Powerlifting Sayings and Quotes

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


It is an activity that takes a day to learn and a lifetime to master.     

Tim Henriques

The deadlift also serves as a way to train the mind to do things that are hard.     

Mark Rippetoe

The full range of motion exercise known as the squat is the single most useful exercise in the weight room, and our most valuable tool for building strength, power, and size     

Mark Rippetoe

People can say whatever they want about the sport of bodybuilding, but to get prepared to do a contest or even think about doing a contest, or even to get into decent shape, it requires a certain amount of discipline, and it comes from taking a new year's resolution to a lifestyle.     

John Cena

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