Legendary bodybuilder Dorian Yates led one of the most successful careers of any competitor in the IFBB Pro League’s history. Besides his stellar physique, he was renowned for his exhausting training methods. In a recent post made on Instagram, Yates shared updates after one month of stem cell treatments.
Dorian Yates emerged as the first true bodybuilding superstar from the UK in the early 90s. After dominating the regional circuit, he earned an invite to the Mr. Olympia competition in 1991, where he placed runner-up to eight-time winner Lee Haney in his debut. He secured his first Sandow trophy in 1992 and went on a dominant run that saw him defend the title successfully five times in a row against Flex Wheeler, Lee Priest, and Shawn Ray.
Yates was known for his high-intensity training techniques where he pushed himself to near failure in every training session as opposed to following a set number of reps and sets. He opened up on the mindset he kept during his decorated career in Oct. 2022. Whether it’s diet, training, or recovery, Yates did not compromise on any aspect. However, he conceded he could’ve avoided some injuries if he took things a bit easier.
Earlier this year, Yates got a health check and VO2 max test done in Brazil. He reported positive findings from the test and shared that his biological age came out between 30 and 39. Other than training frequently, he credited incorporating HIIT (high-intensity interval training) for boosting his health.
The 61-year-old left the fans stunned with a shredded physique update four months ago. He boasted his washboard abs while crushing an arms workout on a beach in Brazil. Then, Yates encouraged his fans to train efficiently and focus on optimizing hormone balance for improved quality of life.
Dorian Yates laid out the proper way to perform lat pulldowns two months ago. He stressed the importance of pulling with your elbows to take the load off your biceps and forearms. He followed up by offering some of his best high-intensity training techniques a week later.
Yates provided a breakdown on performing hamstring curls for building muscle a few weeks ago. He highlighted the need to control the movement throughout with a short squeeze at the top. Then, Yates revealed the diet and training along with the steroid cycles he utilized while in contest prep. He also credited using TRT (testosterone replacement therapy) following his retirement for helping elevate his mental health.
Dorian Yates shares update after 1 month of stem cell treatment
In a recent Instagram post, Dorian Yates shared an update a month after getting on stem cell treatment.
“An update on my treatment,” he wrote. “A month ago I had stem cell treatment with @bioxcellerator in Colombia. I’m definitely feeling the benefits and am looking forward to seeing even more great progress in the coming months.”
Yates reported feeling less inflammation and improvement in his shoulder but is yet to test out the change in his elbow and knee.
“Update on my stem cell treatment,” said Yates. “30 days ago I was at Bioxcellerator in Medellin, Colombia for my stem cell treatment I had in my right shoulder, right elbow, right hip, left knee, and the intravenous stem cells as well which hopefully just goes everywhere where it’s needed. What do I have to report on 30 days? Actually, initially within the first week, I felt less general inflammation I guess.
“Now a month in, having a sense of well being, perhaps, increased energy, and my shoulder is definitely better, my knee and my elbow I don’t really know because I haven’t really tried them out too much. My hip is improved in mobility and less inflammation. It’s not a 100 percent, which I’m hoping for by a later date in three or four months. But definitely improved and I’ll update you again at the three month mark hopefully with good news.”
Dorian Yates gave his take on the optimal time to recover from high-intensity training last month. He argued against training with high intensity for longer than 45 minutes and called on his followers to push themselves in each minute of the workout.
Yates believes squats are not a necessary exercise to include in workout plans for lower body muscle growth. He explained the need to focus on stimulating the muscle groups with resistance, which can be achieved through techniques other than squats.
Based on the latest update, Yates appears to be recovering from the injuries he picked up during his days of competition and it is only a matter of time until his health improves further from the stem cell treatment.