46+ Best Weight Lifting Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Weightlifting is the activity of lifting heavy objects either as a sport or for exercise. Profoundly inspirational weight lifting quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous Weight Lifting Quotes

Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but don’t nobody wanna lift no heavy ass weight. Ronnie Coleman

I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success. Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.

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

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

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

You shall gain, but you shall pay with sweat, blood, and vomit.

Sacking up is 90%. Steve Shaw

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

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

If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied.

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

There comes a certain point in life when you have to stop blaming other people for how you feel or the misfortunes in your life. You can’t go through life obsessing about what might have been.

If you’re training hard and heavy with the goal of lifting something awesome, something is always going to hurt. Whether it’s your wrists, elbows, knees, hamstring, or even something ridiculous like a serratus muscle, one bodypart or another is always going to be giving you some bullshit. The elite athletes train in spite of or around those injuries. Sometimes they get worse, sometimes they get better, and sometimes they just get supplanted by another recalcitrant body part. Any way you cut it, something’s always going to be bothering you. Suck it the up and keep going. Jamie Lewis

Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.

Intensity is just another word for pain. You should feel that intensity every time you pick up a weight. If I don’t feel the sensation of this intensity down to my bones, then I know that have to increase my focus and my weight. It gives me great satisfaction. Claude Groulx 

Don’t be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed.

I love training more than anything else I do. You’ve got to if you want to be a bodybuilder. I love every exercise, you name it. Any exercise you give me, I take it as a challenge and I can make it my favorite. That’s how you become a pro bodybuilder. You learn to love every rep of every exercise and treat it like its special. Dennis James

I will sacrifice whatever is necessary to be the best.

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

Most people give up right before the big break comes don’t let that person be you.

You’ve got to block out all distractions when you train. Your focus has to be 100% into the rep. You’ve got to get into a zone. You know you’re in the zone when guys in the gym look you in the eye and then quickly turn away ’cause they see the fire. You’ve got to be all business. Mike Matarazzo

I feel an endless need to learn, to improve, to evolve  not only to please the coach and the fans  but also to feel satisfied with myself.

15 minutes a day! Give me just this and I’ll prove I can make you a new man. Charles Atlas

You’re going to have to let it hurt. Let it suck. The harder you work, the better you will look. Your appearance isn’t parallel to how heavy you lift, it’s parallel to how hard you work.

If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied. Dwayne The Rock Johnson

You have to push past your perceived limits, push past that point you thought was as far as you can go.

Don’t have $100 shoes and a 10 cent squat. Louie Simmons

If you ain’t pissed off for greatness, that just means you’re okay with being mediocre.

If you ain’t pissed off for greatness, that just means you’re okay with being mediocre. Ray Lewis

You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.

Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It’s something we call heart power. Once a man has made this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success. Vince Lombardi

When you have a clear vision of your goal, it’s easier to take the first step toward it.

Why so called compound movements? Before I actually knew anything about proper training  and this is not to imply that I know even a fraction of what there is to know now I realized that there was something, an indefinable something, that wasn’t ‘right’ about a number of bodybuilders who trained in the gym where I also trained. This is not to be misconstrued as a criticism of all bodybuilders. Many have a great deal of athletic ability and fine, athletic appearing physiques. One such man was an advanced trainee in the sense that he had been training a number of years and had won a number of local physique titles However, he was missing a certain athletic quality, a harmonious look. My brother put the finger on it when he observed, He looks like a bunch of body parts pasted together. He’s all there, big and all, but the total picture looks awkward-no grace, no glow, no The point had been made. Dr. Ken Leistner

We run for the people who think they cant.

Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible. Frank L. Gaines

I was never a natural athlete, but I paid my dues in sweat and concentration, and took the time necessary to learn karate and became a world champion.

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 health account, your bank account, they’re the same thing. The more you put in, the more you can take out. Exercise is king and nutrition is queen. Together you have a kingdom.

The problem with many hypertrophy based programs is that they leave out the strength component. You might get bigger as a result of the program, but if you don’t get any stronger you’re still a chump in my book. That’s right, I don’t care how big you are, if you aren’t strong you’re a sham. Having big muscles and no strength is the training equivalent of wearing a strap-on. All show and no go. End of story. Jim Wendler

To keep winning, I have to keep improving.

I always leave the heavy ones for meets. They don’t mean shit in the gym and I’ll end up overtraining. That’s what I used to do when I was younger, but I could get away with it then. Overtraining is really common in powerlifting, just like bodybuilding. Ed Coan

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.

That’s a good weight for a small woman. Dorian Yates

I know that if I set my mind to something, even if people are saying I can’t do it, I will achieve it.