Thursday, June 19, 2008

Pumping Up On Muscle Beach…

My girlfriend Patricia and I arrived in Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon. We had a good trip, but it’s one heck of a long flight from Newfoundland to LA… the actual time spent on the plane was over 10 hours!

We got up early this morning and spent the whole day on Venice Beach… It was awesome, I loved every minute of it, except for the sunburn :-(

I’ve never seen so many hippies, weirdos, wackos, and sun worshipers in my life LOL… it is the ultimate beach bum lifestyle. If you’ve never been to Venice Beach, you’ll have to plan a trip someday and add it to your places to visit list.

We walked the whole length of the strip, sunned our buns on the beach, and the best part… we had a workout in Muscle Beach weight pit… it was awesome, after all this place is the Mecca of bodybuilding, there is a lot of history on Muscle Beach, practically everyone who is (or was) anyone in the sport of bodybuilding has worked out there at some point.

Here are some pics from Venice Beach that we took today…
You can click on the images to view a larger version of the pic.


  1. Lee,
    I noticed your position for tricep push down in the pic. From what I have been told, you seem to be too much away from the machine ...please comment

  2. Hello Lee,

    The pictures are great!! I guess I would be like you being there!!

    I hope some day I be there... I am from Ecuador and yes, I have the Pumping Iron DVD... Venice Beach... the Mecca of the bodybuilding!!

    Best Regards,

    Borys Vulgarin F.

  3. ammazing body lee, what would i give to have a body like that

  4. hi Lee.
    great experience for tou buuddy, tou are the lucky one beeing there were the best of the biggest trained.
    you look heavier in pictures. I mean bigger.

    your friend

  5. raghav, that's where I feel the strongest and most comfortable when doing push downs. There are no hard set rules, some people may like to get closer to the machine, some may like to be a little further away. Just experiment and see what feels the best for you.

  6. francisco, yeah I'm a well fed 220 lbs. in the pics.

    The all you can eat buffets, sushi bars, and all the tasty food was just too good to pass up LOL