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Lee Labrada  •Official Instagram of Lee Labrada Founder and CEO of @labradanutrition •IFBB Pro Bodybuilding Hall of Fame •FREE newsletter at

Today we’re going to talk about fear of failure.
When a child is learning to walk, they fall, and get up, fall, and get up... but they don’t give up. They’re not worried about failing. And eventually they learn to walk.
But as we get older we learn that it’s embarrassing to fail. And that’s why we become afraid to fail. We’re too worried about what people will think of us or that people will make fun of us. So we try to avoid failure. But this limits us, and robs us of achieving our fullest potential. That’s why in my last video I said to embrace failure as a teacher. So I will leave you with this thought today and that is that success takes failure. You have to take action despite your fear of failure. To do this you must concentrate on those things that you can control. The only things you can control are your actions. You can’t control your environment all the time; and you can’t control what other people say or think. You have to focus on those things that you can control and then take action on them. Good luck and God bless. Lee #labradanutrition #motivation #motivationalquotes #bodybuilding #leelabrada #goldenerabodybuilding #oldschoolbodybuilding #labrada

Hey guys, here’s a picture of my little “Muscle Munchkin” for #FlexFriday, my 3 year old granddaughter Brooklyn. She loves to sip on her Papa’s Lean Body protein shakes! I’ve always believed in giving a little extra protein to my children. When @hunterlabrada was 2 years old, I’d let him have a few sips of my protein drinks before I finished them. Adequate protein helps kids grow strong. As parents, we want to make sure that our little ones are properly nourished. It concerns me when parents feed their kids fast food and sugary drinks including juice. The obesity epidemic in America starts at home and it’s important for parents to know some basic facts about proper nutrition so that they can make wise choices for their kids. ⠀
These Lean Body ready to drink protein shakes come in a smaller 8 1/2 ounce size containing 20 g of protein, which is about as much protein as you would find in a small chicken breast. Whole foods are great, but there are times when the convenience of these shakes can’t be beat.

We shot this short humorous video just for fun at #labradanutrition headquarters a while back, and I thought I would share it with you guys. That’s my son @hunterlabrada in the Sumo costume and Thor the “nutrition cop” is played by @leanbodycoaching coach @coach_chuck.d Seems Hunter was treating himself to a cookie, with unexpected consequences! Enjoy! Lee. #nutrition #leanbody #fatloss #bodybuilding

As a bodybuilder, I think it’s important to work hard to look your best at any age. I’m currently 58 years young, and still get into the gym every day and eat a clean nutritious diet. Having a lean body is important to me, not just for the “look” but for my health. Although one of these pictures was taken 7 years ago by my friend @alexardenti when I was 51, I wanted you guys to see how it compared to the picture on the right taken by the late, great Art Zeller for the cover of Flex magazine when I was just 28 years old. I hope it inspires you! #labradanutrition #mrolimpia #goldenerabodybuilding #oldschoolbodybuilding #bodybuilding

Failure is not permanent unless you make it so. Make failure your teacher. A failure is a lesson. Not a dead end. You’re going to fail sometime, and if you haven’t failed, you’re not trying hard enough. You haven’t set your goals high enough. So get over it and quit feeling sorry for yourself. You’re a survivor, and I’m a survivor. And remember, it’s not whether you win or not; it’s the PATH that makes YOU the champion. God bless. Lee #motivation #leelabrada #leanbody #goldenerabodybuilding #oldschoolbodybuilding #labrada Sign up for my free Lean Body newsletter, full of training, nutrition and motivational tips, recipes, workouts and more. www.leanbody.com

Congrats @tommybarcelona89, @_mynameisnacho and @sharif_forged! You are the winners!! .
Here’s @hunterlabrada with his favorite Lean Body meal replacement powders. I’m going to pick several winners and send them a tub of Lean Body MRP powder. Here’s what you do:
1) Follow @leanbodynation and @labradanutrition
2) Leave a comment with your best caption and TAG A FRIEND for a chance to win!
I’ll be picking the winners next Wednesday. Good luck. Lee #leanbody #leanbodynation #labradanutrition #bodybuilding

