Powerlifting is the sport of lifting heavy weights in three different ways from a standing or lying position, but without lifting the weights above the head. Profoundly inspirational powerlifting quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.
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Famous Powerlifting Quotes
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
I’m a born athlete. Weight-lifting is in my blood. I used to do the powerlifting thing. I gained a little weight, but I still got it; I’m mad built. — Action Bronson
As for my own fitness, with my packed schedule, I try to mix it up with different things every day. That includes powerlifting, isometrics, yoga, sprints, jogging, and, of course, wrestling. I’ve learned that all you need to do is move and do different things to challenge yourself. — Natalya Neidhart
I had to decide whether I should try to play pro football after high school or try to pursue my powerlifting career. — Mark Henry
It is an activity that takes a day to learn and a lifetime to master. — Tim Henriques
One day when I was bored, I just went down to a powerlifting gym, Via Strength Systems in Albuquerque. I knew I needed to expend my energy somehow. I started working out with them four days a week. I became obsessed with lifting and being fit. — Jon Jones
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
I didn’t train for powerlifting. I trained as a bodybuilder. I had to train to stress the muscle and not because of what was on the bar. I think my strategy was a good one because I have no aches, pains, or lingering injuries from training today. I feel great. — Lee Haney
The deadlift also serves as a way to train the mind to do things that are hard. — Mark Rippetoe
I was a personal trainer for about a decade. I competed in powerlifting, and I did a bodybuilding competition. I was heavily entrenched in the personal training world. — Matt McGorry
The full range of motion exercise known as the squat is the single most useful exercise in the weight room, and our most valuable tool for building strength, power, and size — Mark Rippetoe
Mostly, I was into powerlifting when I was in high school. And I just continued to train the same way I was taught – to powerlift. Once I started doing bodybuilding, there were no real differences, just different exercises. A different way of training with more repetitions, but it was still the same lifting of very heavy weights to get stronger. — Ronnie Coleman
I got heavier, I got stronger, I won the European championship title in powerlifting, I broke three world records so everything was going perfect. — Patrik Baboumian