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67 Inspirational Weightlifting Quotes (STRONG)

Top 10 Motivational Weightlifting Quotes

“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 body part or another is always going to be giving you some bullshit. The elite athletes train in spite of or around those injuries.”

Jamie Lewis
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
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
You shall gain, but you shall pay with sweat, blood, and vomit. - Pavel Tsatsouline
You shall gain, but you shall pay with sweat, blood, and vomit. – Pavel Tsatsouline
Some are born strong, and others are made strong. - J.R. Rim
Some are born strong, and others are made strong. – J.R. Rim
If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied. - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied. – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
If you think lifting weights is dangerous, try being weak. Being weak is dangerous. - Bret Contreras
If you think lifting weights is dangerous, try being weak. Being weak is dangerous. – Bret Contreras
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. - Mahatma Ghandi
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. – Mahatma Ghandi
Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but don’t nobody wanna lift no heavy a** weight. - Ronnie Coleman
Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but don’t nobody wanna lift no heavy a** weight. – Ronnie Coleman
The pain of discipline is nothing like the pain of disappointment. - Justin Langer
The pain of discipline is nothing like the pain of disappointment. – Justin Langer
The barbells and dumbbells you hold in your hands and the way you use them have stories to tell. - Craig Cecil
The barbells and dumbbells you hold in your hands and the way you use them have stories to tell. – Craig Cecil

8 Inspirational Weightlifting Quotes For Women

“I’ve been called every name. I’ve been called too skinny. I’ve been called too fat. I’ve been called too muscular. I think once you get to a place where there are so many more important things, like how you’re training and what your training goals are, you stop caring. I’m at a point where I don’t even care how I look. I think I look fine and I look happy, but that’s not my main focus anymore, which is so freeing. I can go to the gym and only focus on this one thing—getting better and getting stronger.”

Meg Squats
I wanted to show I could do it on their terms. If I could show them I could lift with correct technique, that's how I would win respect. I let my lifting do the talking. - Judy Glenney
I wanted to show I could do it on their terms. If I could show them I could lift with correct technique, that’s how I would win respect. I let my lifting do the talking. – Judy Glenney
Compared to the challenges of raising an autistic child, weightlifting is a relief. - Melanie Roach
Compared to the challenges of raising an autistic child, weightlifting is a relief. – Melanie Roach

“People used to say that if women worked out, they would become masculine-looking or wouldn’t be able to get pregnant. We just laughed because we knew they were wrong.”

Abbye “Pudgy” Stockton
Strength should be an attribute of all humanity. It's not a gift that belongs solely to the male of the species. - Jan Todd
Strength should be an attribute of all humanity. It’s not a gift that belongs solely to the male of the species. – Jan Todd

“I want her to look at me. I want her to stare me in the eye. I want her to see that I have no fear. I want her to know she stands no chance. I want her to be scared. I want her to know she is going to lose.”

Ronda Rousey

“There is no perfect time. No perfect opportunity. No perfect situation. No perfect moment. You either make it happen, or you don’t. You don’t wait for it to fall in your lap. You take it.”

Mattie Rogers

“Me doing what I’m doing is letting other people of color and other black women know: ‘Hey you can lift weights, too.’ Not only can you lift weights. You can try CrossFit, go backpacking, hike mountains, the list goes on. You don’t have to be a certain color to do any of these things. You can do whatever you want.”

Quiana “Chuckie” Welch

16 Weightlifting Quotes That Will Motivate You to Push Harder

“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.”

Jack LaLanne
You have to push past your perceived limits, push past that point you thought was as far as you can go. - Drew Brees
You have to push past your perceived limits, push past that point you thought was as far as you can go. – Drew Brees
If you ever lack the motivation to train then think what happens to your mind & body when you don’t. - Shifu Yan Lei
If you ever lack the motivation to train then think what happens to your mind & body when you don’t. – Shifu Yan Lei

“Unless you want to lift beyond your limits to get stronger, to achieve new goals, and to be satisfied, you have to lift past these challenges and still lift the things you think are impossible to really understand how your true strength will show. Lift how I lift, see how I lift, watch how I lift, learn how I lift, and your true strength will come forth and be revealed.”

Chasers Holmes
There are two types of pains, one that hurts you and the other that changes you. - Jetti Woodruff
There are two types of pains, one that hurts you and the other that changes you. – Jetti Woodruff
What makes a weightlifting program successful Your hard work and dedication. - Greg Everett
What makes a weightlifting program successful? Your hard work and dedication. – Greg Everett

“Working chest, delts, tris, and biceps work is 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
If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. - Fred Devito
If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. – Fred Devito
When you hit failure, your workout has just begun. - Ronnie Coleman
When you hit failure, your workout has just begun. – Ronnie Coleman

“No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”

Socrates
Remember this your body is your slave; it works for you. - Jack LaLanne
Remember this: your body is your slave; it works for you. – Jack LaLanne
So much of lifting heavy weights is mental and having the confidence to push yourself to new levels is critical. - Steve Kuclo
So much of lifting heavy weights is mental and having the confidence to push yourself to new levels is critical. – Steve Kuclo
Hard work and training. There’s no secret formula. I lift heavy, work hard, and aim to be the best. - Ronnie Coleman
Hard work and training. There’s no secret formula. I lift heavy, work hard, and aim to be the best. – Ronnie Coleman
Don’t be scared to lift heavy! You won’t get huge and bulky; you’ll get amazing. - Jessie Hilgenberg
Don’t be scared to lift heavy! You won’t get huge and bulky; you’ll get amazing. – Jessie Hilgenberg
I dedicate myself and work hard in the weight room and treat every practice as if it were a game. - Adrian Peterson
I dedicate myself and work hard in the weight room and treat every practice as if it were a game. – Adrian Peterson
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. - Lou Holtz
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. – Lou Holtz

