Mass Monster Dorian Yates Reveals Legend Mike Mentzer’s Role in Helping Him Defend His Olympia Title: “His Advice Was Spot On”

The bodybuilding monster, Dorian Yates, is one of the greatest athletes who has his own unequaled dominance and influence in the fitness world. During his bodybuilding career, he’s won many inspiring victories. What’s most amazing is that his dedication and hard work became widely recognized when he became the Olympia champion, and he did it not once or twice, but a remarkable six times.

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After working hard and winning the competition, he became well known. Now, he’s sharing the big inspiration in his life that helped him win the Olympia competition. He’s taking his fans back in time to talk about how Mike Mentzer played a vital role in him becoming Mr. Olympia.

Bodybuilding legend with a monstrous physique recalls Mike Mentzer


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Dorian Yates often shares parts of his life with his followers. Lately, he posted a video with a heartfelt message to thank the legendary bodybuilder, Mike Mentzer. This emotional post shows how much he values the help and guidance he got from those who helped him succeed in the Olympia competition.

Describing his thrilled state of mind after winning Olympia, he wrote in the caption, I was on top of the world after winning my first Sandow in 1992. Everything I had worked for over the past nine years had finally come to fruition… I was Mr. Olympia. Being proud of himself for transforming his normal body into the beast, the caption further said, So now it was about defending my title and making a statement. Presenting a physique that would combine aesthetics with a level of muscle mass never seen before. I nailed it!

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Further, he talks about Mentzer’s advice on cutting back sets to experience powerful and impressive muscle growth. Shedding light on the advice of Mentzer, he said, “I’d cut back from doing two working sets, to just one. This came about after meeting and training with the great Mike Mentzer in Golds Gym LA. We had a few workouts together and his advice was spot on. he further said. Yates’s long post about Mike reflected his respect and gratitude for Mentzer. Yates adopted throwback blood and gut workouts after being inspired by Mike Mentzer.

Dorian Yates Workout Inspiration

The bodybuilding beasts in his recent post shared training and workout moments. He can be witnessed having fun and self-satisfaction in dumbbell curling almost as much as Mike Mentzer imparted toward this niche. The caption of the post reveals Yates’s interest and love for dumbbell exercises from seating & standing to concentrating on curls. He wrote, “My form and emphasis on each aspect of the movement was impeccable.” ““In Blood & Guts, I was curling 65lb dumbbells to failure with some assistance at the end… so this was heavy stuff!” he said further.


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