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
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
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
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
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
We must train hard. It’s not about denying a weakness may exist but about denying its right to persist. – Vince McConnell
Don’t be scared to lift heavy! You won’t get huge and bulky, you’ll just get amazing. – Jessie Hilgenberg
You have to be at your strongest when you’re feeling at your weakest. – Unknown
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
Discipline is the bridge between your bodybuilding goals and bodybuilding success. – Felicity Luckey
Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself. – Usain Bolt
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. – Colin Powell
If you’re capable of sending a legible text message between sets, you probably aren’t working hard enough. – Dave Tate
I’m the strongest bodybuilder who ever lived, I think… – Franco Columbu
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
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
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
To be a champion, you must act like a champion. – Lou Ferrigno
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
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
Bodybuilding is not only a sport but first an ART. – Serge Nubret
Bodybuilding is the closest we have to the fountain of youth. – Lee Labrada
When your arms are bigger than your head, something is wrong. – Steve Reeves
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
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
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
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
Get over it people, I work my ass off. – Phil Heath
I always say to myself right before a tough set in the gym, Ain’t nothin’ to it, but to do it. – Ronnie Coleman
The road to nowhere is paved with excuses. – Mark Bell
I built my body from zero to hero. I’m an architect and an artist. – Unknown
I don’t do this to be healthy; I do this to get big muscles. – Marcus Ruhl
Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but don’t nobody want to lift heavy ass weights! – Ronnie Coleman
I’ve made many good friends in bodybuilding; though there are few I’d trust to oil my back. – Lee Labrada
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
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
When you hit failure, your workout has just begun. – Ronnie Coleman
Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach. – Arnold Schwarzenegger
If you don’t follow a good nutritional plan, you’re bodybuilding with one arm behind your back. – Shawn Rey
Stimulate, don’t annihilate. – Lee Haney
Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder but don’t nobody want to lift heavy ass weights! – Ronnie Coleman
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
Intensity builds immensity. – Kevin Levrone
Blood, sweat, and respect. The first two you give and the last one you earn. – Dwayne Johnson
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
Push yourself because no one else is going to do it. – Unknown
It never gets easier. You just get stronger. – Unknown
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
Never underestimate the power of wide-grip pull-ups to develop width and size. – Ronnie Coleman
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
Nobody picks on a strong man. – Charles Atlas
Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. – Les Brown
To be successful in bodybuilding you have to be a good observer. – Frank Zane
Sell yourself short on nutrition and you’re selling yourself short on maximizing your physique development. – Ernie Taylor
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
Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going. – Jillian Michaels
Thank God for pure natural strength. – Ronnie Coleman
If you aren’t begging for rest. Then you aren’t training your best.
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
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. – Arnold Schwarzenegger
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
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. – Mahatma Gandhi
If you’re capable of sending a legible text message between sets, you probably aren’t working hard enough. – Dave Tate
Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better. – Jim Rohn
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
The muscle and the mind must become one. One without the other is zero. – Lee Haney
A bodybuilder is a sculptor who carries with him his own material. – Serge Nubret
The wolf on the hill is not as hungry as the wolf climbing the hill. – Arnold Schwarzenegger
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
Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. – Robert H. Schuller
The truth is, I’ve been the Hulk my whole life. – Lou Ferrigno
To be a champion you must act like one, act like a champion. – Lou Ferrigno
I don’t eat for taste, I eat for function. – Jay Cutler
There are no shortcuts – everything is reps, reps, reps. – Arnold Schwarzenegger
It’s not about having time. It’s about making time.
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
Come in the gym like you’re going to war. – Unknown
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.
You can have results or excuses. Not both. – Arnold Schwarzenegger
Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body. – Arnold Schwarzenegger
The best activities for your health are pumping and humping. – Arnold Schwarzenegger
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
Wait ‘till they see these arms in Africa. They look big enough to me. – Lou Ferrigno
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
Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. – Lance Armstrong
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
Thoughts become things. – Kai Greene
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.
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
|Rank||Mr. Olympia champion||Year(s)|
|1||Ronnie Coleman||1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005|
|2||Arnold Schwarzenegger||1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 (overall & heavyweight), 1975 (overall & heavyweight), and 1980|
|Phil Heath||2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017|
Obviously Arnold Schwarzenegger comes in at number one, as nearly everyone considers him to be the best bodybuilder of all-time, even by todays standards. Arnold defined the Golden Era of bodybuilding and really helped the sport grow in popularity.
- Imagine Competing Against Your Rival! ...
- Visualize The Weight As Something You Hate! ...
- Reward Yourself For A Job Well Done. ...
- Treat Yourself To A New Food. ...
- Buy Yourself A New Supplement. ...
- Watch A Motivating Movie. ...
- Set Small Goals. ...
- Listen To Your Favorite Music!
|Born||17 March 1912 Comilla, Bengal Presidency, British India (now in Bangladesh)|
|Died||5 June 2016 (aged 104) Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Height||1.50 m (4 ft 11 in)|
Ronnie just beats Arnold through sheer size.
The intensive weight lifting and strength training that bodybuilders undergo changes their bodies, making them stronger and leaner. Building muscle mass is not only healthy in the short term, but can also have long-lasting health benefits.
