65 Squat Quotes On Success In Life

These squat quotes will inspire you. A squat is a strength exercise in which the trainee lowers their hips from a standing position and then stands back up.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging squat quotes, squat sayings, and squat proverbs.

Best Squat Quotes

  1. “There is simply no other exercise, and certainly no machine, that produces the level of central nervous system activity, improved balance and coordination, skeletal loading and bone density enhancement, muscular stimulation and growth, connective tissue stress and strength, psychological demand, and toughness, and overall systemic conditioning than the correctly performed full squat.” ~ Mark Rippetoe
  2. “I couldn’t live a week without a private library – indeed, I’d part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I’d let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.” ~ H. P. Lovecraft
  3. “INTENTIONS – ACTION = SQUAT” ~ James Hunter
  4. “I only judge people by the depth of their squat.” ~ Dan John
  5. “When life hands you lemons – SQUAT! Squats make everything better. And if squats don’t, bacon will” ~ Anna Lee

  6. “There is simply no other exercise, and certainly no machine, that produces the level of muscular stimulation and growth than the correctly performed full squat.” ~ Mark Rippetoe
  7. “The full-range-of-motion exercise known as the squat is the single most useful exercise in the weight room, and our most valuable tool for building strength, power, and size.” ~ Mark Rippetoe
  8. “On the Internet, everyone squats. In real life, the squat rack is always empty. You figure out what this means.” ~ Steve Shaw
  9. “On resting in between reps: It varies with the length of the set. 5s or fewer get a breath to reset. Longer sets might take 2 breaths. During the last few reps of a true 20RM squat, just do what Jesus tells you. Trust me, if you do an honest 20 rep program, at some point Jesus will talk to you. On the last day of the program, he asked if he could work in.” ~ Mark Rippetoe
  10. “I like all my children, even the squat and ugly ones.” ~ Howard Nemerov

  11. “Don’t squat with your spurs on.” ~ Will Rogers
  12. “It is the part of cowardliness, and not of virtue, to seek to squat itself in some hollow lurking hole, or to hide herself under some massive tomb, thereby to shun the strokes of fortune.” ~ Michel de Montaigne
  13. “You get as big as possible from becoming as strong as possible. When I started lifting I went into the gym with that ‘how much can I bench, curl, squat, and deadlift?’ attitude. That’s when I discovered how fast my strength could increase, and it made me crazy intense to get even stronger.” ~ Kevin Levrone , Squat quotes gym
  14. “The full squat is a perfectly natural position for the leg to occupy. That’s why there is a joint in the middle of it, and why humans have been occupying this position, both unloaded and loaded, for millions of years. Much longer, in fact, than quasi-intellect dual morons have been telling us that it’s ‘bad’ for the knees.” ~ Mark Rippetoe
  15. “There are few things graven in stone, except that you have to squat or you’re a pussy.” ~ Mark Rippetoe

  16. “Once you can squat with 180 kilograms, your arms and shoulders will come along much more receptively…If you want big arms and shoulders, your first priority is to be sure that your leg/hip/back structure is growing and becoming powerful” ~ Stuart McRobert , Squat quotes leg day
  17. “Some people like to live without too much risk. They’re satisfied leading a safe existence. This attitude of caution infiltrates into their goals. Every successful athlete – or businessperson – enjoys taking calculated risks. You have to. Especially in the gym when you’re squatting 500 for reps and you can’t get one more but grunt out ten. Your nose starts bleeding, you fall into the rack and that’s set one.” ~ Tom Platz
  18. “If you want to humble an empire it makes sense to maim its cathedrals. They are symbols of its faith, and when they crumple and burn, it tells us we are not so powerful and we can’t be safe. The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, planted at the base of Manhattan island with the Statue of Liberty as their sentry, and the Pentagon, a squat, concrete fort on the banks of the Potomac, are the sanctuaries of money and power that our enemies may imagine define us. But that assumes our faith rests on what we can buy and build, and that has never been America’s true God.” ~ Nancy Gibbs
  19. “To be loved, you have to be nice to people, every day. But to be hated, you don’t have to do squat!” ~ Homer
  20. “Movies without meaningful dialogue play well all over the world. The Apostle is probably the best movie of the year, but it won’t do squat in Korea.” ~ Robert Benton

  21. “Unexpressed good thoughts aren’t worth squat!” ~ Ken Blanchard
  22. “My mom passed away at 41 from diabetes. And I’m 42, thank you. I didn’t want to do that to my son. So any time I was at the gym, that thing that helped me do that last squat was my son calling some other woman mommy. And that would just give me that extra oomph to do that last squat. I want to be around for him.” ~ Sherri Shepherd
  23. “For Cambridge people rarely smile, Being urban, squat, and packed with guile.” ~ Rupert Brooke
  24. “How intense could you be? Can you be intense enough to pick this 500Lbs off the floor? Are you intense enough to pick this 700Lbs up? Squat down to the floor and stand back up? So what if your eyes are bloodshot! So what if your bones feel like snapping! WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO!” ~ Kai Greene
  25. “Squats are a form of torture designed by people who don’t need to do squats in the first place” ~ Nora Roberts

