Our Top 10 Training Quotes to Motivate You!

December 12, 2016 2 min read

From Socrates to the US Navy Seals, Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Rocky Balboa, Bruce Lee, Lance Armstrong, Maurice Green, Rich Froning and Nike Co-Founder Bill Bowerman! Here is our list of our top 10 favourite training quotes:

10. "No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training...what a disgrace it is for someone to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable." Socrates - Greek philosopher

9. "To be number one, you have to train like you're number two." Maurice Green - Former 100m world record holder

8. "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 - Professional boxer

7. "I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again. And that is why I succeed." Michael Jordan - Professional basketball player

6. "Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, a hour, a day or even a year although eventually it will subside. If I quit however, that will last forever." Lance Armstrong (we all know the history here however we still love the quote)

5. "The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat." US Navy Seals

4. "I fear not the man who has practice 10,000 kicks one, but the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." Bruce Lee - Actor and martial artist

3. "In training you listen to your body. In competition, you tell your body to shut up." Rich Froning - 4 x CrossFit Games Champion

2. "There is no such thing as bad weather. Just soft people." Bill Bowerman - co-founder of Nike Inc

And our favourite (which is up on a poster in our offices);

1. "The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you get hit. It's about how hard you get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done." Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone).

 

 


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