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tomv
08-23-2006, 11:06 PM
G'day guys. I'm looking to post motivational quotes and **** all around my room and i was wondering if yall could share with me your favourite quotes or ... i dunno lines that get you motivated and pumped up.

Spanks all :)

Built
08-23-2006, 11:11 PM
Train like God is watching.

JHolmes145
08-24-2006, 12:05 AM
shut up and train

Hitsuraptor
08-24-2006, 12:16 AM
By trying hard we often achieve more than we dare hope

You can't push yourself forward by patting yourself on the back

Waiting to do something isn't enough, you must do it

You can never achieve great success without great exertion

Have the courage to accept what you can't alter and to alter what you can't accept

Thoughts are mere dreams unti you put them into practice

If you waste today crying over yesterday, you'll be able to waste tommorrow crying over today

"If","perhaps" and "but" never got any person anywhere

The most important day of your life is today

bloodninja
08-24-2006, 12:21 AM
"The best activities for your health are pumping and humping."
-Arnold

Stray
08-24-2006, 01:48 AM
I do now what others won't - so I can have later what others can't.

Nosaj
08-24-2006, 03:55 AM
"Shut up and curl."

Wait a second... :swear:

"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."

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Or my words, "Make it hurt good." :thumbup:

tigo
08-24-2006, 04:07 AM
"I don't have time to lift, I make time"

tomv
08-24-2006, 06:32 AM
Thanks guys, stray i really like the sound of that one in your sig,

"When you are not practicing..."

That's good motivation to just move on into the gym right there! Keep em comin guys! I've already printed out like 4 hehe.

VikingWarlord
08-24-2006, 07:37 AM
Not specific to weightlifting, but inspirational nonetheless:

"You can dream a little dream or you can live a little dream. I'd rather live it, because dreamers always chase but never get it." --from No Regrets by Aesop Rock

Mik
08-24-2006, 07:57 AM
"Shut up and curl."

Wait a second... :swear:


Bahaha!

BG5150
08-24-2006, 08:05 AM
"Ain't nothin' but a peanut. Yeah Buddie!"

pipes
08-24-2006, 08:07 AM
"Ain't nothin' but a peanut. Yeah Buddie!"

Haha, good old Ronnie.

"Light weight baby!!"

Joe_Halt
08-24-2006, 08:29 AM
Here you go pretty much everyone you could ever want:
http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/forum/showflat.php?Number=1157237

TwiloMike
08-24-2006, 08:32 AM
I'm too sexy for my shirt...

Eszekial
08-24-2006, 08:41 AM
"Shut up and curl."

Wait a second... :swear:



LOL

getfit
08-24-2006, 08:45 AM
"Having said all that, I'm not asking you to curl 15 pounds and wear a f****g tutu."
animalpak.Awesome haha!

Guido
08-24-2006, 11:07 AM
I don't care what you USED to bench.

I can deadlift you. - my wife

BG5150
08-24-2006, 11:15 AM
Just say "no" to NO.

Curl in the squat rack and die!

Goodwinm
08-24-2006, 11:32 AM
"Lightweight!" "Yup!" "Booo000ooo"

"I want to be toned, Will Bicep Curls and Tricep Kickbacks be enough?"

"No Pain No Pizza" :(

Beast
08-24-2006, 11:40 AM
"Errbody wanna be a bodybuilder, but don't nobody wanna lift no HEAVY ASS WEIGHT!" - Ronald Coleman

Goodwinm
08-24-2006, 11:42 AM
"Errbody wanna be a bodybuilder, but don't nobody wanna lift no HEAVY ASS WEIGHT!" - Ronald Coleman
hah priceless :p

tomv
08-24-2006, 01:57 PM
lol i could just picture ronnies saying that as he deadlifts a small car or something lol

SoloScott
08-24-2006, 02:12 PM
In college, I used to keep something similar to Stray's signature on my ceiling:
"Right now, your competition is training"

bloodninja
08-24-2006, 02:28 PM
I have a poster of a cat hanging from a bar and it says "hang in there."

