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DORIAN YATES: BIRMINGHAM’S ANSWER TO ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
As an aspiring bodybuilder in Birmingham, Dorian “the Shadow” Yates never thought he’d compete at the level of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lee Haney, Frank Zane and other Mr Olympia winners.
That attitude soon changed with success, winning Mr Olympia six consecutive times. His is a story of confidence, determination and belief that we can all learn from for anything that we do.
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A life of personal development, in both muscle and mind.
Dorian lived in the countryside, losing his father when he was quite young. He moved and grew up in Birmingham before his mum decided to leave and he wanted to stay, aged 16.
He got into a bit of trouble as a teenager and was sent to a detention centre, but it was here where he cemented his love for hard physical exercise.
Always wanted to gain new experiences and travel around the world. Since winning the Mr Olympia bodybuilding competitions six times, he’s done that and so much more.
Today he speaks at promotions, motivational appearances and seminars, explaining what his rise to success has taught him and how his approach has changed since retiring from bodybuilding.
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