Hunter Labrada: Push Session | 6.5 Weeks Out Mr. Olympia
We are back at Hunter's office aka Labrada Nutrition HQ with training partner Jordan Vanderflier and Ben Chow
We are back at Hunter's office aka Labrada Nutrition HQ with training partner Jordan Vanderflier and Ben Chow
Josh Bryant visits Destination and watches Joe Mackey during his deadlift session. Joe works up to a top set of 820 lbs for 2 reps.
Reduce pain, reduce risk of concussion and build a "no nonsense physique" - just some of the reasons to train and increase the strength of your neck.
We catch Dennis Wolf for an on the spot Q&A with some of the inner team and friends here at destination.
Here, Jason is in town at destination for the 40th anniversary and links up with Chase Cummings for a chest training session.
Branch Warren gives us a brief, one-take account of Joe Weider and the creation of the Mr. Olympia competition.
Big Joe Mackey is in his offseason and talks us through how he structures his chest training routine.
Ed Brown is training back in preparation for his professional debut in Pittsburgh in 5 weeks. He takes us through his training here, exercise by exercise
You all might have heard "the dog with the loudest bark is the most afraid," or “an empty vessel makes the loudest sound."
The Iron World Tour is 24/7 for all of us. Here we finally get to Las Vegas and chow.
The whole purpose of these trips: it doesn't matter where you go or what country you call home, love for bodybuilding and training is the common ground.
We show you all here a typical day in the life while traveling for Brett and any serious bodybuilders at any level.
"I am always going to have fun and smile but now its going to get serious."
Focus, cut the noise, stay diligent and shoot your shot with those huge goals.
Life waits for no one! You either make opportunities and chase them or you remain idle and stagnant.
"Sometimes what you are going through sucks, but you are going through it with your lifting partners and just embrace it!"
We catch a weekend with Liv Roth, a push & pull session in the gym, her modeling the new GASP tank for ladies and some words that she lives by.
Leg training always has been and always will be the toughest to execute. Throw in being 5 weeks out from a competition and its EVEN harder!
This is Martin's 2nd year as a professional and is looking to come shake it up again with seasoned pros at the Texas Pro this August.
Here we catch up with Brett after his Arnold Classic debut and right before going full force into his offseason. He is joined by Joe Tolbert for a leg day.
Y'all know what time it is! IFBB Pro Johnnie O Jackson hits up Destination Dallas for a classic back workout that only he can deliver!
Olivia Gravengaard and Thomas Allen visit from North Carolina to train push. "We both need shoulders!"
Here it is in black and white, set for set and rep for rep with Johnnie Jackson and Branch Warren at the original Metroflex in Arlington, Texas.
"You have to have a passion for it." Calum Raistrick is visiting from the UK and links up with Luke Miller here at Destination.
Hunter Labrada back again, now with Liv Roth and Ben Chow at American Barbell during the Arnold Classic week.
Brett Wilkin doesn't miss a beat. "I know I need to do more work and I am good with that. I welcome that. That is who I am!"
"Quitting is not an option. Quitting is never an option. No matter how hard it is you have to just keep going. If you quit, you will feel that regret."
"You have no idea the fuel that I get from everyone (who doubts me). I think about that and work harder."
Samantha Jerring is conditioned with hijacking her thoughts and emotions to get exactly what she wants every day.
We go back to 2015 and then flash forward to 2022 and see the intensity that Johnnie Jackson brings to his training hasn't changed.
Meet "Relentless 1" everybody. "We're going to use this van to travel around the U.S. and train at badass gyms and meet really cool people.
"When I train, I dont think about a category. I love training so if I get more developed we will just see if I need to move up a category."
In a sit down interview with the 2012 Miss Olympia, Nathalia Melo, discusses her journey from the stage to motherhood and family life.
This Arnold Classic will have ALL of the top classic physique competitors. Divine knows this and is stoked to get the comparison he is working for
This particular Iron World Tour segment is part 2 from our San Antonio tour. We get a heavy dose of Texas history and a brief look into History.
Here we link up with Brett and Ivana in Denver at Armbrust Pro Gym with still 5.5 weeks until the Arnold Classic.
Martin Fitzwater& Keone Pearson return to Metroflex Gym Arlington to train legs with Brian Dobson.
We are on the road again with the crew visiting no BS gyms, eating and catching up on some great Texas history.
Brett Wilkin explains the singular focus of training and how he owns his own workouts and his progression without relying on a trainer.
We decided to visit our good buddies at Eagles Canyon Raceway in Decatur, TX to let loose, burn some rubber, and put some Texas sized smiles on our faces.
Here we link up with TEAM Gaspari for an "untraditional" gym takeover and some foundational, proactive philosophy talk on making moves.
