Physical Transformation of Bruce Randell


Mr. Universe Bruce Randall (IGaS 11/4/59, 1 of 3)

Mr. Universe 1959 Bruce Randall amazing body transformations


The transformation story of Mr. Universe Bruce Randall is not a new one. As you can see by the footage supplied that this transformation took place back in 1959.

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 lbswith 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 poundsin 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
  • Front Squat 1,320 pounds

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

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

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 ofMark 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 (pine de Lenoir) and had to wear foot orthotics because I was too heavy for my small bone structure.

The transformation story of Mr. Universe Bruce Randall is not a new one. As you can see by the footage supplied that this transformation took place back in 1959.

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