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HIGA MONSTER
05-18-11, 6:36 pm
I came in at 193. You're right I will have to revamp my diet come next contest.
Yea, thats way too low bro.

You want to be on the top end, but focus more on your conditioning so that you don't gas out in a contest. I know I'm a heavy guy that will weigh at 303 lbs but I am proud of my conditioning and thats very important to me.

Winning one event in a contest doesn't mean shit if I gas out in the next 4 events. Know what I mean?

HIGA MONSTER

Mattman33
06-07-11, 9:24 pm
Entered my first contest on July 9th. I wondered if you had any tips for an axle clean and press event. We have to clean it once, and then rep it out. Will that be similar to a clean with a standard bar? I just wondered if the fatter bar changed anything in your cleaning technique?

Thanks for the help.

HIGA MONSTER
06-08-11, 1:47 am
Entered my first contest on July 9th. I wondered if you had any tips for an axle clean and press event. We have to clean it once, and then rep it out. Will that be similar to a clean with a standard bar? I just wondered if the fatter bar changed anything in your cleaning technique?

Thanks for the help.
Grip will be a factor with cleaning the Axle. If you got a real strong grip, you will be fine and that will save you time so that you can get more reps instead of wasting time trying to get the Axle to your chest.

If not, you need to do a Continental Clean. That takes time, but if you can master doing it quickly, you can get more reps in.

Do you have an Axle to train with?
HIGA MONSTER

Mattman33
06-08-11, 8:24 am
Grip will be a factor with cleaning the Axle. If you got a real strong grip, you will be fine and that will save you time so that you can get more reps instead of wasting time trying to get the Axle to your chest.

If not, you need to do a Continental Clean. That takes time, but if you can master doing it quickly, you can get more reps in.

Do you have an Axle to train with?
HIGA MONSTER

I may get to train once or twice with a fatbar, but no axle. I think that my grip strength is fair. I will look into the continental clean. Thanks.

Christmas
06-12-11, 10:38 pm
HIGA,
I've got a contest coming up with a Keg CnP. Any advice or secrets, or is it just as painful as it is.

Seath308
06-13-11, 1:20 am
HIGA,
I've got a contest coming up with a Keg CnP. Any advice or secrets, or is it just as painful as it is.

Road trip to Imperial Fitness!!! WOOP WOOP

Christmas
06-13-11, 1:25 am
I am completely in! We can eat 30 bucks worth of mc-d's again!

Seath308
06-13-11, 1:30 am
I am completely in! We can eat 30 bucks worth of mc-d's again!

Lets do that after the workout I don't want to throw up 30 bucks worth of Micky D's!!!

BIG BEN
06-13-11, 1:34 am
I'm sooooo in!

Christmas
06-13-11, 2:01 am
This is going to be fantastic! They will write a marvelous childrens book about this adventure!

Seath308
06-13-11, 2:08 am
This is going to be fantastic! They will write a marvelous childrens book about this adventure!

Yes and maybe even a Gay Porn-O!!!!

HIGA MONSTER
06-13-11, 2:28 am
HIGA,
I've got a contest coming up with a Keg CnP. Any advice or secrets, or is it just as painful as it is.
I'm going to Imperial tomorrow afternoon. I will try to film a video for you. How heavy is the keg?

Its not bad to do...just more of a technique and cardio issue.

HIGA MONSTER

Christmas
06-13-11, 2:50 am
It's a 270 keg. I can throw a 160 around super easy, but our 240 just troubles me at getting it to a place I can start pressing it. Thanks HIGA.

HIGA MONSTER
06-13-11, 7:36 pm
It's a 270 keg. I can throw a 160 around super easy, but our 240 just troubles me at getting it to a place I can start pressing it. Thanks HIGA.
Boom.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_UUpYXgu-Y

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

SailinScotty
06-13-11, 8:09 pm
Another great vid. I see a future strongwoman in the making there.

Christmas
06-14-11, 12:45 am
Thanks HIGA!
I wasn't trying it like that at all. I was doing it as a mix of stone and log. Great vid! Super helpfull!

Mr. Dead
07-17-11, 12:10 am
Enjoy...
http://forum.animalpak.com/showthread.php?36706-2011-Warrior-Dash...-Higa-Monster...

FiremanDan
10-16-11, 5:30 pm
Hey Higa,

I'm looking for some wisdom on preparing for strongman competitions. Things like diet, training etc.

HIGA MONSTER
10-17-11, 2:06 am
Hey Higa,
I'm looking for some wisdom on preparing for strongman competitions. Things like diet, training etc.
When is your contest? Do you have access to any Strongman equipment?

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

FiremanDan
10-17-11, 8:37 pm
When is your contest? Do you have access to any Strongman equipment?

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

I'm going to be straight up with you. Right now I don't feel like I'm ready to compete because I don't think I'm strong enough. I'll give some numbers to give you an idea of where I stand in terms of core lifts. There is one gym in town that I know has atlas stones but i don't know what else they have. I work out mostly at my firehouse cause I'm tight on money and the firehouse is free.

3 rep max
Bench: 315
Deadlift: 475
Squat: 450
Bent row's: 250
Military Press: 200

mcbeast
10-17-11, 10:02 pm
I'm going to be straight up with you. Right now I don't feel like I'm ready to compete because I don't think I'm strong enough. I'll give some numbers to give you an idea of where I stand in terms of core lifts. There is one gym in town that I know has atlas stones but i don't know what else they have. I work out mostly at my firehouse cause I'm tight on money and the firehouse is free.

3 rep max
Bench: 315
Deadlift: 475
Squat: 450
Bent row's: 250
Military Press: 200

Idk what your talking about, those are some strong ass numbers brotha. I havent done a whole lot of strongman training but I know guys whose maxes are way below mine and still show me up at strongman.

HIGA MONSTER
10-18-11, 1:47 am
I'm going to be straight up with you. Right now I don't feel like I'm ready to compete because I don't think I'm strong enough. I'll give some numbers to give you an idea of where I stand in terms of core lifts. There is one gym in town that I know has atlas stones but i don't know what else they have. I work out mostly at my firehouse cause I'm tight on money and the firehouse is free.

3 rep max
Bench: 315
Deadlift: 475
Squat: 450
Bent row's: 250
Military Press: 200
I agree with Excessive...those are pretty good numbers man.

One thing you will have to work on is Grip. Seems like you have access to maybe using some old firehoses that you could drag a sled or plate across a field with. Thats really tough to do, even a 45 lb plate.

Also work on your Anaerobic Conditioning. Alot of guys that Powerlift have a tough time doing a Medley that includes flipping a tire 10 times or dragging a anchor chain. When you gotta go balls out for Max Reps in 60 seconds, it can be a shock.

Work on your overhead press more. Strongman pressing events are all overhead.

Keep me posted!
HIGA MONSTER

FiremanDan
10-18-11, 2:06 am
Idk what your talking about, those are some strong ass numbers brotha. I havent done a whole lot of strongman training but I know guys whose maxes are way below mine and still show me up at strongman.

I think with the numbers some are hitting nowadays, I let my ego get to me. I think I focused too much on what others were hitting and and not focusing on what my own goals are. My personal goals are based on excellence, not perfection. Perfection leaves no where to go. Excellence always has room from improvement.

PROSTRONGMANZACK
10-18-11, 3:36 pm
Killin it Higa!!!

FiremanDan
10-19-11, 4:43 pm
I agree with Excessive...those are pretty good numbers man.

One thing you will have to work on is Grip. Seems like you have access to maybe using some old firehoses that you could drag a sled or plate across a field with. Thats really tough to do, even a 45 lb plate.

Also work on your Anaerobic Conditioning. Alot of guys that Powerlift have a tough time doing a Medley that includes flipping a tire 10 times or dragging a anchor chain. When you gotta go balls out for Max Reps in 60 seconds, it can be a shock.

Work on your overhead press more. Strongman pressing events are all overhead.

Keep me posted!
HIGA MONSTER

I'll definitely work on those. The competiton I want to compete in is in the spring of 2012. Don't have an exact date yet. It's a novice competition. I found one in the spring. Some time about march. It's a novice competition held in the same town I went to college. I'm really stoked about it. Theses are the events they had last spring so it might be different this time around.
-bus pull
-atlas stones (probably 170, 235, and 280lbs)
-circus dumbbell press
-fingal fingers
-prowler sled push

HIGA MONSTER
10-20-11, 10:53 am
I'll definitely work on those. The competiton I want to compete in is in the spring of 2012. Don't have an exact date yet. It's a novice competition. I found one in the spring. Some time about march. It's a novice competition held in the same town I went to college. I'm really stoked about it. Theses are the events they had last spring so it might be different this time around.
-bus pull
-atlas stones (probably 170, 235, and 280lbs)
-circus dumbbell press
-fingal fingers
-prowler sled push
The Bus Pull and Prowler events will work hand in hand for you. Make sure to use the low handles on the Prowler because that will simulate an actual truck pull.

Stones: Try to get a hold of some or practice with some. You can't simulate a stone lift in the gym with weights thats why.

Fingal Fingers: this is a tricky one but you need to work on single-arm tricep strength but the most important is your leverage and keeping your hands close together as you stand the finger up. Don't "monkey bar" your hands as you lift the finger.

DB Press: you can simulate this in the gym but it would be nice to get a fat handle DB or you a FAT GRIPZ handle and slip it onto a heavy DB in the gym.

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

FiremanDan
10-20-11, 4:44 pm
The Bus Pull and Prowler events will work hand in hand for you. Make sure to use the low handles on the Prowler because that will simulate an actual truck pull.

Stones: Try to get a hold of some or practice with some. You can't simulate a stone lift in the gym with weights thats why.

Fingal Fingers: this is a tricky one but you need to work on single-arm tricep strength but the most important is your leverage and keeping your hands close together as you stand the finger up. Don't "monkey bar" your hands as you lift the finger.

DB Press: you can simulate this in the gym but it would be nice to get a fat handle DB or you a FAT GRIPZ handle and slip it onto a heavy DB in the gym.

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

Good deal. Thanks HIGA! I talked to a guy I lift with on saturdays at ASU and he said he had a friend at a local gym who does strongman competions and competes at the Highland Games every year in Banner Elk, NC.

FiremanDan
10-24-11, 8:52 pm
I went out to a local park that had a large creek running through it with some good sized stones. I picked up some and carried them from the water to a tree that I would say was roughly 100 ft and then back to the water in case park rangers complained. I enjoyed the hell out of it and got some curious and stange looks from hikers. As soon as I said "ever seen world's strongest man?" people started putting 2 and 2 together. A little kid even picked up a small stone and followed me! lol

HIGA MONSTER
10-25-11, 12:28 am
I went out to a local park that had a large creek running through it with some good sized stones. I picked up some and carried them from the water to a tree that I would say was roughly 100 ft and then back to the water in case park rangers complained. I enjoyed the hell out of it and got some curious and stange looks from hikers. As soon as I said "ever seen world's strongest man?" people started putting 2 and 2 together. A little kid even picked up a small stone and followed me! lol
Badass!

Way cool bro.
HIGA MONSTER

FiremanDan
10-25-11, 2:55 pm
A few of the guys on the Forvm have suggested the 5/3/1 routine. It looks solid but how would I integrate my anerobic exercises into this like OHP or DL for reps? Also I've seen ME and DE on some routines and I haven't a clue what they stand for.

Shukin
10-25-11, 3:04 pm
A few of the guys on the Forvm have suggested the 5/3/1 routine. It looks solid but how would I integrate my anerobic exercises into this like OHP or DL for reps? Also I've seen ME and DE on some routines and I haven't a clue what they stand for.

ME stands for Main and DE stands fro Delaware, two states on the east coast.

FiremanDan
10-26-11, 3:01 am
ME stands for Main and DE stands fro Delaware, two states on the east coast.

Is this a style of lift? I've just never heard of them. I was always used to seeing the regular names of the lift.

mcbeast
10-26-11, 3:50 am
Is this a style of lift? I've just never heard of them. I was always used to seeing the regular names of the lift.

Maximum effort & Dynamic effort..... Grueling & Hard...and speedy and explosive

Shukin
10-26-11, 11:14 am
Is this a style of lift? I've just never heard of them. I was always used to seeing the regular names of the lift.
Just messing with you bro.....lol

Maximum effort & Dynamic effort..... Grueling & Hard...and speedy and explosive
Thanks Excessive, looking huge in the ABC video bro.

FiremanDan
10-26-11, 12:11 pm
It's all good Shukin. Good deal. I figured it had to be something like that.

HIGA MONSTER
10-26-11, 1:21 pm
ME stands for Main and DE stands fro Delaware, two states on the east coast.
You can't even spell "Maine" and "for" right Shukin.

WTF?

Shukin
10-26-11, 1:25 pm
You can't even spell "Maine" and "for" right Shukin.

WTF?
At least I spell Higa right...
you didn't catch the misspelling of 'battery'.......
Maybe I should hire you as a proof reader

FiremanDan
11-02-11, 1:02 am
Higa I read your article on lifting stones again for about the third time. Man I want to go and find these stones and lift them. I tried to explain what it meant to lift these stones in the cultures in which they exist to a friend of mine and all the they said was "that's cool." It's not about cool! In these cultures it's proof that you were becoming a man! That's freaking huge in a lot of cultures! It was never about how much you could lift, it was about proving that you were a man. It was an honor. Some people just don't get it.