We link up with Branch Warren, Buddy Capps and Mitch Stacy at Capps Texas Powerbars in Irving, Texas and get an insight look on how they make barebells.
GASP and Better Bodies CEO Michael Johansson links up with Dennis Wolf at the Wolf's Den in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mastering your own mind takes self awareness and a quiet controlled power that can only be harnessed through intense, consistent effort.
There will never be an ideal start time. There is no perfect scenario where everything lines up for anyone to take charge.
Branch and Johnnie's training explained... How many times have you seen Johnnie and Branch explain their training DURING their sessions? NEVER
Keone Pearson is human. He is not impervious to physical and mental obstacles. Keone is also a champion.
The Real Bodybuilding Podcast crew had a helluva 4 day weekend here at destination. Here is an excerpt from the podcast and all the unfiltered moments.
You all got a lot out of Derek's last back training video. Here, he goes into depth about his Chest Workout and how he progresses through the workout.
The Hoss, The Shed, Guy, Ben, The Butcher and the Prodigy ALL come together at destination Dallas for an epic and tandem training session.
Fix your mentality before you set out to do something different and eventually something great.
What started Hunter's "WIN THE DAY" motto?
It's Olympia time!! The stage is set and the guys are ready to show their very best.
In this series we follow 5 Olympia qualified professionals all the way up to what will be the most competitive Classic physique Olympia to date.
Iain is preparing for the Olympia now and Martin is taking another full year to improve and dominate next year.
Chasing your passion with all that you have, you can't really fail.
When people with common core values and missions link up on the same trajectory the effects and outcome are amplified.
This was 16 years of hard work...
People want to say the only right way to train is XYZ. I say there are no absolutes and many techniques should be used for bodybuilding training.
Fresh off a win at the 2021 Chicago Pro, Darwin Uribe is excited and motivated to take the Olympia stage this year.
Johnnie gives some great advice to help you understand and improve on the deadlift.
Check out the recap from our GASP & Better Bodies Meet-Up at Destination August 12, 2021.
It's amazing to see how one man can have this vision where most people couldn't believe it.
You're only as strong as your weakest link, Johnnie gives a crash course in understanding this as it pertains to the bench press.
Martin Fitzwater is making his pro debut at the Texas Pro and here in 2021.
Martin Fitzwater wears his passion for bodybuilding on his sleeve.
Darwin Uribe won in Atlanta at the Chicago pro but recalls the countless mental and physical struggles up to the point of WINNING.
Keone is back in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia and ready to head back to Dallas with another win under his belt.
"It has been 9 weeks of no refeeds, no carb up and no cheat meals. That doesn't matter because I will always do what it takes."
Think bigger. Get uncomfortable.
Darwin Uribe moved from Colombia to Dallas to really dig into his ambitions as a new IFBB Pro.
"If you want to be successful, surround yourself with successful people."
Hunter Labrada and Bryan Troianello make the trip to Orlando, Florida for Liv Roth's pro debut.
This is a hectic look inside what it takes to have a huge, multi sport event in its 14 year history known as the Branch Warren Classic.
We meet Joe Mackey a little over two weeks until Joe Mackey takes the stage at the 2021 Chicago IFBB Pro.
Now we are back in Houston, Texas and Orlando, Florida in this video as Liv prepares to step on the professional stage for the first time.
We sat down with Tony to get an in depth interview to see how he feels physically and mentally 48 hours out from Dallas Europa.
Check out this peak into the Armbrust pro gym atmosphere with Brett and Martin.
Jon Irizarry and Josh Bryant linked up for a 12 week bench press program to initially break the 500lb mark, now they're past that.
Keone Pearson and Ben Chow got nasty at Gym One, located in Austin, Texas, with a very powerful chest workout.
Jay Marcus found our community and very quickly there after our community found him.
Y'all asked for it! Johnnie Jackson and Keone Pearson link up finally and train chest
These are "bite sized" recaps of some of the best takeaways from the last month.
Ben Chow & Ed Brown team up for a gnarly back workout at Big Tex Gym in Austin Texas.
That particular killer instinct is a daily urge that isn't dependent on energy or motivation levels.
Sometimes getting out of the norm is good, check out this killer leg day with Keone and Martin at Big Tex Gym.
We checked in with Jon Irizarry, now that he is 8 weeks out from competing at the 2021 NPC USA Bodybuilding Championships.
Keone Pearson moved to Texas. He is taking 2021 and "doing the most." Here he links up with Jason Hebert for a back workout.
Letting your emotions rule your actions can and WILL lead to anything other than your desired outcome.
Check out how being decisive and hauling ass to a state he's never been to and setting up a new gym home changed his life thus far.
Eric Broser meets Austin Karr for a catch up.
Competition always gets Johnnie fired up and there is something great in the works for this year.
