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Dorian Yates - Inside The Shadow Full Movie


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Dorian Yates, the six-time Mr. Olympia champion, remains an iconic figure in the world of bodybuilding. London Real’s documentary “Inside the Shadow” offers an intimate and revealing glimpse into the life, career, and enduring legacy of this enigmatic athlete. Through a lens that goes beyond the glitz of the stage, the documentary explores the challenges, triumphs, and the revolutionary impact of Dorian Yates on the landscape of bodybuilding.

In this exclusive two hour movie, Dorian Yates shares his incredible journey with Brian Rose, discussing his unique training philosophy, and the experiences that have shaped his life and legacy.

“Inside the Shadow” is not just a chronicle of Dorian Yates’ bodybuilding achievements; it is a profound exploration of the man behind the myth. Directed by Luis Solarat and released in 2019, the documentary delves into the various chapters of Yates’ life, from his humble beginnings in Birmingham to his unparalleled success on the Olympia stage.

The film begins by tracing Dorian Yates’ early years, revealing the challenges he faced growing up in a tough neighbourhood and the transformative impact of bodybuilding on his life. Through interviews with Yates, we get to explore the events that shaped the man who would later become the “Shadow.”

The film doesn’t shy away from addressing the challenges Yates faced during his career, both in and out of the gym. It explores the toll of injuries on his body, particularly his triceps, leading to his premature retirement from competitive bodybuilding. The documentary captures the emotional weight of these setbacks and the resilience that defined Yates’ response to adversity.

“Inside the Shadow” offers an insight into Dorian Yates’ personal life, detailing his relationships, family dynamics, and the profound impact of his success on those closest to him.

The documentary is a poignant exploration of Dorian Yates’ life, offering viewers an unfiltered look at the man whose dominance in bodybuilding earned him legendary status.

Through interviews, archival footage, and a nuanced storytelling approach, the documentary transcends the conventional bodybuilding narrative. It captures the essence of Dorian Yates, not just as a champion on the stage but as a human being who faced challenges, overcame obstacles, and left an indelible mark on the sport he redefined. As viewers step inside the shadow, they witness the complexity, passion, and enduring legacy of a true icon in the world of bodybuilding.

As Brian Rose, presenter of the documentary and interview host commented:

“Dorian and I created this movie so our message could reach as many people as possible. We hope you are inspired to change yourself and help us create change in the world. Please share it everywhere!”


00:00 | Brian’s introduction
06:16 | Brian goes in search of what it takes to be six times Mr Olympia.
08:51 | Having a purpose and training beyond your comfort zone.
13:06 | It’s a notorious leg day and Dorian puts Brian through it.
16:03 | Steroid use in bodybuilding.
18:07 | Brian learns the secret of success.
20:50 | Dorian’s 10 years of total dedication to building his body
24:15 | How the young Dorian started to build the dream.
32:06 | The beginning of the end of the dream.
34:52 | Facing life without his accustomed goal.
37:18 | Excessive hedonistic partying.
41:59 | Balanced attitude to fame and celebrity.
43:55 | Dorian’s use of psychoactive drugs.
52:26 | Becoming a new man.
58:30 | Physical and spiritual benefits of yoga and meditation.
1:02:36 | Dorian is pleased to have found freedom to move on.
1:03:31 | Brian keeps his promise.
1:06:31 | Gaining good vibrations.
1:07:63 | Dorian reflects on what life is all about.
1:10:27 | “Yates has lost the plot”. Yes he has and he’s glad.
1:11:48 | No easy ride with Dorian.
1:13:05 | Dorian congratulates Brian’s achievements.
1:13:50 | Keep an open mind and be receptive to change.
1:16:29 | What Dorian has taught Brian.


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