HIGA MONSTER
11-11-11, 12:17 am
Higa I read your article on lifting stones again for about the third time. Man I want to go and find these stones and lift them. I tried to explain what it meant to lift these stones in the cultures in which they exist to a friend of mine and all the they said was "that's cool." It's not about cool! In these cultures it's proof that you were becoming a man! That's freaking huge in a lot of cultures! It was never about how much you could lift, it was about proving that you were a man. It was an honor. Some people just don't get it.
Right on man!

I'm glad that you enjoyed it. I hope your training is going well.!
HIGA MONSTER

HIGA MONSTER
12-02-11, 2:23 am
http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_19440928

I told the CrossFit coach at Imperial CrossFit about this today, and he said he is going to make deposit at Key Bank tomorrow with this idiot's same workout gear.

LOL

Shukin
12-02-11, 9:43 am
http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_19440928

I told the CrossFit coach at Imperial CrossFit about this today, and he said he is going to make deposit at Key Bank tomorrow with this idiot's same workout gear.

LOL
Dude that is too crazy.....Leave it to those in California to make a fashion statement like that. If he did that in New York he would have shut down the city for the day!

Bruiser
12-02-11, 9:47 am
http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_19440928

I told the CrossFit coach at Imperial CrossFit about this today, and he said he is going to make deposit at Key Bank tomorrow with this idiot's same workout gear.

LOL

That's fucking hilarious!! It's no different than seeing the guys walking around in their sleeveless flannel shirts and fannypacks... it only takes one moron to make a whole sport look like fucking idiots!! LOL

HIGA MONSTER
12-02-11, 11:25 am
Dude that is too crazy.....Leave it to those in California to make a fashion statement like that. If he did that in New York he would have shut down the city for the day!


That's fucking hilarious!! It's no different than seeing the guys walking around in their sleeveless flannel shirts and fannypacks... it only takes one moron to make a whole sport look like fucking idiots!! LOL
And people used to think I was crazy doing Farmers Walks in the street of my neighborhood...this guy has topped that.

HIGA MONSTER

Shukin
12-02-11, 12:41 pm
And people used to think I was crazy doing Farmers Walks in the street of my neighborhood...this guy has topped that.

HIGA MONSTER

Well, you are crazy... Farmers walks, pushing the truck with your kids in it around the block to save gas and admission prices at the amusement park, box jumping on a stack of bumper plates in your garage at 300 + pounds,....Hate to break it to you Higa, that's not "normal".........lol

Respect,
Shukin

Mr. Dead
12-02-11, 1:16 pm
What's going to be your post meet meal...???

HIGA MONSTER
12-02-11, 1:20 pm
What's going to be your post meet meal...???
Not sure yet. My family will be there too and we want to watch "The Ultimate Fighter finale" at 8pm but I set my DVR for that.

80 lfiters tomorrow so you never know how long it takes. It was smooth last year but I think I left there at 6:30pm?
HIGA MONSTER

Mr. Dead
12-02-11, 1:24 pm
Not sure yet. My family will be there too and we want to watch "The Ultimate Fighter finale" at 8pm but I set my DVR for that.

80 lfiters tomorrow so you never know how long it takes. It was smooth last year but I think I left there at 6:30pm?
HIGA MONSTER

Cool... mcbeast and I will be there, at the meet...

FiremanDan
12-06-11, 7:38 pm
Hey Higa,

Got a question on stones. What's the best way to protect against stone rash?

HIGA MONSTER
12-07-11, 1:22 am
Hey Higa, Got a question on stones. What's the best way to protect against stone rash?
Tough one to call bro.

If the stone was made poorly, it will be rough and tear the shit off your arms if it doesn't have a smooth surface.

If the stone is smooth and made well, you are not squeezing it hard enough to lift the stone off the ground.
After a while, you kinda develop a thicker skin on your forearms from lifting stones.

If not, you can invest in some Stone Sleeves. Shaw Strength makes some AWESOME ones and they are the same ones that Brian Shaw uses in competition.

Hope this helps your training!
HIGA MONSTER

wedge
12-07-11, 4:25 pm
Open my Facebook page this morning and I'm greeted by a video of Higa Monster owning a powerlifting meet. Looking good brother.

HIGA MONSTER
12-07-11, 5:57 pm
Haha! Thanks alot man. I'm very happy with the results.

Bench press still needs some work though...
HIGA MONSTER

FiremanDan
12-08-11, 6:57 pm
Tough one to call bro.

If the stone was made poorly, it will be rough and tear the shit off your arms if it doesn't have a smooth surface.

If the stone is smooth and made well, you are not squeezing it hard enough to lift the stone off the ground.
After a while, you kinda develop a thicker skin on your forearms from lifting stones.

If not, you can invest in some Stone Sleeves. Shaw Strength makes some AWESOME ones and they are the same ones that Brian Shaw uses in competition.

Hope this helps your training!
HIGA MONSTER


Some were nice and smooth. Some were like picking up a spherical chunk sidewalk. I tried chalk but it didn't do much.

Bruiser
12-09-11, 7:23 am
Hey Higa, I'm into powerlifting but I'm looking to improve my all over fuctional strength by doing some strongman training. Plus it's hella fun!!! I've got a partial telephone pole for flupping and tossing in the yard. I'm getting tires from the farmer across the street for flipping and hammering (I'll have to wait until next year to play with those because of the snow we'll have in the yard). I'm making my own Farmer's Walk handles this weekend too. My question is when it comes to stones, any tips for finding good ones to use? Any types of places to look for them? And what other equipent can the DIY guy make when it comes to strongman?

HIGA MONSTER
12-09-11, 2:54 pm
Some were nice and smooth. Some were like picking up a spherical chunk sidewalk. I tried chalk but it didn't do much.
Can you post a video of you trying to lift an Atlas Stone? Send it to me via PM if you want bro. I would love to see your technique.

Even if the stone is rough, you still have to squeeze the stone. If your not squeezing hard enough, you are cheese-gratering your forearms.


Hey Higa, I'm into powerlifting but I'm looking to improve my all over fuctional strength by doing some strongman training. Plus it's hella fun!!! I've got a partial telephone pole for flupping and tossing in the yard. I'm getting tires from the farmer across the street for flipping and hammering (I'll have to wait until next year to play with those because of the snow we'll have in the yard). I'm making my own Farmer's Walk handles this weekend too. My question is when it comes to stones, any tips for finding good ones to use? Any types of places to look for them? And what other equipent can the DIY guy make when it comes to strongman?
Stones are tricky to make. If you want to make a set, you want to invest in the Slater Stone molds.
If you get a hold of some molds, find out if you know anyone that works in pouring concrete walls or driveways. if your buddy has some pull and can take the molds and pour any excess concrete in your mold, its badass! They can even insert the Stinger into the mold so that the concrete settles and you can fill in more.

Field stones are good for training too! I'm sure you can find some near a river there in Wisconsin during the summer.

Do you have a keg? You can fill a keg with sand and water and use that for Overhead training.
How about a thick bar?

Great question bro.
HIGA MONSTER

Bruiser
12-09-11, 3:11 pm
Thanks Higa. Those molds are EXPENSIVE! Damn! I found a place that supplies everything from gravel to big ass paving stones for landscape companies. I'm gonna see what they've got for big stones. I've also got a guy that lives on my road that own his own concrete company, so I might talk to him and see what we can come up with... maybe find a way to make our own molds! If we can come up with something I'll post how we did it. I've already got my old brain working on it...

HIGA MONSTER
12-10-11, 11:10 pm
Thanks Higa. Those molds are EXPENSIVE! Damn! I found a place that supplies everything from gravel to big ass paving stones for landscape companies. I'm gonna see what they've got for big stones. I've also got a guy that lives on my road that own his own concrete company, so I might talk to him and see what we can come up with... maybe find a way to make our own molds! If we can come up with something I'll post how we did it. I've already got my old brain working on it...
I made my first stone like that.

Honestly, it was the worst stone ever made. If you can find someone that is good with making fiberglass molds, thats your best best.
You need to vibrate the outside of the mold so that all the lining is smooth. If you don't do that, you are gonna have a gravelly, cheese grater of a stone skin.

Another important thing to do is swab the inside of the mold with diesel or motor oil.
That way the stone "pops" off when you take the molds off. Or the cement will stick to the inside of the mold.

HIGA MONSTER

Shukin
01-20-12, 12:13 am
Hey Higa, down in Delaware at Big Al's gym on Feb 28th there is a strong man comp and I am thinking to enter....Can you advise me on how to train for this? I am posting the mens events below, please also check my workouts on my thread to see how I am going; I will be in the mens, my current weight is 207.

Respect,
Shukin

Trophies and Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 competitors in each class.
MENS EVENTS (Circle One Event or Circle All Events)


1-) Dead Lift (reps)

2-) Farmers Walk (timed distance)

3-) Apollon’s Wheels (reps)
4 -) Max Bench (1 rep)

5-) Tire Flip (timed distance)

6-) All Events

WOMENS EVENTS (Circle One Event or Circle All Events)


1-)Tire Flip (timed distance)

2-) Dips (reps)
3-)Sit Ups (reps)

4-) Pull Ups (reps)


MENS EVENTS
Event # 1 Dead Lift: Contestants will deadlift a beginning weight of 315lbs for contestants under 200lbs and 405lb for contestants over 200lbs for reps. Each contestant has sixty seconds.

Event # 2 Farmers Walk: Contestants will carry a weight of approximately 100lbs in each hand for contestants under 200lbs and 150lbs in each hand for contestants over 200lbs for 30ft as fast as they can. Competitors will be allowed to use straps.

Event # 3 Apollon’s Wheels: This is a unique barbell made famous by turn-of-the-century strongman Louis "Apollon" Uni. It resembles two train wheels welded to a thick bar and weighs in total 135lbs for contestants under 200lbs and 185 lbs for contestants over 200lbs. Contestants must lift the barbell from the floor to overhead press as many times as possible in ninty seconds. The barbell only has to be lifted from the floor once.

Event # 4 Max Bench: Contestants must bring the weight to their chest and pause then press the weight to a full lockout, then rack the weight. Weight classes will be decided after weigh ins.

Event # 5 Tire Flip: Contestants must flip the tire 25ft as fast ast they can.

WOMENS EVENTS
Event # 1 Tire flip: Contestants will flip a smaller tire 15ft as fast as they can.

Event # 2 Dips: Contestants will have 60seconds to do as many reps as they can.

Event # 3 Sit ups: Contestants will have 60seconds to do as many reps as they can.

Event #4 Pull ups: Contestants will have 60seconds to do as many reps as they can.

Shukin
01-26-12, 11:00 am
Bumped

HIGA MONSTER
01-27-12, 8:54 pm
Hey Higa, down in Delaware at Big Al's gym on Feb 28th there is a strong man comp and I am thinking to enter....Can you advise me on how to train for this? I am posting the mens events below, please also check my workouts on my thread to see how I am going; I will be in the mens, my current weight is 207.

Respect,
Shukin

Trophies and Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 competitors in each class.
MENS EVENTS (Circle One Event or Circle All Events)


1-) Dead Lift (reps)

2-) Farmers Walk (timed distance)

3-) Apollon’s Wheels (reps)
4 -) Max Bench (1 rep)

5-) Tire Flip (timed distance)

6-) All Events

WOMENS EVENTS (Circle One Event or Circle All Events)


1-)Tire Flip (timed distance)

2-) Dips (reps)
3-)Sit Ups (reps)

4-) Pull Ups (reps)


MENS EVENTS
Event # 1 Dead Lift: Contestants will deadlift a beginning weight of 315lbs for contestants under 200lbs and 405lb for contestants over 200lbs for reps. Each contestant has sixty seconds.

Event # 2 Farmers Walk: Contestants will carry a weight of approximately 100lbs in each hand for contestants under 200lbs and 150lbs in each hand for contestants over 200lbs for 30ft as fast as they can. Competitors will be allowed to use straps.

Event # 3 Apollon’s Wheels: This is a unique barbell made famous by turn-of-the-century strongman Louis "Apollon" Uni. It resembles two train wheels welded to a thick bar and weighs in total 135lbs for contestants under 200lbs and 185 lbs for contestants over 200lbs. Contestants must lift the barbell from the floor to overhead press as many times as possible in ninty seconds. The barbell only has to be lifted from the floor once.

Event # 4 Max Bench: Contestants must bring the weight to their chest and pause then press the weight to a full lockout, then rack the weight. Weight classes will be decided after weigh ins.

Event # 5 Tire Flip: Contestants must flip the tire 25ft as fast ast they can.

WOMENS EVENTS
Event # 1 Tire flip: Contestants will flip a smaller tire 15ft as fast as they can.

Event # 2 Dips: Contestants will have 60seconds to do as many reps as they can.

Event # 3 Sit ups: Contestants will have 60seconds to do as many reps as they can.

Event #4 Pull ups: Contestants will have 60seconds to do as many reps as they can.
Bro,
So sorry to not respond earlier. We had snow and ice storm issues here in WA and I lost power for 2 days then it was a clusterfuck to just post on the FORVM.

Deadlift and Bench Press are pretty clear that you need to train for that.
Tire Flip: how much does that weigh? I'm suprised its only 25 feet. Thats barely 4 flips?
Axle Press: you need to train this on Bench Day. Get a hold of a gym that has an Axle and make sure to get used to cleaning that.
Farmers Walk: Straps? WTF? For only 30 feet too..if you can do this without straps, I will be proud.

