New Bodybuilding Movie Sets the Stage for a New Era

Ask any bodybuilder if they have seen “Pumping Iron” and their response will probably be “Who hasn’t?”

I remember I was a teenager the first time I saw the film and it was truly one of the reasons I got started in bodybuilding in the first place. bodybuilding movie

Back in 1977, this independent documentary introduced the world of bodybuilding and became a huge box office hit creating an international sensation.

It launched one man’s multimillion dollar career, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and changed the sport of bodybuilding forever.
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Top 25 Bodybuilding Tips from the Legends in Bodybuilding

Top 25 Bodybuilding Tips

Could you use some helpful tips to improve your workouts and physique?

I’m sure you can, and what better way to help bodybuilders like you then to share my favorite bodybuilding tips from some of the legends in bodybuilding. bodybuilding tips

Below you will find my personal collection of golden nuggets from the industry’s top professional bodybuilders going all the way back to the Golden Era up to today’s top bodybuilding stars.

Now, without further ado, here they are:

  1. Ronnie Coleman. “Without letting your ego carry you away, go as heavy as your strength allows for the strict execution of each movement. Strict means no cheating on an exercise by calling secondary muscle groups into play. Your goal is to build the best physique your genetics will allow.”
  2. Franco Columbo. “Most gyms can be broken down into two segments. There are members who socialize and there are the champions. From the moment you enter the gym you should visualize what you are going to do.”
  3. Jay Cutler. “If you want to get big, you gotta learn to feel it. No exercise works if you don’t feel it in the muscle that you’re targeting. A lot of guys rely on mirrors to tell them whether or not an exercise is working, but that doesn’t make sense to me. I think about getting the ultimate contraction in the muscle I’m targeting and I don’t stop until I feel that.”
  4. Danny Padilla. “Visualize what you want to look like before a show and then come up with a plan to achieve that condition.”
  5. Dave Draper. “Be alert to the needs of your training partner and of the team. If your workout needs adjustment, talk about the changes. Share your attitudes and ideas, triumphs and injuries.”
  6. Lou Ferrigno. “Too many people are concerned with how much they can bench or how much they can squat or deadlift. You need to train like a bodybuilder, hitting all body parts equally, and know what your safety limit is. If you’re concerned about how much you can bench for one rep, go to a powerlifting competition.”
  7. Kevin Levrone. “I absolutely recommend an NO2 component for pre-workout. It warms up the machine and gets blood to the muscle. Just be careful you’re not buying garbage.”
  8. Rich Gaspari. “Training a muscle to failure is what’s going to make you basically build your body. Your body doesn’t know the weight. The body knows failure. And when you go to failure, it’s going to build up.”
  9. Kai Greene. “You make it more complicated when you start thinking we need to add more weight. The primary goal is not to lift weights. I’ll never be a weightlifter. A bodybuilder is primarily concerned with contracting his muscles.”
  10. Lee Haney. “As with all of my training, my motto for triceps is “Stimulate, don’t annihilate!” Arm muscles, in particular, are relatively small and, as such, can be easily over trained. The idea is to hit the muscles hard and fast, and then get out of the gym and enjoy your life.”
  11. Phil Heath. “You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. You don’t have to come up with any exotic movements if what you’re currently doing is working. The goal is to find out what works.”
  12. Dexter Jackson. “My motto has always been, to be better than the previous show.”
  13. Lee Labrada. “Always be learning. Believe me, if you aren’t continuously filling your mind with accurate and useful information to help you achieve your goals, all kinds of muck and garbage will “seep” into your brain and fill the void.”
  14. Ron Love. “Bodybuilding is like no other sport in the world. You got to be hardcore all the way.”
  15. Mike Mentzer. “It is the quality of the effort, not the quantity, which is responsible for growth stimulation. Don’t confuse training long with training hard. Training hard, intensely, is what is required to build muscle mass.”
  16. Sergio Oliva. “If you train hard, eat well with quality protein, and take a good vitamin and mineral, then you can achieve a good physique. And a good physique comes from about 45% of your genes, whereas the rest is from training.”
  17. Tom Platz. “After being taught sets and reps and working at it for a length of time you can’t paint by numbers anymore. It must come from within. Any artist has an emotional contact with their work. A true bodybuilder doesn’t just build muscle he creates muscle. You can’t be a robot.”
  18. Shawn Ray. “Changes in your physique will evolve not so much from your diet as from your training. What you do in the gym determines the quality of your separation, hardness and detail. Trust the mirror, not your diet chart. I look in the mirror after I’m done training, not after I’m done eating.”
  19. Arnold Schwarzenegger. “You’ll find, as I did, that building muscle builds you up in every part of your life. Bodybuilders who have to force themselves to go to the gym and work out will never achieve the kind of success possible for those who can’t wait to hit the gym and start pumping iron.”
  20. Larry Scott. “I really don’t believe there is one best training schedule. No matter how much you think you’ve designed the best system, your body will prove you wrong. It always figures it out and then you start to go stale so you have to change.”
  21. Branch Warren. “To become a great professional bodybuilder, you need to be dedicated, consistent and have the drive to want to compete. No matter what comes your way, you’ve got to be able to push past it and persevere. It’s all about reaching your goals.”
  22. Flex Wheeler. “For the average bodybuilder, I recommend balance in life, and to focus more on doing things that last and will make you and others you love happy.”
  23. Dennis Wolf. “Any muscle must recover fully between workouts to grow, and working biceps more often and with many sets is going to prevent most guys from seeing gains, the exact opposite of what they want.”
  24. Dorian Yates. “I was always meticulous about keeping a training diary, keeping records of my nutrition and everything I did so I could find exactly what worked for me. Nobody knows your body better than yourself.”
  25. Frank Zane. “Quality muscle takes time to develop, it’s better to add not more than 5 lbs of solid muscle a year by training and eating right than to gain 30-40 lbs of surplus tissue, much of which is fat and water retention.”

