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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Don’t overlook these motivational quotes for athletes if you really want true motivation

100+ motivational quotes from sportsmen to help you win a losing game.

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Spry Motivator believes in building true motivation with help of motivational quotes and sayings. To build strong sports spirit in you, we are presenting motivational quotes by athletes doing fitness exercise, workout, running in morning gym, baseball, football, basketball players who exhibit positive teamwork. 


These motivational quotes by athletes are inspirational and path guides for not only those who are into sports or aspiring to be athletes or even an ordinary person who is seeking motivation in its life. These quotes have the trigger words to motivate the athletes instantly. It has been found in a study that all human beings actively read positive inspirational quotes whenever they are trounced by challenges in life. Here, I used the word ‘actively’ because they are actually imbibing some positive energy while reading positive work life quotes. I have already shared this finding in my post POWER OF BEST LIFE QUOTES


Motivational Quotes for Athletes 

You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.” - Herb Brooks

"The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important." - Bobby Knight


Motivational Quotes for Athletes


"A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning." - Billie Jean King

"Victory is in having done your best. If you've done your best, you've won." - Bill Bowerman

"I don't plan on being disappointed. We plan on being really good, and obviously we plan on winning." - Gregg Troy

"What keeps me going is not winning, but the quest for reaching potential in myself as a coach and my kids as divers. It's the pursuit of excellence." - Ron O'Brien

"I think sports gave me the first place where this awkward girl could feel comfortable in my own skin. I think that's true for a lot of women—sports gives you a part of your life where you can work at something and you look in the mirror and you like that person." - Teri McKeever

"You have to do something in your life that is honorable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself." - Larry Brown

"I have a rule on my team: When we talk to one another, we look each other right in the eye, because I think it's tough to lie to somebody. You give respect to somebody." -  Mike Krzyzewski 

"The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special." - Eddie Reese

"This team just wasn't good enough today, but they had the unity I always wanted. To have an American team like this has always been a dream of mine." - Bela Karolyi

"She's a fighter, and she does the long program well, so we'll see how it turns out. And in figure skating, it's never over until the fat lady sings." - Frank Carroll

Basketball Motivational Quotes 


"I have missed more than 9,ooo shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordon 


Basketball Motivational Quotes



"My attitude is that if you push me towards a weakness, I will turn that weakness into a strength." - Michael Jordon 

"I have failed many times, but I have never gone into a game expecting myself to fail.”Michael Jordan

“One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.”Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.”Larry Bird

“I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.”Larry Bird

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.”Tim Duncan

“Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers.”Magic Johnson


“If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!”Charles Barkley

“You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.”Jerry West

“Basketball doesn’t build character. It reveals it.” – Unknown

“What do do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, and forget it.”Dean Smith

“Your biggest opponent isn’t the other guy. It’s human nature.”Bobby Knight

“There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either IN or you’re OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.”Pat Riley

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”John Wooden

“Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.”Jim Valvano

Baseball Motivational Quotes


“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” Bo Jackson

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.”Tommy Lasorda


Baseball Motivational Quotes


“Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.” Lou Brock

“Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.”Ted Williams

“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.”Satchel Paige

“It ain’t over till it’s over.” Yogi Berra

“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

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” Babe Ruth

Football Motivational Quotes 


“One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it.”Knute Rockne


Football Motivational Quotes


“It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.”Paul “Bear” Bryant

“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

“Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.” Lou Holtz

“Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.”Mike Singletary

“If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.” Ronnie Lott

“If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?”Joe Namath

“I’ve learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.”Tom Landry

“The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.”Joe Paterno

“You’re never a loser until you quit trying.”Mike Ditka

“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” Vince Lombardi

The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”Vince Lombardi

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.”Jerry Rice

“The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” Pele

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, sacrifice and most of all, love for what you are doing or learning to do.” Pele

“If you only ever give 90% in training then you will only ever give 90% when it matters.”Michael Owen

