Dorian Yates' bodybuilding: from method to legend

Dubbed in the world of Bodybuilding, for its surprising and unexpected appearances during tournaments, Dorian Yates has become, over his years of training, a mythical figure of British bodybuilding.

Dorian Yates achieved consecration, winning the title of Mr. Olympia between 6 and 1992 for 1997 consecutive years. Its success is due in particular to specific training: HIT, that is to say High Intensity Training. Many bodybuilding enthusiasts also envy the size of his back and calves.

High intensity simplified training:

Dorian Andrew Mientjez Yates was born on April 19, 1962, in the West Midlands of England, in Sutton Coldfield.

In order to build a muscle as titanic as hers, Dorian Yates opted for relatively short and intense training sessions where he performed only one and only series of exercises. His practice was in total opposition to the usual training using several sets of exercises and which proved to be quite long.

His video appeared in 1996, « Blood and Guts " reveals all the intensity of his training where we find out Dorian lifting huge loads, going so far as to call on his training partner for forced rehearsals. Muscle stimulation was then at its peak. Dorian, in a very short period of time, was exhausting the muscle. He therefore needed more recovery time.

result: an extraordinarily developed back, gaining weight spectacular and quality. With such training, Dorian Yates managed to reach 145 kilos outside tournaments and 132 kilos during competitions with biceps of 55 cm in diameter.

However, Dorian Yates stresses today that this type of training is strongly discouraged for beginners. That for its part, it has reached such intensity in one exercise, gradually. So, he recommends that future bodybuilding enthusiasts go gradually in their training to avoid possible injuries.

From his training was born the Rowing Yates:

Dorian Yates stood out for his training and his physique more than impressive. From his journey and his image was born on Rowing Yates. This exercise has since been taken up by many bodybuilding enthusiasts.

The exercise consists in making the muscles of the back work to ensure its maximum muscular development by mainly involving the middle and lower trapezoids.

The exercise is practiced, standing, legs slightly bent. The bust leans forward, about 45 degrees. The hands are in overhand grip. In this position, it is a question of pulling the bar towards you, in order to bring it down towards the bottom of the belly, while keeping the arms relatively stretched since it is the movement of the shoulders back and forth which will have to execute the gesture. .

This movement of the Rowing Yates became quite popular in the gyms and was popularized on the forums as well as through many videos on YouTube.

Dorian Yates' achievements:

in 1985 he arrives 7e at the World Games, in the heavyweight category

in 1986, he participated in the British Championships, where he finished in the 1re place, in the heavyweight category

in 1988, he represented himself at the British Championships where he kept the 1re place in heavyweight category and wins 1re general place

in 1990, he came second at the Night of Champions

1991 , he represents himself at the Night of Champions and wins the 1put back

in 1991 he ranked 2d to the illustrious competition of Mr Olympia

In 2020 :, he also participated in the British Grand Prix, where he finished 1st

1992 , he retries Mr Olympia and wins the title

in 1992 he also won the British Grand Prix

in 1993 to 1997, he will maintain his title of Mr Olympia

meanwhile, he participated in many Grands Prix where he won each time the 1re place:

  • 1994 Spanish Grand Prix
  • 1994 German Grand Prix
  • 1994 British Grand Prix
  • 1996 Spanish Grand Prix
  • 1996 German Grand Prix
  • 1996 British Grand Prix

He will end his tournament career in 1997, following numerous injuries.

His involvement in bodybuilding, post-rear:

Although Dorian Yates ended his competitive career in 1997, he did not leave the world of bodybuilding.

Since retiring from tournaments, Dorian Yates has remained very active in the world of bodybuilding.

He then invested in several areas related to bodybuilding:

  • Video production: in 1996, Dorian Yates produced the video "Blood and Cuts" revealing his training. The video will be repeated in 2012, to deepen its HIT approach
  • Authors or co-authors of books retracing his career as a bodybuilder: "Blood and Cuts", biographical work, published in 1993 and "A Warrior's story" on his life as a bodybuilder, published in 1998
  • Temples Gym openings including the first in 1997 on Temple Street in Birmingham, then four others in 2006 including 3 in the United Kingdom
  • Creation of different companies sports supplements :
    • In 1998, he founded CNP Professional with Kerry Kayes in the United States, a company specializing in the sale of sports clothing and books on bodybuilding.
    • In 2006, he created the Dorian Yates Ultimate Formulas, specializing in the sale of proteins for mass gain.
    • In 2010, he developed EU Peptides, a sales company peptides and prohormones.
    • In 2011, he created his latest company, DY Nutrition, specializing in the establishment of pre-training formulas.
  • He also conducts numerous seminars around the world, exposing his nutritional advice and training recommendations.

Dorian Yates represents one of the figures who will have marked the world of bodybuilding with his training and his spectacular back. Today, we thank him for getting involved and working for a discipline as fascinating as bodybuilding. Dorian Yates represents a model for certain followers of bodybuilding. His advice given during his seminars is extremely helpful.


  1. It was the good old days ! It reminds me of the Shawn Ray, the Mike Francois, the Nasser El Sonbaty. …
    Reading this article gives me a serious old age ...

  2. Obviously, it is not only in the United States that we always find the best. Dorian Yates is now one of the legends of European bodybuilding… I also knew that he is a highly sought after staff in high level bodybuilding…

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