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932: John Meadows

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

Release Date: 12/27/2018

In this episode, Sal, Adam & Justin speak with John Meadows who reveals all about what it takes to be a top-level bodybuilder.

  • Why John doesn’t have a colon. (4:30)
  • Was there anything he did that contributed to his digestion issues? (10:35)
  • How did he change his approach coming back? (12:10)
  • Has going through this experience forced him to become more in tune with his body? (14:55)
  • What are the BIGGEST mistakes he sees with people trying to build muscle? (16:38)
  • Has he found there is a RIGHT dose of protein for his body? (24:40)
  • What are the big missing pieces in bodybuilder’s regimens? (26:03)
  • What kind of things does he cover in his workshops? (29:42)
  • What made him start to compete at a young age? (30:50)
  • When did he start to use anabolic steroids? Was he a hyper responder? (34:20)
  • Does he believe people do not cycle out anymore? (43:19)
  • What are the differences between taking anabolics vs growth hormones? (45:17)
  • His take on training and why certain bodybuilder’s physiques look more ‘granite.’ (54:38)
  • What does he think of the new culture of thought around isolation movements being the BEST movements for most muscle activation? (1:00:45)
  • What is the ‘Mountain Dog Diet’ and does food quality matter? (1:04:10)
  • Is the trend starting to reverse with coaching in bodybuilding? (1:09:20)
  • What is site enhancement oil (SEO)? (1:10:15)
  • How bodybuilding is a different level of drugs in sport. (1:15:54)
  • What is the difference in training people that are natural vs. people on ‘gear’? (1:18:16)
  • His theory behind metabolism in competitive sports. (1:21:52)
  • What is his take on people not adapting their training routines? (1:26:30)
  • How social media killed bodybuilding. What does the future of bodybuilding look like? (1:34:04)
  • If he was to go back and whisper into 22-year-old John’s ear, what would he tell himself? (1:40:13)

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