The Los Angeles Lakers star and former Kentucky standout got shredded in 12 weeks. This is the workout that helped him do it.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle caught the attention of the basketball world on social media this summer with a pretty stunning body transformation.
The side-by-side shot of Randle on Instagram showed off the progress he’d made just three weeks into his off-season training program. The transformation was sparked by an exit interview with Lakers management, who told Randle that he should return like “a beast” and “come back in incredible shape.”
While Randle wasn’t necessarily in bad shape at the end of the season, he was playing bigger than his 250-lb listed weight, finishing the year at 260lbs. Although he led the Lakers in rebounding in just his third season—and only his second full year in the league after missing all but one game his rookie season with a fractured fibula—Randle knew the team would continue to run an up-tempo offense with which he’d need to keep up. The transformation wasn’t just about getting into shape for Randle—it was about survival.
Randle realized that to take the next step in his career, he needed to work harder than he previously ever had during the off-season.
Randle's trainer helped overhaul Randle's usual routine with the goals of getting him down from 14% body fat to 6%, cutting his overall weight by nearly 20lbs, and improving his speed and athleticism overall.