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?— Kai Greene
Unpopular Bodybuilding Training quotations
Each workout is like a brick in a building, and every time you go in there and do a half-ass workout, you're not laying a brick down. Somebody else is.
Hard work and training. There's no secret formula. I lift heavy, work hard and aim to be the best.
Biceps are like ornaments on a Christmas tree.
The single biggest mistake that most beginners make is putting 100% of their effort into the positive (concentric) part of the rep, while paying no attention to the negative (eccentric) segment
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
Many bodybuilders sell themselves short.
Erroneously attributing their lack of satisfactory progress to a poverty of the requisite genetic traits, instead of to their irrational training and dietary practices, they give up training. Don't make the same mistake
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.
There are no shortcuts. The fact that a shortcut is important to you means that you are a pussy.
Chess is like body-building. If you train every day, you stay in top shape. It is the same with your brain - chess is a matter of daily training.
I would like to be the first man in the gym business to throw out my scale.
If you don't like what you see in the mirror, what difference does it make what the scale says?
Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general.
The pain of discipline is nothing like the pain of disappointment
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.
No man has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training
Just remember, somewhere, a little Chinese girl is warming up with your max.
Bodybuilding is men on a stage in their underwear wearing brown paint showing other men their muscles. It is training for appearance only, and at the contest level requires a degree of vanity, narcissism, and self-absorption that I find distasteful and odd
Your love for what you do and willingness to push yourself where others aren't prepared to go is what will make you great.
On the Internet, everyone squats. In real life, the squat rack is always empty. You figure out what this means.
When I go out there onstage, I want to be more than just a blocky guy who waddles onto the posing platform. I want the girls to feel something.
That's a good weight...for a small woman
You're gonna have to go through hell, worse than any nightmare you've ever dreamed. But when it's over, I know you'll be the one standing. You know what you have to do. DO IT!
You want me to do something... tell me I can't do it.
You are right to be wary. There is much bullshit. Be wary of me too, because I may be wrong. Make up your own mind after you evaluate all the evidence and the logic.
If you always do what you did, you'll always get what you got.
I don't do this to be healthy, I do this to get big muscles.
Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.
If you don't like what you see, stop looking.
There is no point in being alive if you cannot do the deadlift
I would never have turned pro training like an average bodybuilder.
There is no substitute for intensity.
The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow.
I prefer to work out alone. It enables me to concentrate on the lessons that the Iron has for me.
Most champions are built by punch the clock workouts rather than extraordinary efforts.
Most bodybuilders only have a hazy notion of what they want to look like.
They do not say, 'I am going to be a winner.' The negative impulses around the gym can be incredible. I would hear bodybuilders complaining, 'Oh,no! Not another set!' That destroyed them. I have always believed that if you're training for nothing, you're wasting your effort!