March 3, 2024

Pro Bodybuilder and Mentor John Meadows Dies at Age 49

John “Mountain Dog” Meadows, a expert bodybuilder, trainer, and nutritionist centered out of Ohio died at the age of 49 on August 8, 2021. The information was shared on his confirmed Fb page in the afternoon on behalf of his wife (Mary) by a human being named Brooke Nappo.

“Dear Pals and Family members, I am publishing this on behalf of Mary. This morning John passed absent unexpectedly and peacefully in their dwelling,” the submit go through. “As you can envision, this is a complete shock to her and the boys. She will update as soon as she can.”

No bring about of demise was announced as of this creating. Meadows did have a historical past of professional medical issues. In 2005, he was diagnosed with a exceptional colon disease known as Idiopathic Myointimal Hyperplasia of the Mesenteric Veins. He would have to have to have his colon removed, but he recovered and resumed his then amateur bodybuilding career as effectively as his coaching organization.

In Might of 2020, Meadows experienced a coronary heart assault that was prompted by blood clots which resulted in a lengthy hospital continue to be. He at some point recovered, but physicians confirmed that component of his coronary heart wasn’t operating properly at that time. He would go on to return to teaching and coaching. By the finish of 2020, he experienced performed a coaching purpose in the victories of 212 Olympia Champion Shaun Clarida and Physical fitness Olympia winner Missy Truscott.

Meadows’ Job Retrospective

Meadows experienced a love for coaching and bodybuilding heading back to his childhood. He was also concerned in powerlifting early on, obtaining properly trained at the famous Westside Barbell in Columbus, OH. Right after his stint at Westside, he pursued his best aim of starting to be a experienced bodybuilder. That intention was recognized at the 2015 NPC Staff Universe contest. He immediately commenced competing on the pro circuit, inserting in the top rated five of his to start with three contests, and narrowly skipped qualifying for the Mr. Olympia that 12 months.

Meadows’ last pro contest was the 2017 Muscle mass Mayhem Kansas Professional, where by he put 14th. His emphasis then shifted to coaching fellow execs full-time. Apart from Clarida and Truscott, he had worked with many execs in a variety of divisions which includes Fouad Abiad, Theresa Ivancik, and Ivana Ivusic, to name a number of. His previous article on Instagram was on August 7, 2021, in recognition of shopper Brooke Walker, who had won the 2021 Tampa Professional Women’s Physique contest.

His effect on bodybuilding went outside of the stage. The just one-arm row work out with a barbell in a landmine base became identified as the Meadows Row. He was also included with several providers in both equally bodybuilding and powerlifting like EliteFTS and Iron Rebel. He started out his personal dietary supplement enterprise, Granite Supplements, in 2016.

Soon immediately after the news of Meadows’ demise broke, coaches and competitors promptly shared their condolences. 

Joe Sullivan, Powerlifter and Coach

“I was and usually will be happy and glad to have been in a position to phone John a friend and a mentor. My heart goes out to his family. I’m grateful for the Thursday evenings we bought to train with each other in London (Ohio).” 

Theresa Ivancik, IFBB Women’s Bodybuilding Pro

“I am at an extraordinary reduction and in comprehensive shock to hear I just lost a quite distinctive human being in my existence. I never would have considered in a million many years this would be the very last time I would see my coach! John Meadows was a legend in the conditioning industry…and not only a coach but a ideal good friend! We have developed these kinds of a solid bond in these types of a small period of time. He is and always will be these types of a enormous portion of my life. I am so heartbroken to listen to we misplaced just one of the best in the industry. Lots of prayers to his spouse, Mary, and the boys, along with buddies, family, and absolutely everyone he has aided and taught so much awareness to. You will be incredibly skipped but hardly ever neglected!”

Sergio Oliva Pro, IFBB Men’s Open up Professional

“I despise now more than nearly anything that we did not get a likelihood to exhibit the planet at Chicago all the function we’ve finished but I swear to God I’m gonna demonstrate the entire world upcoming month. The bodybuilding entire world missing 1 of its greatest contributors and job models.”

Shanique Grant, Two-Time Women’s Physique Olympia Winner

“With tears rolling down my encounter I keep in mind you telling me how considerably relatives meant and stored reassuring me how significantly extra daily life there is following the stage when I told you I was retiring. You served me so a great deal not just in my prep but with daily life. I was intended to arrive out and train with you this yr and create some written content with you — we had so several ideas. I really don’t even know what to say but you are going to without end be a legend and this kind of an inspiration to me.” 

Meadows is survived by his wife, Mary, and their twin sons. Absolutely everyone at BarBend extends their condolences to Meadows’ household, good friends, and supporters.

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