Saturday, December 31, 2011

The last workout of 2011 with HIGA MONSTER and "MANA BARBELL" (Honolulu, HI)

I was fortunate to be invited to the blessing of "Mana Barbell"in Honolulu today.

Larry Wassman, HIGA MONSTER & Kamuela Wassman.

3 of the 5 owners Jon Bareng, Darren Matsumoto & Justin Pascual.

A big mahalo to Mana Barbell for letting me workout with them today!  Best of luck to you all because you guys have a solid squad of Powerlifters that support each other!  It was an honor to be a part of your gym's blessing today!

Happy New Year!
HIGA MONSTER Bulky Boy strongman team

Pa'ina at Bryce's house w/HIGA MONSTER (Ewa Beach, HI)

Stopped by braddah Bryce Takaki's house tonight to watch the UFC with my friends, Jessie Yokoyama, Bryce & Joe Gulisao.

Then Bryce busted out his HIGA MONSTER signature series shirt he bought on Black Friday while Joe imitated "American Gothic" with da Garden Weasel.  LMAO

Always good to see my boys from Hilo!  Happy New Year to you all!
Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Thursday, December 29, 2011

HIGA MONSTER working out in Hawaii at "THE BLOCH" 12/28/11

Mahalos to Calen, Al Fritz and Renny for letting me workout with them today at Pearl Harbor!
Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Video of the "Seattle Animal Barbell Club" 12/17/2011

2011 ends with a BANG!  Thanks to all the "Seattle Animals" that showed up today for our workout!
HIGA MONSTER Bulky Boy strongman team

Pics from the "Seattle Animal Barbell Club" (Tacoma, WA)

I got to meet this uso Sei at the workout today. 

Ben Seath, Zack McCarley and Stan Efferding.

HIGA MONSTER and Shannon Gill. 

Stan Efferding & Gabe Moen.

Tim Nagy grindin on some Subway sandwiches that Stan had for us to eat after.

The biggest turnout for a Seattle ABC that I have ever seen!  Thanks to everyone that showed for the 1st anniversary celebration of "Flex Wheeler Fitness" in Tacoma, WA.

HIGA MONSTER Bulky Boy strongman team

Friday, December 16, 2011

The last "Seattle Animal Barbell Club" of 2011 is tomorrow Dec. 17th!

HIGA MONSTER and the Seattle Animals are ready for tomorrow!

"Flex Wheeler Fitness"
10719 A Street South
Tacoma, Wa. 98444   (253) 539-FLEX

11am-1pm Pacific standard time

I am looking forward to closing out 2011 with a "bang" by hooking up with my friends and lift some serious weights.  Come by if you live near the Tacoma area to workout with us and eat some BBQ afterwards!
We are celebrating the gym's 1 year anniversary with a huge workout and meal.

HIGA MONSTER Bulky Boy strongman team

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Wishing my friend Lotus a speedy recovery!

The HIGA MONSTER family visited my 3 year old friend Lotus at Children's Hospital today. Lotus is a HUGE fan of the Bulky Boy Blog!

We filmed this video to help cheer her up when she was admitted to Children's Hospital.  Get well baby girl!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Saturday morning workout 12/10/11

Big ups to Casey Lafkas who worked till 11pm the night prior and showed up to workout with us at 7am sharp!
Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Friday, December 9, 2011

Belated birthday party for HIGA MONSTER at "Elysian Fields"

Me & my cousin Sarah share the same birthday of 12/6.

My wife Michelle organized this get together.  Thanks babe!

Our daughters were grubbing on the Truffle Fries!

My friends Betsy, Scott and Bill.  Betsy is hogging all the Truffle Fries!  LOL

Karla, Chris, Karyn and HIGA.

Danielle, my mother in law Eloise, Fitzy and Rebekah.

A hilarious gift from Betsy & Lee for my bathroom reading!  LMAO

Me and Georgia.

Me and my "Podahgee friend" Valerie.   LOL

My sisters Chiemi & Odessa and brother in law Kaena.

A big "mahalo" to my wife for putting this gathering together and for all of my family & friends that were able to come by and have a pint or two.  It was a great time!


Saturday, December 3, 2011

HIGA MONSTER wins the "Fife Power Company USAPL Holiday Classic"

Ken Ralston, Caleb Ralston, Zack McCarley, HIGA & Ali McWeeney.

Zack with a side chest pose, Tim Nagy and HIGA MONSTER.

Burying a 710.7 lbs squat for a new Washington state record!

My friends from Animal Pak came to support me, Eddie & Chris.

Casey from Trapper's Sushi came to the contest to cheer me on.  Thanks bro!

I was wearing the Bulky Boy beach towel to help keep me warm in b/w attempts.

My first 2 awards that I won from tonight...

But this is the BEST award of them all!  Raw baby!  No suits or knee wraps!

