Dexter Jackson is a well established bodybuilder who has proven himself on the professional circuit. He came in first place for the 2008 Mr. Olympia and has performed well in other competitions. 2008 was a very good year for him, since he won the Australian, Russian, and NZ Grand Prix’s as well as winning Mr. Olympia.
Born in 1969, Dexter Jackson has been participating in bodybuilding competitions since 1992, when he placed third in the NPC Southern State’s Lightweight division. . In 1995, he won his first championship as a Light-Heavyweight at the NPC USA Championships.
Dexter was always an athlete. In high school, he starred as running back and ran the forty meter dash at a very fast speed – 4.20. After high school, he decided to work and take care of his pregnant girlfriend rather than go to college. He worked as a cook until he was 20, when his friends talked him into entering a bodybuilding contest. Because of good genetics and hard work, Dexter Jackson’s bodybuilding career started with great promise.
Here is an overview of Dexter Jackson’s championship rankings:
- NPC Southern States in the lightweight division – 1992 – third
- NPC USA Championships – 1995 – 1st
- North American Championships – 1998 – first place and overall
- Arnold Classic – 1999 – 7th
- Mr. Olympia – 1999 – 9th
- Arnold Classic – 2000 – 5th
- Ironman Pro Invitational – 2000 – third
- Mr. Olympia – 2000 – 9th
- Toronto Pro– 2000 – 2nd
- Night of Champions – 2001 – 2nd
- Mr. Olympia – 2001 – 8th
- Toronto Pro Invitational – 2001 – 2nd
- Arnold Classic – 2002 – 3rd
- Grand Prix England – 2002 – 1st
- Mr. Olympia – 2002 – 4th
- Arnold Classic – 2003 – 4th
- Mr. Olympia – 2003 – 3rd
- “Show of Strength” Professional Championship – 2003 – 1st
- Grand Prix Australia 2004 – 1st
- San Francisco Professional Invitational – 2004 – 1st
- Arnold Classic – 2005 – 1st
- Arnold Classic – 2006 -1st
- Mr. Olympia – 2006 – 4th
- Arnold Classic – 2007 – 2nd
- Mr. Olympia – 2007 – 3rd
- Arnold Classic – 2008 – 1st
- IFBB Russian Grand Prix – 2008 – 1st
- Mr. Olympia – 2008 – 1st
- Mr. Olympia – 2009 – 3rd
- Arnold Classic – 2010 – 4th
- IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix – 2010 – second
Dexter Jackson has been featured in numerous bodybuilding and fitness publications, including the covers of Flex and Muscular Development magazines. He’s also completed a documentary called Dexter Jackson: Unbreakable.
Here is some more information about Dexter:
- Height: 5’6” (1.67 m)
- Competition weight: appx 233 pounds
- Off season weight: appx 245 pounds
- Waist: 27.5”
- Arms: 21.5”
- Chest: 45 – 46”
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