Top 150 Best Bodybuilding Quotes & Sayings 2021 (2022)

Here are our favorite quotes by some our favorite bodybuilders: “The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else.” “Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder but don’t nobody want to lift heavy ass weights! Everybody need motivation , and here are my collection of bodybuilding Quotes For you.

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Top 150 Best Bodybuilding Quotes & Sayings 2021 (1)

Contents

  • 1 Bodybuilding Quotes
  • 2 Bodybuilding Quotes And Sayings
  • 3 Motivational Bodybuilding Quotes
  • 4 Inspirational Bodybuilding Quotes
  • 5 Bodybuilding Quotes For Haters
  • 6 Bodybuilding Quotes For Whatsapp/ Instagram

Bodybuilding Quotes

“Biceps are like ornaments on a Christmas tree.” – Ed Coan

“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 will always kick you the real deal. 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

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

“Just remember, somewhere, a little Chinese girl is warming up with your max.” – Jim Conroy

“Fortunately, there is a solution, and it’s not performing multiple sets of whatever cable Kegel exercise is being pushed as “The Answer.” Just a little hard, smart, basic work.” – Jim Wendler

“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

“My old routine was McDonald’s on the way to the gym, coffee during my workout, Burger King and Copenhagen post-workout.” – Dave Tate

“If your waist measurement begins with a 2…EAT!” – SCStrong

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” – Thomas Jefferson

“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

“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

“For me, life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

“Last time I checked, lifting theory has a PR of zero.” – Steve Shaw

1“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

“Don’t have $100.00 shoes and a 10 cent squat.” – Louie Simmons

“I’m sure you’ve all read the latest article on the popular muscle building sites about how to develop a fuller, thicker back with “these 2 NEW maximal hypertrophy igniting muscle shocking lifts!” The title lures you in, but when you get inside, you find a small man doing strange movements that make little sense and use almost no weight. They aren’t making him any thicker, and they aren’t likely to add slabs of lean mass to you either.” – Jordan Martin

“A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t.” – Jack Dempsey

“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

“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

“I’m the strongest bodybuilding who ever lived, I think.” – Franco Columbu

“There is no such thing as over training, just under nutrition and under sleeping.” – The Barbarian brothers

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

“As soon as a milestone is passed, it’s significance fades, and the focus is shifted to some other marker further down the road. No matter what you do or how satisfying it is in that beautiful moment in time, immediately you want more. You have to, if you want to find out how good you can be.”

“I don’t do this to be healthy, I do this to get big muscles.” – Markus Ruhl

“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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“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

“I’m not sold on one diet philosophy. I’m sold on whatever will work for you.” – Dave Tate

“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 the Stars…” – Shelby Starnes

“I’m not the kind of guy who tries to run between the drops. Sometimes you gotta get a little wet to reach your destination” – Erik Fankhouser

“Discipline is doing what you hate to do, but nonetheless doing it like you love it.” – Mike Tyson

“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.

“Learn it all, then forget it all.” – Bruce Lee

“Sacking up is 90%.” – Steve Shaw

“Mediocre athletes that tried like hell to get good are the best coaches.” – Mark Rippetoe

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Compare that to today. Today, we have the rise of the internet icons, guys who haven’t done a single, solitary thing in the sport actually giving opinions on training to other lifters. These are guys who never even totaled elite but own websites and set themselves up as experts and actually get interviewed for their opinions when the only thing they have learned is what some college professor told them. No practical knowledge, no trial and error, no accomplishments, and in many cases, not even an ounce of muscle mass. Who in the blue hell made these guys experts?” – Billy Mimnaugh

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

“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

“Most champions are built by punch the clock workouts rather than extraordinary efforts.” – Dan John

“There’s more to life than training, but training is what puts more in your life.” – Brooks Kubik

Bodybuilding Quotes And Sayings

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

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 can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.

William Arthur Ward

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

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

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

Mahatma Gandhi

A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.

Jesse Owens

In training, you listen to your body. In competition, you tell your body to shut up.

Rich Froning

Discipline is the bridge between your bodybuilding goals and bodybuilding success.

Felicity Luckey

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Fortunately, there is a solution, and it’s not performing multiple sets of whatever cable Kegel exercise is being pushed as The Answer. Just a little hard, smart, basic work.

Jim Wendler

If you think lifting weights is dangerous, try being weak. Being weak is dangerous.

Bret Contreras

Remember this: your body is your slave; it works for you.

Jack Lalanne

There is no such thing as over training, just under nutrition and under sleeping.

The Barbarian brothers

The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.

Arnold

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

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

Fred Hatfield

There is nothing we cannot live down, rise above, and overcome.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.

George Halas

I do it as a therapy. I do it as something to keep me alive. We all need a little discipline. Exercise is my discipline.

Jack Lalanne

The best activities for your health are pumping and humping.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

I’m not sold on one diet philosophy. I’m sold on whatever will work for you.

Dave Tate

All else being equal, the guy with the best genetics will have the best physique. But rarely are all things equal.

Dorian Yates

Stimulate don’t annihilate

Lee Haney

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

Is it 10g of protein more or 10g of protein less, who cares, just get started

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Kai Greene

I don’t do this to be healthy, I do this to get big muscles.