I ended up squatting 710.7 lbs, bench pressing 429.7 lbs and deadlifting 727.5 lbs for a total of 1867.9 lbs.  I broke 3 Washington state records in the squat, deadlift and the total for my weight class.
Not bad for a 40 year old BULKY BOY.  LOL

"Mahalo nui loa" to my wife Michelle & daughters Kaiea and Kalani, my mother in law Eloise, Allen Velasco of Imperial CrossFit, PJ Couvillion, Jaysin Reyna & Casey from Trapper's Sushi, Tim Nagy, Ken & Caleb Ralston of BelieveMedia, Kristyn Whisman, Pete Marcoff, Zack McCarley, Eddie McLaughlin and Chris Gumm for driving all the way to Fife to cheer me on and sit all that time at a Powerlifting meet.

And especially to my Animal Pak brother, 21 year old Ben Seath for lighting a fire under my ass so that I could break 3 of his Washington state records in the Raw Division.  "NEXT!"


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Check out this awesome photo by Jim Wallingford photography!  Thank you Jim!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pictures from the "NW Bodybuilding Championships" (Shelton, WA)

Brian Perry on the left, and Jim Wallingford rockin the HIGA MONSTER shirt all day at this contest!

Kaiea and Ben Seath.

My neighbor Jeremy Lambert was there at the show too.

Ben Seath's training partner, Robbie Chicano, placed 4th overall in his first contest!

Ben Seath showing his BULKY BOY stomach with Robbie Chicano.

Me and Roger Baker having some low calorie "Protein shakes" in the hotel lobby.

HIGA MONSTER strongman exhibition at the "FitStop 24 Northwest Bodybuilding Championships" (Shelton, WA)

Big thanks to Ben Seath for filming this video for me last night.  The venue was awesome!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Strongwoman Kristyn Whisman makes the local news here in Seattle!

Check out the article on Bulky Boy strongman team member, Kristyn Whisman who won her 3rd National Strongwoman Championship!

This is from the local ABC affiliate here in Seattle, WA.  I am so proud of her!  This girl drives 1 hour 15 minutes every Saturday morning to do her Strongwoman workout at Imperial Fitness (Kent, WA).

Bulky Boy strongman team making some noise here locally in Washington!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

700 lbs Raw squat by HIGA MONSTER 11/16/11

This is my first time squatting this much weight Raw with no knee wraps.  I still have 18 more days till the USAPL contest I'm competing in Fife, WA.

Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

HIGA MONSTER will be at the "FitStop24 NW Bodybuilding Championships" this Saturday!

Come & check me out at the Little Creek Casino (Shelton, WA) this Saturday 11/19/2011

The HIGA MONSTER will be pressing a 174 lb Circus Dumbbell for reps, then immediately Deadlift 550 lbs for reps on the main stage.  I am frickin ready to bring the house down and can't wait to lift in front of this crowd!

"Mahalo" to FitStop24 and Nic Younis for inviting me to be a part of this contest for the 2nd year in a row!

Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Squats with HIGA 11/9/11

700 lbs is right around the corner!
HIGA MONSTER Bulky Boy strongman team

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Zack McCarley wins "America's Strongest 105 kilo Pro" National Championship.

Kristyn Whisman (left) & Zack McCarley (right) at the Awards Banquet.

Congratulations to Zack for winning the title by a HUGE margin!  10 of the best 105 kilo Pros were competing down in Tunica, MS and Zack beat them all.  Zack even pressed a 310 lb Log Press and he only weighs 231 lbs!!

So proud of you man!  You and Kristyn repped Washington state down there in Mississippi and brought the gold home!  All of your hard work & sacrifice has paid off and I'm happy for you both!


Kristyn Whisman wins the "America's Strongest Woman" Amateur National Championship!

Bulky Boy strongman team member Kristyn Whisman in the Frame Deadlift.

Congratulations to my training partner Kristyn!  She won the Lightweight Women's National Championship this past Saturday down in Tunica, MS.  
The event was held at the Harrah's Casino & Hotel.  There was a total of 5 ladies that were in the Lightweight Division and Kristyn brought her "A" game to win it.

Way to go Champ!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Video of Bristol Marunde's title fight by HIGA MONSTER

Congratulations again to Bristol Marunde from Bulky Boy Clothing Company!  
We are proud of your performance & you will be a great champion for Superior Cage Combat!

Bristol Marunde wins the Middleweight belt for "Superior Cage Combat 3"

Bristol Marunde getting in the zone before the fight.

Kit with Kru Peter Pinto (Bristol's Head Trainer) before the fight.

HIGA MONSTER and Ray "Sugarfoot" Sefo.

Bristol signing off on his paperwork after winning the belt.

The Nevada Athletic Commisioner having Bristol fill out papers before his urine test.

We hooked up Kru Peter Pinto with a HIGA MONSTER shirt & he loved it!

I gave Gilbert Yvel a Bulky Boy hat after the fight.  Gilbert is a regular sparring partner of Bristol at THROWDOWN Training Center (Las Vegas, NV).

A group shot with Bristol's family after the fight.