He is the son of IFBB Mr. Universe Lee Labrada. A celebrity in his own right, Hunder Labrada is a bodybuilder on the rise.
Answering the question he always gets asked, “What should I be eating post-workout?”, Labrada always says to consume proper macronutrients and supplements to replenish the energy you used.
To replenish the energy used up during a training session, you would have to replace your glycogen. Not doing so makes the body use up its stores in muscle tissue and liver. To replenish your glycogen, eat fast-digesting, high-glycemic carbs immediately after your workout.
Recommended carbs are Karbolyn, used in Labrada’s ReCharge, or dextrose. Fructose or fruit sugar after workout has low glycemic index. However, Labrada doesn’t recommend the mentioned carbohydrates any other time because they digest quickly. This means an insulin spike which you don’t really need because you’re not working out.
Insulin is important because it regulates blood sugar by bringing nutrients like glucose to muscles. While insulin spike gets needed post-workout to jump-start growth and recovery, if you don’t need a spike in insulin, don’t take high glycemic foods. This will lead to fat storage.
Labrada proposes consuming about 50 percent of your daily carbs in your pre-workout meal and your post-workout shake. Specifically, 300 grams of carbohydrates in a day means you need to consume 150 of that before and after training.