"We bust ours to kick yours!"
No pain no gain.
Height: 5ft 11 in
Weight: 150 5.2% body fat
bump for an old great thread
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'. "
"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.
I like to say "stop being a bitch" it offends all but the most dedicated of lifters.
"Go heavy or Go home", Shut up and show me.
That doesn t kill you makes you stronger
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."
I always liked this poster...
"Stop Being a Little Bitch" seems to get thrown around during workouts quite a bit lately.
"Less is More"
Simple yet useful ;)
"Ask not what your country can squat for you. Ask what you can squat for your country."
"Friends come and go but 200lbs is always 200lbs."
- Henry Rollins
Another good friend has one that goes:
"Development ends where satisfaction begins."
Not sure where he got it from but it fits.
"I like to let my lifting do the talking." Ed Coan
“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
"Hard work beats talent if talent doesn't work hard."
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
Pain is weakness leaving the body.
"Find your limits.... Then smash through them!"
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.
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.