jeudi 16 octobre 2014

Mr. Universe 1959 Bruce Randall amazing body transformations

Bruce Randall at 425 pounds with a 64-inch waist 
drinking 3 gallons of milk a day

I always thought that I was THE King of Body Transformations and bragged about it. However I discovered a couple of days ago that this title rightfully belong to someone else than me. This someone else is Mr. Universe 1959 Bruce Randall.

Here below is everything you need to know about Bruce Randall.

  • Born August 17, 1931, died August 23, 2010.
  • Started weight training at age 21.
  • His height is 6ft 2in.
  • His first interest was weight lifting not bodybuilding.
  • Through extreme training and diet (he drank 12-14 quarts of milk a day), in quest to lift the heaviest weight possible, he bulked up to 425 lbs with a 64 inch-waist.
  • He found out that his squat and overall strength were largely affected by his bodyweight. At a bodyweight of 380 lbs he was able to squat 680 lbs (no belt-no suit-no wraps real squat).
  • On January 3, 1953, he weighed 203 pounds.
  • On August 2, 1955, he weighed 401 pounds in his tee-shirt, slacks and loafers.
  • By March 20th, 1956, he found himself down to a svelte 183 pounds. This was a weight loss of 218 pounds in only 32 weeks (8 months).
  • Went up to 223 pounds to win Mr. Universe 1959.
  • He said that if he wanted to gain again he could weigh 500 lbs in 18 months time. He feel that at 500 lbs he could have deadlift 1,000 pounds.

By the time his weight hit 380 pounds, Bruce was pushing the following weight:

  • Military Press – 375 pounds
  • Squat – 680 pounds
  • Good Morning – 685 pounds (Bent knees, back parallel to the floor)
  • Deadlift – 770 pounds
  • Barbell Curl – 228 pounds
  • Dumbbell Bench Press – 220 pound dumbbells x 2 reps
  • Bench Press – 482 pounds (with a 3 second pause on the chest)
  • Decline Dumbbell Bench Press – 220 pound dumbbells x one rep
  • ¼ Front Squat – 1,320 pounds

Pro bodybuilder Bruce Randall at a contest weight of 223 lbs. Unbelievable! He lost 200 pounds in record time and his skin is intact. No dead skin hanging, no stretch marks, nothing!

But he looked upon himself as a big "bulk of rock" and his barbells and dumbbells were his "hammer and chisel" as though he were a sculptor.

Bodybuilding Titles

Bruce Randall wents from 425 to 223 lbs contest-shape

Mr America - AAU, 13th


Mr America - AAU, 6th


Universe - Pro - NABBA, Tall, 2nd


Universe - Pro - NABBA, Tall, 1st
Universe - Pro - NABBA, Overall Winner

No gastric bypass surgery, no lipo, no fat burners. 

  • His training sessions lasted 6 to 7 hours. 
  • Once trained 27 hours in 2 days and 81 hours in one week.
  • In 1956, one of his New Year resolution was to do 5,000 situps a day for 15 days straight. He feels the 75,000 situps helped him reduce his waist size to 33 inches.

In resume:

  • Bruce Randall wents from 203 lbs to 425 lbs in 2 1/2 years.
  • Dropped 218 pounds in 8 months.
  • 4 years after being a 400-pounder, he won Mr. Universe 1959 while weighing 223 pounds.

Bruce Randall vs. PYGOD

Just like mister Randall, I understood that the heavier you get the stronger you will become. I aimed to be a 500-pound version of Mark Henry. Nothing less!

Well, mister Randall bulked up a lot faster and fatter than me. It took me 5 years to bulk-up to 285 pounds from 159 pounds. I've gained 126 lbs in 5 years while he gained 200 lbs in 2 1/2 years. 

Mister Randall dropped a record 218 pounds in 8 months!!! 
Yours truly needed over a year to lost 100 pounds.

As we both can attest, bulking up is a lot harder than cutting down.

Unlike me, mister Randall stated that he was confortable carrying 400 pounds around. While at 325 pounds I felt like shit!! I felt heavy, breathless, bloated from too much forced feeding. I had gastric reflux, seemed intolerant to everything (lactose, fructose, food in general). I was sick and tired of overfeeding myself!! I was suffering from heel ailments (épine de Lenoir) and had to wear foot orthotics because I was too heavy for my small bone structure.

Just like mister Randall, I am blessed with having a very good, mark-free, high quality skin. Nonetheless unlike mister Randall who was most likely a big boned man, I have a small bone (7-inch wrists) structure.

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