84 Motivational Bodybuilding Quotes for Gym and Weightlifting

Here is a collection of the Motivational Bodybuilding Quotes for Gym and Weightlifting.

Bodybuilding is a discipline that requires utmost dedication and significant sacrifice, is the art of developing muscle mass through resistance training.

It can be a full-time commitment akin to a professional career or a personal pursuit at the gym. Both physically and mentally demanding, it’s a journey that often requires an extra boost of motivation.

Despite their often cheesy nature, motivational quotes can serve as catalysts for determination, inspiring us to push our boundaries during training.

These powerful bodybuilding quotes if engraved on water bottles or recited upon entering the gym, can be keys to motivation.


Bodybuilding cultivates confidence and fitness, transforming every stride into a ramp walk.

However, the ultimate motivation to train, workout and achieve body goals must come from within.

For those seeking encouragement to embark or continue on this journey, a selection of motivational bodybuilding quotes could provide the much needed inspiration.

Best Motivational Bodybuilding Quotes

Winners never quit and quitters never win. ~ Vince Lombardi.

Create a vision of who you want to be, and then live into that picture as if it were already true. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger.

You don’t find willpower, you create it. ~ Unknown.


There are no shortcuts – everything is reps, reps, reps. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger.


Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay its price. ~ Sun Tzu.

To be a champion, you must act like a champion. ~ Lou Ferrigno.

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. ~ Ayn Rand.

We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. ~ Jim Rohn.


I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was. ~ Muhammad Ali.

I didn’t want to just be a bodybuilding champion. I wanted to be the best bodybuilder of all time. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Famous Motivational Bodybuilding Quotes

The real workout starts when you want to stop. ~ Ronnie Coleman.

What you’re thinking is what you’re becoming. ~ Muhammad Ali.


The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. ~ Vince Lombardi.

Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom. ~ Jack LaLanne.

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. ~ Tim Notke.


Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. ~ Lance Armstrong.

Forget failure. Forget Mistakes. Forget Everything, except what you’re going to do now. And do it. ~ Lou Ferrigno.

The best project you’ll ever work on is you. ~ Sonny Franco.

Strength is the product of struggle. You must do what others don’t to achieve what others won’t. ~ Henry Rollins.


Winners do what they fear. ~ Franco Columbu.

A bodybuilder is a sculptor who carries with him his own material. ~ Serge Nubret.

If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse. ~ Ryan Blair.

Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you. ~ Ovid.


Bodybuilding isn’t 90 minutes in the gym. It’s a lifestyle. ~ Lee Priest.

Hard work and training. There’s no secret formula. ~ Ronnie Coleman.

Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated. ~ Unknown.

Don’t do your best, do whatever it takes. ~ Unknown.


The first and greatest victory is to conquer self. ~ Plato.

The real workout begins when you want to stop. ~ Unknown.

It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am. ~ Muhammad Ali.


Being weak is a choice, so is being strong. ~ Frank Zane.

Let go of toxic control, in order to regain healthy control. ~ Kayla Rose Kotecki.

Half-reps may build your ego but they also build half a physique. ~ Craig Cecil.

Top Motivational Bodybuilding Quotes

Discipline weighs ounces and regret weighs tons. ~ Jim Rohn.


Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of yours. ~ Flex Lewis.

I hated every minute of training, but I said, Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. ~ Muhammad Ali.

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. ~ Jim Rohn.

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. ~ Walter Bagehot.


Intensity builds immensity. ~ Kevin Levrone.

You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger.

You’re only one workout away from a good mood. ~ Unknown.

Discipline is built by consistently performing small acts of courage. ~ Robin Sharma.


It’s going to be hard, but hard doesn’t mean impossible. ~ Unknown.

It’s a lifestyle – train like there’s no finish line. ~ Unknown.

Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be. ~ Brett Hoebel.

That which does not kill me, makes me stronger. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche.


Trust yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Suffer the pain of self-discipline. Or suffer the pain of regret. ~ Jim Rohn.

The harder you work, the luckier you get. ~ Gary Player.

Discipline is the bridge between your bodybuilding goals and bodybuilding success. ~ Felicity Luckey.

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Inspiring Motivational Bodybuilding Quotes

The road to nowhere is paved with excuses. ~ Mark Bell.


Biceps are like ornaments on a Christmas tree. ~ Ed Coan.

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. ~ Jim Rohn.

If I want to be great I have to win the victory over myself…self-discipline. ~ Harry S. Truman.

Vision creates faith and faith creates willpower. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger.

There’s more to life than training, but training is what puts more in your life. ~ Brooks Kubik.


Work until your brain forgets and your body remembers. ~ Unknown.

Victory isn’t defined by wins and losses, it’s defined by effort. ~ Kai Greene.

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. ~ George Lorimer.

Don’t count the days, make the days count. ~ Muhammad Ali.

If you are going through hell, keep going. ~ Winston Churchill.


The pain you feel today is the strength you’ll feel tomorrow. ~ Unknown.

What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else and avoid trouble? ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Your mind is the strongest and most valuable muscle you can grow in the gym. ~ Greg Plitt.

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. ~ Vince Lombardi.


The psychological tools I’ve gained from bodybuilding will never atrophy. ~ Tom Platz.

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. ~ Steve Prefontaine.

Inspirational Motivational Bodybuilding Quotes

Make time for it. Just get it done. Nobody ever got strong by thinking about it. They did it. ~ Will Smith.

Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. ~ Calvin Coolidge.


Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general. ~ Mark Rippetoe.

It is never too late to be what you might have been. ~ George Eliot.

I don’t diet and exercise. I eat and train. ~ J.R. Rim.

Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself. ~ Usain Bolt.


If you have discipline, drive, determination, nothing is impossible. ~ Dana Linn Bailey.

Blood, sweat, and respect. The first two you give and the last one you earn. ~ Dwayne Johnson.

You have to go through the worst to get to the best. ~ Unknown.

Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. ~ Les Brown.

Slow progress is better than no progress. ~ Unknown.


If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. ~ Fred Devito.

Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you. ~ Unknown.

If you want to turn a vision into reality, you have to give 100% and never stop believing in your dream. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger.

There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don’t allow yourself to become one of them. ~ Ralph Marston.

Work until your idols become your rivals. ~ Unknown.

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. ~ Confucius.

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