We catch up with 212 Mr. Olympia Shaun Clarida, Samir Troudi and Derek Lunsford to get a brief raw take on what's going on.
"I like to be abnormal. I don't want to do thing show other do them. I want to do it my way."
Dedicated as hell and quite the social butterfly, we wanted to sit down with Nav to hear his story
Johnnie Jackson spews some learning lessons from earlier on in his pro bodybuilding career.
Courage doesn't get distracted with things that might take energy that don't really contribute to what makes him happy.
Jon is feeling strong, confident and dangerous, a place he knows his competitors don't want him to be.
Calle Bolund is a GASP and Better Bodies athlete residing in Stockholm, Sweden. He is passionate about bodybuilding and his journey.
Martin Fitzwater touched down in Dallas and hauled ass to Destination to fit in his chest session.
Luke Miller and Olivia Gravengaard link here in the 5th in-depth instructional installment to their offseason to pre contest series.
Hunter visits Destination for a weekend of product feedback meetings, training and more.
Branch Warren, Johnnie Jackson, Kyle Cavnar and former navy seal Ryan Parrott link up for a crazy back training session.
Brett Wilkin and Keone Pearson chime in to discuss their week at Destination Dallas, shooting with Per Bernal, and future plans.
What stands the test of time? That which separates itself from he rest.
The month of March was a busy and eventful month at the GASP & Better Bodies HQ.
We visit GASP Athlete Oliver Adzievskis newly opened gym Fitness Force in Trelleborg Sweden.
Living is not mediocre, it's not doing the bare minimum, it's not keeping the training wheels on and never red lining it.
Listen to the Tyngre Old School Podcast with GASP Athlete Shaun Clarida as guest.
As a figure competitor the lateral delt is extremely important to enhance the X-frame illusion giving the appearance of a more tapered figure.
Eric Broser touch base with Bakersfield based competitor and trainer Eric Frapwell.
"You need to burn your boats. You need to have no plan B because that brings out the best in yourself."
CEO Michael Johansson truly subscribe to the Work Hard Play hard methodology of life.
For our community February was full of inspiration and left many filled with a new motivation.
Ben and Brett trains together and express how the camaraderie of athletes fuel the energy of their workout session and gives them that extra bit of pump.
Check out the faceelift on our door in Stockholm, and learn about a decade long relationship with the installer.
Sometimes a break and a re-boot is neededed to find new focus and determination.
No matter where you are or your circumstances, goals, or obstacles, the core values here are ALWAYS to get it done no matter what. No Excuses!
Contrary to what the internet will undoubtedly brew up, there will never be beef between true competitors and real professionals in this sport.
Here Hunter Labrada and Liv Roth link up with Derek Lunsford for a biceps and triceps session.
Johnnie Jackson is training solo in this shoulder session and spells out his routine.
Squat ass to grass... is not what you'll hear from Derek Lunsford here today.
Time is always ticking away and what you spend in your life, no matter if it is spent being productive or bullshitting, you wont ever get time back.
"I saw the world against me. Everything was against me. I never took the responsibility to do or change anything."
Olivia Gravengaard and Luke Miller are back with another in depth on leg training.
There will always be someone willing to give more than you IF you don't consistently give 100%.
Nothing is a more obvious tell tale sign of being physically flaccid than having an underdeveloped back.
Time flies. It waits for no one! Get up and get after what you want TODAY! No free rides. Nothing given. Everything earned.
Branch Warren takes us through and intense shoulder work out and drops knowledge on how you should know your worth and not settle for less.
We are in the mile high mecca with Brett Wilkin, Ivana Wilkin and Martin Ftizwater at the world famous Armbrust Pro Gym.
Procrastinating the start of anything you want will ALWAYS be a waist of time.
We are thrilled to announce 3 upcoming NPC Worldwide competitions in Sweden!
Here Luke and Olivia dissect back training and what Olivia specifically needs to focus on for her pro debut.
Keone Pearson and Olivia Gravengaard both have huge aspirations in this sport and they both have a distinct way of training.
Check out this in depth Q&A with Shaun Clarida during his recent visit to Destination.
To Shaun it was the undeniable truth... he would be champion...
Check out this epic chest wourkout with Samir Troudi at Destination.
Help us wishing Johnnie Jackson a very Happy Birthday!
Old school, as we define it, is probably something akin to grit and grind and loving every minute of it.
Branch Warren & Johnnie Jackson sit down and explain the impact social media has made on the body building world.
This video summarizes Shaun Claridas recent trip to Destination.
Our friends from Big Tex Gym traveled up to Destination with a bus load of hungry members for another exciting morning of Breakfast & Barbells.
There's no quit here! How bad do you REALLY want it?!
Shaun Clarida is in Texas at the GASP and Better Bodies HQ to kick off a celebratory week with the team.
