Dexter Jackson is already a true bodybuilding legend and has won 29 shows in the IFBB Pro League over the course of his career. These victories include five Arnold Classics and especially the 2008 Olympics. But the 49-year-old athlete is not finished yet. In fact, "The Blade" only casually announced that it has every intention of participating in the 2020 Olympics.
In addition to a photo of himself before his impressive fourth place finish at the 2019 Olympics, Jackson made it clear that he will do anything to get a better figure on stage next year.
"I almost killed myself this year Lol I'll get better next year or I'll die if I try, so if you see or hear the blade's over … you'll know why," he joked Instagram post.
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#mvm #motivationmonday I'm so motivated to beat this physique from Olympia's past. My life goal has always been to be better than my previous competition. I pulled off my ass this year to get that physique … so I can only imagine how much work I need to invest next year to get better. I'll be the 5O next week so my age will not help. Fast I almost killed myself this year. Lol! I'll get better next year, or I'll die if I try. So if you see or hear that the blade is over, you will know why. 😂😂😂 Everyone out there, think back or take a picture of you when you look your best and make it your goal to be better, and do not let that stop you from achieving that goal! ! Ima better next year .. are you ?? 😉 #dex #dexter #dexterjackson #dexterjacksonclassic #dexterjacksonproductions #mro #mrolympia # mrolympia08 #blade #built #builtbyblade # showmea50yearoldthatbesser #ageaintnothinbutanumber
The Blade will be 50 years old next week, and if we had to guess, he will not rest until he reaches that milestone of the 30th professional victory. His 29th was celebrated at Tampa Pro last August and he is already the most successful professional bodybuilder in the history of the IFBB Pro League.
Jackson's 2008 Olympic victory means he's qualified for the competition and does not have to compete year-round to reach the Olympics stage. We doubt, however, that he will take full advantage of this advantage.
Follow Jackson on Instagram at @ mrolympia08 to keep up with the progress and training skills of the seasoned bodybuilding champion.