Mass Monster Dorian Yates Spills the Beans on “A Little Trick in Mind” to Press Mind-Boggling Numbers on Pressing Movements

Published 01/20/2024, 2:09 PM EST

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Dorian Yates is a bodybuilding champion who revolutionized the HIT form of exercise and also brought in the mass monster era. He also revealed his journey and psychological state which motivated him to become the best bodybuilder in the industry. The 6-time Mr Olympia is very technical when it comes to exercise and training the body to be the best.

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The Shadow always wanted to be the best and he dedicated his life to his craft. His mindset while pressing exercises is what brought him this far and he shared the secret with the bodybuilding world recently.

Dorian Yates teaches a mind game

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The Shadow recently uploaded a video in collaboration with DY Nutrition where he explained the best way to have presses whether it is a bench press, leg press, or a hack squat. He said, “It’s just a little trick in the mind that I use, just keep the weight tight tight and then power out of the bottom.”

He explained how we can visualize our muscles as a ‘big coiled spring car suspension’ and he further explained how as the weight is coming down, the spring is getting compressed under control. So, when the time of release arrives, the spring aka the muscle is released with a powerful explosion.

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The caption mentioned, “Visualise your muscles as a big spring, so as the weight is coming down, the spring is getting compressed, then released with power. Explode! 💥” He also once revealed how he developed his physique to become the best after losing to Lee Haney.

Dorian Yates’s favorite machine

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Smith Machine presses were a significant part of his routine and he often exercised rest-pause sets. This also involved reaching the exercise till failure and pushing a couple of more reps in the end. The Smith Machine is known to be heavy and these were without additional plates which became a more challenging workout for him. 

Incline pressing was one of the exercises that became his favorite and he did that exercise to get the best chest and get it in shape. His incline presses were performed on a low incline of approximately 30 degrees to target the chest muscles and not the deltoids. 

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What do you think about the exercise and mind trick that Yates taught? Tell us in the comments below. 

 

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Tanushree Bhowmick

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I am Tanushree Bhowmick. I have always loved running and sprinting since I was a child and I often took pride in being unbeaten at sporting events in school. The love I had for sport continued to follow me into adulthood.
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