Bodybuilding Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old bodybuilding quotes, bodybuilding sayings, and bodybuilding proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Don't have $100.00 shoes and a 10 cent squat.     

Louie Simmons

They can crack jokes. They can sit back and analyze and criticize and make all the fun they want. But I'm living my life, I'm doing it. What are you doing?     

Kai Greene

Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.     

Arnold Schwarzenegger

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.     

William Arthur Ward

Not only are squats not bad for the knees, every legitimate research study on this subject has shown that squats improve knee stability and therefore help reduce the risk of injuries.     

Charles Poliquin

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.     

Lance Armstrong

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.     

Mahatma Gandhi

A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.     

Jesse Owens

In training, you listen to your body. In competition, you tell your body to shut up.     

Rich Froning

Discipline is the bridge between your bodybuilding goals and bodybuilding success.     

Felicity Luckey

Fortunately, there is a solution, and it's not performing multiple sets of whatever cable Kegel exercise is being pushed as The Answer. Just a little hard, smart, basic work.     

Jim Wendler

If you think lifting weights is dangerous, try being weak. Being weak is dangerous.     

Bret Contreras

Remember this: your body is your slave; it works for you.     

Jack Lalanne

There is no such thing as over training, just under nutrition and under sleeping.     

The Barbarian brothers

The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.     


Your body is a piece of art but it's always a work in progress. You are never done improving your symmetry and eliminating weak points.     

Morgan Aste

To feel strong, to walk amongst humans with a tremendous feeling of confidence and superiority is not at all wrong. 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     

Fred Hatfield

There is nothing we cannot live down, rise above, and overcome.     

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

What doesn't kill me makes me stronger.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.     

George Halas

I do it as a therapy. I do it as something to keep me alive. We all need a little discipline. Exercise is my discipline.     

Jack Lalanne

The best activities for your health are pumping and humping.     

Arnold Schwarzenegger

I'm not sold on one diet philosophy. I'm sold on whatever will work for you.     

Dave Tate

All else being equal, the guy with the best genetics will have the best physique. But rarely are all things equal.     

Dorian Yates

Stimulate don't annihilate     

Lee Haney

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

Is it 10g of protein more or 10g of protein less, who cares, just get started     

Kai Greene

I don't do this to be healthy, I do this to get big muscles.     

Markus Ruhl

If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat.     

Herschel Walker

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning form failure.     

Colin Powell