“If a team wants to intimidate you physically and you let them, they’ve won.” Mia Hamm

“It is more difficult to stay on top than to get there.” Mia Hamm

“The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when no one else is watching.”Anson Dorrance

“If we perform as a unit and if every single player gives it his very best, everything can happen.” Oliver Kahn

“Everything is practice.” Bill Shankley

“I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” Mia Hamm

Motivational Quotes by Boxing Athletes


"A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.”Jack Dempsey

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.”Muhammad Ali


Motivational Quotes by Boxing Athletes


“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion.” Muhammad Ali

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”Muhammad Ali

“It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.”Evander Holyfield

Motivational Quotes by Hockey Athletes


"You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.”Wayne Gretzky

“The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day.” – Wayne Gretzky


Motivational Quotes by Hockey Athletes


“Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.” – Wayne Gretzky

“You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave–win or lose.”Gordie Howe

Motivational Quotes by Swimming Athletes


“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” – Matt Biondi


Motivational Quotes by Swimming Athletes


“If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.” – Mark Spitz

“The wisdom acquired with the passage of time is a useless gift unless you share it.” – Esther Williams


Motivational Quotes by Gymnastics


“Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.” – Jackie Joyner-Kersee


Motivational Quotes by Gymnastics


“A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.” – Mary Lou Retton

“You have to train your mind like you train your body.” – Bruce Jenner

“This ability to conquer oneself is no doubt the most precious of all things sports bestows.” – Olga Korbut

“Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.” – Mary Lou Retton

“It took me time to realize that the men who won Olympic gold medals in the decathlon are just men, just like me.” – Dan O’Brien

“Concentration is why some athletes are better than others. You develop that concentration in training and concentrate in a meet.” – Edwin Moses

Motivational Quotes by Running Athletes


“Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like muscles of the body.” – Lynn Jennings


Motivational Quotes by Running Athletes


“I know what I have to do, and I’m going to do whatever it takes. If I do it, I’ll come out a winner, and it doesn’t matter what anyone else does.” – Florence Griffith Joyner

“An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.” – Emil Zatopek

“To give any less than your best is to sacrifice a gift.” – Steve Prefontaine

“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” – Dean Karnazes

“It’s all about the journey, not the outcome.” – Carl Lewis

“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” – Wilma Rudolph

“When I race my mind is full of doubts – who will finish second, who will finish third?” – Noureddine Morceli

Motivational Quotes by Tennis Athletes


“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King


Motivational Quotes by Tennis Athletes


“What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.” – Andre Agassi

“You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits,  that is real joy.” – Arthur Ashe

“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.” – Venus Williams


Personal Positive Workout Motivational Quotes by Famous Sportsmen


“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” – Arnold Palmer (Professional golfer)


Personal Positive Workout Motivational Quotes by Famous Sportsmen


“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.” – Laird Hamilton (Professional Surfer)

“If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.” – Mario Andretti (Racing driver)

“To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.” – Picabo Street (Alpine ski racer)

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger (Professional bodybuilder)

“We must train hard. It’s not about denying a weakness may exist but about denying its right to persist.” – Vince McConnell (Personal coach)

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” – Fred Devito (Fitness trainer)
“Under pressure you can perform fifteen percent better or worse.” – Scott Hamilton (Figure skater)

“If you dream and you allow yourself to dream you can do anything.” – Clara Hughes (Cyclist and speed skater)

“Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.” – Sasha Cohen (figure skater)

“Competing at the highest level is the greatest test of one’s character.” – Russell Mark (Double trap clay target shooter and shooting coach)

“Success for an athlete follows many years of hard work and dedication.” – Michael Diamond (target shooter)

“Every time you sleep in, every time you miss a workout, you make it that much easier for me to beat you.” – Unknown

“If good luck exist, it is that which results from hard work and preparation.” – Unknown

“You can have results or you can have your excuses. You cannot have both.” – Unknown

“Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.” – Unknown

“The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else.” – Unknown

“Quitters never win, and winners never quit.” – Unknown

Best Motivational Sports Quotes for Athletes’ Inspiration 


“Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.”– Frank L. Gaines

“The man who has no imagination has no wings.” – Muhammad Ali

"Today, you have 100% of your life left."- Tom Landry

“A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.”– Mary Lou Retton

“Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.”– Jackie Joyner-Kersee

“The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.”– Ernie Banks

“I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.”– Bruce Jenner

“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

“One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it.”Knute Rockne

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” Billie Jean King

“It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.” – Evander Holyfield “Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.”Arnold Palmer

“The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” – Pele

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” – Fred Devito 


Best Motivational Sports Quotes for Athletes’ Inspiration


“Victory is in having done your best. If you’ve done your best, you’ve won.”Billy Bowerman

An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.”Emil Zatopek

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”   – Michael Jordan

“You might not be able to outthink, outmarket or outspend your competition, but you can outwork them.”Lou Holtz 

“I’ve failed over & over & over again in my life & that is why I succeed.”Michael Jordan

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”  “Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.”Babe Ruth

“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.”Michael Phelps

“Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.” – Wayne Gretzky

"Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit."Vince Lombardi

“Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” John Wooden

“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


Motivational Sports Quotes for Athletes


“What keeps me going is not winning, but the quest for reaching potential in myself as a coach and my kids as divers. It’s the pursuit of excellence.”Ron O’Brien

“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.” Ross Perot

“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.”Dan Gable

“The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special.” Eddie Resse

“Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.”William A. Ward

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” Muhammad Ali

“Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do…but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there. ”Venus Williams

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”Lance Armstrong


 

  
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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Does body building or weight loss motivation push you to sweat out in gym? Research finds the one to increase your attendance at gym!

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Generally, there are two kinds of people who join a gym. One, who wants to build his body by adding flesh and giving shape to body, and one who wants to lose weight by reducing excess flesh particularly belly fat. Body building motivation and weight loss motivation are two forces that drive these two kinds of people. But, it is possible, you might have some different motivation that works only for you. Anyways, whatever the reason is, in case you fail to maintain a decent attendance in a gym, you should search for a catalyst to give thrust to your motivation force.  

Recently, researchers from the university of Lincoln have published their study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, which reveals that people who are serious about health and fitness are also one who are sincere and punctual to their daily visits to the gym. This research has a new insight which revolves around a man’s body attitude and his conscious and non-conscious motivations for pushing him to a gym.  

Below is the findings of the research, which clearly demonstrates that health and fitness factor dominates over other factors for which people join a gym.

  • 60% - Health and fitness is the main reason for exercising. Weight loss is the major health priority.
  • 16% - Their appearance or amateur bodybuilding as their motivation
  • 8% - Training and competing in amateur bodybuilding is the driving factor.

Weight loss motivation being primary factor compels people to sweat in the gym or they feel bad about own body fat and risk to feel guilt and shame around others. Some people admit, they feel under pressure to exercise or work out regularly from people they know well.

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Research specialist Dr. Keatley advice to Coaches, trainers, and gym buddies, if they want to increase the attendance to the gym, they should identify the motivation and reasons for attendee's work out. People who worry about body fat are more likely to attend sporadically unplanned workouts. These fatty people are sometimes motivated by guilt, shame or pressure of peer and spontaneously join the gym. But, this motivation doesn’t live longer and they might discontinue anytime, so it is important to focus on positive feelings of outcomes and encouraging them to attain long term healthier change.

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Experts do warn people who are driven by competition and will to have an ideal body. These conceptions can hyper-motivate one to attend gym more regularly and do excess exercise than a body can bear. This can risk body and can be dangerous for wellbeing, moreover, it puts a pause to your routine exercise. So avoid an excess of anything, including work-out.

What is your motivation behind regular gym attendance? Please share your best practices in the comment box below.

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