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.
Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but don't nobody wanna lift no heavy ass weight.
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 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.
If you always do what you did, you'll always get what you got.
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
You can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.
The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow.
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.
Just remember, somewhere, a little Chinese girl is warming up with your max.
Fall down seven times, get up eight.
There are no shortcuts. The fact that a shortcut is important to you means that you are a pussy.
I don't do this to be healthy, I do this to get big muscles.
There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don't allow yourself to become one of them.
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
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
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.