“Most power lifters share some common defects, as a whole for whatever reason, LOVE to punish, beat and torture ourselves beyond the limits of mind and body. This defect of intelligence and sensibility pushes us onto the next level, makes us better and stronger. I believe that when the body is strong, the mind thinks strong thoughts. “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 44. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn’t think I could lift another ounce of weight.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. Time spent away from the Iron makes my mind degenerate. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger 76.“Just remember, somewhere, a little Chinese girl is warming up with your max.” – Jim Conroy, Olympic Weightlifting Coach 4. “The pain of discipline is nothing like the pain of disappointment” – Justin Langer 6. “I don’t care what you USED to bench” – Serge Ceralde 8.“I wouldn’t tell somebody that they weren’t a powerlifter because they only bench pressed, or they only bench pressed and deadlifted, but, what the hell is wrong with squatting? I thought powerlifters were supposed to be big, tough guys.
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 23. otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha 24. “Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but don’t nobody wanna lift no heavy ass weight.” – Ronnie Coleman 32. Learning about what you’re made of is always time well spent, and I have found no better teacher. “The pain you feel today is the strength you’ll feel tomorrow” – Unknown 36. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. Stick to the basics and when you feel you’ve mastered them it’s time to start all over again, begin anew – again with the basics – this time paying closer attention.” – Coach Greg Glassman, Crossfit 71.“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. “That’s a good weight…for a small woman” – Dorian Yates 27. “Don’t ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.”- Unknown 37. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. “The difference between someone who is in shape, and someone who is not in shape, is the individual who is in shape works out even when they do not want to.” – Unknown 39. “What good is it to look like Tarzan and play like Jane? “Have you ever noticed an athlete in the weight room who is built like Tarzan, yet lifts weights better suited for Jane? “To feel strong, to walk amongst humans with a tremendous feeling of confidence and superiority is not at all wrong. “If you don’t do what’s best for your body, your the one who comes up on the short end.” – Julius Erving 74.Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali 25. “Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger 28. Yet,there are other athletes who are every bit as strong and functional as they look” by Joe De Franco 42. “Through the years, I have combined meditation, action, and the Iron into a single strength. “One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days,but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life.” – Unknown 47. The sense of superiority in bodily strength is borne out by the long history of mankind paying homage in folklore, song and poetry to strong men”. “Bodybuilding is my religion, the gym is my church.” – Unknown 75. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing.Cause those books and things, those are other people’s gimmicks and hypes. “You’re gonna have to go through hell, worse than any nightmare you’ve ever dreamed. “Down the road, in a gym far away A young man was heard to say “No matter what I do, my legs won’t grow! “The Iron is the best antidepressant I have ever found. “Anybody that ever tells me that I can’t do something – thats just more fuel to my fire. “When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot become manifest, strength cannot be exerted, wealth is useless, and reason is powerless.” – Herophiles 66.Build your own gimmick and hype, and that’ll make you a better powerlifter. “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times” – Bruce Lee 51. But when it’s over, I know you’ll be the one standing. ” He tried leg extensions, leg curls, leg presses too Trying to cheat, these sissy workouts he’d do! “Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase.” – Joseph Pilates 57. There is no better way to fight weakness than with strength. I love it when people say ‘oh you can’t do this, you can’t do that,’ because they’re the ones that make me do the extra rep, to throw the extra 10lbs on the bar, they’re the ones that, when I step on stage, I want them right along side me so I can just destroy them on stage. “When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no ‘I’ll start tomorrow.’ Tomorrow is disease.” – V. “If it weren’t for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn’t get any exercise at all.” – Joey Adams 67.