John Meadows Biography – John Meadows Wiki
John “Mountain Dog” Meadows was an American professional bodybuilder, trainer, coach, nutritionist, and owner of Granite Supplements and Mountain Dog Diet. His certifications include Capital University BA in Health and Fitness Management, CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist), and CISSN (Certified Sports Nutritionist from the International Society of Sports Nutrition).
Throughout his early schooling days, John became involved in a variety of sports. Some of his favorites included baseball, American football, track, and wrestling.
When he was 13, John moved to Columbus, Ohio. It was during his time in Columbus when John discovered the bodybuilding lifestyle. One day, he was visiting a store with his grandmother when his eyes fell upon a fitness and bodybuilding magazine.
Looking through the magazine, John became fascinated with the muscular physiques he saw. As he said; “My favorite sections were the kinesiology articles where they showed diagrams instead of photos, and explained muscle function. Those articles fascinated me, and I suppose that showed that I was really interested in how muscles work and how to get the best out of them.”
As a result of his new-found interest, John soon started lifting weights at the gym. At the time, he played school sports which involved weightlifting. Because of this, he would first train with his sports team, then go to the gym to train on his own.
In 1985, at the age of 13, John entered his first bodybuilding contest. It was the Mr. Buckeye competition for teens, which featured three other participants aged 14-17. As the youngest and least developed of all the competitors, John took the last place that day.
Speaking about the experience, he said: “At 119 pounds, I got fourth out of four. I don’t really have a lot of recollection on how I prepared for it, other than people told me not to drink water for the last day or two. I remember just having a couple of ice cubes now and then. That was pretty much all the liquid I got.”
In 2005, it was discovered John had a rare and serious colon disease. While in the hospital, John’s colon burst and he started bleeding to death. He was quickly rushed to an emergency room where the doctors managed to save his life.
He underwent colon surgery. As a result of the surgery, John had his entire colon removed. Fortunately, after months of recovery, John’s agony was over. He slowly returned to lifting weights, and later, competing in bodybuilding.
Two years after his colon surgery, John came back into competitive bodybuilding. His comeback show was the 2007 IFBB North American Championships, where he took 16th place. As John’s experience in bodybuilding grew, he began competing in the National Shows. By winning such a contest, John would secure himself the famous Pro Card.
After years of competing, and 14 attempts at winning the Pro Card, John finally realized his goal. He earned his Professional status at the 2015 NPC Universe, where he took the overall 1st place. He made his Pro Debut the same year, taking the top 5 place in the 2015 Vancouver Pro.
John Meadows Age
John Meadows was born on April 11, 1972, in a small town near Columbus Ohio. He died on August 8, 2021. He was 49.
John Meadows Wife
Was John Meadows married? John Meadows was married to Mary Meadows. John credits his wife Mary as his biggest influence in life. She was with him through ‘ups’ and ‘downs,’ always supporting his decisions in life.
John spoke about his wife, saying: “I couldn’t have done it without her. When I was sick and got out of the hospital and I was too weak to look after myself, she did everything for me, including sanitary things I can’t talk about.
“If I say I want to do something, we’ll talk about it, make sure it’s workable and then she gets behind me and supports the idea and me all the way. And when I’m hurting the last three or four weeks of my diet, she sees the look on my face and says, “Just hang in there, it’s going to be worth it.” And I need to hear that at that stage.”
John Meadows Children
John Meadows was a father to twin sons, Jonathan and Alexander Meadows. Meadows is survived by his wife, Mary Meadows, and their twin sons, Jonathan and Alexander Meadows.
John Meadows Family
John Meadows never know his father, and his mother died at a very young age. He was raised by his grandmother. He said that his grandmother was his biggest hero, adding, “she worked double shifts as a cook in a restaurant the majority of her life and raised me. She instilled in me many good values.”
In 1999, his grandmother suddenly passed away while asleep despite being in perfect health. John was devastated by the event, as he didn’t have the chance to talk to his grandmother one last time.
He told Greatest Physiques: “It was rough because I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye. I was in shock because she didn’t have anything wrong with her; she just went to sleep and didn’t wake up.”
John Meadows Bodybuilder Death
Bodybuilder John Meadows passed away at the age of 49 on August 8, 2021. His death was confirmed in a Facebook post on his official Facebook page by Brooke Nappo on behalf of his wife, Mary.
“Dear Friends & Family, I am posting this on behalf of Mary. This morning John passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in their home,” the Facebook post read. “As you can imagine, this is a complete shock to her and the boys. She will update as soon as she can. Please know she is very thankful for all the prayers and support she knows her and the boys will receive from you all.”
John Meadows Cause of Death
The official John Meadows’ cause of death was not revealed. He reportedly died of a pulmonary embolism in his sleep, according to a source.
John Meadows Height
He is 5’6″ (167.5cm) tall.
John Meadows Net worth
Bodybuilder John Meadows’s net worth is $1 Million.
John Meadows Instagram
John Meadows’ Instagram handle is @mountaindog1.