Garrett became so obsessed with his training that Gonzo would occasionally have to tell him to pump the brakes. Martin's football team lifted three times a week during their season—Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Since they also played games on Friday nights, the Friday lift was supposed to be more of a warm-up than anything. Coaches just wanted the players to get a little sweat going and spark their system so they'd be ready for battle come kickoff. But Garrett didn't always understand that concept. During one Friday pre-game lift, Gonzalez turned around to see him banging out Squats with 315 pounds on the bar. When Garrett reflects on his high school days now, it's clear that his own potential was the driving force behind his insatiable work ethic.
He won his pro card in 1985 and promptly made a statement by winning his first contest, the 1986 Night Of Champions. He would go on to win six more pro contests before hanging up his posing trunks in 1995, but it may be his competitive losses that better define the greatness of the Texan. In 1989 and 1990, Labrada took second at the Olympia to the other legendary Lee of his era, Haney. In both years, it was a case of a good big man versus a good little man. Although the old axiom did hold true in the end, Labrada was actually a few points ahead of Totalee Awesome Haney after a few rounds of prejudging in 1990. A case could be made for Labrada deserving the title of “Uncrowned Mr. Olympia.” Regardless, Labrada’s proportions were unquestionably Olympiaworthy.
During the first session of the second stage of initiation, they learn that it will involve simulations that teach them to control their, as stated when they first arrived, emotions in the midst of a frightening situation. The simulation will only end once they calm down, hence lowering their heart rate and slowing their breathing. The fears in their simulations may take the form of their real and physical fears, or symbolic manifestations of their emotional fears, which is the case for Tris' first situation: being devoured by crows which, as later revealed, refers to her fear of being powerless.