Background

One of the world's most well-known and celebrated bodybuilding legends, Lee Labrada holds 22 professional bodybuilding titles, including the IFBB Mr. Universe. He is one of few pro bodybuilders in history to consistently place in the top four at the Mr. Olympia competition (the "Super Bowl" of bodybuilding) for seven consecutive years-a feat he shares with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In 2004, Lee was inducted into the IFBB Pro-Bodybuilding Hall of Fame. He has appeared on the covers of more than 100 bodybuilding and fitness magazines and has been featured on CNBC, FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and ESPN as a fitness and nutrition expert.

Lee's desire to help others reach their health and nutrition goals inspired him to found Labrada Nutrition, and create a line of award-winning nutrition and supplement products. Equally successful in business as he is in the gym, Lee watched his Labrada Nutrition become one of the fastest growing privately-held companies in the U.S.-earning Inc. 500 status-in only six years. Over the past several years, more than 60,000 people have taken advantage of Lee's exceptional nutrition education by subscribing to his free online newsletter at www.leanbodycoach.com.

In 2002, Lee was appointed the first Fitness Czar in the City Houston, where he helped launch "Get Lean Houston!" (learn more), a health and fitness campaign designed to get the city's residents into better shape. Lee is credited with helping Houston shed the dubious honor of being named "Fattest City in America."

Lee brings real-life experience to the nutrition and exercise techniques presented in his best selling book, The Lean Body Promise (Harper Collins). Lee's approach is meant to appeal to anyone interested in making positive physical changes in their body, not just the elite athlete.

Lee holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Houston and lives in Houston, Texas with his wife and three young sons.

Additional Information:
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Labrada Nutrition
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www.labrada.com

Lee's Bodybuilding Titles

    1982 NPC Texas Collegiate Championships (1st Place)
    1982 NPC Junior Gulf Coast Championships (1st Place)
    1983 NPC Texas Championships, 1st Middleweight and Overall
    1984 NPC USA Bodybuilding Championships (2nd Place, Light Heavyweight)
    1984 NPC Nationals (5th Place, Middleweight)
    1985 NPC Nationals (1st Place, Middleweight)
    1985 IFBB Mr. Universe (1st Place)
    1986 IFBB Night of Champions (1st Place)
    1987 IFBB Mr. Olympia (3rd Place)
    1988 IFBB Mr. Olympia (4th Place)
    1988 IFBB Pro Greek Grand Prix (1st Place)
    1988 IFBB Pro British Grand Prix (1st Place)
    1988 IFBB Pro Spanish Grand Prix (1st Place)
    1989 IFBB Pro Dutch Grand Prix (1st Place)
    1989 IFBB Pro Finnish Grand Prix (1st Place)
    1990 IFBB Mr. Olympia (2nd Place)
    1991 IFBB Mr. Olympia (4th Place)
    1992 IFBB Mr. Olympia (3rd Place)
    1992 IFBB Pro World Cup (1st Place)
    1993 IFBB Ironman Pro Invitational (2nd Place)
    1993 IFBB Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic (2nd Place)
    1993 IFBB Mr. Olympia (4th Place)
    2004 IFBB Pro Bodybuilding Hall of Fame Inductee

