Dallas McCarver – Bio and Competition History


Dallas McCarver Arnold Classic 2017 Posing Routine | Generation Iron

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Dallas McCarver Is Dead By By Choking On Food | RIP Big Country 1991-2017

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Footage of Dallas McCarver collapsing on stage…

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Dallas McCarver vs Cedric McMillan 2017 Arnold Classic Bodybuilding Prejudging

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Dallas McCarver | From 1 To 26 Years Old

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Dallas MaCcaver life journey R.I.P Dallas (1991_2017)

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After two shows and two wins, Dallas took his pro card at an age of 21. He won three out of five IFBB competitions between 2012 and 2015, including the IFBB North American Championships and the 2015 IFBB California State Pro. The audience will remember McCarver as one of the greatest bodybuilders in the history of competition.

He had a massive 6’11” 300 lb frame which captured the attention of the. Dallas McCarver was an IFBB professional bodybuilder and sponsored athlete from Tennessee, USA. He created a lot of buzz in the professional competition circuit, due to his gargantuan size and excellent proportionality. Growing up, Dallas was extremely sporty and played football in junior and high school. Dallas McCarver was a rising star whose job started at a young age.

With his hard work in the gym, he became the youngest pro ever to win an overall champion at the pro qualifier in 2012. He took it all at the North American Championship at the age of 21. Dallas McCarver: Nickname: Big Country: Date of birth: 9 April, 1991: Date of death: 22 August, 2017: Country of birth: United States: Country of residence: United States: Height: 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Weight (contest) 118 kg (260 lbs) Weight (off season) 136 kg (300 lbs) Occupation: Bodybuilder: Pro-debut: 2012 IFBB North American Championships. Dallas McCarver started his career at an early age. He won 3 out of 5 of his IFBB competitions between 2012 and 2015.

He also placed 8th at the 2016 Mr. Olympia Competition. In March 2017, Dallas collapsed while posing at the Arnold Classic in Australia. Dallas McCarver’s Bodybuilding Not much is known publicly about McCarver’s bodybuilding career, except that hewent pro at 21 years old and that he had an amazing work ethic. He was 6’1” and weighed approximately 300 lbs. of pure muscle.

McCarver started competing in bodybuilding when he was 21-years-old. He was 6’1″ and weighed over 300 pounds. In 2016, he finished in eighth place in the Mr. Olympia competition.

Found an actual video of Dallas McCarver collapsing on stage at the 2017 Arnold Classic Australia and I figured you guys would want to see it. Wishing Dallas. Check the HISTORY show schedule and find out when your favorite shows are airing. Find cast bios, videos, and exclusive content on history.com.

DALLAS WORKING OUT McCarver burst on to the bodybuilding circuit when he was 21 and immediately began winning big competitions. He was a 6’1″, 300-lb beast who was crazy strong in the weight room.

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  • I loved McCarver as a dude but he never got a single x-ray or CAT scan his whole career. That’s a pathological fear of facing the facts.

  • No one knows what the true cause is yet. Likely not an OD or choking on food. Probably related to drug use over the years. A healthy 26 year old like him doesn’t just choke to death on food. But yeah, you’re a fucking idiot for naming the video what you did

  • Maxx Charles clearly light years ahead of McCarver. I wonder how he would have looked like today, and I hope his family is fine right now! May he RIP

  • The heart is meant to stop growing at about 20 years old but when you take HGH it makes the heart grow again. Thats how come so many HGH abusers end up with heart issues oh and it makes their heads massive lol.

  • Very very sad, but he did not die from choking on food. He died from a combination of a bad family history of heart disease and heavy usage of anabolic steroids and non steroidal hormones.

  • These guys eat over 10,000 calories daily. They are practically pros at eating and lifting. Choking on food, really? It’s as absurd as the rapper whom died choking on an egg while at the hospital.

  • Q and A
    Q ; If u used steroids, u can get gold medal, but u death after 5 years.., what u choise?
    A ; (athlet) ” gold medal its my choise bro “

  • Yes it’s true hi gave everything even his life because hi take to much steroids. Was anybody seeing his autopsy his heart �� was nearly three times bigger than normal and hi was only 26 years old man so if that’s was worth? I don’t think so…

  • Beautiful man, humble, no attitude…. doing what he loves… Dreams are most important. We risk our lives not for money but to make dreams come true. Dallas, will be surly missed for he was not like the others for he had empathy and respect for the human being. I salute you..

  • It’s known now, 2 yrs later he had a massive heart attack, his hart was 3x larger than a normal person he had enlarged lungs, kidney and massive obstructions in this cardio vascular arteries

  • lol.. believe that choked on food horse shit if you want too.. but we all know it was insulin O.D… insulin will kill you within minutes if you fuck up.

