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Favorite Training Slogans

Anyone have one that might motivate them?
I’ll start:

No hurt, no big shirt!

“Renegades are relentless in their attack with a vicious and total commitment to their objectives.” Or the ever popular, “Pain is fear leaving the body.” And one that applies to many of us is, “What does not kill me, makes me stronger.”

“I will not be denied”

“Give 'er”

“Hulk SMASH!!!”

“NO PAIN, NO GAIN!”

One of my personal favorites:

“If you can squat heavy and have solid shits, what more can you ask of life?” --Jon Paul Sigmarsson

“Everyone fights. No one quits. Do your job or I’ll shoot you myself.” It’s from Starship Troopers and it’s silly, but I always say it to myself before a workout.

I will not settle for anything less than victory.

you were born small and weak and you will die small and weak, what you do in between is up to you

How about “Progress, not perfection”? Damn, I hate the fact Bill Phillips came up with that! Okay, toss that one. I like “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain”.

you will die small and weak” That is, unless you die along the way! Good one, jodi. Talk about stark reality!

“They aren’t going to lift themselves, so get it done” A little weird but it works for me.

You can’t fire cannon out of a canoe!

Meaning…
You better get your ass in the squat rack!!!

Dan Fichter


The Speed man

hows about this classic from Muhammad Ali:


“I know where I’m going and I know the truth and I don’t have to be what you want me to be…I’m free to be what I want”

“Do or do not. There is no try.”


- Yoda

If it’s going to be, it is up to me.
ALSO Proper preparation prevents a piss pour performance.

One great cause of failure is lack of concentration.


– Bruce Lee from the TAO of Jeet Kune Do

Pain is temporary, pride is for ever!!!

For those who talk more than they train:
-What are you working today…jaw???

pain is nothing compared to what it feels liek to give in-fila commercial
in the warrior’s hope there is no surrender/ though his body says stop/ his spirit cries never-rocky soundtrack

I like Ian King’s trademark phrase, “Enough talk. Let’s do it.”