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Bodybuilding in the past. Why six-time Mr. Olympia Yates shed a mountain of muscle
In the 90s, the Englishman Dorian Yates was considered one of the best bodybuilders on the planet. During this period, he became the winner of the significant bodybuilding competitions Mr. Olympia six times in a row, which are held under the auspices of the International Bodybuilding Federation. Dorian worked out absolutely all parts of the body: from the pectoralis major muscle and biceps to the thighs and calf muscles.
Now the ex-bodybuilder's Instagram has over a million subscribers, but he himself looks far from what it used to be.
Why did the famous bodybuilder decide to get rid of his former form?
One of the reasons for losing weight was the numerous injuries that followed the bodybuilder throughout his career. In 1997, Dorian tore his brachial muscle right before the competition, but still decided to take part in the competition. He managed to heal the injury only with a surgical method. At 35, the athlete decided to retire, but 22 years later he is in great shape. Although not the same as before.
Yates himself explains this by saying that he decided to take up jiu-jitsu. For Japanese martial arts, you don't need to have big muscles. Dorian in general does not hide the fact that after the end of his career he wanted to intentionally lose weight.
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What is Yeats doing now?
At the moment, the ex-bodybuilder lives in Spain and is actively engaged in yoga. He owns a gym and a whole company that produces sports nutrition. The man also conducts various trainings, master classes and personal trainings for bodybuilders.
В In one of the interviews, the athlete said that he had to train with heavy weights all his conscious life, and practically without a break. Now he has started to develop flexibility and breathing.
Besides yoga, Dorian practices bike. The man periodically visits the gym and works with light dumbbells of 20 kilograms. And instead of grueling strength training, he prefers to pay attention to the cardiovascular system and do intense cardio on machines.
The former bodybuilder made a major lifestyle change. He released his autobiography, The Story of a Fighter, where he shared his own experiences. Dorian Yates continues to work on himself , but big muscles and bodybuilding are no longer interesting to him.