Sensei
08-24-2006, 02:30 PM
"A perfectly safe exercise is a perfectly USELESS exercise."
- Louie Simmons (?)

"While you are doing bench and curls, your competition is doing squats and cleans and when you meet up on the field, they are going to f***ing kill you!" - a high school football coach

care_bear
08-24-2006, 02:33 PM
quoted from pumping iron by lou ferigno" arnold! arnold! arnold!"

Guido
08-24-2006, 03:57 PM
"Right about now, a small Chinese girl is warming up with your MAX."

laxguy1028
08-24-2006, 04:53 PM
"It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, if he wins, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."


- "The Man in the Arena"

Stray
08-24-2006, 06:29 PM
I have a poster of a cat hanging from a bar and it says "hang in there."

A very brave confession... ;)

SkinnySadMan
08-24-2006, 07:37 PM
"Right about now, a small Chinese girl is warming up with your MAX."

all strongman competitors are warming up with my total.

Hockey66
08-24-2006, 08:04 PM
"Squat" - drew

Chubrock
08-24-2006, 08:08 PM
"It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, if he wins, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."


- "The Man in the Arena"


One of the greatest quotes of all time.





Some other good ones:

"Be the Hammer, not the nail"

"Act like you've got something between your legs besides a slit"





I used to have some good ones. I'll have to try and remember what all I used to keep written down.

MeHoW
08-24-2006, 09:00 PM
One of the greatest quotes ever said

"If the bar ain't bendin', you're only pretendin' "

All my lifts are geared towards that goal lol

or this convo (not a quote but quite good)
Guy- "So how much do you weigh?"
Girl- "120"
Guy- "I could do you for reps"
Girl- *slap*

RedSpikeyThing
08-25-2006, 11:19 AM
I have a poster of a cat hanging from a bar and it says "hang in there."

I have that same poster but it says "Oh sh!t". No joke.

McVein
08-25-2006, 12:05 PM
"what?"......me

Powdered_Power
08-26-2006, 10:15 AM
"you need not be inspired when you can be the inspiration" Me

Jardine23
03-23-2007, 02:21 PM
"Light Weight" Ronnie Coleman


"A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."

"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."

"Success rests not only on ability, but upon commitment, loyalty, and pride."

Phenom
03-23-2007, 02:50 PM
"The wolf on the hill is not as hungry as the wolf climbing the hill"
-Matty Ferrigno

"There's something that separates the people that wake up and look forward to putting as much weight on their shoulders as they can physically handle from everyone else"

Gettin' Big
03-23-2007, 04:20 PM
"Obsessed is merely a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated" -Unknown

EDIT: because I can't spell....

leveque
03-23-2007, 04:42 PM
"It's all about the V" (referring to lat muscles)

Blood&Iron
03-23-2007, 04:53 PM
I'm surprised I haven't already seen this one, but to me it's the only quote that matters:



The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you're a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. 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. - Henry Rollins

Bupp
03-23-2007, 05:00 PM
Random dude to arnold: Hey Arnold, do you think I should drink milk?

Arnold: Milk is for babies...Men drink Beer...hahaha

Phenom
03-23-2007, 08:21 PM
I'm surprised I haven't already seen this one, but to me it's the only quote that matters:

There's a few good quotes from The Iron. I actually have that one you mentioned in my AIM profile. But yeah, definitely a great quote from a very smart guy.

AzBboy
03-24-2007, 02:56 AM
Those who cannot make time for exercise now must make time for sickness later.

mikesbytes
03-24-2007, 03:12 AM
No Pain No Gain


Its [insert something here] that separates the men from the boys

Torrok
10-25-2007, 06:56 PM
I'm too sexy for my shirt...

lmao i love that one

nhlfan
10-25-2007, 07:39 PM
"You can dream a little dream or you can live a little dream. I'd rather live it, because dreamers always chase but never get it." --from No Regrets by Aesop Rock

good song, but it's weird to hear it coming from a metal guy :eek:

Bikkstah
10-25-2007, 08:02 PM
The Iron is the best antidepressant I have ever found. There is no better way to fight weakness than with strength. Once the mind and body have been awakened to their true potential, it's impossible to turn back."