So there you have it: 25 of my favorite bodybuilding tips from the legends, all sharing their insights on how you can succeed in bodybuilding.

What other bodybuilding legends or superstars would you like to see in our next post?

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About the author

Marco CarbajoMarco Carbajo is a bodybuilder, entrepreneur, writer, author, speaker, trainer, and founder of Bodybuildingblogger.com, the premier online source for bodybuilders all over the world providing top level workouts, supplements, nutrition, news, resources, and motivation.

Pumping Iron Movie

Watch The Pumping Iron Movie

 

Ask any bodybuilder if they have seen “Pumping Iron” and their response will probably be “Who hasn’t?”pumping iron movie

I remember I was a teenager the first time I saw the film and it was truly one of the reasons I got started in bodybuilding in the first place.

Back in 1977, this independent documentary introduced the world of bodybuilding and became a huge box office hit creating an international sensation.

It launched one man’s multimillion dollar career and changed the sport of bodybuilding forever.

The Pumping Iron movie starring five-time Mr. Olympia, Arnold Schwarzenegger, followed him as he prepared to compete for his 6th title.

The movie focuses on the competition between Arnold Schwarzenegger and his biggest competitor for the title of Mr. Olympia, Lou Ferrigno.

Watching the film will truly inspire you and get your competitive juices flowing as you see Arnold and Lou train and battle it out onstage.

You’ll also get to see bodybuilders such as Franco Columbu and Mike Katz, as well as appearances by Ken Waller, Robby Robinson, Ed Corney, Serge Nubret, and other famous bodybuilders of the era.

This film is a classic and a must watch for every bodybuilder so sit back and enjoy the movie!

If you want to add the Pumping Iron Movie to your DVD library grab the Pumping Iron (25th Anniversary Special Edition) for only $5.98.

