Dorian Yates: Bodybuilding Legend and 6x Mr. Olympia Who Changed the Industry Forever
As an aspiring bodybuilder, Dorian “the Shadow” Yates never thought he’d compete at the level of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lee Haney, Frank Zane, and other Mr. Olympia winners.
That attitude soon changed with his monumental success.
Dorian won Mr. Olympia six consecutive times. He changed the bodybuilding industry forever with his physique and insane workouts.
Tune in to this episode and listen to his unbelievable story. You don't have to be a bodybuilder to learn something from this guy.
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      Lee Worlock

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      Victor Sylas

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    • TheGermTheoryHoaxSlayer

      How to delay/postpone the coming anti-christ and great tribulation? ◄ 2 Chronicles 7 ► 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall **humble* themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. *’’To humble yourself’’, Biblically, means to fast, meaning to not eat and drink anything for at least 24 hours.* ◄ Jonah 3 ► 1And the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the second time, saying, 2Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee. 3So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days' journey. 4And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown. *5So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.* 6For word came unto the king of Nineveh, *and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.* *7And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water:* *8But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.* 9Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not? 10And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not. ◄ Matthew 6 ► 16Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 17But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; 18That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. ◄ Matthew 6 ► 5And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. 7But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. 9After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11Give us this day our daily bread. 12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 14For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. ◄ Acts 15 ► 19Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God: 20But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood 29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well. ◄ Mark 12 ► 29And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these ◄ John 3 ► 16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. Virus Mania: How the Medical Industry Continually Invents Epidemics: BÉCHAMP or PASTEUR? 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  • KloutKulture

    Did he stop lifting?

  • Kathleen Belle DeVizia
    Kathleen Belle DeVizia

    Love me some Dorian Yates...the Zen Master of body building.

  • Sorav Sharma
    Sorav Sharma

    Come on bro’ Nasser got you earlier that was most controversial Olympia BCoz you and your buddy judge snatched Olympia title from Nasser

  • Harbaksh1234

    25:03 That there in a nutshell, is the required mindset!

  • Walerian Karcz
    Walerian Karcz

    The interviewer sounds exactly like David Bowie

  • sherzad harris
    sherzad harris

    KURDISTAN🟥☀️🟩 yes bro

  • fit shoow
    fit shoow

    Dorian is a great representative of the sport

  • lapalad

    Arnold was a non American and he won it 7 times

  • YllaStar 95970
    YllaStar 95970

    Dorian followed his path, at times it's direction was not immediate. This is the time to be cautious. The end was not his, it was just like a bereavement . And just like a bereavement, it is wise to celebrate what you have gained, and not focus on what you have lost . He would be a great advantage for training, however bodybuilding seems more focused on size, instead of symmetry. However this is thankfully changing to.

  • Rhiyan Setiawan
    Rhiyan Setiawan

    Very good and valuable insights from you, sir! Thanks Mr Yates!

  • innosanto

    Arnold is non American lol.

  • relikvija

    I'm 87.5% bone .28% water

  • Blessed Demon
    Blessed Demon

    I would like to see him play a evil villain on a movie lol....He has the face and voice of one of those characters

  • Sabr Sndi
    Sabr Sndi

    0:46 God damm I wasn't aware that you're gonna be here in Kurdistan, however you're very welcome anytime, I'm always worried about the quality of those products in Kurdistan and I'm not sure if they are original or fake, but now I'm more comfortable with DY brand and hopefully I'm gonna try them soon as I'm sure they are original

  • Tonydauto 82
    Tonydauto 82

    Yo whT up to all my Niggaass in Boise Idaho bakin dos potato’s yo ✊🏿

  • Baldheadslck

    Only non American? Arnold?

  • Azathoth Hastur
    Azathoth Hastur

    yates should never have won anything he looked like shit and is posterboy for how fuckign shitty odybuilding hs becoem evenworse than haney

  • Colombian Muscle Papi
    Colombian Muscle Papi

    This guy is a king and legend. Much love from Los Angeles, baby!

