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How to Eat Like a Bodybuilder | Lee Haney | Dieting Tips from 8x Undefeated Mr. Olympia

you can’t train like a horse and eat
like a bird so that made sense it has kept body fat under control you’re able
to watch it see the quality of muscle growth which was slower but at the same
time you didn’t have to eat green beans and tuna fish in order to get cut for a
show mr haney many people are here to
have a look at you can you tell us something about your training in bodybuilding well first of all my training it consists of training at least six to
seven days a week sometimes I trained twice a day and I spend roughly three
and a half up to four hours in the gym that’s twice a day to two hours in the
morning and maybe two hours and afternoon what about your food my food
is basically this well rounded meals that consists of quality protein will
come from things like chicken eggs fish lentils was used some but for the most
part it was those particular type of proteins that was used I did use a lot
of powdered protein drinks not a lot of them I would some in the off season but
it was mostly food then it was carbohydrates of sweet potatoes was at
the top you know beta carotene also high fiber low glycemic index is the perfect
energy food and then anabolic properties of sweet potatoes and any type of roots
was very very good in highly recommended then as far as greens and veggies
and that sort of thing I strongly believed in the use of spinach so I use
a lot of spinach in my diet which is the perfect multi mineral complex so I used
that and it also helped to cleanse the body you know all of that is important
in water was this paramount and making sure we kept the system nice and clean
and giving the body what it needed other things like pineapple the perfect
anti-inflammatory for the joints I would do pineapples twice a day fresh
pineapple I would also use things such as walnuts almonds in the diet which is
very good I would take in as many as 15 you
know 12-15 whole eggs a day you know training for competition in off
seasons to develop size and off season as I got closer to a show I would do a
mixture of maybe three egg whites and two whole eggs per meal I never believed
in just taking egg yellows away because the fact of the matter is the egg yellow
contains something called lecithin and choline which have their own fat burning
properties let’s see what haney looks like well he
certainly looks big he looks hard he looks like he’s ready this may very well
be his fifth win Lee’s symmetry looks in fact I think better
than ever right now just standing there Lee looks like the winner 243 and
a quarter pounds but I’ve tried to stay true to is making sure that quality
nutrition were the part of my daily existence had relates to training for
competition on season and offseason I never liked my nutrition to be such that
I would end up being 30 20 pounds over my last competition weight so I wanted
to make sure that whether I gained 5 10 15 or 20 pounds I was still able to see
my abs you see it that’s the that’s the tale story of everything Abs if you got
abs that mean your body fat is is within control if you don’t then guess
what we need to make some changes bodybuilding is judged mainly on the
basis of comparison and experience judges usually need only one or two
looks at the top contenders to make up their minds but this isn’t what happened
in Chicago the top five or six were called out over and over in different
combinations they have this new school old school kind of a thing that they’re
talking about and I think because of the criteria of what’s accepted and
bodybuilding now sort of threw everything out of whack you know and
might you know when I entered my competitions you’re talking a 32 inch
waist you know with a vacuum well that was no longer the norm once during Yeats
came in after me it okay the vacuum went away the small waist went away it just
became about mass so the mindset of the bodybuilders as of lately has been let’s
just get big and now let’s try to Train down and get some definition and when
doing so you have to go through all type of extremes to get rid of body fat in
which you should have never put on in the first place whereby we watched every every ounce of quality as we develop our
physique so we were never in a quick-fix situation quick fixes causes a lot of
other things you know that really didn’t have to happen you know crazy things
they help get rid of fat which you should never put on this think about how that stuff wearing your adrenal system then you’re doing 8 million miles of aerobics
that wears on your system also and you’re doing it to your joints because the body is only
good for so many bumps in the road you can destroy a pair of shock absorbers by
hitting bump bump bump where your knees your back your shoulders it works the
same way so give the body what it needs and as you know and a lot of my sayings
has been trained to stimulate not annihilate you have to annihilate when you
do crazy stuff like get forty or fifty sixty pounds over competition weight then
you have to try to bring the weight down in order to see how abs or to get in contest condition

100 Replies to “How to Eat Like a Bodybuilder | Lee Haney | Dieting Tips from 8x Undefeated Mr. Olympia”

  • From the clowns. He retired because Yates was coming.
    Yeah right!!!! He could have easily put on more size if he wanted to.

  • God damn it. They never say what they mean by, "still see your abs". Is he talking about seeing them when relaxed or when flexed? Because that's a big difference.

  • I’m not Into bodybuilding, but it’s interesting that he’s the only bodybuilder I’ve seen who actually emphasizes the health and nutritional qualities of the foods as opposed to whether they make you bloat or how low in calories they are.

  • If you can’t see your abs, we got it make some changes 😭😭😭 I got it make some changes…

  • Food people. Food! Don't get caught in that powder and pill stuff. I's all business. Coming from an old schooler, trust me. It's all in the food. And oh, don't forget a solid intelligent stack of PED's.

  • Lee had to give way for white power. He knew Dorian was the next chapter of this story. With even lower body fat percentage and larger muscles Dorian became the king.

  • Today’s body builders resemble a T. rex
    Next time you look at one picture the T. rex off Jurassic park, quads and short stubby arms 👍

  • Lee Haney ate like this and was smart and looks like he does now. Dave Palumbo ate McDonald’s every day, look at him now…

  • What awesome advice. I love these guys who have been at the pinnacle of the sport and have a wealth of knowledge and you know they’re asked the same questions over and over again yet they’re still willing to share their knowledge to help the next generation.

