25 Quotes to Get You Fired Up for Training

Getting in shape and staying motivated can be difficult for most of us, especially after many months without training due to Covid. Sometimes a good quote can get you fired up and refocused on your training. Here are 25 quotes to get you amped up and ready for the next training session.

#1: "In training, you listen to your body. In competition, you tell your body to shut up.”

-Rich Froning Jr., CrossFit Games champion 

(Strong Style Strength & Conditioning Class)

#2: “There comes a certain point in life when you have to stop blaming other people for how you feel or the misfortunes in your life. You can’t go through life obsessing about what might have been.”

-Hugh Jackman

(Strong Style BJJ)

#3: “I will sacrifice whatever is necessary to be the best.”

-J.J. Watt

#4: "You have to push past your perceived limits, push past that point you thought was as far as you can go.”

-Drew Brees

(Strong Style Strength & Conditioning Class)

#5: "I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was."

-Muhammad Ali

#6: “The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.”

-Vincent Lombardi 

(Strong Style Fighter Jerald Spohn - Lykoi)

#7: “The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else 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.”

-Arnold Schwarzenegger

(Strong Style Strength & Conditioning Class)

#8: “Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people.”

-Nido Qubein

(Drilling on the WestSide Barbell ATP)

#9: “There’s more to life than training, but training is what puts more in your life.”

-Brooks Kubik

#10: “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.”


(Strong Style Strength & Conditioning Class)

#11: “The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses, behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.”

-Muhammad Ali

#12: You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.

-Winston S. Churchill

(Strong Style Strength & Conditioning Class)

#13: “Just remember, somewhere, a little Chinese girl is warming up with your max.”

-Jim Conroy, Olympic Weightlifting Coach

#14: “Right now, your competition is training” 


(Strong Style Strength & Conditioning Class)

#15: “Don’t have $100.00 shoes and a 10 cent Squat”
-Louie Simmons

#16: “To be number one, you have to train like you’re number two”
-Maurice Green

#17: “A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs.”
-Joan Welsh

(Strong Style Strength & Conditioning Class)

#18: “Don’t ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.”


#19: “When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no ‘I’ll start tomorrow.’ Tomorrow is disease.”

-V.L. Allinear

(Coach Marcus Training Athletes)

#20: “Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”

-Edward Stanley

(Coach Marcus and Stipe Miocic training with the WestSide Barbell ATP)

#21: “Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general.”

-Mark Rippetoe

(Coach Alex and MMA Fighter Ben Willeford)

#22: "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."

-Mahatma Gandhi

(One of our dedicated members Deadlifting)

#23: "Not only are squats not bad for the knees, every legitimate research study on this subject has shown that squats improve knee stability and therefore help reduce the risk of injuries."

-Charles Poliquin

(Strong Style Strength & Conditioning Class)

#24: “I don’t eat for taste, I eat for function.”

-Jay Cutler 

(Core Training for MMA fighters)

#25: "I never think about losing."

-Lou Ferrigno

There are hundreds of badass quotes that you can live and train by. I want to challenge you to create a list of your top 10 quotes that will get you motivated. Good luck and have a great week in training!

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