It’s one factor for a father to predict great success for his son, however it’s one other when the daddy is a legend within the son’s sport.
Lee Labrada has gained 13 professional bodybuilding contests in his illustrious profession and by no means positioned exterior of the highest 5 in any contest. His son, Hunter Labrada, is already off to an incredible begin, having gained two professional exhibits and making ready for his second Mr. Olympia look. He informed Dennis James on this week’s episode of The Menace Podcast that Hunter will go on to do issues that even he hadn’t achieved.
“At 29 years outdated, I see him enhancing from 12 months to 12 months for a few years to return,” the older Labrada informed James. He went on to make a daring prediction for the second era celebrity.
“I do see a Mr. Olympia win in his future.”
Labrada speaks from a father’s standpoint in addition to somebody who has stood on the identical stage himself. Lee Labrada has positioned within the high 4 of the Olympia seven instances, together with twice because the runner-up to champion Lee Haney. He sees Hunter taking the one step that he by no means was in a position to take himself sometime.
“I might love for him to win the Mr. Olympia. I’ve informed him earlier than ‘Hunter, you’re going to complete what I began. You’re going to be Mr. Olympia at some point.’”
That want for his son is a giant deal contemplating that when Hunter was on “TMP,” he admitted that Lee needed him to focus on football. Lee confirmed that story to be true.
“He informed me ‘Dad, I don’t wish to play soccer anymore. It’s simply not in my coronary heart.’ I attempted to maintain him in soccer. I needed him to have the school soccer expertise,” he admitted. “He stated, ‘My coronary heart’s not in it. If my coronary heart’s not in it, I’m not going to provide it 100%, and if I don’t give it 100%, I stand a danger of getting damage. This isn’t a sport you play that you simply maintain again. If I get damage, I’m not going to have the ability to pursue my dream of being knowledgeable bodybuilder.’ I’m going, ‘okay.’”
The remainder is historical past and the youthful Labrada has a vibrant future of their sport. Labrada and James additionally mirror on Labrada’s personal legendary profession, together with profitable the Mr. Universe to show skilled, profitable his professional debut on the Evening of Champions, and so they talk about different subjects reminiscent of his complement firm, the misplaced artwork of posing and presentation, staying in form in his 50s, and much more. Subscribe to the Muscle & Fitness YouTube channel to see this and each episode of TMP after they air, Sundays at 3 p.m. Jap time. Episodes are additionally accessible for listening on Spotify.
0:45 First Time Seeing Lee
2:45 Lee’s Childhood
4:10 Bodybuilding Profession Abstract
9:05 Professional Debit
10:11 Dimension Distinction?
11:03 Hunter as a Youngster
12:25 Adjustments Since He Competed
16:35 Traditional Physique Vs Open
19:13 Steerage for Hunter As we speak
26:38 Hunter’s 2021 Possibilities
27:55 Large Ramy
29:50 Chicago Professional
33:00 Hunter’s Potential
36:06 Did Lee Need Hunter to Compete?
38:40 Labrada Vitamin
42:26 Who Impressed Lee?
47:17 How He Stays in Form
52:12 Posing and Presentation
57:46 Terrence Ruff in