Mass Monster Dorian Yates Discloses the Secret Behind Phenomenal Horseshoe Triceps: “Was Able to Conquer the Grandest Stage”

Published 12/19/2023, 8:23 AM EST

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Dorian Yates’s era is nothing short of the age of intensity in bodybuilding. He has been a believer and doer of high-intensity and dedicated training and workouts. With his effective training approaches, he has attained a monstrous back hailed by him and other legendary figures. Apart from a massive back, he has well-developed triceps which he flaunted recently, posting a carousel of pictures on his official Instagram account. 

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6-time Mr. Olympia revealed that these were his strongest and favorite poses he attained during his bodybuilding career. Now he has taken a moment to recall and value them. It has been a decade since Yates retired from bodybuilding, and after so many years, he paved the path for his aspiring bodybuilders on how to get horse triceps. 

Dorian Yates’s awe-inspiring triceps 

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In a recent Instagram post, Dorian Yates revealed a secret behind his highly developed triceps. He uploaded some of his pictures in which his ripped body with well-conditioned triceps muscles were visible. He said that he had to show off the thickness of his triceps, which he attained by doing 3 highly effective exercises during his career.  Giving the details of his triceps, he wrote, These were lying tricep extensions where I worked my way up to 80kg with the barbell. Along with this he hailed the entire positioning of his body and said that he was able to “conquer the grandest stage of bodybuilding.”

 

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He went from cable pushdowns, which are meant to target the triceps to the lat pulldown station to train his upper back to the fullest. For stronger and thicker biceps, he preferred to do lat pulldown exercises, which work for large muscles in the upper and outer part of the back. He found this approach a much better option to feel smoother and the resistance. To maintain his balance on the ground, he specifically did one thing which was attaching a 20kg plate to a weight belt around his waist. 

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Further, he revealed that he had worked on both his arms independently with the assistance of the Nautilus triceps extension machine until ‘93 when he decided to switch to single-arm cable push-downs. Dorian Yates, who always used rightful approaches not only to train the triceps but the whole body to be victorious on the Olympia stage, once showed himself doing the dips to target his upper body, especially the triceps. His passive for targeting every muscle group or even body part is decade-old.

Yates’s compound bodyweight exercise for triceps 

Recently, Mr Olympia posted some photos of him doing the dips to target the upper part of the body. It was a high-intensity workout that can be understood by seeing the photos he uploaded. 

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He said in the caption, “Now this was not an exercise I performed after probably a couple of years of training. Even then I’d only really use it on the odd occasion for triceps.” Even though the exercises were meant to target the triceps, he specifically did them for the photoshoots. Does his intensity play a vital role in making him what he is today? do let us know below.

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