AT the age of 53, Dexter “The Blade” Jackson continues to raise the bar to new heights in the bodybuilding world.
The seasoned veteran sparked interest online after an Instagram post showed the man ripped, as he prepares for his 30th major bodybuilding title.
Who is Dexter Jackson?
Jackson is an American retired IFBB professional bodybuilder who has won prestigious titles including Mr Olympia and the Arnold Classic Champion.
The 53-year-old is from Jacksonville, Florida, and still competes in global bodybuilding competitions.
He first began competing in 1992, where he placed third at the National Physique Committee Southern States Championship.
He went professional in 1999 and has since broken many records in the gym.
Jackson has featured in many fitness and bodybuilding magazines including Muscular Development and Flex Magazine.
In 2021, he launched his own supplement company called Dexter Jackson Signature Series.
What bodybuilding competitions has Dexter Jackson won?
The retired IFBB professional bodybuilder has 29 major wins under his belt and is hoping to go one more at this year’s Arnold Classic.
Jackson has already won the Arnold Classic Champion nine times.
In 2020, he set the record for 20 Mr Olympia appearances.
The Florida man is also one of only four bodybuilders to have won both Mr Olympia and Arnold Classic titles.
At 45, Jackson was the oldest person on record to win the Arnold Classic in 2015.
What is Dexter Jackson’s workout routine?
Jackson hits the weight room four days a week.
He performs a few warm up sets and then moves into compound exercises in each training session.
Each exercise is usually trained for three sets with ten reps.
He uses machines for smaller muscle groups, focusing on slow and controlled reps to maximise muscle growth and definition.
He also splits muscle groups and is known to train chest with biceps, quadriceps and calves, shoulders and triceps, and back with legs.
What is Dexter Jackson’s diet?
Standing at five-foot-six and weighing in at 235lbs, the senior cuts 20lbs when he competes, which is only possible through a strict diet.
Jackson eats a calorie-rich diet whether he is training for a competition or not.
He focusses on lean protein, healthy carbs, loads of vegetables and clean fats.
He eats three full meals, two snacks and a protein shake each day.
His diet plan is restricted to 3,500 calories a day.
Is Dexter Jackson on social media?
Jackson has a strong social media presence and is known to interact with fans, offering motivation and tips for the gym.
His Instagram account has almost two million followers.
He uses the platform to update his fans about his bodybuilding journey.
The latest footage from Jackson’s account showed him looking incredibly fit with fans commenting on his ripped physique.
“In all the retired bodybuilders you are the one in best shape,” an Instagram user said.
“Getting ready to bring home another Arnold,” one said.
“You are still in better shape than most would ever get to in the life,” a second said.
“Jacked, stacked and ready to react,” another said.
Jackson also uses Facebook and has more than 66,000 followers.
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