Will check out your training sessions...
HIGA MONSTER

Shukin
01-28-12, 12:31 am
Bro,
So sorry to not respond earlier. We had snow and ice storm issues here in WA and I lost power for 2 days then it was a clusterfuck to just post on the FORVM.

Deadlift and Bench Press are pretty clear that you need to train for that.
Tire Flip: how much does that weigh? I'm suprised its only 25 feet. Thats barely 4 flips?
Axle Press: you need to train this on Bench Day. Get a hold of a gym that has an Axle and make sure to get used to cleaning that.
Farmers Walk: Straps? WTF? For only 30 feet too..if you can do this without straps, I will be proud.

Will check out your training sessions...
HIGA MONSTER

No worries about the late reply, i have been following your other posts and Mr. Dead's situation so I knew you would eventually. The straps for farmers walk is the first thing I said to Big Al....It looks like more of a fun thing rather than a true contest, I'm wondering if I should drop weight or just go and have fun...

HIGA MONSTER
01-28-12, 11:13 am
No worries about the late reply, i have been following your other posts and Mr. Dead's situation so I knew you would eventually. The straps for farmers walk is the first thing I said to Big Al....It looks like more of a fun thing rather than a true contest, I'm wondering if I should drop weight or just go and have fun...
I would drop weight IMO. You are 207 lbs now? You think you can weigh 200 in one month?

These weights are nothing compared to the Yokota contest you did in Japan when I first met you!

HIGA MONSTER

Mattman33
01-29-12, 9:38 am
figured i would throw this in here so as not to side track your other journey thread...

ever try any of those crossfit/strongman workouts? i did the stone grace with a 100 pound stone. thats 30 reps of clean and press with the stone in 3:24. it was one of the hardest things i have ever done with the stones and i loved it. i can see using it as a test every month or so to see if my training is working....

Shukin
01-29-12, 10:04 am
I would drop weight IMO. You are 207 lbs now? You think you can weigh 200 in one month?

These weights are nothing compared to the Yokota contest you did in Japan when I first met you!

HIGA MONSTER
I weighed in at 209 this morning after a day of irregular meals, I was 211 just a few days ago. I really haven't been doing more than like 10 mins of cardo, so I think if I just add cardio to the mix I can/will drop the weight by the contest.

Do you think I can just get 1 3/4" galvanized pipe to make my own axel to practice on? It's the thickness of the part of the bar you put the plates on an olympic bar.

Do you have a "how to clean an axel" video?

HIGA MONSTER
01-29-12, 2:08 pm
figured i would throw this in here so as not to side track your other journey thread...

ever try any of those crossfit/strongman workouts? i did the stone grace with a 100 pound stone. thats 30 reps of clean and press with the stone in 3:24. it was one of the hardest things i have ever done with the stones and i loved it. i can see using it as a test every month or so to see if my training is working....
I was going to try it this Wed, after I Bench Press.

Will keep you posted!
HIGA MONSTER

HIGA MONSTER
01-29-12, 2:10 pm
I weighed in at 209 this morning after a day of irregular meals, I was 211 just a few days ago. I really haven't been doing more than like 10 mins of cardo, so I think if I just add cardio to the mix I can/will drop the weight by the contest.

Do you think I can just get 1 3/4" galvanized pipe to make my own axel to practice on? It's the thickness of the part of the bar you put the plates on an olympic bar.

Do you have a "how to clean an axel" video?
An Axle is 2" in diameter, not 1 3/4" bro.

IronSport Gym in Philly has Axles at their gym. You should go over there one day to try it and practice.

I will try to see if I can find a video for you...
HIGA MONSTER

Shukin
01-29-12, 2:29 pm
An Axle is 2" in diameter, not 1 3/4" bro.

IronSport Gym in Philly has Axles at their gym. You should go over there one day to try it and practice.

I will try to see if I can find a video for you...
HIGA MONSTER
The 2-11 ABC is there so I will hit it then, I think the 1 3/4" is the inside diameter of the pipe, is the axel thicker than where the plates sit on an olympic bar?

HIGA MONSTER
01-30-12, 2:24 am
The 2-11 ABC is there so I will hit it then, I think the 1 3/4" is the inside diameter of the pipe, is the axel thicker than where the plates sit on an olympic bar?
Thats perfect! I have always wanted to go to IronSport.

The Axle is the same diameter as the end of an Olympic bar and just as smooth.

HIGA MONSTER

Shukin
01-31-12, 11:11 am
I added cardio to my workouts yesterday, was 209 yesterday and am 206 today, so I think 200 wont be a problem.
Any advice on cutting weight for strongman? I asked Zack on his thread but he ignored me.

HIGA MONSTER
01-31-12, 11:25 am
I added cardio to my workouts yesterday, was 209 yesterday and am 206 today, so I think 200 wont be a problem.
Any advice on cutting weight for strongman? I asked Zack on his thread but he ignored me.
Get sport specific with your cardio.

You are doing a Strongman contest so do sprints, sled drags, tire flips, stair sprints, prowler, etc.
That way, you are going to be firing for this contest and will be in better Anaerobic Condition then your competitors.

HIGA MONSTER

Shukin
01-31-12, 11:36 am
Get sport specific with your cardio.

You are doing a Strongman contest so do sprints, sled drags, tire flips, stair sprints, prowler, etc.
That way, you are going to be firing for this contest and will be in better Anaerobic Condition then your competitors.

HIGA MONSTER
Yes sir!

HIGA MONSTER
02-03-12, 12:59 am
Last Friday, I had the honor of speaking to the 1st-4th graders at my daughter's elementary school.
We covered the word "risk taking" and how taking risks has affected me as a Pro Strongman.

I got home today and saw that I was on the cover of the community newspaper.
Here are some awesome pictures that you can see on the Slideshow below.

http://www.maplevalleyreporter.com/news/138227329.html

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

Shukin
02-03-12, 1:04 am
Last Friday, I had the honor of speaking to the 1st-4th graders at my daughter's elementary school.
We covered the word "risk taking" and how taking risks has affected me as a Pro Strongman.

I got home today and saw that I was on the cover of the community newspaper.
Here are some awesome pictures that you can see on the Slideshow below.

http://www.maplevalleyreporter.com/news/138227329.html

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER
Well deserved Bro, since I watched that video I keep thinking, I hope I can be as cool a dad as you.

well, I guess I gotta have kids first.....lol

Mattman33
02-03-12, 6:36 pm
I know you liked the Stone Grace workout. This is what I am trying tomorrow.

Dynamic Stone Day
Posted on February 3, 2012 by RobOrlando (http://strongmanwod.com/)
2-4-6-8-10 Atlas Stone Clean and Jerk

4-8-12-16-20 Dynamic Stone Pushups

Men @ 95 pounds. Women @ 65 pounds.

HIGA MONSTER
02-03-12, 6:55 pm
I know you liked the Stone Grace workout. This is what I am trying tomorrow.

Dynamic Stone Day
Posted on February 3, 2012 by RobOrlando (http://strongmanwod.com/)
2-4-6-8-10 Atlas Stone Clean and Jerk

4-8-12-16-20 Dynamic Stone Pushups

Men @ 95 pounds. Women @ 65 pounds.
Whats a dynamic stone pushup? Are you balancing your hands on top the stone, like a medicine ball?

The owner of Imperial CrossFit is going to try the "Stone Grace" workout tomorrow...with a 125 lbs stone.

HIGA MONSTER

HIGA MONSTER
02-03-12, 6:56 pm
Whats a dynamic stone pushup? Are you balancing your hands on top the stone, like a medicine ball?

The owner of Imperial CrossFit is going to try the "Stone Grace" workout tomorrow...with a 125 lbs stone.

HIGA MONSTER
Shit, nevermind. I just saw the video you attached.

Sweet!
HIGA MONSTER

Mattman33
02-03-12, 8:56 pm
Whats a dynamic stone pushup? Are you balancing your hands on top the stone, like a medicine ball?

The owner of Imperial CrossFit is going to try the "Stone Grace" workout tomorrow...with a 125 lbs stone.

HIGA MONSTER

i will have a 125 pound stone next week. i made the 100 pound stone grace in 3:24, and just died afterwards.

Mattman33
02-04-12, 4:34 pm
I know you liked the Stone Grace workout. This is what I am trying tomorrow.

Dynamic Stone Day
Posted on February 3, 2012 by RobOrlando (http://strongmanwod.com/)
2-4-6-8-10 Atlas Stone Clean and Jerk

4-8-12-16-20 Dynamic Stone Pushups

Men @ 95 pounds. Women @ 65 pounds.

Nevermind. The dynamic pushups was too much for me yet!

HIGA MONSTER
02-04-12, 9:53 pm
Nevermind. The dynamic pushups was too much for me yet!
Those did look crazy!

The owner of my gym "Imperial CrossFit" did the Grace with a 125 lbs stone today:
http://youtu.be/NKJyJXMQWVE

HIGA MONSTER

Shukin
02-10-12, 6:11 pm
I picked up a tractor tire today, it's not huge so I wasn't sure it was going to do the trick. Wow, back and forth across the lawn and I could feel it. I should google the weight.

Shukin
02-15-12, 6:25 pm
3 days out now, have bench tomorrow and legs friday, should I go on the lighter side?

HIGA MONSTER
02-15-12, 7:09 pm
3 days out now, have bench tomorrow and legs friday, should I go on the lighter side?
You shouldn't be doing anything, except stretching, foam rolling and resting bro.

HIGA MONSTER

Shukin
02-15-12, 10:14 pm
You shouldn't be doing anything, except stretching, foam rolling and resting bro.

HIGA MONSTER

flipping the tire no good either? What should I take to eat between events?

HIGA MONSTER
02-16-12, 1:56 am
flipping the tire no good either? What should I take to eat between events?
REST.

That way, your body is going to be hungry to do damage at this contest.
Check your weight, foam roll, stretch and visualize.

Pack your Animal Rage, Atomic 7 and some Nitros.
Bring some berries too, maybe some energy bars and a SHAKER BOTTLE.

HIGA MONSTER

Shukin
02-16-12, 9:15 am
REST.

That way, your body is going to be hungry to do damage at this contest.
Check your weight, foam roll, stretch and visualize.

Pack your Animal Rage, Atomic 7 and some Nitros.
Bring some berries too, maybe some energy bars and a SHAKER BOTTLE.

HIGA MONSTER

Chalk and a camera.
Gloves for the tire flip?

HIGA MONSTER
02-16-12, 10:53 am
Chalk and a camera.
Gloves for the tire flip?
Gloves? WTF?

Using gloves in a strongman contest is like squatting with the "pussy pad" on the Smith Machine.
I better not see you doing that shit.

HIGA MONSTER

Shukin
02-16-12, 11:19 am
Gloves? WTF?

Using gloves in a strongman contest is like squatting with the "pussy pad" on the Smith Machine.
I better not see you doing that shit.

HIGA MONSTER

Roger that.

Shukin
02-17-12, 4:33 pm
Heading up to Philly now to spend the night, weigh in at 10am. I am determined to make you proud Higa.

HIGA MONSTER
02-17-12, 5:45 pm
Heading up to Philly now to spend the night, weigh in at 10am. I am determined to make you proud Higa.
Sounds good man!

Best of luck and can't wait to hear the results!
HIGA MONSTER

wedge
03-06-12, 9:28 pm
Thanks for taking the time to help me with my deadlift at the national ABC brotha. I really appreciated it.
I've been hitting the foam roller every night since I've gotten home to loosen my back as we talked about. Do you know of any websites by chance that show different stretches or such that could also help?
Thanks again. It was crazy at the ABC.

Kowboy
03-06-12, 11:30 pm
What does it take to compete in strong man? I am way off strength wise but I have been a huge fan for years and after watching you and P Diesel go head to head it makes me want it even more.

scals
03-07-12, 4:19 pm
Good to see ya this weekend bro

HIGA MONSTER
03-07-12, 8:20 pm
Good to see ya this weekend bro
Yeah bro!

Did you end up buying those cases of SWEET SWEAT?
I know you and Big O was looking at that all weekend...girls jumping rope across The Shop.

HIGA MONSTER

scals
03-07-12, 8:32 pm
Yeah bro!

Did you end up buying those cases of SWEET SWEAT?
I know you and Big O was looking at that all weekend...girls jumping rope across The Shop.

HIGA MONSTER

Hahahaha, na we didnt make any purchases

Stone_Ghost
03-08-12, 2:21 am
Yeah bro!
.girls jumping rope across The Shop.

HIGA MONSTER

thats all i really seen

Shukin
03-08-12, 9:49 am
I pick up my stone on Monday, pretty stoked about it. Thinking to order a prowler sled today.....

HIGA MONSTER
03-08-12, 11:35 am
I pick up my stone on Monday, pretty stoked about it. Thinking to order a prowler sled today.....
Solid!

HIGA MONSTER

Mattman33
03-08-12, 1:36 pm
I pick up my stone on Monday, pretty stoked about it. Thinking to order a prowler sled today.....

the stone is nice too.....;)

Shukin
03-08-12, 4:14 pm
the stone is nice too.....;)

Yeah Buddy!, ordered the prowler, fuck it if my bill is going to be big again this month......lol

HIGA MONSTER
03-09-12, 10:33 am
the stone is nice too.....;)
Rock on. You guys need to send me a pic of it.