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Abs are enshrouded by excess fat, in part because ab training is enshrouded in mystery. Cut through the ignorance and the belly flab with Lee's help!
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Joe Weider was like a father to Lee Labrada, who knew the Master Blaster through business and bodybuilding. Lee remembers the Trainer of Champions.
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This man knows what he's doing. Learn more about the guy leading you through your 12-Week Lean Body Transformation journey!
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Get lean with the Lee Labrada Lean Body 12-Week Daily Trainer. Sign up for weekly motivation emails to help you through your transformation!
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Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of your lean body journey, and it can be easy! Here's a complete sample nutrition plan for the first 7 days on the Lean Body Meal Plan.
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Nutrition is a key aspect in your transformation. These delicious lean recipes make it easy to stick to the plan!
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Need instant motivation? Check out the past winners of the Lean Body Challenge sponsored by Labrada Nutrition. Lee Labrada's fitness and diet program helped Jeffrey Hansen and Amy Pulliam transform their bodies from flabby to fit. You can, too!
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Here's what you'll get with the Lean Body Challenge: Daily Training Videos, 7-Day Meal Plan & Recipes, and your very own FREE Personal Trainer!
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If you want to build muscle or get lean by losing fat, there are different supplements to help. But how do you know which ones are the best to use together? It's easy: Get a supplement stack designed by the experts!
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June 2011 Labrada Lean Body Transformation Challenge Registration. Start your transformation today for your chance to win great prizes!
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Join the all-new June 2011 Labrada Lean Body Transformation Challenge and start your 12-week transformation today - great prizes are awaiting you, including a cruise for 2 to Cozumel, Mexico!
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Today you have your back and biceps workout and your 30 minutes of cardio training.
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This is the final gym workout, so make sure to push yourself and try your best. Think of this as the grand finale of your lean Body Transformation.
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This concludes your 12 week Lean Body Challenge. I truly hope that you're proud of yourself for making it this far - I know I am.
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Today, you have a 30 minute cardio workout. If you are going to do a moderately paced cardio workout, try doing it before breakfast so that you can get right into burning off those body fat stores.
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For today's episode, you'll be doing your last legs and abs workout for this 12 week challenge, so brace yourself, it's going to get intense.
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I hope you've taken the time to think about what you'll be doing after you finish this week. Remember, it's important to have a plan in mind. With a plan, you have direction and are far more likely to succeed in the long run.
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Start your Lean Body journey now! Get lean with the Lee Labrada Trainer!
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Welcome to the final week of the Lean Body Challenge. Today you'll be getting your 30 minutes of cardio out of the way.
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Today is a 30 minute cardio workout, so remember to do some interval training to boost your metabolism and fat burning efforts.
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I hope you had a good sleep last night, because today's legs and abs workout is going to be a challenging one.
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Today's workout is back and biceps with 30 minutes of cardio when you're done. It's also the last day before week 12, your final week of the transformation.
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I hope you're feeling good after that back and biceps workout.
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You're coming close to the end of your 12 week Lean Body program, so push yourself hard and end strong! Today you're going to head back into the gym for back and biceps and do 30 minutes of cardio.
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You should finish your cardio workout for today as soon as possible and then relax until tomorrow's back and biceps workout.
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Start your Lean Body journey now! Get lean with the Lee Labrada Trainer!
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Today you'll be hitting the gym again for a great leg and abs workout. Before I give you your workout for the day, let's first head to the kitchen for another lean recipe creation.
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We're moving back over to your upper body now, and are going to hit the muscles hard with a back and biceps workout.
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Today, you're not doing any weight training, but you're going to do a light 30 minute session of cardio training.
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Today, we're going to hit the gym for another chest, shoulders, and triceps workout.
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It's time for another intense legs and abs session, so get your pre-workout nutrition lined up so you feel good and ready to go.
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Today you have your 30 minutes of cardio training and I want to talk a little bit about developing a support system that you can depend on to help you stay motivated and progressing towards your goal.
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Today, we're going to head into the gym right away to get in another upper body workout.
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Start your Lean Body journey now! Get lean with the Lee Labrada Trainer!
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Today we're going to hit the gym for a hard back and biceps workout.
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Today you should be geared up to work hard because chest, shoulders, and triceps are on the agenda.
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Today's legs and abs workout is going to be a productive one.
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Today you're going to perform 30 minutes of cardio. 2. Remember, it can be any kind of cardio you like – stationary bike, treadmill, elliptical trainer, stair climber or even running outdoors.
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Welcome back. Today is an off day from weight training, but you should still aim to get in your 30 minutes of cardio training. Stay on top of the cardio and you will always be one step ahead of the game when you're trying to burn fat.
