Dorian Yates

Series of elevation drawings of Dorian Yates in multiple bodybuilding poses measured with overall height

Dorian Yates is a former professional English bodybuilder famous for several things. First, for being a top bodybuilder in the 21st century. Second for being a six-time Mr. Olympia winner. Third, for his thick back. Fourth, becoming first in seventeen bodybuilding competitions and second in two contests. Fifth, for being the first "mass monster" bodybuilders combining muscle mass with peak conditioning. He was a great defender of Mike Mentzer's and Arthur Jones' high-intensity training (HIT) style of bodybuilding. He retired because of chronic injuries. Dorian was labeled "The Shadow" for arriving in bodybuilding contests unexpectedly and snatching titles from other bodybuilders.

Set of outline silhouette drawings of Dorian Yates in assorted bodybuilding poses

Dorian Yates has a height of 5’10.5” (1.79 m) and competes in bodybuilding with a contest body weight of 275 lb (125 kg).

How tall is Dorian Yates?
Dorian Yates is 5 foot 10 1/2 inches (1.79 m) tall.


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5’10.5” | 1.79 m
275 lb | 125 kg (Contest)

Nickname: The Shadow
Years Active: 1984–1997

April 19, 1962


Drawings include:
Dorian Yates standing, bodybuilding poses

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Bodybuilding is a sport involving physical exercise to enlarge one's muscles to create an aesthetically toned figure. The first bodybuilding competition was organized in 1901. In competitive bodybuilding, participants are lined up and showcase their body or certain muscle groups in specific poses.