  • Wow look at there damn abdomen muscles. That is severe hgh use. Dallas probably abused hgh with stacking steroids and probably adding in insulin. That is hgh stomach though.

  • It’s ridicules how these big companies are using these bodybuilders as puppets by injecting them with all type of shi** to make as much money as they could and no body say anything about it. You people have to start saying things to stop this farce otherwise we’ll always keeps hearing about these bodybuilders getting killed. The media will never disclose the real reason of death because they make money out of them as well.

  • this is so heartbreaking because looking at Dallas and you know damn fucking well he was going to win his first Mr. Olympia in the near future. So much potential and he just had to try and get really really big really really fast. If only he was patient and took it step by step instead of kicking it in overdrive. Who knows what he coulda accomplished

  • So sad that he gave everything but gain nothing!!! Be smart in sport people and don’t think that taking more steroids will help you be the best…. no… even Rich Piana said this!!!

  • So just when you all think you might give the juice a go, I guess think again. Shit stuff like everything else that changes your chemical compostion

  • He died of an enlarged heart with plaque in his arteries more than likely causing a massive myocardial infarction or deadly abnormal arrhythmia ( V Tac)!

  • That collapse at that show early in the year should have been a wake up call for him. Should have taken it seriously and slowed down. Sadly he didn’t and paid the ultimate price. ����

  • One of the greatest champs in the world… God bless ur soul n give u peace…. We all millions of fans n passionate ppl for bodybuilding ll miss you for sure… No one can replace you bro… Miss u

  • dallas could easily win this year olympia. he should have listened to all advice from veterans to take some rest after australia incident… wasted gift.. enjoy heaven dallas..

  • He was a complete human.. Not only in Bodybuilding, as a person too. Was a fan since i saw you the first time that was.. in 2015 or so. Looked forward to meet you one day.. well.. RIP Champ!

  • Severe hypertrophy of left ventricle
    833 gram heart
    As well as the rest of the organs were all triple the size they should be.

    All to look a certain way someone else wants you to look (judges)

  • If these bodybuilding organizations gave a shit about the athletes, they would outright ban anyone caught using gear; at ANY time. The guys would be forced to compete natty and these guys wouldn’t be cutting decades off their lives. Remember, a LOT more young guys die that we never even hear about because they are not well known. Once these guys get addicted to the gains, many just keep pushing and pushing until they are injured, dead, broke, or can’t go on for some other reason. Imagine the pressure that their sponsors put on them to look huge in the off season in order to promote their products….

  • Wow! I didn’t know McMillan and Dallas were friends. I still say that McMillan is one of the most underrated bodybuilder today. Also, Dallas was so young to have as much muscle development as he did that he was sure to be a Mr.Olympia one day in my opinion.

  • 0:52 look at each competitor’s front double biceps. There is no separation and striations of the biceps, looks like puffed up water. 90s bodybuilders had way way way more definition on their biceps not even in the same ballpark.

  • Dallas McCarver steroid stack:
    22 daily IUs of HGH
    35 Insulin
    15 bottles IGF-1… DAILY
    400 mgs Anadrol
    2500 mgs Trenbolone

    (ZERO sympathy for steroid death.)


  • What i find sad with this dude that he knew about his familys history with heart problems and he still went ahead with abusing steroids when he knew the risks. Dying for muscle is sad.

  • He was possibly the biggest and strongest Bodybuilder EVER! I’d love to see Ronnie Coleman, Dallas Mccarver, Dorian Yates, Greg Kovacs all in their primes, have a competition in Strength

  • Good bloke no brains. Wanted success way way to fast.
    55 times the level of testosterone than a upper case man. Most bodybuilders are lucky to be 5 times as much.
    This guy 55 times.
    Was ALWAYS going to die very early.

  • More like he threw away everything cuz he was addicted to drugs. And nobody had the decency to step in and stop him. Instead he got motivated to do more.

  • He died from hypoglycaemia attack he took insulin then couldn’t digest enough food to handle the drug which put him onto the ground and therefore died with food in his mouth just my opinion as it is said the he took insulin that night

  • in the morning does it change the way you start your day to live and succeed? if it does get a life. right now I’m near houston surrounded by flood waters and my wife is 39 weeks pregnant. thats livin. quit worshiping genetically gifted people and live to limits of your genetics/ abilities. i worship a real God, not a bunch of roid/insulin freaks.

  • What’s the deal with his abs? Is it just bad genetics or is it a side effect of steroids/hgh? Ronnie Coleman seemed to have the same issue back in his prime where his abs tended to look split down the middle

  • You all are fucked up! He choked on his meal and died because no one was there to do the heimlich manuver on him to save him. You ALL like, this was a warning sign, it’s because of the steroids, he was sooo unhealthy. Dumb fucks, he literally choked on his food, period. MaMa Cass and now Dallas. Only lesson is for EVERYONE to chew your food, thirty-eight times before you swallow, and look up how to perform heimlich manuver on yourself on YouTube.

