No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training... what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.
The best activities for your health are pumping and humping.
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.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.
What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn't think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know.
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.
In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties.
I'm not telling you it is going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
"If you don't make mistakes, you aren't really trying."
If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
If you always do what you did, you'll always get what you got.
There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
A champion is someone who gets up when he can't.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't.
The difference between who you are and who you want to be, is what you do.
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
Commitment is doing the thing you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you.
Health is worth more than learning.
Success isn't always about 'greatness'. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work gains success. Greatness will come.
If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.
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