90 Best Body Builder Quotes from Famous Bodybuilders

90 Best Body Builder Quotes from Famous Bodybuilders

Body Builder Quotes

We offer you a list of the best and inspirational bodybuilding quotes for weightlifting, motivating pictures and words of encouragement for training in the gym, which will help you gain strength and confidence before training.

 

Best Bodybuilding Quotes

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I never focus on contraction. I’m focusing on my muscle. Not focusing on a certain style of lifting or contracting. Just trying to get the weight up. I’m trying to build muscle. – Ronnie Coleman

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Everyone has the ability to accomplish unique feats, everyone. You choose this. Become someone great in one other life. Forget about failing to many. Who cares? Doesn’t matter when you start or finish, just start, no deviations, no excuses. – Tom Platz

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Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. – Lance Armstrong

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Your body is a piece of art but it’s always a work in progress. You are never done improving your symmetry and eliminating weak points. – Morgan Aste

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We must train hard. It’s not about denying a weakness may exist but about denying its right to persist. – Vince McConnell

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Don’t be scared to lift heavy! You won’t get huge and bulky, you’ll just get amazing. – Jessie Hilgenberg

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You have to be at your strongest when you’re feeling at your weakest. – Unknown

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Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. – Muhammad Ali

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Discipline is the bridge between your bodybuilding goals and bodybuilding success. – Felicity Luckey

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Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself. – Usain Bolt

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There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. – Colin Powell

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If you’re capable of sending a legible text message between sets, you probably aren’t working hard enough. – Dave Tate

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I’m the strongest bodybuilder who ever lived, I think… – Franco Columbu

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As your bodybuilding aims become higher, obviously you have to work harder, until, believe it or not, you are performing from 20-30 sets of both biceps and triceps three workouts per week. – Reg Park

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The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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At the end of the day it’s not a weight 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

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To be a champion, you must act like a champion. – Lou Ferrigno 

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Some people like to live without too much risk. They’re satisfied leading a safe existence. This attitude of caution infiltrates into their goals. Every successful athlete – or businessperson – enjoys taking calculated risks. You have to. Especially in the gym when you’re squatting 500 for reps and you can’t get one more but grunt out ten. Your nose starts bleeding, you fall into the rack and that’s set one. – Tom Platz

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Bodybuilding is an art, your body is the canvas, weights are your brush and nutrition is your paint. We all have the ability to turn a self-portrait into a masterpiece. – Kai Greene

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Bodybuilding is not only a sport but first an ART. – Serge Nubret

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Bodybuilding is the closest we have to the fountain of youth. – Lee Labrada

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When your arms are bigger than your head, something is wrong. – Steve Reeves

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I don’t believe in bodybuilders using steroids. If a man doesn’t have enough male hormones in his system to create a nice hard, muscular body, he should take up ping pong. – Steve Reeves

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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

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Rule of thumb: Eat for what you’re going to be doing and not for what you have done. Don’t take in more than you’re willing to burn off. – Lee Haney

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Each workout is like a brick in a building, and every time you go in there and do a half-ass workout, you’re not laying a brick down. Somebody else is. – Dorian Yates

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Get over it people, I work my ass off. – Phil Heath

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I always say to myself right before a tough set in the gym, Ain’t nothin’ to it, but to do it. – Ronnie Coleman

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The road to nowhere is paved with excuses. – Mark Bell

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I built my body from zero to hero. I’m an architect and an artist. – Unknown

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I don’t do this to be healthy; I do this to get big muscles. – Marcus Ruhl

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Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but don’t nobody want to lift heavy ass weights! – Ronnie Coleman

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I’ve made many good friends in bodybuilding; though there are few I’d trust to oil my back. – Lee Labrada

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Bodybuilding saved my life because I overcame the nerd stage. I got picked on. I was fascinated with power, and then I decided to take that direction because I knew that it would make me feel good about myself. – Lou Ferrigno

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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

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When you hit failure, your workout has just begun. – Ronnie Coleman

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Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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If you don’t follow a good nutritional plan, you’re bodybuilding with one arm behind your back. – Shawn Rey

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Stimulate, don’t annihilate. – Lee Haney

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Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder but don’t nobody want to lift heavy ass weights! – Ronnie Coleman