-Henry Rollins

BigCorey75
10-25-2007, 08:54 PM
already been said but its worth mentioning againt


"Everybody wanna be big, everybody wanna be strong, everybody wanna be a bodybuilder or powerlifter, but nobody wanna lift no heavy ass weight, but I DO!!!!" - Ronnie Coleman


one we used alot in football:

"Bustin' mine to kick yours!!"

Invain
10-25-2007, 10:35 PM
"Bustin' mine to kick yours!!"

Haha, our school used that too.

"We bust ours to kick yours!"

Necrid999
02-01-2009, 03:38 PM
No pain no gain.
__________________
Height: 5ft 11 in
Weight: 150 5.2% body fat
Squat: 330
Bench: 275
Deadlift: 360

r1ppedup
11-22-2009, 05:18 PM
bump for an old great thread

Detard
11-23-2009, 09:20 AM
THE SQUAT

Down this road, in a gym far away,
a young man was heard to say,
"no matter what i do, my legs won't grow"
he tried leg extensions, leg curls, and leg presses , too
trying to cheat, these sissy workouts he'd do.

from the corner of the gym where the big men train,
through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain
where the noise is made with big forty fives,
a deep voice bellowed as he wrapped his knees.
a very big man with legs like trees.

laughing as he snatched another plate from the stack
chalking his hands and monstrous back,
said, "boy, stop lying and don't say you've forgotten,
the trouble with you is you ain't been SQUATTIN'. "

-----------DALE CLARK-----------

Athos
11-23-2009, 09:24 AM
"There are many times I wish I was playing 18 holes of golf instead of training on my bike in cold, miserable weather. But in the final analysis, I'd rather win the Tour de France than play 18 holes of golf, that's why I do it." - Greg Lemond

that's my personal favorite because sure, a lot of the time I would rather lay on the couch and watch tv instead of getting under a ton of cold iron... but I'd rather squat 4x bodyweight than lay on the couch, so I do it.

dynamo
11-23-2009, 09:49 AM
I like to say "stop being a bitch" it offends all but the most dedicated of lifters.

Jay1
11-23-2009, 09:52 AM
"Go heavy or Go home", Shut up and show me.

Bodyguard
11-23-2009, 05:56 PM
THE SQUAT

Down this road, in a gym far away,
a young man was heard to say,
"no matter what i do, my legs won't grow"
he tried leg extensions, leg curls, and leg presses , too
trying to cheat, these sissy workouts he'd do.

from the corner of the gym where the big men train,
through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain
where the noise is made with big forty fives,
a deep voice bellowed as he wrapped his knees.
a very big man with legs like trees.

laughing as he snatched another plate from the stack
chalking his hands and monstrous back,
said, "boy, stop lying and don't say you've forgotten,
the trouble with you is you ain't been SQUATTIN'. "

-----------DALE CLARK-----------

This is officialy my favorite poem of all time.

JJ33
11-23-2009, 06:17 PM
That doesn t kill you makes you stronger

TremL96
11-23-2009, 07:34 PM
"It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, if he wins, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."


- "The Man in the Arena"

My dad use to have that in his office on a really good poster. Man I forgot that one, it's nice to hear it again though.

TremL96
11-23-2009, 07:37 PM
Once, at LA Fitness, I went into the locker room to take a leak. There was this little hairy, naked guy (probably my age) with it swinging down to his knee. He was really showing it off and smiled at me (WTF?!?) and winked. Me, being me, told him out loud, "if you want to impress me with that, have it hold up a barbell with 2 plates a side."
-rbtrout

mr handy
11-23-2009, 08:34 PM
I always liked this poster...
http://msp105.photobucket.com/albums/m202/SierraMDelta/squat.jpg

"Stop Being a Little Bitch" seems to get thrown around during workouts quite a bit lately.