  • I'll bet you your bollocks this fool won't be celebrating his 60th birthday.
    His body must be wrecked after all the substances he injected.

  • My advice – if that matters – is don't listen to and try to follow recent or current open champions about their training regiment or diet. Not because they are wrong or don't know nothing but because – as an amateur – it is not for you by any means. There's so little connection left between amateur bodybuilding or fitness and open-class IFBB pros.
    Listen to the olds. Listen to Haney, listen to the 70s, 80s guys. Yes, without talent, strict training/diet and PEDs you'll never be able to develop a physique like Lee's or even anything like Arnold's. But their methods and approach were much similar to what you may call natural. They did put in most of the work while today Roelly Winklaar (who I really admire!) looked like a water buffalo 2 weeks out of the Arnold Classic but with the help of diuretics he still was in a decent shape in March. This would have never happened to Haney.
    So if you'd like to follow the training schedule, exercises or diet of a pro BB athlete, and you are an amatuer, I strongly suggest following some of the 70s, 80s greats. And who wouldn't want to look like at least half as good as Haney, Labrada, Bannout, Makkawy or Zane?!

  • Watched another video interview of him talking more about training in which he obliterated his calves training them 5-6 times a week !
    That's a far cry from " train to stimulate not annihilate " 😕
    Then again when you're juiced to the gills…

  • That was 1991 Olympia and not 1992!Lee won that Olympia – 1992 he wasn’t there and Dorian won….facts people,facts…

  • I had the true honor of meeting Mr. Haney many years ago at the opening of Weider Gym in Montreal. A humble soul and legendary competitor.

  • They should bring back the old criterea for bodybuilders for it really promotes the healthy kind of life. Even with some few roids they can still manage to not fully destroy their body.

  • He said he ate real food for protein and that he didn’t use much protein powder but he was on all Joe Weider’s muscle magazines advertising protein powder every month lol

  • Last true V-tapered Mr. O. Also much respect for talking without unnecessary foul language. That's the way a real man and mentor talks.

  • 15 eggs a day is horrible for your cholesterol. No way around that. I used to keep track of Haney, Labrada, those guys back in he day. The one thing I learned for myself as a power lifter is that following their ways of eating should never be tried by you or anyone else without first talking to your doctor. You must eat in ways that fit YOUR body and unique system-not theirs. Remember, their body isn't YOUR body. What goes into them may cause serious and even fatal health issues for you. I NEVER followed these guys advice on how to eat food for my body. Unlike them who force fead themselves to gain weight by eating when they're weren't hungry, I only ate when I was hungry, like human beings are supposed to and how they were designed. We are not designed to eat 10 times a day. Eating 10 times a day over works the kidneys, which is why most of these guys end up with kidney problems during and after competing. Remember, as smart as these guys sound about nutrition for their body, they are NOT DOCTORS. REMEMBER THAT.

  • Your body is not designed to be so massive. It's bad on all your organs and joints. All these guys in their 50s are severely injured or dead. More like Body Destroyers!

  • This video changed my life. I followed Lee's suggestions and I am healthier than I have ever been. I used to get sick so easily, and now I haven't been sick in over a year.

  • Great Video from a Legend.. If you disliked this video then body building isnt for you.. Apparently the truth hurts so you should probably go find something else to do with ur free time.. Leave the Iron to us REAL MEN.

  • This man is and will always be greater than Arnold Schwarzenegger. No one ever talks about this great or even given him a movie deal. Look at how well he is as far as his health and his mental state. I like Arnold Schwarzenegger still he won 7 times, Commando is my favorite movie of his. Lee Haney is the G.O.A.T. of bodybuilding! There are other great.

  • Hear that?

    Whole foods. None of this supplement bullshit.

    None of this "bulk and cut" bullshit.

    You eat right and train right you can stay fit and get big.

  • I love Lee's voice. This video makes me want to have some fresh pineapple twice a day. I love how this guy really gets into the science of nutrition, bodybuilding, and fitness. He cares about health too and proper form to avoid injury.

  • I guess Bodybuilding will be more exciting to watch when the players don't really show anything until the event. They just have spokesperson telling the media how big is he getting and all that. To really see what they have been working hard for that period. For my preference, it just adds more excitement to the sport. Just like what "The Shadow" did when he was still competing. He says in an interview "Its like art. You never want anyone to see it 'til its finished". Then he explains how he cover his body up with jacketa and other clothing to hide the form. I guess the suspense of seeing someone evolve after sometime is just fun to watch, aside from the posing and stuff. 😊

  • I lost interest in body building after his reign . The mass monsters took over . Not that he was particularly overly massive , big but not ridiculous . Small guys like Shawn Ray or even Smaller like Lee Labrada just got hosed . I did not want to destroy my body while building it . Now ? 300 lbs off season body builders with no symmetry are winning . Palomboism , insulin , HGH , and of course Steroids ( I know that goes back to Olivas time ) … who wants to be Rich Piana now ?

  • I can still eat pineapples and salmon and chug a Shake alongside the mea :v Just have to make sure I dont throw up xD hahaha!

  • I grew up in the era of Lee Haney. To me he had the best body of all the Mr. Os.

    And compare how he looks compared to Ronnie.

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