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Today you have another busy day with your back and biceps workout, followed by 30 more minutes of cardio. If you're ready, let's get going.
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It's time to hit the gym today for another legs and abs workout. But first, let's talk about what to do if you have to travel while you are on the Lean Body program.
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Start your Lean Body journey now! Get lean with the Lee Labrada Trainer!
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It's the final quarter of this Lean Body transformation, so you should already be seeing the fruits of your labor! Keep working hard and stay motivated, because the best has yet to come.
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Hopefully you got plenty of rest after your legs and abs workout. If you're still experiencing some muscle soreness, be sure to stretch after today's 30 minute cardio workout.
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On day 5, I talked about the 3 things you must do to get the most from your workouts. Let's apply those concepts to today's workout. I hope you're ready to dive into today's back and biceps session, as well as your 30 minute cardio session.
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Today you're doing a chest, shoulders, and triceps workout.
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Today we're going to cover the legs and abs workout. One thing I want to mention to those of you who are working hard to get a six pack is that you must remember how important diet is.
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Welcome back. Today we are headed into the gym to perform our chest, shoulders, and triceps workout.
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You should complete your 30 minute cardio workout, and then take the rest of the day off to relax and recover before we come back tomorrow with the chest, shoulders, and triceps workout.
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Start your Lean Body journey now! Get lean with the Lee Labrada Trainer!
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Today we're going to get into another back and biceps workout. Make sure you get in your 30 minutes of cardio today as well.
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This episode's workout focuses on the rest of the upper body muscles we didn't target in the last workout.
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It's a 30 minute cardio day. If you haven't done it yet, make sure to do it soon. Your cardio should consist of interval training - alternating high and low intensities.
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We're going to wrap up week 7 with a legs and abs workout. Let's get to it!
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Before getting to your back, biceps, and cardio workout, we're going to talk for a moment about what to do if you're hungry late in the evening.
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Today, you have another 30 minute cardio workout to perform, so choose your favorite type of cardio and get to it.
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Today we've got a challenging legs and abs workout lined up for you, but before we get to that, let's take a moment to talk about stretching.
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Start your Lean Body journey now! Get lean with the Lee Labrada Trainer!
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I hope the cooking tips in the last episode inspired you to start creating your own recipes in the kitchen. We're diving into week 7, and are going to begin with a good chest, shoulders, and triceps workout.
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I hope the last episode's talk about fast food gave you something to think about. Fast food is a big problem in many people's diets,
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For this episode, you're doing a back and biceps workout in the gym as well as your 30 minutes of cardio, so it's going to be a busy day.
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For this episode, you have a 30 minute cardio workout lined up, so make sure you get fired up and work in some interval cardio.
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Welcome back. I hope you're feeling great after the previous episode's workout. Today is a 30 minute cardio day, so you get a bit of a break from weight lifting.
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Today, we're going to work your body again with a hard chest, shoulders, and triceps workout.
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It's time for another hard back and biceps workout, so take your Pre-Workout Shake and let's get to it. You'll also be doing 30 minutes of cardio after your workout.
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Start your Lean Body journey now! Get lean with the Lee Labrada Trainer!
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Today, you'll be doing 30 minutes of cardio at the gym, so be sure to get that finished as soon as you can.
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If you find you're running a little low on energy before you start your back and biceps workout or your 30 minutes of cardio for today - consider changing your pre-workout meal.
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Today's workout is simple: 30 minutes of cardio, but I'd also like to cover positive self talk.
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Today you'll be training your chest, shoulders and triceps. But, before we head to the gym, I want to give you some tips on choosing good vegetables and fruits to add into your diet.
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Today is the final day of week 5 of your Lean Body Challenge. I hope you're doing well today and feel good about all that you've accomplished.
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Your workout today is legs and abs. Hopefully, you are starting to make a routine of these workouts. You know what's happening day to day, week to week, and your body is getting into the groove.
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Today is a rest day from your weight lifting workouts, but you've still got 30 minutes of cardio to get done. Staying consistent with your cardio will make a big impact on your long term results.
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Start your Lean Body journey now! Get lean with the Lee Labrada Trainer!
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We're moving on to week five now and things are looking good. Let's head into the gym to get going with your chest, shoulders, and triceps workout.
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Today you will be training legs and abs, and I want to touch on something that I get asked about often and that is whether or not you should be training to failure.
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Today you've only got a 30 minute cardio workout to get done. And remember to find that target heart rate zone while you perform your cardio and try to maintain that pace the entire time.
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Today's workout is the last day of week four and you should be feeling very proud of yourself. You've worked hard so far and should be seeing results to show for it.