Markus Ruhl

Motivational Bodybuilding Quotes

“Never give up. Your dreams are waiting for you.”

“Suffer the pain of self-discipline. Or suffer the pain of regret.”

“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” Ann Landers

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

“If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.”

– Olin Miller

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” Mario Andretti

“Don’t be upset by the results you didn’t get with the work you didn’t do.”

“When things don’t happen right away just remember it takes six months to build a Rolls-Royce and thirteen hours to build a Toyota.”

“There are two types of pain in this world: pain that hurts you and pain that changes you.”

“It never gets easier. You just get stronger.”

“Excuses are for those who need them.”

“Your body is a reflection of your lifestyle.”

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke

“Nothing is over until you stop trying.”

“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.” – Eric Thomas

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

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

“The wolf on the hill is not as hungry as the wolf climbing the hill.”

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

“You don’t always get what you wish for. But you always get what you work for.”

Inspirational Bodybuilding Quotes

When people said to Arnold: “We never want to look like you!”, he replied: “Don’t worry, you’ll never will”

Strong people don’t put others down… They go to the gym and lift heavy ass weights.

That which does not kill you makes you stronger.

Arnold has his own shirt size. There’s small, medium, large, extra large, and Arnold.

Just remember who was by your side when everyone else left.

To do list: 1. build muscle, 2. burn fat, 3. get shredded, 4. repeat.

Look in the mirror. That is your only competition.

Someone, somewhere is warming up with you max. Still done for the day?

If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.

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If you always do what you have always done, then you will always get what you have always got.

There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don’t allow yourself to become one of them.

Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do.

Bodybuilding Quotes For Haters

“Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general.” – Mark Rippetoe

“Biceps are like ornaments on a Christmas tree.” – Ed Coan

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

“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

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” – Thomas Jefferson

“For me, life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

“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

“A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t.” – Jack Dempsey

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

Bodybuilding Quotes For Whatsapp/ Instagram

With great size comes great responsibility.

I’m not here to talk.

Doubt me, hate me, you’re the inspiration I need.

When it starts to hurt, that’s when the set starts.

Squat till you puke.

Be proud, but never satisfied.

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

If the bar ain’t bending you’re just pretending.

A winner never whines.

When it starts to hurt, that’s when the set starts.

Strength Within, Pride Throughout.

Ain’t nothing to it but to do it.

Winners Train, Losers Complain.

Eat clean. Train Mean. Get Lean.

I’m doing it for ME.

Good is not enough if better is possible.

You don’t demand respect, you earn it.

Character is who you are when no one’s watching.

Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded.

Pain is weakness leaving the body.

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Fuck skinny. Get fit.

FAQs

What should I comment on bodybuilding? ›

Bodybuilding quotes to become your new mantra
  • The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to conquer. ...
  • Don't be scared to LIFT HEAVY! ...
  • Forget failure. ...
  • Winners do what they fear. ...
  • Victory isn't defined by wins and losses, it's defined by effort.
May 22, 2020

How do bodybuilders get motivated? ›

20 Tips For Motivation
  1. Imagine Competing Against Your Rival! ...
  2. Visualize The Weight As Something You Hate! ...
  3. Reward Yourself For A Job Well Done. ...
  4. Treat Yourself To A New Food. ...
  5. Buy Yourself A New Supplement. ...
  6. Watch A Motivating Movie. ...
  7. Set Small Goals. ...
  8. Listen To Your Favorite Music!
Jan 4, 2019

Which food is body building food? ›

Muscle building foods for gaining lean muscle
  • 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. ...
  • Soybeans.
Feb 26, 2019

What is a good workout quote? ›

If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done.” “The body achieves what the mind believes.” “Once you are exercising regularly, the hardest thing is to stop it.” “If you don't make time for exercise, you'll probably have to make time for illness.”

How do you compliment a guy with muscle? ›

3. Physical appearance
  1. Wow, you look amazing in that suit!
  2. I'm loving your sexy bed hair. ...
  3. Your smile could disarm anyone.
  4. You've been working hard on your biceps and it really shows!
  5. When you hold me, I can feel all your tight muscles.
  6. Did you just jump off an outdoor catalog?
Nov 22, 2017

What to say to a guy who works out? ›

Say things like:
  • “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.”

How do you compliment a guy working out? ›

Compliments That Emphasize His Physical Attributes
  1. Your style is undisputed. ...
  2. Your hair looks amazing. ...
  3. Every time I see you, I notice how good you always look.
  4. That color you are wearing looks really good on you.
  5. You have beautiful eyes.
  6. From the way you look, I can tell that you're really working hard at the gym.
Dec 15, 2021

How can I motivate myself to lift? ›

Seven Behaviors to Motivate You for Weight Training
  1. Plan to Achieve Your Goals. Consider health and fitness a lifelong project. ...
  2. Control Overeating Patterns. ...
  3. Manage Eating Behavior. ...
  4. Reward Progress and Achievement. ...
  5. Start Self-Monitoring. ...
  6. Increase Physical Activity and Exercise. ...
  7. Use Mind and Psychological Tools.
May 27, 2021

How do I motivate myself to strength train? ›

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  1. Make it fun. Find sports or activities that you enjoy, then vary the routine to keep it interesting. ...
  2. Make physical activity part of your daily routine. If it's hard to find time for exercise, don't fall back on excuses. ...
  3. Put it on paper. ...
  4. Join forces with friends, neighbors or others. ...
  5. Reward yourself. ...
  6. Be flexible.

