Remembering Rich Piana two years after his death

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Remembering Rich Piana two years after his death.

The day Rich Piana died capped a horrible month in the bodybuilding world.

Just a few days earlier, Dallas McCarver had passed away.

Rich Piana had fallen ill before the death of Dallas, but he still had a fight in him and passed away on August 25, 2017.

Rich was a crazy, energetic and controversial person.

He did not hide from anything and he admitted to doing a lot of things he should not have.

When he was wrong, he was not afraid to admit his mistakes to the world as he did on a number of occasions.

Rich was the reason many bodybuilding fans started to use Youtube. The fans were always eagerly waiting for the next episode to hear what he had to say.

If the subject was on steroids, food, buying a car, moving or just going to the supermarket to buy a ton on ice-cream, it was always exciting.

Rich looked like a freak, he was his own company, he was 5% Nutrition. He looked every bit of what his wanted his company to stand for.

Where would Rich be today? He would most probably still be on top of his game. A star of Youtube and his company 5% Nutrition would still be going strong as it is today.

Many people had a lot to say about Rich, in a positive and a negative way.

But we must remember, he left people behind that cared and loved him.

Much respect to a guy that put a smile on a lot of faces.

“Good F***’n morning… God dammit”, these are the words many have tried to replicate… but it will never be the same!


5% Nutrition remembers Rich Piana:

This industry never knew a more honest, approachable, hard-working, or down to earth character than Rich Piana. Love him or hate him; you had to respect him. Rich changed this industry; he changed the game. Hell, he changed every room he walked into and every person he ever met. When Rich showed up somewhere, you knew it. You could FEEL it. The whole energy of a place changed when he was there.

That’s also the exact reason why so many people were, and still are, affected by his passing. We FEEL it. Doors don’t burst open with booming “Good Fuckin’ Mornings” anymore. YouTube isn’t filled with new videos of him regularly, and social media will never be the same without him.
Expos are quiet. Too quiet. And the lines are too short. Rich’s line 100 feet out the door is no longer. His friends miss him. His coworkers miss him. His family misses him. Bodybuilding misses him. The world still misses Rich Piana as if he passed yesterday and not 2 years ago.

We at 5% Nutrition, mourn him alongside his loyal 5%ERs, but always like to think of him in a good light. The silly things he did and said, get laughed heartily over and remembered dearly. We think of him gladly and often because let’s face it: he is not somebody that you can forget that easy, and we don’t plan on it, just like all of you.

Celebrate his life today. Watch an old video of him and get motivated. Eat a pint of Ben & Jerry’s or go to the gym and do those extra few reps with him in the back of your mind pushing you, SQUEEEEZ.

Not too many people can say they knew a Legend or let alone got to meet one or be around one. We were graced with getting to know him and being around him for many years, and it’s those years that we will look back on when thinking about him. We will always do Whatever It Takes to carry on the legacy he left behind and use all the positivity he instilled in us, to always strive to be greater and do better.

Thank you Legend.
You’re always with us. 
We love and miss you.
RIP Rich.

 

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This industry never knew a more honest, approachable, hard-working, or down to earth character than Rich Piana. Love him or hate him; you had to respect him. Rich changed this industry; he changed the game. Hell, he changed every room he walked into and every person he ever met. When Rich showed up somewhere, you knew it. You could FEEL it. The whole energy of a place changed when he was there. That’s also the exact reason why so many people were, and still are, affected by his passing. We FEEL it. Doors don’t burst open with booming “Good Fuckin’ Mornings” anymore. YouTube isn’t filled with new videos of him regularly, and social media will never be the same without him. Expos are quiet. Too quiet. And the lines are too short. Rich’s line 100 feet out the door is no longer. His friends miss him. His coworkers miss him. His family misses him. Bodybuilding misses him. The world still misses Rich Piana as if he passed yesterday and not 2 years ago. We at 5% Nutrition, mourn him alongside his loyal 5%ERs, but always like to think of him in a good light. The silly things he did and said, get laughed heartily over and remembered dearly. We think of him gladly and often because let’s face it: he is not somebody that you can forget that easy, and we don’t plan on it, just like all of you. Celebrate his life today. Watch an old video of him and get motivated. Eat a pint of Ben & Jerry’s or go to the gym and do those extra few reps with him in the back of your mind pushing you, SQUEEEEZ. Not too many people can say they knew a Legend or let alone got to meet one or be around one. We were graced with getting to know him and being around him for many years, and it’s those years that we will look back on when thinking about him. We will always do Whatever It Takes to carry on the legacy he left behind and use all the positivity he instilled in us, to always strive to be greater and do better. Thank you Legend. You’re always with us. We love and miss you. RIP Rich. @1dayumay #richpiana #5percentnutrition #apintforpiana #5percentfamily #legend #legendsneverdie #1dayumay #whateverittakes #loveitkillit #nevergiveup #livinthedream #welcometoourworld

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