Ready to start pumping some serious iron? For workout tips, supplement strategies, customized diet plans, support and motivation submit your name and email below and receive an advanced FREE copy of “Your Bodybuilding Journey – How to Get the Body You Always Wanted” including a FREE Customized Muscle Mass & Ripped Supplement Stack Report ($297 value) =>

About the author

Marco CarbajoMarco Carbajo is a bodybuilder, entrepreneur, writer, author, speaker, trainer, and founder of Bodybuildingblogger.com, the premier online source for bodybuilders all over the world providing top level workouts, supplements, nutrition, news, resources, and motivation. He is author of “Your Bodybuilding Journey – How to Get the Body You Always Wanted.”

 

Top 25 Bodybuilding Motivational Quotes

Bodybuilding Motivational Quotes

 

Whether you’re bodybuilding to compete, stay fit, feel good, or just tBodybuilding motivational quotes o look fantastic, you can add power to your workouts when you use motivational triggers that fire you up.

Do you have a favorite song or speech that gets you going every time?

Is there a certain video that inspires you and motivates you to be your best?

Is it a picture of something or someone that drives you and fuels you to excel?

What about favorite bodybuilding quotes or sayings that touch your heart?

If you take a passive approach to bodybuilding, or anything else for that matter, it usually ends in failure so you got to keep yourself motivated.

To support you on your journey, I’ve assembled my top twenty five all time favorite bodybuilding motivational quotes. Enjoy!

  1. “Pain is weakness leaving the body”
  2.  “If you are going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a greater price.” ~ Wilkinson
  3. “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” ~ Van Gogh
  4. “Every time you stay out late; every time you sleep in; every time you miss a workout; every time you don’t give 100%… you make it that much easier for me to beat you.”
  5. “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” ~ Tim Duncan
  6. “You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self motivation.” ~ Homer Rice
  7. “Courage is endurance for one moment more…” ~ U.S. Marine Second Lieutenant
  8. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
  9. “Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.” ~ General Colin Powell
  10. “Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like muscles of the body.” ~ Lynn Jennings
  11. “Quitters never win, and winners never quit.”
  12.  “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” ~ Corinthians 10:31
  13. “There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don’t allow yourself to become one of them.” ~ James Allen
  14. “The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
  15.  “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” ~ Philippians 4:13
  16. “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” ~ Hickson
  17. “That which does not kill me makes me stronger” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  18. “You have to do what others won’t, to achieve what others don’t.”
  19. “The medals don’t mean anything and the glory doesn’t last. It’s all about your happiness. The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing.” ~ Jackie Joyner Kersee
  20. “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” ~ Eisenhower
  21.  “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
  22. “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” ~ General Colin Powell
  23.  “Bodybuilding is not a race it’s a marathon.”
  24.  “Train beyond the pain…and death is your only release” ~ Steve Michalik
  25. “The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they’ll go through the pain no matter what happens.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

There is only one simple rule to follow when you are confronted with any negative state of mind – re-motivate yourself!

Let these bodybuilding motivational quotes help you maintain a positive state of mind. You can achieve anything you set your mind to. Give 100% and you will receive 100%.

For workout tips, pro interviews, discount supplements, customized diet plans, support and motivation submit your name and email below plus pick up an advanced FREE copy of “Your Bodybuilding Journey – How to Get the Body You Always Wanted” including a FREE Customized Muscle Mass & Ripped Supplement Stack Report ($297 value) =>

About the author

Marco CarbajoMarco Carbajo is a bodybuilder, entrepreneur, writer, author, speaker, trainer, and founder of Bodybuildingblogger.com, the premier online source for bodybuilders all over the world providing top level workouts, supplements, nutrition, news, resources, and motivation.

Bodybuilding Motivational Video

bodybuilding motivational video

Learn the six rules of bodybuilding success from none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger.

This bodybuilding motivational video includes images of some of the greatest bodybuilders and will inspire you to take your training to the next level.

Remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets! ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

For workout tips, pro interviews, discount pro hormone and bodybuilding supplements, nutrition tips, support and motivation submit your name and email below to pick up an advanced FREE copy of “Your Bodybuilding Journey – How to Get the Body You Always Wanted” including a FREE Customized Muscle Mass & Ripped Supplement Stack Report ($297 value) =>