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
Astonishing Motivational Workout quotations
Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but don't nobody wanna lift no heavy ass weight.
Aint nuttin' but a peanut.
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.
Biceps are like ornaments on a Christmas tree.
Discipline is doing what you hate to do, but nonetheless doing it like you love it.
Ain't nuttin' to it,but ta do it!
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
No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training.
.. what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.
There are no shortcuts. The fact that a shortcut is important to you means that you are a pussy.
At the end of the day it's not a weight contest, it's a visual contest.
And it doesn't matter what you say you weigh, if you don't look that big then you don't look that big.
I'm not telling you it is going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.
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.
Everyone has the ability to accomplish unique feats, everyone.
You choose this. Become someone great in one other life. Forget about failing to many. Who cares? Doesn't matter when you start or finish, just start, no deviations, no excuses.
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?
I'm the strongest bodybuilding who ever lived, I think.
You want me to do something... tell me I can't do it.
Never give up what you want most for what you want today.
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.
Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general.
That's a good weight...for a small woman
There is an expression among even the most advanced runners that getting your shoes on is the hardest part of any workout
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.
You must understand that the workout does not actually produce muscular growth.
The workout is merely a trigger that sets the body's growth mechanism into motion. It is the body itself, of course, that produces growth; but it does so only during a sufficient rest period.
I never think about losing.
The pain of discipline is nothing like the pain of disappointment
I don't believe in bodybuilders using steroids.
If a man doesn't have enough male hormones in his system to create, a nice hard, muscular body, he should take up ping pong.
On the Internet, everyone squats. In real life, the squat rack is always empty. You figure out what this means.
You've got to block out all distractions when you train.
Your focus has to be 100% into the rep. You've got to get into a zone. You know you're in the zone when guys in the gym look you in the eye and then quickly turn away 'cause they see the fire. You've got to be all business.
Intensity builds immensity
Just remember, somewhere, a little Chinese girl is warming up with your max.
Your love for what you do and willingness to push yourself where others aren't prepared to go is what will make you great.
What good is it to look like Tarzan and play like Jane?
Health is worth more than learning.
Learn it all, then forget it all.
Dreams don't work unless you do
Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.
Most of us think we don't have enough time to exercise. What a distorted paradigm! We don't have time not to. We're talking about three to six hours a week - or a minimum of thirty minutes a day, every other day. That hardly seems an inordinate amount of time considering the tremendous benefits in terms of the impact on the other 162 - 165 hours of the week.
A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.
You can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.
You can't tell a kid that it's time to exercise; that's a turn-off...you have to say 'Let's go to the park and have some fun.' Then you get them to do some running, play on the swings, practice on the balance beam, basically get a full workout disguised as play.
Stay hungry, stay healthy, be a gentleman, believe strongly in yourself and go beyond limitations.
I go the gym and I try to run on the treadmill and I listen to music but it doesn't motivate me enough. So I'm going to get a recording of a pack of wolves gaining on me. People would be like, 'Why is that guy crying on that treadmill over there?' 'I don't know, but he's been yelling, 'help' for like 20 minutes. He's getting a good workout.
Through the years, I have combined meditation, action, and the Iron into a single strength. I believe that when the body is strong, the mind thinks strong thoughts. Time spent away from the Iron makes my mind degenerate. I wallow in a thick depression. My body shuts down my mind.
It wasn't until my late twenties that I learned that by working out I had given myself a great gift. I learned that nothing good comes without work and a certain amount of pain. When I finish a set that leaves me shaking, I know more about myself. When something gets bad, I know it can't be as bad as that workout.