  • Jason Domina
    Jason Domina

    Steroid addiction is brutal. Good luck.

    • Garuda Official
      Garuda Official

      Depends, low moderate use isnt any worse than drinking or partying every weekend.

  • HoKage_888

    603 millennial liberals disliked this video.

  • mannyomega

    charles xavier interviews yates

  • treasure the time
    treasure the time

    Dorian developed his body as a means to an end. He never became attached to it. So unlike a lot of bodybuilders who started from a position of insecurity, he never worried about being "a nobody" when he was no longer 300lbs.

  • Drunk Media
    Drunk Media

    This guy is extremely boring to listen too

  • pj max82
    pj max82

    God loves fatherless kids 👍 Says in the Bible and I've noticed that the best athletes were all bastards... trust me! I'm jealous about it

  • David Mathes
    David Mathes

    5'10" monster always my Idol being 5'10" myself

  • JBMcC

    It’s wild to see these guys have a normal size body after being literal monsters

  • Phillip Carr
    Phillip Carr

    Meanwhile Ronnie can’t form a sentence 😂

  • Phillip Carr
    Phillip Carr

    He looks better now haha his face took a beating from his training looks healthy now

  • Michel Jean-Pierre courtier immobilier/ real estate broker
    Michel Jean-Pierre courtier immobilier/ real estate broker

    Training is meditation. Respect to Mr Yates for giving us a glimpse into a winners mentality. Cheers from Canada!

  • jonathan haste
    jonathan haste

    Great interview, Dorian comes across very honest when talking about his career 👍🏻

  • Bullast

    So, dorians mom was a black widow... damn

  • Anthony New Money
    Anthony New Money

    fuck youtube algorithms for putting this video on my fucking tv over and over again. I fucking do not want to watch this shit wtf 🤬

  • D&L Legacy
    D&L Legacy

    Time is running out world. The world is ending and we are distracted with all these things. We can't escape God when he judges us. There will be a time when this will all end. Accept christ as your savior so he can save you from what is to come. You can't be safe in this world because the news says there's a way they can fix this They will lie to your face and say its all better now while not truly caring about us God won't let us down

  • Daniel Edmonds
    Daniel Edmonds

    its crazy how normal he looks now . One of the lucky ones.

  • Glen MacPherson
    Glen MacPherson

    This is about desire, motivation, and dedication. Body building is simply the context for it. Once we move beyond the (skilled) self-promotion of Arnold and the others, we find Yates giving us the simplest and cleanest recipes for success. It's so simple it's beautiful and terrifying: you either want something or you don't. If you don't give it your best, then you actually don't want it. If you actually want something, then you will do the work. And you can cry with regret and envy all you want, but at the end of the day, you make the choices. If you make bad choices, then own those choices and shut your mouth with the excuses. At the end of the game, all you have are the choices you made and the actions you took. There is no tomorrow. Tomorrow is today.

  • Svetlio Doychinov
    Svetlio Doychinov

    Wait kurdistan is not a country at all how did this guy get invited by them will he even be safe

  • TheZom1965

    Well they are lying sacks of shit so...

  • logan barden
    logan barden

    An absolute chad...he has an aryan spirit to say the least...and him being knowledgeable on the JQ is an incredible plus

  • sam fenton
    sam fenton

    when u have to change your like to a dislike because u have watched it already & are sick of waking up to it playing again...

  • Stiff Ninja
    Stiff Ninja

    Have u finished One Punch Man Season 2?


    How can I train with u big D

  • Nam Hoang
    Nam Hoang

    Always an inspiration. The legend himself, Dorian Yates.

