Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ken Nowicki- 2nd UKs Strongest Man and 1st UKs Jnr Strongest Man

What can I say really, I wanted to make the final but to get 2nd is just amazing.

I competed for 5 days out of last week and after Dave Warner's show was slightly hesitant as to how I'd perform, but plenty of BCAAs helped more than I would of expected and come Day 1 I felt great.

Day 1 went not too bad for me, the duck and drag was one hell of a tough event. Literally couldn't believe how hard it was to get the artic going, but once I figured it out I got going not too bad. Finished 5th in the event by only 10mm. The wheelbarrow went great and I knew I would get a good time. Think I was mid 10s for second place. Car deadlift hold was the same car as last year, but on the flat compared to downhill and the differece was amazing; only managed 20s with it. Arm wrestling was the last event and as I was third in the group I played it safe and didn't risk injury. 7th place.

Day 2 went much the same, first was flag hoist and we did itin the rain then it was scrapped and we had to do it again the next morning. I was a tad annoyed as I was unsure whether I'd do better at it next time cause I would be more tired. The first event of the day was arm over arm and I just went mad and managed to bag third place in the group which was a surprise as my arm over arm had been terrible in training. Next was tyre flip and I wanted to make it my event; 20m with a 380kg tyre. I won the event and had the best time of everyone in mid 31s. Crucifix hold went terrible, I had done really well in training with 55s but come the day failed at 25s. Flag hoist on the next morning in the dry went great and I managed 4 flags which was good points and confirmed my place in the final.

Going into the final I knew I could get a good placing as the events were pretty good for me. Yoke was up first and I took second with 13s for the 440kg yoke over 15m. Not sure where I placed in the axle but I think I got 4th with 160kg. Squat was a big point gainer for over as 5 of the 8 guys bombed so my one rep was a great result. I don't even know where to start with the shield, this thing is just insane. About 3 foot tall, so wide that my hands were still 15" apart when around and at 200kg; you really don't have many options with it. I just tried anything and got about 4th I think. Going into the stones I was only 2.5points behind Ed and could still catch him. Needless to say it didn't go to plan and I only managed to finish 2nd overall.

The weekend was great and Glenn can't be thanked enough for the effort that goes into the show.

I also won the UKs Jnr Strongest Man, here's how it went.

Rundown of Jnr UKs:

Truck Pull- 35s- 1st

Tyre Flip- 30.18s- 1st

Farmers Walk- 50m- 1st

Dumbbell- 9reps- 1st

Deadlift- 15reps- 1st

Stones- 0.5s off 1st

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Anthony Harris visits HIGA MONSTER for a workout.

Zack, Jackie, HIGA and Tony Harris after we was pau our workout.

HIGA and Tony Harris at his Army boat docked in Tacoma.

Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bristol Marunde wins in "Superior Cage Combat 2" (Las Vegas, NV)

Congratulations to my friend Bristol Marunde who won with a "kimura" submission in the 1st round!  It was a great experience to be there with him and I'm glad I flew down to Vegas for his fight.

Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Monday, August 15, 2011

"Grindin' with Grant" Episode #4 in San Francisco!

Saw my street sign in San Francisco's Chinatown!


Kristyn Whisman's "Birthday medley" as she prepares for Women's Nationals

Check out my training partner and Bulky Boy Strongwoman team member, Kristyn Whisman as she did a SICK birthday workout this past Saturday.  Way to go Kristyn!


Sunday, August 14, 2011

HIGA MONSTER "Riding the Ducks" in San Francisco, CA.

I got to steer the amphibious vehicle when we got into the San Francisco Bay!

Rockin the new HIGA MONSTER shirt in Nor-Cal baby!
Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Farmers Walk of PAIN with HIGA MONSTER & Zack McCarley

Last year, Zack and I did 600 feet on one of the hottest days in 2010.  Yesterday, we wanted to redeem ourselves and go further than that and hopefully with less drops.

Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Thursday, August 4, 2011

"Grindin' with Grant" Episode #3

One of the best lunch buffet deals you can find for a BULKY BOY.

Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Swell Life

Bulky Boy has supported Surfer's Healing over the years.  We have been lucky enough to be a part of Surfer's Healing and The Paskowitz Surf Camp while this show was being filmed. See Bulky Boy in the Reality Documentary "The Swell Life"

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ALL NEW! “The Swell Life” Series premieres Saturday, August 6

Catch the entire nine episode series from 12-5 p.m. ET on Saturday

 “Izzy Paskowitz at his Surfer’s Healing Camp”

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What:              The Swell Life

When:                        Saturday, August 6, 2011 (12-5 p.m. ET/PT)


Chronicles a summer with world-class surfer Izzy Paskowitz and his wife, former model Danielle, as they raise their three children and run “Surfer’s Healing,” a legendary surf camp for kids with autism.  The couple support one other through major tests of patience as they care for their 18-year-old autistic son and inspiration for the camp, Isaiah, as well as their two other children, Elah and Elijah -- all while running their legendary surf camp.

(P) Saturday, August 6 (12-1 p.m. ET/PT) Summertime

The beginning of the summer is hectic for former pro-surfer Izzy Paskowitz and his wife Danielle: Ella plans to move in with her boyfriend, Isaiah wins an award, and they scramble to open their family’s Surf Camp and Surfers Healing for kids with autism.

(P) Saturday, August 6 (1-1:30 p.m. ET/PT) Pitch Perfect

Isaiah sings with Nick’s band and the consensus is that he screams more than sings. Danielle decides to work with Isaiah and, at the band’s next event, Isaiah is a huge hit. Eli struggles with trying to live up to his father’s surfing legacy.

(P) Saturday, August 6 (1:30-2 p.m. ET/PT) The Biggest Loser

Isaiah’s obsessive-compulsive disorder around food is explored, and Izzy and Danielle brainstorm ways to help him lose weight before his next doctor’s visit. Jade is a constant complainer at camp, much to the dismay of his fellow surf instructors.

(P) Saturday, August 6 (2-2:30 p.m. ET/PT Head Sick

Isaiah is taken to the ER, rattling Izzy and Danielle, and we learn the backstory of how having a child with autism almost caused the end of their marriage.

(P) Saturday, August 6 (2:30-3 p.m. ET/PT) Empty Nest

Danielle and Izzy learn about Elah’s plans to move in with her boyfriend, much to her mother’s dismay. Danielle stays home to monitor Isaiah’s behavior after his recent meltdown, hoping he will improve enough so that they can join Izzy at Surf Camp.

(P) Saturday, August 6 (3-3:30 p.m. ET/PT) No More Horsing Around

Surf instructor Jade connects to a student with high functioning autism at Surf Camp and vows to reconnect with his own autistic son.  Izzy tries to connect with Danielle by entering a horse competition.

(P) Saturday, August 6 (3:30-4 p.m. ET/PT) Homebound

Izzy and Danielle remove Isaiah from Surf Camp.  A new young spends the week learning to surf.

(P) Saturday, August 6 (4-4:30 p.m. ET/PT) The Odyssey

Izzy travels to the East Coast to host several Surfers Healing events. Despite bad weather and Izzy hurting himself, the events are a huge success. Back at home, Danielle worries about Isaiah’s recent behavior problems affecting his first day at school.

(P) Saturday, August 6 (4:30-5 p.m. ET/PT) Summer’s End

Surf Camp is closed for the winter. Izzy and Danielle’s oldest daughter Elah is moving out, and there are big changes happening at the Paskowitz ranch. The family gathers for dinner at Elah and Chris’ new home.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

"National Night Out 2011"

"C'mon HIGA.  Pull dat buggah out of da trench!"

Travis Munnell & HIGA.  "Defenders of BULK"

"No shoot me brah!  No shoot me!"