How can I make weight lifting fun again? ›

Scroll down to learn how to make strength training fun.
  1. Find out what you like to do. It might sound clichéd, but it's easy to forget the simple things. ...
  2. Pump up your jams. Speaking of joy and energy, music plays a huge psychological role in your workout—and science backs this up. ...
  3. Vary your schedule. ...
  4. Use Your Body.
Nov 24, 2021

What is a very powerful quote? ›

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Gandhi. “Live for what's worth dying for, and leverage technology to create the world you wish to see.”

What are 5 positive quotes? ›

100 Inspirational Quotes
  • "When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go." ...
  • "Nothing is impossible. ...
  • "There is nothing impossible to they who will try." ...
  • "The bad news is time flies. ...
  • "Life has got all those twists and turns. ...
  • "Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you."
May 6, 2022

Which fruit is best for muscle gain? ›

Bananas, dates, and raisins are excellent fruits for muscle development. These are the most calorie-dense choices, which will help you achieve the calorie excess required to grow. They are also rich in potassium and antioxidants that contribute to the reduction of swelling and muscle cramp during exercise.

Which protein is best for bodybuilding? ›

You must eat these proteins to gain muscle mass:
  1. Whey protein. Whey protein is one of the two proteins found in dairy products. ...
  2. Smoothie. A smoothie made up of fresh fruits and milk can be great for individuals who are looking for workout foods. ...
  3. Cottage cheese. ...
  4. Chicken. ...
  5. Eggs. ...
  6. Soya protein. ...
  7. Quinoa.
Jan 30, 2019

What vitamins help build muscle? ›

Vitamin B3

This vitamin is popular among bodybuilders for increasing muscle vascularity and testosterone production. B3 does not only help with muscle growth but with muscle repair, recovery, and improved metabolism. Take a B3 supplement or B complex vitamin to get all the essential B vitamins in one go.

What is your fitness motto? ›

Eat Sleep, Gym, and Repeat. Hustle for the muscle. Lift heavy today if you want strength tomorrow. Fit does not quit.

Why is exercise good quotes? ›

"Exercise not only changes your body, it changes your mind, your attitude and your mood." "Exercise should be regarded as a tribute to the heart." Good things come to those who sweat. "Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt."

What is fitness motivation? ›

Some examples of intrinsic motivation include: Exercising because it feels good. Loving that runner's high feeling. Working out because it relieves stress. Feeling good when your body gets stronger and you can do more than you did before.

What is another word for gym? ›

What is another word for gym?
gymnasiumspa
aerobics studioexercise room
fitness centreleisure centre
sports centresports club
sports hallfitness center
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How do you tell a guy he's hot? ›

OMG! You are so freaking hot! I love your (insert specific physical attribute here such as eyes, smile, abs, shoulders).” It is one thing to tell a guy that he is good looking, but telling him specifically what makes him so dreamy, will give his ego an extra little lift.

How do you tell a man he looks good? ›

Compliments for Him about His Looks
  1. You are so handsome. ...
  2. You have a great sense of style. ...
  3. I love to watch you move. ...
  4. Just looking at you makes me smile. ...
  5. When I look into your eyes, I see intelligence, humor, and kindness. ...
  6. You smell fantastic. ...
  7. Your smile is my favorite thing. ...
  8. Don't rush to shave on my account.
Nov 1, 2021

What do guys wanna hear? ›

Here are the ways in which men would like to hear them expressed. Praise is important in any relationship. Whether we like to admit it or not, we all have a need to be appreciated and validated, to hear from those closest to us that we are good parents, good friends, good partners, good people.

What is a gym crush? ›

In fact, your gym crush has that near-magical ability to force you to tap into those reserves of strength and energy you didn't even know you had, usually around the time they walk by… And in my opinion, that's their greatest strength. In other words, I heartily approve of having a gym crush. Two thumbs up.

How do you compliment a fitness freak? ›

  1. You look STRONG AS HELL.
  2. You look healthy.
  3. You've improved so much at [specific exercise or functional movement]
  4. I can see your progress.
  5. I noticed that you're picking up heavier weights.
  6. You're working so hard.
  7. You're amazing.
  8. You could totally be on American Ninja Warrior.
Nov 2, 2015

How does mind muscle connection work? ›

When we focus our mind and attention to our movement, the neurons within our brain fire and send signals to our muscle fibers to contract. This improves the strength of contraction and also the quality of movement.

What is Bulk season? ›

Bulking season is a phase that allows your body to recover. During this time, you focus on getting enough or a surplus of calories, lifting heavier weights or performing more intense workouts, and allow your body to rest. The ultimate goal is to build more muscle and get stronger.

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