Friday, February 28, 2014

HIGA MONSTER 415 lbs squat x 25 reps (Columbus, OH)

Day 1 of "The Cage" and "Arnold Sports Festival"

Taking 415 lbs for a ride.  No belt, no knee wraps/sleeves, and no spotter.
I was able to do 25 reps.

My friend/training partner, Kristyn Whisman.
Trying to press the 85 lbs Circus Dumbbell.

Jeremy Hoornstra looking HUGE on the bench.

Kade Weber & Jordan Wong

Garrett Griffin, Richard Hawthorne & Jay Nera.

Repping "Sea-Town" before I do my Squats.
Love my Strideline socks!!  You guys are the best.

Mahalo to da Bareng's of Mana Barbell who stopped by to watch me squat!
Always great to see them!  They flew a long way from Honolulu.

Braddah Tony Harris in da place to be!

Tony & "BOSS" Dan Green

The massive back of Frank "Wrath" McGrath

Ben Seath

My Imperial CrossFit family was in da house too!
Patrick, Andrea, Kristyn & Emmet, and Christina.

My friend, Elliot Baum, looking like the Swedish Chef in the booth across from us.

Jay Nera (Canada) deadlifted 700 lbs for 5 reps.

Then, Kade Weber (Canada) deadlifted 700 lbs for 10 reps!!

Ben Seath warming up with 545 lbs on the squat.
Ben ended up squatting 700 lbs for 5 reps in knee wraps!

UFC fighters Uriah Faber & Chad Mendes at the TORQUE booth.

Saw Evan "Ox" Centopani & wished him luck in the "Arnold Classic" tomorrow.

Got to meet UFC fighter, Matt "The Immortal" Brown!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Arnold Sports Festival begins tomorrow (Columbus, Ohio)

It was an early departure from Seattle for Ben Seath & I.

My lunch at Dallas-Ft Worth airport.
Shrimp Brochette with Dirty Rice.  ONO, BRAH!

"The BOSS" Dan Green was on our flight from Dallas-Columbus.
He is going to try & deadlift 900 lbs at 242 lbs bodyweight this Saturday.

HIGA, the legend Ed Coan & Ben Seath.

Me & Furious Pete.

My dinner at Rooster's in Ohio.
20 piece Carolina Gold chicken wings!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Video of HIGA MONSTER at Raw Unity Meet 7

A big thank you to Shukin Moderski for filming my attempts & putting together this video for me!  I really appreciate it bro!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Cage 2014 is next weekend (Columbus, Ohio)

Brace yourself...HIGA is lifting again in The Cage.
And I am planning to do this exhibition with no belt.  ITS ON...

Monday, February 17, 2014

HIGA 744 lbs squat for a new Washington state record in the USPA

HIGA MONSTER wins the "USPA Pre-Spring Fling" powerlifting contest

HIGA about to squat 744 lbs for a new Washington state record.
(Open Men and Masters Men 40-44 yrs, in the 308.5 lbs class)

I tried to come up with 761 lbs on my 3rd lift, but I couldn't finish it.

HIGA bench pressed 446 lbs on my 3rd attempt.

Ivy Lyles deadlifted 303 lbs on her 3rd attempt!
Her boyfriend, Ben Seath, is leaning back with her too in this pic. Lol

Deadlifting 705.5 lbs on my opening attempt.

I got to meet this boy, Tanner, who is only 10 years old.
Ben Seath helps train him & he deadlifted over 150 lbs!!

Trying to get psyched for a 738.5 lbs 2nd attempt.

Tanner and me.

Ibn Mahama locking out 683 lbs at only 198 lbs bodyweight!

Me & Ben Seath cheering on Ibn Mahama on his last deadlift.

ANIMAL athletes in da house...
Ibn Mahama, Ben Seath & HIGA MONSTER

I was able to win the Open Men and Masters Men 40-44 yrs old divisions, and set new Washington state records in the USPA for the 308.5 lbs class.
Squat:  744 lbs
Bench:  441 lbs
Deadlift:  705 lbs 
Total:  1890 lbs

A big thank you to Roger Baker of RABFitness for letting me compete in this contest last minute!

Friday, February 14, 2014

HIGA MONSTER competes in the "USPA Pre-Spring Fling" powerlifting contest tomorrow. (Kennewick, WA)

Come by & check out the action if you live in the Tri-Cities, WA area.

I am going to lift in the Powerlifting contest tomorrow morning, and will try to match or better my lifts I just did at "Raw Unity Meet 7".
Then on Sunday, I will be helping referee the NAS strongman contest at the same venue.  Word is that there are 52 competitors for the Strongman/strongwoman contest!!

Some heavy lifting going on in Kennewick, WA this weekend.  Please come by to check us out!
For more info, check out RABFitness website:


Sunday, February 9, 2014

HIGA MONSTER wins at "Raw Unity Meet 7" (Florida)

756 lbs squat, 446 lbs bench, 756 lbs deadlift & 1957 lbs Total.
Won the 308 lbs class as a Master.

Getting my rack height for Squats.

 The back of this cool shirt gave to all the lifters.

Repping Sea-Town all the way down here in Florida.

756 lbs squat.  This was a new PR for me.

Bench pressing.
I need to get this lift improved, so I can help my Total.

Stoked to deadlift 756 lbs on my 3rd attempt!

Great to see my friend, Shukin from 

Dimitar Sabatinov drove 2 hrs from Orlando to support me.
He will be competing in the Arnold Strongman Contest in 3 weeks.

My boys from Seattle flew here to cheer me on.  RJ, Cisco & Allen from Imperial CrossFit.
Snapped this pic with G Diesel too from ANIMAL (left)

Sammi Jo & Jason Sierra drove down from Orlando too.
Sammi Jo used to live in Des Moines, WA.

Group pic with all the ANIMAL athletes from Day 1
Jordan Wong, Kade Weber, BJ Whitehead, Dan Green, Garret Griffin & Jay Nera.

Stopped at Ft Lauderdale beach & swam for a bit.
80 Degrees and warm water!

Cisco took us to his "barrio" to eat some Colombian food!
Chicharonne & Blood Sausage w/papitas & empanadas.
It was so ONO!!