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John Meadows Steroid Cycle


John Meadows was a professional bodybuilder and businessman who didn't have the easiest childhood, but managed to still work his way up in the bodybuilding world, and become one of the most respected gentlemen in the industry. His peak stats were 5'6'' 225 pounds and his nickname is Mountain Dog. In this article, we celebrate his life and talk about what steroids he could have used while at his peak.

Early life

John was born in rural Ohio in 1972. His father was never in his life and his mother died very young, so he was raised by his very poor grandmother. In school, John was a gifted athlete and played many sports even at his smallish height including football, baseball, track, and wrestling.

As a teenager, John took an interest in how muscles worked more than what they looked like. He loved the science behind bodybuilding and would read magazines and books to learn everything he could. Using this knowledge he started to lift weights and some days would be the only person lifting late at night while everyone else went home.

He was only 13 years old when he competed in his first show and finished last competing against boys older than him. At the time he did not even weigh 120 pounds and had no clue what he was doing. In his late teens, his grandmother died and he took this rough because he could not say goodbye. He used this as motivation and his bodybuilding career started to take off until he would suffer his health problem.

First major health issue

In 2005, he was prepping for a contest and he felt problems in his midsection. The issue kept worsening and he couldn't eat from the pain. Finally, he relented and went to the hospital and they diagnosed him with colon disease. The colon had also burst and he was bleeding to death internally and the doctors removed his colon.


It would take Jhohn a couple of years to recover from his health problems but he did not give up. After years of effort, he won his pro card in 2015 by taking first place at the NPC Universe. That same year he got 3rd place at the Tampa Pro in his weight class, and 5th at the Vancouver Pro.

The next year he competed in 3 big contests finishing in the top 10 including the Arnold Classic and Toronto Pro.

He competed for 20 years in total, although for most of that he was an amateur.

Social Media and businesses

John has a large social media following which tops 1M total between platforms. On Instagram alone, he has 350K followers as of now. https://www.instagram.com/mountaindog1/?hl=en

His page features food, bodybuilding, his family, and pictures of his various travels.

There are many projects John worked on before his death. They include being a football coach, CEO of Granite Supplements, CEO of Mountain Dog Diet, and MegaFit Meals.

He also has thousands of videos on youtube on training and bodybuilding.

Nutrition and Training

When it comes to nutrition John took that very seriously. He believes you should only meat animal products from animals fed their natural diets. Another thing he believed in was fats are your friend and not to shy away from them. Finally, he believed in controlling blood sugar and insulin to keep yourself lean and mean.

John loved to do high-intensity training including drop sets and training to failure. He isn't afraid to hit his legs hard and his leg workouts were known to be 25-30 sets and not for the average man.


It was reported in August of 2021 that John had died at the age of 49. As of this article, it was reported the death was caused by a pulmonary embolism, which is a blood clot that travels to the lungs and blocks blood flow.

Some of the warning signs that you should watch for of this condition are shortness of breath, blood being coughed up, back pain, leg pain, blue lips/nails, and dizziness. It is possible John had experienced the above but due to his hard training, he couldn't decipher if it was just normal gym grind pain or something else.

 A "Mountain Dog" Memorial fund was set up which as of this article has raised a substantial amount of money.

Many people have spoken out and said how kind he was and how much he helped them reach their fitness goals. Words such as humility, inspirational, informative, and enthusiastic have been written to describe him.


Just 3 weeks before his death he posted a video which I liked https://www.instagram.com/p/CRy-2v8lFOk/. The reason I liked the video is he talks about how the younger generation works just as hard as his generation did and how he doesn't agree with how they are criticized. Throughout history, older generations have said the same thing about younger generations and in some cases they are right, however, it is refreshing to see an older school bodybuilder like John who isn't bitter and jealous of the younger bodybuilders like most his age are today. This shows you what kind of a person he is and shows that he lacked ego and understands how things are always evolving. It also shows that he is smart enough not to put down future consumers.

Steroid Cycle

John has talked about steroid use, he says that there is a difference between pile driving high dosages and running smart dosages. He predicted in this video

that we would see people have problems with their kidney's due to abusive steroid use.

Here is an example of what people like John, in the mid-2010's, would have used to earn a pro card.

    1. 800mg a week Testosterone
    2. 1200mg a week Primobolan
    3. 600mg a week Trenbolone
    4. 1000mg a week Masteron
    5. 100mg a day Winstrol
    6. 150mg a day Anavar
    7. 15Iu's HGH
    8. 10Iu's insulin
    9. Lasix


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DISCLAIMER: The following article is for entertainment purposes, John Meadows has not publicly admitted to using steroids and HGH as far as we are aware.  His cycle is not a fact and it's our views on what he used and what steroids he took. This is for information purposes only.

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Steve Smi (Also known as Steve Smith), has over 12 years of experience in the bodybuilding and fitness industry. He's the co-Host of the popular Evolutionary Radio Podcast - over 500,000 listens! He has been a personal trainer and writer for the last 10 years with over 1000 articles written. He's been a moderator on forums for over 10 years. Steve holds the following certifications and records: NASM Personal Trainer NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist Florida Local Powerlifting champion Top writer for 2019 Fitness rated

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