Top 10 Badass Workout Quotes to Get Your Head in the Game

Sometimes, gathering the motivation to hit the gym and lift to the max can be tough.

If you need some motivation to go alongside your workout playlist, here’s 10 of the most badass workout quotes that will definitely get your head in the game:

There's a direct correlation between positive energy & positive results in the physical form.

Joe Rogan, all-round badass and UFC commentator, reminds us that you get out exactly what you put in.

A lot of people give up just before they're about to make it. You know, you never know when that next obstacle is going to be the last one.

As the OG Chuck Norris aptly demonstrates, you have to keep your goals in sight, no matter how treacherous the hills are ahead of you. 

I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success. Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.

This hard-hitting quote comes from none other than the legendary Kobe Bryant, when he was a then five-time NBA championship winner. It’s another great reminder that success is a direct result of your grit.

Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.

Spoken by Muhammad Ali, the iconic world heavyweight champion, this quote doubles down on the fact that the fundamentals of mindset are more important than any gym workout.

There is no Magic Pill.

Uttered by the bodybuilding champion himself, Armand Schwarzenegger, this quote is important since it reinforces the truth: you have to feel the pain to build big. Don’t skimp, don’t use steroids, and stick with it through the burn to get real results.

You need to make good health a hobby.

Fitness and nutrition guru Jack Lalanne's words ring true for everyone. If you turn around your attitude to getting up, getting to the gym, and eating right, you'll never find it to be a grind.

If something stands between you and success, move it. Never be denied.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson certainly has the muscles to back up this assertion. Remember his words whenever you start to feel down or uninspired.

Half-reps may build your ego, but they also build half a physique.

Professional bodybuilding trainer and author Craig Cecil brings it home with the lesson that we are not our egos. Every fitness journey is a deeply personal pursuit, and while the results are eventually seen on the outside, the true strength is built in our dedication to ourselves.

Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.

According to Sylvester Stallone, it’s totally okay to fail from time to time. In fact, that might be a prerequisite for ultimate success, so don’t let your temporary tumbles keep you lying on the ground.

You can’t go through life obsessing about what might have been.

Hugh Jackman's important quote reminds us never to look back on our lives with regrets. If you didn't reach your physical peak when you're 18, no worries; hit your physical peak today and don't sweat the mistakes of the past or the missed opportunities.

For all the fluff and lip-service that exists in the workout quote realm, there’s one message that rings true for all of these champions: Hard work and persistence is always rewarded.

Challenging your physical and mental limits can often present new speed bumps on your journey, but overcoming them with your will and determination will always result in success.

Stay strong, warrior, and keep your head in the game!

Thanks for reading, 

Justin | MME Workout Contributor


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1 comment

  • I love this site; the message is always positive and supportive. At 63 I need all the good vibes I can get. Staying both mentally resilient and physically strong is important at any age; I always try to stay laser-focused — even if it is a work in progress! Keep up the excellent work. Ulfhadnar!

    Glen Lawlor (UK)

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