The bodybuilding and health business was rocked on Aug. 8 when the household of John Meadows introduced that the longtime coach and professional bodybuilder handed away on the age of 49. At this time, no trigger of loss of life had been introduced, however the man who referred to as Ohio residence touched the lives and positively impacted the careers of many athletes all through the game of bodybuilding in addition to in powerlifting.
Meadows’ Impact on Bodybuilding
Meadows had a ardour for bodybuilding going again to his early teenage years. His journey to professional standing as a competitor wasn’t with out adversity. In 2005, he was recognized with a uncommon illness referred to as Idiopathic Myointimal Hyperplasia of the Mesenteric Veins. It would consequence within the removing of his colon. He ultimately continued competing and turned professional on the 2015 NPC Team Universe. The Mountain Dog competed within the 212 division primarily till 2017 when he targeted on teaching and coaching different athletes. He had labored with many rivals throughout a spread of divisions through the years together with 212 Olympia Champion Shaun Clarida and Ms. Fitness Olympia Missy Truscott.
In the health club, he is also credited with inventing the Meadows Row, a one-arm row motion with a barbell inside of a landmine attachment. His attain additionally expanded into the complement business because the founder of Granite Supplements. Outside of bodybuilding, he had additionally began teaching and dealing with athletes in professional soccer reminiscent of Boston Scott of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Many of individuals had been nonetheless processing the information whereas others took to social media to increase their condolences to his spouse, sons, and supporters.
Phil Heath, 7-time Mr. Olympia (on Twitter)
Damn! Rest is Power John. You will certainly be missed by many https://t.co/YdL1RCX1Yq
— PHIL HEATH (@PHILHEATH) August 8, 2021
“Damn! Rest is Power John. You will certainly be missed by many.”
Antoine Vaillant – IFBB Pro Bodybuilder (on Instagram)
“This one sucks. I cherished John. He is the one which turned me professional and was additionally somebody I regarded as much as a lot. He was the true gents of bodybuilding with nice values and all the time cared for his athletes who all the time turned his pals. He can be so missed, he made bodybuilding and the entire world a greater place. That’s why he was an instance to all of us, he made the world higher. God is aware of we want extra of that in our business and past.”
Missy Truscott – 2020 Fitness Olympia Champion (on Instagram)
“This has nothing to do with bodybuilding or prep or something……my coronary heart hurts as a result of John was such a tremendous man. He was an in depth pal, my mentor, an superior husband and a very wonderful dad to 2 unbelievable boys. His ardour in life was serving to others (bodybuilders, soccer, life) and I can’t even course of what life can be with out him. John was an unbelievable human being and I’ll be endlessly grateful for all the things he did for me. Love you John.”
Flex Wheeler – Four-time Arnold Classic Champion (on Instagram)
“I’ll attempt to bear in mind your infectious smile and the footprint of all of your achievements. To your loved ones my deepest condolences. There’s no phrases that may categorical. I pray that God blesses you with peace and eternal life.”
Everyone at Muscle & Fitness additionally extends their condolences to Meadows’ spouse, Mary, and their two sons.