Dexter Jackson built a successful Men’s Open bodybuilding career with consistency and a relentless work ethic. Taking to his YouTube channel, Jackson discussed how to live a longer life and teased a mysterious project for fans that he’s currently working on.
While commanding his IFBB Pro League tenure, Dexter Jackson proved himself against some of the best bodybuilders the sport has seen such as Ronnie Coleman, Flex Wheeler, and Kevin Levrone. He’s a five-time winner of the Arnold Classic (2005, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2015) and managed to dethrone Jay Cutler in 2008 to win his lone Mr. Olympia title.
Jackson earned ninth at the 2020 Olympia contest, which served as his last competition. Since stepping away from the sport, fans have continuously praised Jackson’s physique. Given the mass and condition he carries today, calls for his comeback rage on.
At 53 years old, Dexter Jackson would be an ideal candidate for the Masters Olympia contest return this August. However, he’s made it clear he doesn’t want to compete again. Instead, Jackson’s focus has been on longevity. The last time he discussed a potential comeback, he stressed that he stayed in the sport as long as he did for a reason and has no regrets about stepping away.
Dexter Jackson Shares Charles Glass-Style Arms Workout for Longevity
Jackson opened up about his latest arm workout inspired by his former trainer Charles Glass. As a bodybuilder and trainer, Glass is highly respected within the community for his detailed and intricate training techniques. He’s also known as the Godfather of Bodybuilding.
“That being said, I’m going to head to the gym and get a workout in. Not sure what I’m going to train today, hamstrings, maybe hamstrings and shoulders. That’s usually what I train on Thursdays. I might switch it up a little bit and do arms today.”
Find the full arm workout list below:
- Machine preacher curl
- Barbell Curl 21s
- Iso-Lateral Bicep Curl
- Triceps Pushdown
- Seated Dip Machine
- Rope Pushdown
“Just finished up with biceps, I liked to train, I still do the same routine that Charles [Glass] and I always did. Bis and tris same day. So, I just finished up with doing my final biceps exercise now we’re going to go ahead and knock out a quadruple set on triceps.”
210-Lb Jackson Focused on Living Another 50 Yrs, Plans to Teach Fans How to Live Longer Lives
‘The Blade’ said Jay Cutler told him staying in shape post-bodybuilding is one of the toughest tasks to accomplish due to the discipline required.
“One thing that I learned from Jay Cutler: Jay told me, he said, ‘One thing you’re going to have how to say it – the hardest thing in life is staying in shape post-retirement.’ I remember, when I first retired and I took about a few months off, you know… sitting on the couch all the time, I pulled them clothes off one day, boy, I looked in that mirror, and I was like, ‘Oh hell no!’ So, that’s what motivated me to get back in the gym and get to work.”
“Because I still weighed about what I weigh now, about 205, 210 but I wasn’t in shape. So I was only eating like twice a day. Now, I took my meals up to four meals a day. It’s amazing how the body responds when you give the body more fuel and more food and all that stuff and just the difference in how you look, you know what I’m saying. A lot of people saying, ‘Oh boy, you back on shit again.’ Man, no, them days are over. I’m trying to live another 50. I’m going to teach you guys how to live a long life. I taught you already how to have a long bodybuilding career, now I’m going to teach you how to live another 50 on top of that.”
Jackson Teases ‘Something’ for Fans to ‘Look Good and Stay in Shape’
Jackson revealed that he’s currently working on a mysterious project for fans.
“I got something coming for you guys that I’ve been working on myself with – um — I’m not going to reveal anything yet because like I said, I got something coming for you guys and you’re going to appreciate it. It’s something that has helped me continue to look good and stay in shape, you know what I’m saying. But anyways, now I’m giving up way too much so. I wanted to do that you know, start talking, but I can’t hold shit, I can’t hold water. Your boy can’t hold water I’m going to tell ya’ll everything before the shit comes out and I’m going to look stupid. Let me chill,” Dexter Jackson said.
You can watch the full video below courtesy of Dexter Jackson’s YouTube channel:
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