Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve 2014 workout with HIGA MONSTER, Jesse Williams & Cassius Marsh (Seattle Seahawks)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

University of Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine volleyball in Seattle

Truly an honor to take this picture with Head Coach David Shoji tonight.
This is his 40th season coaching UH Wahine volleyball!

Should be a great match tomorrow night when University of Hawai'i plays the University of Washington to see who advances to the next round of the 2014 NCAA Championship!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from HIGA MONSTER!

Very thankful for being friends with this man, Kit Kanter
Kit is the owner of Bulky Boy Clothing & I am proud to be a rep for his brand.
"Mahalo" Bulky Boy Clothing & Happy Thanksgiving to all you braddahs & sistahs!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

661 lbs deadlift by 165 lbs Rostislav Petkov

This was awesome to watch in person!  The kid is unreal!

HIGA MONSTER wins the IPL World Championship for Masters Men 40-44 (308.5 lbs class)

I won the Masters Men 40-44 yrs division, and also placed 3rd overall in the Open Men division.
I also set 3 new IPL World Records in the Masters Men 40-44 with a 711 lbs squat, 722 lbs deadlift and 1862 lbs total.

Monday, November 3, 2014

IPL World Powerlifting Championships will be streamed live from Las Vegas!

HIGA MONSTER will be competing this Sunday November 9th.

All 5 days of this World Championship will be streamed "Live" for free.  Click on the link below:
I am estimated to start squatting on Sunday around 10:45am PST

Thank you all for your support!  I am looking forward to competing in my first World Championship.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Jesse Williams of the Seattle Seahawks stops by today. (Kent, WA)

Ethan Williams (left) is only 19 years old & is Jesse William's younger brother.
Jesse & Ethan just flew back from Australia & he wanted to bring Ethan for a workout!

Jesse posted this picture on his Twitter of Ethan puking after he did 4 sets of Prowler.

"Mahalos" for this autographed picture, Jesse!
Go Hawks!


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

HIGA works out at "NS Performance" (Seattle, WA)

Huge "mahalo" to Coach Cam Nichols (far left) for letting me get a quick workout today with all of these High School students.  That buggah was a BURNER...

I had to do this as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes.

Please check out NS Performance if you want to get a killer workout to help better your Athletic skills!
Check out their website:

Thank you again Coach Cam and Coach Matt Stahlberg!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

New home for the HIGA MONSTERS

Moved into our new gym today, Interurban Athletics.

Come by & train Strongman, Powerlifting or CrossFit!!

Interurban Athletics
7405 S. 212th Street
Kent, WA 98032

Check out their Facebook page by clicking on the link below!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Video of "Squat like an Animal: 500 lbs for reps"

A big "thank you" to Ivan & Erin Ribic for inviting me to do this in Spokane.  It was such a RUSH to squat under the lights in front of so many people in that packed Event Center of the Northern Quest Casino.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

HIGA MONSTER gets 2nd place in "Squat like an ANIMAL 500 lbs for reps"

Ben Seath, Luke Ehlis, HIGA MONSTER & Josh Spaeth.

Josh Spaeth won with 21 reps, I got 17 reps, Ben Seath got 15 reps and Luke Ehlis 11 reps.
I won $350 cash for my efforts.  Thank you Ivan & Erin Ribic for inviting us to lift in front of over 5,000 people in the ballroom!  What a rush!


Monday, September 22, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

"Squat like a ANIMAL: 500 lbs for reps" contest Sept 27th (Spokane, WA)

HIGA MONSTER will be competing for the $500 cash prize on Sept 27

Can't wait to be a part of this!  Looking forward to squatting on the main stage in front of an estimated 5,000 spectators at the "Night of Champions" evening show.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

HIGA MONSTER meets Bibiano Fernandes

Patrick Castelli, Demetrious Johnson, HIGA & Bibiano Fernandes.
(left to right)

I had a great workout this morning at "EndZone Athletics" and a big "thank you" to Patrick Castelli for inviting me up again to workout with UFC Flyweight Champion, Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson.
Mighty Mouse is getting ready to defend his title on Sept 27th in Las Vegas on the UFC ppv.

But then, in walks Bibiano Fernandes while I was squatting!  The ONE FC Bantamweight Champion!
That guy is a BEAST and has competed in K-1, DREAM, King of the Cage and now ONE FC.

Thanks for the workout guys!  Kick ass in Vegas Mighty Mouse!

HIGA MONSTER workout at "EndZone Athletics" (Kirkland, WA)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Robbie Walden Band

Our friend, Robbie Walden, performed last night at Druids Glen Taphouse.

Robbie has a new album out and he autographed a CD for us.  Go check him out in iTunes or Spotify...the Robbie Walden Band sings Country music and has been getting play on XM-Sirius "The Highway".  Its truly inspirational to hear how he wrote each song.

Check out his website!


Monday, September 1, 2014

HIGA & Anthony Harris Labor Day 2014 workout

Tony Harris is in town visiting from Hawai'i for a few days, so we hooked up for a workout today.
Getting ready for the "Squat like a ANIMAL: 500 lbs for reps" contest on Sept 27th in Spokane, WA.

Monday, August 25, 2014

HIGA at ELITE Performance Center (Clackamas, OR)

Big thanks to Colby Strunk, Shawn Doyle & Trevor for a workout today!
This was my 1st time seeing their new location, and its AWESOME!

