Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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Friday, March 25, 2011
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Much mahalos to Bulky Boy for supporting us in this great fundraiser!
Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team
My comp went pretty well; I finished 7th from the 25 guys competing, but it was a little bitter sweet since I was aiming for top 5... On the other hand massively better than my showing at Arnold's.
The pro show today was just insane! Brian Shaw and Loz Shahlaei both pulling 430k deadlifts; Shaw doing an easy 205k axle and 6 reps on the 100k giant db; and then chatting with and helping Brian get ready for stones.
First event of my show was the carry and load medley. A 130k keg and 130k sack to be lifting, carried about 10/ 15m and loaded onto a 48" platform. Was a little worried about this cause ever since coming back from Arnold's my cardio has been feeling terrible, but the wee 3 day blast I did last week seemed to kick it back to normal. I did this in 27.98s and was top 6 I think.
Next up was log press and was 130k for reps from the floor. I had only been tripling it in training, but the aim was 5. Hit 3, heard 30s left so took a few seconds then popped up another. Stood for another break then got told 10s so straight back in, but was too out of breath to get enough pop into the press. 4 reps and happy enough with that.
Farmers next, 150s for 40m; 20m up break the line then 20m back and fully across the finish. This was another I was a tad worried about due to them having thick handles and what happened at Arnold's. Those worries soon disappeared in the warm ups though and I finished the course in 19.07 missing taking the lead by 0.04s, overall a 4th place here, which should have been 3rd if I hadn't taken that extra second to rest my grip twice.
Stone last, I believe the weights were 110, 130, 150, 172, 177k to the same 48" platform. I got a pot of SpiderTacky off my awesome sponsor StrengthShop and I really can't say enough about the stuff, it's AMAZING!! I completed the course, but it was a mega slow time of 47.??s, but on the other hand the 4th and then 5th stones were both PB loads. I really want to nail our 187k stone by NEC now haha!!
Anyway, that's my wee story. The weekend was fantastic, met some new people and caught up with a good few old faces. Onto the next... BodyPower, I really can't wait!!
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Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Check out my personal page for this awesome fundraiser:
This is our 3rd year that Bulky Boy has sponsored our team and I will have alot of pictures and videos posted on Sunday evening. The winning time last year was 7 minutes 7 seconds. INSANITY!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
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Sunday, March 6, 2011
The yoke went great and I'm really pleased about it, then the axle was a disaster, for somereason I just couldn't lock it out. The frame wasn't much better, the farmers I train on at home are standard diameter and the thicker handles on the frame here really screwed me over and I never finished the carry. So I went to the fatgripz booth and manage to aquire a free pair of fatgripz so I'm going to train farmers with them alot now so that I don't get screw again.
The car was another good one, I went first and pulled 14reps which was the lead for quite some time, plus I got to meet and talk to Arnold about 3mins after the event so that childhood dream sort of cheered me up after such a bad show.
Anyway, back to the drawing board to implement changes and improve for later in the year. Here is the video:
Saturday, March 5, 2011
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Brian Shaw will be competing in the "Arnold Strongman Classic" and will be looking to bring home this prestigious title back to Colorado.
Zach Gallman (Ohio) and Kenneth Nowicki (Scotland) will be also be there competing in the "Arnold Amateur World Strongman Championships" on Friday & Sunday.
And yours truly, the HIGA MONSTER will be at the Animal Pak Cage working in the booth selling products, then lifting in the "Pros vs Bros 500 lbs Deadlift for reps" contest on Saturday 2:30pm Eastern time.
I can't wait for Saturday because I am going to bring the "RAGE IN THE CAGE" and show everybody whats up!!
If you want to see HIGA MONSTER lift a sick amount of reps on Saturday, Animal Pak is streaming the entire weekend live on this site: