Wednesday, February 27, 2013

HIGA is ready for "The Cage" tomorrow! (Columbus, OH)

"Locked & loaded" and ready to lift on Friday.
It all goes down on Friday at 12pm EST in the Cage.  Looking forward to deadlifting 525 lbs for as many reps possible.  Stop by if you are at "The Arnold".
Keep you posted...flying out to Ohio tomorrow morning.
HIGA MONSTER Bulky Boy strongman team

Monday, February 25, 2013

Bulky Boy in da California desert (Cathedral City, CA)

While my family & I was watching an NCAA softball tournament in Cathedral City, braddah Garret Viernes (Mililani, HI) saw me wearing my tank top.  He stopped me & showed that he just bought his Bulky Boy cargo shorts recently from the Costco road show in Waipio!  He and his family flew up from O'ahu to watch a family member who plays outfield for the Florida State Seminoles.  Repping the "rolls" in the CA desert!

HIGA MONSTER Bulky Boy strongman team

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Pictures from the "RABFitness Strongman Challenge" (Kennewick, WA)

HIGA MONSTER, Bryan Eccleston & Pete Marcoff.
Bryan placed 4th in the 231 lbs weight class & set new PR's.
Patrick Castelli brought 4 cases of ROCKSTAR to get fired up!  lol
Rachele Unsen in the "squat for reps"
Bryan Eccleston.  The bottom of the tires had to touch the boxes.
Larry Bush had a nosebleed after his Squat for reps & he dripped blood on my hand when I was helping him loosen his belt.  Damn powerlifters & their nosebleeds!  Where is the rubbing alcohol?
Rachel Pyron doing the Yoke Walk.
The competitors had to do a BRUTAL sled drag after the Yoke Walk.
Kalle Beck flew up from CA & won the 200 lbs class.
Jeff Pearson (Oregon) won the Men's HW class.
That carpet was a SOB to drag the sled on!
Rachel Pyron loading the 2nd atlas stone.
"Sarge", Roger Baker (owner of RABFitness) & HIGA MONSTER.
Our BULKY BOY plate of "cheesy Jo-Jos" at Bob's Burger & Brew.
HIGA & contest promoter Mike Kromer after a long day...

Friday, February 15, 2013

"RABFitness Strongman Challenge" is tomorrow! (Kennewick, WA)

Roger & Ally Baker are hosting a NAS amateur strongman contest tomorrow!

HIGA MONSTER and John "Sarge" Allen will be in the Tri-Cities, WA area tomorrow helping our friend and promoter, Mike Kromer with this contest.

Stop by if you live near the Kennewick, WA area to see some awesome Amateur strongmen & strongwomen action.

731 North Columbia Center Blvd
Suite 110
Kennewick, WA 99336

Have a great weekend!

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Cage 2013 (Columbus, Ohio)

In this corner, Grant “HIGA MONSTER” Higa is an athletic marvel. His 5’ 8”, 295 lb stocky frame is a tightly wound bundle of explosive muscle. A champion powerlifter and strongman, Higa has squatted 739 lbs and deadlifted 751 lb raw in competition. He also boasts an astounding 19 reps with 500 lbs in the deadlift inside The Cage in 2011 and 17 reps to best P Diesel in 2012. Training out of Imperial Crossfit in Kent, WA, the versatile iron slinger has been known to pull big weights for high reps without even the use of a lifting belt. Asked why he wants to up the ante to 525 lbs for reps with no belt in his rematch with P Diesel, Higa said, 

“It’s the 25th anniversary of the Arnold and the 30th anniversary of Animal Pak. I want to show the world that The Cage is the only place you will see crazy shit like this.”

And in the other corner, Patrick “P Diesel” Raquet is a self-described “genetic oddball” with his 6’ 5” frame and massive wingspan seemingly working against him in the pursuit of hoisting massive poundages. A two-time Pennsylvania’s Strongest Man, claiming 18 reps in the 1100 lb car deadlift and a 1250 lb tire flip, P Diesel has let nothing hold him back. Hungry to avenge his loss to his brother in iron, Higa, this year, the bearded beast from West Chester, PA has taken his violent training for The Cage very seriously. 

“I have devoted the last year tearing myself down and rebuilding. I spent a ton of time in the dark for a little time to shine.”

Watch these two unique power athletes tangle with 525 lbs on the deadift for reps in a last-man-standing showdown in The Cage on Friday, March 1st at 12pm in this exciting rematch. This time, it's personal.

Friday 3/1/13, 12:00pm
The Cage #419