50 Motivational Bodybuilding Quotes By Most Known Bodybuilders

Last edited: March 18, 2020
by Reda Elmardi

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Today, we brought you the top of the training, workout and bodybuilding quotes from the most known bodybuilding legends, where they are sharing their advice, to boost your motivation!

Here Are Some Of The Top Bodybuilding Quotes

  1. "If I have to die tonight, if this weight is going to kill me tonight, so BE IT! I'm dying where I wanna be..." - Kai Greene

  2. "Vision creates faith and faith creates willpower. With faith, there is no anxiety and no doubt - just absolute confidence in yourself." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

  3. "If you're capable of sending a legible text message between sets, you probably aren't working hard enough." - Dave Tate

  4. "Being negative and lazy is a disease that leads to pain, hardships, depression, poor health, and failure. Be proactive and give a damn to achieve success!" - Phil Heath

  5. "Sell yourself short on nutrition and you're selling yourself short on maximizing your physique development." - Ernie Taylor

  6. "The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you're a god or a total bastard. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the iron to be my greatest friend. it never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds." - Henry Rollins

  7. "I always get suspicious whenever someone suggests that it's the fruit in their diet that's making them fat. I've seen a lot of crazy things in my time, but I've yet to encounter anyone whose admitted to polishing off a bag of apples while watching dancing with stars..." - Shelby Starnes

  8. "To feel strong, to walk amongst humans with a tremendous feeling of confidence and superiority is not at all wrong. The sense of superiority in bodily strength is borne out by the long history of mankind paying home in folklore, song, and poetry to strong men." - Dr. Squat Fred Hatfield.

  9. "The single biggest mistake that most beginners make is putting 100% of their effort into the positive (concentric) part of the rep while paying no attention to the negative (eccentric) segment." - Dorian Yates

  10. "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." - Mahatma Gandhi

  11. "There is no reason to be alive if you can't do the deadlift!" - Jon Pall Sigmarsson

  12. "Don't ever believe you have nothing to lose. There's always something to be lost when you change something or try something new. Nothing is ever free. Not even experience." - Paul Carter

  13. "You Can work technique all you want a 30 and 40 percent of your one-rep max using multiple sets and low reps but the technique is still going to be influenced by what's on the bar. You may look good at 50 percent but 80 percent may look like shit." - Dave Tate

  14. "If your family was captured and you were told you needed to put 100 pounds onto your max squat within two months or your family would be executed, would you squat once per week? Something tells me that you'd start squatting every day." - John Broz

  15. "Arguing about strength training theory is stupid, the reason I came up with 5/3/1 was that i wanted a program that eliminated stupid thoughts from my head and just let me go into the weight room, and get shit done. I've been training for 20 years, and this is what I've learned." - Jim Wendler

  16. " when I go out there on stage, I want to be more than just a blocky guy who waddles onto the posing platform. I want the girls to feel something." - Tom Platz

  17. "your body, despite the science that says "X number of reps is better for this, Y for that" will get stronger if it is overloaded." Dr. Ken Leistner

  18. "I've made many good friends in bodybuilding, though there are few I'd trust to oil my back." - Lee Labrada

  19. "When I get closer to a show and have to back off from training and cardio, I used sex as an aid to help me burn calories. Look at this way: The risk of getting injured is zero to none." - J.J Marsh

  20. "When they get a 50-inch waist and a gorilla butt, it's ugly looking - and I think bodybuilding has become ugly looking." - Joe Gold

  21. "I don't feel sorry for those who lack the discipline to eat more." JM Blakely

  22. "At the end of the day it's not a wight contest, it's a visual contest. And it doesn't matter what you say you weigh, if you don't look that big then you don't look that big." - Dorian Yates

  23. "They can crack jokes. They can sit back and analyze and criticize and make all the fun they want. But I'm living my life, I'm doing it. What are you doing?" - Kai Greene

  24. "Did you ever notice those who criticize the strong or the elite are usually weaker or less successful than those they pass judgment on. And those who are strong or elite in their respective sports rarely condemn those who are as strong as successful as they are." Louie Simmons

  25. "I never think about losing." - Lou Ferrignomotivational Bodybuilding Quotes

  26. "Trust me, if you do an honest 20 rep program, at some point Jesus will talk to you. On the last day of the program, he asked if he could work in." - Mark Rippetoe

  27. "I don't eat for taste, I eat for function." - Jay Cutler

  28. "People laugh an call me lazy, while they twit around in their three. hour workout making zero progress. Sometimes, instead of what you do in the weight room, It's what you don't do that will lead to success." - Jim Wendler

  29. "If you think lifting weights is dangerous, try being weak. Being weak is dangerous." - Bret Contreras

  30. "You get one life. Live an interesting life. Do interesting things. Lifting is not that interesting in the grand scheme of things If you have a chance to go somewhere you've never been, and it's a once in a lifetime thing and you turn it down because you don't want to miss lifting for that week, you are a F'n moron and should have your ass kicked 6 ways till Sunday. Lifting will always be there. Don't miss out on the interesting things in life for some iron on the bar." - Paul Carter

  31. "I would like to be the first man in the gym business to throw out the scale. If you don't like what you see in the mirror, what difference does it make what the scale says?" - Vince Gironda

  32. "Not only are squats not bad for the knees, every legitimate research study on this subject has shown that squats improve knee stability and therefore help reduce the risk of injuries." - Charles Poliquin

  33. "I don't do this to be healthy. I do this to get big muscles." - Markus Ruhl

  34. "A Champion is someone who gets up when they can't." - Jack Dempsey

  35. "I'm the strongest bodybuilding who ever lived, I think." - Franco Columbu

  36. "Different things work for different people." - Ronnie Coleman

  37. "Last time I checked, lifting theory has a PR of zero." - Steve Shaw

  38. "I'm an extremist, and I hope to be remembered that way: noncompliant and an artist. I do not want to be remembered as a nice guy, I want to be the slayer of Bambi." - David Dearth

  39. "For me. life is continuously being hungry, The meaning of life is not simply te exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

  40. "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." - Mary Anne Radmacher

  41. "If a man tells you he doesn't lift because he doesn't want to get too bulky, then his testicles have been removed." - Paul Carter

  42. "My old routine was McDonald's on the way to the gym, coffee during my workout, burger king and Copenhagen post.workout." - Dave Tate

  43. "Just remember, somewhere, a little Chinese girl is warming up with your max." - Jim Conroy

  44. "Your love for what you do and willingness to push yourself where others aren't prepared to go is what will make you great." - Laurence Shahlaei

  45. "If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done." - Thomas Jefferson

  46. " Biceps are like ornaments on a Christmas tree." - Ed Coan

  47. "Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." - Jim Rohn

  48. "Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, but it is also the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity." - John F. Kennedy

  49. "I was never a natural athlete, but I paid my dues in sweat and concentration, and took the time necessary to learn karate and became a world champion." - Chuck Norris

  50. "It took me 20 years of hard training to get the physique I have today. What you need is what I had belief in yourself!" - Branch Warren

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About the Author

Reda Elmardi is an ACE Certified Nutritionist, Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt and bodybuilder with 11 years of experience. He's been published on many influential websites such as lifehack.org, Wealthy Gorilla, Good Men Project and more.

About Reda Elmardi

Reda is an ACE Certified Nutritionist, Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt and bodybuilder with 11 years of experience. He's been published on many influential websites such as lifehack.org, Wealthy Gorilla, Good Men Project and more.

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