Motivational Quotes about Bodybuilding
The sport of bodybuilding is not for the feint hearted, it is a very tough and sometimes lonely sport as there is no team work. Every bodybuilder needs motivation to get through bad times and it starts and ends with the power of your mind and how to get the right attitude to succeed.
Over the years there have been many great bodybuilders, some of which had succeeded despite their handicaps, both mentally as well as physically. In some cases the stories of what started them training with weights in the first place were inspiring enough on their own.
However the best way to put what a great thinking and motivated person is doing on a daily basis is to quote a saying of his or hers. Below are a few of these motivational quotes that have been recorded over the last fifty years. Some are only from the last year and some from over a century ago.
"Professional bodybuilding is a sport of total dedication. You must dedicate every aspect of every day to the attainment of your goals if you want to succeed. It is not enough to merely go to the gym to "work out." You must put all of your concentration and focus on each rep, on each set, on each exercise to have a successful workout."
- Nasser El Sonbaty IFBB Pro
"The gym is my office. It's where I work. All that other crap about the sport leaves me when I'm training. It's full of balls-out brutal intensity. People can talk all they want, but you've got to bust your ass in the gym, put yourself through the pain, to make it in this sport."
- King Kamali IFBB Pro
"If you don't follow a good nutritional plan, you're bodybuilding with one arm behind your back."
- Shawn Ray IFBB Pro
"Intensity is just another word for pain. You should feel that intensity every time you pick up a weight. If I don't feel the sensation of this intensity down to my bones, then I know that have to increase my focus and my weight. It gives me great satisfaction."
- Claude Groulx IFBB Pro
"I've been training so long, its second nature to push myself to the limit."
- Ronnie Coleman Mr. Olympia
"The government's definition of carbohydrate is not the same as a bodybuilder's definition of carbohydrate."
- Jeff Feliciano, Contributing Editor-FLEX Magazine
"Just because your triceps have fallen behind your biceps, doesn't mean you should back off your triceps workouts."
- Ronnie Coleman, Mr. Olympia
"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."
- Dorian Yates 6-Time Mr. Olympia
"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."
- Edward B. Butler
"Todays preparation determines tomorrow's achievement."
"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal- a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek."