Dexter Jackson

Also known as “The Blade”, Dexter Jackson is one of the most reputable body builders in the world – even at the age of 43. He lives in Jacksonville in Florida where he lives with his wife, dedicating all of his time to being an IFB professional body builder.


At 5 ft 6 and 215lbs as his on-season weight, Dexter knows that food is the fuel that every body builder needs to get ripped and truly huge. Although he has admitted that he loves Chinese and Italian food in the past, he has a good metabolism and has admitted for dieting only 7 weeks prior to a contest. He is a big believer in eating lots of steak and has said that he avoids fish and chicken as they cause him to lose weight. He also eats a moderate amount of carbs (he says no more than 200g per day) and sticks to rice and sweet potato.


Jackson is happy to admit that his favourite body parts include his glutes, hamstrings and his back but he really loves working his chest and triceps. Although he doesn’t like working his calves, Jackson along with every other pro body builder out there will know the importance of paying attention to every muscle group, no matter how much you hate that particular exercise.

Jackson, unlike other body builders doesn’t hit the gym 6 days a week but instead opts for plenty of rest days and trains for only 1hr 15 minutes for 3 days in the week. Other body builders may find that this isn’t enough, but Dexter Jackson is obviously doing something right with his fantastic list of sporting achievements.

Competition History and Achievements

Competition History and AchievementsDexter has been competing since 1992 at which time he entered the NPC Southern States, Lightweight contest and came 3rd. Over the years, Dexter Jackson has taken part in more than 63 competitions and has come 1st in 15 of them:

  • 1995 NPC USA Championships
  • 1998 North American Championships
  • 2002 Grand Prix England
  • 2004 Grand Prix Australia
  • 2004 Ironman Pro Invitational
  • 2004 San Francisco Pro Invitational
  • 2005 Arnold Classic
  • 2006 Arnold Classic
  • 2008 Arnold Classic
  • 2008 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix VIII
  • 2008 IFBB New Zealand Grand Prix
  • 2008 IFBB Russian Grand Prix
  • 2008 Mr Olympia
  • 2011 FIBO Pro
  • 2011 Pro Masters World Champion

He has also won the last three contests he has competed in:

  • 2012 IFBB Masters Olympia
  • 2013 Arnold Classic
  • 2013 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix – an achievement he has reached 3 times so far!


Always a favourite to win Olympia and other reputable contests, Dexter Jackson is definitely the one to beat wherever he goes. Although some may think of the word “retirement” when bodybuilders get to a certain age, Dexter Jackson is far from through. The world’s oldest bodybuilder is 83 and we can still see Dexter Jackson continuing his reign for many years to come.