[vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”Dorian Yates “The Shadow“”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”td-ss-row”][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1643″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded”][vc_facebook][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Birthday: April 19, 1962
Birthplace: Hurley, Staffordshire, ENGLAND
Residence: Birmingham, ENGLAND
Nickname: The Shadow
Height: 5′ 9″ (175 cm)
Competition Weight: 260 lbs (119 kg)
Off Season Weight: 290 lbs (132 kg)
Arms: 21″ (53 cm)
Legs: 30″ (77 cm)
Waist: 34″ (86 cm)
Chest: 57″ (145 cm)
Calves: 22″ (56 cm)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dorian Andrew Mientjez Yates (Dorian Yates) was born on 19 April 1962. He is an English professional bodybuilder and won Mr. Olympia titles six times sequentially from 1992 to 1997. He viewed as one of the top competitors in advanced weight training history.
He was born in Walmley area of Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. He and his family moved to Birmingham when he was a teenager. Once he was sentenced to six months at Whatton Youth Detention Centre.
He started his career in 1984 when he won the Mr. Birmingham novice. He is the fourth person to win maximum Mr. Olympia titles after Ronnie Coleman (8), Lee Haney (8) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (7). He remains top contestant in many competitions as from 15 major competitions he won 13 of them and placed on second in other two.
He is also famous for his different approach for workouts. Instead of training for longer durations he practiced different approach; he adopted HIT or High Intensity Training in which he workout for a short duration of time but with higher force and effort.
He also got nickname “The Shadow” because he remained out of the public eye for long periods before competitions, no one expects him but he participates in many contests and won them. He also turned down many endorsements of supplements and interviews to maintain his privacy.
His wife, Glauce “Gal” Ferreira is a Brazilian fitness model and competitor who won IFBB World Bodyfitness 2007. They met at Arnold Classic in 2008.
After his retirement from professional bodybuilding in 1997, he engaged in training and entrepreneurial activities related to bodybuilding. He bought Temple Gym in 1987 which is located at Temple Street in Birmingham. In 2006, he franchised four more temple gyms.
In 1994, he co-founded heavy duty incorporated with Mike Mentzer and Ray Mentzer; a sports apparel and bodybuilding books related company.
Four years later, he found CNP professional, a bodybuilding supplement company with former bodybuilder Kerry Kayes. In 2006 he left that company to start his own supplement company Dorian Yates Ultimate Formulas which offers protein and weight gain supplements. Then in 2010 he founded EU Peptides which offers peptide hormones and other pro-hormone supplements. Next year he starts a third company DY nutrition which sells specialized workout formulas and workout DVDs. He left EU peptides in 2012 and now he gives seminars and conduct tours to discuss and share about nutrition and his bodybuilding experience. In 2015 he produced the documentary All I Know is Pain.
In 1993, he published Blood and Guts; his autobiography.
In 1996, he released his workout videos of his weekly routine with the same name Blood and Guts.
In 1998, he wrote A warrior’s story, with Peter McGough in which he chronicles his path to success in bodybuilding.
In 2012, he released a mass gain video trainer based on HIT and named Blood and Guts, in collaboration with bodybuilding.com.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]On May 1, 2000, Reeves died because of a blood clot after having surgery for two days. He died at Palomar Hospital in Escondido, California, where his second wife had also died.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”Mr. & Masters Olympia Results”][vc_column_text]
- 1991 – IFBB Mr. Olympia : 2nd
- 1992 – IFBB Mr. Olympia : 1st
- 1993 – IFBB Mr. Olympia : 1st
- 1994 – IFBB Mr. Olympia : 1st
- 1995 – IFBB Mr. Olympia : 1st
- 1996 – IFBB Mr. Olympia : 1st
- 1997 – IFBB Mr. Olympia : 1st
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- 1986 – British Championships
- 1988 – British Championships
- 1991 – IFBB Grand Prix England
- 1991 – IFBB Night of Champions
- 1992 – IFBB Grand Prix England
- 1994 – IFBB Grand Prix England
- 1994 – IFBB Grand Prix Germany
- 1994 – IFBB Grand Prix Spain
- 1996 – IFBB Grand Prix England
- 1996 – IFBB Grand Prix Germany
- 1996 – IFBB Grand Prix Spain
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