Yeah Buddy!, ordered the prowler, fuck it if my bill is going to be big again this month......lol
Boom.

Your conditioning will never be the same bro. Gear up for a contest now this summer!
"Washington's Strongest Apple" will be on June 16th. Hint, hint...

HIGA MONSTER

HIGA MONSTER
03-09-12, 10:41 am
After the awesome Arnold weekend, I spent some time with the Gillingham brothers.
They were on the same flight as Seath308 and me to Minneapolis too and I got to introduce Ben to them.

After further review...HIGA MONSTER and Seath 308 will be competing in the "USAPL Raw Nationals" (Killeen, TX)
August 3-5, 2012

Seath and I will compete against the legend Brad Gillingham in this contest.
2 Animal athletes lifting against an IPF world champion. Texas will not be the same.

This is fuckin nuts because I really feel that Seath308 and I can bring alot to the Raw powerlifting table and its truly an honor to compete against Brad.

The other goal I have for this contest is that Brad told me if I can get a 200 Wilks formula, I would qualify for The Arnold "GNC Pro Deadlift championships" in 2013.
How fuckin badass would that be? ANIMAL athlete pulling on the main stage in the Expo...I can see it now.

Time to go to work son,
HIGA MONSTER

Shukin
03-09-12, 10:48 am
After the awesome Arnold weekend, I spent some time with the Gillingham brothers.
They were on the same flight as Seath308 and me to Minneapolis too and I got to introduce Ben to them.

After further review...HIGA MONSTER and Seath 308 will be competing in the "USAPL Raw Nationals" (Killeen, TX)
August 3-5, 2012

Seath and I will compete against the legend Brad Gillingham in this contest.
2 Animal athletes lifting against an IPF world champion. Texas will not be the same.

This is fuckin nuts because I really feel that Seath308 and I can bring alot to the Raw powerlifting table and its truly an honor to compete against Brad.

The other goal I have for this contest is that Brad told me if I can get a 200 Wilks formula, I would qualify for The Arnold "GNC Pro Deadlift championships" in 2013.
How fuckin badass would that be? ANIMAL athlete pulling on the main stage in the Expo...I can see it now.

Time to go to work son,
HIGA MONSTER
Too fuckin' cool.
What is a 200 Wilks formula?
Look Higa, I'm not blowing smoke up your ass on this one, You and Seath308 are a great thing for the sport, Animal and my life. You have a way of bringing out the best in people and from yourself. I can't believe how far Zack has come over the years!
Go get some, Aloha style.
If you are on the Arnold stage in 2013, Cage shirts are Aloha Animal shirts.........

Kowboy
03-09-12, 11:01 am
That is awesome, you guys will tear it up. I am sending you a PM about powerlifting/strongman. I had a couple questions for you Higa.

Shukin
03-09-12, 11:21 am
I am sending you a PM about powerlifting/strongman. I had a couple questions for you Higa.

Ask them here too, we can all learn from them.

HIGA MONSTER
03-09-12, 11:40 am
Too fuckin' cool.
What is a 200 Wilks formula?
Look Higa, I'm not blowing smoke up your ass on this one, You and Seath308 are a great thing for the sport, Animal and my life. You have a way of bringing out the best in people and from yourself. I can't believe how far Zack has come over the years!
Go get some, Aloha style.
If you are on the Arnold stage in 2013, Cage shirts are Aloha Animal shirts.........
The Wilks Formula is used to detemine who was the Best Lifter.

http://www.powerlifting-ipf.com/fileadmin/data/wilkscalc.htm

For example,
I weighed 140.6 kilos BW at the last USAPL meet. I pulled 340.5 kilos in the deadlift.

If you enter those into the calculator I attached above, I get a Wilks of 190.1352
For me to get a Wilks of 200, I need to deadlift 360 kilos or 793.6 lbs to qualify for the Arnold.

That deadlift is based on my bodyweight of 140.6 kilos at the time I competed against Seath308.

Shukin
03-09-12, 11:45 am
793.6 is nothing!...................holy shit that is a lot of weight.
so you have to add 40lbs to your deadlift by when staying at the weight you competed with Ben 'dover' Seath?

HIGA MONSTER
03-09-12, 11:46 am
793.6 is nothing!...................holy shit that is a lot of weight.
so you have to add 40lbs to your deadlift by when staying at the weight you competed with Ben 'dover' Seath?
Training starts now. I have till the first weekend of August.

Shukin
03-09-12, 11:50 am
Training starts now. I have till the first weekend of August.

As Ben Rice would say "get your head right!"
You can do this Higa!

Kowboy
03-11-12, 11:41 pm
I am looking for some help on the perfect stack to put on size and strength. I really want to transition to strongman and see what I can do. I would like to keep it affordable but also get some thoughts on the perfect stack. Right now I am 6'5" 260 and still have a gut. My est 1RM on lifts right now are 285 bench, 405 dead, 315 ish squat and 165 OHP. I have 5 weeks left of my current lifting and diet plan then I am looking to hit the strongman shit hard and want to get my supps in order.

twoheadedboy
03-12-12, 2:23 am
Higa,

Would tire flipping be a good alternative to halting deads or deficit deads when trying to promote strength off the floor (as opposed to rack pulls which promotes lockout strength?) What do you recommend as far as a rep range/weight in comparison to one's 1RM on deads? What about snatch grip deads?

Thanks in advance and thanks again for all of your help at the Arnold and ABC!

twoheadedboy
03-12-12, 2:34 am
Wedge: I'm not Higa, but the massage therapist at my chiropractor's office showed me an amazing back flexibility technique that has worked wonders for me and allowed me to unstick my deadlift progress.

Carry 2 tennis balls with you in your car. Sit tight against your seat, and wedge (see what I did there?) those tennis balls into the problem areas on each side. For me this is the muscles surrounding the L4-L5 area. My massage therapist also indicated that I had tight glutes and recommended positioning them there; I also on occasion sit on them for this and I can definitely feel it. I have a half hour one way commute each day, 20 minutes from work or home to the gym one way, and my girlfriend lives 2 1/2 hours away from me, so I have a LOT of opportunities for back therapy time.

Also, I highly recommend that ALL lifters find a reputable chiro and get a full workup done, and maybe some adjustments and trigger point massage therapy. I injured my back a year ago, and after resting and trying various things, this was what allowed me to start training heavy again, and the tennis ball technique is giving me that last 5% of therapy and preventative medicine to where I almost don't notice the back any more. Now if I could just fix my knee...

HIGA MONSTER
03-12-12, 9:26 am
I am looking for some help on the perfect stack to put on size and strength. I really want to transition to strongman and see what I can do. I would like to keep it affordable but also get some thoughts on the perfect stack. Right now I am 6'5" 260 and still have a gut. My est 1RM on lifts right now are 285 bench, 405 dead, 315 ish squat and 165 OHP. I have 5 weeks left of my current lifting and diet plan then I am looking to hit the strongman shit hard and want to get my supps in order.
Check your PM bro. I just sent you one.

HIGA MONSTER

HIGA MONSTER
03-12-12, 9:28 am
Higa,

Would tire flipping be a good alternative to halting deads or deficit deads when trying to promote strength off the floor (as opposed to rack pulls which promotes lockout strength?) What do you recommend as far as a rep range/weight in comparison to one's 1RM on deads? What about snatch grip deads?

Thanks in advance and thanks again for all of your help at the Arnold and ABC!
Personally, I think tire flips are more like a Snatch or explosive Front Squat. Not deadlifts.

Tires should be treated as an exercise that increases workload or improves your conditioning.

You can just use a 450-500 lbs tire to start.
Try flipping it for 10 flips as fast as you can. When you decrease your time to finish the 10 flips, its time to do a slightly heavier tire or add more flips.

HIGA MONSTER

HIGA MONSTER
03-12-12, 9:32 am
Thanks for taking the time to help me with my deadlift at the national ABC brotha. I really appreciated it.
I've been hitting the foam roller every night since I've gotten home to loosen my back as we talked about. Do you know of any websites by chance that show different stretches or such that could also help?
Thanks again. It was crazy at the ABC.
Wedge,
You can even use a PVC pipe when you are able to handle that. Just get a 4" pipe thats about 1.5 ft long.

I would rather use a PVC than the foam roller because it strips it down better on my muscles & fascia.

Hamstring stretches are important for you too man. Don't forget glutes and hams either.

I will look up some stretches for you. I am flying back to Seattle today from a business trip.
HIGA MONSTER

Kowboy
03-12-12, 1:26 pm
Check your PM bro. I just sent you one.

HIGA MONSTER

Awesome, thanks for your help. I am looking forward to hearing back from you.

Shukin
03-13-12, 11:02 pm
Just booked my flight, will be there on the 22nd and leave on the 26th, よろしくおねがいします。。

RedlegDbell
03-13-12, 11:56 pm
Just booked my flight, will be there on the 22nd and leave on the 26th, よろしくおねがいします。。

Oh nice Shukin! Have a ball man. #Jealous

TigerAce01
03-21-12, 12:31 am
Yo Higa, a pic of you is on T Nation...you're coaching the author, left hand column in the "Author's Pic"...

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/disable_your_size_and_strength_governor

-Ace

HIGA MONSTER
03-21-12, 1:30 am
Yo Higa, a pic of you is on T Nation...you're coaching the author, left hand column in the "Author's Pic"...

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/disable_your_size_and_strength_governor

-Ace
Nice!

yeah, thats my bro Chad Coy.
That was from a picture we did in Gatineau, Quebec about 4 years ago. Its a 955 lbs Tire that Hugo Girard has.

Coy actually stopped by The Cage this year and said "hi". I have known Chad since 1996.
I beat him at the AAU National Powerlifting Championships that year down in San Mateo, CA and I always give him shit for it!

Thanks bro!
HIGA MONSTER

Kowboy
03-21-12, 7:34 am
Duplicate

Kowboy
03-21-12, 7:35 am
Higa and crew,

if I was going to get a tire to start working w/ what do you think a good weight would be? I almost pulled 405 on the deadlift (will have it easy next time). I am going to use my parents to start training the tire and farmers walk. I also need to work on grip strength, wondering what are the best tools to increase this.

HIGA MONSTER
03-21-12, 11:39 am
Higa and crew,

if I was going to get a tire to start working w/ what do you think a good weight would be? I almost pulled 405 on the deadlift (will have it easy next time). I am going to use my parents to start training the tire and farmers walk. I also need to work on grip strength, wondering what are the best tools to increase this.
Hey Trebin,

What I would suggest is getting a tire that weighs between 450-500 lbs.
That way, you can learn the proper technique of flipping a tire. Then later on, you can try a heavier tire.

You want to focus on flipping that tire for 8-10 flips. Make sure you time yourself each time, cause I want you to do it in 60 secs or less.

For grip, try to invest in a Axle or some Fat Gripz and throw them on your bar or dumbbells. You were at the Cage this year, so you saw what you can do with an Axle during my seminar.
Worse comes to worse, you can do Farmers Walks with dumbbells.

Keep me posted on this bro!
HIGA MONSTER

Kowboy
03-21-12, 11:50 am
Hey Trebin,

What I would suggest is getting a tire that weighs between 450-500 lbs.
That way, you can learn the proper technique of flipping a tire. Then later on, you can try a heavier tire.

You want to focus on flipping that tire for 8-10 flips. Make sure you time yourself each time, cause I want you to do it in 60 secs or less.

For grip, try to invest in a Axle or some Fat Gripz and throw them on your bar or dumbbells. You were at the Cage this year, so you saw what you can do with an Axle during my seminar.
Worse comes to worse, you can do Farmers Walks with dumbbells.

Keep me posted on this bro!
HIGA MONSTER

I now just have to find out where to get a tire and what kind of tire weights in that range. So if anyone knows hit me up lol. The axle would be great but I would have to buy it and bring it to the gym every time I wanted to use it and w/ my small car that would be a huge pain in the ass. The fat grips may work out best. I don't have dumbbells or any weights for the house so I was just planning on getting 4 plates and the 2 ecnono bars from Elite FTS and leaving them out there. I also watched the video on using the 4 plates together to replicate a stone. This is the plan as it stands right now...I have a buddy or two that may come out on Saturdays and train which would be fun as hell.

Shukin
03-21-12, 12:00 pm
I now just have to find out where to get a tire and what kind of tire weights in that range. So if anyone knows hit me up lol. The axle would be great but I would have to buy it and bring it to the gym every time I wanted to use it and w/ my small car that would be a huge pain in the ass. The fat grips may work out best. I don't have dumbbells or any weights for the house so I was just planning on getting 4 plates and the 2 ecnono bars from Elite FTS and leaving them out there. I also watched the video on using the 4 plates together to replicate a stone. This is the plan as it stands right now...I have a buddy or two that may come out on Saturdays and train which would be fun as hell.

Look for a place that has, rents, repairs earth movers, call and ask them, if you can pick it up they will most likely give you an old one, saves them the money of disposing of it.

