Paul Dillett, the Canadian colossus of bodybuilding, was born on April 12, 1965 in Montreal (Quebec). Craving for sports, Paul showed in school years, but the first passion was not bodybuilding, but football. And, it should be noted, in this sport, Dillett was very successful – in the student years he played in the team of one of the universities of Montreal, and upon receipt of the diploma he entered the professional football league and played for 2 more seasons for Toronto. Paul’s debut as a bodybuilder took place only in 1991 at the North American Championship. Unfortunately, despite the impressive forms of Dillett, Ray McNeil took the first place. Paul did not despair and the next year decided to try his luck again. This time the performance of the athlete caused a real sensation. According to one of the judges, even if Paul simply crawled on stage on all fours, he would still win. This victory, Dillett still calls the most significant event in his life.
The rise in popularity of Dillett was truly impetuous – while still an amateur, he signed a contract with Joe Weider. Bodybuilder, literally, threw invitations to a variety of shows – in Dillet, you could immediately see the ability to “get the audience“. However, Paul did not get the expected popularity. One of the reasons was a rigid ascetic regime, through which the athlete got rid of excess fat. As a result, Arnold Classic 1994 competition (where Dillett was awarded one of the prize places) from dehydration Paul began to cramp directly during posing, and instead of the expected prize, the “souvenir” from the competition was a bill from the doctor. Throughout his career, Paul never managed to get the title of “Mr. Olympia” coveted for most bodybuilders, but this did not stop him from becoming one of the highest paid bodybuilders in the world. Perhaps the loudest victory of Paul can be called the Night of Champions in 1999. True, the victory over the single favorite of the competition Marcus Ruhl did not bring satisfaction – Dillett mired in a dispute with the fans and some members of the IFBB. To make his victory undeniable, Paul promised to win the “Night of the Champions” once again at the peak of the form.
But fate decreed otherwise. The life of the athlete, literally, went downhill. Several frank failures in the competitions (including the “Nights of the Champions”), health problems, the break of a profitable contract, divorce, bankruptcy, arrests and a car accident – troubles poured on Dillett as from a cornucopia. In addition, in 2003, Dillett was deprived of the green card of the United States and, in fact, expelled to Canada. Among a continuous series of failures, there was simply no place for bodybuilding, and Paul left the podium for three years. When in 2006 he announced his return, the fans were expecting a real triumph, however, at the Toronto-Montreal Pro 2006 competitions, Dillett took only 10th place.
Paul was always famous for his non-standard approach to training – among the methods he tried, deep hypnosis, and the connection of high-voltage wires to the muscles. But the method based on the use of the state of affect, aroused the greatest interest. The basis for the development lay the theory that when a sharp jump in adrenaline in the blood of the human body begins to work at full strength, showing just miracles of strength and agility. “Gym” was the nearest forest. On the hillock girl was attached, and Paul was given a hypnotic attitude, that the young beauty was abducted by a monster and is already going to eat it. Such a method should allow the athlete to awaken the ancient instincts and direct them into the mainstream of training. According to Dillett himself, this method helped him repeatedly increase the intensity of training.
Little is known about Paul’s personal life, but what is known is completely destroyed by the popular myth that bodybuilders are nothing more than “stupid pitching.” In addition to a burning love for his Mercedes, Dillett’s heart worries the music of Tchaikovsky. There are rumors that the athlete is more than indifferent to children’s cartoons. Despite the high fees, Paul passed the “star fever” – he is alien to commercialism and lies. There were situations when he refused from the fees for participating in any action.
In 2007, Dillett organized his own bodybuilding federation – WBFF (The World Bodybuilding And Fitness Federation). Immediately a lot of rumors were born that the athlete is going to break with the IFBB. However, Paul quickly “cooled” the fans of scandalous news, saying that the IFBB is a great organization with which he is in no way going to get into a confrontation. The only purpose of Dillett was the development of bodybuilding in Canada. “Instead of being a” star “, I want to become the one who” lights “the stars,” he said in an interview. Paul perfectly understands that his best days are already behind, but he can not leave bodybuilding either – the love for this sport was absorbed in the bodybuilder’s blood. He hopes that WBFF will give Canadian bodybuilders new opportunities for self-realization and a powerful stimulus to development. “To support and inspire athletes” – it was this motto that became the foundation for the creation of thisfederation.
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