61-yo Dorian Yates Flaunts Ripped Abs in 40-Year Physique Evolution

’The Shadow’ proved his insane dedication with a physique comparison from 40 years ago, where he maintained a ripped physique and abs throughout

Dorian Yates
Credit: Dorian Yates (via Instagram)

Legendary bodybuilder Dorian Yates made a name for himself with his impressive physique and intense training methods. He was known to stay away from the spotlight in the off-season and shock everyone with a vastly improved package in his return. In a recent post made on Instagram, Yates proved his unreal dedication with a 40-year physique comparison photo, where he boasted ripped abs in both.

Dorian Yates emerged as a promising Men’s Open contender out of the UK in the early 90s. He narrowly missed out on the top prize to eight-time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney in his Olympia debut in 1991. He came back stronger than ever the following year and secured the coveted Sandow trophy over Kevin Levrone. Yates successfully defended the title five times in a row and moved on from professional competition after his sixth win at the 1997 Mr. Olympia.

Yates was renowned for his freakish muscle mass, definition, and thick back development. He utilized high-intensity training, going near failure in each session instead of working with a fixed number of sets and reps. In Oct. 2022, he opened up on the intense mindset he had in his prime. While he has no regrets, he admitted he could’ve been a bit easier on himself and avoided some injuries.

’The Shadow’ maintained his passion for working out after retirement. He made headlines for a jacked physique update at 61 earlier this year. Then, Yates encouraged his fans to incorporate high-intensity training to break past plateaus in the gym. He also provided a demonstration of performing leg extensions.

Yates detailed the diet, training, and steroid cycles he used in his prime. He revealed he did not change his training much except for ramping up cardio and highlighted the benefits of using TRT (testosterone replacement therapy) after stepping away from bodybuilding.

Yates reported positive updates a month after undergoing stem cell treatment three weeks ago. He followed up by laying out the two-exercise ab workout routine he used during his days of competition and his staple chest training regimen.

61-yo Dorian Yates Flaunts Ripped Abs in 40-Year Physique Evolution

In a recent Instagram post, Dorian Yates flaunted his ripped abs that he maintained for over 40 years in a physique evolution photo.

“22 years old… 61 years old!

 Almost 40 years difference between these pics!” said Yates. “

I’ve always had a visible set of abs, partly down to my genetics.

 Fitness has, and always will be a part of my life. Although not strictly bodybuilding in the past 20 years or so, I’ve discovered other practices of health and fitness such as yoga, biking, pilates to name a few.”

Dorian Yates argued squats are not needed to build muscle in the lower body. He believes the same results can be achieved using safer alternatives that don’t have the same risk of injury.

His latest update goes to show his incredible dedication to fitness and will inspire many to follow in his footsteps.

Published on June 27, 2023 at 5:06 pm
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