quote by Bob Hope

You know you've reached middle age when your weightlifting consists merely of standing up.

— Bob Hope

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Biological possibility and desire are not the same as biological need.

Women have childbearing equipment. For them to choose not to use the equipment is no more blocking what is instinctive than it is for a man who, muscles or no, chooses not to be a weightlifter.


I don't do this to be healthy, I do this to get big muscles.

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I don’t believe for a second that weightlifting is a sport.

They pick up a heavy thing and put it down again. To me, that’s indecision.

The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow.

As soon as I discovered weightlifting, all I wanted to do - my plan in life - was to work out, lay on the beach, and get high... smoke dope. And that's really what I'm doing.


Thinking is like exercise, it requires consistency and rigor.

Like barbells in a weightlifting room, the classics force us to either put them down or exert our minds. They require us to think.

What Sri Chinmoy has done in his weightlifting is an absolute miracle.

He is a man of unique strength, a spiritual man exemplifying mind over matter. He is not merely lifting a dumbbell – he is trying to lift the attitude of the world.

Power should be reserved for weightlifting and boats, and leadership really involves responsibility.

That's the same in college. It's the same in high school. Kids are getting bigger, stronger, faster, more into the weightlifting, more into nutrition, more into size.

In my weightlifting I am trying to show that if you pray and meditate, you can bring to the fore your inner strength. Now, if somebody is really inwardly strong, he is always at peace.


I work out four days a week in the off-season, and in the warm, running weather months, I do five days. A push/pull regime of weightlifting, cycling, and the occasional Saturday or Sunday run with my oldest son, even if it's cold out.

I couldn't get as big as a bodybuilder.

I tried to put on as much weight in the right places as I could. My weightlifting was impressive for me, but not for some of the guys I see down at the gym.

I had a classic gym teacher in junior high who wore a weightlifter's belt all the time.

The chief difference between big-game fishing and weightlifting is that weightlifters never clutter up their library walls with stuffed barbells

Sri Chinmoy is truly unique and special.

He has rediscovered the lost art of special strength feats and weightlifting. He has got the biggest, heaviest calf machine in the world. It is a miracle that this man can even support this kind of weight. He is really an inspiration to me.


Well, I work out three to four times a week, in a gym, which - thank God - is right in my building here in New York City. It's in the Reebok building, and it's got every kind of weightlifting equipment you can imagine, spread out over six floors, plus basketball courts and everything else. And because it's right in the building, there's no excuse.

Compared to the challenges or raising an autistic child, weightlifting is a relief.

I enjoy pumping iron, but I do try and get the yoga, 'cause it's a nice balance to the weightlifting.

I never said I was a weightlifter. I never said I was trained. I'm not a personal trainer. I just enjoy working out. So sometimes I feel like, do I have to write a disclaimer? Like, disclaimer: "I'm not a trainer."

My support system, in my surgeon, my P.

T., my pilates, my weightlifting, everything that I'm doing to make my body and my mind stronger is just, you know, has been on point. So I feel very prepared for the journey to qualify, and the journey to wear the gold medal.


I take exercise for each part of the body: arms, legs, back and whatever muscles are required to keep the body fit. I do at least 20 different exercises daily for my upper and lower body. Then I come here every morning to do calf raises and play tennis. If there is time in the afternoon, I play tennis again. At least three hours I spend on weightlifting and bodybuilding.

I do not compete with anybody else; I compete only with myself. You saw my capacity a few minutes ago. Now I am competing with myself. When I do weightlifting, my body is my world. If I can improve myself, if I can go beyond my previous achievements, then that is my goal. My own previous record is always what I am competing with.

Prayer and meditation are my inner secret and my outer secret.

My muscles are next to nothing compared to the muscles of the professional bodybuilders and weightlifters. It is because of the strength of my prayer-life and meditation-life that I am able to accomplish these feats of strength.

Inspiration is a divine element inside our life.

When we are inspired, we try to climb up the Himalayas. When we are inspired, we try to swim the English Channel. When we are in spired, we go from one country to another country to inspire people and to be inspired by them. I feel that when we inspire humanity, we automatically become good citizens of the world. This is my philosophy. My weightlifting feats I have done solely to inspire humanity.

I don't believe that prayers actually change God's mind - if there is a God - but I liked praying for people in need. It was like moral weightlifting. I tend to be self-obsessed, and it was nice to get out of my brain once in a while.


The weightlifting competition I saw was the women's 63 kg class.

I'm not sure whether this means the actual women weighed 63 kg or the weights they lifted weighed 63 kg. Or possibly the temperature in the weightlifting hall was 63 kg. There's no way to know for sure without finding out what a "kg" is, and my belief, as an American, is that if I have to start understanding the metric system, then the terrorists have won.

Yes, in baseball when the team stinks, you fire the manager.

But you don't fire him because it rains. And you don't let the opposing team choose a new manager for you. And you don't fire him between innings. And replace him with a Viennese weightlifter.

Compared to the challenges or raising an autistic child, weightlifting is a relief.

I was more of a weightlifter.

For years I was doing the excruciating weightlifting of writing scripts - but then I stayed thin and someone else got all the muscles.


The reason I have entered into bodybuilding and weightlifting is to inspire everybody to pray and meditate so they can bring to the fore their own inner strength. If everybody brings to the fore his own inner strength, the world will eventually be inundated with peace.

I'll never be a weightlifter.