  26. “When I was younger, my coach, Liang Chow, made all the decisions. I would go to the gym for practice, do exactly what Chow told me to do, go home, come back and start all over again. If Chow told me to do 50 squat jumps, I did 50 squat jumps.” ~ Shawn Johnson
  27. “I can teach idiots to squat in ten minutes.” ~ Mark Rippetoe
  28. “The Packers have lots of owners nobody knows instead of one owner who doesn’t know squat.” ~ Jim McMahon
  29. “I had a guy come up to me once in the gym when I’m training arms and tell me that I should do curls this way. I looked at his arms and they were about fifteen inches. That would be like me walking up to Tom Platz and telling him how to squat!” ~ Lee Priest
  30. “You know what, we don’t know diddley squat about brains and no one has a clue how these things work, so don’t believe what anyone tells you.” ~ Jeff Hawkins

  31. “Independence is a complex word in a foreign tongue. To resist occupation, whether you’re a nation or merely a woman, you must understand the language of your enemy. Conquest and liberation and democrac and divorce are words that mean squat, basically, when you have hungry children and clothes to get out on the line and it looks like rain.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver
  32. “If you use big words, no one will know you aren’t doing jack squat.” ~ Stephen Colbert
  33. “If you accuse me of being on drugs because I’m very focused on what I do because I’m very serious, because I’m very hungry, because I can squat 800 lbs because I can bench 500 lbs because I can press 315 behind my neck, and if these things don’t fit under what you consider to be natural, then I don’t want to be a natural. I don’t want to be what you depict as a natural. I want to define myself for me.” ~ Kai Greene
  34. “We are all our own graveyards, I believe; we squat amongst the tombs of the people we were. If we’re healthy, every day is a celebration, a Day of the Dead, in which we give thanks for the lives that we lived, and if we are neurotic we brood and mourn and wish that the past was still present.” ~ Clive Barker
  35. “You’re not challenging anyone else but yourself. I’d like to have a 300-pound bench, 500-pound deadlift, and a 400-pound squat.” ~ Aaron Tippin

  36. “People took such awful chances with chemicals and their bodies because they wanted the quality of their lives to improve. They lived in ugly places where there were only ugly things to do. They didn’t own doodley-squat, so they couldn’t improve their surroundings. so they did their best to make their insides beautiful instead.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut
  37. “If you were to sit me down in a classroom, with fluorescent lights humming and some woman trying to teach me Italian, there’s no way. But scream goes to Italy, we stay in a squat, and the only way you can ask someone where to take a piss is to do it in Italian. So I learned Italian.” ~ Dave Grohl
  38. “When a female character sets herself on fire in an effort to interrupt her culture’s violent abuse of disenfranchised people, or physically tortures and punishes her guardian rapist, or picks up a gun and fights back in ways that make her not pretty, or aggressively rejects her role as the object of desire, or even when she waddles off into the woods to squat and have a baby without the safety and expertise of hospitals and doctors, these are the kinds of violences and stories we can learn from.” ~ Lidia Yuknavitch
  39. “Why should I let the toad work Squat on my life? Can’t I use my wit as a pitchfork And drive the brute off? Six days of the week it soils With its sickening poison– Just for paying a few bills! That’s out of proportion.” ~ Philip Larkin
  40. “I can tell you squat about Islam. I don’t know anything about it. But I know a goddamn lot about al Qaeda and I want them all to burn in hell.” ~ Frank Miller

  41. “I don’t necessarily need 400 pounds on my back in the squat rack, and then take a picture of myself and send it out to my Twitter followers, ‘Part of the 400-pound club today.'” ~ Ryan Reynolds
  42. “I just find it funny what people will comment on, I try to not pay that much attention to it, but the crazy part is that if I’m doing a squat and I have an action photo, they’re like, “Oh your form is off!” And I’m like, are you kidding? I’m still at the gym and you’re not!” ~ Khloe Kardashian
  43. “Of course, I had a crush on Princess Leia. I really wanted to ask her out, back to my place, or something. But at the time, I was living in a squat on Fitzroy Road in Primrose Hill. It was pretty derelict. So what was I going do? Ask her to come back with me and watch me catch mice?” ~ John Ratzenberger
  44. “Humour is but the faint terrestrial echo of the hideous laughter of the blind mad gods that squat leeringly and sardonically in caverns beyond the Milky Way. It is a hollow thing, sweet on the outside, but filled with the pathos of fruitless aspiration.” ~ H. P. Lovecraft
  45. “I prefer my music. I’m more of a one-nighter kind of person than to do a squat-down job for three months or whatever.” ~ Dolly Parton

