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Body Building Quotes


With so much haterism nowadays towards bodybuilding, how about some good old testosterone quotes. Just a bunch of one-liners that show off our great training attitude and elevated T-levels. So, come hither all thee meatheads and share your favorite training/BB/PL quotes.

One of my fav's:

"Big quads without big hamstrings is like steak without potatoes"



Here is another, not sure where it came from..

"Its not about the kind of car you drive but about the size of the big fucking arm hanging out the window"


Forgot which USA coach said it but it goes like;
"Somewhere in China a little girl is warming up with your max"

Another one that is sort of applicable:
US College motto - "Building a school our football team can be proud of" (reminds me that there is more to life than just lifting)

Never fails to get me amped.


Dahum...like the China one, I have a few clients I can mention this quote to, lol.


One of my favorites quotes and currently placed on my fridge at home:

"The difference between the freaks and the flock is the fucking fork."

G Diesel


"If that 150lb pencil neck keeps staring at us throughout our whole damn workout, I'm going to smack him upside the head with a dumbbell"

-My old training partner


"Are you done eye fucking me?"

-Friend that is an NPC competitor to 40yr old marathoner in spandex


"That's a good weight...for a small woman"

Dorian Yates in his Blood and Guts video.




"Yeeeahhhhh buddyyyyyy...light weight babyyyyy!!"

Mr. "O" before just about every heavy set.


"Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but ain't nobody wanna lift no heavy ass weight!"

-Ronnie Coleman


Yeah thats a good Ronnie quote as well.


"I don't care if I die, as long as they bury me in a big fucking box"



"This is not a democracy, this is a benevolent dictatorship"

Me to some of the "whiny type" clients :slightly_smiling:

"I don't lift to hit a certain number of sets and reps, I lift till the desired effect has been achieved"



Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds.

Henry Rollins


Both good ones. If they are being really big pussies does it change to a malevolent dictatorship?

"Never let your ego get in the way of your progress"
-A mentor of mine

"Bacon?!?! What place does bacon have in a cutting diet you dumbass?"

-First bb coach, expressing disdain for the diet the I was using to get to single digit bf

"Louie, you got arms, he's got spaghetti arms!"

-Paraphrased from Ferrigno's father speaking about Arnold in Pumping Iron


Whats up Dog, I knew I could count on you for some good quotes, haha. Bacon huh? Reminds me of this lady I am training now, we just started a few weeks ago. Some jackass told her about PF meals but forgot to mention what kind of fat she should be eating. Can you say a plate of bacon and scoops of mayo throughout the day? LOL.

Actually I just drop the benevolent all together. But I make it a point before I train anyone that I do this for fun, I have a fulltime gig so I dont need any headaches asscoiated with this part-time job. So if you are not serious and 100% willing to listen to me then you can keep your money and find another trainer.

But I have to give my clients credit, they work their asses off when they train with me and without exception I have gotten them to where they wanted to be.

Here are a few related ones I told the mayo lady last night.

"You can ask me anything you like, questions are good. But just because you phrase the question a slightly different way, it does not mean the answer will change"

"I dont care how many sets/reps you do as long as you give me everything you got. It is ok to fail, it is not ok to give up."



"You are not tired. Your mind thinks you are tired. Your body is just warming up. Turn down the brain and turn up the weight."

Old football coach


Here's another one that always brings either a smile or a look of puzzled bewilderment among the uninitiated...

Mongol general -"What is best in life?"

Conan - "To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women."

Originally taken from Ghenghis Khan


I always liked "the weights are just a means to an end...not the end itself".

Can't remember who said it.