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Dorian Yates Update


#1

Still cycling I see…

S. :slight_smile:


#2

Yeah, and people will likely post something like, “See, he was all drugs,” or, “Did you see Dorian lately? He looks ill! He shriveled down to 170 pounds” (when he still weighs 200-something), never realizing perhaps a man in his fifties has moved on and enjoying other stuff. :slight_smile:


#3

His torn bicep isn’t as disturbing now that the rest of him is closer to normal (?) dimensions.

S


#4

i advise you to listen to his 2 hour interview with london academy. i am sharing its link below.
he goes into detail about his early ages, his competitive career and his new life after bodybuilding.
he says he lifts weights maybe once or twice a week now and he cant eat meat anymore.
i always liked dorian yates but after knowing him deeply in this interview, he became my favorite pro bodybuilder after arnold. his dedication and discipline is unbelievable.


#5

I read on another forum that his real cycle is way bigger than that. Har har.


#6

His bicep you can’t see is the torn one. Also he did a vid back a couple of years, he is still 250.


#7

He is probably on trt levels and just trying to keep in shape, the guy still won olympia how many times.
If he wanted to he could pull a levrone and be cut at 250, within a year.
Took size to next level.


#8

yes he is on trt. he says he cut the drugs immediately after his career is over and he regrets it.


#9

How else you going to win fucking olympia, he regrets, he had superior genetics, training, diet, he made money off olympia wins and sponsorship.
He just said because of all the morons who are on the couch, saying if i was on the juice they would be a power hitter for the Yankees.
Or a starting linebacker in NFL, fuck that even Arnold Schwarzenegger said he did it and would do it again, he made a few bucks off physique.


#10

no you misunderstood. he doesnt regret using steroids. he regrets cutting them IMMEDIATELY after his career is over. he says he should have reduced the doses slowly.


#11

My bad , i would taper down myself . It would be huge psychological drain to go from Mr olympia to , just jscked in 6 months.


#12

im sure it was difficult. he says he lived like a monk during his career and a switch to a relatively normal life must be really depressing.


#13

The drop in your T levels and spike in E levels was probably the worst of the depression. He blames it for the end of his marriage,


#14

i wonder how relatively light juicers like arnold, franco, dave draper, bill pearl, reg park did after their bb career is over. nowadays bodybuilders die at 40s but these guys lived ( most still do ) long and they look healthy.


#15

I can’t even imagine how much that could mess with the head. After surgeries on both my shoulders, I’m not carrying The size I once was, and that messed me up a bit. Imagine going from top IFBB pro on the Olympia stage to just average looking guy… :confused:

S


#16

Great interview with Dave Draper done by Chris Colucci. It has some more recent pics of Dave, around 2005.


#17

Yeah I was definitely noticing that in your pics

:slight_smile:


#18

Brutal pecs in your avatar.


#19

Saw pics on Yates’s IG earlier of him using an inversion table for his spine. Curious…

S


#20

I remember the first time I saw an interview with Dorian. He seemed pretty decent and far more intelligent that I was expecting.

Then at the end of the interview he went all conspiracy, mind control crazy and I thought this guy has lost his marbles LOL.