The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 989 with Dorian Yates

Episode Number: 989
Episode Guest: Dorian Yates
Original Airdate: July 26, 2017
Episode Sponsors: MVMT Watches, LegalZoom, ZipRecruiter

Guest Bio: Dorian Yates is an English professional bodybuilder. He won the Mr. Olympia title six consecutive times from 1992 to 1997 and is tied for the fourth highest number of Mr. Olympia awards. He is currently the President of Super League, a new event starting July 29, 2017 in Las Vegas and also available on

Topics Discussed: Talk about moving to Los Angeles and getting into bodybuilding; bodybuilding takes dedication like any sport; he was in jail at 18 and wanted to change his life; what bodybuilders today think of him; his goals today; he weighed 300 lbs.; bodybuilding was an individual sport in the past; Arthur Jones; Mike Mentzer; he competed in a championship after 18 months of training; overtraining; exercising to failure; injuries from training; yoga; he took DMT; exercises he does today; he moved to Spain; talk about his shoulder injury; stem cell therapy and PRP (platelet rich plasma); reverse hyper bench; there was no sports medicine in the past; exercises now vs. then; guys today don’t learn things because they have coaches; he kept diaries with notes of his old workouts; writing down goals; Frank Zane; how do they choose whose body is better; Tom Platz; differences between bodybuilders today vs. then; steroids; steroids for men are like Botox for women; Hugh Jackman deadlifting; he would cover up his body when he wasn’t competing; he thought of his body as a project; an injury forced him to retire from competition; finding other hobbies and interests to fill his time; everything falls apart; he had no retirement plan; he has no regrets; Kevin Levrone; muscle memory; talk about Arnold Schwarzenegger; Pumping Iron documentary; Stay Hungry movie; when he first took steroids; fitness and bikini models take steroids; Goldman’s dilemma(1:00:00) negative effects of taking steroids; Bigger, Stronger, Faster documentary; Prescription Thugs documentary; why aren’t there (m)any steroid deaths; diuretics; steroid testing in bodybuilding; Joe explains performance enhancing drug testing for the UFC; Lance Armstrong; testosterone; talk about steroids he was taking in the past; he says what he took in the past is probably 30% of what bodybuilders are taking today; he doesn’t recommend insulin; quality of muscle; building muscle vs. increasing power; Fedor Emelianenko’s body; strength and conditioning; Tyron Woodley talk; genetics; a guy with bad genes can’t be a bodybuilder; what type of body is needed for bodybuilding; he’s had to tell people they won’t be a champion; potential isn’t the only thing that’s required; fighting and genetics; Mark Hunt talk; Chuck Liddell’s decline and why fighters never recover after a bad knockout; is MMA safer than boxing; CTE found in 99% of football players’ brains; everything has its risks; endurance sports vs. interval training; his heart rate; he thinks interval training is the future; his endurance in the past; calorie-restricted diets for bodybuilding; training and preparing for a contest; keeping muscle on the body; his diet during competition; nutrition in competition now vs. then; “How the Sugar Industry Shifted the Blame to Fat” article; more talk about his diet and nutrition in the past; coaching bodybuilders today; he can buy clothes off the rack now; he doesn’t miss his old body; (they look at old pictures of him); he would get down to 3% body fat; physiques today aren’t the same as the past; bodybuilding popularity is declining; Phil Heath; getting bloated; retiring; he had to go on testosterone replacement therapy after retiring; runners and steroids; are steroids cheating if everyone is doing them; drugs and cycling; they had steroids in 1965; testosterone vs. steroids; where he would get steroids; steroids are legal in the UK; (2:00:00) success of drug decriminalization in Portugal; bodybuilder deaths and heart disease; he compares taking steroids to smoking; he did ayahuasca in Brazil; DMT: The Spirit Molecule book; DMT and ayahuasca talk; people freaking out while taking DMT; his son does kickboxing; he gets recognized now for talking about doing ayahuasca/DMT on other podcasts; politicians should be forced to do DMT; you can’t put the DMT experience into words; shaman icaros; more talk about DMT trips; negativity; how much of life is real; physicist finds computer code in string theory; can people levitate; more DMT talk; no one has a DMT experience and thinks it was a bad thing; Joe talks about Doug Stanhope doing DMT and foaming at the mouth; talk about floating and isolation tanks; Donald Trump insulting people and putting out negative energy; there shouldn’t be a president; why did people vote for Trump; marijuana; hemp; Henry Ford hits Model T hemp car with hammer video; Joe tells the William Randolph Hearst marijuana/hemp story AGAIN; legalized marijuana in the US; people abandoning pharmaceutical drugs for marijuana; he takes cannabis oil everyday; pain and mental toughness; more weed talk; Jeff Sessions thinks good people don’t use marijuana; smoking weed vs. smoking cigarettes; mixing weed with tobacco; marijuana extracts; weed and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; Arnold Schwarzenegger smoking weed; the NFL doesn’t allow players to smoke weed; Spain, Holland, UK, and marijuana legality; (3:00:00) Canada is legalizing marijuana in 2018The Union documentary; edibles; LD50 of marijuana; no one’s ever died from weed; he smokes weed daily because it enhances everything; Super League talk.

Books Mentioned

These are the books that were mentioned and/or recommended during this episode:

DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences
Rick Strassman (Author); English (Publication Language); 358 Pages - 01/01/2001 (Publication Date) - Park Street Press (Publisher)
$16.95 −$5.13 $11.82

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Movies Mentioned

These are the movies that were mentioned and/or recommended during this episode:

Pumping Iron (25th Anniversary Special Edition)
Factory sealed DVD; Various (Actor); Various (Director); English, Spanish, French (Subtitles)
Stay Hungry
Jeff Bridges, Sally Field, Arnold Schwarzenegger (Actors); Bob Rafelson (Director) - Bob Rafelson (Writer) - Bob Rafelson (Producer)
Bigger, Stronger, Faster*
Factory sealed DVD; Chris Bell, Mike Bell, Mark Bell (Actors); Chris Bell (Director) - Alexander Buono (Writer) - Alexander Buono (Producer)
Prescription Thugs
Chris Bell (Actor); English (Publication Language); Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
The Union: The Business Behind Getting High
Factory sealed DVD; Adam Scorgie, Chris Bennett, Steve Bloom (Actors); Brett Harvey (Director) - Adam Scorgie (Writer) - Adam Scorgie (Producer)
$9.98 −$3.50 $6.48

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Products Mentioned

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