Hunter Labrada Gives Update on Physique and Competition Goals

Hunter Labrada has set some important goals for 2023.

Top bodybuilder Hunter Labrada recently gave an update on his physique and his competition goals for this year. After having a less than ideal performance at the 2022 Olympia, Labrada hopes to redeem himself in a number of competitions later this year.

While it may be more difficult to stay at the top of the mountain, once you’ve ascended the summit, climbing through the ranks has its own share of difficulties. As an athlete rising through the ranks, it takes a lot of trial and error before a competitor get things right. That means dealing with a whole lot of failure along the way. If a competitive athlete doesn’t have a healthy ego, then they could easily find themselves derailed upon the first hiccup in their career. It’s important for professional athlete to maintain focus even through the hardships and setbacks. It’s the only way they’ll be able to fulfill their full potential.

After coming in fourth place at the 2021 Olympia, Hunter Labrada would find himself dropping a few places at the 2022 show taking seventh. There’s no doubt that putting on an incredible amount of mass may have helped Labrada from a musculature standpoint. However, putting on so much mass may have been the culprit behind one of his clearing weaknesses at the 2022 show. It was clear to everyone watching that Labrada‘s waistline was not at its tightest.

Hunter Labrada, showcased an incredible and somewhat classic frame during his 2021 Olympia performance. He had great symmetry and a tighter waist which also lent itself to a great V taper. His mission for more mass however also bulked up his waistline. As a result, Labrada’s tighter form took a bit of a hit, which dropped him a few places in 2022.

Road to Redemption

Now hoping to redeem himself in 2023, Hunter Labrada has recently vowed to fix things. The first improvement on his list is his waist.

No one was more disappointed with my waistline at this years Olympia than I was.

Every day since then, I’ve done my fasted cardio followed by vacuums. This is separate from the abdominal work I do after training.

When I first started, I could barely pull my belly button past my sternum. This was this morning at 280lbs fasted.

Looking forward to to continuing to do the work needed to bring a physique that I am proud of next time I step on stage👊🏻

Hunter Labrada also provided an update on his goals for 2023. According to a Instagram story, it appears he’s looking to compete in both the Tampa and the Texas pro shows this year.

After providing the competition update, Hunter Labrada also posted a physique update.

What do you think of Hunter Labrada and his current physique?

For more news and updates, follow Generation Iron on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


News and Editorial Writer at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.

Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.