Stop by if you want to do some heavy lifting for Powerlifting & Strongman!


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Red Bull Soapbox Derby Seattle

My wife Michelle & I had a blast today in Pioneer Square-Seattle!

Thousands of people were lined up on Yesler Avenue!

"Chevron car"

"Team Duck Tape"

"Single-shot Simians"

"Legion of ZOOM"
That driver is the guy who was the Squatch mascot for the Seattle Supersonics!

"Twisted Turtles"

"Team Nabooya"

"Bertha's last stand"
I thought this was funny as hell cause its Big Bertha drill thats still stuck underground in Seattle and is costing us so much money for nothing and was a slap in the face for SDOT.

"Bunny slipper"

"Los Vatos Locos Del Toro Loco"

 "Calozzi's Cheesesteaks"

"Nessie and the Destroyers"

"Snoqualmie Casino Cruisers"

"Crazy Daisy"

Check out this BULKY rig made my Red Bull

"Off-black Cadillac"

"The Flying Taco"

"Nickerson St Saloon Rainier Rocket"

"OBERTO Downhill Jerkies"

"Team Runaway Bride"

Ran into Officer Jimmy Stewart.
He was protecting us from any criminal harm after drinking 8 Red Bulls...

Friday, August 22, 2014

Deadlift workout with HIGA MONSTER

Getting ready to compete in the "TPS/Metabolic Technologies Pro Deadlift" in 4 weeks in Missoula, Montana.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Article of HIGA MONSTER and P Diesel

My Animal Pak brother, P Diesel just posted up this cool article yesterday of when I visited his school in West Chester, PA this past April.

"The Forgotten" an article by P Diesel

It was truly an honor my brother to meet these kids and hope that I made some sort of postive impact.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bristol Marunde fights this Friday at "Titan Fighting Championship 29" (Fayetteville, NC)

Wishing the best of luck to my bro, Bristol Marunde this Friday!!

Bristol flew out today to North Carolina, and I want to wish him the best of luck for his fight this Friday night!
It will air on CBSSportsNetwork 7pm-9:30pm PST  Set your DVR or watch it live if you can.

Kick ass brother!  We are rooting for you!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

HIGA MONSTER wins at "RAB Fitness Summer Strength Wars" powerlifting contest (Kennewick, WA)

HIGA trying to pull 733 lbs off the floor...

Saw this braddah wearing his Bulky Boy island chain hat.
He wore it the entire day at the contest!  Thanks for reppin the brand!

Colby, Jake, Brandon & me were representing Maple Valley, Washington!
These 3 guys workout at Thrive Community Fitness here by my house.

Me & Jason Payne won Best Lifters for Raw & Classic Raw.
Scored a box of supplements & $100 cash.

I was also able to win the Best Masters Lifter.
Scored another box of supps and another $100 cash.

This guy Chris had the most EPIC beard of all the competitors!!
Chris is from Walla Walla.

After a very long day, I was fortunate to win both the Open Men Raw and Masters (40-44) Men Raw 308.5 lbs class.

I broke 4 American records in the Masters 40-44 age group: 
711 lbs squat, 441 lbs bench press, 711 lbs deadlift and a 1863 lbs Total.

The 711 lbs deadlift is also a new Washington state record for the Open Men Raw 308.5 lbs class.

These are not the numbers I was shooting for at this contest, but its truly an honor to break the American records in my Masters weight class.

Thanks to family & friends who helped me with the preparation of this contest.  And also to Bulky Boy Clothing for all the kokua!


Thursday, August 14, 2014

"RAB Fitness Summer Strength Wars" is this Saturday! (Kennewick, WA)

HIGA MONSTER getting ready to squat 744 lbs (Feb 2014)

If you live near Kennewick, please come by to watch the biggest Powerlifting contest in Washington state.  A total of 111 lifters are signed up to compete.

HIGA MONSTER will be lifting in the afternoon b/w 4pm-9pm at RAB Fitness.  Roger & Ally Baker always puts on great shows & they provide awesome prizes for the top lifters.

If you need directions to the meet, click on the link below for a Map:

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

If you think its hard to accomplish anything...

Read this story, then go push yourself harder in Life.  Unfrickin real.
He is a week ahead of schedule and just passed Snoqualmie Pass.  What an inspiration!


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

HIGA at the "ASA 10u Western National Championship" (Salem, Oregon)

Saw this braddah from O'ahu wearing a Bulky Boy jersey this morning!
He is here in Salem, Oregon cheering on the Crush Softball team from Mililani.
He owns 3 colors of this jersey!  I told him he needs Bulky Boy khaki shorts like me.
Mahalos for da support!

Crush Softball supporters from O'ahu.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

HIGA MONSTER at the Seattle Seahawks training camp!

Guest D-Line Coach, Inoke Breckterfield & Jesse Williams of the Seahawks.
It was so good to see braddah Inoke!  Former Damien HS & Oregon State Beaver football player.

Head Coach Pete Carroll warming up with some throws...

Cliff Avril & Michael Bennett getting warmed up.

Richard Sherman 

Quarterback Russell Wilson

Coach Inoke teaching the D-Line some moves!

"Mahalos" to braddah Edward Sablan (far left) for bringing me to Training Camp!
Looking forward to the Seattle Seahawks upcoming season!

HIGA MONSTER Bulky Boy strongman team