Most people know me for my accomplishments as a pro bodybuilder. But many people don’t know that I’m also a musician, songwriter, guitar player and have a recorded an album which was recently released on CD, Apple iTunes and Spotify. Check out my LABRADA band’s music. It’s Christian contemporary rock, and I hope you’ll follow me on Spotify. People have asked me what on earth I’m thinking, but my one of my life’s passions is to express myself as an artist, and to glorify the Lord. So now let me tell you the story behind the picture you see here... it was taken at the photo shoot for the album cover art by the great @jrusovich. This picture isn’t actually on the album cover...in fact, it wasn’t ever planned. The picture was taken when Jay Rusovich talked me into taking my shirt off at the end of the shoot, and I hammed it up for the camera. Believe it or not, this is pretty much what I look like year round, these days. I don’t diet or go hungry. I just eat lean foods, and train in the gym consistently. It’s a testament to what consistency in a bodybuilding lifestyle can do for you. Anyway, I thought you guys might like to see the image. :)
Be sure to check out my music and follow on Spotify. I also have a band website www.labradaband.com Thanks and let me know what you think? Lee #bodybuilding #spotify #spotifyplaylist #thisisbodybuilding

I get asked a lot about HOW I eat in order to stay lean. That’s why I put together this short video: Lean Body tip- The Rule of Thirds shows you the rough rule of thumb that I use to put together meals. Let me know how you like it? Follow me at @leanbodynation for more helpful nutrition tips. And check out leanbody.com for my free downloadable nutrition and training program. You’ll get access to videos, diet plan, recipes, video training programs and more. #leanbodynation #leanbody #leanbodyforher #labradanutrition #labrada #diet #bariatricsurgery #nutrition

I love this saying, which my old friend and training partner @stoneyleegrimes shared with me. It’s very simple and very strong. No matter how accomplished you are, always acknowledge your gratitude to the Author of all things. Everything is possible with God, by His grace. Stay humble. I thank God every day when I awake for my life, my family and friends. I feel so blessed. That doesn’t mean I don’t have my share of challenges and problems to overcome. I just know that in bad times and good times, the Lord has my back. That’s powerful and it gives me strength to draw on. Amen. Love to all of you. Lee

Here’s an image taken from the British BodyPower magazine, of my win at the 1988 IFBB British Grand prix in Nottingham. I came across this while looking through some old photos recently and I thought I would share this with you guys. Hard to believe it’s been 30 years. My body weight hasn’t changed much from this competition, but these days I am sporting some of the wear and tear that is to be expected of an iron warrior who has spent, and continues to spend, many hours in the gym blasting away at his muscles. Bodybuilding is a journey and a lifestyle, and I am glad that it’s been a lifelong passion for me. I hope that this picture will inspire those of you who are carrying the torch for classic bodybuilding. @thegoldendays @this_is_bodybuilding @classicphysiqueofficial

Hey guys, I wanted to share this! Check out @goldendays, they a great job covering the golden era of classic bodybuilding. Thanks to them for this post, I am grateful for the positive compliments, it’s humbling. Lee #Repost @thegoldendays with @get_repost
After studying LOT'S of people in the game, I found @leelabrada to be the greatest Poser that have EVER-LIVED, he's head & shoulders ahead of us ALL... he's elegant in EVERY move... he really is my pick for the number 1 spot, followed by the great Mohammed Makkawy... What do you think my experts friends!?!? Remember, I am talking about posing ALONE!! My top 3:
1st Lee Labrada
2nd Lee Labrada
3rd Lee Labrada
4th EVERYONE ELSE!! Call me weird if you like... But that's ME!😅 #pumpingiron #goldenaesthetics #miamiiron #goldenera #iron #muscleology #miamimecca #muscle #powerlifting #leelabrada #classicbodybuilding #beast #weightlifting #goldenageofbodybuilding #lifeslyle #lifting #beastmode #bodybuildingmotivation #competitor #physique #goldenerafitness #staygolden💥 #oldschoolphysiques #flex #olympia #art #mind #ironreligion

This is from a photo shoot we did as a FAMILY in 1992 for the cover of Muscle and Fitness magazine. @hunterlabrada is in my arms. Hunter was only 5 months old on the set of his first Muscle&Fitness cover shoot! LOL
Joe Weider himself was next to the camera...
And that gorgeous woman next to us is Hunter’s Mom Robin! ❤️
Not too many women can give birth to a future 260lb NPC National champion and snap back to bathing suit condition like Robin. Great times, wanted to share with you guys, hope you enjoy this. @labradanutrition @this_is_bodybuilding @thegoldendays @npcnewsonlineofficialpage @tx_bodybuilding

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