One of the world's most well-known and celebrated bodybuilding legends, Lee Labrada brings real-life experience to the nutrition and exercise techniques presented in The Lean Body Promise. Lee's approach is meant to appeal to anyone interested in making positive physical changes, not just to the elite athlete.
Lee holds twenty-two professional bodybuilding titles, including Mr. Universe. He is one of few men 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 magazines worldwide and has appeared as fitness and nutrition expert on ABC's Extreme Makeover, CNBC, FOX, NBC, CBS, CNN, WGN, and ESPN.
Lee credits his success to work ethic and dedication that he learned from his parents. The family escaped the Communist regime in Cuba when Lee was just two years old. Lee learned early on that anything is possible in America if you are willing to work hard and work smart. Lee's desire to help others reach their health and nutrition goals inspired him to found Labrada Nutrition, and to create a line of award-winning nutrition and supplement products. Equally successful in business as he is in the gym, Lee turned his Labrada Nutrition into one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States - earning Inc 500 status after only six years. Over the past few 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 June 2002, Lee was appointed the first fitness czar in the city of Houston, where he helped launch Get Lean Houston!, a health and fitness campaign designed to get the city's residents into better shape. Lee is credited with helping Houston shed the dubious title of "America's Fattest City."
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. Lee Labrada is available for corporate fitness seminars and speaking engagements. For more information, contact Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Labrada Nutrition History
In 1996, former Mr. Universe and pro bodybuilding legend Lee Labrada introduced his own line of sports nutrition products to provide others with the education and products necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This marked the beginning of Houston-based Labrada Nutrition, a company that has grown exponentially every year and is one of the industry’s greatest success stories. Labrada Nutrition was recently named No. 432 in the Inc 500 list of the fastest growing privately-held companies in the United States by Inc magazine. Prior to that accomplishment, Labrada was named No. 25 in the Houston Business Journal’s list of Houston’s 100 Fastest-Growing Small Businesses.
Labrada products are developed using an internal research team and by working with food scientists to ensure quality. Lee and his staff sample products in the making, and there is a particular emphasis on taste. The Labrada bars and shakes have recently won the Gold Medal for Taste from the American Tasting Institute and the NNFA People’s Choice Award. Lee seals his products with his personal guarantee, and this trust between Lee and his customers has quickly established his brand as one of the most trusted names in sports nutrition.
Products currently produced by Labrada Nutrition include Lean Body Hi-Protein Meal Replacements and Bars, Lean Body® Ready-to-Drink, Lean Body for Her® Meal Replacement Drink Mix, Elasti Joint™ joint repair formula, ProV60® Protein Blend, Charge ASF! thermogenic formula, EFA Lean™ Essential Fatty Acid Blend, Liquid Kwik Vites™, Super Charge!™ Nitric Oxide Pre-workout Drink Mix, ReCharge!™, & Rockin' Roll Hi-protein Nut Roll Bar. Labrada products are distributed nationally and internationally in health food stores, fitness centers and gyms, and other fine retail outlets.
Lee’s Bodybuilding Titles
"I don’t include this list to toot my own horn. Just consider this list as part of the resume I’m handing you while applying for the job of being your personal fitness trainer. I’m proud of my credentials, but more importantly, I hope they inspire you to put your faith in me.”
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 National Bodybuilding Championships (5th Place, Middleweight)
1985 NPC National Bodybuilding Championships (1st Place, Middleweight)
1985 IFBB Mr. Universe (1st Place)
1986 IFBB Night of Champions (1st Place)
1987 IFBB Pro World Cup (2nd Place)
1987 IFBB Mr. Olympia (3rd Place)
1987 IFBB Pro German Grand Prix (3rd Place)
1987 IFBB Pro French Grand Prix (3rd Place)
1988 IFBB Mr. Olympia (4th Place)
1988 IFBB Pro German Grand Prix (3rd Place)
1988 IFBB Pro Greek Grand Prix (1st Place)
1988 IFBB Pro British Grand Prix (1st Place)
1988 IFBB Pro Spanish Grand Prix, Madrid (1st Place)
1988 IFBB Pro Italian Grand Prix (2nd Place)
1988 IFBB Pro French Grand Prix (2nd Place)
1988 IFBB Pro Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona (1st Place)
1989 IFBB Mr. Olympia (2nd 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)
About Labrada Nutrition
Lee Labrada is founder and President of Labrada Bodybuilding Nutrition of Houston, Texas. "Yes, it is my company!" is the enthusiastic reply that Lee gives all his fans who ask. "I know it's unprecedented for a former professional bodybuilder to own and run a successful international sports supplement company.
People are used to seeing pro athletes as endorsers of products, only. I've done that for some of the world's largest sports nutrition companies in the past. I learned a lot about the sports nutrition industry there, and I felt there was a real need for a sports nutrition company that genuinely cared about the welfare of its customers. I've been in the trenches, so to speak. I have realworld experience as an athlete. I'm not a stuffed suit at some faceless mega-company. I've trained with weights for over twenty years, and I understand the mind of the bodybuilder and athlete. My customers trust me and love my products because I give them what they want: honest, effective supplements, not a bunch of hype!"
Lee Labrada is a former world champion professional bodybuilder and a past winner of the IFBB Mr. Universe and twenty-two bodybuilding titles. He is one of only three men in history to place in the top four in the Mr.Olympia for seven consecutive years, a feat matched only by legends Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lee Haney. Lee has been featured on the covers of over 100 magazines worldwide, in hundreds of articles, and has appeared on NBC and ESPN television. Lee is co-author of Get Lean, and two exercise videos, "I Want To Pump You Up!" and "Mass With Class".