The bad boy of bodybuilding with hulk busting arms, Rich Piana had the best and worst in media, steroids, and women.
Famous body builder Rich Piana died, after being in a medically induced coma for about 2 weeks. Piana had 20 bottles of steroids in his apartment when his girlfriend, Chanel Jansen found him unconscious. He was 46 years old, and a very short period of time after the passing of 26 year old famous body builder Dallas McCarver, who had an accident at home from choking.
Indeed a sad week in the bodybuilding world.
Piana has earned titles, (Mr. California) and created a buzz around social media as being the guy who didn't hold anything back! His style is he hadn't pushed people to do or follow what he does, in fact, he insists people not to follow what other people are doing, but follow what you body responds to best.
This was a unique way the audience returned respect for his brand and image. Piana also had a rise to fame with latest film in bodybuilding, Generation Iron 2, in which he openly admits to his routine. In this video below provided from Generation Iron Fitness, Rich Piana Talks Death & Steroids and is an eerie follow up to his death. Check it out below.
Piana is well known as a fast paced business man, and doesn't feed you bull crap in the body bulding industry. He does "whatever it takes" mindset in his health and career.
This type of mindset created for fast paced results, if it resulted in negative or positive results. Piana knew he was on track to get eyeballs and help out the guy who needed the hulk arms, and bust out of the weak body without getting complicated. That is the power he had with influencing a social media audience, and made his presence be known at fitness expos around the world, growing his brand, 5 percent Nutrition and Supplements.
In 2017, Piana has already been through a divorce with ex wife Sara Piana (pictured below) . They peacefully moved on and kept it clean on social media.
On instagram Sara posted a heartfelt post to her late ex husband
"sara.ice.queen I'm in tears writing this that @1dayumay has just passed away. I can barely believe this... I am so saddened & heartbroken that he didn't make it. I just want to say THANK YOU Rich for teaching me so much about life, whether it was the easy or the hard way. We had our ups and downs but we sure had an awesome time in each other's presence along with us fighting through some dark times together. You truly touched many people's heart and helped so many!!! It inspired me in many ways to see the huge impact you had on people all over the world. Not many people know that me and him are STILL legally married till this day despite all rumors. I have NOTHING to gain by saying that but want everyone to know the truth. I know that people say stuff on social media but I truly am not the "bad" person people think I am. I actually saved Rich's life 1 time before, glad I was there for him at that time. Rich, I hope you feel better now in heaven and that you're up there healthy, smiling & telling everyone "how it is, being REAL & doing your thing". Rest In Peace my dear husband.
#GoneButNeverForgotten#RichPiana#RIP😢🙏🏼❤️. P.S. I want to wish my deepest condolence to Chanel @c_no5 and thanking her for being there for him, loving him & showing him support. You're an angel.
We will all miss him so much, may his soul & spirit Rest In Peace Forever🙏🏼.
XOXO Sara Piana.
Piana recently developed a solid relationship with Chanel Jansen (pictured below with Piana), and is heartbroken of the tragedy that has happened. On her Instagram account she writes,
c_no5 I will always remember how much I love holding his hand, I will always remember how I felt so loved when he would wake up and kiss me on the forehead , I will always remember how I had it great with the love of my life ,I will always remember I was loved by the most amazing man I've ever known ,I will always remember there's a hole in my heart where he will always belong, I will always remember that someday when it's my time-he will fill that space inside me and I'll be whole again ❤We just finished watching the Notebook yesterday and I said 'That's how it was supposed to be. We were supposed to go together. So when it's my time someday-come find me and take me where we're supposed to go because I don't want to go anywhere without you' "
The Future Of Bodybuilding
Piana, and many others have educated the hardship of building the body to hulk size status, and at a big cost. But with shaking the fitness world, pressures and regulations might be evaluated and investigated as upcoming body builders are experimenting with supplements to increase gains faster and bigger than ever before.
Motivation, mindset, training and diet play major roles to increase size, but steroids can become very desirable when seeking big gains in faster. I use the 3 workout motivations rules to increase my fitness, find out more here at 3 Workout Motivation Rules
Rich Piana steroids, hulk arms, and cycle of women can make for a fun and rocky life, and Rich did it with a big heart, and helping others who needed the education, street smarts, and YouTube channel that provided a bunch of value to his audience! Rest in peace Rich Piana. Your hard work has not gone unnoticed and will continue to be help others in seeking help! Thank you for all of your work and knowledge in the bodybuilding world!