HIGA MONSTER
03-21-12, 12:00 pm
I now just have to find out where to get a tire and what kind of tire weights in that range. So if anyone knows hit me up lol. The axle would be great but I would have to buy it and bring it to the gym every time I wanted to use it and w/ my small car that would be a huge pain in the ass. The fat grips may work out best. I don't have dumbbells or any weights for the house so I was just planning on getting 4 plates and the 2 ecnono bars from Elite FTS and leaving them out there. I also watched the video on using the 4 plates together to replicate a stone. This is the plan as it stands right now...I have a buddy or two that may come out on Saturdays and train which would be fun as hell.
Any local tire company will gladly give you a tire for free if they cannot sell it.
Its because they have to pay for the disposal/shredding of the tire.

The tire company can most likely look up the original weight of the Tire when it was brand new, then you have to assume how much it weighs after worn out use.
Or you can take it to a large pallet scale to know the actual weight. Radial tires are much heavier FYI.

Kowboy
03-21-12, 12:06 pm
Any local tire company will gladly give you a tire for free if they cannot sell it.
Its because they have to pay for the disposal/shredding of the tire.

The tire company can most likely look up the original weight of the Tire when it was brand new, then you have to assume how much it weighs after worn out use.
Or you can take it to a large pallet scale to know the actual weight. Radial tires are much heavier FYI.

Cool, there is a tractor or farm equiptment company right by my parents. I am going to call them. I will look up some videos on form although the one from Brian Shaw did show the proper form. I am stoked to get this goin! I dont want to look like hte same man when you see me at the cage next year.

HIGA MONSTER
03-21-12, 12:09 pm
Cool, there is a tractor or farm equiptment company right by my parents. I am going to call them. I will look up some videos on form although the one from Brian Shaw did show the proper form. I am stoked to get this goin! I dont want to look like hte same man when you see me at the cage next year.
Bro,
With that kind of attitude, you are already not the same man I met.

I fuckin love it!

Kowboy
03-21-12, 12:10 pm
Bro,
With that kind of attitude, you are already not the same man I met.

I fuckin love it!

Everyone I tell seems to think I can't do this shit, I am a big man and I am going to push some big weights!

HIGA MONSTER
03-21-12, 1:29 pm
We just confirmed our trip.

HIGA is going to the land of the Vikings. Iceland! Never been there before.

Will be there April 3-9th. Non-stop flight from Seattle to Reykjavik on IcelandAir.

I already made email contact with Benedikt Magnusson and we will hook up, so I am excited to meet him.
Will also workout at Magnus ver Magnusson's gym.

But most of all, I am going to try to lift the orginal Husafell Stone and carry the fucker around the goat pen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Husafell_Stone

I AM FUCKIN PSYCHED!

Shukin
03-21-12, 1:34 pm
We just confirmed our trip.

HIGA is going to the land of the Vikings. Iceland! Never been there before.

Will be there April 3-9th. Non-stop flight from Seattle to Reykjavik on IcelandAir.

I already made email contact with Benedikt Magnusson and we will hook up, so I am excited to meet him.
Will also workout at Magnus ver Magnusson's gym.

But most of all, I am going to try to lift the orginal Husafell Stone and carry the fucker around the goat pen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Husafell_Stone

I AM FUCKIN PSYCHED!

That's AWESOME!

Shukin
03-21-12, 1:37 pm
"Canadian strongman Gregg Ernst set a world record at the 1992 WSM by carrying the Husafell Stone 70 metres."

You can beat that Higa.

freighttraindane
03-21-12, 2:26 pm
We just confirmed our trip.

HIGA is going to the land of the Vikings. Iceland! Never been there before.

Will be there April 3-9th. Non-stop flight from Seattle to Reykjavik on IcelandAir.

I already made email contact with Benedikt Magnusson and we will hook up, so I am excited to meet him.
Will also workout at Magnus ver Magnusson's gym.

But most of all, I am going to try to lift the orginal Husafell Stone and carry the fucker around the goat pen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Husafell_Stone

I AM FUCKIN PSYCHED!

Thats Badass Higa!!

Kowboy
03-21-12, 2:28 pm
That is beyond badass! I cannot wait to see the pics and get an update from that!

RedlegDbell
03-21-12, 3:41 pm
Congrats Higa. Couldn't fall to a better more deserving guy. And getting to meet "Benny" king of the raw deadlift...awesome!

HIGA MONSTER
03-21-12, 6:52 pm
Thats Badass Higa!!

That is beyond badass! I cannot wait to see the pics and get an update from that!

Congrats Higa. Couldn't fall to a better more deserving guy. And getting to meet "Benny" king of the raw deadlift...awesome!
Thanks guys.

Training started today. Time to man up and stand up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq9KQ6rzI4A

HIGA MONSTER

smoothballer
03-22-12, 9:47 am
Iceland won't know what hit em when Higa rolls through it

shortstack
03-22-12, 11:18 am
Nice Higa. Show em how it's done brother!!!

HIGA MONSTER
03-22-12, 11:42 am
Iceland won't know what hit em when Higa rolls through it

Nice Higa. Show em how it's done brother!!!
Thanks guys.

I just replied to an email from Benedikt Magnusson...can't wait to meet him and his wife Gemma! They just gave me an estimate of how far the Husafell is from town.

HIGA MONSTER

Shukin
03-23-12, 8:46 pm
Imperial Crossfit with Higamonster 3-23-2012
Holly shit!
So, we get to Imperial and Higa runs me through an awesome warm up routine, proving that I need to improve my flexibility. Then he guides me through my 5/3/1 squat workout, helping me with my form, showing me on video how I am not leaning back far enough, educating me on how to train my central nervous system from the lighter sets all the way up to the heavier sets to insure better form.

Then comes the prowler sled on turf, with two 45lb plates to the tire, not sure the distance, but I wanted to impress.....much much different on turf, the friction, I reach the tire and come back, pretty proud of my self. Then he moves the tire and has me go from hashmark to hashmark and back, pretty darn winded by this point but still functional. Them the sadistic fuck has me do it again....Higa's 3 year old daughter wanted to go to sushi so bad she was running beside me cheering me on, Higa was on the other side cracking the whip, both of them helped me succeed.....but no celebration, I was walking dead, leaning dead, laying dead.....utter dog shit! And pure entertainment for Higa. I have no idea how long it took me to recover, but I didn't puke...came close.

Wow, what an intense workout. I had not felt like that since I played ice hockey in high school, unbelievable. When Higamonster posts the video you will see what kind of shape I was in.
Todays lesson, conditioning and flexibility.
If I had a comfort zone, he took me out of it for sure.

Thank you Higamonster

twoheadedboy
03-23-12, 9:33 pm
That's some awesome shit right there. Having met Higa and seen his videos, he's one of the few people who can pull off being a really nice guy outside the gym, but scary motivational inside!

Maybe I should go down to Jakked and start running the prowler for softball season...

HIGA MONSTER
03-23-12, 10:29 pm
Imperial Crossfit with Higamonster 3-23-2012
Holly shit!
So, we get to Imperial and Higa runs me through an awesome warm up routine, proving that I need to improve my flexibility. Then he guides me through my 5/3/1 squat workout, helping me with my form, showing me on video how I am not leaning back far enough, educating me on how to train my central nervous system from the lighter sets all the way up to the heavier sets to insure better form.

Then comes the prowler sled on turf, with two 45lb plates to the tire, not sure the distance, but I wanted to impress.....much much different on turf, the friction, I reach the tire and come back, pretty proud of my self. Then he moves the tire and has me go from hashmark to hashmark and back, pretty darn winded by this point but still functional. Them the sadistic fuck has me do it again....Higa's 3 year old daughter wanted to go to sushi so bad she was running beside me cheering me on, Higa was on the other side cracking the whip, both of them helped me succeed.....but no celebration, I was walking dead, leaning dead, laying dead.....utter dog shit! And pure entertainment for Higa. I have no idea how long it took me to recover, but I didn't puke...came close.

Wow, what an intense workout. I had not felt like that since I played ice hockey in high school, unbelievable. When Higamonster posts the video you will see what kind of shape I was in.
Todays lesson, conditioning and flexibility.
If I had a comfort zone, he took me out of it for sure.

Thank you Higamonster
You did great man.
It was just an eye-opener that you need to work on your Conditioning.

You did 80 foot distances by the way. Black tape to black tape.

Video is almost uploaded.

HIGA MONSTER

HIGA MONSTER
03-23-12, 10:42 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nunPMSvx_ik

The goal was to teach him some Dynamic Warm-ups that he can use back at home.
Inchworms was a real humbling warm-up for him and he was tripping how tough that was for him. I made him do 10 reps.

Then, he did some Plyos and actually jumped on the 36" box really easy for 2 jumps x 2 sets.
He also wanted me to critique his Squat form and I showed him that he needs to keep his chest up more on the heavy sets and work on his flexibility on his hips, glutes.

Finally, he finished with 3 sets of Prowler pushes on the turf. What an eye-opener for him.

HIGA MONSTER

Kowboy
03-23-12, 10:56 pm
That was badass, nice job Shukin! I love the prowler, I only got to use one once and I am trying to talk my gym in to getting one.

This video makes me want to go to Seattle and train. Higa, you are a good man and a great trainer I truly felt like I was there w/ ya guys.

Kowboy
03-23-12, 11:04 pm
I also may be ordering a Higa Monster shirt as well :) that looks badass

HIGA MONSTER
03-23-12, 11:14 pm
That was badass, nice job Shukin! I love the prowler, I only got to use one once and I am trying to talk my gym in to getting one.

This video makes me want to go to Seattle and train. Higa, you are a good man and a great trainer I truly felt like I was there w/ ya guys.
Anytime you want to come, let us know bro. More than welcome.

Thanks for the kind words, Ben Seath always says mean things to me since I beat his ass.
HIGA MONSTER

Kowboy
03-23-12, 11:43 pm
Anytime you want to come, let us know bro. More than welcome.

Thanks for the kind words, Ben Seath always says mean things to me since I beat his ass.
HIGA MONSTER

LOL No problem at all. I wish work had something out that way and I could work it in. Maybe when I get up enough Hilton or Mariott points lol. I do think the goal of the weekend should be to get Shukin to puke in the grass.

Stone_Ghost
03-26-12, 6:15 pm
cant wait to see what happens in iceland.

Shukin
03-27-12, 6:59 pm
cant wait to see what happens in iceland.

I was Just thinking that before I opened this thread....hahaa, you beat me to it. Safe trip big guy.

The_Athlete
03-28-12, 1:04 am
Hey brother,

What time do you usually lift? Gonna see if my brother and I can make it up there within the week or next if something lines up with our schedules to train. Tues and Thurs are off the table for me.

Rope climbin you flyin hawaain!

HIGA MONSTER
03-31-12, 2:45 pm
Hey brother,

What time do you usually lift? Gonna see if my brother and I can make it up there within the week or next if something lines up with our schedules to train. Tues and Thurs are off the table for me.

Rope climbin you flyin hawaain!
Sorry, I just saw this bro.

I will be at Imperial this Wed 4/4 if you are around.

HIGA MONSTER

HIGA MONSTER
03-31-12, 2:48 pm
cant wait to see what happens in iceland.

I was Just thinking that before I opened this thread....hahaa, you beat me to it. Safe trip big guy.
Our trip to Iceland had to be cancelled due to unfortunate circumstances.

Thanks for the support on this trip guys. Hopefully, we can do this in the future.
HIGA MONSTER

RedlegDbell
04-01-12, 5:34 pm
Our trip to Iceland had to be cancelled due to unfortunate circumstances.

Thanks for the support on this trip guys. Hopefully, we can do this in the future.
HIGA MONSTER

That sucks. If nothing else, you'll have more time to achieve fullsterkur status. Do you have any goals set for your deadlift this spring/summer? I think I heard you saying you have a chance to quallify for the deadlifting championships if your Wilks score was (200)?

smoothballer
04-02-12, 9:59 am
Our trip to Iceland had to be cancelled due to unfortunate circumstances.

Thanks for the support on this trip guys. Hopefully, we can do this in the future.
HIGA MONSTER

Sorry to hear that Higa

HIGA MONSTER
04-02-12, 2:42 pm
Do you have any goals set for your deadlift this spring/summer? I think I heard you saying you have a chance to quallify for the deadlifting championships if your Wilks score was (200)?
Yeah man, if I can pull 783 lbs based on my BW of 309 lbs, I would qualify for the "GNC Pro Performance Deadlift Championships" at the 2013 Arnold.

I weighed 309 lbs at the USAPL State meet vs Seath308. Thats based off that BW at the time.

HIGA MONSTER

Kowboy
04-02-12, 2:50 pm
Sorry to hear about the trip man, I was looking forward to reading up on that. I have no doubts that many great ops will come your way. You are too strong and too good a person for that not to happen.

shortstack
04-02-12, 3:08 pm
Sorry to hear about the trip Higa. Would have loved to see you haul that stone over there around.

I may be hitting you up for some training ideas once that new tire flipping area is done at that other place I train. I'll let you know
what they have and maybe you can give me an idea of what a normal training day would be with that kind of stuff. I'm just used to a BB
workout, not really lifting heavy stuff. lol

See ya Higa,

Jeremy

HIGA MONSTER
04-05-12, 7:02 pm
I may be hitting you up for some training ideas once that new tire flipping area is done at that other place I train. I'll let you know
what they have and maybe you can give me an idea of what a normal training day would be with that kind of stuff. I'm just used to a BB
workout, not really lifting heavy stuff. lol

See ya Higa,

Jeremy
Yeah brah, just let me know. No worries!

