Dorian Yates looks great in latest physique update and shares his thoughts on current goals and training.
Six-time Mr. Olympia champion, Dorian Yates revealed his current physique and lifestyle in a recent social media post. One of the greatest bodybuilders of all-time, Yates’ speaks on his mindset shift after retiring from competition.
Life can take interesting shifts. At one moment you find yourself at the top of your game, at the height of your power. The next you can be living a much different lifestyle with a shift of perspective. After having a mindset shift of his own, Dorian Yates finds himself in this very position.
After dominating the bodybuilding scene in his prime, Dorian Yates has had a total mindset shift in retirement. Gone are the days where Yates would seek to pack on a tremendous amount of muscle. These days we see the six time Mr. Olympia doing some very different training. Post retirement Yates has since explored other avenues of developing not only his physical health, but his mental health as well.
Dorian Yates has become an advocate for not only different kinds of training, including yoga, but also meditation as well. Both yoga and meditation are great tools for any high level professional athlete to utilize. Yates has acknowledge that his goals in life are four different than what they were during his bodybuilding days. These days he’s more focused on flexibility, mental wellness, and thoroughly understanding what his body truly needs.
Physique and Lifestyle Update
And a recent Instagram post, Dorian Yates address these very issues.
It’s okay for your goals to change. It’s actually important that they do.
When my bodybuilding career ended, I continued to train fairly hard and heavy, but over the years I questioned what I really needed and what I could improve upon.
So I shifted more towards working on my mobility, cardio, breathing, mental, spiritual health and fitness.
When training with weights nowadays, I use a moderate weight just to maintain muscle & strength.
Ask yourself what you need and you should work on this, instead of being comfortable.
A tree that bends weathers the storm.
P.s Uncle Joe would’ve loved that first pic😀
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It’s clear that while he may not be competing as a high-level bodybuilder anymore, Dorian Yates is living his best life. While he hasn’t abandoned weightlifting entirely and consumes valuable protein sources, Yates is a man who is unafraid to explore different methods of not only maintaining but improving his health.
What do you think of Dorian Yates, his latest physique update, and his current mindset?
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