Dorian Yates Quotes [Top 20]

Dorian Yates is an English former bodybuilder who was born on 19 April 1962. He won the Mr. Olympia title six consecutive times from 1992 to 1997 and thus has the fifth-highest number of Mr. Olympia wins in history ranking, behind Ronnie Coleman, Lee Haney,  Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Phil Heath. So If you are a bodybuilding lover then here I am going to share some of the famous and most inspirational Dorian Yates quotes that will motivate you and inspire you.

1. “Each workout is like a brick in a building, and every time you go in there and do a half-ass workout, you’re not laying a brick down. Somebody else is.” – Dorian Yates

2. “For me winning isn`t surprising at all.” – Dorian Yates

3. “If I listened to my instincts, I’d be down at the pub chasing women, not under a 400-pound bar squatting. ” – Dorian Yates

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4. “All else being equal, the guy with the best genetics will have the best physique. But rarely are all things equal.” – Dorian Yates

5. “I also think you have less separation if you are fuller. If you go to the gym and pump your arms up they are bigger because of the blood volume, the fullness. But the separation is not so defined.” – Dorian Yates

6. “At the end of the day, it’s not a weight contest, it’s a visual contest. And it doesn’t matter what you say you weigh, if you don’t look that big then you don’t look that big.” – Dorian Yates

7. “Never let those who lack belief in themselves rob you of yours.” – Dorian Yates

7. “Some people’s joints articulate in a manner that allows them to benefit greatly from squats; others may not benefit at all. If you’re not too tall and have short limbs, it may be the best exercise for you, but if you’re tall with long legs, it might be both ineffective and dangerous.I was stubbornly faithful to squats for years until I finally realized they were not well-suited for my body structure. After I switched tomore muscle-intensive movements, my gains in leg size were astounding.” – Dorian Yates

8. “Shoulder width is an absolute requirement for displaying the V taper that will make or break your physique.” – Dorian Yates

9. “During weight cutting your mind plays tricks on you.” – Dorian Yates

10. “Back in the 80s we were very cautious about steroids.” – Dorian Yates

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11. “I am not really good at knowing where 85 0r 90 percent is. I only know where zero and one hundred is.” – Dorian Yates

12. “If those guys with better genes trained as hard and intense as me, I wouldn`t stand a chance!” – Dorian Yates

13. “Steroids are used in all sports.” – Dorian Yates

14. “The path to the added muscle is consuming more calories than the amount needed to keep your current bodyweight unchanged.” – Dorian Yates

15. “The single biggest mistake that most beginners make is putting 100% of their effort into the positive (concentric) part of the rep, while paying no attention to the negative (eccentric) segment.” – Dorian Yates

16. “Every day is the first day of the rest of your life. Don’t dwell on your past mistakes, nor judge others for theirs ” – Dorian Yates

17. “I started training bodybuilding in 1983.” – Dorian Yates

“One set at extreme intensity does the muscle-building job. It must be stressed that the one final, all-out set I do takes me to the very limit of my capabilities. If you feel you can attempt a second set, then you couldn’t have been pulling out all the stops during the first set. It’s not pretty, but it works.” – Dorian Yates

18. “That’s a good weight…for a small woman.” – Dorian Yates

19. “Complex carbohydrates are always best, except, again, after a workout where you could take simple (sugar) carbohydrates to get an insulin spike. But at other times doing this is not very beneficial because insulin is a storage hormone and it’s going to shunt everything into the muscle.” – Dorian Yates

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