💪 Dorian Yates’ 10 Best Bodybuilding Tips

Here’s what we’re getting into today:

  • Ten invaluable bodybuilding tips from the legendary Dorian Yates

  • The best Memorial Day sales on fitness equipment

  • Another look at Nick Walker’s impressive 2024 New York Pro victory


“The Shadow’s” Secrets

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Dorian Yates is one of the GOATs of bodybuilding. From 1992-1997, "The Shadow” amassed six consecutive Mr. Olympia titles by beating out the likes of Shawn Ray, Lee Labrada, and Kevin Levrone. And despite stepping away from the stage more than 25 years ago, Yates has never abandoned his passion for the sport.

Through social media posts and numerous books and magazine articles, he continues to share invaluable insights into how he built his world-class physique. From crafting the perfect workout playlist to his revered "Blood and Guts" training methodology, Yates has given out countless tips to his audience, many of which can be applied to gymgoers of all experience levels. (Seriously, he even encourages his readers to take daily naps.)

Want to learn from one of the greats of the stage? Our team has detailed 10 of the best tips he’s given out over the years.


Save Big This Weekend

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Some of the best home gym equipment can do quite a bit of damage to your wallet. So, as you expand your at-home workout space, shopping strategically is a must — that includes sales.

Right now, you can shop some of the best Memorial Day fitness equipment sales of 2024. 

Our team has compiled the best deals from some of our favorite fitness brands, such as Rep Fitness, Sole, and Onnit. Browse some of our top picks and get started on building your dream home gym (or just stocking your supplement cabinet).


King of New York

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On May 18, the 2024 New York Pro went down in Teaneck, NJ. One of the premier contests of the IFBB Pro League season, the show featured the Men’s Open division, highlighted by Nick Walker, who made his competitive return after recovering from a hamstring tear that sidelined him from the 2023 Mr. Olympia contest.

Spoiler alert: Walker claimed the second New York Pro title of his career (his first was in 2021 to qualify for his debut Olympia). The big story, however, wasn’t only that Walker rebounded as well as he did from his injury, but that he actually progressed his physique despite it.

Walker’s updated physique was most noticeable in his conditioning and tightened midsection. Walker tightened his shape from the 2022 Mr. Olympia to the 2023 Arnold Classic in Columbus, OH, where he finished second to Samson Dauda.


We’re Not Done Yet

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