“To me, sweat is workout bliss.”

Brooke Burke

“When it comes to sticking to your resolutions, research has shown that ‘action-oriented’ resolutions have a better chance of being upheld than ‘idea-oriented.’ For example, a resolution to lose weight is really only an idea with nothing actionable to do. However, sticking with that goal in mind, you could make the resolution action-oriented by saying ‘get up 30 minutes earlier every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and do a 20-minute workout at home before work.’ Now you have an actionable path on how to achieve your goal.”

Brett Hoebel

“It’s the cross-training that’s key. It doesn’t let your body adapt to one stimulus too much and it keeps your workouts exciting.”

Brett Hoebel

“If your legs are strong it definitely gives you an advantage coming down hill. As far as specific workouts go, I get a kick out of sled pulls and driving the sled. I put a couple of 45 pound weights on it and just go until I can’t feel my VMO muscles (Vastus Medialis Oblique.) That’s the muscle right next to your knee, on the inside.”

Brandon Spikes

“Like any good drug, anger can mask all reality. But anger is not an easy emotion to call up on demand, which is why an enemy is so wonderful. You’re tired. Didn’t sleep well. You have zero energy. Then you get lucky. You pull into the boathouse parking lot and see your favorite enemy. Celebrate. Your workout is saved. One look at that chowderhead can put you into the angerzone. As you turn off your car, you can feel your whole physical being change. Respiration increases. The dull look on your face is magically transformed into the power-stare of a true rowing warriot.”

 

Brad Alan Lewis

“Live Foods and Exercise = Good Health and Happiness. Make eating the right foods and daily workouts a top priority.”

 

Bradford Winters

“A great start to the perfect day – a world-class workout at the gym… It’s hard to feel miserable after a great workout.”

 

Bradford Winters

“After hooking up the fuel line and pumping a little gasoline through the hose, I prepared for a workout on the ‘coach’s ergometer’.”

 

Brad Alan Lewis

“Like any good drug, anger can mask all reality. But anger is not an easy emotion to call up on demand, which is why an enemy is so wonderful. You’re tired. Didn’t sleep well. You have zero energy. Then you get lucky. You pull into the boathouse parking lot and see your favorite enemy. Celebrate. Your workout is saved. One look at that chowderhead can put you into the angerzone. As you turn off your car, you can feel your whole physical being change. Respiration increases. The dull look on your face is magically transformed into the power-stare of a true rowing warriot.”

 

Brad Alan Lewis

“I think if people value democracy, they had damn well better get out and exercise their right to vote while their vote still means something.”

 

Bob Weir

“When I was first introduced to CrossFit, I found it to be the hardest workout that I’d ever done. It wiped the floor with me, and I fell in love with it immediately. The results that I have seen in my strength and physicality have been unparalleled to any other things I have ever done in my more than 20 years in the fitness business.”

 

Bob Harper

“A buddy will keep you honest and add a dimension of fun to your workout.”

 

Bill Toomey

“The bench press per se is not a risky exercise. When done right, it can help improve upper body strength and size. It’s only when form takes a back seat to numbers and when it’s grossly overtrained that problems result. Injuries occur in the shoulders and elbows when the bench press is overtrained, poor technique is used, such as rebounding the bar off the chest and bridging, no other exercises for the upper body are included in the program, and there are no core exercises done for the upper back. Quite often, it’s a combination all these factors.”

 

Bill Starr

“If I wanted to get my arms as big as I could possibly get them, I would probably do around 20 sets of 4 exercises and 5 sets each for the triceps and 20 sets for the biceps per workout 3 times a week. That would be around 60 sets of triceps and 60 sets of biceps work per week. I would keep the reps between 6 and 8 and I would do all basic movements where I’d handle as heavy a weight as possible. I’d consume nutritious food that had calories in and just flat out eat!”

 

Bill Pearl

“And what I’m telling you now is not for you to go out and try the same ways I try, or not to even try my technique. Just put it to your personality, put it to yourself, and you develop your workout. Cause those books and things, those are other people’s gimmicks and hypes. Build your own gimmick and hype, and that’ll make you a better powerlifter. Not just doin’ it like James does it, cause if you try to fly off the building like superman you’ll be out there in the middle of the street.”

Big James Henderson

“Besides surfing, I play tennis, volleyball, I swim, I run hills, or I do high-intensity, high-interval workouts. I’m up at 5 A.M. every day.”

 

Bethany Hamilton

“The training gave me the building blocks to get through it. A production of that scale, in a theater that big, you are going to struggle to keep your voice at first-run perfectness. All that work I did – the pull-ups and pushups – helped keep my body fit. Hamlet, the show, is a cardiovascular workout of about three hours, never mind the mental, soul-crushing element of it.”

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

“I’ve gone on workout regimes, but I seem to have a system that is very resistant to changing.”

 

Ben Whishaw

“Most families had four, five brothers. But because it was just me and Darryl, we had to be twice as strong.”

 

Barry White