Dorian Yates – Evolution Of The Shadow
Dorian Yates is an former professional bodybuilder who was crowned Mr. Olympia six consecutive times, from 1992 to 1997, and holds the fourth-highest number of Mr. Olympia titles of all time.
He is widely considered to be one of the top athletes in bodybuilding history, and he is the most popular guest in the seven year history of London Real.
He was also featured of our very first documentary film: “Dorian Yates – Inside the Shadow” and I consider him to be an important mentor, a dear friend and a powerful visionary.
02:39 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
04:52 Brian’s introduction.
05:43 They didn’t realize then what they were getting into.
07:25 The Shadow had been following him around.
09:11 People are referring back to bodybuilders of 1990s for inspiration.
12:49 Very difficult to be The Shadow now.
15:02 With more training information and more technology we seem to have lost heart and work ethic.
18:57 Your physical output is only going to be as good as your motivation.
28:49 The psychology of going into a competition not one hundred percent fit.
35:51 Did injury keep Dorian from competing for Mr. Olympia for the seventh time?
40:37 The blood and guts training videos.
45:19 Getting ready for training in the zone.
52:15 Trauma is stored inside ourselves, sometimes released in Yoga or Ayahuasca ceremonies.
54:44 The effect of Dorian’s childhood traumas on his becoming a bodybuilder.
1:01:26 Life Is a Movement, Dorian’s growing awareness of his spirituality.
1:09:27 Our earthly body is just a vehicle, we have something else inside us which is the power.
1:13:57 Dorian’s experience of psychedelics and how he is taking this further.
1:30:13 The intention of going to Costa Rica for ayahuasca ceremonies.
1:32:25 Society’s conflicting views around alcohol and psychedelics.
1:36:53 Drug use and testing in sport.
1:42:32 Dorian’s view of testosterone replacement as one gets older.
1:47:42 His opinions on cannabis.
1:56:14 What Dorian is thinking about the anger in the world today.
2:00:37 What ego is to Dorian.
2:03:12 What Dorian may be doing in twelve years.
2:04:16 What scares Dorian.
2:05:05 What he thinks will happen to us when we die.
2:09:20 The last six years of evolution of London Real and Dorian Yates
2:13:56 Just do something positive.
2:15:34 Brian’s summing up.
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