Sonntag, 31. Juli 2011

"UNBREAKABLE" IFBB Professional Bodybuilding Masterpiece: DEXTER JACKSON a.k.a. "THE BLADE", the 2008 Mister O. is finally here!!!

Hey folks, dear readers, I know that this was a damn 'slow' month up here. I've written something to this topic already one or two weeks or so ago in the introduction to the DOC. MARTEN 'American Oi! History Series' tribute post. And I also know that latest also already the last month with just 'Record Reviews' and 'Videos' up here wasn't up to the standard that you came to know this blog for. It was a hard time for me this year, with frustration and depression while searching for a new job, giant personal dissapointments in private life, the death of a good friend, etc. pp. and a lot of other fucked up and me up fucking crap... but how-ever, since are getting better, the at first like a giant personal dissapointment seeming loss in my private life turned out to be nothing else than a long, long overdue 'free-setting' of myself, I'm incredible damn happy that I finally found a new real job and I will start my work promptly next month, tomorrow I'll be finally able again to do my sports (yes!!!), and so on and on, things are getting better and better again and even I totally don't know how Iwill have free time to spend with writing up here you can be sure that finally again more 'weighty' things will be coming up here asap again, and I've already started it with the mentioned DOC.MARTEN tribute and I will continue it with this one here, finally a new 'Sports' entry again and this time I will introduce to you and pay tribute to no one else than the mighty DEXTER "THE BLADE" JACKSON, yes, and here we'll go for this time, let's go!


Okay, time to get things going on again. Dexter (Tyrone) Jackson was born at the 25. of November in 1969 as the second child of his parents that used to have six children at all. Early in High School he started to get his-self worked heavily into doing sports. So he used to run track and to play football (in both sports he managed it to make it on the wall of fame of his high school), he was a fourth degree black belt, played baseball and was also a active break dancer, and beside this he also trained cheerleaders in doing tumbles (or how-ever this is be called anyhow...), and so you see that he pretty soon became pretty active and also succesful in doing sports. And until the present day he stayed and remained a huge football fan, just to let you know this here and now btw. In 1990 finally he started training in the gym and doing bodybuilding after he saw his brother again after he came home from out of a bootcamp. A few months later some friends of him convincd him trying to compete in a local bodybuilding competition, okay, they didn't convinced him at once, but after he saw a local show by himself he finally was truly convinced and the start of his professional going bodybuilding career was finally made. And so with being twenty years old he did his first show competition, in the so called Bantamweight Class. He was the first one to win not only this class but also the overall rating with being this weight class in the state of Florida. After or with this the flame was set alight, the flame that should and would lead Dexter Jackson to his succesful professional bodybuilding career. In private life he is a huge "Madden" nerd at the Playstation (II) and loves to collect and watch DVD's. Important icons for him should become out of FLEX WHEELER (for having the greatest physique in the perception of DEXTER JACKSON and becoming a supporter of him) and CHRIS CORMIER (that shoul become some kind of a mentor in bodybuilding for him). His nickname, "THE BLADE", DEXTER JACKSON received from ED PARRISO, the husband of the IFBB Pro BETTY PARRISO, due to his pretty very precise definition of his physique (especially of his back). The title he's most proud of, of all the titles he earned, is the winning of his first major show, the GNC "SHOW OF STRENGTH". He was and still is featured over his whole career in a lot of different bodybuilding magazines, like for example the legendary and mighty "FLEX", and he's also a part of a lot of several different DVD's and stuff like this. Btw, when it comes to music he's a big Rap/Hip Hop and R&B fan (so maybe we can all agree on the fact, that this blog here paying rightnow right here tribute to him is musically not really ''his'' stuff, haha;-)...). He got brown eyes and is currently living in Jacksonville, Florida and is a fathr to four kids. Oh, yes, and he's a huge BMW fan, btw.

