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September 15, 2009

I Can Feel It.....

"I've been waiting for this moment, all my life, oh lord" -Phil Collins

I'm training for the biggest moment of my life...a dream I never though possible, until last year! I have been blessed to start my pro career competing with some of the best bodybuilders in history, Flex Wheeler and Chris Cormier to name a few. This year's line-up will definitely go down as one of the best in history and I'm honored to be competing with some of the best to defend my title. I'm in the final days of feeling tired and ready to get it over with, I can't believe how fast time has passed! I am excited that my family will be there and my closest friends. I want to take this moment to thank all my fans for their support and all the emails wishing me good luck. I am focused and feeling good. Taking a year off has allowed my body to respond great to my preparation this year. I've also made sure to stay on top of injury prevention like always and get my massages twice a week and weekly adjustments. It's amazing what preventative care can do. I always arrive in Vegas a week early to be able to relax and stay focused. It's nice to have time to myself amidst the madness!
Well, that is it for now. Like Phil Collins sang, "I've been waiting for this moment all my life"! But I prefer the remix with Tupac! LOL!

Peace out for now and God Bless!

The Blade

September 08, 2009

The Clock Is Ticking....

Like everyone else, I just did my 2-day photo and video shoot with Flex. I feel good right now. I spent the holiday weekend with my family. Because of my Olympia prep, I couldn't stay long, but it was great to see everyone. I'm eating, sleeping, training and watching football. I've been a Cowboy and FSU fan forever! I'll be seeing Joe again this weekend, and I'm beginning to get things together for my trip out to Vegas! Even though the weather in Florida is slowly cooling down, things are starting to heat up and will be hot on stage in another 3 weeks with one of the best line-ups in Olympia history! I do not have a facebook or myspace account, even though someone is claiming to be me on both of them! LOL! However, I finally signed onto Twitter and you can follow me @blade01222. I'm still getting the hang of it! So give me a shout out and I'll try to twit a lil bit for all you fans while in Vegas! Time for cardio so peace out!

Till next time...

The Blade

August 31, 2009

The Blade's Official After Party!

The JET Nightclub at the Mirage hotel will be hosting my official after party after the Olympia! I'd like to invite everyone to come out and have a good time.


The Countdown and Prep!

So, I think at this point everyone is beginning to be anxious! With one of the toughest and most competitive line-ups I think I've ever been in, having something to lose makes me want it more! I've been blessed with my genetics and my career; and with the biggest win of my life last year, I'm training the hardest I ever had to defend my title. I just got back from visiting Joe. No, he is not training me, but yes, we have achieved my best wins together and he still tracks my progress and diet, he is the only one I trust. I am on track, but I have had to change up a few things to work harder because I know the competition is also giving more than 100%. We all realize what this line-up means and the judges will be working the heck out of us on stage in 4 weeks! I am currently doing 2 45-minute cardio sessions, long gone are the days of little to no cardio, LOL! My diet consists of very high protein of about 400g/day and my carbs fluctuate, depending on my progress. My fat intake is low and I don't worry about sodium because it does not affect me. My workout partner has been helping me to switch things up just a little with some different exercises, to make more gains. Our training schedule is as follows:

Quads on Monday
Chest/Calves on Tuesdays
Back on Wednesday
Hamstring and Shoulders on Thursday
Biceps/Triceps/Calves on Friday
Cardio is 6 times a week (45 min am/45 min pm)
I rest on Sundays (football season now!) and always recommend all my clients to always take one full day to let your body and mind rest!

This is the biggest fight of my life! I want to thank all of my fans, family and friends for their support. My fans have been very supportive with emails and letters and it helps to keep me going! Thanks guys. Alex Ardenti is shooting my new video in HD and it'll include some very up close and personal scenes besides me training, like behind the scenes at the O. I'll let you guys know when it's available. Also, My official after party for the Olympia this year is being sponsored by the JET nightclub at the Mirage, so I want to invite everyone out to come have a good time!

Gotta run guys, till next time!

The Blade

August 19, 2009

Preparing To Defend The Title!

Now that I am finished traveling and promoting the Dexter Jackson Classic, it's time to really focus in on things, defending the Mr. Olympia title! But first of all, I want to thank Flex, Muscle & Fitness and Muscletech for sponsoring my 3rd DJC. I also want to thank all the competitors and spectators for making it such a great success! It was great adding the 202 this year along with the Pro Figure and congrats to everyone that qualified for the O. It was a whole lot of fun having Jay, Phil, Ronnie and Troy there also to guess pose, thanks guys! Now that pics have been posted and everyone got a sneak peak of us from guest posing at my show, now it's time for business!
I've been dieting and hitting it hard of course. Winning an unexpected win of bodybuilding's most prestigious title, and defending it, are two completely different things! I am on track and making sure that I am doing everything and some to win a second Sandow.
Things are good and I am blessed, my son Dexter Jr., is in his final year playing ball in college, can't wait to go to some of his games! Also, my daughter Maya just started back to school and I enjoyed watching her play AAU basketball this summer, shout out to her also. This sports thing is a family affair!

Talk to y'all soon!

The Blade