Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees has been competing at a high level for 21-plus season due to his work ethic and dedication to his sport.
This week’s Motivational Quote of the Week comes from another athlete who once stood at the top of their sport. New York Yankees Shortstop Derek Jeter has been an inspiration to a lot of athletes ever since he got drafted in 1992 straight out of high school.
For 21-plus years, Jeter has been the definition of hard-work in Major League Baseball, especially as he began to hit the later stages of his career. Therefore, at his age, this week’s quote should be taken to those in any sport at anything point of their career.
“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter
For those starting off in any sport, whether it is in the gym or on the field, it is hard work and dedication to the practice that will get you where you want to go. For those that have been around for a while, this mindset will keep you at the top of your game for as long as your body can handle the physical demand.
Everyone needs to take this quote to heart. It applies to everyone in every field. Just think about this next time you see someone with more ability than you. Be the one that outworks them on the court or in the weight room next time you see them. Let them judge you on your work ethic if it is not your talent.
After winning eight straight Mr. Olympia in his career, Ronnie Coleman decided to share his knowledge with Jay Cutler and the rest of the weight lifting community with his words of motivation.
This week’s Motivational Quote of the Week does not need much explanation. An eight-time Mr. Olympia Champion, Ronnie Coleman needs no introduction.
One of only two people to win eight in a row (Lee Haney also did it), Coleman knows exactly what he is talking about when it comes to anything in the weight room. His successor, Jay Cutler, appeared to have learned from Coleman on his way to four Mr. Olympia titles as well.
“Hard work and training. There’s no secret formula. I lift heavy, work hard and aim to be the best.” – Ronnie Coleman
That is all it takes if you ask Coleman. Honestly, it seems to be plain and simple. If every person is able to put this attitude to the weight room, and life itself, their training could become that much better and results will follow.
This week’s Motivational Quote of the Week comes from another familiar face in the IFBB. Mr. Kai Greene, the runner-up in the 2013 Mr. Olympia, has achieved it all in his career (but winning Mr. Olympia).
Kai Greene has almost done it all in his career. Coming in second in the 2013 Mr. Olympia was his best finish in the big-show to date.
His victories include the Arnold Classic, the New York Pro, EVL’s Prague Pro, and several others. But his dreams are what got him there.
“Your dreams are always going to be the most important to you than they will be to anybody else. So keep dreaming, keep believing, keep pressing forward. So all those warriors out there – be encouraged” – Kai Greene
Even when you have achieved a lot in your career or in the weight room, you have to be willing to strive for more or it means nothing. He wants all of his fans to do just that, “keep dreaming and keep believing.”
Tell us about your dreams that you worked so hard to do. Share your success with the Trial and Lift community.
Sylvester Stallone has continued to keep his body in the best shape. As seen above, two separate movies from different decades, and he still has the body many of us would dream of obtaining.
This week’s quote comes from one of the greatest action actors across several decades, Sylvester Stallone.
It takes an amazing physic and attitude to play the likes of Rambo, Rocky, and, most recently, Barney Ross in The Expendables. While he is certainly not the 30-year-old monster he was when Rocky came out, the 67-year-old Stallone still has kept his body in prime shape.
“If you don’t have a mountain, build one and then climb it. And after you climb it, build another one; otherwise you start to flatline in your life.” – Sylvester Stallone
Simply stated. Stallone never let his body settle for average. Even at his age, he continued to strive for better. Personally, I think there are more lines on his body now than when he was in Rocky. That is a man who knows how to take care of himself and he did not let time, or age, get the best of him.
With last week’s passing of the founder of the IFBB, I found it fitting for this week’s quote to come from one of his many proteges.
Arnold in his prime
“It’s simple, if it jiggles, it’s fat.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
While there is nothing extremely motivating about this quote, I believe it gets the point across.
I’ll admit, I have that jiggle and I plan on getting rid of it. This quote can help me, and help any other person, get rid of that jiggle.
Arnold is a man that knows what he is talking about when it comes to bodybuilding and weight lifting. With his size, I do not know the number, but he HAD to have only a small amount of body fat. Thus, he can say this quote without being criticized.
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