60-year-old bodybuilder explains how he still stays in shape 1 year ago

60-year-old bodybuilder explains how he still stays in shape

He is one of the most successful bodybuilders of all time

60-year-old former bodybuilder Lee Labrada has revealed the diet and training plan still helping him stay in shape to this day.

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Labrada competed from 1982 until 1995, and appeared in the top four in seven consecutive Mr. Olympia events. That puts him up there with Ronnie Coleman and a certain Schwarzenegger, if you didn't know.

Long retired from competitive bodybuilding, Labrada still consistently trains hard. He also routinely posts training clips on social media.

Writing underneath a recent Instagram post, Labrada said:

"I still train with weights almost every day, and on days that I don't, I do cardio."

This seems like a pretty standard approach to training, but in terms of diet, you may be surprised to learn Labrada doesn't count calories.

"I also eat a clean diet, but it's not restricted calorically," he said.

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"Which means I'm never hungry. I eat as much as I want of clean foods: lots of fish, chicken and dairy, lots of fruits and vegetables, rice, yams and oatmeal, and I try to stick with whole foods."

By sticking to these relatively low-calorie foods, 60-year-old Labrada is probably still within a calorie deficit which helps him stay lean.

Where solid food isn't an option, Labrada calls on the tried-and-tested protein shake. Whey protein was invented to allow athletes to consume enough protein when sitting down to eat was out of the question.

"When I'm in a hurry and can't sit down to eat, I drink my Lean Body shakes with 40g of protein and zero sugar. Nothing too fancy, just good nutrition. Consistency is the key. I follow this program pretty much every day."

Labrada's son Hunter is now an IFBB professional bodybuilder himself.

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