Johnnie Jackson Looking to Take 2013 Arnold Classic

Don't Count Out Johnnie O for the 2013 Arnold - He Can Take It


Johnnie Jackson preparing for the 2013 Arnold Classic

In my 2012 Mr Olympia Review, I claimed Johnnie O. Jackson to be the most improved of the entire lineup. Jackson added crazy mass to his shoulders and legs, came in well defined and conditioned. Personally, I think Jackson should have placed higher in the Olympia line-up. Yes, Jackson looked that good.

Still, Johnnie O has yet to beat Dexter Jackson when they've gone head to head. However he has bested  Toney Freeman and Ben Pakulski in past competitions. Another factor is he has yet to compete against and Cedric McMillan.

If Johnnie O can come in like he did at the 2012 British Grand Prix, he can potentially be vying for the top3 spot at the 2013 Arnold Classic.

(In this Training Video, Johnnie Jackson is taking us through a Shoulder Video Workout with Branch Warren in preparation for the 2012 Mr Olympia)

More on Johnnie O. Jackson from Wikipedia:

Johnnie Otis Jackson (born January 30, 1971 in Hammonton, New Jersey) is an American IFBB professional bodybuilder and powerlifter. Jackson is sometimes referred to as the World's Strongest Bodybuilder.


Jackson first competed in an NPC (National Physique Committee) in 2001, where he won the NPC USA. His first IFBB competition was the GNC Show of Strength (now defunct) of 2002, where he placed 10th. His first IFBB Night of Champions was in 2003, where he placed 5th. Later that same year he competed in the Ironman Pro Invitational, where he placed 9th.


In 2003 he competed in his first Mr. Olympia, where he placed 11th. His first Arnold Classic was in 2006, where he placed 13th. Jackson regularly competes in powerlifting events and often incorporates this type of training into his workouts. Jackson lives in Fort Worth, Texas, and trains at Metroflex Gym in Arlington, Texas, with training partner Branch Warren



In 2009 Jackson defeated his closest rival Ben White to earn the title "Mr. Olympia 2009 World's Strongest Professional Bodybuilder" by benching 523 lbs in an old polyester blast bench shirt and deadlifting 815 lbs in a deadlift suit for a 1,338 lb push/pull total. This record has been surpasses in 2010 by Jackson's successor as the "World's Strongest Bodybuilder" Stan Efferding.

Johnnie Jackson 2013 Arnold Classic

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 mr. olympia, 9th