Lee Labrada brought a unique blend of grace and aesthetics to the bodybuilding stage that helped him earn 22 pro titles throughout the ’80s and ’90s. And he accomplished all of this despite typically weighing around 185 pounds come showtime. To put that in perspective, he was competing against the likes of eight-time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney, who tipped the scales at 250 pounds at one point.
And while he hung up his posing trunks back in 1995, Labrada maintains a strong presence in the fitness industry today. He’s currently the CEO of the sports nutrition company Labrada Nutrition — makers of Lean Body protein — and his son, Hunter Labrada, is staking his claim as a force on the Olympia stage.
Oh, and it just so happens that Lee Labrada is still in phenomenal shape at the age of 62, as he showed in a recent leg day Instagram post:
The video shows off Labrada’s shredded quads as he knocks out a set of leg extensions. He looks fit for an athlete in their prime, so it’s even more impressive that he’s maintained his size nearly 30 years after stepping away from the sport.
And if you want an even closer look at those 62-year-old gams contracting and pulsating, Labrada is happy to oblige:
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Lee Labrada’s Bodybuilding Career
Though Labrada never won a Mr. Olympia title, he competed at the big show seven times from 1987 to 1993, placing inside the top four every year. The Sandow may have eluded him, but Labrada did achieve a career highlight in 1985 when he won the Mr. Universe competition.
Labrada retired from the sport in 1995, with his last show coming at that year’s Arnold Classic.
Today, Labrada stays involved in bodybuilding by sharing workout tips and posing tutorials with athletes like Terrence Ruffin on the Labrada Nutrition YouTube page. He’ll also occasionally post videos of himself training with Hunter, who came in fourth during last year’s Olympia competition and is currently prepping to step on stage at his third Mr. O from December 16-18 in Las Vegas, NV.
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