Athletic Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Athletic Quotes from famous persons: Dan Jenkins, Gabe Kapler, Russell Means, Emily Wickersham, Kevin Plank. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Athletic Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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A sportswriter‘s life means never sitting with your wife or family at the games. Still working after everyone has gone to the partyDigging beneath a coach’s lies, not to forget those of athletic directors and general managers and owners of pro teams. Keeping a confidence. Risking it.
Athletic toughness is extraordinarily difficult to quantify.
No one except Hollywood stars and very rich Texans wore Indian jewelry. And there was a plethora of dozens if not hundreds of athletic teams that in essence were insulting us, from grade schools to college. That’s all changed.
Russell Means
It’s a big part of me still, as is being athletic – although these days I find myself playing tennis, hiking, and doing yoga and Pilates rather than swinging a bat.
Emily Wickersham
People look great in leggings and shorts and athletic clothes.
A combine is a series of athletic tasks that help a coaching staff measure an athlete‘s ability to be competitive in a sport. A bobsled combine requires a sprint, broad jump, two-handed shot toss, and a back squat and power clean.
Every sport evolves. Every sport gets bigger and more athletic, and you have to keep up.
Even athletic directors can do the simple math. Five conferences, five power conferences, and only four slots.
I used to joke that, since breastfeeding, my boobs looked like an old athletic sock with some loose change at the bottom, so when I felt a lump the size of a marble, I knew something was terribly wrong.
I’ve always been athletic – did the 100 metres and 1500 m at school, cross-country races – and did well in them.
Jon Stewart says that he was a little kid with a big head. He had very little athletic ability. He went out to the soccer field, and it was awful.
Brian Kilmeade
I was nervous about doing ‘Scottsboro Boys’ because I’m not a trained dancer, and there is a lot of very athletic dancing involved.
I’m not the most athletic guy who is able to make these crazy layups or dunk all over people. I’m more of a shooter, floater, lane guy – not too much flash. But it gets the job done.
I had an athletic body my whole life.
Young kids should probably not play tackle football. I know this intellectually, but emotionally, I’m conflicted. I love this sport. I grew up playing and adoring football. I love the brotherhood, teamwork, athletic grace that borders on superhuman, grit, pressure and, yes, contact. I love the contact.
When I stay athletic with good posture and get the club away in a good position, I get through it better.
I tend to do well against big 4s who are real skilled because I’m tall, lanky and athletic.
After I lost some weight and got really healthy, I got more athletic and healthy every year, more confident every year.
I understand when people think dressage is boring. But while your standard horse is like driving a Fiesta, our horses are like driving Formula One cars. I can’t breathe without the horse reacting. You are training another being to become really responsive and athletic and powerful.
Sure, everyone who knows me knows that I am the world’s least athletic person ever to exist – but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy other people’s athleticism!
You should never be afraid of looking athletic or building too much muscle.
I used to go to sports camp every summer. I’d make a lot of new friends, and it was all athletic. It was basically a place for parents to send their kids to run out all their summer energy for two weeks.
Judgment is judgment, whether you’re obese, or too skinny, or not athletic enough.
I don’t go to the gym. I’ve always been very athletic and kept very active. I used to run track. I literally have no desire to get a gym membership.
Dawnn Lewis
For ‘The Terminator,’ I was asked to drop a bit of weight to get less physically imposing because it wasn’t about an athletic build; the build they were looking for was something more unassuming or boyish. And it was tough!
It turns out that a Nobel is also followed by other recognitions, and perhaps the most unexpected of these is that the Japan Karate Association in Tokyo has now made me an honorary 7th-degree black belt, something that, given my athletic abilities, is even more unimaginable than being an Economic Sciences Laureate.
Alvin E. Roth
I want to give as many Canadians the opportunity to be successful and if we can use their athletic gifts to get them a free degree or a free diploma across the border then I guess I’m doing my job.
I’m naturally athletic, and I think playing strong, female roles just kind of happened.
Adrianne Palicki
I was a kid who got picked on in school and got beat up by popular, athletic soccer-type people.
We were very athletic growing up. My dad basically trained us like boys when we were little, so being able to physically challenge myself and to be able to do crazy stunts and not use my stunt double was super exciting for me.
Sistine Stallone
In the schools of small Midwestern towns, the only aristocracies are of beauty, intelligence, and athletic prowess.
Ellen Gilchrist
I was the youngest of seven kids and I would not have been able to go to college without an athletic scholarship.
Scott Brooks
I’m very athletic and I’ve ridden horses my whole life.
I’ve always been athletic.
