VIRAL bodybuilding star John Meadows has died on the age of 49.
Here’s all you have to know in regards to the man they referred to as the ‘Mountain Dog.’
Who was John Meadows?
Fans have been paying tribute to the bodybuilding star who loved a profitable profession spanning greater than 30-years.
Raised by his grandmother, he entered his first bodybuilding competitors on the age of 13 in 1985 whereas additionally pursuing his ardour for powerlifting.
He ultimately earnt his status as a revered bodybuilder, going onto to compete in quite a few nationwide reveals.
Despite a extreme well being set-back in 2005, he ultimately secured a well-known Pro Card – profitable first place on the NPC Universe in 2015.
Meadows’ final professional contest was the 2017 Muscle Mayhem Kansas Pro, the place he positioned 14th.
He later labored as a coach and nutritionist, amassing greater than 549,000 subscribers on YouTube the place he shared movies about bodybuilding, health, and weight-reduction plan.
In latest years he labored with quite a few professionals in varied divisions together with 212 Olympia Champion Shaun Clarida and Fitness Olympia Winner Missy Truscott and Theresa Ivancik.
Paying tribute, IFBB Women’s Bodybuilding Pro Theresa mentioned: “John Meadows was a legend within the health trade, and never solely a coach however a greatest good friend!
“We have created such a robust bond in such a brief time frame. He is and at all times shall be such an enormous a part of my life. I’m so heartbroken to listen to we misplaced among the best within the trade.”
What was John Meadows’ reason for dying?
Representatives confirmed that the 49-year-old “handed away unexpectedly and peacefully in his house” on August 8. However, no reason for of dying was introduced.
His passing comes roughly one 12 months after he suffered a blood clot induced coronary heart assault that left him hospitalised.
John had beforehand required surgical procedure after being recognized with a uncommon colon illness in 2005 referred to as Idiopathic Myointimal Hyperplasia of the Mesenteric Veins.
Recently opening up about his expertise he mentioned, “If I hadn’t been within the hospital, I wouldn’t have survived.
“They didn’t determine what was actually incorrect till they did a biopsy. It was a vascular illness in a selected vein within the sigmoid a part of my colon.”
Why was John Meadows referred to as the Mountain Dog?
Throughout his profession, John competed underneath his alias title the ‘Mountain Dog.’
It derived from the Bernese Mountain Dog – a particularly versatile working canine from the farmlands of Switzerland.
It additionally turned the title for his weight-reduction plan program launched on-line which included well being vitamin and meal coaching plans.