  • Ralf Nuggs
    Ralf Nuggs

    Neooo I don’t miss et aht awllll

  • Charlie Parker
    Charlie Parker

    My training style is very different to what Dorian recommends. I do full body routines every day, focusing on volume and contraction, not so much intensity or weight. Dorians intensity won him 6 Olympias sure, but he damaged muscle, tendons, cartilage etc so now he cannot lift weights. Lowering the intensity is safer on the body. But lowering the intensity will not get good results if you train each body part just once per week.

  • Rod RZ
    Rod RZ

    The Shadow Da man

  • Massimiliano Marotta
    Massimiliano Marotta

    Se vomitano mentre stanno con te io due domandine me le farei

  • Owen

    In Kurdistan... Thats a country that doesnt exist... You can call it Turkey or Iraq instead

  • BeefBoy

    I like to hear DY has more than 1 bottomline for his business. The way it should be.

  • JP Fletcher
    JP Fletcher

    Excelklent. Pragmatic AF.

  • A J
    A J

    theres nothing like a bald guy in a black turtle neck lol

  • JacobGamez

    Man what a great interview!!

  • areMiller

    You can see Dorian be physically affected when he speaks on his first pro win, 2nd place, being flown out to Cali, Venice beach , flex mag.. just wow .. about 37 minutes in

  • Mohammed Asif Qureshi
    Mohammed Asif Qureshi

    Genius bodybuilder : his insane conditioning and granite like physique will never be matched👏👏

  • Chewman30

    Great video, listening to great people talk about a subject that they know about! 👍🏻

  • 5wisher 5weet
    5wisher 5weet

    Curd-istan....home of whey protein

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  • kevin uc
    kevin uc

    where I can start from learning about bulking? I want to be huge, only goal is huge like DY said, he just wanted to be huge in early days. . from where i can start? any book/podcast/ right knowledge??

    • jquest43

      Start eating Campbell's Pork n beans,lots,everyday- Dorian

  • Kenneth Gibson
    Kenneth Gibson

    Dorian is right very intelligent man when it comes to body building like he said it’s about getting the most out of what you have and Dorian did just that..

  • Erik Shen
    Erik Shen


  • Carl Derfler
    Carl Derfler

    Wow when Yates was explaining how he viewed his activity and involvement in being a bodybuilder I swear I was listening to Arnold Schwarzenegger because that's very close to his explanation of slapping clay on a sculpture to make it look better in pumping iron and if Flex Wheeler had Dorians brain he would of been untouchable!

  • Patton Was Right
    Patton Was Right

    Watch "Dorian Yates Controversial Viewpoints" with Palumbo, this man knows the truth

    • logan barden
      logan barden

      Fuck ya he knows the truth

  • Tee Jay
    Tee Jay

    Dorian is where it all went wrong and today bodybuilding is not popular and seen as a joke. Fact. Bubble gut city.

  • andrew

    Forget the UK, forget Birmingham....your a legend worldwide.

  • F Sanyshyn
    F Sanyshyn

    I’ve been keeping training log since the 80,s just turned 50 and am better than ever. Slow progress but a lifetime of rewards

  • MusicHD

    Only non American to have won Mr.O? Um Arnold? And he won it seven times...

  • Sov Man
    Sov Man


  • Heyrold junior Cambry
    Heyrold junior Cambry

    A true gentleman !

  • John Boen
    John Boen

    The title is a pretty good health reason to avoid this video... Unless you are looking for an unhealthy way to work out...

  • Daniel Hristov
    Daniel Hristov

    He looks meaner without beard...

  • Nissim Levy
    Nissim Levy

    36:19 WTF? Dorian took steroids. I didn't know that. I'm really disillusioned now. He was my hero.

    • The Penitent One
      The Penitent One

      @Amogh Rao S bro people really be this stupid trust me

    • Amogh Rao S
      Amogh Rao S

      I really do hope you're joking

  • Richie Velez
    Richie Velez

    Very informative, honest interview. How he talks about setting goals, working w intensity and how you need to balance the parts of your life and training really hit a nerve w me. The detail of the explanations of why and how his methods work. First time I’ve ever heard Dorian and I was amazed by his knowledge thru experience and what a down to earth guy he is. Thank you.

