Dexter Jackson is an American IFBB professional bodybuilder and Mr. Olympia champion. He is best known as “The Blade”.
Jackson has won more professional bodybuilding titles than any other bodybuilder. He has the distinction of winning the Arnold Classic a record five times in his bodybuilding career.
The Early Life Of Dexter Jackson
Dexter Jackson was born on November 25th, 1969, in Florida, USA. His passion for physical activity showed early on in his life and would always take part in different sports, as he was the most active of 6 children in the family.
Dexter joined high school, and he started playing football, where he exceeded as a running back. At one point, he arranged to run a 4.20 in the forty-meter dash, which was one of the quickest times in the USA.
After completed high school, Dexter planned on going to college but his girlfriend became pregnant then he decided to take care of her. He then moved to a home with his lover and started working as a cook.
Early bodybuilding career of Dexter Jackson
Dexter formed an impressive physique as he grew up, which some of his friends quickly noticed and recommended he should think of competing in a local consent. Jackson thought it over and accepted. He began dieting and going to the gym to prepare for the tournament.
At the age of 20, Dexter participated in a tournament for the first time and easily won the competition.
Professional Bodybuilding Career Of Dexter Jackson
Jackson started working out harder than before after winning his first local show.He competed in his first National Physique competition, the 1992 NPC Southern States Championship, where he got 3rd position.
After the contest, Jackson took three years away from the competitions to dedicate himself to training and dieting for consent, finally bring the best version of himself, and earn the Pro card in his bodybuilding career.
From 1999 to 2002, Dexter competed in 18 competitions and saw outstanding results, being a runner-up in many, but hadn’t been lucky when it came to lifting the trophy for the winning places.
At the 2002 Grand Prix Dexter took 2nd position in Australia, and later, after various months of dedication and strict diet, Dexter took home 1st place at the 2002 Grand Prix England.
Dexter Jackson Mr. Olympia 2008
Jackson got home 1st place in 2005, 2006, and 2008 edition of the Arnold Classic but also won several other shows such as the 2004 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 2007 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix, and 2008 IFBB Australian.
Dexter beat the defending champion, Jay Cutler, and won his first-ever Mr. Olympia title in 2008.
This title gave him extra motivation to push harder and keep the title in the following year.
Dexter has won various tournaments that he became the bodybuilder with the most IFBB professional bodybuilding titles that are 28 in total. He also owns the record for the most Mr. Olympia shows, a total of 17, and for the most Arnold Classic wins of 5 titles.
Physical standard of Dexter Jackson
- Dexter Jackson age is 51 years.
- Dexter Jackson height is 5 feet and 5 inches.
- Dexter Jackson weight is 93 to 102 kg.
- Dexter Jackson arm size is 20 inches.
- Dexter Jackson chest size is 52 inches.
- Dexter Jackson date of birth is November 25, 1969.
Dexter Jackson diet plan
Dexter allows himself to cheat meals as a way to provide the body with vital nutrients and lost calories.When Dexter is preparing for a contest, Jackson rarely cheats, as he considers that there is no substitution for a strict, clean diet.
Jackson usually eats lean meats such as steak and chicken as a protein and white or brown rice and sweet potatoes as carbohydrates and nuts for healthy fats.
Dexter Jackson wife
Jackson got married to his sweetheart named Gale Elie, who is also a health freak, health coach, and a certified teacher. The loving couple has been together since 2004.
The couple was bestowed with a daughter, a baby girl Celine. Gale is not only an amazing wife but also is a pleasant mother.
Competition history and Dexter Jackson awards
- In 1992 NPC Southern States, Lightweight, 3rd
- In 1995 NPC USA Championships, Light-Heavyweight, 1st
- In 1996 NPC Nationals, Light-Heavyweight, 6th
- In 1998 North American Championships, Light-HeavyWeight, 1st and Overall
- In 1999 Arnold Classic, 7thi
- In 1999 Mr. Olympia, 9th
- In 1999 World Pro Championships, 4th
- In 2000 Arnold Classic, 5th
- In 2000 Grand Prix Hungary, 2nd
- In 2000 Ironman Pro Invitational, 3rd
- In 2000 Night of Champions, 8th
- In 2000 Mr. Olympia, 9th
- In 2000 Toronto Pro Invitational, 2nd
- In 2001 Arnold Classic, 5th
- In 2001 Grand Prix Australia, 3rd
- In 2001 Grand Prix England, 4th
- In 2001 Grand Prix Hungary, 3rd
- In 2001 Night of Champions, 2nd
- In 2001 Mr. Olympia, 8th
- In 2001 Toronto Pro Invitational, 2nd
- In 2002 Arnold Classic, 3rd
- In 2002 Grand Prix Australia, 2nd
- In 2002 Grand Prix Austria, 2nd
- In 2002 Grand Prix England, 1st
- In 2002 Grand Prix Holland, 3rd
- In 2002 Mr. Olympia, 4th
- In 2002 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 3rd
- In 2002 Show of Strength Pro Championship, 6th
- In 2003 Arnold Classic, 4th
- In 2003 Maximum Pro Invitational, 3rd
- In 2003 Mr. Olympia, 3rd
- In 2003 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 3rd
- In 2003 Show of Strength Pro Championship, 1st
- In 2004 Arnold Classic, 3rd
- In 2004 Grand Prix Australia, 1st
- In 2004 Ironman Pro Invitational, 1st
- In 2004 Mr. Olympia, 4th
- In 2004 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 1st
- In 2005 Arnold Classic, 1st
- In 2005 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 2nd
- In 2006 Arnold Classic, 1st
- In 2006 Mr. Olympia, 4th
- In 2007 Arnold Classic, 2nd
- In 2007 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix, 1st
- In 2007 Mr. Olympia, 3rd
- In 2008 Arnold Classic, 1st
- In 2008 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix VIII, 1st
- In 2008 IFBB New Zealand Grand Prix, 1st
- In 2008 IFBB Russian Grand Prix, 1st
- In 2008 Mr. Olympia, 1st
- In 2009 Mr. Olympia, 3rd
- In 2010 Arnold Classic, 4th
- In2010 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix, 2nd
- In 2010 Mr. Olympia, 4th
- In 2011 Flex Pro, 2nd
- In 2011 Mr. Olympia, 6th
- In 2011 FIBO Pro, 1st
- In 2011 Pro Masters World Champion, 1st
- In 2012 Arnold Classic, 5th
- In 2012 Mr. Olympia, 4th
- In 2012 IFBB Masters Olympia, 1st
- In 2013 Arnold Classic, 1st
- In 2013 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix, 1st
- In 2013 Mr. Olympia, 5th
- In 2013 EVLS Prague Pro, 2nd
- In 2013 Tijuana Pro, 1st
- In 2014 Mr. Olympia, 5th
- In 2014 Arnold Classic Europe, 3rd
- In 2014 Dubai Pro, 1st
- In 2014 Prague Pro, 2nd
- In 2015 Arnold Classic, 1st
- In 2015 Arnold Classic Australia, 1st
- In 2015 Arnold Classic Europe, 1st
- In 2015 Mr. Olympia, 2nd
- In 2015 Prague Pro, 1st
- In 2016 New York Pro, 1st
- In 2016 Arnold Classic South Africa, 1st 
- In 2016 Mr. Olympia, 3rd
- In 2016 Arnold Classic Europe, 1st
- In 2016 Kuwait Pro, 2nd
- In 2016 Prague Pro, 3rd
- In 2016 Mr. Olympia Europe, 1st