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Thread: My day on the set of Evolution of Bodybuilding - Lee Labrada

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    Thanks, guys! And yeah, it was a fun day.

    What was neat about meeting this legend was that he didn't act like one. I lost track of how many times he asked if I needed water, a protein bar, a coke, or a protein drink. Just very, very accommodating. I think that once you walk in his place, you're taken care of until you leave!

    He didn't just hand us a bar or two as we left. Shawn and I were both handed gift bags of goodies.

    I also thought it was funny that Shawn took one look at Lee's black Hummer and asked, "Is that a 2003?"

    Lee was like, "How did you know?"

    Shawn just shrugged and said, "I used to have one."

    Then he was telling us how gas was killing him, because it only gets 11 miles per gallon.

    That's when I jumped in with, "ELEVEN?! No way!"

    He said, "It's OK. I only drive it to work and back. But I've got over 130,000 miles on that thing."

    And in case you're wondering, his work is about 30 minutes from his office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herneide View Post
    No video?
    Sure there's video!

    Shawn and Patrick had to fly back to California and get settled before editing could begin.

    One video was done exclusively for MD. It was done apart from the one for the film. We should see that up pretty soon.

    Then, there would possibly be a teaser from the film. They've done one with some of the guys.
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    shawn's looking pretty swole there himself lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by teenbodybuilder3 View Post
    shawn's looking pretty swole there himself lol
    When I was about to snap that picture of the two of them flexing, he said, "Wait a minute. Let me pull my shirt down."

    And he purposely covered his bicep...which looks fantastic!

    He's a stinker for sure!

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    Here was another fun one...

    Both guys are setting their iPhones to camera mode, so I can take a picture. Each guy has one of the bicep pics on their iPhone!

    And somewhere along the way Lee asked Shawn how old he was, and then he said, "I can't believe the baby is almost fifty."

    Then he looked at me and said, "He was the baby of our group."


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    LEE LABRADA ALWAYS A CLASS ACT......................

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    great pictures Adina! I can't wait to see this film, should be an epic one with tons of great information from the legends!

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    No problem!

    I was fortunate enough to get to go, so I wanted to share my experience.

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    yeah shawn looks like he trains once a month. nice guy but doesn't hit the iron much anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmikecox View Post
    Those guys are LEGENDS!
    Lee Labrada is amazing!!!!!Great job with the pics.

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    Ditto

    Quote Originally Posted by naturalguy View Post
    Great pics Adina, thanks for sharing them

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    adina, you mentioned there was a gym at the warehouse? can't seem to find one. i'm looking on my iphone tho. nice to see lee after all these years.. looking jacked at that. thanks!
    "you won't win whining all the time" - A.B. Flores

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    Really cool post FitAdina! Great read. Seems like that was a cool day.

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    Thanks, guys!

    William - I did not end up with a picture of my gym, but I know either Patrick or Shawn did. I'll see if I can get it. I was walking through the gym as Patrick was getting video of it, so I had to quickly scoot by.

    You walk all the way to the end of the hall to the room just before the warehouse. A room about the size of typical living room is filled with white equipment. Pretty much every machine you need, plus free weights. Mirrors on every single wall. (That's why I had to get out of there. There was no way to get out of the shot with all those mirrors.)

    Then, you think you're done, but you walk out into the warehouse, and there one more row of equipment!

    So, rather than do without some of the things he thinks a good gym should have, or crowding it all in, he just let part of it spill into the warehouse!

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    One more thing I noted...

    So many CEO's have their offices at the back, where they are not only unaccessible, but unaware of things coming and going.

    Lee's office is right at the front of the building. You walk in the door, and it's immediately to the right.

    The blinds were open, so he can see who arrives before even the receptionist.

    There were also boxes of Labrada Bars everywhere you looked for you to grab if you wanted, and we were offered protein drinks many times throughout the day.

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    Wish i was ter i will drink all the protein & eat up all the bars, Then go train in warehouse come back fill up again take a goodie bag Thank Lee for a great day & leave with you guys

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    Sounds like you had a blast! Awesome experience.
    Try not to let hurdles hold you down because they will always be there.

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