  • It’s okay to have non visible abs or shitty abs but once u got shit bicep, everyone start saying u’re shitt. Abs are so underrated while biceps is so overrated.

  • Dallas got so big so quick that his abs split he needed the surgery to bring em together but he was still really good for his age!

  • The thing that i don’t get is only 1 of all those bodybuilders collapsed, i get steroids are bad but why is it not for everyone, why some die mid 20-30 while others heavy users like ronnie are still alive, can someone enlighten me please

  • to all the youngsters out there wanting to build your bodyDO IT NATURALLY!
    Everything “good” in life takes time, effort and perseverance!

  • He did not die by choking….his heart and organs were 2 to 3 sizes larger than normal all due to the drugs he was taking. He died of a heart attack…it is sad how the doctors did not check him after he almost passed out on stage. He may have been saved with dramatic life changes and the help of good doctors but unfortunately he did not come across a good doctor.

  • died at a very young age, too much gear for such a tiny heart. sometimes we forgot how fragile we as humans are and we try to push ourselves to limits without knowing when to stop until something like that happens now who knows what this could of meant for him who truly knows was it too much gear, was it dehydration who knows… Only and truly dallas knew what was going on with him long before he left this stage and became an true ICON… sometimes i truly think that they know whats going on but they keep silent because they know they have so much following and if they don’t live to exceptions that they desire they have failed true purpose of this sport Guys this is just a thought and everyone is entitled to their own opinions the last thing i want is keyboard worriers attacking me for my comment however you should really hear bodybuilders they say it themselves they are in constant struggle with depression even on the stage as i recently heard Fouad Abdaids podcast where he himself talks about depression and Cedric talks about it too on his podcast and other bodybuilders… PEACE, Signing out…

  • Man he died from choking on a piece of food, life is precious life short we are strong we are fragile, live strong, love phenomenally, laugh infectiously touch people with love and compassion live and leave a great legacy

  • I hate when a rear lat spread isn’t flared enough,… like I know you can make your shoulder blades travel farther apart than that, dude..

  • I respect bodybuilders for their commitment to the sport. But Id rather stay at 170 pounds and not be as prone to heart attacks or seizures.

  • Bull sht lol he died from huge steroid trt intake huge muscle heart growth orgins he had family gene heart problem to he choke from steroid ah just kidding rip

  • Is it too much to be healthy and pro bodybuilding together guess it doesn’t go together when limits are pushed far beyond the limits he died way to your not experiencing what life truly has to offer,he was in bad shape already on the inside plus still pushing the limits it killed him,great bodybuilder nice guy, but gone too soon,his not the first won’t be the last.������

  • As big as he is he doesn’t look that impressive for the amount of drugs he was on. Likely due to the condition of his cardiovascular system limiting him.

  • They need to ban people who take anything from competing, because now days it’s not about who works the hardest it’s who will take the most shit!! RIP, guy was to Dam young

  • This should be an example video to the youngs to learn what NO TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE. Rest in peace but no motivational at all. He died with 26 years because of the drug abuse and no one stop him at any point? he was sick and not 1 of this “friends” could tell him to stop abusing with the roids and gh and whatever the fuck he was putting in his body? Please.

  • James 4:14, “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”  Dallas will be sadly missed by many.  I don’t condemn anyone, for the Bible condemns all of us as guilty, dirty, rotten, hell-deserving sinners.  My salvation solely rests in Christ’s righteousness, because of the precious blood that He gave for our sins.  I can’t help but wonder where he is in eternity at this moment.  I get disgusted when I hear the lost world always saying that everyone goes to Heaven… they don’t.  2nd Thessalonians 1:8 proclaims, “In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  It is clear from the Bible that everyone doesn’t go to Heaven.  The Word of God states in NO uncertain terms that anyone who dies in their sins without Christ as Savior WILL go to Hell forever, “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:15).  Jude 1:7 reads, “…suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”  Hell has eternal fire.  If you do not obey the Gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ’s shed blood, then you WILL go to Hell to burn forever.  I sure hope he is in Heaven; but I have my sincere doubts in lieu of Matthew 7:13-14… “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”  There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t thank God for the Truth of His Word that showed me the way which leadeth unto life-that Way, Truth, and Life is Jesus Christ, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”  What a precious Savior!!  Dallas had no idea yesterday, that he would be in eternity today.  It was his appointed time to die, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.”  I can’t help but tearfully wonder if he was ready to meet His Maker?  In youth I’m too happy to think, I’ve got plenty of time left.  In manhood I’m too busy to think, I’m trying to make a lot of money.  In the prime of life I’m too anxious to think, worry has taken over.  When I start getting old, I’m too old to think—life’s wasted, heart’s got harder.  Dying in bed—I’m too sick to think, I’m weak and suffering.  Death is too late to think—time’s over and opportunity is lost.  In eternity—forever to think, I’m in Hell now with no mercy, and lost forever.  http://jesus-is-savior.com

  • I really love the bodybuilders who didn’t HELP Dallas while he was in distress on stage. Nice job, assholes. I thought we were ALL in the Iron Brotherhood!

