John Meadows: IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Tribute

Some of our readers may already know that one of the most popular American bodybuilders of recent times, IFBB Pro John Meadows, (aka “Mountain Dog”) passed away on August 8th this year. At the relatively young age of 49, the loss came as a massive shock to the bodybuilding community, read on for our tribute…

John Meadows had a strong presence on social media, using platforms like YouTube and Instagram to educate and inspire bodybuilders and other athletes.

His entertaining and informative videos on YouTube led to him to gaining over half a million subscribers. His coaching approach was friendly and warm, and he spoke passionately and honestly while giving his viewers helpful hints and tips.

Always keen to share his knowledge, John also wrote an abundance of articles for top bodybuilding and strength websites such as T Nation.

An unbeatable work ethic and an endless amount of determination are two essential ingredients to big success in one’s career, and John possessed both. Getting an early start in competitive bodybuilding at the age of 13 no doubt helped him to achieve well on the bodybuilding stage.

He competed in many shows and earned several top 3 places during his competitive career. His ‘never quit’ attitude helped him to gain his IFBB Pro card in 2015 after winning the NPC Universe over 40’s category. His pro status led him to compete in the prestigious Arnold Classic show, which is an aspiration for many bodybuilders.

The loss of John Meadows has been felt keenly by bodybuilders around the world, including many of Keep Fit Kingdom’s readers and bodybuilding fans here in Great Britain.

He lived and breathed bodybuilding, and was much loved, admired and respected by his family, friends and peers. The works of this legendary man will continue to inspire the old generation and the new wave of physique athletes alike in the art and pursuit of bodybuilding perfection. May John Meadows rest in peace…

Were you inspired by the Mountain Dog John Meadows? Which of tips and advice impacted you the most? Please take a moment to immortalise his memory in the comments below, and join in the conversation on FacebookTwitter & Instagram, thank you.

Alan Riseborough

Alan is a strength and physique enthusiast and has 28 years' of training experience behind him. He has competed in powerlifting, arm wrestling, bodybuilding and grip strength competitions. He also includes rigorous bodyweight, sprinting and kettlebell training regularly in his routines. He believes in the transformative power of the squat which is (believe it or not) his favourite exercise!

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