Bodybuilder Quotes

Bodybuilder Quotes by Sri Chinmoy, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Janel Parrish, Ayn Rand, Reg Park, Karl Lagerfeld and many others.

Prayer and meditation are my inner secret and my outer

Prayer and meditation are my inner secret and my outer secret. My muscles are next to nothing compared to the muscles of the professional bodybuilders and weightlifters. It is because of the strength of my prayer-life and meditation-life that I am able to accomplish these feats of strength.
Sri Chinmoy
The good bodybuilders have the same mind … that a sculptor has. If you analyze it, you look in the mirror and you say, okay, I need a bit more deltoids … so that the proportion’s right, and … you exercise and put those deltoids on, whereas an artist would just slap on some clay on each side.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
I’m lucky to have parents who used to be bodybuilders! They help me keep fit by going to the gym and training with me. I’m also addicted to Cardio Barre classes and hiking.
Janel Parrish
The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
Ayn Rand
Far too many bodybuilders spend too much time exercising the smaller muscle groups such as the biceps at the expense of the larger muscle groups such as the thighs, and then they wonder why it is that they never make gains in overall size and strength.
Reg Park
A book has to be easy to open and you don’t have to be a bodybuilder to lift it. I like books I can read in bed. Those big tombstones would kill me.
Karl Lagerfeld
A bodybuilder is a sculptor who carries with him his own material.
Serge Nubret
What I’m doing is the thing I want to do. I don’t care what other people think. I still will be a bodybuilder. I love it. I love the feeling in my muscles, I love the competition, and I love the things it gives me.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’
Muhammad Ali
You guys that worry about eating clean are actually merely bodybuilders looking for justification for your obsession with abs. You cannot get big and strong on 3000 kcal/day. And you cannot eat 7000/day and eat perfectly “clean”.
Mark Rippetoe
The general definition of being muscle-bound is that you have so many muscles that you can’t move freely. I don’t know of any bodybuilder in that category; in fact, many of them are quite active in other sports.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
I’m always the guy on tour that tries to get guys chatting and a lot of banter back and forth so I definitely feel that a lot of bodybuilders have that comedic side in them, they’re just a little bit more introverted.
Phil Heath
Bodybuilders and fitness people have been using chiropractic very extensively in order to stay healthy and fit. I found it was better to go to a chiropractor before you get injured. We are a perfect team, the world of fitness and the world of chiropractors.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
I’m a competitive bodybuilder; I’m not training just to be healthy. Ninety-five percent of the people training with weights are into this health thing, and it’s a different mentality entirely.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
I don’t care what other people think.
Johnny Knoxville
There are bodybuilders who are afraid of indulging in sex or even of playing other sports for fear of harming their bodies. I think that’s silly. What’s the use of building your body if you don’t use it?
Arnold Schwarzenegger
You’ve got to block out all distractions when you train. Your focus has to be 100% into the rep. You’ve got to get into a zone. You know you’re in the zone when guys in the gym look you in the eye and then quickly turn away ’cause they see the fire. You’ve got to be all business.
Mike Matarazzo
I would never have turned pro training like an average bodybuilder. There is no substitute for intensity.
Branch Warren
I’ve never really considered myself as being the best bodybuilder. I always try to let the people decide that. I just try to do the best I can do at whatever it is that I’m doing.
Ronnie Coleman
There are no shortcuts. The fact that a shortcut is important to you means that you are a pussy.
Mark Rippetoe
I couldn’t get as big as a bodybuilder. I tried to put on as much weight in the right places as I could. My weightlifting was impressive for me, but not for some of the guys I see down at the gym.
Ralph Fiennes
Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but don’t nobody wanna lift no heavy ass weight.
Ronnie Coleman
I posed for a gay magazine, which caused much comment. But it doesn’t bother me. Gay people are fighting the same kind of stereotyping that bodybuilders are: People have certain misconceptions about them just as they do about us.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Bodybuilders’ cocks are the same size as everyone else’s.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
If you feel that something’s going to affect your body, then it definitely will. I’ve always found that sex gives me a kind of calm, and I’m much more in control because of it. It’s the same for friends of mine who are also top bodybuilders.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
My definition of a sport is that it’s a physical activity that involves competition. Since bodybuilders certainly train and then compete, we are certainly a sport.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
What drove me to become the world’s greatest bodybuilder is no different from what drives other athletes to become great tennis players or boxers or jockeys.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
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
I believe that true success in bodybuilding nutrition comes from some variety in diet. It allows for more creativity, enables a bodybuilder to enjoy diversity, and causes less stress emotionally and mentally compared to a very basic diet for which a bodybuilder will lose enthusiasm for over time.
Robert Cheeke
Most people are just fat and because most bodybuilders juice, they can get away with eating what they want and just monitoring calories. It’s a horrible misconception and often sends people down a path of fat gain that might ruin their motivation and drive. Fat cells never go away once created.
Scott Herman
When I was 18 years old I knew pretty much what I wanted to do in life. When I was 18 I knew I wanted to be a pro bodybuilder.
Branch Warren
After being taught sets and reps and working at it for a length of time you can’t paint by numbers anymore. It must come from within. Any artist has an emotional contact with their work. A true bodybuilder doesn’t just build muscle he creates muscle. You can’t be a robot.
Tom Platz
To be a good bodybuilder you must be a good observer.
Serge Nubret