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    Default Dorian Yates' Grainy Look: The 6-time Mr. Olympia Reveals How He Achieved It


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    I wonder how many pros will read this and be willing to buy in (assuming they haven't already used this approach). Branch is grainy, sometimes Dennis is. I would say up close Dex has been at times. But Yates' round full but not so sharp comment does sound like a lot of guys.

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    Dorian is definitely the best when you seek knowledge. Enjoy reading.
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    Good read!
    Maybe diuretics gt somehing to do as well!

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    More honest than I expected, especially about insulin. I believe this is the reason this is the primary reason we're seeing everyone much heavier than before, except with not as much muscle. Take the recent pre-contest shots of Dallas McCarver, for instance. Does he really look 284?

    Anyway, moving along...

    Dorian (or his writer) failed to discuss how his radical drug regimen (at the time) played a role in achieving such conditioning.

    He's right in general terms, though. One has to have the genetics to display it, and the genetics to handle/respond that level of drug intake. I think the two go hand in hand. Otherwise, everyone would look dry, grainy, striated, and shredded at the same time while maintaining a 250+ body weight.

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    cool article.
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    Destroyer of bodybuilding

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    I don’t believe it leads to any increased quality muscle gain, only water/glycogen retention.
    This provides an instant gratification in terms of increased bodyweight, but in my estimation
    it has also been preventing many of the current pros from achieving
    the crisp condition they would otherwise be capable of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianBeef View Post
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    I like Dorian, got no problems with the guy, but I feel he is the biggest influence of how shitty the stage is today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramses View Post
    Good read!
    Maybe diuretics gt somehing to do as well!
    Dorian looked pretty similar even when they tested for diuretics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeUK View Post
    Dorian looked pretty similar even when they tested for diuretics.
    George, please tell me you are not this naive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSandwich View Post
    George, please tell me you are not this naive...
    Sandwich please tell me the moment you started hating bodybuilding?
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    Dorian had the genetics to be dry like that. I've never seen another human like that at 310, with abs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcharles View Post
    I like Dorian, got no problems with the guy, but I feel he is the biggest influence of how shitty the stage is today.
    This makes no sense.....

    I know everyone blames him for the drive for size.....but don't forget.....he was always in shape.....He never came in huge but smooth.....Yates was the conditioning champ in an era when conditioning was at its peak.......So how exactly is he responsible for the watery, insulined-up, syntholed-up bloated monsters of today ???

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    King Doz, saying it how it is again!
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    You can lose all the body fat, but if you have thick skin, you can’t ever show the extreme muscular detail that another person with thinner skin will.
    This is interesting, many guys seem to have this problem and reach a point where it seems they do not lose fat and retain water but perhaps is the thick skin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtoph View Post
    This makes no sense.....

    I know everyone blames him for the drive for size.....but don't forget.....he was always in shape.....He never came in huge but smooth.....Yates was the conditioning champ in an era when conditioning was at its peak.......So how exactly is he responsible for the watery, insulined-up, syntholed-up bloated monsters of today ???
    I agree 100%

    Dorian was always in shape, so how can you blame him for what is going on today.

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