  • Body Builders die year by year and it’s their own fault because of all the shit they shove down their neck and all the bollox they stick in their body…. No remorse at all…

  • “By choking on food”
    Too many bioscience retards with juiced brain playing scientists out there.
    People that actually believe these have the IQ of a rock.
    Science in the medical field determines causes of deaths.

  • RIP. But the man die from drugs too Not only choking on food drugs was the problem too Therefore we need to teach our kids not to take any drugs.

  • i mean really, does his death really matter? not when you consider children are fighting cancer and other ailments that aren’t self inflicted. Next. JS

  • There is a limit to how much ur organs can take, ur liver will fail if ur drink to much, ur lungs dies out from smoking, your heart expands and starts failing fro to much body mass and the amount of blood it has to pump. Humans aren’t meant to be heavy.

  • Overdosed on food you mean? If you’re going to post a video on death. On ANYONES death, make sure you have every fact first. Just a tip…

  • I can’t believe how fuckin huge he was at 26! Lotta weight and a lot of drugs. They say not to abuse them, especially at a young age. RIP big country

  • God bless you Dallas….class act…tragic ending. Hope everyone wakes up to the dangers of steroids. To die in your mid twenties is awful. This poor kid lost everything…..his thirties, his forties, his fifties, his stixties, his seventies, his eighties……family, love, legacy, a lifetime of experiences….all destroyed by ignoring, dismissing and flaunting the very real dangers of steroid abuse. What a senseless death. And for what….to compete in a sport for ten years and hopefully survive liver, kidney and heart failures???

  • to all the guys that seem to know he choked on food. you have no fucking idea what happened. do you realize that if you have a heart attack while eating youre gonna choke, right! and if u overdose on insulin and it hits you while eating youre gonna choke…right! we get it, you watched a video that said he might have been choking. stop acting like you are all experts. youre just idiots

  • He gave too much… The poor family������ i m 26 like Dallas and i cant believe to leave the world because is want to do so much adventures and things….so sad… rip Dallas����

  • Asu edad tenia buena masa y tamaño muscular pero no era nada simetrico no hablen maravillas por que el chaval esta muerto que en paz descanse.

  • I thought Dallas was so cool because at 26 he managed to rise to the top and compete with the best. I’m still 25 and not anywhere close to that.

  • Steroids are fn stupid. And all the ppl who take them for the wrong reasons! I dont feel bad for any these guys who die. They know it can kill them. Sooo yea thats fn dumb

  • A year later an he’s dead. This was a warning from his body. My Doc told me that your body will give warnings before it stops working all together. This collapse in stage was one of Dallas’s warnings from his body. Sadly, he didn’t listen.

  • I miss the classic era, when people is build muscle properly and still considered on function and health. 2000s bodybuilding has no aesthetic just pure build a muscles big as possible like a mutant

  • The autopsy report stated that his heart was three times normal weight, his liver was four times the normal weight and his lungs doubled in size. There was plenty more in the autopsy report, but you get the gist.

  • They r not even healthy, just take away the meaning of living healthy life style. By exercising, I mean normal people are healthier than them

  • With all respect towards Dallas family, I must say that I am not against anabolic drugs in pro bodybuilding, but what happened to Dallas is due to the lack of a Med Phd following him closely during his performance drug intake and most probably due to too much anabolic drugs to fast. It should awaken peoples awareness, especially for young men like Dallas.

  • Everybody go to the gym, please pay attention that we are going to do it whole our life so, just try to use natural food and work out not too heavy weight at the gym, step by step and for sure you would keep your healthy body and healthy life.

  • I don’t think that this is bodybuilding. Bodybuilding is all about staying healthy and fit and not about getting health issues by taking steroids and becoming pregnant men. Mr Olympia is all about pregnant men. ��

  • Fuck Bodybuilding, This is not a sport but suicide, period. I used to like it as a teen but now I seen it for what it is. Life draining for the profit of the big mogul companies. Do what you love but this is not IT.

  • Jesus Christ no one ever says anything about the big tattoo across his back that shit just ruins his back it brings your eyes too it this is why he will never win and shouldnt because he fucked up….