Be comfortable being uncomfortable

On February 3, 2014 by Physical Culturist

the days you are most uncomfortable are the days you learn the most about yourself

6 Rules of Success by Arnold Schwarzenegger

On January 26, 2014 by Physical Culturist

6 Rules of Success by Arnold Schwarzenegger

1. Trust yourself

    Many young people are getting so much advice from their parents and from their teachers and from everyone. But what is most important is that you have to dig deep down, dig deep down and ask yourselves, who do you want to be? Not what, but who. Figure out for yourselves what makes you happy, no matter how crazy it may sound to other people.

2. Break the Rules

    Break the rules, not the law, but break the rules. It is impossible to be a maverick or a true original if you’re too well behaved and don’t want to break the rules. You have to think outside the box. That’s what I believe. After all, what is the point of being on this earth if all you want to do is be liked by everyone and avoid trouble?

3. Don’t Be Afraid to Fail

    Anything I’ve ever attempted, I was always willing to fail. So you can’t always win, but don’t afraid of making decisions. You can’t be paralysed by fear of failure or you will never push yourself. You keep pushing because you believe in yourself and in your vision and you know that it is the right thing to do, and success will come. So don’t be afraid to fail.

4. Don’t Listen to the Naysayers

    How many times have you heard that you can’t do this and you can’t do that and it’s never been done before? I love it when someone says that no one has ever done this before, because then when I do it that means that I’m the first one that has done it. So pay no attention to the people that say it can’t be done. I never listen to, “You can’t.” (Applause) I always listen to myself and say, “Yes, you can.”

5. Work Your Butt Off

    You never want to fail because you didn’t work hard enough. Mohammed Ali, one of my great heroes, had a great line in the 70’s when he was asked, “How many sit-ups do you do?” He said, “I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. When I feel pain, that’s when I start counting, because that’s when it really counts.” That’s what makes you a champion. No pain, no gain.

    But when you’re out there partying, horsing around, someone out there at the same time is working hard. Someone is getting smarter and someone is winning. Just remember that. Now, if you want to coast through life, don’t pay attention to any of those rules. But if you want to win, there is absolutely no way around hard, hard work. Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.

6. Give Back

    Whatever path that you take in your lives, you must always find time to give something back, something back to your community, give something back to your state or to your country.

Remember these 6 rules. Trust yourself, break some rules, don’t be afraid to fail, ignore the naysayers, work like hell, and give something back.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Commencement Address
University of Southern California
May 15, 2009

Serge Nubret

On January 24, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Bodybuilding is not just about physical training with weights to change how you look. It's about mind, body and spirit together in union so that everything grows, not just your muscles. - Serge Nubret


On January 17, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Intrinsic Motivation

On January 17, 2014 by Physical Culturist

What Is Life About?

On January 15, 2014 by Physical Culturist

life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

Buddha – Inward Calm Through Physical Strength

On January 7, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Gym motivation for bodybuilding, powerlifting, weightlifting, strongman, crossfit, wod, etc. Inward calm cannot be maintained unless physical strength is constantly and intelligently replenished. - Buddha

Thomas A. Edison – Being Busy

On January 3, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. - Thomas A. Edison

No Bench? No Problem!

On January 1, 2014 by Physical Culturist


wooden home made bench press outdoors

VIDEO: Lifting and Life – Follow Through

On December 31, 2013 by Physical Culturist

This is an absolutely amazing video! The words spoken in the video are truly inspiring, and apply to all aspects in life!

Video inspired by Mark Bell’s video entitled “Follow Through”. Mark, Zach Even-Esh, and Dave Tate give their insight on what it takes to find success. Savagery ensues as usual…

Song: Seed of Memory – Terry Reid

Bill Good Squats 650 lbs at Age 72

On December 31, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Age ain’t nothing but a number!

We’re All Different

On December 21, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Not everyone is a runner. Not everyone can do hours of yoga. Not everyone wants to lift weights. Not everyone wants abs. Not everyone aspires to be shredded. Not everyone wants to count calories. Not everyone wants to be vegan. Not everyone likes the gym. We’re all different. So stop worrying about what others will think, and just find what works for you. Not anyone else. YOU.

Invest In Yourself

On December 18, 2013 by Physical Culturist

your body will be around a lot longer than that expensive handbag. Invest in yourself.

You Are The Marble and The Sculptor

On December 13, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Man can not remake himself without suffering for he is both the marble and the sculptor

No Gym? No Problem! No Excuses!

On December 10, 2013 by Physical Culturist

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Success. Is Not Always What You See

On December 8, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Success. Is Not Always What You See

Wisdom Warrior – I Choose

On December 8, 2013 by Physical Culturist

wisdom warrior - I Choose

Why Not?

On December 8, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Get this on a t-shirt at our store! >>>

you ask me why i lift. i wonder why you don't

Henry David Thoreau

On December 8, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Henry David Thoreau quote

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On December 7, 2013 by Physical Culturist

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