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

The most delightful Dorian Yates quotes that are little-known but priceless

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


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.


For me winning isn`t surprising at all


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.


All else being equal, the guy with the best genetics will have the best physique. But rarely are all things equal.


Shoulder width is an absolute requirement for displaying the V taper that will make or break your physique.


That's a good weight...for a small woman


The path to added muscle is consuming more calories than the amount needed to keep your current bodyweight unchanged.


Back in the 80s we were very cautious about steroids.


Steroids are used in all sports.


I started training bodybuilding in 1983.


If I listened to my instincts, I'd be down at the pub chasing women, not under a 400 pound bar squatting


About Dorian Yates

Quotes 17 sayings
Profession Bodybuilder
Birthday April 19, 1962

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.


If those guys with better genes trained as hard and intense as me, I wouldn`t stand a chance!


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.


During weight cutting your mind plays tricks on you.