Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.
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.
The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.
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.
You want me to do something... tell me I can't do it.
I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds
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
There is no better way to fight weakness than with strength. Once the mind and body have been awakened to their true potential, it's impossible to turn back.
I run on the road long before I dance under the lights.
Just remember, somewhere, a little Chinese girl is warming up with your max.
Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but don't nobody wanna lift no heavy ass weight.
I would like to be the first man in the gym business to throw out my scale. If you don't like what you see in the mirror, what difference does it make what the scale says?
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.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow.
The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
There is no reason to be alive if you can't do the deadlift!
If you always do what you did, you'll always get what you got.
You can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.
The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
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