Weightlifting Quotes

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“Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody wants to lift no heavy-ass weights.”
Ronnie Coleman

Ryan Lilly
“Get off the treadmill of consumption, replication, and mediocrity. Begin lifting the weights of creativity, originality, and success.”
Ryan Lilly

Mark Rippetoe
“You do not need to do many different exercises to get strong - you need to get strong on a very few important exercises, movements that train the whole body as a system, not as a collection of separate body parts. The problem with the programs advocated by all the national exercise organizations is that they fail to recognize this basic principle: the body best adapts as a whole organism to stress applied to the whole organism. The more stress that can be applied to as much of the body at one time as possible, the more effective and productive the adaptation will be.”
Mark Rippetoe, Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training

Craig Cecil
“The barbells and dumbbells you hold in your hands and the way you use them have stories to tell.”
Craig Cecil, Bodybuilding: From Heavy Duty to SuperSlow

J.R. Rim
“Some are born strong and others are made strong.”
J.R. Rim, Better to be able to love than to be loveable

“Do not fear what you cannot lift, fear that which can lift you.”
Uziel Matos Lima

Craig Cecil
“Just keeping yourself interested and motivated to train over a long period of time is often the biggest hurdle and one of the biggest factors for success in building sustainable muscle.”
Craig Cecil, Bodybuilding: From Heavy Duty to SuperSlow

Craig Cecil
“Training records become a barometer of accomplishment and a roadmap for further progress.”
Craig Cecil, Bodybuilding: From Heavy Duty to SuperSlow

Craig Cecil
“Periodization isn't magic--you can't out-periodize your genetics, drug users, or stupidity.”
Craig Cecil, Bodybuilding: From Heavy Duty to SuperSlow

Craig Cecil
“It's often a razor's edge you'll walk between coaxing adaptation while avoiding exhaustion (or injury). Master this, and you'll unlock the key to continual progress.”
Craig Cecil, Bodybuilding: From Heavy Duty to SuperSlow

Mark Rippetoe
“...full range of motion, multi-joint exercises are
not supposed to isolate any one muscle. We use them precisely because they don't. We want them
to work lots of muscles through a long range of motion. We like it when some muscles are called
into function as other muscles drop out of function, and when muscles change function during
the exercise. This is because we are training for strength. We are concerned with improving the
functional motion around a joint. We are not just concerned about our "favorite muscles." We
do not have favorite muscles.”
Mark Rippetoe, Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training

Joseph C. Reyes
“I get better everyday, everyday I get better.”
Joseph C. Reyes, Private Sessions: and the Sweaty Sexy Stories Behind the Sprawling Walls of the World's Most Luxurious Gym

“~In motivating people, YOU've got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example - and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved~”
Rupert Murdoch

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some people would fall in or out of love with you if you lose or gain a few kilos.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We pay our gym membership for the permission to exercise in the gym, not for the owner(s) of the gym to exercise for us.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Yukio Mishima
“The nature of this steel is odd. I found that as I increased its weight little by little, the effect was like a pair of scales: the bulk of muscles placed, as it were, on the other pan increased proportionately, as though the steel had a duty to maintain a strict balance between the two. Little by little, moreover, the properties of my muscles came increasingly to resemble those of the steel. This slow development, I found, was remarkably similar to the process of education, which remodels the brain intellectually by feeding it with progressively more difficult matter. And since there was always the vision of a classical ideal of the body to serve as a model and an ultimate goal, the process closely resembled the classical ideal of education”
Yukio Mishima, Sun and Steel

“Don't fight your biology. Get out of your own way and make all your activity align with the same goal. Once you've achieved that goal - then you can pivot and work toward something else.”
K Black, Tactical Barbell: Mass Protocol