“You want science and studies? Fuck you. I’ve got scars and blood and vomit.” Jim Wendler.
“The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when no one else is watching.” Mia Hamm.
“There are few things graven in stone except squat or you are a pussy.” Mark Rippetoe.
“Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general.” Mark Rippetoe.
“Accumulating injuries are the price we pay for the thrill of not having sat around on our asses.” Mark Rippetoe.
“The last three or four reps is what makes the muscles grow. This area of pain divides a champion from someone who is not a champion. That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they’ll go through the pain no matter what happens. I have no fear of fainting. I do squats until I fall over and pass out. So what? It’s not going to kill me. I wake up five minutes later and I’m OK. A lot of other athletes are afraid of this. So they don’t pass out. They don’t go on.” Arnold Schwarzenegger
“I am the viking!” Jon Pall Sigmarsson, RIP
“There is no point in being alive if you cannot do the deadlift.” Jon Pall Sigmarsson, RIP.
“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.” Henry Rollins
“How intense could you be? Can you be intense enough to pick this 500lbs off the floor? Are you intense enough to pick these 700lbs up? Squat down to the floor and stand back up? So what your eyes are bloodshot? So what your bones feel like snapping? What are you gonna do?” Kai Greene
“As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.” Mike Tyson.
“Most powerlifters share some common defects. As a whole for whatever reason, we punish, beat and torture ourselves beyond the limits of mind and body. It is our spirit that prevails. This defect of intelligence and sensibility pushes us on to the next level, makes us better and stronger. We all have lifted sick and badly hurt. When this subject comes up with normal people and other meatheads, we all have that prideful smile when we talk about lifting with a 100 degree temperature or a torn groin. Thank God therapy doesn’t work on us.” Kirk Karwoski
“I wouldn’t tell somebody they weren’t a powerlifter because they would only bench press or they only benched and deadlifted. But what the hell is wrong with squatting? What are you, afraid? I thought powerlifters were supposed to be big, tough guys, you know? Strap your cock on, leave your pussy at home, and put a bar on your back and bend your knees.” Kirk Karwoski
“Someone may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it.” Steve Prefontaine.
*”Work your muscles with your training until they are thoroughly fatigued and train each bodypart as frequently as you can and still recuperate from the exertion. Train as long as you can and as often as you can, keeping recuperation in mind. Pick a repetition scheme that your mental attitude and body can tolerate. Perform each and every movement with proper form, with no exaggeration in the performance and let the training poundages take care of themselves, and they WILL increase in time, providing you do not bounce, or cheat, or heave . . . you have nothing to lose but your mediocrity.” Anthony Ditillo.
*”What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn’t think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know.” Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“I dream, therefore I become.” Cheryl Renae