Thursday, December 30, 2010

HIGA MONSTER warehouse workout 12/30/10 (Kent, WA)

Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Kristyn's 12.28.10 workout

Well, I have to say that I was feeling pretty beat up from yesterday, so I wasn't sure how good this workout would go, but of course I just had to get in the gym and do work!

Bench Press
I really need to get my bench up if I'm gonna start seriously doing PL meets.  I probably couldn't even bench my bodyweight right now, that is no bueno.

I was so close on the first miss with 170, it was ridiculous!!!  I just didn't have enough leg drive, I think.  I know I'm good for at least 170 when I'm not totally beat up from the day before :-)



Tuesday, December 28, 2010

HIGA MONSTER & Zack Nims garage workout 12/28/10

Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Kristyn's 12.27.10 workout

Well, now that I actually have the internet at my house, I can start posting my workouts again :-)  I have been doing a lot more cardio lately.  I realized after Nationals that I was completely out of shape in that arena, and it's really just not good!  I've been trying to do more reps with my weightlifting as well, though I always find myself wanting to go heavy and under sets of 5...  Perhaps I will try another PL meet one of these days...

Anyway, my workout...

Box Squats (just used a bench, not parallel for me, but best I could do)
0x315 (Eh, it was worth a shot, but the 305 was really rough off the bench, 315 would've been a miracle)
30x135 (Gotta love a good drop set!)

Stiff Leg DL

Conventional DL
1x335 w/15 second hold

20 mins
Yup, that's right, I've been running...  and man is it hard to run after squatting and deadlifting!

Ken Nowicki, 2011 Starts Here!!

Hey Folks,

Have missed a few updates recently so here are a few videos from the pre-xmas training:

I had a week off over christmas to recover a bit from the hard training recently and had my first session back today.

First day back in the gym today, was a good session but feeling it already!!


Push Press- 60/6/3, 100/3/1, 120/2, 135/1,152/1 PB, 160/f Pretty happy with this, the 152k felt a walk in the park, but think I just bigged up the 160k in my head too much and messed it up. Soon though!

Bench- 60/6, 90/5, 110/4, 125/3, 135/3, 140/2

Seated DBs- 35/8, 42/5/8, 50/4, 40/10

BB Row- 70/8, 100/8, 120/8, 140/8, 160/8, 180/5

Power Snatch- 70/3, 90/1/1/1/1/1, 1 handed 50/10/10 (one set per hand)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

HIGA MONSTER & his crazy day in Oregon 12/26/10

Had an awesome day today in the Hood River, Oregon area today!  We went up to do some snow tubing up at Cooper Spur Mountain Resort from 9am-12pm.
Then we had my goddaughter/niece's birthday party at a bowling alley from 2pm-4pm.
FINALLY, I drove down to "Big Gym" of Hood River and got a workout before dinner!  Whew!

Hope everyone had a great holiday!
Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

HIGA MONSTER & Zack Nims garage workout (12/22/10)

Another awesome workout with Zack Nims tonight.  With work, its been tough to get our schedules together lately.  Did some sick lifting tonight though!
Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Saturday, December 18, 2010

"Animal Barbbell Club" (Tacoma, WA)

A whole bunch of us met up in Tacoma, WA today for a workout at the new "Flex Wheeler Fitness" that our friend Stan "The Rhino" Efferding opened up.
It was an awesome gym for the hardcore lifter, or a CrossFit person. 

A big thanks to Stan Efferding for letting us get a great workout!  He has a great facility, so go check it out if you are looking for a great workout in Tacoma!

"Flex Wheeler Fitness"
10719 A Street South
Tacoma, WA 98444

Here is a link to more photos:

Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Thursday, December 16, 2010

HIGA MONSTER (VersaClimber 500 vertical feet challenge)

One week ago, I did a time of 3 minutes 43 seconds.  I wanted to beat that tonight and show all the "haters" that a 300 lb Strongman can do this kind of cardio too.

Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

HIGA MONSTER (500 lb Deadlift x 10 reps)

Its gotta be the BULKY BOY "tube socks" that gave me the power!  LOL
A shout out to the ladies of Hip-Hop on my background music...

Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ken Nowicki, Winter Giants Strongman 2010

Evening folks, had a nice wee trip to the Manchester area today for the Winter Giants strongman comp. I placed third overall which I am over the moon about!! Back in the gym on Tuesday to start the prep for Arnold's and the British Grand Prix!

The events were:

-110k farmers for max distance on a 20m course
-127k log for reps from the floor
-sandbag loading medley; 95k, 100k 110k 15m run in
-300kg deadlift for reps from 16"
-pressing medley; 95k keg, 130k axle, 75k dumbbell, 95k sandbag
-stones to 56"; 110k, 120k, 140k, 160k, 180k

Here's the video from todays comp:

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ken Nowicki, Deadlifts and Plyo Jumps

Quality one today, uni gym shut at 9.30am so ended up training at Virgin Active! :D


Deadlift- 60/10, 100/6, 140/5, suit on 180/5, straps up 220/3, belt on 260/3, 300/5 PB (3 deadstop, 2 touch n go)

Did some hamstring and db snatch work then plyo box jumps.

Plyo Box- 24" for a few, 41" for two singles, a triple then a final single

That is all, time to rest up for Winter Giants now.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Ken Nowicki, 1st of the new training updates!

Was really restricted with time today due to the uni gym shutting early due to 'adverse weather' so just did the main stuff.


BTN Jerk- 60/6/3, 100/3/1, 130/2, 150/1, 165/f/1, 182.5/f Messed about on the first 165, but second was easy. The 182.5k was so so close it is sickening!

3 Board Press- 60/8, 100/3, 140/3, 155/3, 160/3 Thought the 160k was a PB, turns out it wasn't but was very easy.

Seated Machine Press- stack/25 Just wanted to beast some shoulder work as I only had 5mins left.

Here's the video:

Sunday, December 5, 2010

HIGA MONSTER wins the 6th Annual "Fife Power Company Holiday Classic" (Fife, WA)

It has been 10 years since I have competed in a U.S.A. Powerlifting sanctioned contest.  I wanted to break the state records before my 40th birthday.  This contest was near my home so I was glad to compete.
Fife High School is the alumni of my friend Ali McWeeney.  She was competing in the Bench Press & Deadlift portion of this contest.

Well, I was able to win my class and walk away with 3 state records in the Squat (650 lbs), Deadlift (606 lbs) and Total (1664 lbs).  I also won the "Best Open Male Lifter" award and just missed the "Best Overall Male Lifter" which I am MAD at myself for not winning.
Apparently, I missed winning that award by a couple of kilos.  If I had a better Bench Press or Deadlifted a higher 3rd attempt, I may have won that award.
Oh well, live and learn.  Its been 10 years since I have been on a USAPL Powerlifting platform.  Maybe, I will do another contest next year and improve on those lifts.
A big mahalo to my wife & daughters, Louie Floresca and Breck Gault who were there cheering me on in my lifts!

Much aloha,
Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

HIGA MONSTER 37" box jump (Personal Best)

I know, I know...its not a big jump.  However, this is a personal best for me!  I want to jump onto a 40" box before the end of 2010.  I weighed 295.8 lbs this morning.
Thank you to my daughters Kaiea & Kalani for cheering me on and dealing with my frustration as I tried to hit this mark.  I love you both!

Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team