  46. “I reveled in the smallness, the coziness of an upstairs bedroom in a traditional American Cape Cod house the half-floor that forces you to duck, to feel small and naive again, ready for anything, dying for love, your body a chimney filled with odd, black smoke. These square, squat, awkward rooms are like a fifty-square-foot paean to teenage-hood, to ripeness, to the first and last taste of youth.” ~ Gary Shteyngart
  47. “There is one distinctive charm about fishing – its fascinations will stand any climate. You may sit crouching on ice over a hole inside the arctic circle, or on a Windsor chair by the side of the River Lea in the so-called temperate zone, or you may squat in a canoe on an equatorial river, with the surrounding atmosphere forty-five percent mosquito, and if you are fishing you will enjoy yourself.” ~ Mary Kingsley
  48. “I am of the opinion that anyone who can squat 400 lb below parallel without a suit or press200 overhead has a strong core. I am of the opinion that when a person increases their squat, they have increased their core strength. I am also of the opinion that if a person wants to strengthen their core, they must make something quantifiably stronger.” ~ Mark Rippetoe
  49. “Start training yourself. You don’t have to have been an elite lifter to be a good coach – I sure as hell wasn’t. But you have to at least have been under the bar enough to know why we don’t look up at the bleeding ceiling when we squat!” ~ Mark Rippetoe
  50. “A squat cannot be performed on a Smith machine any more than it can be performed in a small closet with a hamster.” ~ Mark Rippetoe

  51. “Statistically, Portland, Oregon has the most street kids, like kids that run away from home and live on the street. It’s like a whole culture thing there. If you walk around on the streets, there are kids living on the streets, begging for money, but it’s almost like a cool thing. They all just sit around and play music and squat.” ~ Laura Ramsey
  52. “Whenever I write lyrics, in the back of my mind I always see a guy driving to work, driving to a really bad job, one of those horrible institutions, or one of those low squat buildings in Los Angeles. I write with that person in my mind.” ~ Henry Rollins
  53. “Women are here to serve men. Look at them, they got to squat to piss. Hell, that proves it.” ~ Larry Flynt
  54. “Even though we don’t know squat about how the brain works, the little we do know suggests that if you wanted to design a learning environment that was directly opposed to what the brain was naturally good at doing, you would design the education system we currently have, not only in America but all over the world!” ~ John Medina
  55. “As far as swing and techniques are concerned, I don’t know diddly squat. When I’m playing well, I don’t even take aim.” ~ Fred Couples

  56. “I was happier going back to my roots: training like men do in my hometown of Pittsburgh. Back home the guys in the gyms don’t lift to look good; they’re lifting to lift. They do it because they want to squat more and bench more.” ~ Joe Manganiello
  57. “And he supposed it might not be the best of days. But then, he was flying the mails and was not expected to squat on the ground like a frightened canary every time there was a cloud in the sky. If a pilot showed an obvious preference for flying only in the best conditions he soon found himself looking for work. This was the way of his life and he had always ascended when others had found excuse to keep their feet on the ground.” ~ Ernest K. Gann
  58. “We were green: we ripened and grew golden. The Sea terrified us: we learned how to drown. Squat and earthbound, we unfolded huge wings. We started sober: are love’s startled drunkards. You hide me in your cloak of nothingness Reflect my ghost in your glass of being I am nothing, yet appear: transparent dream Where your eternity briefly trembles.” ~ Rumi
  59. “Between my finger and my thumb The squat pen rests; snug as a gun. ~from the poem “Digging” ~ Seamus Heaney

  60. “My breakdancing crew used to go to the mall and squat a piece of cardboard there; we had our jam box, and I’d spin on my head and make about forty bucks a day, which was pretty good back then. I was only 14 years old, so I would chase the girls around the mall and eat some pizza and have some change left over.” ~ Vanilla Ice
  61. “And before you barrel through some idiotic Cosmo girl list of how-well-do-you-know-your-man questions, let me say that I don’t know squat about him except that he kisses like a god and screws like a devil.” ~ Kristin Hannah
  62. “I find a fence a very uncomfortable place to squat my bottom.” ~ Bob Hawke

  63. “I have two last pieces of advice. First, being pre-approved for a credit card does not mean you have to apply for it. And lastly, the best career advice I can give you is to get your own TV show. It pays well, the hours are good, and you are famous. And eventually, some very nice people will give you a doctorate in fine arts for doing jack squat.” ~ Stephen Colbert
  64. “They rode on and the sun in the east flushed pale streaks of light and then a deeper run of color like blood seeping up in sudden reaches flaring planewise and where the earth drained up into the sky at the edge of creation the top of the sun rose out of nothing like the head of a great red phallus until it cleared the unseen rim and sat squat and pulsing and malevolent behind them.” ~ Cormac McCarthy
  65. “I am magnificently prepared for the long littleness of life. There is diddly-squat for me to look forward to. Zilch, zero, zip-all, sweet lipperty-pipperty nothing. The only thought that will give me the energy to carry on is that someone has a life which would be diminished by my departure from it.” ~ Stephen Fry

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