Dorian Yates – Blood & Guts: Archives 1986-1994
This is the 15th ANNIVERSARY EDITION of the original ULTIMATE VERSION of DORIAN YATES BLOOD & GUTS Video.
The Archives Vol 1 includes the following:
1986 EFBB BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS
1988 EFBB BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS
1991 MR OLYMPIA
1992: MR OLYMPIA, GERMAN GRAND PRIX GUEST POSING, FIBO GUEST POSING
1993 MR OLYMPIA
1993 EFBB BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS GUEST POSING
1994: FIBO GUEST POSING, MR OLYMPIA, GERMAN GRAND PRIX, ENGLISH GRAND PRIX, EFBB BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS GUEST POSING
When we created THE ULTIMATE EDITION in 2008, we added around two and a half hours of NEW MATERIAL to present all of the life time footage that we could find featuring the fabulous career of 6 time Mr Olympia, DORIAN YATES. This constitutes Disc #2. Much of this was shot by Wayne of GMV Productions during Dorian’s career
The contest footage covers his career from his first British victory in 1986, to his Olympia appearances (thanks to the generosity of Andy Olson of Magna Media) to many of his Grand Prix victories to guest posing and more.
DORIAN YATES BRIEF BIO
Born in Hurley, Staffordshire, near Birmingham, England, Dorian Yates commenced working out in 1983. The man dubbed “The Shadow” (by FLEX Editor-in-Chief Peter McGough) shone a new light of awareness onto training methods with his brief but very high-intensity workouts.
After some important victories in England – 1985 Novice Championships and 1986 and 1988 British Championships – Yates visited New York for the 1990 Night of Champions and, in his pro debut, he took second place to Mohamed Benaziza. He vowed that next year he would return to win this contest. He did!
In 1991, Yates was the runner-up at the Olympia to Lee Haney, who won his eighth record-setting Olympia and then retired. From 1992 through 1997, Yates dominated the sport’s highest title with 6 Sandows in a row. In 1994, he overcame a torn biceps to win the crown. In 1997, his most valiant victory came when he tore a triceps three weeks prior to the contest, but still battled on to victory.
Due to the injury, Yates was forced to retire at the peak of his career, with a pro record of 15 wins and two second-place finishes. Being a six-time Mr Olympia should say it all, especially when you consider the freakiness with which he redefined all the parameters of bodybuilding. He is truly a legend of the sport and to many people, the greatest bodybuilder of all time!
Dorian ran the famous Temple Gym in Birmingham and now has his own line of supplements – DY.
ABOUT DORIAN YATES
Born: April 19, 1962
Birthplace: Hurley, Staffordshire, England.
Height: 5′ 10″
Off Season Weight: 290 lbs
Competition Weight: 265 lbs
DORIAN YATES’ COMPLETE CONTEST RECORD:
In a pro career encompassing 17 contests, Dorian Yates scored 15 victories and 2-second places, giving him an 88% winning percentage. This is the highest percentage of any IFBB Pro.
Year Event Place
1985 EFBB West Coast Championships, Morecambe 1st (intermediates) 210 pounds
1985 World Games, London 7th heavyweights 210 pounds
1986 EFBB West Coast Championships, Morecambe 1st heavyweights 216 pounds
1986 EFBB British Championships, London 1st heavyweights 214 pounds (Overall won by light heavy Chris Oskys)
1988 EFBB British Championships, London 1st heavyweights 226 pounds (And also Overall champion)
1990 Night of Champions; New York 2nd 228 pounds
1991 Night of Champions; New York 1st 235 pounds
1991 Mr. Olympia; Orlando, Florida 2nd 240 pounds
1991 English Grand Prix; Nottingham, England 1st 238 pounds
1992 Mr. Olympia; Helsinki, Finland 1st 242 pounds
1992 English Grand Prix; Nottingham, England 1st 242 pounds
1993 Mr. Olympia; Atlanta, Georgia 1st 257 pounds
1994 Mr. Olympia; Atlanta, Georgia 1st 260 pounds
1994 Spanish Grand Prix; Madrid, Spain 1st 252 pounds
1994 German Grand Prix; Duisburg, Germany 1st 252 pounds
1994 English Grand Prix; Nottingham, England 1st 252 pounds
1995 Mr. Olympia; Atlanta, Georgia 1st 255 pounds
1996 Mr. Olympia; Chicago, Illinois 1st 257 pounds
1996 Spanish Grand Prix; Madrid, Spain 1st 260 pounds
1996 German Grand Prix; Darmstadt, Germany 1st 260 pounds
1996 English Grand Prix; Nottingham, England 1st 260 pounds
1997 Mr. Olympia; Long Beach, California 1st 265 pounds
Special thanks to Peter McGough for these details.