My All-Time Favourite Athlete

I know that my female readers are going to hate this video. They’ll say stuff like:

That’s disgusting.

He doesn’t look human.

His willy looks so small next to those huge muscles.

etc, etc

I don’t care.

Admittedly, Dorian Yates is a genetic marvel who took a boatload of anabolic steroids during his career as a top bodybuilder.

But, for me – a genetically typical non-steroid user – he is still an inspiration. A man taking himself to the absoute limits of his potential just because he can.

Although he retired from competition in the late 90s and has been overtaken by Ronnie Coleman, Jay Cutler and Dexter Jackson, his example still motivates. From his website:

Dorian Andrew Mientjez Yates was born April 19, 1962 in England. Dorian was raised in Hurley, in rural Staffordshire. When he was a teenager, his family moved to Birmingham, Britain’s second largest city. During these times, Dorian got himself into trouble, and was sentenced to six months at Whatton Youth Detention Centre.

It was here that Dorian earned an instant reputation as the strongest and fittest of Whatton’s 300 inmates. This gave him new respect for himself. Whatton was the wake up call for Dorian. If he did not do something, he would end up in and out of prison all of his life. Dorian resolved that he would not be back.

Watching team sports does nothing for me. Depending on other people?

Fuck that!

Individual sports like bodybuilding have a unique appeal.

Personally, I’d be quite happy to have a physique like the teenage Dorian:

Fucking beast or what?


4 Responses to “My All-Time Favourite Athlete”

  1. Not sure you can say “genetic marvel” and “took a boatload of anabolic steroids” in the same sentence without some cognitive dissonance.
    Enjoying the blog, by the way.

    • Fred, take a look at the picture of Dorian when he was a teenager. That’s the drug-free Dorian. No cognitive dissonance. Just common sense.

      In the top eschelons of bodybuilding competition the following are mandatory:

      1. Great genetics.
      2. Anabolic steroid use.
      3. Hard training.
      4. Strict diet.

      Did you read the interview I linked to where Dorian admitted his drug use?

      • I don’t doubt he took drugs and no, I didn’t read the interview. My point is more philosophical or perhaps semantic: anabolic steroids tend to overtake and build up any genetic sub-structural inferiority so the idea of being a genetic marvel while taking steroids may lead to an internal inconsistency.

      • Let’s say that you put me on Dorian’s exact drug stack, training program and diet from his early competitive days. I still wouldn’t look anything like Dorian did back then. That’s genetics.

        I think his teenage pre-steroid physique is awesome too. I’m not knocking the guy. He suffered some horrible injuries in his quest to be the world’s largest and leanest man. He’s a warrior and a beast.

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