Dexter Jackson: The Timeless Titan

HeightWeightDate of BirthNationality
5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)112 kgNov 25, 1969American

Background

Born on the 25th of November, 1969, in the city of Jacksonville Florida, Dexter Jackson is a professional bodybuilder affiliated to the IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) and the winner of the Mr. Olympia, 2008 championship.

Dexter Jackson Workout Video


Bodybuilding Career

The first National Physique Committee (NPC) competition he participated in was the 1992 Southern States Championship. He won the 3rd place there. His first professional competition was the Arnold Classic of 1999. He came 7th. Dexter also participated in the Night of Champions, where he came 3rd and the Mr. Olympia competition, in which he placed 9th. He came 3rd in the Mr. Olympia, 2007. Many critics and analysts predicted that he would not climb any further.

Dexter Jackson broke all their biases in 2008, when he overthrew Jay Cutler, the two-time winner of Mr. Olympia, making him the 12th Mr. Olympia. He became the second person yet to have won both the Arnold classic as well as the Mr. Olympia in the same year. Dexter Jackson considered 2008 to be one of his most successful years. He was awarded the Arnold Classic, Mr. Olympia, New Zealand Grand Prix, Russian Grand Prix, as well as the Australian Pro Grand Prix VIII. This incredible man proved his worth yet again as he won the 3rd place in the Mr. Olympia contest of 2009.

 

Consistency was always the key and Dexter Jackson was the epitome of consistency in the world of bodybuilding. He came 4th in the Masters Olympia, 2012. He shocked everyone with this feat as he was 42 years old when he achieved it! It seemed like this man knew not what age and its limitations were. This achievement was quickly followed by another win at the Arnold Classic where he secured the 4th place.

Dexter kept improving and breaking his personal records. Most people can’t maintain their body past their prime, but Dexter seemed to have no limits. He won the 2nd place at the Mr. Olympia, 2015; his greatest feat yet!

Dexter Jackson has appeared in several bodybuilding and fitness articles and was featured on the covers of many magazines such as Flex magazine. He has a documentary called Dexter Jackson: Unbreakable. It was released in 2009.

 

Facts

  • Set the record for most number of professional bodybuilding IFBB titles at 28.
  • Set the record for most number of appearances at Mr. Olympia at 17.
  • Dexter is one of two bodybuilders to win a title at both the Mr. Olympia bodybuilding competition, as well as the Masters Olympia competition.
  • He has won the Arnold Classic 5 times, in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2013 and 2015. This is more than any other bodybuilder ever has.
  • Only three bodybuilders have won the Arnold Classic as well as Mr. Olympia, and Dexter Jackson is one of them.
  • He won an open IFBB professional show at the age of 46 making him the fifth oldest bodybuilder to ever do so. Jackson also became the second oldest male bodybuilder.
  • Dexter Jackson has participated 83 times in major bodybuilding competitions over the years.
  • Nickname: The Blade

Dexter Jackson is undoubtedly a shining example of perseverance, belief, and finesse. He will remain an inspiration for generations of bodybuilders to come.

