Archive for June, 2015

Will Weight Training Stunt Your Growth?

Today’s Ask Lee question comes from Tim Johnson of Chicago: QUESTION: “Hi Mr. Labrada, I am 13 years old and want to begin weight training. Will weight training stunt my […]

How To Reduce Chest Fat

Today’s Ask Lee question comes from Mark Schneider of Seattle Washington: QUESTION: “Lee what’s the best way for me to get rid of the extra fat I have on my […]

Protein Spiking – Are You Being Cheated?

As a consumer of sports nutrition products, you deserve to get what you pay for.  But, some companies produce products that are not True-To-Label. In some cases, it may be under-dosing […]

Late Night Protein Crepe

Here’s a quick and easy late night snack recipe, this is great for people on restricted diets. It’s low calorie, packed with protein and casein to fee your muscles as […]

$3 Italian Meatballs in Butternut Squash Marinara (in a Red Potato)

This recipe is all kinds of amazing. It’s easy, delicious and budget friendly! For 5 days’ worth, it costs about $15, including the ingredients for the butternut squash marinara, so […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Marinara

This marinara sauce is packed with complex carbohydrates and tons of flavors. You can toss it on whole wheat pasta or use it on vegetables for an equally delicious lower […]

Lean Pro8, Banana, Blueberry, and Oatmeal Pancakes

A simple nutrition plan will ensure you go the distance and have a lifetime of good health. There’s no need to use store-bought pancake mix full of flour and sugar. […]

“Compound Exercise” versus “Peripheral Recruitment”

It’s an age old argument.  “Are Compound Exercises better than Isolation Exercises?”.  There are many who believe that a particular group of exercises known as “Compound” (Squats, Bench Presses, Overhead […]

Fail-safe muscle building!

Good strength and conditioning coaches – of which there are many – have known for decades that linear non- periodized strength training programs are a terrible way to make progress […]

How To Develop Your Dream Midsection With The Right Abdominal Training and Diet

I think we can universally agree that everyone wants a tight, nice set of abs and a slim, muscular waistline, whether they admit it or not. And why not? Nothing […]

Paretto Principle: Eighty Percent Of Results Come From Twenty Percent Of The Work

Have your ever heard of “The Paretto Principle?” The Paretto Principle simply states that 80% of the results come from 20% of the work. In other words, the majority of […]

Protein Peanut Butter Squares

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of chickpeas? Chances are the first thought is going to be hummus and the LAST thought in your […]

Do You Have To Burn 3,500 Calories To Lose a Pound of Fat?

A pervasive dieting mantra is a cumulative reduction of caloric intake of 3,500 will result in a weight loss of 1 pound. This dieting rule popularly states “because 3,500 calories […]

Split Training Session Solution To Grow Small Lagging Bodyparts

Are your biceps a lagging muscle group? If so, I may have just answer for you. Not only can this solution be applied to biceps, but also other smaller groups […]

3 Lessons on Training and Nutrition for Losing Fat & Gaining Muscle

Every quarter I like to sit down and reflect on where my bodybuilding diet and training currently is, what I have learned, and what changes I need to make. I […]