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Best Mark Rippetoe Quotes of All-Time


Thanks to startingstrength.com. The fine readers of the Starting Strength forum pointed out I posted a image of Roger Estep instead of Mark. I apologize for the mistake. I read Strong Enough after getting out of the hospital in 2010. It motivated me to work through my setback and get my bench press back over 400lbs a year later. I highly recommend the book.

Here is a list of the best Mark Rippetoe Quotes of All-Time.

#1 “If every day of your life you are told by authority figures that the Earth is flat, you will be scared of falling off the edge whether you want to be or not. “

#2 “Baby mammals drink milk, and you sir, are a baby mammal. “

#3 “Any idiot can get on a treadmill and watch TV and then take great pride in the fact they’ve ‘exercised. “

#4 “I recommend against a wooden squat rack, for much the same reason that I recommend against a wooden car. “

#5 “Women who do look like men have taken some rather drastic steps in that direction that have little to do with their exercise program.”

#6 “The only legitimate use for a glove is to cover an injury… A desire to prevent callus formation (possibly so as to not snag one’s pantyhose) does not constitute a legitimate use.”

#7 “Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general.”

#8 “Accumulating injuries are the price we pay for the thrill of not having sat around on our asses.”

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