HIGA MONSTER

HIGA MONSTER
04-05-12, 7:13 pm
I got a call from this kid, Max Broburg 5 months ago.
He is a Senior at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle and he wanted to do his Senior Project on how to put on a Strongman contest.

Max trains at "Seattle Strength & Power" where we have had a Seattle ABC before, and the gym owner gave him my email so that he could ask me questions.

We are supporting him and will be in Bellevue, WA this Saturday to help him promote a Strongman contest!

Imperial CrossFit has donated our strongman equipment to help with the events.
CrossFit Amped is hosting the contest in their gym for Max and will also provide Tires and Sled Drags. All the competitors have to do is sign the Release Form.

HIGA MONSTER will be on hand to help & possibly do a strongman demo.
PROSTRONGMANZACK is also coming to referee and do a strongman exhibition.
Jim Wallingford Photography and Goldielocks will be there shooting photos for a couple of hours.
"America's Strongest Woman LW" Kristyn Whisman will compete.
And we even got a few guys driving 3 hours from Vancouver, WA to compete for Max.

Please come by to support if you are in the area, so that Max can get an "A" on his project.
Alot of members at Imperial CrossFit plan to be there for support.

CrossFit Amped
http://crossfitamped.com/

9am start time

Men:
Squat for reps: LW Men: 190 LB MW Men: 205 LB HW Men 245 LB
Tire Flip: LW Men: 500 lb tire MW Men: 500 lb tire HW Men: 650 pound tire
Sled Drag: LW Men: 180 LB sled MW Men: 210 sled HW Men: 265 LB sled
Deadlift for reps : LW Men: 200 LB MW Men: 220 lb HW Men: 265 lb
Press Medley: Axle: LW Men 120 lb MW Men: 155 lb HW Men 185 lb; Kettlebell: LW Men 70 LB MW Men: 90 LB HW: 110 LB; Log Press: LW Men 150 LB MW Men 180 LB HW Men 210 LB
Farmers Walk: LW Men 175 lb MW Men 200 lb HW Men 230 lb

Women:
Squat for reps: LW Women 140 LB MW Women 165 LB HW Women 180
Tire Flip: LW women 400 LB tire MW women 400 tire HW women 500 LB tire
Sled Drag: LW Women 140 LB sled MW Women 170 LB sled HW Women 190 LB sled
Deadlift for reps: LW Women 135 LB MW Women 150 LB HW Women 170 LB
Press Medley: Axle LW Women 85 LB MW Women 100 LB HW Women 120 LB; Kettlebell: LW Women 50 LB MW Women 70 LB HW Women 90 LB; Log Press: LW Women 110 LB MW Women 130 LB HW Women 150 LB
Farmers Walk: LW Women 130 LB MW Women 155 LB HW Women 180 LB

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

Shukin
04-05-12, 10:37 pm
I got a call from this kid, Max Broburg 5 months ago.
He is a Senior at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle and he wanted to do his Senior Project on how to put on a Strongman contest.

Max trains at "Seattle Strength & Power" where we have had a Seattle ABC before, and the gym owner gave him my email so that he could ask me questions.

We are supporting him and will be in Bellevue, WA this Saturday to help him promote a Strongman contest!

Imperial CrossFit has donated our strongman equipment to help with the events.
CrossFit Amped is hosting the contest in their gym for Max and will also provide Tires and Sled Drags. All the competitors have to do is sign the Release Form.

HIGA MONSTER will be on hand to help & possibly do a strongman demo.
PROSTRONGMANZACK is also coming to referee and do a strongman exhibition.
Jim Wallingford Photography and Goldielocks will be there shooting photos for a couple of hours.
"America's Strongest Woman LW" Kristyn Whisman will compete.
And we even got a few guys driving 3 hours from Vancouver, WA to compete for Max.

Please come by to support if you are in the area, so that Max can get an "A" on his project.
Alot of members at Imperial CrossFit plan to be there for support.

CrossFit Amped
http://crossfitamped.com/

9am start time

Men:
Squat for reps: LW Men: 190 LB MW Men: 205 LB HW Men 245 LB
Tire Flip: LW Men: 500 lb tire MW Men: 500 lb tire HW Men: 650 pound tire
Sled Drag: LW Men: 180 LB sled MW Men: 210 sled HW Men: 265 LB sled
Deadlift for reps : LW Men: 200 LB MW Men: 220 lb HW Men: 265 lb
Press Medley: Axle: LW Men 120 lb MW Men: 155 lb HW Men 185 lb; Kettlebell: LW Men 70 LB MW Men: 90 LB HW: 110 LB; Log Press: LW Men 150 LB MW Men 180 LB HW Men 210 LB
Farmers Walk: LW Men 175 lb MW Men 200 lb HW Men 230 lb

Women:
Squat for reps: LW Women 140 LB MW Women 165 LB HW Women 180
Tire Flip: LW women 400 LB tire MW women 400 tire HW women 500 LB tire
Sled Drag: LW Women 140 LB sled MW Women 170 LB sled HW Women 190 LB sled
Deadlift for reps: LW Women 135 LB MW Women 150 LB HW Women 170 LB
Press Medley: Axle LW Women 85 LB MW Women 100 LB HW Women 120 LB; Kettlebell: LW Women 50 LB MW Women 70 LB HW Women 90 LB; Log Press: LW Women 110 LB MW Women 130 LB HW Women 150 LB
Farmers Walk: LW Women 130 LB MW Women 155 LB HW Women 180 LB

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

I wish I could make this one. I had a long chat with him at the last Seattle ABC, really nice kid with his head on straight.

Mattman33
04-06-12, 9:55 pm
Here is a question for you...what kind of shoes do you wear when you are doing your stone workouts? I only ask because i tried out my nike romaleos today as i wear them when i front squat, and had the best stone workout i have ever had. i actually shouldered a 240, loaded a 270 over a bar, and managed to stand up with a 310. i felt locked into my position...does that make any sense, or is it in my head. lol

HIGA MONSTER
04-06-12, 11:45 pm
Here is a question for you...what kind of shoes do you wear when you are doing your stone workouts? I only ask because i tried out my nike romaleos today as i wear them when i front squat, and had the best stone workout i have ever had. i actually shouldered a 240, loaded a 270 over a bar, and managed to stand up with a 310. i felt locked into my position...does that make any sense, or is it in my head. lol
I just use Hiking Boots bro. They are Merrils. LOL

It makes sense though for you because when you lap a stone, its similar to a Front Squat. Maybe thats the right shoe for you in that event?
However, it might not be the right one if you had to do a Stone Series. I say that because i dont know if you can run fast in those type of shoes.

It works perfect if you are doing Stone over a Bar for reps.

I just like to have a tight, ankle supporting boot when I do Stones.
I know I can quickly move in them without slipping.

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

Mattman33
04-07-12, 9:46 am
I just like to have a tight, ankle supporting boot when I do Stones.
I know I can quickly move in them without slipping.

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

thanks for the quick reply. i can see where the romaleos would not allow me to move quick for a stone series. i have never had the chance to do one for a competition yet, as most at my level seem to be a stone over the bar event.

HIGA MONSTER
04-07-12, 9:00 pm
I got a call from this kid, Max Broburg 5 months ago.
He is a Senior at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle and he wanted to do his Senior Project on how to put on a Strongman contest.

Max trains at "Seattle Strength & Power" where we have had a Seattle ABC before, and the gym owner gave him my email so that he could ask me questions.

We are supporting him and will be in Bellevue, WA this Saturday to help him promote a Strongman contest!

Imperial CrossFit has donated our strongman equipment to help with the events.
CrossFit Amped is hosting the contest in their gym for Max and will also provide Tires and Sled Drags. All the competitors have to do is sign the Release Form.

HIGA MONSTER will be on hand to help & possibly do a strongman demo.
PROSTRONGMANZACK is also coming to referee and do a strongman exhibition.
Jim Wallingford Photography and Goldielocks will be there shooting photos for a couple of hours.
"America's Strongest Woman LW" Kristyn Whisman will compete.
And we even got a few guys driving 3 hours from Vancouver, WA to compete for Max.

Please come by to support if you are in the area, so that Max can get an "A" on his project.
Alot of members at Imperial CrossFit plan to be there for support.

CrossFit Amped
http://crossfitamped.com/

9am start time

Men:
Squat for reps: LW Men: 190 LB MW Men: 205 LB HW Men 245 LB
Tire Flip: LW Men: 500 lb tire MW Men: 500 lb tire HW Men: 650 pound tire
Sled Drag: LW Men: 180 LB sled MW Men: 210 sled HW Men: 265 LB sled
Deadlift for reps : LW Men: 200 LB MW Men: 220 lb HW Men: 265 lb
Press Medley: Axle: LW Men 120 lb MW Men: 155 lb HW Men 185 lb; Kettlebell: LW Men 70 LB MW Men: 90 LB HW: 110 LB; Log Press: LW Men 150 LB MW Men 180 LB HW Men 210 LB
Farmers Walk: LW Men 175 lb MW Men 200 lb HW Men 230 lb

Women:
Squat for reps: LW Women 140 LB MW Women 165 LB HW Women 180
Tire Flip: LW women 400 LB tire MW women 400 tire HW women 500 LB tire
Sled Drag: LW Women 140 LB sled MW Women 170 LB sled HW Women 190 LB sled
Deadlift for reps: LW Women 135 LB MW Women 150 LB HW Women 170 LB
Press Medley: Axle LW Women 85 LB MW Women 100 LB HW Women 120 LB; Kettlebell: LW Women 50 LB MW Women 70 LB HW Women 90 LB; Log Press: LW Women 110 LB MW Women 130 LB HW Women 150 LB
Farmers Walk: LW Women 130 LB MW Women 155 LB HW Women 180 LB

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER
Turned out to be a GORGEOUS day in Seattle today and we had a great contest for Max Broburg.

4 women and 8 men competed.
My training partner, Kristyn Whisman was a Middleweight but she wanted to do the HW Women weights and slayed them!

It was a dogfight in the MW Men. The winner won by a half point!

Guest lifting was done by PROSTRONGMANZACK and amateur HW Mike Kromer.
Zack cleaned and pressed a 360 lbs Axle at 240 lbs bodyweight!
Kromer pressed a 400 lb Log and almost fought that lockout for 5 seconds. So fuckin awesome!

HW Pro strongman Andrew Palmer stopped by to support. He is a lean & mean 360 lbs.

Justin Randal also came by to cheer everybody on.

A big thanks to CrossFit Amped who closed their gym down today so that Max could host this contest. They were glad to help when they heard it was for his Senior Project and that all donations would go to Children's Hospital of Seattle.

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

mcbeast
04-08-12, 5:47 am
Grant, you gotta keep me in the loop with these things! I definetely would have been down for this. Glad it turned out so well!

HIGA MONSTER
04-08-12, 6:12 pm
I got a call from this kid, Max Broburg 5 months ago.
He is a Senior at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle and he wanted to do his Senior Project on how to put on a Strongman contest.

Max trains at "Seattle Strength & Power" where we have had a Seattle ABC before, and the gym owner gave him my email so that he could ask me questions.

We are supporting him and will be in Bellevue, WA this Saturday to help him promote a Strongman contest!

Imperial CrossFit has donated our strongman equipment to help with the events.
CrossFit Amped is hosting the contest in their gym for Max and will also provide Tires and Sled Drags. All the competitors have to do is sign the Release Form.

HIGA MONSTER will be on hand to help & possibly do a strongman demo.
PROSTRONGMANZACK is also coming to referee and do a strongman exhibition.
Jim Wallingford Photography and Goldielocks will be there shooting photos for a couple of hours.
"America's Strongest Woman LW" Kristyn Whisman will compete.
And we even got a few guys driving 3 hours from Vancouver, WA to compete for Max.

Please come by to support if you are in the area, so that Max can get an "A" on his project.
Alot of members at Imperial CrossFit plan to be there for support.

CrossFit Amped
http://crossfitamped.com/

9am start time

Men:
Squat for reps: LW Men: 190 LB MW Men: 205 LB HW Men 245 LB
Tire Flip: LW Men: 500 lb tire MW Men: 500 lb tire HW Men: 650 pound tire
Sled Drag: LW Men: 180 LB sled MW Men: 210 sled HW Men: 265 LB sled
Deadlift for reps : LW Men: 200 LB MW Men: 220 lb HW Men: 265 lb
Press Medley: Axle: LW Men 120 lb MW Men: 155 lb HW Men 185 lb; Kettlebell: LW Men 70 LB MW Men: 90 LB HW: 110 LB; Log Press: LW Men 150 LB MW Men 180 LB HW Men 210 LB
Farmers Walk: LW Men 175 lb MW Men 200 lb HW Men 230 lb

Women:
Squat for reps: LW Women 140 LB MW Women 165 LB HW Women 180
Tire Flip: LW women 400 LB tire MW women 400 tire HW women 500 LB tire
Sled Drag: LW Women 140 LB sled MW Women 170 LB sled HW Women 190 LB sled
Deadlift for reps: LW Women 135 LB MW Women 150 LB HW Women 170 LB
Press Medley: Axle LW Women 85 LB MW Women 100 LB HW Women 120 LB; Kettlebell: LW Women 50 LB MW Women 70 LB HW Women 90 LB; Log Press: LW Women 110 LB MW Women 130 LB HW Women 150 LB
Farmers Walk: LW Women 130 LB MW Women 155 LB HW Women 180 LB

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

Grant, you gotta keep me in the loop with these things! I definetely would have been down for this. Glad it turned out so well!
Which is why I posted about it on 4/5/12 Foolio...

