and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard is right across Aloha Stadium.

Of course I got to relive all my childhood memories by eating fried noodles, malasadas, and boiled peanuts at the game! Only in Hawai'i can you buy concessions like that!

The Warriors won too, beating the Midshipmen 24-17. Talk to you later!
Grant Higa (Bulky Boy strongman team)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Dinner at Ige's Restaurant & 19th Puka (Waimalu, HI)

Its time for Grant to get "BULKY"!

Here is my massive Hawaiian plate dinner.

Oh man, I am going to have a tough time working out tomorrow morning. TOO MUCH FOOD!
Have a good night!
Grant Higa (Bulky Boy strongman team)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Breakfast at Boots & Kimo's Homestyle Kitchen (Kailua, HI)

Hawaiian Fried Rice (left), side order Podahgee sausage (center) and the famous Macadamia Nut Pancakes w/macadamia nut sauce ontop (right). That pancake is their specialty!

Me getting ready to grind some ono food!

All the years that I lived in Hawai'i, I have NEVER eaten at Boots & Kimo's. Until today!
Found out that it was only 1/2 mile away from the beach house we are renting in Kailua.
"Ho brah, mean grindz!"

Grant Higa (Bulky Boy strongman team)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Raw squat video

Since there is no strongman contests till Spring, I am going to compete in a Powerlifting contest up in Lynwood, WA on Jan 9, 2010.

I haven't competed in a Powerlifting contest since 2000, so it will be fun to get a decent single lift Squat in this event. The term "raw" means i wont use a power suit or knee wraps. Just a belt.

I'm going to post my weekly max squats on the Blog. Looking to do at least 600 lbs at this contest.

Stay strong & BULKY!
Grant Higa
(Bulky Boy strongman team)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

310 lb Log Press (11/21/09)

This was from my workout yesterday at the WAREHOUSE.

Stay strong!
Grant Higa (Bulky Boy strongman team)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pictures from the 6th Oregon's Strongest Beaver (Corvallis, OR)

Me & Corey dropped off some t-shirts for the Strength & Conditioning coaches at Oregon State University.

Dinner at "Aqua Seafood Restaurant" in Corvallis. We gave some shirts to the owner bruddah Iain Duncan (middle left) & bruddah Adam Kekahuna (Executive Chef-middle right).

Corey about to chow down on some appetizers at "Aqua".

"Let the feasting begin!"

Setting up the sponsor's booth's & banners for the giveaways.

We gave this "BEAVER BELIEVER" a free shirt too for his spirit!

Corey doing some warmups with the Log.

Corey St Clair (Boise, ID)

Me locking out a 320 lb Log.

I thought this was a cool picture. My sister in law snapped this while Corey was getting some reps on the Axle!

Me getting some reps on the Axle Deadlift for reps.

My niece Madelynn & daughter Kaiea dropping down and getting after it in the pushups for reps contest! You go girls!

This was the women's Pushups for reps contest. The winner got a gift certificate for a meal at "Local Boyz Hawaiian Cafe".

Men's pushups for reps contest.

Me picking up the 222 lb river rock. Man, I really need to work on my calves. They are looking really small & undefined....

Me loading the 248 lb river rock.

And finally, me loading the 302 lb river rock.

Corey loading the 248 lb river rock.

Corey loading the 280 lb river rock.

Corey loading the 302 lb river rock.

I wasn't able to get his name, but this is the winner of the Pushups for reps contest. He did 69 reps, and won a $50 gift certificate from Bulky Boy!
Chris Roth (center), winner of the Rolling Thunder challenge. He scored a $50 gift certificate from Bulky Boy!

This was the view of the game from our seats.

Another view from our seats at the game.

Corey St Clair eating a BLALAH Hawaiian plate lunch at "Local Boyz Hawaiian Cafe" after the football game. Mahalo Uncle Roy Marchesi for the t-shirts!

Post game grindz at "Local Boyz Hawaiian Cafe" in Corvallis. I'm about to grind this BLALAH plate of kalbi ribs after a long day!

We were lucky, and it was a beautiful Fall day in the Pacific Northwest! I was worried, because it had been pouring rain the entire week before our demonstration.
Despite the early kickoff of the football game, we were determined to make the best of our situation and put on a good show for the students & Dads of Oregon State
We gave out 1,500 shirts that had a cool "Dad's Weekend" theme to it, and Bulky Boy also donated some shirts and stickers for me to giveaway.

Me and fellow pro strongman Corey St. Clair, completed 3 tests of strength:
Log press for maximum weight. ( I won with a lift of 320 lbs)
Axle deadlift for reps (Corey won with 16 reps, and I got 15 reps)
River Rock loading (222 lbs-302 lbs)

I also had 2 special contests for the audience. The "Rolling Thunder" grip challenge, and a "Push ups for most reps" challenge.

In the Rolling Thunder challenge, student Chris Roth won himself a $50 gift certificate to the Bulky Boy online store.
Chris is an intern at the Strength & Conditioning department of Oregon State!
In the Push ups for reps, Chris Roth again competed in it. I thought he was going to walk away with another $50 gift certificate, but another student beat him with 69 full pushups, while Chris got only 61 pushups.

That student was so happy to win, and he said that "he is looking forward to buying some sweet shirts" with that prize!

After the demonstration, Corey and I went to watch the football game with my family. To top the day off, the Beavers were able to DEFEAT the Washington Huskies 48-21.

Mahalo to Bulky Boy for supporting me yesterday!
My daughter & niece were working hard to hand out Bulky Boy stickers & business cards to everyone that was passing by.

We hope that some "Beaver Believers" will be making some purchases and help spread the word on your awesome products!

Grant Higa (Bulky Boy strongman team)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"6th Oregon's Strongest Beaver"

"The 6th Oregon's Strongest Beaver"
DATE: Saturday November 14 2009
WHERE: Oregon State University (in front of the Memorial Union building)
TIME: 9:30am-11:30am

Bulky Boy strongman Grant Higa, and fellow pro strongman Corey St Clair are going to be competing head to head at the "Oregon's Strongest Beaver".

This contest will be part of the "Dad's Weekend" festivities at Oregon State University. We will be doing this among the tailgaters, students & Dads before the kickoff of the footbal game between the Beavers vs the Washington Huskies.

I am going to be giving away alot of free stuff to the students & Dad's, including BULKY BOY shirts, stickers and two $50 gift certificates to use on

Plus, we have 1,500 FREE "Dad's Weekend" t-shirts to giveaway to any Dad that comes to watch us compete on Saturday! You can see what the shirt design looks like above, and they turned out AWESOME!

If you know anyone near the Corvallis, Oregon area tell them to stop by and check us out!

Rain or shine, Corey and I are going to compete in 3 grueling strongman events: Log press for maximum weight (up to 320 lbs), Axle deadlift for reps (500 lbs), and River Rock loading (222-415 lbs).

Hope to see you there!

Grant Higa. (Bulky Boy strongman team member)