Shaun Clarida, by "normal" standards should never have won the 212 Olympia title. But he did...
Eric Broser meets Mark Durando for a catch up.
Samir Troudi traveled across the world to visit the GASP & Better Bodies HQ at Destination.
Jake found the GASP community groups and the NO EXCUSES mentality that we are all about and dove head first in.
No matter how many obstacle, set backs or times you get knocked down, you keep coming back until the goal is met. That is relentless.
Kris Gethin comes to Dallas for a few days and links up with Hunter Labrada on his hamstring focused leg day.
The Iron World Tour and 2020 Mr. Olympia in Orlando has come to an end but the journey continues.
It has been non stop action this week in Orlando. The week has culminated into an epic and historic Olympia weekend in many ways.
Shaun has made a lifestyle of being hungry and asking himself "why not".
The GASP and Better Bodies team hits up the Olympia expo before linking up again at the world famous Kissimmee Muscle Gym.
Guy has met some obstacles the past few years, but now he's just a day from being back on the Olympia stage.
Work hard play hard is in full swing here in Orlando. See what the team is up to!
We blast off from our home base in Dallas and hit the ground running in Orlando for day 1 of our Iron World Tour.
Johnnie is leaving the competitive stage after an extensive professional career with 14 Mr. Olympia appearances and 7 professional victories.
Eric Broser catching up with Rashaad Brooks
Branch Warren has had naysayers his "entire adult life" telling him he's crazy for his pursuits and going against the grain.
Join in for this trip to Cowboys Stadium and a less lesson in vision, having a plan of action, and then executing.
We're getting ready to steer towards Orlando and Olympia 2020 with our Iron World Tour. Join the fun!
Check out Yue Yang as he proves his strenght.
Martin, Keone and Olivia are the future of the sport being 25 years old and younger. Check out their shoulder workout.
Why do you do what you do? Is the motivation and drive internal or from an external source?
Leg day has always been and will always be the filter of those that say they want it and those that ACTUALLY want it.
Here Hunter Labrada, Bryan Troianello and Liv Roth link up for what they opt to do instead of taking a rest day - ARM DAY.
Join in as Joe Mackey explores Dubai on the last day of his trip there.
Ed Brown, fresh off a pro card win at the NPC Universe visits Destination Dallas.
Michael Johansson catch up with 212 Pro Derek Lunsford.
Hunter Labrada is joined by Ben Chow and Liv Rothenberg for this hamstring focused leg day.
"A man's character is not defined by the good times, but by how he responds to failures."
Check out the recap from our Iron World Tour Orlando Pre-Party
Meet Guy Cisternino in this episode of Destination Live.
Ed Brown is a prime example of years of experience and plugging away hard core.
Bernardo Costa is getting ready for his Pro Debut at Battle Of Texas.
Joe Mackey link up with Larry Wheels for a solid week of next level training in Dubai.
Check out this episode of Destination Live where CEO Michael Johansson sits down with Hector Mendoza.
Because everyone is unique, each person experiences a different response to an exercise program.
Eric Broser catching up with IFBB Pro George Thibault
Courage Opara and Bernardo Costa are preparing for the Battle of Texas this December.
"Are you gonna be a flash in the pan or are you gonna be around for a while? This stuff takes time!"
Shaun used 2020 to his advantage as anyone not willing to compromise will do, and made training continue during the shutdowns.
Bryan Troianello and Jonathan Irizarry all linked up to take Guy to school on the HIT way of training arms.
Liv Roth isn't afraid of altering her surroundings and what she puts on her back to make it more to her liking.
Our CEO Michael Johansson elevates the description of a leader to the max and in full GASP style.
When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe you will quickly find out that it takes grit and being relentless.
Check out the workout set for set and let us know if we need to link up with this crew (Colorado X Texas) again before the Mr. Olympia.
What does it take to turn pro? Loving the process will be a huge advantage to facilitate and expedite becoming a true professional.
Eric Broser catching up with Moe Burgess.
The Mr. Olympia prep has started and we are kicking off for real with "Meathead Summercamp" as Hunter Labrada describes it.
Hunter Labrada is 15 weeks out from the 2020 Mr. Olympia and crushing leg day to beat what he brought to Tampa to win his pro debut.
Join us for the 4th episode and 3rd workout in the Big Bench Program with Josh Bryant and Jonathan Irizarry.
Johnnie Jackson is preparing to compete in the Chicago Pro and Branch Warren is about to host his 13th annual Branch Warren Classic.
"If you're not going to train to win you might as well not even show up."
Spend a full day with Samir Troudi and see how a typical day looks like for him.
Eric Broser catching up with Mark "Superman" Durando
Shaun Clarida answers to the "you should give up" comments after turning pro.