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I always train heavy and it worked well for me. I always train heavy and put on size for a competition. Most people would be worried about an injury but if you’re gonna worry about it so much, it’s gonna happen anyway. – Ronnie Coleman

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Intensity builds immensity. – Kevin Levrone

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Blood, sweat, and respect. The first two you give and the last one you earn. – Dwayne Johnson

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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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Push yourself because no one else is going to do it. – Unknown

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It never gets easier. You just get stronger. – Unknown

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My definition of a sport is that it’s a physical activity that involves competition. Since bodybuilders certainly train and then compete, we are certainly a sport. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Never underestimate the power of wide-grip pull-ups to develop width and size. – Ronnie Coleman

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There is no strength without struggle. People can say whatever they want about the sport of bodybuilding, but to get prepared to do a contest or even think about doing a contest, or even to get into decent shape, it requires a certain amount of discipline, and it comes from taking a new year’s resolution to a lifestyle. – John Cena

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Nobody picks on a strong man. – Charles Atlas

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Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. – Les Brown

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To be successful in bodybuilding you have to be a good observer. – Frank Zane

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Sell yourself short on nutrition and you’re selling yourself short on maximizing your physique development. – Ernie Taylor

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If you can’t explain the essence of your program to a three-year old in 60 seconds, its too complicated. I’ve trained with Olympic medal winners and I can assure you, they don’t do anything mysterious, they just do the exercises better than we do. – Maik Weidenbach

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Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going. – Jillian Michaels

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Thank God for pure natural strength. – Ronnie Coleman

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If you aren’t begging for rest. Then you aren’t training your best.

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Just like in bodybuilding, failure is also a necessary experience for growth in our own lives, for if we’re never tested to our limits, how will we know how strong we really are? How will we ever grow? – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Working chest, delts, tris, and biceps works approximately 10% of your overall lean body mass. Working hard on deadlifts (bent legged, trap Bar, or sumo) or squatting (not necessarily at the same time) works more like 70% of your musculature at once and sends a strong message to your body to get better at growing now! – Wesley Silveira

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Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. – Mahatma Gandhi

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If you’re capable of sending a legible text message between sets, you probably aren’t working hard enough. – Dave Tate

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Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better. – Jim Rohn

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The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they’ll go through the pain no matter what happens. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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The muscle and the mind must become one. One without the other is zero. – Lee Haney

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A bodybuilder is a sculptor who carries with him his own material. – Serge Nubret

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The wolf on the hill is not as hungry as the wolf climbing the hill. –   Arnold Schwarzenegger

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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

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Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. – Robert H. Schuller

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The truth is, I’ve been the Hulk my whole life. – Lou Ferrigno

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To be a champion you must act like one, act like a champion. – Lou Ferrigno

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I don’t eat for taste, I eat for function. – Jay Cutler

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There are no shortcuts – everything is reps, reps, reps. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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It’s not about having time. It’s about making time.

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What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn’t think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Come in the gym like you’re going to war. – Unknown

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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 homage in folklore, song and poetry to strong men. – ‘Dr. Squat’ Fred Hatfield.

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You can have results or excuses. Not both. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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The best activities for your health are pumping and humping. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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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

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Wait ‘till they see these arms in Africa. They look big enough to me. – Lou Ferrigno

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It is not easy to achieve the bodybuilding physique that everybody wants and dreams of, but with the right push and motivation, you are halfway there. – Unknown

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Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. – Lance Armstrong

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You get as big as possible from becoming as strong as possible. When I started lifting I went into the gym with that ‘how much can I bench, curl, squat, and deadlift’ attitude. That’s when I discovered how fast my strength could increase, and it made me crazy intense to get even stronger. – Kevin Levrone

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Thoughts become things. – Kai Greene

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Bodybuilding is not just about heavy lifts and large lumps of muscles. Bodybuilding is discipline, willpower, perseverance, strength and a 100% positive attitude towards your goal.

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Many bodybuilders sell themselves short. Erroneously attributing their lack of satisfactory progress to a poverty of the requisite genetic traits, instead of to their irrational training and dietary practices, they give up training. Don’t make the same mistake. – Mike Mentzer

 



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