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Living His Best Life: Dorian Yates at 60

Dorian Yates is a former six-time Mr. Olympia bodybuilder and a legend in the sport.[0] While he may not be competing anymore, Dorian still carries a passion for fitness and recently shared a post on Instagram showing off his jacked physique at the age of 60.[0]

The post was taken on a beach in Brazil, and Yates used the caption to share his thoughts on his mindset shift after retiring from competition.[1] He said: “When my bodybuilding career ended, I continued to train fairly hard and heavy, but over the years I questioned what I really needed and what I could improve upon. So I shifted more towards working on my mobility, cardio, breathing, mental, spiritual health, and fitness.”[2]

It is clear that Yates is living his best life and exploring different methods of staying healthy.[1] His response to a fan comment showed acceptance of his changing body and goals, saying: “It’s okay for your goals to change. It’s actually important that they do.”[1]

In 1997, Yates decided to retire from bodybuilding, confessing to Generation Iron that it was “starting to feel like a job.”[3] He said: “I kind of told myself that when it started to feel like that, then I would think about stopping.”[3]

Dorian Yates is a living example of how it is never too late to be fit and healthy. His dedication to fitness and his acceptance of his changing body is inspiring for all.

0. “60-Year-Old Bodybuilding Legend Dorian Yates Shows Off Jacked Physique in Recent Update – Fitness Volt” Fitness Volt, 9 Feb. 2023,

1. “Dorian Yates Gives Physique Update, Talks Current Lifestyle and Training” Generation Iron Fitness Network, 9 Feb. 2023,

2. “I’m a six-time Mr Olympia champion – people say I’m unrecognizable after ‘getting smaller’ but I still feel…” The US Sun, 8 Feb. 2023,

3. “I’m a 6-time Mr Olympia champ & the original mass monster – I’m much smaller now but it has huge benefit to…” The Irish Sun, 9 Feb. 2023,

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