His first official professional NPC (/National Physique Committee) competition show was the 1992 NPC SOUTHERN STATES CHAMPIONSHIP at which he took the third place. In 1999 he finally became a IFBB Professional Bodybuilder with competing at the "ARNOLD CLASSIC" (7th place), the "NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS" (3rd place) and the "MISTER OLYMPIA" (9th place) shows. He then moved on with doing a lot of different shows all across the globe and I'll give you a more or less hopefull pretty complete list of his show career at the end of this post. In 2007 then he scored in third at the "MISTER OLYMPIA" contest, with a little controversy around this due to many critics talking he would have scored in too high with this third place/position. Finally in 2008 at the "MISTER OLYMPIA" he was coming off big and strong with taking the title in a giant triumph and with defeating the then currently (and also again today) reigning champion JAY CUTLER (who's also already featured up here on this blog in the 'Sports' posting series). So in 2008 he became the 12th man to win this title and only the second one who should win the "MISTER OLYMPIA" trophy and the "ARNOLD CLASSIC" title both in one and the same year. Beside this major triumphes also all the year of 2008 should be a very succesful year for "THE BLADE", with also winning the Australian Pro Grand Prix VIII, the New Zealand and the Russian Grand Prix. And even "THE BLADE" couldn't hold that level of triumph and succes since 2008 he's still very succesful around in the world of IFBB Pro Bodybuilding.

Some few more or less statistic-facts about "THE BLADE", yehp, that's what you will now get from me here at this place. So, da-da-da-da, here we go: He's height 5,6'', his weight during his contest period is 233 lbs. while his off season weight is around 245 lbs., and the ambit of his chest (in-season) is 45'' to 46'', the ambit of his arms (in-seaon) is around 21'' to 22'' and the one of his wast (also in-season) is around 27'' to 28''. At the bench press he's pumping around 435 lbs. with a massive amount of four to six reps. At the Barbell Curl he's doing 205 lbs. with around four to six reps., and at the Squat he's battling 550 lbs. with six to eight reps. And that's quite an impressive statement!!! Ah, and if he should describe himself with only one word it would be the one called 'humble', just that you know about it. I think it will be pretty interesting to see DEXTER "THE BLADE" JACKSON taking it on again also this year with the supreme eigning force JAY CUTLER to beat, the incredible strong going WILLIAM "BRANCH" WARREN also on the attack, the (if you ask me) definite future Mister Olympia DENNIS WOLF making his way to the throne, with KAI GREENE doing and trying everything to overcome his bitter and dissapointing loss at the 2010 "MISTER OLYMPIA" show, and with, yes, DEXTER "THE BLADE" JACKSON by himself in his best shape making also his heavy and massive attack again. Seems like an pretty interesting year and we will see how far it all goes and what will all 'go', and I think "THE BLADE" everyone should have pretty high on his list!!! Much respect for this great champ and hard worker!!!

Now you get a hopefully at best more at least less complete list of his career so far:
1992 NPC Southern States, Lightweight, 3rd

1995 NPC USA Championships, Light-Heavyweight, 1st
1996 NPC Nationals, Light-Heavyweight, 6th
1998 North American Championships, Light-HeavyWeight, 1st and Overall
1999 Arnold Classic, 7th
1999 Grand Prix England, 4th
1999 Night of Champions, 3rd
1999 Mr. Olympia, 9th
1999 World Pro Championships, 4th
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
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
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
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
2004 Arnold Classic, 3rd
2004 Grand Prix Australia, 1st
2004 Ironman Pro Invitational, 1st
2004 Mr. Olympia, 4th
2004 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 1st
2005 Arnold Classic, 1st
2005 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 2nd
2006 Arnold Classic, 1st
2006 Mr. Olympia, 4th
2007 Arnold Classic, 2nd
2007 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
2009 Mr. Olympia, 3rd
2010 Arnold Classic, 4th
2010 IFBB Australian Pro Grand Prix, 2nd
2010 Mr. Olympia, 4th
2011 Flex Pro, 2nd

And now you get- as you know it- a few (out-) chosen video clips to shocase "THE BLADE" a little bit more intense to and/or for all of you interested out there. So, yehp, here we go:


DEXTER "THE BLADE" JACKSON - Training Video Clip




And here's the link to the official homepage of Mister DEXTER "THE BLADE" JACKSON, so if ya want ta know more about this great athlete then go their and find what ya're searching for via

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