Here are some bodybuilding quotes from Arnold Schwarzenegger that will pump you up. Lifting weights takes true dedication and Arnold hits upon that and other great points here.
Lifting is largely mental, keep these quotes in mind and you’ll find ways to push yourself harder next workout. So go ahead and harness some motivation and then get your butt back into the gym!
Schwarzenegger Bodybuilding Quotes
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.
It’s simple. If it jiggles, it’s fat.
The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.
Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.
When I was 15-years-old, I took off my clothes and looked in the mirror. When I stared at myself naked, I realized that to be perfectly proportioned I would need twenty-inch arms to match the rest of me.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
I never set limits or created mental barriers. You may have read that I imagined my biceps as big as mountain peaks when I did my curling exercises. This visualization process was essential if I was to gain the kind of mass and size I needed to win the mr Olympia contest against monsters like Sergio Olivia and Lou ferrigno.
What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn’t think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know.
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.
Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.
For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
As a kid I always idolized the winning athletes. It is one thing to idolize heroes. It is quite another to visualize yourself in their place. When I saw great people, I said to myself: “I can be there.”
The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.
The greatest feeling you can get in a gym or the most satisfying feeling you can get in the gym is the pump. Let’s say you train your biceps, blood is rushing in to your muscles and that’s what we call the pump. Your muscles get a really tight feeling like your skin is going to explode any minute and its really tight and its like someone is blowing air into your muscle and it just blows up and it feels different, it feels fantastic.
The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
*Which one of these “Quotes About Bodybuilding” did you like best? Do you know of any other good quality quotes that I left out? Please let me know in the comments!