Career Updates, Contest Preparation, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup
IFBB Pro Richard "Tricky" Jackson, checked
in with "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report" with an update on his contest prep. Tricky Jackson
is getting jacked for the upcoming IFBB
Jacksonville Pro Bodybuilding Championships, held in conjunction with the NPC Dexter Jackson Classic. (Man, that's a lot of Jacksons!) "My show prep has been business as
usual. However, one thing's a little different. I have pushed my cardio
up to almost two hours per day, averaging between 90 and 120 minutes,"
Tricky tells me. This is probably why he currently stands at 5'5", 200
lbs. and a ripped 3.6% body fat. "Show time should put me about 195
lbs. and 3.3% body fat. I feel great -- the best ever. My fans will be
happy. I am up 7-8 lbs. from last year. I'm harder with improvements in
my shoulders and added back thickness. God has blessed me this year."
The "So What?"
Ricky Jackson's blessings keep him super
busy with sponsorships from sports nutrition and tanning companies, as well as his radio show. "'Pro Muscle
Radio' is still poppin' for me and my co-hosts IFBB Pro Jose Raymond and IFBB Pro Tracy Beckham. We've recorded more shows with big names in the sport
like IFBB Pro David Henry, IFBB Pro Bill Wilmore, IFBB Pro Vinny Galanti, IFBB Pro Stan McQuay and IFBB Pro Ed Nunn,
just to name a few. People can check it out
every Sunday 6pm eastern time." Tricky has even more irons in the fire. "Keep an eye out for my next
DVD, 'Get Swole or Die Trying.' Fans can contact me through my website,
as well as promoters that need a guest poser to bring down the house."
Andrew Oye's Verdict:
Sure, Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Dexter Jackson has won titles at Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend and the Arnold Sports Festival's IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic, but Richard Jackson toils with just as much determination-- preparing to stage the NPC Tricky Jackson Classic Bodybuilding Championships in Kentucky and plotting to fight for the Olympia 202 Showdown title. As far as IFBB Pro League athletes go, Tricky Jackson is a hard worker -- on and off the stage. There should be an award for that.
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