40 Crossfit Quotes for Ultimate Motivation

Crossfit not only requires physical strength and stamina, one of the things which matters the most and differentiates a doer from the lazy couch potato is having the right mindset. A mindset which can get you through the tough lifts and challenges faced when performing something for the first time or when at a competition stage and thousands of eyes are on you. Quotes from the greatest minds about how to overcome challenges and have the right mindset is what is needed at those crucial stages. To help you achieve the right mental strength we have combined a list of 40 CrossFit quotes to help you overcome the greatest barriers on the battlefield. The only thing you need to do after reading these CrossFit quotes is getting yourself up from the couch and start working out until your body gives up. Because once you read these CrossFit quotes, your mind won’t give up at all!

When life knocks you down, do a burpee.


Work until your idols become your rivals.


Jerk it! Clean it! Squat it! Snatch it!


Ladies, if your handbag weighs more than the weights you lift, you’re not lifting heavy enough!


We are practicing not weightlifting but commitment. Commitment spawns success. Only by redoubling our efforts do we best succeed. Expecting success to motivate our efforts is the loser’s gambit.

Greg Glassman

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…These are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.


Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.


Stick to the basics and when you feel you have mastered them it’s time to start all over again, begin anew – again with the basics – this time paying closer attention.

Greg Glassman

It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up again.

Vince Lombardi

Typically the world’s best athletes are minimalists when it comes to their training. They work hard and fast with few exercises. They master the fundamentals and work with them for years. This is the secret that no one wants to hear.

Greg Glassman

Full effort is full victory.

Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir

When you’ve got purpose, everything becomes possible

Levis Pugh

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

Jim Ryun

Don’t stop when you are tired, stop when you are done.

Marilyn Monroe

Don’t wish for it! Work for it!


It’s hard to beat a person that never gives up.

Babe Ruth

The pain you feel today, will be the strength you feel tomorrow.


The world breaks everyone and afterward some are strong at the broken places

Ernest Hemingway

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. 

George Lorimer

Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.


Amazing bodies don’t just happen. It’s not something you’re born with. It’s something earned one day at a time.


Pain is temporary, pride is forever.


Stop beating yourself up! You are a work in progress, which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.


When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing better than a challenge.

Terry Bradshaw

It will hurt. It will take time. It will require dedication. It will require willpower. You will need to make healthy decisions. It requires sacrifice. You will need to push your body to its max. There will be temptation. But, I promise you, when you reach your goal, it’s worth it!


Set your goals high, and don’t stop until you get there.

Bo Jackson

It takes four weeks for you to notice your body changing, eight weeks for your friends, and twelve weeks for the rest of the world. Give it twelve weeks. Don’t Quit!


Most people never get far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.

William James

When you look in the mirror and see no change, even though you know you are doing the right things – keep the faith and know that you will get there in time, if you stay the course. That’s the difference between those who ultimately succeed and those who fail.


Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period

Lou Holtz

If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up.


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

Some quit due to slow progress; never grasping the fact that slow progress ….is progress.


Be strong when you are weak, brave when you are scared, and humble when you are victorious.

Michelle Moschetti

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

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

Michael Phelps

Hiding from your weakness is a recipe for incapacity and error.

Greg Glassman

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain

You have to fight through the bad days in order to earn the best days


Your biggest challenge is not someone else. It’s the ache in your lungs, the burning in your legs and the voice inside you that yells, ‘I can’t.’ But you do not listen. You just push harder. Then you hear that voice fade away and start to whisper, ‘I can.’ That’s the moment you discover that the person you thought you were is not a match for the person you really are.


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