Need some inspiration for the gym?

We have compiled over 1000 of the best motivational & inspirational quotes for weightlifters & bodybuilders.

If you are committed to becoming your best self and getting the body you want, then you know that it all starts in the mind first.

Your mind is the most powerful tool you have that will help you accomplish your physical goals.

Without a positive attitude and the willingness to push yourself through the burn, there is no way you will grow.

Most people give up on their goals not because they are not strong enough. But because their mental toughness is not as strong as their physical body.

Your body will go where your mind goes. Feed your mind with the right nutrition, and your body will have no choice but to respond.

This is why we have developed a complete guide to motivational and inspirational quotes for weightlifters & bodybuilders.

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“Sometimes I feel like giving up. But then I remember I have a lot of motherfuckers to prove wrong.”

“Our bodies are a reflection of our spirit soul and heart. And as our bodies and strength grow, so do we.”

“Push yourself because no one else is going to do it.”

“Make time for it. Just get it done. Nobody ever got strong or in shape just by thinking about it. They did it.”

“You were born to win. But to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” Pele

“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.” – Eric Thomas

“It’s not about having time. It’s about making time.”

“To be a champion, you must act like a champion.” – Lou Ferrigno

“The wolf on the hill is not as hungry as the wolf climbing the hill.”

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” Colin Powell

“You don’t always get what you wish for. But you always get what you work for.”

“You don’t find will power, you create it.”

“Come in the gym like your’e going to war.”

“Surround yourself with people who are only going to lift you higher.”

“To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It’s not about winning and losing; it’s about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge. It’s about embracing the pain that you’ll experience at the end of a race and not being afraid. I think people think too hard and get afraid of a certain challenge.” Summer Sanders

“You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days you feel good.” – Jerry West

“There are two types of pain in this world: pain that hurts you and pain that changes you.”

“It never gets easier. You just get stronger.”

“Excuses are for those who need them.”

“Your body is a reflection of your lifestyle.”

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke

“Nothing is over until you stop trying.”

“Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.” – Zig Ziglar

“The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone who is not a champion.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“When you hit failure, your workout has just begun.” – Ronnie Coleman

“Stop doubting yourself. Work hard and make it happen.”

“There is no strength without struggle.”

“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

“Good things don’t come to those who wait. They come to those who work their asses off.”

“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%.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Be patient, the results will speak for themselves.”

“In fitness, there are no short cuts. It involves immense discipline and hard work.” Mahesh Babu

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

“Stop wishing. Start doing.”

“Never give up. Your dreams are waiting for you.”

“Suffer the pain of self-discipline. Or suffer the pain of regret.”

“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” Ann Landers

“If you aren’t begging for rest. Then you aren’t training your best.”

“If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.”

– Olin Miller

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” Mario Andretti

“Don’t be upset by the results you didn’t get with the work you didn’t do.”

“When things don’t happen right away just remember it takes six months to build a Rolls-Royce and thirteen hours to build a Toyota.”

“Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.” Haile Gebrselassie

“Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.” Ray Bradbury

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” – Albert Einstein

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” – Thomas Jefferson

“You said you’ve tried everything. Have you tried not giving up?”

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

“It’s not about being perfect. It’s about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s where change occurs.”

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

– John R. Wooden

“Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren’t sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better.” John Carmack

“The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you’re a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. 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

“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” – Bruce Lee

“Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.” Les Brown.

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