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“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that girls who max out at four reps are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles. I believe in the power of a good lift.”

“The iron game is the only true happiness.”

“If you ain’t squattin’, you’ll be forgotten.”

“Easy weight, easy weight. Gimme two more.”


“The best thing to hold onto in life is a wide-grip lat pulldown bar.”

“Focus on your traps, and everything else will eventually fall into place.”

“Stop worrying about bulking up. Start worrying about showing up.”

“Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody want to lift heavy-ass weights.”


“If the bar ain’t bendin’, you’re just pretendin’.”

“Thursdays are leg days.”

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner, behind the burpee mile. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in keeping your goddamn legs straight during the deadlift.”

“Let’s get shredded.”

“Gossip in the parking lot. In here, shut the fuck up and train.”


“For attractive lips, lift heavy.

There is no such thing as over-training, just under-nutrition and under-sleeping.

For lovely eyes, lift heavy.

For a slim figure, try the elliptical machines with the other sheep. The rest of us are here to work.

For beautiful hair, lift heavy.

For poise, lift with the knowledge you’ll never lift alone. Find your spotter.

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

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; Never throw out anybody.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. You’ll need both for tricep dips.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in big arms and shoulders, which are particularly useful once you start squatting more than 375.”


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