Contest History

  • 2018 Arnold Classic, 2nd
  • 2018 IFBB Arnold Classic Australia, 3rd
  • 2017 Mr. Olympia, 4th
  • 2017 Prague Pro, 3rd
  • 2016 New York Pro, 1st
  • 2016 Arnold Classic South Africa, 1st [2]
  • 2016 Mr. Olympia, 3rd
  • 2016 Arnold Classic Europe, 1st
  • 2016 Prague Pro, 3rd
  • 2016 Mr. Olympia Europe, 1st
  • 2015 Arnold Classic, 1st
  • 2015 Arnold Classic Australia, 1st
  • 2015 Arnold Classic Europe, 1st
  • 2015 Mr. Olympia, 2nd
  • 2015 Prague Pro, 1st
  • 2014 Mr. Olympia, 5th
  • 2014 Arnold Classic Europe, 3rd
  • 2014 Dubai Pro, 1st
  • 2014 Prague Pro, 2nd
  • 2013 Arnold Classic, 1st
  • 2013 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix, 1st
  • 2013 Mr. Olympia, 5th
  • 2013 EVLS Prague Pro, 2nd
  • 2013 Tijuana Pro, 1st
  • 2012 Arnold Classic, 5th
  • 2012 Mr. Olympia, 4th
  • 2012 IFBB Masters Olympia, 1st
  • 2011 Flex Pro, 2nd
  • 2011 Mr. Olympia, 6th
  • 2011 FIBO Pro, 1st
  • 2011 Pro Masters World Champion, 1st
  • 2010 Arnold Classic, 4th
  • 2010 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix, 2nd
  • 2010 Mr. Olympia, 4th
  • 2009 Mr. Olympia, 3rd
  • 2008 Arnold Classic, 1st
  • 2008 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix VIII, 1st
  • 2008 IFBB New Zealand Grand Prix, 1st
  • 2008 IFBB Russian Grand Prix, 1st
  • 2008 Mr. Olympia, 1st
  • 2007 Arnold Classic, 2nd
  • 2007 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix, 1st
  • 2007 Mr. Olympia, 3rd
  • 2006 Arnold Classic, 1st
  • 2006 Mr. Olympia, 4th
  • 2005 Arnold Classic, 1st
  • 2005 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 2nd
  • 2004 Arnold Classic, 3rd
  • 2004 Grand Prix Australia, 1st
  • 2004 Ironman Pro Invitational, 1st
  • 2004 Mr. Olympia, 4th
  • 2004 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 1st
  • 2003 Arnold Classic, 4th
  • 2003 Maximum Pro Invitational, 3rd
  • 2003 Mr. Olympia, 3rd
  • 2003 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 3rd
  • 2003 Show of Strength Pro Championship, 1st
  • 2002 Arnold Classic, 3rd
  • 2002 Grand Prix Australia, 2nd
  • 2002 Grand Prix Austria, 2nd
  • 2002 Grand Prix England, 1st
  • 2002 Grand Prix Holland, 3rd
  • 2002 Mr. Olympia, 4th
  • 2002 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 3rd
  • 2002 Show of Strength Pro Championship, 6th
  • 2001 Arnold Classic, 5th
  • 2001 Grand Prix Australia, 3rd
  • 2001 Grand Prix England, 4th
  • 2001 Grand Prix Hungary, 3rd
  • 2001 Night of Champions, 2nd
  • 2001 Mr. Olympia, 8th
  • 2001 Toronto Pro Invitational, 2nd
  • 2000 Arnold Classic, 5th
  • 2000 Grand Prix Hungary, 2nd
  • 2000 Ironman Pro Invitational, 3rd
  • 2000 Night of Champions, 8th
  • 2000 Mr. Olympia, 9th
  • 2000 Toronto Pro Invitational, 2nd
  • 1999 Arnold Classic, 7th
  • 1999 Grand Prix England, 4th
  • 1999 Night of Champions, 3rd
  • 1999 Mr. Olympia, 9th
  • 1999 World Pro Championships, 4th
  • 1998 North American Championships, Light-HeavyWeight, 1st and Overall
  • 1996 NPC Nationals, Light-Heavyweight, 6th
  • 1995 NPC USA Championships, Light-Heavyweight, 1st
  • 1992 NPC Southern States, Lightweight, 3rd

Workout Plan

Day 1: Quads
  • Leg Extensions: 4 sets of 20-30 reps
  • Squats: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
  • Hack Squats: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
  • Leg Extensions: 3 sets of 10 reps
Day 2: Chest & Calves
  • Barbell Bench Press: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
  • Incline Dumbbell Press: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
  • Dumbbell Flyes: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
  • Standing Calf Raises: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
  • Seated Calf Raises: 4 sets of 10-15 reps
Day 3: Back
  • Lat Pull-downs: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
  • T-Bar Rows: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
  • Barbell Dead-lifts: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
  • Seated Cable Rows: 3 sets of 8-10 reps
Day 4: Shoulders & Hams
  • Dumbbell Press: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
  • Incline Lying Side Laterals: 3 sets of 8-10 reps
  • Rear Delt Raises: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
  • Seated Leg Curls: 5 sets of 10 reps
  • Super-set: Lying Leg Curls: 4 sets of 10 reps
  • Stiff-Legged Dead lift: 4 sets of 10 reps
Day 5: Biceps & Triceps
  • EZ-Bar Curls: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
  • Hammer Curls: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
  • Preacher Curls: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
  • Tri-Set: Triceps Push-downs: 3 sets of 8-10 reps
  • Dips: 3 sets of 8-10 reps
  • Rope Push-downs: 3 sets of 8-10 reps
Day 6: Ab & Cardio Routine:
  • Crunches: 3 sets of 50 reps
  • Knee-ups: 3 sets of 40 reps
  • Cable Crunches: 3 sets of 30 reps
Day 7: Off (Rest) 

Diet Plan

  • Meal 1:  8 egg whites, 1 yolk, 1 cup oatmeal or grits
  • Meal 2:  1 meal replacement shake, 1 baked potato
  • Meal 3: 8 oz chicken breast,
  • Meal 4: 1 meal replacement shake, 1 baked potato
  • Meal 5: 8 oz orange roughy or tilapia, green beans
  • Meal 6: Whey protein shake or 8 egg whites
  • Supplements: DHEA 200mg, Potassium 150mg, glutamine

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