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Johnnie Jackson Is The Man!!

Did some research on Johnnie Jackson over the weekend and this guy is great! Without a doubt he is what bodybuilding is all about. He is strong first then big as a result. Power lifting and competing in BB at the same time is awesome. He does not use any goofy routines, he just lifts heavy and is one big mofo. Everyone should take note…

Muchas Gracias

[quote]Joaquin wrote:
Did some research on Johnnie Jackson over the weekend and this guy is great! Without a doubt he is what bodybuilding is all about. He is strong first then big as a result. Power lifting and competing in BB at the same time is awesome. He does not use any goofy routines, he just lifts heavy and is one big mofo. Everyone should take note…

Muchas Gracias[/quote]

At least find us a good pic or a video or something!

Hehe, he is jacked though.

[quote]beebuddy wrote:
Joaquin wrote:
Did some research on Johnnie Jackson over the weekend and this guy is great! Without a doubt he is what bodybuilding is all about. He is strong first then big as a result. Power lifting and competing in BB at the same time is awesome. He does not use any goofy routines, he just lifts heavy and is one big mofo. Everyone should take note…

Muchas Gracias

At least find us a good pic or a video or something!

Hehe, he is jacked though.[/quote]

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Johnnie Jackson is one of my favourite bodybuilders as well. However to say that he doesn’t train like a bodybuilder is completely wrong. I’m not sure what you think constitues a “silly routine” but heres his routine off another site:

Johnnie Jackson’s Sample
Chest and Back Workout Plan

CHEST ROUTINE

Heavy Bench Press
2 warm-up sets x 15 reps (225 lbs.)
3 working sets x 5 reps (405 lbs.,
435 lbs., 465 lbs.)
Floor Press
2 sets x 6 reps (325 lbs., 345 lbs.)
Incline Dumbell Press
3 sets x 8 reps (120 lbs., 150 lbs.,
150 lbs.)
Flat Dumbell Flyes
3 sets x 15 reps (60 lbs., 70 lbs.,
80 lbs.)

BACK ROUTINE

Deadlifts
2 warm-up sets (225 lbs. x 20 reps,
315 lbs. x 15 reps)
4 working sets x 6 reps (505 lbs,
550 lbs., 625 lbs., 705 lbs.)
Pull-Ups
3 sets x 20 reps (45 lbs., 90 lbs.,
135 lbs.)
Bent-Over Rows
1 warm-up x 15 reps (135 lbs.)
3 working sets x 10 reps (225 lbs.,
315 lbs., 405 lbs.)
Seated Rows
3 sets x 20 reps (200 lbs., 250 lbs., 300 lbs.)
Dumbell Rows
3 sets x 10 reps (80 lbs., 100 lbs.,
120 lbs.)
Hyperextensions
3 sets x 20 reps (45 lbs.)

Here is his split:
Day 1: Chest and biceps
Day 2: Legs
Day 3: Shoulders and triceps
Day 4: Back and hamstrings

There are no Powerlifters who train like this are there?

[quote]SdotCarter wrote:
Johnnie Jackson is one of my favourite bodybuilders as well. However to say that he doesn’t train like a bodybuilder is completely wrong. I’m not sure what you think constitues a “silly routine” but heres his routine off another site:
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Damn, that is an awesome routine. Alot of great exercise choices.

Ronnie Coleman also trained as a powerlifter then a bodybuilder, and he’s bigger than Johnnie Jackson. I also think he’s stronger than Johnnie.

You know Johnnie’s 804-pound 1RM deadlift right? I saw Ronnie do 800 pounds for 4 reps ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=qlI-N1b-ZK8&mode=related&search= ).

Oh, if you saw his 2300-pound leg press and this 250-pound DB shrugs in his “Relentless” video…

Oh, let’s not forget Franco Columbu who held world records back in the 70’s. Lou Ferrigno was also a strong man. Even Arnold himself had a powerlifting background.

You’ll see here that the most prolific bodybuilders are strong, that’s why it pays to train like a powerlifter at one point. This allows you to lift heavier loads, which will lead to even more growth.

[quote]undeadlift wrote:
You know Johnnie’s 804-pound 1RM deadlift right? I saw Ronnie do 800 pounds for 4 reps ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=qlI-N1b-ZK8&mode=related&search= ). [/quote]

Some kid modified that video. He only does it twice. Still awesome however.