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The worst program in the world, if you believe in it 100%, is better than a great program that you don’t believe in.

Lynn Jones


Strength is the adaptation that leads to all other adaptations that you really care about...

Charles Staley


Just when your body thinks it has all the answers, that's when you had better change the questions.

Louie Simmons, Westside Barbell


There are no bad exercises, only bad technique.

Dave Tate, Former Elite Powerlifter (930lb Squat, 610lb Bench, 740lbs Deadlift), and outspoken Westside Evangelist


I can tell you everything I know about weightlifting in 15 minutes. But it will take you 15 years to understand what I am talking about.

Joe Mills, Coach of the Central Falls Weightlifting Club in Rhode Island


Your body's like a piece of dynamite. You can tap it with a pencil all day, but you'll never explode. You hit it once with a hammer, BANG!

Get serious, do 40 hard minutes, not an hour and a half of nonsense.

Jason Statham, English actor, producer, martial artist, and former diver


What fits your busy schedule better, exercising one hour a day or being dead 24 hours a day?

Randy Glasbergen, Cartoonist


Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.

Edward Stanley, Earl of Derby (1826-93), British statesman. The Conduct of Life, address at Liverpool College, 20 Dec 1873.


Exercise and temperance can preserve something of our early strength even in old age.

Cicero (106 BC-43 BC) Roman orator and statesman. An Old Age, X.


Bicycling is the nearest approximation I know to the flight of the birds.

Louis J Helle, Jr, Spring in Washington


Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy, you don't need it: if you are sick you shouldn't take it.

Henry Ford (1863-1947), US industrialist.


Whenever I feel like exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes.

Robert M Hutchins (1899-1977), US educator.


Exercise is a journey, not a destination. It must be continued for the rest of your life.

We do not stop exercising because we grow old - we grow old because we stop exercising.

Dr. Kenneth Cooper, Cooper Institute.


Physical fitness is not only one of the most important key to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.

John F Kennedy (1917-63), 35th President of USA


The Greeks understood that mind and body must develop in harmonious proportions to produce a creative intelligence. And so did the most brilliant intelligence of our earliest days - Thomas Jefferson - when he said, not less than two hours a day should be devoted to exercise. If the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence, was Secretary of State, and twice President, could give it two hours, our children can give it ten or fifteen minutes.

John F Kennedy, Address to the National Football Foundations, 5 Dec 1961


Fat people who want to reduce should take their exercise on an empty stomach and sit down to their food out of breath.... Thin people who want to get fat should do exactly the opposite and never take exercise on an empty stomach.

Hippocrates (c 460 BC-c. 377. BC), Greek physician. A Regimen for Health, IV.


Patients should have rest, food, fresh air, and exercise - the quadrangle of health.

William Osler (1849-1919), Canadian physician. Sir William Osler: Aphorism, Ch. 3 (William B. Bean).


In spite of all the cost of living, it's still popular.

Kathleen Norris


The health of nations is more important than the wealth of nations.

Will Durant


Genes load the gun, but environment pulls the trigger.

Dr David Herber, Director, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition


Obviously, you can't change your genes, but you can give them a damn good run for their money.

Unknown Author


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