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Dorian Andrew Mientjez Yates (born April 19, 1962 in Sutton Coldfield, England), is an English professional bodybuilder, winning the Mr. Olympia title six consecutive times beginning in 1992.
His reign ended with his retirement, prompted in large part by an accumulating list of chronic and career-threatening acute injuries; Yates had suffered both a torn biceps and triceps, the latter just three weeks prior to his final contest, his successful defense of the Mr. Olympia title in 1997. His professional record on retirement consisted of 15 wins and two second-place finishes.
Yates is considered to have revolutionized training in the sport of bodybuilding. He is a noted proponent of Mike Mentzer's espoused style of training, known as HIT or "High Intensity Training". Though as his interviews and published workouts show, in practice Yates himself sometimes modified his application of Mentzer's theories considerably. HIT advocates several different exercises and very few sets for a bodypart allowing it to be hit from all angles for optimum development. He believed that muscle stimulation could be caused in a shorter period of time with the proper intensity rather than working out for extended periods of time.
In 1994 Dorian incorporated with Mike Mentzer and Ray Mentzer the California corporation, "Heavy Duty Inc.
Post competition career
Yates purchased a gym in 1987 called Temple Gym in Birmingham, England. In 2006 he franchised Temple Gym hoping to make it a worldwide chain, currently there are four branches, three of these in the UK.
In 1998, he joined Kerry Kayes to work for the newly named bodybuilding supplement company "Chemical Nutrition" (originally "Chemical Warfare", now "CNP Professional"), with their Dorian Yates Approved range for launch in the United States.
Yates left CNP Professional in 2006 to pursue his own interests and began a new supplement company "Dorian Yates Ultimate Formulas". As of 2008, the Dorian Yates website was re-designed, aiming to offer a variety of services, including virtual training sessions, along with access to premium content.
Books and videos
In 1993 Yates published an autobiography titled Blood and Guts (ISBN 978-0963616302). In 1996 Yates released a workout video of the same title, featuring his typical week's weight training.
In 1998 he co-authored A Warrior's Story (ISBN 978-0953476404) in which he writes how he became the top professional bodybuilder.
* 1985 World Games, 7th (amateur)
* 1990 Night of Champions, 2nd
* 1991 Night of Champions, 1st
* 1991 Mr. Olympia, 2nd
* 1991 English Grand Prix, 1st
* 1992 Mr. Olympia, 1st
* 1992 English Grand Prix, 1st
* 1993 Mr. Olympia, 1st
* 1994 Mr. Olympia, 1st
* 1994 Spanish Grand Prix, 1st
* 1994 German Grand Prix, 1st
* 1994 English Grand Prix, 1st
* 1995 Mr. Olympia, 1st
* 1996 Mr. Olympia, 1st
* 1996 Spanish Grand Prix, 1st
* 1996 German Grand Prix, 1st
* 1996 English Grand Prix, 1st
* 1997 Mr. Olympia, 1st
* 1994 olympia stats
* Height: 5' 10" (1.78m)
* Competitive weight: 270lbs
* Off-season weight: 300lbs
* chest 59"
* arms 21.5"
* waist 34"
* thigh 31"
* calf 21"
Dorian Yates Online - Club DY - Welcome
@ 1:55 of first video..holy trapezius muscle Batman!!
His mentality is a constant source of inspiration.
I really enjoyed this interview. He is a true asset to the iron game.
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