Thursday night we went to London to see the London Real World Premier of
Dorian Yates – Inside The Shadow
Dorian Yates – Inside The Shadow at BAFTA.
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Posted by London Real on Tuesday, 7 February 2017
As many of you will already know, Dorian has previously met up with London Real and published two podcasts/interviews that have sort of shook the bodybuilding and spiritual world. Everyone knows that Dorian Yates holds the crown for winning the prestigious Mr Olympia competition six times running, through the years of 1992 to 1997. In 1997 he retired from competitive bodybuilding and took a completely different path of life that has slowly led him to the spiritual person he is now.
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you are in for a treat. Grab a protein shake or a ‘joint’ and click the links below…
So now you have some sort of an idea of how this is going and what it is about, part 3 goes even deeper into Dorian’ life and he holds no punches during the whole documentary. I’m not going to spoil the film for you, however I will share a few points with you that can be quite controversial to some that don’t quite understand the journey he has took.
Dorian trains Brian Rose (Real London) at the beginning of the film. I should add that legs were on the agenda for the poor chap. Dorian pushed him past his comfort zone to show him how much potential he has and how the power of the brain must be utilised to push past the physical torture and put the muscle under enough stress to break it down. Which it will then be repaired through rest and correct nutrition.
It gets a bit worse than just training legs though, as Dorian then takes Brian on a killer bike ride and Brian, being very fit and healthy, manages to keep up with Dorian and obviously this takes extreme effort and mental programming to accomplish such a journey with legs like lead after the HIT leg day.
Depending on how you look at it and what experience you have with Yoga, Dorian and Brian spent time with Dorian’ Yoga teacher and this takes a completely different approach to squatting 600lb. I don’t personally practice Yoga yet, so I can’t comment on how it is different to lifting weights, but a very basic understanding tell me that it’s a more spiritual exercise that requires a relaxed body and mind, rather than a killer mutant violent attitude.
One of the biggest things Dorian has spoke about in recent years is his spiritual path. He believes in the healing properties of Cannabis and medicines such as Ayahuasca, when done in the right way. I don’t want to touch on this much as it’s a very interesting part of the film and you need to watch it yourself to understand how these natural remedies can open your mind and help you realise that most of the modern world is bullsh*t.
Dorian also opens up about his life after Bodybuilding and how he went through a mentally challenging time. Again, this is something you need to watch to understand and feel his connection to it. One of the important focus points Dorian is trying to make through the London Real interviews, is what he calls ‘The Domino Effect’. Simply put, this is when you share positive vibes with others and they then go and pass that on to others. It’s a very simple concept, so why do people struggle to do this…
Once the film was over, me, my wife and 2 friends were up until 3am putting the world to right.
I don’t want to spoil anything for you and that’s why I have briefly passed on key segments of the documentary. There’s some ups and downs, tears and laughter along the way and there is something for everyone to relate to. Once London Real have released the documentary on their website, I will do a more detailed post on what I found very interesting and that will be a long post…
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The night was fantastic and very well thought out. It was a red carpet, suit and boot event with champagne and no expense spared. It was certainly an incredible honour to go along and find out more about one of the most influential people in my life.
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