55+ Best Bodybuilding Quotes to Unlock Your Power

Bodybuilding can affect your overall health. The intensive weight lifting and strength training that bodybuilders undergo changes their bodies, making them stronger and leaner. Inspirational bodybuilding quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Most Famous Bodybuilding Quotes

Intensity builds immensity. Kevin Levrone

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

The road to nowhere is paved with excuses. Mark Bell

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

The first and greatest victory is to conquer self. Plato

The application of consistent, logical effort, over a prolonged period is the key to reaching your physical muscular potential. Craig Cecil

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

You will never always be motivated. You have to learn to be disciplined.

Self-discipline is the magic power that makes you virtually unstoppable.

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

I hated every minute of training, but I said, don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. Muhammad Ali

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

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments. Jim Rohn

Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most.

The pain of discipline is nothing like the pain of disappointment. Justin Langer

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

The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. Arnold Schwarzenegger

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand

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

Your level of success is determined by your level of self-discipline and perseverance.

Discipline is built by consistently performing small acts of courage. Robin Sharma


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

Positive thinking can be contagious. Being surrounded by winners helps you develop into a winner. Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

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

If I want to be great I have to win the victory over myself…self-discipline. Harry S. Truman

We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. Jim Rohn

There’s no secret formula. I lift heavy, work hard, and aim to be the best. Ronnie Coleman

Find YOUR Balance. Kayla Rose Kotecki

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

Pain is temporary, pride is forever. Unknown

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


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

Inspirational Bodybuilding Quotes

The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone who is not a champion. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Bodybuilding isn’t 90 minutes in the gym. It’s a lifestyle. Lee Priest

Suffer the pain of self-discipline. Or suffer the pain of regret. Jim Rohn

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

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

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

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

Half-reps may build your ego but they also build half a physique. Craig Cecil

Skill is only developed by hours and hours of work. Usain Bolt

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

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

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


Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there. Haile Gebrselassie

Self-discipline is about controlling your desires and impulses while staying focused on what needs to get done to achieve your goal. Adam Sicinski

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

Being negative and lazy is a disease that leads to pain, hardships, depression, poor health, and failure.

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

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. George Lorimer

Be proactive and give a damn to achieve success! Phil Heath

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

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