Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween from HIGA MONSTER!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

CORE work with a 115 lbs keg & feet narrow.

Try doing this after a heavy Bench Press or Overhead Press workout...very challenging!
I did 3 sets of 10 reps after my workout.

HIGA MONSTER Bulky Boy strongman team

Monday, October 21, 2013

The Animal Underground video: Powerlifting in Sin City

After a long day of competing in the Olympia Strongman contest, I met up with the other ANIMAL athletes at Dominate your Game to get a workout with them.

"Shut up and train..."

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Pictures from the "Bacon Beatdown Strongman" (Smith Cove Terminal 91)

Rachel Bennett won the 238 lbs Axle deadlift with 10 reps.

HIGA MONSTER keeping an eye on Christina Cowin as she tries to flip this tire.

Graciano Rubio vs Bryan Ecclestone
Sam Kurth showing how hardcore Strongman is...
Cause I don't think you will see CrossFitters flipping a 600 lbs tire barefoot.
That looks very uncomfortable to have a 220 lbs keg on your neck.
John Whisman cleaned & pressed it 3 times in 1 minute.
Couple of BULKY referees.  LOL
HIGA MONSTER & Dimitar judging the Keg Press for reps.
Mike Reed loaded this 308 lbs stone for 9 reps.
Andrew Lehti trying to lift this 338 lbs stone while pro strongman, Dimitar Sabatinov looks on.  I love how Andrew's head & neck rolls fit right into the Icon logo in the back banner!
Lauren Solter won the Middleweight Women division.
William Anderson won the 200 lbs LW division.
Mike Reed won the 231 lbs LW division.
Graciano Rubio came up from Oregon & won the 265 lbs HW Men.
Another Oregonian, Joe Chouinard, won the 300 lbs division.
 My bro, Pete Marcoff, won the SHW Men's division.
Congratulations to all the winners!  They all qualified for the 2014 NAS Nationals.
I hope you all had a great time competing!
HIGA MONSTER Bulky Boy strongman team

Friday, October 11, 2013

The "Bacon Beatdown" is tomorrow!

CrossFit, Strongman & Powerlifting.
Come see it all tomorrow in Seattle!
HIGA MONSTER will be putting on a NAS sanctioned strongman contest tomorrow, as part of the Bacon Beatdown.
I have 23 competitors, including 3 women.  The top 2 strongmen in each weight class will qualify for the 2014 NAS National Championship.
The strongman contest will start at 10am PST
Come by and check us out if you are in the area!  We will be at Smith Cove Cruise Terminal cove #91.
For more info, click on the site below...
HIGA MONSTER Bulky Boy strongman team

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

HIGA & Dimitar Sabatinov squat workout

Dimitar was in Seattle for the past week, so he stopped by to workout at Imperial CrossFit.  Had a great squat workout with him today!  

HIGA MONSTER Bulky Boy strongman team

Friday, October 4, 2013

HIGA MONSTER visits NS Performance

Big mahalos to Matt Stahlberg & Cameron Nichols for letting me workout at their facility!
If you ever want to train at a great Sports Performance facility, check them out!


Thursday, October 3, 2013

"Furious Pete" & HIGA MONSTER at Heart Attack Grill (Las Vegas)

It was an honor to be in this video with Pete.  Its even more amazing to watch him DEMOLISH food so fast in his challenges!
Thanks alot Furious Pete!  I am pretty sure I got BULKY in this challenge.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pictures from "Olympia Strongest Man" (Las Vegas)

HIGA pressing a 350 lbs log.

Athlete introductions...

EPIC BEARDS from Andrew Palmer & Robert Oberst.

How's my calf muscles looking?  LOL
A sick shot of me loading the 330 lbs keg into the wheelbarrow.

The wheelbarrow weighs 600 lbs empty.
And we loaded ALOT of stuff into it!

HIGA trying to clean & press the 330 lbs keg overhead.

750 lbs deadlift for reps.

365 lbs Anvil that I had to duck-walk to the sled.

Sled drag with almost 1,000 lbs in the sled.

Brian Shaw & me.  Shaw won this contest overall.

Sharing a laugh with Mike Burke & Chad Coy.
Burke split his index finger open & had to go to the ER on Day 1.

Ran into Roger Russness and he was rocking the HIGA MONSTER shirt at the Olympia Expo!  Thanks alot for the support, brah!

I got to meet Robert Herjavec of the TV show, "SHARK TANK"
He was walking by the strongman venue area!  Love that show!

Me and Robert Oberst.

This little guy was bothering me all day for my autograph...
I told him to back off or I will rip a couple liver shots to his body.  He claimed he was the "World's Strongest Man"...whatever poser.

Went to Xtreme Couture to watch my bro, Bristol Marunde, so some sparring with Evan Dunham & Coach Robert Follis.

Me and Jon Andersen.

Me, Eric Spoto & Brandon Lilly at the Animal Pak booth.

The legend...Ed Coan.

Me & Wrath at the Animal Pak booth.

Me, Tom Fuller & Roman at the Animal Pak booth.

Eric, Antoine, me & Chase Browning at the Universal Nutrition booth.

Went to see Carrot Top with Chad & Kim Coy.
Funny stuff!

Saw the Jabbawockeez too.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Videos from the "Olympia's Strongest Man" contest

Here are some videos that my wife filmed for me from the contest.  Hope you enjoy them all.

I ended up placing 13th out of 14th.  Wish that was better, but man it was a frickin heavy-ass show.  8 events in 2 days and competing with these young no joke.  Truly enjoyed competing with all these guys, especially with Brian Shaw (World's Strongest Man 2013) and my old friend, Chad Coy.

I pressed a 350 lbs Log, did not drop a 950 lbs Yoke, finished the Wheelbarrow, but did not get one Stone on Day #1.  So I definitely need to work on some events & get better.  Looking forward to the next one!