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Johnnie Jackson Profile and Workout Routine

Johnnie Jackson is often considered the strongest IFBB Professional Bodybuilder in the world. He definitely was for a period of time until Stan Efferding stole that title, but Johnnie Jackson definitely makes a better bodybuilder. He has cracked the top 10 at the Mr. Olympia competition and has won a few shows here and there. He is known for extremely dense pecs, delts, and traps. He attributes these bodyparts to his powerlifting background. Johnnie is known to deadlift over 800 lbs and bench press 565 pounds.

Johnnie might also be known as the long time training partner of Olympia top contender Branch Warren. They can both be seen in Muscular Development videos training in the hardcore Metroflex Gym out of Arlington, Texas, the same gym that 8-time Mr. Olympia winner and legend Ronnie Coleman used to train out of.

He first competed in the National Physique Committee in 2001, where he won the NPC USA. His pro debut was the GNC Show of Strength in 2002, where he placed 10th. In 2003, Johnnie Competed in his first Mr. Olympia competition, placing 11th.

Quick Stats:

Name: Johnnie Jackson
Height: 5’7″
Weight: 250 Contest, 275 off season
Nationality: American
Max Bench Press: 600 lbs w/ bench shirt
Max Deadlift: 832 lb raw
Max Squat: 825 lbs w/ squat suit

From Johnnie’s Website:

In 2001, Johnnie Jackson became the National Overall Champion of the United States at the NPC Nationals. Since then, he’s been continuously climbing his way to the top of the IFBB pro ranks with his awe-inspiring size, definition, and symmetry. It’s no wonder he’s one of the most popular bodybuilding personalities to hit the professional circuit. It takes a certain mindset to get as far as Johnnie. In fact, much of Johnnie’s training discipline and life philosophy comes from his stint in the armed forces. He even served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. With his unrelenting hardcore training and his intelligent nutritional and supplementation plan, we know he’ll just keep getting bigger and better.

Training Facts:

  • Believes in pushing as heavy weight as possible to build mass.
  • Believes in pushing to failure to achieve muscle growth.
  • Bench Presses slightly backwards instead of straight up.

Johnnie Jackson’s Chest Routine:

Exercise Sets Reps
Barbell Bench Press 2 warmup, 3 working 15, 5
Floor Press 2 6
Incline Dumbbell Bench Press 3 8
Flat Dumbbell Flys 3 15

Johnnie Jackson’s Contest History

  • 1998 NPC Texas State Championships, Middleweight, 2nd
  • 1999 NPC Junior Nationals, Light-Heavyweight, 1st
  • 1999 NPC Nationals, Light-Heavyweight, 11th
  • 2000 NPC USA Championships, Light-Heavyweight, 2nd
  • 2001 NPC Nationals, Light-Heavyweight, 1st and Overall
  • 2001 NPC USA Championships, Light-Heavyweight, 1st
  • 2002 Show of Strength Pro Championship, 10th
  • 2003 Grand Prix England, 5th
  • 2003 Grand Prix Holland, 5th
  • 2003 Ironman Pro Invitational, 9th
  • 2003 Night of Champions, 5th
  • 2003 Mr. Olympia, 11th
  • 2003 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 9th
  • 2003 Show of Strength Pro Championship, 10th
  • 2004 Grand Prix Australia, 8th
  • 2004 Hungarian Pro Invitational, 5th
  • 2004 Ironman Pro Invitational, 7th
  • 2004 Mr. Olympia, 14th
  • 2004 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 9th
  • 2004 Show of Strength Pro Championship, 7th
  • 2004 Toronto Pro Invitational, 2nd
  • 2005 Europa Supershow, 2nd
  • 2005 Mr. Olympia, 11th
  • 2005 Toronto Pro Invitational, 2nd
  • 2006 Arnold Classic, 13th
  • 2006 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 7th
  • 2006 Europa Super Show, 3rd
  • 2006 Montreal Pro, 1st
  • 2006 Atlantic City Pro, 2nd
  • 2006 Mr. Olympia, 13th
  • 2007 Atlantic City Pro, 1st
  • 2007 Mr. Olympia, 9th
  • 2008 Ironman Pro Invitational, 5th
  • 2008 Arnold Classic, 9th
  • 2008 Mr. Olympia, 12th
  • 2009 Ironman Pro, 10th
  • 2009 Tampa Pro, 8th
  • 2009 Europa Pro, 12th
  • 2010 Phoenix Pro, 12th
  • 2010 Arnold Classic, 12th
  • 2010 New York Pro, 8th
  • 2010 Tampa Pro, 3rd
  • 2010 Europa Pro, 6th
  • 2010 Mr. Olympia, 11th
  • 2011 Arnold Classic, 7th
  • 2011 Mr. Olympia, 13th
  • 2012 FIBO Power Pro Germany, 1st
  • 2012 Mr. olympia, 9th
  • 2013 Arnold Classic, 4th


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