LOL,
HIGA MONSTER

Madcat
04-18-12, 3:55 pm
Congrats dude, you're mentioned by Stan Efferding in his recent columb about strongman training! See, you're balling now!

Mattman33
04-21-12, 2:48 pm
What Olympic lifts are most important to strongman events?

You know I train at a local crossfit gym and determined that my front squat needed to be worked on. 6 week went by and my front squat went up 50 pounds because of technique work and mobility work. I was just wondering as to what I should concentrate on next...

Thanks for all of the stone help too! I never thought I would get that 240 up, and now it is easy. I have really been working my hip drive and see how important that is for that event.

Matt

HIGA MONSTER
04-21-12, 3:05 pm
Congrats dude, you're mentioned by Stan Efferding in his recent columb about strongman training! See, you're balling now!
No way!
I gotta go check it out. Online version or the actual magazine?

Thanks for the heads up!
HIGA MONSTER

HIGA MONSTER
04-21-12, 3:09 pm
What Olympic lifts are most important to strongman events?

You know I train at a local crossfit gym and determined that my front squat needed to be worked on. 6 week went by and my front squat went up 50 pounds because of technique work and mobility work. I was just wondering as to what I should concentrate on next...

Thanks for all of the stone help too! I never thought I would get that 240 up, and now it is easy. I have really been working my hip drive and see how important that is for that event.

Matt
Snatches & Power Cleans.

Snatches are great for Tire Flips, Farmers walks and Stones.
Power cleans are for any Overhead events like Log or Axle Press.

Congrats on the Stone!
HIGA MONSTER.

HIGA MONSTER
04-29-12, 11:06 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOw-hQwa1xk

HIGA MONSTER

rbowman91
04-30-12, 12:18 am
Grant,

Thinking of trying out the fat bar, but I'm into bodybuilding so I'm not doing strongman training. Do you think this is still a good idea for someone in my position? I heard it makes your forearms a lot stronger and has other benefits, so this appeals to me.

HIGA MONSTER
04-30-12, 1:08 am
Grant,

Thinking of trying out the fat bar, but I'm into bodybuilding so I'm not doing strongman training. Do you think this is still a good idea for someone in my position? I heard it makes your forearms a lot stronger and has other benefits, so this appeals to me.
Definitely bro.

For a Bodybuilder, you can use the Fat Bar for bicep curls, bent over barbell rows, light deadlifts and either Shrugs or Upright Rows.

Be sure to lighten the weight a bit because it will be hard to hold onto any normal weight that you would put on a normal bar.

Good luck cuz!
HIGA MONSTER

rbowman91
05-02-12, 11:44 am
Thanks bro!

One more thing. Just realized that the fat bar in my gym feels kinda light. Like it's lighter than a normal 45 lb barbell. I'd estimate 30 lbs? It's hollow. I'm not sure if this is normal for a fat bar, or if thats the wrong kind of fat bar?

HIGA MONSTER
05-02-12, 12:29 pm
Thanks bro!

One more thing. Just realized that the fat bar in my gym feels kinda light. Like it's lighter than a normal 45 lb barbell. I'd estimate 30 lbs? It's hollow. I'm not sure if this is normal for a fat bar, or if thats the wrong kind of fat bar?
Yes, the IronMind Axle weighs 33 lbs bro.

Not sure what brand you have but thats what mine weighs.

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

J-Dawg
05-02-12, 1:11 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOw-hQwa1xk

HIGA MONSTER

Awesome and very educational foam rolling vid HIGA!

HIGA MONSTER
05-02-12, 2:17 pm
Awesome and very educational foam rolling vid HIGA!
Thanks man.

Nothing really different than what most athletes do, but I hope it helps.
I just wanna be "supple" like naturalguy and be Plastic Man like him in the sack...

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

wedge
05-02-12, 3:48 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOw-hQwa1xk

HIGA MONSTER

Going to give this a look and save when I get home. I've been rolling a few times a week (and properly stretching) since we talked doing deads at the Arnold. Back is feeling a lot better. Thanks bro.

HIGA MONSTER
05-02-12, 6:12 pm
Going to give this a look and save when I get home. I've been rolling a few times a week (and properly stretching) since we talked doing deads at the Arnold. Back is feeling a lot better. Thanks bro.
Thats awesome man.

Even 3 mins on that thing does wonders. I roll whenever I can.

HIGA MONSTER

rbowman91
05-02-12, 9:14 pm
Yes, the IronMind Axle weighs 33 lbs bro.

Not sure what brand you have but thats what mine weighs.

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

Okay solid, just making sure. Never messed with the thick bar before so had no idea. Thanks bro!

RedlegDbell
05-03-12, 11:55 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOw-hQwa1xk

HIGA MONSTER

Thanks a lot for the vid Higa. You and Ryan did a great job breaking it all down. Perfect timing too b/c I just got my roller yesterday. I tweeted at Shaw with a link to this video about the shirt he owes you haha. I got a response but NO mention that your shirt is on the way. Blow up his twitter Animals. Let's get Grant that T!

shortstack
05-04-12, 11:27 am
Hey Brother, got the videos up today of our deads for reps. I would have liked a few more but it just wasn't in the cards today.

I want Matt and I both pulling 405 for reps, so we have alot of training ahead of us.

Jeremy

HIGA MONSTER
05-04-12, 11:31 am
Thanks a lot for the vid Higa. You and Ryan did a great job breaking it all down. Perfect timing too b/c I just got my roller yesterday. I tweeted at Shaw with a link to this video about the shirt he owes you haha. I got a response but NO mention that your shirt is on the way. Blow up his twitter Animals. Let's get Grant that T!
Because of your Tweet, Brian Shaw ACTUALLY TOOK TIME OUT OF HIS DAY TO CALL ME YESTERDAY AFTERNOON!

The power of Social Media is amazing! I actually put him on speakerphone so that both of my clients could hear that the World's Strongest Man actually responded to me.

Fight for the people! Stick to your oath Shaw and MAIL MY FUCKIN SHIRT...

HIGA MONSTER
05-04-12, 11:32 am
Hey Brother, got the videos up today of our deads for reps. I would have liked a few more but it just wasn't in the cards today.

I want Matt and I both pulling 405 for reps, so we have alot of training ahead of us.

Jeremy
Is it on your Journey thread? Will look...

HIGA MONSTER

shortstack
05-04-12, 11:54 am
Yeah Brother, posted it in the Journey.

Thanks

Shukin
05-04-12, 11:58 am
Because of your Tweet, Brian Shaw ACTUALLY TOOK TIME OUT OF HIS DAY TO CALL ME YESTERDAY AFTERNOON!

The power of Social Media is amazing! I actually put him on speakerphone so that both of my clients could hear that the World's Strongest Man actually responded to me.

Fight for the people! Stick to your oath Shaw and MAIL MY FUCKIN SHIRT...

Now it's time for Grant Higa to get facebook.......lol

RedlegDbell
05-04-12, 1:31 pm
[QUOTE=Shukin;1221611]Now it's time for Grant Higa to get facebook.......lol[/QUOTE

He should start with twitter. I'm not on facebook either. Fight the power Grant!

Shukin
05-04-12, 2:10 pm
[QUOTE=Shukin;1221611]Now it's time for Grant Higa to get facebook.......lol[/QUOTE

He should start with twitter. I'm not on facebook either. Fight the power Grant!

Neither am I. I know Seath has been trying to get him on FB.

Kowboy
05-04-12, 2:14 pm
I just have a facebook for the animals and weightlifting shit. I do not have any family, friends etc other than the wife on it.

RedlegDbell
05-04-12, 3:27 pm
[QUOTE=RedlegDbell;1221703]

Neither am I. I know Seath has been trying to get him on FB.


I just have a facebook for the animals and weightlifting shit. I do not have any family, friends etc other than the wife on it.

That's good enough...Facebook it is lol.

Mattman33
05-05-12, 9:58 am
Snatches & Power Cleans.

Snatches are great for Tire Flips, Farmers walks and Stones.
Power cleans are for any Overhead events like Log or Axle Press.

Congrats on the Stone!
HIGA MONSTER.

Hitting my first Olympic Lifting seminar today. Thanks for the motivation for me to learn something new...

HIGA MONSTER
05-05-12, 10:37 am
Hitting my first Olympic Lifting seminar today. Thanks for the motivation for me to learn something new...
Awesome!

We should all be open to learn. I tip my hat to you for doing that.

HIGA MONSTER

HIGA MONSTER
05-11-12, 2:17 am
Feeling good. About to go to bed.

We start at 6pm PST tomorrow.

Competitors are:
•Karl Gillingham (Minnesota)
•Kevin Nee (Boston, MA)
•Brad "The Wolverine" Dunn (Orlando, FL)
•Corey St. Clair (Columbus, OH)
•Grant Higa (Maple Valley, WA)
•Zack McCarley (Ellensburg, WA)
•Nate Bolling (Sequim, WA)

EVENTS:

1. 880 lb Yoke Walk
2. Keg toss medley (5 kegs over a 15 ft bar)
3. Press Medley
4. Max Axle Press (last man standing wins)
5. 350 lbs Atlas stone over a bar (for reps)

Will post up results as soon as possible.

I weigh 296 lbs now and feel fuckin great at this lighter weight on most events, except for the Overhead Pressing.
Still will bring the pain though and try to press that "Big Dog Log" that weighs 396 lbs.

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

RedlegDbell
05-11-12, 2:27 am
Awesome Grant. Hope the Higa Monsters are able to get some good video. Between this and Seath's PL meet, there's some huge stuff going down out there.

Kowboy
05-11-12, 7:39 am
Wish there was a live stream to watch this one! Good luck man, tear shit up

Shukin
05-11-12, 9:11 am
Feeling good. About to go to bed.

We start at 6pm PST tomorrow.

Competitors are:
•Karl Gillingham (Minnesota)
•Kevin Nee (Boston, MA)
•Brad "The Wolverine" Dunn (Orlando, FL)
•Corey St. Clair (Columbus, OH)
•Grant Higa (Maple Valley, WA)
•Zack McCarley (Ellensburg, WA)
•Nate Bolling (Sequim, WA)

EVENTS:

1. 880 lb Yoke Walk
2. Keg toss medley (5 kegs over a 15 ft bar)
3. Press Medley
4. Max Axle Press (last man standing wins)
5. 350 lbs Atlas stone over a bar (for reps)

Will post up results as soon as possible.

I weigh 296 lbs now and feel fuckin great at this lighter weight on most events, except for the Overhead Pressing.
Still will bring the pain though and try to press that "Big Dog Log" that weighs 396 lbs.

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

Nice line up there. Corey "the Bodybuilder" St. Clair is even in the mix, out of retirement.
Have fun Grant, keep us posted.

SailinScotty
05-11-12, 9:41 am
Best of luck today. Keep us posted.

PITBULL
05-11-12, 10:20 am
Feeling good. About to go to bed.

We start at 6pm PST tomorrow.

Competitors are:
•Karl Gillingham (Minnesota)
•Kevin Nee (Boston, MA)
•Brad "The Wolverine" Dunn (Orlando, FL)
•Corey St. Clair (Columbus, OH)
•Grant Higa (Maple Valley, WA)
•Zack McCarley (Ellensburg, WA)
•Nate Bolling (Sequim, WA)

EVENTS:

1. 880 lb Yoke Walk
2. Keg toss medley (5 kegs over a 15 ft bar)
3. Press Medley
4. Max Axle Press (last man standing wins)
5. 350 lbs Atlas stone over a bar (for reps)

Will post up results as soon as possible.

I weigh 296 lbs now and feel fuckin great at this lighter weight on most events, except for the Overhead Pressing.
Still will bring the pain though and try to press that "Big Dog Log" that weighs 396 lbs.

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

You got this shit Monster! Show'em how the Pac North West gets down!

P Diesel
05-11-12, 1:17 pm
HIGA,

get after it my brotha. a ton of respect for u homey

P

HIGA MONSTER
05-11-12, 9:41 pm
30lbs to 50 lbs over a 15 foot bar.

About to start at 6pm.

HIGA MONSTER
05-11-12, 10:00 pm
Correction:
30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and 55 lbs kegs.

HIGA MONSTER
05-11-12, 10:31 pm
I got 3 kegs in 44.75 secs and fuckin Corey St Clair did 3 in 44.71 secs.

Karl Gillingham
Kevin Nee
Brad Dunn were the top 3 in this event with 4 kegs thrown. No one got 5.

PRESS MEDLEY next.

HIGA MONSTER
05-11-12, 10:55 pm
HIGA wins.

150 lbs circus db, 170 lbs circus db, 280 lbs log and 300 lbs axle in 28 secs.

MAX AXLE PRESS is next.

Kowboy
05-11-12, 10:56 pm
HIGA wins.

150 lbs circus db, 170 lbs circus db, 280 lbs log and 300 lbs axle in 28 secs.

MAX AXLE PRESS is next.

Holy crap bro, nice job!

HIGA MONSTER
05-11-12, 11:15 pm
I got 2nd with 320 lbs, then got 340 lbs.
I missed 360 lbs.

