Dorian Yates Documentary to Be Released

“The Original Mass Monster” covers the former Mr. Olympia’s life.

The producers of Generation Iron are set to release another feature that will be the latest in a string of bodybuilding documentaries. The latest one will be on six-time Mr. Olympia Dorian Yates and will be available on November 15th. “Dorian Yates: The Original Mass Monster” profiles the life and career of the man who won bodybuilding’s biggest title six times. 

The film on Yates is the most recent of several documentaries that have been produced on past bodybuilding stars. Others that have been profiled by Generation Iron include 8-time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman and former Arnold Classic Champion Kevin Levrone. These were preceded by the series of “Generation Iron” films that have been produced going back to 2013.

About Dorian Yates

Yates is considered the biggest bodybuilding star to come from the United Kingdom. He burst onto the bodybuilding scene and captured attention after his second place finish to Lee Haney in the 1991 Mr. Olympia. After Haney’s retirement, Yates would capture the Olympia title in 1992 and hold onto it until his retirement after the 1997 contest. 

He’s also recognized as an innovative figure in the sport and has been since the beginning of his professional career. When almost all of the top competitors followed volume training styles, Yates believed in High Intensity Training (HIT), a philosophy that calls for lighter sets followed by a single working set to complete failure.

He also is known for his considerably larger shape and size. This made him known as the first “mass monster” of the sport. He would compete anywhere from 260 to 275 pounds over the course of his career, which at the time was rare.

Following his retirement, he trained other competitors and has been known for his outspoken opinions of the sport and how it compares to when he was at the top of the sport. One example of this is his recent criticism of the 2019 Olympia and champion Brandon Curry.

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Roger Lockridge

Roger Lockridge

Roger "Rock" Lockridge has been writing professionally for 10 years and has been training for 20. His work in the fitness industry has been seen in numerous outlets and has been a part of coverage for several events including the Mr. Olympia, Arnold Classic, the CrossFit Games, and the Olympics. He's also shared his own personal success story in several interviews and articles. Lockridge lives in West Virginia with his wife and son.

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