If you’ve ever played a team sport, you know how critical locker room talk can be to your performance. There’s something about bringing everyone together and aggressively declaring that “We can do this! We got this! Let’s Go!!!” Man, just thinking about those moments can give me chills.

In the spirit of locker room hype, here are 20 quotes from NFL legends that will inspire you to be your best in the gym, and get the most out of your next workout!

  1. “WINNING is not everything–but making the EFFORT to win is”Vince Lombardi, Green Bay Packers
  2. “Your TALENT determines what you can do. Your MOTIVATION determines how much you are willing to do. Your ATTITUDE determines how well you do it.”Lou Holtz
  3. “Today I will do what others WON’T, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others CAN’T”Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers
  4. “It takes 20 YEARS to build a reputation and 5 MINUTES to ruin it.”Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
  5. “Once you LEARN to quit, it becomes a HABIT.” – Vince Lombardi, Green Bay Packers
  6. “If you’re not gonna go ALL the way, why go at ALL?”Joe Namath, New York Jets
  7. “A CHAMPION is simply someone who did NOT give up when they wanted to.”Tom Landry, Dallas Cowboys
  8.  “I just love working hard. I love being part of a team; I love working toward a common goal.”Tom Brady, New England Patriots
  9. “You got to be willing to walk in a storm. That’s what I tell people all the time.”Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens
  10. “You need to have something to motivate you, something to give you an edge.”Tim Tebow
  11. “You can do more, you can always do more.”Dan Marino, Miami Dolphins
  12. “For me, winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowd roars. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.”Emmitt Smith, Dallas Cowboys
  13. “The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else. Now let’s win today!” – John Madden
  14. “It isn’t about the words you say. It’s about the energetic message you send.” Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks
  15. “Success isn’t owned, it’s leased, and rent is due every day!”J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
  16. “I’m pissed off for greatness! Because if you ain’t pissed off for greatness, that means you’re ok with being mediocre.”Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens
  17. “To succeed you need to find something to hold on to. Something to motivate you. Something to inspire you.”Aaron Rogers, Green Bay Packers
  18. “I truly believe in positive synergy, that your positive mindset gives you a more hopeful outlook, and belief that you can do something great means you will do something great.” Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
  19. “I don’t care about three years ago, I don’t care about two years ago. I don’t care about last year. All I care about is this week.”Tom Brady, New England Patriots
  20. “Too often we are scared. Scared of what we might not be able to do. Scared of what people might think if we tried. We let fears stand in the way of our hopes. We say no when we want to say yes. We sit quietly when we want to scream. Why? After all, we do only go around once. There’s really no time to be afraid. JUST DO IT.”Barry Sanders, Detroit Lions


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