Even the most dedicated among us sometimes suffer from a lack of motivation. Here are some gym motivation quotes you can use to regain your focus should you find yourself struggling.
#1. Doing what people say you can’t do is one of life’s biggest pleasures.
#2. “If it jiggles, it’s fat.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
#3. Motivate the mind and your body will also become motivated.
#4. Success results from small efforts in the gym that are repeated day in and day out.
#5. Hard work beats lazy talent any day of the week.
#6. If you train like an athlete, eat like a nutritionist, and sleep like a baby, you will win like a champion.
#7. Don’t be afraid of moving slowly forward. Instead, be afraid of standing still.
#8. Fight through your bad days in order to earn some of the best days of your life.
#9. If it is important to you, you will find a way. If it’s not important, you will create an excuse.
#10. “Work hard in silence, let your success make the noise.” – Darian Yates.
#11. The miracle is not the fact that you finished. The miracle is that you had the courage to start in the first place.
#12. Rather than being afraid to fail, be scared of what will happen if you do not try.
#13. No one ever got in shape by thinking about it. You have to make time to get it done.
#14. If you are scared of being strong, you deserve to be a weakling.
#15. Champions are those who believe in themselves, even when no one around them does.
#16. Pay no attention to those who talk behind your back. There’s a reason they are behind you and not in front of you.
#17. When you think positive, positive things will happen in return.
#18. Winners train and losers complain.
#19. A winner is someone who never whines when the winning is done.
#20. Hard work and focus in the gym are two things that never go unnoticed.
#21. It’s better to work for something than to wish for it.
#22. No person has ever drowned in his or her own sweat.
#23. Willpower is not found, it is created.
#24. “A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t.” – Jack Dempsey
#25. “To be a champion, you must act like a champion.” – Lou Ferrigno
#26. Direction is better than speed – after all, there are a lot of people who seem to be going nowhere fast.
#27. “Biceps are like ornaments on a Christmas tree.” – Ed Coan.
#28. “Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general.” – Mark Rippetoe
#29. Excuses are useless, but positive results are priceless.
#30. “If you’re capable of sending a legible text message between sets, you probably aren’t working hard enough.” – Dave Tate
#31. “Discipline is doing what you hate to do, but nonetheless doing it like you love it.” – Mike Tyson
#32. Remain dedicated, you won’t achieve your goals overnight.
#33. Life consists of more than training, but training is what adds more to your life.
#34. I haven’t arrived yet, but I am closer to my goal than I was yesterday
#35. If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, it makes no difference whatsoever what the scales say.
#36. “If you think lifting weights is dangerous, try being weak. Being weak is dangerous.” – Bret Contreras
#37. A weightlifting routine that doesn’t challenge you is not effective enough to change you.
#38. Getting fit doesn’t require you to be better than someone else, only better than you used to be.
#39. “Sell yourself short on nutrition and you’re selling yourself short on maximizing your physique development.” – Ernie Taylor
#40. You should do something every day that scares you a little.
#41. Squats and life are a lot alike: both require you to stand up when something heavy is trying to keep you down.
#42. It isn’t over until you stop trying.
#43. It’s easy for people to doubt what you say, but they cannot doubt what they see you do.
#44. “There is no reason to be alive if you can’t do the deadlift.” – Jon Pall Sigmarsson
#45. “You can have results or excuses, not both.”- Arnold Schwarzenegger
#46. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi
#47. Your workout really starts whenever you feel like stopping.
#48. You can’t have strength without a struggle.
#49. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand
#50. The word “quit” is not in a champion’s vocabulary.
These gym motivation quotes will help spur your motivation on days when you do not feel like giving it your best. Refer to them often, and you are more likely to stay focused and on track.