Bodybuilding is an art, your body is the canvas, weights are your brush and nutrition is your paint. We all have the ability to turn a self portrait into a masterpiece.— Kai Greene
The most risky Kai Greene quotes that will inspire your inner self
They can crack jokes. They can sit back and analyze and criticize and make all the fun they want. But I'm living my life, I'm doing it. What are you doing?
You have to think it before you can do it. The mind is what makes it all possible
I never gave up, even when people told me I'd never make it;
Never underestimate the heart of a champion.
Your dreams are always going to be the most important to you than they will be to anybody else. So keep dreaming, keep believing, keep pressing forward. So all those warriors out there – be encouraged
If I have to die tonight,if this weight is going to kill me tonight,so be it! I am dying where I wanna be
If you don’t have a dream, then you have nothing to work for, nothing to get up in the morning for, no reason.. and no purpose to be. But friends we do have a dream and dreams do come true not because we keep believing but we keep working hard
It's like you have to save your own life, nobody is going to be your savior for you, so we have to do what we have to do, no matter what it is
The mind is everything. If you don’t believe you can do something then you can’t. If you believe that your upbringing was substandard and therefore you have to walk around as a refugee from that crisis situation for the rest of your life, forever bearing the burden of that experience then that will be YOUR life.
Champions are an example of what happens when you decide to leave the plane of average thinking, where you dare to dream and you dare to go after that dream, and you make these thoughts and ideas become more than something than just a dream. They actually become a vision.
In the mind of every artist there is a masterpiece
Your dreams will always be more important to you than anyone else, you can want something as much as you want but at the end of the day your mum doesn't care if your arms are 24 inches or not, but that doesn't mean you give up, chase your dreams.
I've found my true calling in life, and I'm living life on my terms.
I feel it is a tremendous compliment to a natural competitor to hear "I just don't believe you're natural," because it means you just look that good.
Bodybuilding has been the tool that single-handedly taught a little black boy from the projects to use his mind to achieve success. it taught me to see things for what they can be. I had 17-inch arms; I imagined them to be 24 inches. The power of my mind allowed me to achieve what I imagined.
What am I doing with my life? Am I just going to some humdrum job that I don’t really want to be at, doing some minuscule task, getting paid to be a mindless drone? Or am I out there living life, on my terms, the way I want to live it, doing the things that I want to do?
I do like to believe there is no stupid and or funny question because in fact if we don't ask than we don't learn.
I think that everything should be a stepping stone for something bigger and better and if there is something bigger then why not go on after it?
I'm very hungry and there's still a lot to do.
Rather than look at what I've conquered already and say "yeah, that was the greatest so far," right now I just stay hungry and keep moving forward.
I think your posing and your onstage presentation is yet another piece of the craft. So anytime you get onstage to show the muscles and show the finished work, that should be looked at with the same kind of respect and appreciation. I'm glad everybody else appreciates it, but I still want to get better.
For me I'm natural not because somebody else believes I'm natural, I'm natural because I don't use steroids, I don't use growth hormone, I don't use any of those enhancers. I'm natural in my own right because I don't do that and not because other people accept the fact that I'm natural or not.
A lot of people put a lot of restrictions on their ability to develop.
And that's fine for you if that's what you feel your limitations are, but I think it's wrong when you assume someone is not natural because you are imposing your limitations on someone else.
I don't really believe in cardio. I train with a very high intensity, which in turn gives it an aerobic effect. I like to use anaerobic resistance type movements or exercises. I don't believe in sitting on a Stairmaster or a bike for hours, that's just not me.
There are volumes and libraries of information in our minds and we are continually weighing information. We hear new things, we compare it with things we've heard before, and we take from it what we feel is pertinent and throw away what we feel isn't necessary.
The weight is just a tool. Do you focus on the hammer or the nail? You better focus on the thing you're trying to hit.
If you don't believe you can do something then you can't.
The greatest gift you can give someone is the space to be his or herself, without the threat of you leaving.
Do not let yourself be contaminated by others' ideas of what is best for you.
Cast aside the shackles of destructive thinking.
I'm not content. What I've accomplished already was good, and it was needed at the time in order for me to move on, but I'm so hungry I can't even tell you what was, I'm concentrating on what is to be. Once I knock that down, I'll go on to the next accomplishment until I can finally say, "that was the greatest." I can only say what it is when I'm done; and I'm not done, I have a lot of work to do.
My understanding about nutrition is not what I'd like it to be, so for a long time my dieting strategy was very crude. It's only very recently that I started to accept different ideas like using vegetables and natural seasonings that don't compromise the sodium and caloric value of the food while at the same time giving it some flavor. I'm still evolving; everybody is or at least should be in bodybuilding.
I'll never be a weightlifter.
I do believe in high, high intensity.
I don't believe that there's anytime while I'm on the floor that I should be sitting down catching my breath; that doesn't make sense. There's plenty of time to rest when I'm done.
I refuse to believe today will be just another day in my life.
All that I am. All that I will become will be written through my thoughts and my actions. I've conditioned my mind. Trained my body. Sacrificed my soul. There will be obstacles. Doubters. Mistakes. But nothing comes to those who wait. Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.
It’s therapy. It’s just something to do so you’re not lost in your own not-so-nice thoughts, and it’s an opportunity to think about something a lot nicer and to do something that’s with more purpose. So you do it, and you take your passion and you put a lot into it, and at some point you get recognized for it. But that recognition doesn’t mean the man is without his own demons or without his own struggles.
Nothing comes easy, but as long as you're breathing, you're always one breath away from making your dreams a reality. Make every breath count.
Get out, realize your dream, and go for it
I've never competed in powerlifting. But my goals weren't to be a powerlifter. My goals were to pack on size and get big, big, big.
My goal is to be a contributor and to encourage others as they realize their dreams.
I feel for food more than I could crave a woman. And that's the truth!
It’s a very interesting thing to try to be your absolute best -not a percentage better or a percent worse than that.
The achievement of great things though comes from the ability to manage yourselfvery, very, very well. Or at least well enough where you almost become compulsive about getting certain things done. You have to set a standard for yourself that's.very, very, very high and you have to manage your thoughts to where they need to be allow yourself to be successful, at what your trying to do.
You come to a point in your life and you may be in bed just thinking about it.
Ask yourself what is stopping you from becoming your dreams
In the beginning it wasn't bodybuilding competition that motivated me, it was just getting muscles and getting big. And certainly it has evolved for me since then. I think I'm still evolving.
Bodybuilding is my craft and because it is my craft it dictates how I live.
Because it dictates how I live it's not just what I do in the gym but it's also an accepted lifestyle.
If you accuse me of being on drugs because I'm very focused on what I do, because I'm very serious, because I'm very hungry, because I can squat 800 lbs, because I can bench 500 lbs, because I can press 315 behind my neck, and if these things don't fit under what you consider to be natural, then I don't want to be a natural. I don't want to be what you depict as a natural. I want to define myself for me.
I try to think of myself as a struggling competitor or specialist at my craft, much like a singer, dancer, comedian, or actor. So I'm struggling to do my craft and I'm continually trying to learn to do it better. I think that's what's really been my secret.
The person with the biggest dreams is more powerful than the person with all the answers.
I spend so much money on food, just getting the food for me is a tremendous expense, so there's no way I could even think about paying for supplements. I think of all supplements as food derivative anyway, so If I can only choose between getting the food or the supplements I'd rather opt for the food.
We are here to learn and to make our dreams realized.
I am a believer, I am believer that we shape and create the life that we choose, and I believe that the tool that we have to do that, is our mind.