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Special Guest John Meadows, the brains, looks, and brawn behind The Mountain Dog Diet, joins the Power Athlete Staff to talk shop on nutrition as it relates to physique, performance, and longevity. You are in for a treat today Power Athlete Nation as John Welbourn and John Meadows candidly disseminate their expertise in this weeks installment of Power Athlete Radio!

Show Timeline

  • 0:00 Intro and opening
  • 1:01 Wade's Army Update
  • 7:07 Team Series Update
  • 9:41 Who is John Meadows
  • 24:39 Fat Intake Approaching a Contest
  • 29:49 How would John Meadows Prescribe a "Mass Gain"
  • 35:01 Do People tend to Over or Under Eat?
  • 38:23 What Measurements do you Find Most Important for Body Comp Testing?
  • 42:32 How Would you Skin the Mountain Dog Diet for Performance?
  • 58:39 Dave Tate's Transformation
  • 1:04:17 Genetic "Freaks"
  • 1:09:55 Bulldozer Asks - PAHQ, What's your Cheat Protocol?

Show Notes

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John Meadows
John Meadows has a lifetime of knowledge that he regularly imparts on his audience. He is a featured author on T-Nation, and has all sorts of amazing content on his website www.MountainDogDiet.com. Check out John's articles, and follow him on Twitter if you haven't already!

Bulldozer asks:
I was wondering what your thoughts are with cheat meals when following the CFFB/paleo diet. How often do you guys do it? What do you guys eat? Just curious because I eat the CFFB diet and when I cheat, which is pretty much never, I feel like shit and have regrets. Thanks everyone

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Luke has been training athletes in CrossFit, Weightlifting, and Olympic Lifting since 2007. He spent 6 years pushing pencils in “Corporate America,” spending 3 of those years moonlighting as a Strength & Conditioning Coach before and after work. Luke was an athlete his whole life and played multiple sports, but his primary focus was football.He played up through college until a neck injury forced him to hang it up. He travels with the CrossFit Football staff and has coaches a variety of athletes from amateur to professional levels in football, baseball, and track.
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  1. Jack

    I have a high metabolism, i eat around 500gr meat a day, 800gr vegetables, 8 whole eggs, cook with coconut oil and drink 4 liters of milk a day, and sweet potatoes post workout. Should i count the carbs that are within the milk as carbs consumed on a daily basis to what i need? Or is the milk to be considered extra? I also add around 150gr of blueberries to my post workout shake.
    Basically i wanted to check if i am on the right track to gain more weight? Dec 2012 my weight was 70kg, now it is 85kg.
    Is there something you would say i should add or leave out?

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  3. Ed

    During the podcast, Guest John Meadows said something to the effect of, “only a specific type of protein and carbs is useful to drink during your workout,” but he didn’t say WHAT the specific types of protein and carbs was. Can somebody please shed some light on this? Thanks!

  4. Drew

    @Ed I wouldn’t look too hard into it. As much good info as John Meadows puts out, I would say he balances it by pushing Biotest supplements pretty hard (have you seen T-nation?) And I’m willing to bet he had some “gear” to help him acheive his current physique. Not saying he didn’t work his ass off to get where he is, but don’t believe that those supps they push are the “magic” carb and protein sources of the universe.

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