Retired bodybuilding professional Lee Labrada reached incredible heights during his time in the sport with razor-sharp conditioning and eloquent posing. In a recent post made to Instagram, Labrada showed off spectacular quad development while performing machine leg extensions.
Lee Labrada is no stranger to performing at high-level shows. A veteran of the sport, Labrada managed to compete and place in the top four at Olympia for seven years consecutively. He has pushed some of the best bodybuilders in the sport’s history, like eight-time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney and six-time Olympia winner Dorian Yates.
During retirement, Labrada became the CEO of Labrada Nutrition. Given the remarkable consistency Labrada maintained for most of his career, the veteran routinely shares some of the methods that helped him find that success. The bodybuilder said that he’s been able to maintain an incredible physique well beyond 50 by approaching his diet in a very calculated manner.
62-Year-Old Lee Labrada Maintaining Shape in Retirement
In a recent post made to Instagram, Labrada showed off his jacked quads while demonstrating a series of leg extensions.
“62 years young and I keep on climbing, by the grace of God. Working out revitalizes next. I love the energy in the gym. Every day is a new day, an opportunity to get better. Win the day! @hunterlabrada I hope you enjoy the new song Keep on Climbing from my band’s new release, listen to it on Spotify” Lee Labrada wrote.
Labrada and bodybuilding go hand in hand. Labrada’s son, Hunter Labrada is an Open class competitor who placed fifth at 2021 Olympia last year. He intends to place even higher when he takes on all comers this December.
Lee Labrada has made an effort to help newer talent in the sport. The veteran connected with rising Classic Physique star Terrence Ruffin last year and the two practiced posing together. One of Lee’s biggest pieces of advice to Ruffin was that bodybuilders need to be fully aware of their strengths and weaknesses while they perform on stage. Lee also stressed the need to be comfortable and strong with hitting mandatory poses.
Despite some of the dangers in the sport, Lee Labrada has shown that longevity can be accomplished with discipline and a proper diet. He credits the sport of bodybuilding for helping him maintain such a chiseled physique. In fact, he said that ‘bodybuilding is the closest thing we have to the fountain of youth’.
Bodybuilding legend and seven-time Mr. Olympia Arnold Schwarzenegger recently took the opposite stance regarding the sport. He believes bodybuilding is becoming ‘really dangerous’ and sometimes kills people, especially when it comes to Men’s Open competitors who he says are adding too much size.
Lee Labrada has not competed since 1995. Despite that fact, he doesn’t miss an opportunity to join his son Hunter for some training or posing demonstrations. Last year, the two met up and ended up pushing the pace with a brutal quads workout.
Throughout his later years, Labrada has kept fans up to date on his health and physique. He’s shared updates at 60, and 61 as well, proving that his ability to stay conditioned continues to be one of his greatest qualities as an athlete.
Given some of the dangers present in the sport, Lee Labrada and his bodybuilding knowledge are undoubtedly huge assets for Olympia contender Hunter Labrada. After showing off insane quad development at 62 years old, Labrada remains committed to the ‘fountain of youth’ he calls bodybuilding.