10 Weightlifting Quotes That Will Improve Your Discipline

The single biggest mistake that most beginners make is putting 100% of their effort into the positive part of the rep, while paying no attention to the negative segment. - Dorian Yates
The single biggest mistake that most beginners make is putting 100% of their effort into the positive part of the rep, while paying no attention to the negative segment. – Dorian Yates
We must all suffer one of two things the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. - Jim Rohn
We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. – Jim Rohn
Discipline is the bridge between your bodybuilding goals and bodybuilding success. - Felicity Luckey
Discipline is the bridge between your bodybuilding goals and bodybuilding success. – Felicity Luckey
Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. - Lance Armstrong
Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. – Lance Armstrong
Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. - Robert H. Schuller
Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. – Robert H. Schuller
My strength did not come from lifting weights. My strength came from lifting myself up when I was knocked down. - Bob Moore
My strength did not come from lifting weights. My strength came from lifting myself up when I was knocked down. – Bob Moore
If I listened to my instincts. I’d be down at the pub chasing women, not under a 400 pound bar squatting. - Dorian Yates
If I listened to my instincts. I’d be down at the pub chasing women, not under a 400 pound bar squatting. – Dorian Yates
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. - Thomas Jefferson
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. – Thomas Jefferson
Skill is only developed by hours and hours of work. - Usain Bolt
Skill is only developed by hours and hours of work. – Usain Bolt
Don’t be afraid to fail or look like a fool. These are necessary milestones on your way to the top. - Louie Simmons
Don’t be afraid to fail or look like a fool. These are necessary milestones on your way to the top. – Louie Simmons

11 Weightlifting Quotes That Will Help You Become a Champion

“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
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
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
It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. - Babe Ruth
It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. – Babe Ruth
Gold medals are made out of sweat, blood, and tears, and effort in the gym every day. - Gabby Douglas
Gold medals are made out of sweat, blood, and tears, and effort in the gym every day. – Gabby Douglas
To be a champion, you must act like a champion. - Lou Ferrigno
To be a champion, you must act like a champion. – Lou Ferrigno
Most champions are built by punch the clock workouts rather than extraordinary efforts. - Dan John
Most champions are built by punch the clock workouts rather than extraordinary efforts. – Dan John
Forget mistakes. Forget failure. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day. - Will Durant
Forget mistakes. Forget failure. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day. – Will Durant
To be number one, you have to train like your number two. - Maurice Green
To be number one, you have to train like your number two. – Maurice Green
Keep your blood clean, your body lean, and your mind sharp. - Henry Rollins
Keep your blood clean, your body lean, and your mind sharp. – Henry Rollins
Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there. - Bo Jackson
Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there. – Bo Jackson
I started lifting heavy weights and became addicted to it and before I knew it I won the title of the worlds strongest man which is very cool. - Brian Shaw
I started lifting heavy weights and became addicted to it and before I knew it I won the title of the worlds strongest man which is very cool. – Brian Shaw

12 Thought-Provoking Weightlifting Quotes

“Most powerlifters share some common defects, as a whole for whatever reason, love to punish, beat, and torture ourselves beyond the limits of mind and body. It is our spirit that prevails. This defect of intelligence and sensibility pushes us onto the next level. Makes us better and stronger. We all have lifted sick and badly hurt. When this subject comes up with normal people and other meatheads, we all have the prideful smile when we talk about lifting with a 100 degree temperature or a torn groin. Thank God that therapy doesn’t work on us.”

Kirk Karwoski
Get off the treadmill of consumption, replication, and mediocrity. Begin lifting the weights of creativity, originality, and success. - Ryan Lilly
Get off the treadmill of consumption, replication, and mediocrity. Begin lifting the weights of creativity, originality, and success. – Ryan Lilly
In training, you listen to your body. In competition, you tell your body to shut up. - Rich Froning Jr.
In training, you listen to your body. In competition, you tell your body to shut up. – Rich Froning Jr.

“If you start lifting weights, you will expect to put weight on, as muscle is heavier than fat. But you have to look more at your body shape, you will get heavier, but you might get smaller and heavier at the same time, which is fine. And it doesen’t really matter what you weigh as long as you are happy with your shape and size.”

Victoria Pendleton
Do not fear what you cannot lift, fear that which can lift you. - Uziel Matos Lima
Do not fear what you cannot lift, fear that which can lift you. – Uziel Matos Lima
I don’t do this to be healthy; I do this to get big muscles. - Marcus Ruhl
I don’t do this to be healthy; I do this to get big muscles. – Marcus Ruhl

“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 folkore, song and poetry to strong men.”

Fredrick Hatfield
Some people are born to lift heavy weights; some are born to juggle golden balls. - Max Beerbohm
Some people are born to lift heavy weights; some are born to juggle golden balls. – Max Beerbohm
The chief difference between big-game fishing and weightlifting is that weightlifters never clutter up their library walls with stuffed barbells. - Ed Zern
The chief difference between big-game fishing and weightlifting is that weightlifters never clutter up their library walls with stuffed barbells. – Ed Zern
Heavy lifting doesn’t need to be heavy spending if we do the job right. - Buzz Aldrin
Heavy lifting doesn’t need to be heavy spending if we do the job right. – Buzz Aldrin
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
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
Just remember, somewhere, a little Chinese girl is warming up with your max. - Jim Conroy
Just remember, somewhere, a little Chinese girl is warming up with your max. – Jim Conroy

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