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.
Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.
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.
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 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.
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 hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
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
You can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.
The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Just remember, somewhere, a little Chinese girl is warming up with your max.
There is no reason to be alive if you can't do the deadlift!
I run on the road long before I dance under the lights.
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.
Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.