Biceps are like ornaments on a Christmas tree.— Ed Coan
Belligerent Sports Training quotations
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.
When people say God blessed me with a beautiful jump shot, it really pisses me off. I tell those people, 'Don't undermine the work I've put in every day.' Not some days. Every day.
There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out.
Karate is Budo and if Budo is removed from Karate it is nothing more than sport karate, show karate, or even fashion karate-the idea of training merely to be fashionable.
If you're in the penalty area and don't know what to do with the ball, put it in the net and we'll discuss the options later.
It's important that athletes can compete on a level playing field.
And youngsters coming into the sport can know that if they are working hard and training hard, they'll see a true reflection of where they stand and what they can achieve worldwide and not be swayed by people who are cheating.
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.
Sometimes, when we train, we simply have to go out to meet the Man with the Hammer
The interesting thing about coaching is that you have to trouble the comfortable, and comfort the troubled
I always tell beginning runners: Train your brain first.
It's much more important than your heart or legs.
In training, you listen to your body. In competition, you tell your body to shut up.
I don't know anything about luck, but that the harder I train, the luckier I get.
I succeed on my own personal motivation, dedication, and commitment.
My mindset is: If I'm not out there training, someone else is.
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.
I am not going to allow myself not to perform well just because I don't feel well. I am bulletproof to the extent that a lot of things can be thrown at me, but it's about how much I am prepared to let them affect me
Just remember, somewhere, a little Chinese girl is warming up with your max.
I told myself there was no way I was going to let this training go to waste.
It was my time, and I was ready to go.
Anyone can train hard. Do you have the discipline to recover?
Everyone is an athlete. The only difference is that some of us are in training, and some are not.
The more I practice, the luckier I get.
The most important thing to do is to set goals. Training is a waste of time if you don't have goals.
Training is what you are doing while your opponent is sleeping in.
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!
Boxer guys are very tough and they play a very tough game, but its a game.
Karate guys, tae kwon doe guys, kickboxers or judo guys, they are very tough guys and a lot of heart and a lot of training, but its very specifically as a sport. It's not a fight. A fight is everything goes.
Yes, winning the gold medal was undoubtedly the biggest day of my career - mostly because I won the way I had prepared to run it. It was a totally satisfying experience.
Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.
I swam the race like I trained to swim it.
It is not mathematical. I just let my body do it. It is a lot easier if you let your body do what it is trained for.
Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work.
I had to put in the time to get back. And it was a grind. It meant training and sweating every day. But I was completely committed to working out to prove to myself that I still could do it.
Learn from the past, prepare for the future, live in the present.
One man cannot make a team.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
People do what they think works for them, but the sport is about instinct, movement, balance, power... it's too animalistic to get rigid about your training.
My God given talent is my ability to stick with training longer than anybody else.
When you love to run and you train hard enough to really feel it, running is all about freedom. Also, I find that sharing the value of our sport is very important. When I think back on my life, it isn't the winning that I remember so much, it's the people who I met through running.