Bodybuilding is a fairly popular sport, gaining an increasing number of fans. And this is not surprising, because once you take a look at the pictures of the amazing bodies of athletes professionally engaged in bodybuilding, you will instantly want to reach their heights. Paul Dillett is one of such bodybuilders, and he will be discussed in this article.
This colossus of bodybuilding was born on April 12, 1965 in Montreal (Canada), in a large family. From a young age, Paul Dillett (photos are presented in the article) felt an irresistible craving for sports. But his first hobby was football, in which he achieved quite good results. In his student years, the bodybuilder played for the national team of his university, and after graduation he got into the professional league and played for the Toronto football team for several seasons. To keep fit, Paul Dillett began attending the gymnasium, where in a relatively short time he gained impressive weight. It was then that the idea arose to try himself as a professional bodybuilder.
The debut performance, in which Paul already tried himself as a bodybuilder, took place at the 1991 North American Amateur Championship. Despite the excellent physical data, Paul Dillett could not win a prize, losing to Ray McNeill. But the athlete did not despair and with even greater zeal continued his training. And this yielded results, because the very next year his performance made a splash. As one of the judges stated, a bodybuilder would have to crawl around the stage on all fours to win.
After concluding a contract with Joe Wider, Paul Dillet, whose height and weight were impressive, went to conquer the professional podium. The rise of the bodybuilder was rapid. He was literally bombarded with all kinds of invitations to popular shows, because the bodybuilder knew how to “ignite the public”. However, the ascetic lifestyle and the strictest regime with which the athlete fought with excess fat did not give Paul the expected popularity.
The athlete was too much overdoing diet and training, and the 1994 performance at the Arnold Classic competition, where everyone predicted Dillett's prize, ended with a trip to the doctor for him. Right on the catwalk, the bodybuilder became convulsed as a result of complete dehydration of the body.
In the entire history of performances, the athlete was not able to get the highest bodybuilding title - Mr. Olympia, which did not prevent him from becoming one of the highest paid bodybuilders in the world. The most impressive conquest of Paul can be called a prize in the competition "Champions Night", held in 1999. But even then, the victory over the main favorite Markus Rul did not bring the athlete full satisfaction. Many fans and IFBB members challenged Paul’s championship, and then he promised that he would make his next victory undeniable.
Strip of failure
But the athlete was not destined to conquer the sports Olympus again. Despite the excellent shape, Paul Dillett, height, weight, whose biceps were really impressive, could not win prizes in the following competitions. Repeated performance at the “Night of Champions" brought only 3rd place and became the starting point of new misfortunes.
Failures began to haunt him: at the beginning of the defeat, then a divorce, health problems and a car accident, arrests and bankruptcy. We can say that the athlete slipped to the very bottom of life - after all, troubles followed on his heels. In 2003, the bodybuilder lost his green card and was expelled from the country. With such problems, Paul had no time to play sports, and he leaves professional podiums for three whole years. In 2006, the bodybuilder decided to return to the world of bodybuilding, but Paul won only 10th place at the Toronto-Montreal competition.
Love for bodybuilding is forever
Realizing that he cannot reach new heights in sports, Paul Dillett does not give up. And already in 2007, he founded his bodybuilding federation - The World Bodybuilding And Fitness Federation (WBFF). Then in the world of sports and rumors spread that the athlete wants to break with the IFBB and compete with them. But the bodybuilder immediately denied them, saying that the IFBB is an unrivaled organization with which he did not even think of engaging in a confrontation.
And Paul’s sole purpose is to develop this sport in Canada. According to the bodybuilder, he wants to become the one who “lights the stars”. The athlete is aware that his best years are long behind, but the fanatical love of bodybuilding will never let go. He hopes that the organization he created will give an impetus to Canadian bodybuilders to self-realization and development.
Unusual training methods
Bodybuilder Paul Dillet is famous for his unconventional approach to training. He was tested and hypnosis, and the connection of electrical wires to the trained muscles. But the most prominent in a sports environment is considered a method using the state of affect. The basis of this method of developing strength lies an interesting theory that the human body is able to show unprecedented endurance and dexterity in a stressful situation. That is, in order to increase performance, you need to train at a time when adrenaline rolls over. And the most interesting thing is how the athlete brought his theory to life: instead of the gym, Paul Dillett went to the nearest forest.
A girl was tied to some tree, and the bodybuilder received the installation from a hypnotist, that a terrible monster was wandering nearby, who had kidnapped the beauty and was going to have her dinner. And the athlete had no choice but to turn on the ancient instincts and come to the rescue of the girl, and he could help her only by training. According to the athlete, this method helped him to repeatedly increase the intensity of the classes.
Paul Dillett. Anthropometric data
Of course, for the entire time of the competition, the physical data of the athlete changed. But we chose exactly those that the bodybuilder had at the peak of his career:
- Height: 188 cm.
- Off-season weight: 160 kg.
- Competitive weight: from 130 to 140 kg.
- Chest volume: 152 cm.
- Waist: 81 cm.
- Neck volume: 44 cm.
- Hips: 86 cm.
- Bicep volume: 6o cm.
List of the most impressive victories
Throughout the history of his performances, Paul Dillett visited many podiums, but not all of them ended in victory. Top places:
- 1994 year. Grand Prix Italy (2nd place); Grand Prix France (1); Grand Prix of Germany (1); Grand Prix of Spain (3).
- 1996 year. Ironman Pro (2nd place); Arnold Classic (3); San Francisco Pro (2); Mr. Olympia (5); Grand Prix of Spain (2); Grand Prix of England (3); Grand Prix of the Czech Republic (3).
- 1999 year. Champions Night - 1st place.
- year 2000. Champions Night - 3rd place.
Despite the fact that the athlete is pleased to speak to the public, he does not like to talk about his personal life. But what managed to get, crosses out the myth that all the pitching is absolutely stupid and soulless. Paul Dillett loves Tchaikovsky’s music and enjoys watching cartoons with children, and his Mercedes is his passion. The bodybuilder knows what the high fees and crowds of fans are, but he did not suffer from "star disease". There were times when Paul Dillet refused money if he participated in some kind of action.