  • CJ

    excellent content, ty

  • Tenzin Yonten
    Tenzin Yonten

    20:00 "An idle mind is a devil's playground".

  • zincink

    His story was inspiring and real.

  • T523

    Increadible what this guy has acheived. Has a philosophie behind what he did in bodybuilding. He seems so focused and calm talking about who he is. A great talker. He says what he thinks.


    Bro which omega 3 i use I mean which brand or which company

  • JP Nottingham
    JP Nottingham

    Imagine how much those work out notes are worth....very inspiring individual!

  • Island Mike
    Island Mike

    Cocky prick and a Holocaust denier..meh he is just a big back with arms and legs

    • Garuda Official
      Garuda Official

      Research boi. And wake up.

  • Super 1
    Super 1

    Sounds good, being patient.

  • Jim Siriotis
    Jim Siriotis

    What a fountain of knowledge! Dorian Yates altruistic personality is refreshing. I reckon he's a wonderful human being. He speaks the brutal truth and offers insight generously and I will say again with goodwill and integrity. Love him! The English Lion.

  • Humberto Garcia
    Humberto Garcia

    Such, an honest man. Love, you brother.. Keep it coming.

  • micky holmes
    micky holmes

    Two great blokes , very interesting quistions, very good interviewer & great insight to Dorian/a great bodybuilders lifestyle 🙂👍 Thanks mate cheers!!..

  • Josue Nehemias Dominguez Perez
    Josue Nehemias Dominguez Perez

    The really master 😍😍 the shadow my idol 4ever

  • Grant Thomas
    Grant Thomas

    Well wasn't this a great interview. Big respect and thanks to the baldy asking the questions and doing the good listening unlike some interviewers who just talk and make noise during the whole thing.

  • andrew

    Look how his nutrition kept his gain....yeah.... steroids.

  • Ki Chan
    Ki Chan

    What a gdam idiot

  • The Wander Boy Jitin Raj
    The Wander Boy Jitin Raj

    Although I have been lifting decent for quite some time now I would definitely be one of the guys who would puke and passout if I get a chance to work with him😂.

  • tyngasto92

    Watching dorian talking about depresion when i have depression and social anxiety is pretty entertaining ngl ;) It ruining ur life, ur not urself.

    • Luke Casey Walsh
      Luke Casey Walsh

      Keep with the grind bro

  • Ryjekxx

    I swear if this video autoplays again on my tv I'm gonna delete my HRposts account

  • older than you Cali
    older than you Cali

    Arnold isn't fit to kiss Dorian's shoes!

  • Suraj Thakur
    Suraj Thakur

    I hope he must not be selling steroids and drugs

  • Night Sky
    Night Sky

    Lex Luther 😂😂

  • Badass Digital Nomad
    Badass Digital Nomad

    Hit like if you think Dorian should help young people find their talent!

  • KiTT

    Dorian recognizes kurdistan nice

  • Fdd Dff
    Fdd Dff

    What a narcissistic douchbag Yates is. He acts like he trained way harder than all the other bodybuilder when in reality he was the one who abused anabolics the most when he was competing. On top of that he even states that he didn't even use that much. Fast forward, what is yates doing nowadays? I will tell you, doing recreational drugs like cocaine and alcohol while accusing Bill Gates of massmurder... what a role model.

  • Thats It
    Thats It

    He's love to be in the movie business like Arnold.

  • laburniby boone
    laburniby boone

    I dont think i have ever watched a bad Dorian interview. Interesting guy.

  • Wannes Struyfs
    Wannes Struyfs

    i love dorian, he is like this older wise bodybuilding guru

  • Darrell Arview
    Darrell Arview

    Excellent video. Ty