Brad Dunn wins with a 407 lbs EASY axle press.

YOKE WALK is next.

HIGA MONSTER
05-11-12, 11:31 pm
I got 2nd place with 11.03 secs
Kevin Nee beat me with 11 secs. FOCK!

It was awesome because I was paired vs PROSTRONGMANZACK and I beat him. Sensei Higa wins...

350 lbs STONE OVER THE BAR is next.

Kowboy
05-11-12, 11:37 pm
Kicking ass man!

RedlegDbell
05-11-12, 11:37 pm
I got 2nd place with 11.03 secs
Kevin Nee beat me with 11 secs. FOCK!

It was awesome because I was paired vs PROSTRONGMANZACK and I beat him. Sensei Higa wins...

350 lbs STONE OVER THE BAR is next.

Yeah put that kid in his place Higa haha. Thanks for the updates.

Hollow
05-11-12, 11:43 pm
Huge congrats Higa!!!

HIGA MONSTER
05-12-12, 12:38 am
I did 6 reps and missed 7 at the top. FOCK!

Zack won with 7 and i was paired up with him again.
Brad Dunn got 5 reps for 3rd place.

Shukin
05-12-12, 12:44 am
Awesome Job Higa!

HIGA MONSTER
05-12-12, 2:00 am
Thank you to all the FORVM members who was tracking this thread.

Its truly an honor to have my name on the Jesse Marunde memorial trophy. Hard to hold back tears.

Having a beer now. Havent drank one in 6 weeks and enjoying it.
HIGA MONSTER

Shukin
05-12-12, 2:22 am
Thank you to all the FORVM members who was tracking this thread.

Its truly an honor to have my name on the Jesse Marunde memorial trophy. Hard to hold back tears.

Having a beer now. Havent drank one in 6 weeks and enjoying it.
HIGA MONSTER

Way to fokin' go Higamonster, you are the shit!

HIGA MONSTER
05-12-12, 9:26 am
I am about to leave the hotel.
I have a 2.5 hr drive to my daughter's Softball Tournament and I need to be at the field by 8am.
Might down an ANIMAL RAGE with the cup of coffee i am buying. LOL

Thank you brothers and sisters of the FORVM for your support.

A big thank you to Animal and Universal Nutrition for allowing me to become a better strongman. I will never forget that.

Pictures will be up later tonight. I have 3 softball games to attend and then need to pickup my CR-V because yesterday morning at 5:30am, I was woken by neighbors and a Cop who told me someone broke into my car.
They caught the fucker in the bushes a mile away and he said he was "siphoning gas" and had a rap sheet that included 10 arrests of narcotics, car prowling, etc.

So I was pretty fuckin jacked to take my anger into this contest and slay the events as hard as possible.
It paid off. And now my name will be on the trophy/plaque that honors one of the greatest strongmen that ever lived, Jesse Marunde.
I bled with Jesse, laughed, had a drink with that fucker and I miss him all the time.
So to win this show in his hometown, as he was watching us from heaven sipping on a whiskey, is one of the greatest achievements for me.

Jesse Marunde, Phil Phister, Foster Parnell, Marshall White, Nick Best and Karl Gillingham's name are on this plaque.
Add the HIGA MONSTER and the Animal Nation to it. We own the plaque for 1 year.

Jim Wallingford Photography will have tons of pictures on his website too.

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

Shukin
05-12-12, 10:03 am
now my name will be on the trophy/plaque that honors one of the greatest strongmen that ever lived, Jesse Marunde.
I bled with Jesse, laughed, had a drink with that fucker and I miss him all the time.
So to win this show in his hometown, as he was watching us from heaven sipping on a whiskey, is one of the greatest achievements for me.

Jesse Marunde, Phil Phister, Foster Parnell, Marshall White, Nick Best and Karl Gillingham's name are on this plaque.
Add the HIGA MONSTER and the Animal Nation to it. We own the plaque for 1 year.

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

That is one hell of an accomplishment my friend, huge congratulations and deep respect for you.

Kowboy
05-12-12, 10:26 am
Grats bro, it was fun to follow along.

SailinScotty
05-12-12, 10:48 am
Congratulations on the win. Way to honor your friend Jesse. Sorry to hear about your car. Shit's never fun.

Stone_Ghost
05-12-12, 12:19 pm
Awesome job big feller, congrats on the win

GUNS
05-12-12, 12:25 pm
Congrats Higa, Jesse would be proud having your name on that trophy!

RedlegDbell
05-12-12, 6:24 pm
Way to go Grant! Marunde, Phister, Gillingham and Higa...outstanding! Looking forward to the pics.

SailinScotty
05-13-12, 11:39 am
Higa, I'm doing the Tough Mudder in Wisconsin come September. When you did the Warrior Dash did you train any different or just add in more cardio?

HIGA MONSTER
05-13-12, 5:50 pm
That is one hell of an accomplishment my friend, huge congratulations and deep respect for you.

Grats bro, it was fun to follow along.

Congratulations on the win. Way to honor your friend Jesse. Sorry to hear about your car. Shit's never fun.

Awesome job big feller, congrats on the win

Congrats Higa, Jesse would be proud having your name on that trophy!

Way to go Grant! Marunde, Phister, Gillingham and Higa...outstanding! Looking forward to the pics.
Thanks alot guys. Means alot. Hope your training is going well!

HIGA MONSTER

HIGA MONSTER
05-13-12, 5:51 pm
Higa, I'm doing the Tough Mudder in Wisconsin come September. When you did the Warrior Dash did you train any different or just add in more cardio?
No, I just did Trail Runs bro. And alot of Stairs too. Like sprint up stairs, walk down. Repeat.

HIGA MONSTER

HIGA MONSTER
05-13-12, 5:55 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClvC5tqKCG8

EVENTS:
1. Keg toss over 15 ft tall bar (30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 lbs kegs). I got 5th place with 3 kegs.
2. Press Medley (150 lbs DB, 300 lb Axle, 296 lb Log & 170 lbs DB). HIGA wins this event.
3. Max Axle Press. Started at 320 lbs, then 20 lbs jumps. HIGA got 2nd place with 340 lbs.
4. Yoke Walk for 80 ft (850 lbs yoke). HIGA got 2nd place with 11.03 secs
5. Atlas Stone over bar for reps (350 lbs stone). HIGA got 2nd place with 6 reps. I missed 7

Thanks again for the support my fellow ANIMALS.
HIGA MONSTER

SailinScotty
05-13-12, 6:40 pm
No, I just did Trail Runs bro. And alot of Stairs too. Like sprint up stairs, walk down. Repeat.

HIGA MONSTER

Thanks bro. Good thing I'm on the 41st floor at my apt. Time to start running those.

Cyrus The Virus
05-13-12, 7:34 pm
Congrats on your win, you are awesome that is all.

HIGA MONSTER
05-13-12, 9:55 pm
Congrats on your win, you are awesome that is all.
Hah! That made me laugh bro...thanks again.

HIGA MONSTER

P Diesel
05-14-12, 1:27 am
Much love my brotha ...

P

HIGA MONSTER
05-14-12, 1:49 am
Much love my brotha ...

P
I appreciate that cuz.

Hopefully one day, me and you can battle in a Strongman contest. And then drink a cold, frosty beverage afterwards...

HIGA MONSTER

GUNS
05-14-12, 2:51 am
Great vid Higa! Love seeing these.

Stone_Ghost
05-14-12, 4:59 pm
the video was awesome, looks like you guys had a blast

Kowboy
05-14-12, 9:15 pm
I just watched the video, that is def what I want to do. I dont care if I am 31 and just starting, I will do something like that. You guys tore that shit up Higa.

HIGA MONSTER
05-14-12, 11:50 pm
Great vid Higa! Love seeing these.
Thanks brah!

the video was awesome, looks like you guys had a blast
Always a pleasure to lift in Jesse Marunde's hometown. He put Sequim on the map!

I just watched the video, that is def what I want to do. I dont care if I am 31 and just starting, I will do something like that. You guys tore that shit up Higa.
Then LETS DO THIS SHIT BRO!

Kowboy
05-15-12, 7:27 am
Once I figure out if I am moving or not I am going to start getting a hold of some strong man shit to work w/ on Saturdays. If I move I still don't know if I will be in a house or apt so I will just have to play that by ear.

HIGA MONSTER
05-17-12, 5:10 pm
I fuckin miss lifting with Tyler. He is so sick fast in his Oly lifts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbZqCzkFIOU

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

Shukin
05-18-12, 8:38 am
I fuckin miss lifting with Tyler. He is so sick fast in his Oly lifts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbZqCzkFIOU

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

Still no shirt

SailinScotty
05-18-12, 4:16 pm
You should send him a shirt with a picture of you posing. Maybe that will get him motivated to send it.

RedlegDbell
05-18-12, 7:51 pm
Still no shirt


You should send him a shirt with a picture of you posing. Maybe that will get him motivated to send it.

Haha. I tweeted at him again about it but he's in the UK for Bodypower. Hope you get the T Grant.

HIGA MONSTER
05-19-12, 12:13 am
Still no shirt

You should send him a shirt with a picture of you posing. Maybe that will get him motivated to send it.

Haha. I tweeted at him again about it but he's in the UK for Bodypower. Hope you get the T Grant.
Wait till you see my next uploaded video.

I got Kevin Nee on this action too. Another strongman in my corner...

FIGHT FOR THE PEOPLE! Make your voice loud my Animal brothers & sisters!

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

shortstack
05-19-12, 8:25 pm
Awesome training vids Higa. Always inspiring.

Check out the ABC from today
http://forum.animalpak.com/showthread.php?38733-Iowa-ABC-05-19-2012&p=1226133#post1226133

Tried to mix it up a little.

Jeremy

SailinScotty
05-20-12, 5:20 pm
He must be to busy filming his Hefty Ziploc bag commercials to send you his shirt. Just saw it on TV.

SailinScotty
05-21-12, 1:20 pm
Here is the link to the commercial.

http://youtu.be/wRhlco-9HAY

HIGA MONSTER
05-21-12, 3:43 pm
He must be to busy filming his Hefty Ziploc bag commercials to send you his shirt. Just saw it on TV.
Yup, I saw it too. I told him he should have tried to catch the chili with his mouth open. LOL

He was at Bodypower too this past weekend.

HIGA MONSTER

FiremanDan
05-27-12, 5:13 am
Hey Higa. Question for you. What is the name of the roller that Ryan Reiss used in the foam rolling vid you posted on youtube?

HIGA MONSTER
05-27-12, 5:51 pm
Hey Higa. Question for you. What is the name of the roller that Ryan Reiss used in the foam rolling vid you posted on youtube?
"Rumble Roller"

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

HIGA MONSTER
05-27-12, 7:22 pm
I stopped by on the last day to check out some of the events.

Frickin crazy!

Men's Team "Snatch Ladder" video #1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eb9bQqdOOI

Men's Team "Snatch Ladder" video #2 Check the guy out who made 265 lbs!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt-nj6qYjkc


They were teams of 3 and you start with 155 lbs.
The bar jumps up 10 lbs increments until you miss an attempt. 1 minute time limit.

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

Mattman33
05-27-12, 9:06 pm
Strongman Competition coming to my hometown...

Possible Crucifix Hold-Keg Carry -Sand Bag-Yoke Walk-Stones -Car Deadlift-Car Flip-Squat

It looks like they are picking 10 events now, and then cut it to 5 the day of the event. I guess I should start training....

HIGA MONSTER
05-28-12, 2:57 pm
Strongman Competition coming to my hometown...

Possible Crucifix Hold-Keg Carry -Sand Bag-Yoke Walk-Stones -Car Deadlift-Car Flip-Squat

It looks like they are picking 10 events now, and then cut it to 5 the day of the event. I guess I should start training....
NIce! Keep me posted!

HIGA MONSTER

FiremanDan
05-28-12, 6:20 pm
"Rumble Roller"

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

Thanks Higa!

-FD

GoldieLocks
05-29-12, 12:26 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClvC5tqKCG8

EVENTS:
1. Keg toss over 15 ft tall bar (30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 lbs kegs). I got 5th place with 3 kegs.
2. Press Medley (150 lbs DB, 300 lb Axle, 296 lb Log & 170 lbs DB). HIGA wins this event.
3. Max Axle Press. Started at 320 lbs, then 20 lbs jumps. HIGA got 2nd place with 340 lbs.
4. Yoke Walk for 80 ft (850 lbs yoke). HIGA got 2nd place with 11.03 secs
5. Atlas Stone over bar for reps (350 lbs stone). HIGA got 2nd place with 6 reps. I missed 7

Thanks again for the support my fellow ANIMALS.
HIGA MONSTER


GREAT JOB SIR!!!!!!!! Congrats :)

HIGA MONSTER
05-31-12, 1:02 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCoQYNOKCz4

HIGA MONSTER

J-Dawg
05-31-12, 1:06 pm
I stopped by on the last day to check out some of the events.

Frickin crazy!

Men's Team "Snatch Ladder" video #1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eb9bQqdOOI

Men's Team "Snatch Ladder" video #2 Check the guy out who made 265 lbs!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt-nj6qYjkc


They were teams of 3 and you start with 155 lbs.
The bar jumps up 10 lbs increments until you miss an attempt. 1 minute time limit.

Aloha,
HIGA MONSTER

That's crazy!