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Today we're going to get to another chest, shoulders, and triceps workout that's going to really put you to the challenge and help stimulate those muscles properly.
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Today you've got 30 minutes of cardio to do. If you haven't, make sure that you don't forget to get this in as it'll help boost the calories you burn for the rest of the day, helping fat loss move along quicker.
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Today you'll be doing a great back and biceps workout and afterwards you should complete 30 minutes of cardio. First we're going to talk a little about home gyms.
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Start your Lean Body journey now! Get lean with the Lee Labrada Trainer!
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We're headed right into week four now so you want to make sure that you maintain all the good habits that you've developed so far throughout the program.
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Today you've got to get in a back and biceps workout. Remember to get 30 minutes of cardio in after your weight training workout.
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You've almost completed 3 weeks of your Lean Body Challenge! Today you've got a chest, shoulders, and triceps workout.
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Congratulations on making it to the end of week 3 of your Lean Body Challenge! Remember that today is an off day from weight lifting, but you still need to complete 30 minutes of interval cardio training.
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Today is another cardio day in the gym. Be sure that you can get 30 minutes of cardio in as early in the day as you can so it doesn't get crowded out.
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Today we have legs and abs on deck so I hope you're ready to go! Don't forget to grab your pre-workout shake and carbs before you head out the door so your muscles are fueled properly for this workout.
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Today you should get geared up for another great upper body workout for chest, shoulders and triceps.
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Get lean with the lean with the Lee Labrada Trainer!
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Things look good this week to make some serious gains in the gym and kick up your fat loss!
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You've almost made it through the first two weeks of this Lean Body transformation and I hope you're feeling great.
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Legs and abs are up on deck today. And it's time to quickly go over two misconceptions about exercising.
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Today you is your active rest day, so be sure to finish 30 minutes of interval cardio training.
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You've got another chest shoulders and triceps workout to complete today. And make sure you are drinking the recommended 10 glasses of water a day to see results.
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Today you have a back and biceps workout to complete and 30 minutes of cardio after your workout.
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Today you get an off day from the gym and you'll just be doing 30 minutes of cardio training and letting your muscles recover.
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Start your Lean Body journey now! Get lean with the Lee Labrada Trainer!
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Welcome to week 2! Today you're going to do a heavy leg and abs workout at the gym.
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Now that you're wrapping up week one of your Lean Body transformation, it's time to really get serious and dial in for the weeks ahead.
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Just because the weekend has arrived doesn't mean that it's time to slack off on your program.
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Today you're going to work your Back and Biceps, and that means you'll also be doing 30 minutes of Cardio Training.
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It's day 4! You're getting closer and closer to the end of week 1. You should be feeling pumped and having fun. Today you're going to work your Legs (quads, hamstrings, and calves) as well as your Abs.
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Start your Lean Body journey now! Get lean with the Lee Labrada Trainer!
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Today is your first active rest day and you should do 30 minutes of cardio today.
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Supplements are becoming more and more popular with people who want to lose weight or re-shape their bodies. So if you're wondering where supplements fit into the lean body program, here's the answer.
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We won't be doing any cardio today, but we will be doing resistance training for the chest, shoulders, and triceps.
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Watch this Nutrition Overview and your personal trainer, Lee Labrada, will explain the principles of the Lean Body diet plan. Learn about portion size, meal frequency, foods you can eat, foods to stay away from and more!
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The Lean Body Workout Program makes up the exercise section of BANEX - balanced nutrition and exercise. For the next 12 weeks, you'll be exercising daily. Your exercise will consist of cardiovascular training and weight training.
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Start your Lean Body journey now! Get lean with the lean with the Lee Labrada Trainer!
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Today is a weight training day, and we will also be doing 30 minutes of cardio.
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Lee Labrada's 12 week training program is for you! Men & women, beginner to advanced -achieve the lean body of your dreams with fitness expert Lee Labrada!
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No matter what shape you're in, your age, or how many diet programs you've tried without success, we are confident that you can transform your body and become leaner and stronger with fitness legend, Lee Labrada's 12 week Lean Body program!
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Happy 50th Birthday, Lee Labrada! You once said, ''Bodybuilding is the closest thing we have to the Fountain of Youth!'' - and you are a shining example of that philosophy!
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The Lean Body Challenge Grand Prize Winner comes to Houston to meet & train with Lee Labrada and continues on a 4-day cruise for two aboard the Carnival ship 'Ecstacy' to Cozumel!
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The right breakfast can mean having lots of energy in the gym, even if you are training in the afternoon. Jump start your metabolism with breakfast. Includes details about carbs, fiber, etc. and a sample pro bodybuilder breakfast plan!
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There's a pitfall at every corner of the gym, waiting for both the complacent and the overzealous. In this piece, I have outlined what I believe are the ten most dangerous pitfalls to making progress on your physique. Ignore them at your own peril.
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