ThomasG
11-23-2009, 09:41 PM
i have a poster of a cat hanging from a bar and it says "hang in there."

awesome!!!

chronicent
11-24-2009, 02:12 AM
"Less is More"

Simple yet useful ;)

Guido
11-24-2009, 07:46 AM
"Ask not what your country can squat for you. Ask what you can squat for your country."

- Me

and...

"Friends come and go but 200lbs is always 200lbs."

- Henry Rollins

Guido
11-24-2009, 07:47 AM
Another good friend has one that goes:

"Development ends where satisfaction begins."

Not sure where he got it from but it fits.

Saverio
11-24-2009, 08:17 AM
"I like to let my lifting do the talking." Ed Coan

Guido
11-24-2009, 03:54 PM
“People cannot believe I am natural because I train every day of my life as they have never trained a day in theirs.” - Alexander Karelin

skinny99
11-24-2009, 04:06 PM
I always liked this poster...
http://msp105.photobucket.com/albums/m202/SierraMDelta/squat.jpg

"Stop Being a Little Bitch" seems to get thrown around during workouts quite a bit lately.

I am going to the gym then to find her be back in a couple days!

I like my sig quote!

Or to paraphrase!
Pick up heavy stuff!!!!

NickAus
11-24-2009, 04:59 PM
"Hard work beats talent if talent doesn't work hard."

dynamo92
05-30-2010, 05:26 AM
Menatally if you want it bad enough, you can go beond what your body is capable of

stay and get big, or quit and go home

44pirate
05-30-2010, 07:43 AM
Pain is weakness leaving the body.

gobigorgohome
06-23-2010, 12:45 PM
"Find your limits.... Then smash through them!"

Phenom
06-23-2010, 01:07 PM
quote in my sig. not sure what ever happened to that member.


Also there's a ton of good Rippetoe quotes, great style with a good combo of humor and seriousness. Too many to list, I'm sure we all know the gist of it.

IronDiggy
06-23-2010, 01:54 PM
The nerd in me loves

"Do or do not, there is no try"

I like to remind myself of that when I'm going for a PR.

fixationdarknes
06-23-2010, 01:58 PM
A quote that Anthony (old member here) had/has in his sig:

"If you don't get nervous before you train, you don't train hard enough."

Chris0302
07-30-2010, 07:59 PM
"Eat Big, Lift Bigger"

fixationdarknes
08-12-2010, 05:51 AM
The answer to half the questions asked on these forums:

"Gain 50 lbs."

Mike S
08-16-2010, 11:02 PM
No pain no gain.

Nice and simple.

Ruff Riff
08-17-2010, 08:26 AM
"don't worry about this weight.....just worry about the next one!"

ThomasG
08-18-2010, 06:42 AM
"When life gets complicated I lift"-Poster in my room.

BG5150
08-19-2010, 01:50 PM
Are you eating while you are reading this? You should be... --hrdgain81

Kiff
08-20-2010, 11:44 AM
I do what i can.

I can because i want to.

I want to because you said i could not.



And my sig of course always makes me chuckle, IT crowd, english comedy show :)

kendals
08-20-2010, 09:23 PM
"Stop giving me cotton-picking excuses and JUST DO IT!! - Bruce Hurt, my high school strength coach

BULK_BOY
08-22-2010, 07:09 PM
You're Born.......You die.......It's whats in between that counts!

Shut up and Squat.

Paybacks are a Bitch!

If you can't party with the Big Boys.......then don't show up!

Persistence, persistence, persistence. Rome wasn't built in a day. You WILL get there.

You are in the gym for a short time, make EVERY minute count.

Lift like you mean it!

