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Rich Piana Chronicles (2018)

Rich Piana is a man known for having a personality as big as his massive physique. A bodybuilder who gained massive fame as a controversial YouTube personality, Rich Piana sadly passed away... See full summary »


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Rich Piana Rich Piana ... Self (archive footage)
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Rich Piana is a man known for having a personality as big as his massive physique. A bodybuilder who gained massive fame as a controversial YouTube personality, Rich Piana sadly passed away in 2017 due to heart complications. From the Director of "Generation Iron" the Rich Piana Chronicles documents a raw and uncut look into the final year of his life. Part tribute to his legacy, part revealing look into the man behind the persona - the Rich Piana Chronicles is an intimate look at a man who left a permanent mark on the fitness industry. Unfiltered. Uncensored. In his own words. Written by THE VLADAR COMPANY

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Sad to see him wearing himself down for nothing
28 October 2020 | by Robbie00See all my reviews

It's obvious that this guy took a wrong turn in his life at an easily influenceable and easily led age. An age where the temptations of life are hard to resist.

I used to watch Rich Piana's video's on Youtube every now and then. He is a great motivational speaker, business- and salesman, honest and transparent (to a certain degree) and besides a lot of other positivities probably most of all a great guy. It's debatable how he would have been without his business succes, while others in de branche with the same goals and lifestyle but no succes kill their wives and/or themselfs and such tradegies.

It's sad to see a guy like Rich work so hard thinking he's on the right track but actualy wearing himself down up to the point that drugs and an absurd goal on how to look physical control his life and it's too late to turn back, which is cleary shown in this documentary. He must have been in a lot of continuous pain, uncomfort and physically and mentally miserability probably the better half of his life. Which is visibly shown in his autopsy report, enlarged organs and stuff like that. Most of the footage shown in this documentary is from his last living year which clearly depicts the problems he faces. He looks weak and ill, he has trouble walking,the vains in his face are messed up and his eyes look delirious. Still, with all the physical and mental problems going on he remains the nice guy that is willing to help, educate en motivate people, and for that, he must be remembered, even though this isn't comming entirely from himself but is also from the businessman in him. In the end, everything he's done from obsessed eating and working out to accepting the pain and misery to achieve this pointless goal was for nothing. But hey, if your hobby is fishing, in the end, thats also pointless but your life is alot easier and without unnecessary pain and discomfort.

If he would have made other choices early on or someone coached him the right way he could have lived a great and by far longer life.

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19 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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Die Rich Piana Story See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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