Hunter Labrada feels good in the gym and this means he will continue training with big weight.
Hunter Labrada is working his way back up to moving huge weight in the gym and this will continue as long as he feels good. After a recent leg day, it seems as though Labrada feels just fine after completing 17 reps of 495-pound barbell squats.
Labrada took to Instagram to show off a set during a training session. He took on the squats using a lifting belt, knee wraps, and lifting shoes while resistance bands were wrapped around the barbell rack and looped around the bar.
“MENTIONED THIS THE LAST TIME I POSTED A LEG DAY, BUT 3 LEG SESSIONS AGO I STRAINED MY QUAD ON THE 11TH REP WITH 585 ON THIS SETUP. THE NEXT SESSION I DID VERY LIGHT LOADING THAT DIDN’T HURT IT AT ALL. THE SESSION BEFORE TODAYS I GOT BACK UNDER THE BAR AND DID A VERY CAUTIOUS/GUNSHY 10 REPS WITH 495.
TODAY I WAS STILL A LITTLE GUNSHY, NOT GOING TO LIE, BUT THERE WASN’T ANY PAIN LIKE LAST SESSION, JUST A LITTLE AWARENESS IN THE PREVIOUSLY INJURED AREA. FROM HERE I WILL START TO PROGRESS THE LOAD AGAIN AS LONG AS EVERYTHING FEELS GOOD TO GO NEXT SESSION!”
Hunter Labrada has built incredible size and is one of the mass monsters in Men’s Open. It is because of workouts like this one. Labrada mentioned that he is working his way back up in weight after straining his quad during a 585-pound squat session. This is why he has been taking it easy for a few days but seems to have full strength back.
Labrada finished fourth during the 2021 Olympia. He entered the competition earning qualification from his victory during the Chicago Pro. Now, he is fully focused on the Olympia in December. This is where he will try to build off a finish where he was defeated by just three competitors — Big Ramy, Brandon Curry, and Hadi Choopan.
While Labrada has not competed officially, he has appeared on stage as a guest poser showing off some gains acquired this offseason. Labrada has focused on his legs along with adding thickness and width to his back.
Hunter Labrada continues to be one of the best in Men’s Open this year and that will be on full display during the Olympia. With the package that Labrada is building, it could be a special show once again.