Sunday, March 25, 2012

"The Big Climb of Seattle 2012" video by HIGA MONSTER

"Mahalo nui loa" to Bulky Boy Clothing for all your help in this worthy cause!

"The Big Climb of Seattle" pictures 3/25/12

Rachel Ben-Shmuel, Tim & Betsy Lawless, Brian & Tonya Ward, Gary Zak & HIGA MONSTER.

The location of the tallest building on the West Coast.  1,311 steps up we had to climb.

Looking up at this 72 story building.

HIGA MONSTER & his official race bib under his small kine Neck Roll.

Headed up the escalator to the Start line.  We was bummed we couldn't take the escalator the whole way.

Our teammate, Gary entered the Racers division.  NUTS!  Running 72 stories!

Group photo just before we enter the Tower.

I signed the poster afterwards.  Can you find TEAM BULKY BOY?

Ran into my friend, Randy Holloman who I had not seen in a long time!

I met this BULKY BOY at last year's Big Climb.  He is a Baggage Handler for Alaska Airlines and always does it.  Alaska Airlines is a major sponsor of the Big Climb.

Starting the muscle repair process with a pack of ANIMAL NITRO baby!

After we was pau with da Big Climb, I had an awesome Smoked Salmon Scramble at McCormick & Schmick's!  DA BUGGAH WAS ONO...

Seattle Animal Barbell Club video at "Now is Fitness" 3/24/12

"Seatttle Animal Barbell Club" pictures from yesterday 3/24/12

Jim Wallingford, HIGA & Shannon Gill.
Eddie McLaughlin getting psyched before his Squat attempt.

Ed Eliason came all the way from Aberdeen, WA.

Thank you Willie Austin for hosting our ABC!

Aly Pedersen, Ben Seath & HIGA with our"Duck face"...LOL

Friday, March 23, 2012

Shukin visits HIGA MONSTER at "Imperial CrossFit" (Kent, WA)

This was the first visit to Washington for Shukin.  I met him 2 years ago at the "Yokota Strongman Challenge" when I convniced him to fly from Hokkaido to compete while I was there for the "Friendship Festival"

Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Seattle Animal Barbell Club is tomorrow at the "Austin Foundation"

Willie Austin & HIGA MONSTER at the recent USAPL Washington State Championships.

Its an honor to finally have an ABC at this local Seattle gym, which is the brainchild of a significant community leader, Willie Austin.

I worked at the Front Desk at his gym, then eventually got certified as a Fitness Trainer.
He showed me what it is to be a leader for the Youth in our community.
He is one of the greatest drug-free Powerlifters to come out of Washington state.

Willie Austin has put so much time into helping the youth realize that Fitness is important, instead of drugs or gang-banging.
A former UW football player, he is a ROCK for our kids in the Seattle metro area.

Willie still holds the USAPL state record in the 220 lbs weight class with a squat of 777 lbs. He is also inducted into the Washington USAPL "Hall of Fame".
All of the teens he trains for his Powerlifting team are EXCITED for the Seattle Animals to finally come and lift with them!
Please join us if you can and lets make a positive impact for these kids. Alot of them saw me and Ben Seath battle it out a few weeks ago, so those memories are still fresh in their minds. I can't wait!

"Now is Fitness"
1918 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 381-1841

Start time: 12pm-2pm

Saturday March 24, 2012

Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

HIGA MONSTER is going to Iceland!

We cannot wait!  Never been to Iceland before, and we can fly there in just over 7 hours from Seattle.
Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Sunday, March 18, 2012

First day of Spring. Time to get BULKY.

Me & my nephew, Dahrius.  He loves his Rasta hat from Bulky Boy!  I just gotta "bulk" him up a bit more.  LOL

Have a good week!
Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Good luck Pete Marcoff!

HIGA MONSTER & Pete Marcoff at "Imperial CrossFit"

Good luck to my buddy Pete who is doing a NAS strongman contest down in Charlotte, NC this Saturday!

Grant Higa Bulky Boy strongman team

Friday, March 9, 2012

Bulky Boy is ready to go for the "Arizona Aloha Festival"!

Dominic DiMaggio, my friends Mike & Dyan, and Kit Kanter.

After getting bumped off my original flight from Seattle, my friends Dyan & Mike were able to pick me up from Sky Harbor Airport and bring me to the festival to help set-up.  Mahalos Mike & Dyan!

"Eh brah, how far we gotta bike fo' buy more Heinekens?"

Ending the day with some In & Out Burger.  I ate two 4 x 4's and 2 Animal Fries.  Dominic manned up and ate one 4x4 so I am proud of him reppin the Bulky Boys!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

HIGA MONSTER vs P Diesel (500 lbs deadlift for reps)

Richard Hawthorne 610 lbs deadlift for 4 reps

Day 2 at "The Arnold Expo"

HIGA MONSTER, Henri Skiba (Skiba's Gym) & Ben Seath.

HIGA, Antoine Vaillant and P Diesel hanging in The Cage.

We had some "highly nutritious" snacks in the PA system area.  LOL

Check out P Diesel's shins after he & I did the 500 lbs Deadlift for reps.  ANIMAL

 Eric "The House" Fankhouser

Frank "Wrath" McGrath

Ran into legendary powerlifters Ed Coan & Greg Paige.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Dinner with HIGA, Bristol Marunde & Forrest Griffin.

HIGA, Sarge, Corey Coopersmith, Bristol & Forrest Griffin.

Lobster mac & cheese, 22 oz ribeye w/gorgonzola cheese & mushrooms!

This dinner was very special for me & Forrest...

I got to meet Pat Millitech too at our dinner!

A great dinner at Mitchell's Steakhouse in Columbus, Ohio!

"STRIKEFORCE" weigh-ins for Bristol Marunde tonight (Columbus, Ohio)

Bristol is ready!  Tune in tomorrow night on Showtime!

The Arnold Sports Festival pictures (Day 1)

Jim Wallingford rockin the HIGA MONSTER shirt at The Cage!


I met UFC Hall of Famer, Matt Hughes!

Frank "Wrath" McGrath & Vinny Galanti.

Competitive eater, "Furious Pete" in the house!

At the STRIKEFORCE weigh-ins with Sarge, Corey Coopersmith  & Bristol Marunde.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pre-fight video of Bristol Marunde & HIGA MONSTER

Bristol Marunde is looking good for the STRIKEFORCE weigh-ins tomorrow!

HIGA MONSTER and Bristol Marunde outside his hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

Bristol is currently at 190 lbs, so making the 186 lb cutoff tomorrow night shouldn't be a problem.

Time to go to work son and SHOW THE MMA WORLD who Bristol Marunde is!