Saturday, March 27, 2010
Zack Nims warming up on some Axle presses.
Max also getting some Axle clean & presses in.
Eddie McLaughlin drove up from Fort Lewis to workout hard too!
Some of the boys getting warmed up on the 400 lb tire.
Scott came from nearby Auburn, to try Strongman training for the first time.
Me pressing the 255 lb stone overhead.
My poor training partner Ryan, dropped the log onto his foot. He ended up splitting the bone in his big toe & getting a slight crack on his #2 toe. OUCH!
Zack was kind enough to help Ryan to his car. This sucked so bad. :(
Aly Pedersen getting some stone loaded. You go girl!
Eddie pulling on the 711 lb chain.
Have a great weekend!
Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Josh and Ashley.
Julie, Kelly, Amy, Josh, Ashley, Katrina, Kelli & me.
Kelly, Josh, Ashley & Katrina.
Louie & my daughters Kalani & Kaiea.
Me with my neighbor Karen, and her friends Jen & Nicole.
TEAM BULKY BOY
Trying to show my "neck rolls", but I guess thats a good thing I don't have alot!
The start line. Anticipation & anxiety at once!
I finished 16 seconds faster than last year!
Kelli, Alison, Davina & Kelly.
Amy finishing the Climb! She was worried for almost 2 weeks!
Me and Amy.
A view from the top of the Columbia Tower. Qwest Field & Safeco Field.
They had this banner you could sign. I don't remember seeing it last year, so I wanted to sign it.
BULKY BOY was here! (green letters)
Ran into Allen Velasco. Allen is part owner of King CrossFit, and they had a team doing the Big Climb too.
Success! I finished the Big Climb again for another year.
Me and Kaiea after the Climb.
We did it! Team Bulky Boy raised $5,300 this year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Washington.
I finished the Big Climb 16 seconds faster than last year, so I was pleased. I need to get that time below 21 minutes next year.
Mahalo to my teammates that participated in this grueling physical & mental challenge today. You all did great, and it was inspiring to have Jen on our team this year since she is a Cancer Survivor. Think about it...Jen was having cancer treatments at this time last year. Today, she climbed up 1,311 steps and looked awesome!
Finally, mahalo to "Bulky Boy Brand Clothing Company" for sponsoring our registration fees to The Big Climb and for also giving us some great t-shirts to wear in today's Climb.
No matter how hard it seemed to me, its for a great cause and I thank you Bulky Boy for sponsoring us in this event. Until next year!
Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team
Friday, March 19, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Mikhail "Misha" Koklyaev of Russia. He placed 3rd overall at the Arnold Strongman Contest. I haven't seen him for 2 years, so it was good to run into him.
This guy was from Seattle & saw me lift in the CAGE yesterday. He works at Amazon.com, and heard over the microphone that I was from Seattle too.
The Animal Pak team. "Special Ops' was the theme of the CAGE this year.
"What the?" Believe it or not, this was spray painted onto this model.
Watch for this girl at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Vanessa Jackson of Columbus, Ohio. She won the Arnold Boxing Challenge, and made the USA Olympic team with her wins this weekend! She was so happy and I thought it was cool that she got to achieve her dream of competing in the Olympics.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Sylvester Stallone was walking by me when I was headed to the bathroom!
I ended up getting 24 reps with no knee wraps.
"The Freak", Steve Kuclo, me and the "Enforcer".
"Snookie" from the "Jersey Shore" TV show was there cause her boyfriend competed in the bench press your bodyweight for reps contest.
"Jersey Shore" in the CAGE with the Higa's.
My friend Tony Harris was getting ready to squat 881 lbs in a Powerlifting contest nearby. I stopped by on my break to cheer him on.
2 of my Amateur strongman friends stopped by the CAGE to say "whats up?"
Legendary MMA fighter, Don "The Predator" Frye.
Thought this shirt was funny!
Anthony "Rumble" Johnson of the UFC.
My wife got a picture with Forrest Griffin while in the elevator. I was so MAD!
Havings some beers & watching the WEC fights at a nearby bar with friends.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Me with Gregor Edmunds (Scotland).
Me with Stephanie & Ruby of Cytosport.
Me, Donald Cerrone, Skyscrape & Punkass of TAPOUT.
Braddah Tony Harris from Hawai'i. He is lifting in a Powerlifting meet tomorrow.
Martin Muhr (Germany) was at the Strongman contest.
Me & Dave Ostlund's son.
Travis Ortmayer from Texas & Misha from Russia.
Big Brian Shaw (Colorado)
I ran into Hiro-san from IRONMAN MAGAZINE JAPAN. I always see him when I go to Japan.
Leonard Garcia vs George Roop
Scott Jorgensen on the left. (Boise, ID)
Jens "Lil Evil" Pulver
Miguel Angel Torres vs Joseph Benevides
Brian Bowles vs Dominick Cruz
This kid was trying to buy a $10 Animal shirt for $5 plus a nunchuk. It was funny!
"Nah man, I don't have a drinking problem..."