Guido
08-25-2010, 10:51 AM
"Lifting for reps is boring and the product of nothing but vanity, whereas training for strength bears the fruit of utility and generates interest in the activity being conducted. Reps are something to be endured, whereas testing the limits of one's strength is something to be enjoyed." - Chaos and Pain

J.C.
08-25-2010, 02:02 PM
"Lifting for reps is boring and the product of nothing but vanity, whereas training for strength bears the fruit of utility and generates interest in the activity being conducted. Reps are something to be endured, whereas testing the limits of one's strength is something to be enjoyed." - Chaos and Pain

Chaos and Pain comes off as bit of a dick sometimes, but he's clearly a smart guy who writes well.
Good quote.

J.C.
08-25-2010, 02:07 PM
Many of these crack me up:

http://startingstrength.wikia.com/wiki/Wit_and_Wisdom_of_Mark_Rippetoe

ProjectGoliath
08-27-2010, 06:54 AM
DOMS is Gods way of telling you that you did good.

i thought bf% was big factor? i was aiming high.

jAy_Dub
08-27-2010, 07:52 AM
This video has some awesome quotes in it, especially at the beginning.

7kf6r0D3SEA

Daddychuck
02-09-2011, 05:08 PM
Men i am going to go get so buff my mom is going to Confuse me with a mutfukin Buffalo!!

joey54
02-09-2011, 07:30 PM
Men i am going to go get so buff my mom is going to Confuse me with a mutfukin Buffalo!!

Didn't find this one so clever it needed its own additional thread as well.

Hugol
02-11-2011, 10:53 AM
"At the end, the ladies always prefer the bigger guy"- me :thumbup:

Cali4nia
02-12-2011, 08:04 PM
"Suffering is what champions are all about, and champions suffer the longest".

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit" -Aristotle-

“Can you imagine what I would do, if I could do all I can?” -Sun Tzu-

Kiff
03-06-2011, 07:55 AM
The man who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.

f=ma
03-06-2011, 09:46 AM
The answer to half the questions asked on these forums:

"Gain 50 lbs."

more like the answer to all of the questions on here

example:
q: "i want to have visible abs"
a: "gain 50lbs"

ThomasG
03-06-2011, 11:48 AM
more like the answer to all of the questions on here

example:
q: "i want to have visible abs"
a: "gain 50lbs"

Yea, bra. Mcdonalds and starting strength ftw?!?

MusclePain
07-28-2011, 12:51 PM
"Dedication comes with motivation, motivation comes with pain, can YOU handle it?" -Me

thecityalive
07-28-2011, 01:21 PM
"Core? There is no core. The body is one piece, treat it that way."

Methods
08-01-2011, 04:41 PM
If you didn't puke, you didn't push

Methods
08-01-2011, 04:45 PM
When your spotter says you've got one more in you, push out two. One for thinking you were done, and the second to prove your buddy wrong.

thecityalive
08-01-2011, 04:50 PM
If you didn't puke, you didn't push

Bull shit.

JOHNNY-BRAVO
08-11-2011, 11:49 AM
G'day guys. I'm looking to post motivational quotes and **** all around my room and i was wondering if yall could share with me your favourite quotes or ... i dunno lines that get you motivated and pumped up.

Spanks all :)

"ARE YOU WEAK OR SOMETHING"- Me
"PUT SOME BALLS INTO IT" Me
"You gotta feel like crap to look GREAT!" - Me
"When your out there, horsing around, or partying, remember that someone out there at that exact time is getting smarter, winning, and training and will beat you"- Arnold. S.
"Ask yourself not WHAT you wanna be but WHO."- Arnold. S.
"Whats the point being on this earth if you are gonna be like everyone else" Arnold
"Don't Be afraid to fail. success will come"- Arnold
Don't listen to the nay sayers"- Arnold

scalley
09-13-2012, 12:56 AM
Man arnold has so many great quotes...

RobmoriRB
09-13-2012, 06:10 AM
everyone has said it couldn't be done, IT WILL BE DONE