Schwarzenegger, Columbu, Zane, Grant. Not all are household names, yet all are synonymous with the term “champion bodybuilder,” and all are from the iconic Pumping Iron and Gold’s Gym days of the ’70s. Each is an epic story in and of themselves, yet the focus here is on the legendary Mr. World and Mr. America, Bill Grant.

Grant was a scrawny kid who started working out in his early teens to put some meat on his bones. He made some significant gains and started competing before the age of 20.

Watch the above interview with bodybuilding legend Bill Grant, he was visiting Finland’s Mayor’s Gym and was interviewed by Jukka Nyyssölä.

Competition History

  • 1988 IFBB Night Of The Champions 13th
  • 1988 IFBB Chicago Pro 13th
  • 1986 IFBB Night Of The Champions 9th
  • 1985 IFBB Night Of The Champions 11th
  • 1984 IFBB Olympia 15th
  • 1984 IFBB Canada Pro 7th
  • 1984 IFBB Grand Prix World 7th
  • 1984 IFBB World Grand Prix 7th
  • 1984 IFBB World Pro 3rd
  • 1983 IFBB Grand Prix Las Vegas (Caesars) 7th
  • 1982 IFBB Grand Prix Belgium 7th
  • 1982 IFBB Grand Prix Sweden 8th
  • 1981 IFBB Grand Prix England 6th
  • 1981 IFBB Grand Prix Belgium 7th
  • 1981 IFBB Grand Prix California NP
  • 1981 IFBB Grand Prix Wales 6th
  • 1981 IFBB Pro World NP
  • 1980 IFBB Night Of The Champions 7th
  • 1980 IFBB Canada Pro 5th
  • 1980 IFBB Grand Prix California 9th
  • 1980 IFBB Grand Prix Pennsylvania 8th
  • 1979 IFBB Night Of The Champions 5th
  • 1979 IFBB Canada Diamond Pro Cup 6th
  • 1979 IFBB Canada Pro NP
  • 1979 IFBB Florida Pro 8th
  • 1979 IFBB Grand Prix Pennsylvania NP
  • 1979 IFBB Grand Prix Vancouver NP
  • 1979 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro 7th
  • 1978 IFBB Olympia 7th
  • 1978 IFBB Night Of The Champions 3rd
  • 1978 IFBB Pro World 6th
  • 1977 IFBB Olympia 5th
  • 1976 IFBB Olympia 4th
  • 1974 IFBB Mr. International 1st
  • 1974 IFBB Mr. World 1st
  • 1973 IFBB Mr. International 2nd
  • 1973 IFBB Mr. World 3rd
  • 1973 IFBB Mr. World 1st
  • 1970 AAU Junior Mr. America 3rd
  • 1970 AAU Junior Mr. America 7th
  • 1970 AAU Mr. America 12th
  • 1970 AAU Mr. America 7th
  • 1968 AAU Mr. America 17th
  • 1968 AAU Mr. USA 6th
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Josue Carlosmonteiro

Esta bien

Best of Fitness

What a great info.

Bent Nissen

Erik Nissen

Christopher Turturro

He’s right

Richard Postma

Piet Bakker Kj Hoekstra bekijk dit filmpje ff en luister goed wat deze man zegt x

Petros Michael

Old school

Ray Rutledge

One of the all time true BB’s !!

Sultan Farakh

Just loved what he said..a true legend..words coming out like a guidline..for bodybuilding lovers..

Niche Johal

Tony O Driscoll

Jukka Nyyssölä

Thanks for sharing!

Anthony Aguero

Sly Romero wow listen to this great interview

Georgios Pletho

Wow just wow genius i didnt know that bodybuilders today are pushed to get as big as they are today. Great insight

John Santostefano

with all due respect, this is not a new issue…Yates & Coleman won many Sandows with mass and distended stomaches. Haney beat Benfatto & Labrada, who both had the classic look, multiple times because of his mass.