Hunter Labrada.
By Lee Labrada

In today's Lean Body Coaching newsletter, our focus will be on showing you which basic muscle building supplements will give you the biggest bang for your buck.

You might presume, that as the CEO of a sports nutrition company, I tell all of our customers to take a wide range of supplements...
Actuality, the opposite is true.

My mission, as the owner of Labrada Nutrition, is to educate my customers and recommend they select and use only the supplements that compliment their personal goals. Pick the right tools for the job... More is not always better!

My philosophy is that If I help you succeed, then I'll earn your trust and loyalty. It's good for you and me both -- it's good karma.

In today's featured article, my son, guest author and bodybuilder Hunter Labrada, shares his basic supplement protocol for gaining muscle and explains why he focusses on just a handful of optimal supplements to achieve his goals.  

Click here to find out what Hunter takes and why...

Today's Recipe : Greek Style Stuffed Tomatoes.
By Johnathan Zamora
Greek Style Stuff Tomatoes

With the weather warming up, and weekend gatherings in full swing - here is another tempting dish that packs tons of flavor and a heavy hitting dose of nutrients, Greek style stuffed tomatoes.

This easy to make snack option brings out the crisp, sweet taste of tomatoes, highlights the freshness of basil and parsley and offers a creamy mouth feel from feta cheese. Just a few ingredients are needed to prepare this no-cook snack, so try it out and let me know what you think.

Continue To Full Recipe & Cooking Instructions ...... 

Today's "Ask Lee"  : When's the Optimal Time to Increase Load On the Bar?


By Lee Labrada

Today's "Ask Lee", comes from Ahmed S, Ahmed  asks:


Hi Lee, I'm confused about when to increase the weight on my sets.

For example, when you recommend mass routines, you say do 3 sets of 6-8 reps. Does that mean I should always keep the same weight for 3 sets or increase the weight every set while still keeping my reps in the 6-8 range?

Can you also tell me what "progressive resistance" means please.

Thank you in advance.


Hi Ahmed, it's a good question, let me clear up any confusion.

There are protocols for adding or decreasing the load as your sets progress. However, that's an advanced topic and as a beginner, you should focus purely on good form and progressive resistance.

Progressive resistance, in laymans terms, is the process of adding additional weight to each exercise . This is typically determined when  exceed the given rep range you're aiming for. 

For example, choose a load that you can complete for a maximum of 8 reps in good form. 

Once you exceed 8 reps with that weight, then it's time to increase the weight again. By doing so, you'll naturally be working back in the 6-8 rep range again. 

That's progressive resistance in action. This is the foundation of all growth programs, applying additional load to force the muscles to grow so they can deal with the increased stress placed on it. 

A few final notes.

Ensure you warm up thoroughly when you're working in the 6-8 rep range, it's important to get some blood flowing with a couple of light warm up sets per exercise. 

The last couple of reps in a 6-8 sets, should be challenging  it needs to be tough to be effective. If you're not having to put forth maximum effort on the last couple of reps, it's time to increase the weight.

Until next time,  stay healthy and strong. 
Get lean, live lean!

Yours for a Lean Body,


Lee Labrada,

Founder & CEO Of Labrada Nutrition.