Ronnie Coleman is one of them–and his accomplishments have made him a bodybuilding icon and earned a royal moniker: The King. Coleman won a record-tying eight Mr. Olympia titles, one more than Schwarzenegger's seven. In the eyes of many bodybuilding fans, Coleman is the G.O.A.T.
- “Keep up your hard work! Your progress is amazing.”
- “Seriously, how do you stay so motivated and dedicated? Please share your tips!”
- “You're inspiring me to take better care of myself too. Thank you for sharing.”
You've been working hard on your biceps and it really shows! When you hold me, I can feel all your tight muscles. Did you just jump off an outdoor catalog? You look extra manly today.
- You look STRONG AS HELL.
- You look healthy.
- You've improved so much at [specific exercise or functional movement]
- I can see your progress.
- I noticed that you're picking up heavier weights.
- You're working so hard.
- You're amazing.
- You could totally be on American Ninja Warrior.
- Eggs. Eggs contain high quality protein, healthy fats, and other important nutrients like B vitamins and choline ( 1 ). ...
- Salmon. Salmon is a great choice for muscle building and overall health. ...
- Chicken breast. ...
- Greek yogurt. ...
- Tuna. ...
- Lean beef. ...
- Shrimp. ...
The Old School bodybuilders would split the body up in several muscle groups in order to work each muscle group adequately. A six day split would separate the muscle groups into three separate days and each muscle group would be trained twice a week.
- Make it fun. Find sports or activities that you enjoy, then vary the routine to keep it interesting. ...
- Make physical activity part of your daily routine. If it's hard to find time for exercise, don't fall back on excuses. ...
- Put it on paper. ...
- Join forces with friends, neighbors or others. ...
- Reward yourself. ...
- Be flexible.
Oliver 'The Dutch Giant' Richters Is Officially the World's Tallest Professional Bodybuilder.
Murli is the winner of the prestigious Mr. Olympia title 6 times, and Mr. India title for 2 times.
Bodybuilding developed in the late 19th century, promoted in England by German Eugen Sandow, now considered as the "Father of Modern Bodybuilding".
Arnold stood 6'2” and weighed between 230-240 pounds. Ferrigno was even bigger, standing 6'5” and weighing an enormous 275 pounds for a competition. They both had similar physiques with their strong points being huge arms and a massive chest.
Sadly, Coleman and Schwarzenegger were men from two different eras, men who never had the chance to compete against each other.
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Isaac "Dr Size" Nesser has the worlds largest muscular chest and arms in the world, according to The Guinness Book of World Records! 74 inch chest, 29 arms, he weighs 362lbs, bench presses 825lbs and he is completely drug free.
Sergio Oliva is the only bodybuilder to ever beat Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Mr. Olympia.
Estimated Salary: $215,000
We estimate that Chris Bumstead has a current net worth of $825,000 largely based on the estimated salary and income of $215,000 Chris is estimated to have earned as a Bodybuilder.
SAN DIEGO—Bodybuilders have a mortality rate 34% higher than that of the age-matched U.S. male population, according to a study presented at the American Urological Association's 2016 annual meeting.
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Weight training may have benefits for brain health, at least in rats. When rats lift weights, they gain strength and also change the cellular environment inside their brains, improving their ability to think, according to a notable new study of resistance training, rodents and the workings of their minds.
mean? Not many people can claim to be the G.O.A.T., but those who can are the Greatest Of All Time in their field. Most often, the acronym G.O.A.T. praises exceptional athletes but also musicians and other public figures.
Known as “The King” of bodybuilding, Ronnie Coleman is a true icon in the sport of bodybuilding comparable to the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is known as one of the heaviest bodybuilders ever to compete in the IFBB and is also known for his aggressive heavy lifting in his training regimen.
Olympia winners from 2000-2020. Ronnie Coleman (1998-2005) and Lee Haney (1984-1991) are tied for the most Mr. Olympia wins in history with eight a piece. All of their wins were in consecutive years as well.
Ronnie Coleman has it all in his career. Not only did he manage to win the Mr. Olympia an unbelievable eight times, but he did so at a whopping 300lb.
The Men's Open bodybuilder won the prestigious 2021 Arnold Classic title after facing off with runner-up Iain Valliere in the final comparisons.
The regulatory body that oversee the Mr. Olympia competition – the International Federation of Bodybuilding – adopted the World Anti-Doping Code in 2003 and have continued working to keep the sport free of steroids and other banned substances.
Find out how he got so massive in this interview by Paul Becker. Isaac "Dr Size" Nesser has the worlds largest muscular chest and arms in the world, according to The Guinness Book of World Records! 74 inch chest, 29 arms, he weighs 362lbs, bench presses 825lbs and he is completely drug free.
For people who need concrete evidence that Arnold was strong, take a look at some training numbers the Austrian Oak himself mentioned in his Blueprint training program: Squat: 545 pounds. Bench Press: 500 pounds. Deadlift: 710 pounds.
After some persuasion, Arnold agreed to compete the following year against Lou as part of the book turned documentary “Pumping Iron.” Arnold was able to beat Lou both psychologically and physically, cementing his final Mr. Olympia win.
After the event, Nick Walker declared that he will win the 2022 Mr. Olympia. After winning the 2021 New York Pro, Arnold Classic and placing fifth at the 2021 Mr.