I think the core of fansrelationship is one that vacillates schizophrenically and mercurially from reverence to resentment. Fans fetishize the players‘ athletic genius and both deify it and demonize it; witness the way awe turns into anger whenever a player holds out or flips off the offensive coordinator.
I ran track in high school very competitively, and then ran it D-1 at Boston University. I ran there on an athletic scholarship and chose BU because they had both a good track program and an arts program.
I have a lot of confidence in my game. I’m not the flashiest guy, not the most athletic. I’m just solid. And I’ve always tried to do everything right.
I try to be athletic.
Athletic ability can be taken away like that. It can all end in a heartbeat.
There is no drama like the drama on the athletic field.
Nia Jax is bringing a whole different message to the ‘Women’s Evolution.’ Yes, we are athletic. Yes, we can go just as hard as the men, but women come in all different shapes and sizes.
I’m a closet outdoorsy athletic enthusiast, and I would love to do a rafting and hiking trip someday and maybe sleep in a treehouse and bathe in a chilly winding river.
My mother was a champion high-jumper. My three brothers are basketball players. We’ve all been very athletic.
I like to wear bodysuits and things that make me feel really active and athletic and also really sensual.
Sophie Hawley-Weld
Ten-year-old boys move differently than middle-aged women, who move differently than athletic guys, who move differently than government bureaucrats.
Food really is fuel – and hydration as well – but for athletic activity, you really got to take it seriously, or else it can negatively impact your performance.
I really don’t believe in being ‘gifted.’ I really think what you put in is what you get. People say, ‘Oh, this guy is so athletic and so naturally talented,’ well think about it. He’s been doing martial arts since the age of 4 or whatever.
I was the girl who got out of my athletic requirement by managing the boys’ sports teams. Which is pretty ingenious, because when I was a sophomore, I got a prom date out of it. That was really strong planning on my part.
We love to be athletic, but at the same time, we love to entertain. So my sister was actually looking to play pro soccer in Italy, and I convinced her. I said, ‘Please, there’s this thing called WWE Diva Search. I really want to go. I think we can do this.’ And sure enough, they gave my sister and me a shot.
Coming from an athletic background, the scientific aspect is a really big part of understanding beauty and how the body works.
I don’t have one specific person that I think is the most athletic person.
Eric has pro athletes on both sides of his family – plus, I used to play sports – so I’m sure our son will develop athletic ability.
The reality is, I’m not 24 or 34 anymore. Things are going to be different when I prepare for and when I compete in an athletic endeavor.
We have the wrong people chasing Osama bin Laden. It ought to be athletic directors and reporters. They’ll find you.
I would like to help out in financial literacy for the Hispanic community and the athletic community.
I really want to test my athletic ability, my toughness, and my skills against those guys who are in my ballpark size-wise.
I was a big fan of Chris Benoit growing up. I was always a fan of usually the, I guess you can say the smaller, more athletic guys, I was a big fan of Mark Henry, but was more gravitated towards the cruiserweight type of guys.
Cedric Alexander
I’m 6’3″ and 185 pounds on a good day, so I probably relate more to the casual fan who watches the game and is not super athletic, not this crazy monster of physical stature.
With the NBA’s dress code, I had to revamp my wardrobe a little bit. They call it ‘business casual.’ You have to wear dress jeans or dress slacks, with a collared shirt or sweater. And you can’t wear athletic shoes.
I’m trying to be in the best shape of my life. I’m getting stronger and more athletic to help rebound and to guard bigger opponents.
I was an athlete, so I have kind of an athletic sensibility towards writing. I can work for many long hours without fatiguing.
I was being groomed to be a tennis player for sure. My grandparents and parents realised I had a natural athletic ability and if I was forced to do it, I could probably do well. But all I wanted was to play pretend.
I’m too athletic to play the dunker role at center.
I think you can be athletic and intellectual at the same time.
It felt as if my body was, like, literally betraying me because I went from a very athletic, straight-up-and-down little kid to a very curvaceous woman, and it was just horrifying to me.
Unlike other sports, which are largely determined by individual athletic ability or team strength, NASCAR requires its competitors to cooperate in order to win.
I like to think that faith has been a part of my life since I was a lot younger. It’s definitely a part of my athletic career. I always wear a cross on my goggles during contests when I’m doing something gnarly. It’s a reminder that I’ve got someone else helping me out.
Nick Goepper
You see somebody on a football field make a great, athletic 70-yard run, but the athleticism is immeasurable. It’s undoubtedly athletic, but compared to somebody else who did something else, how do you compare it? That’s the great part of track and field. It’s a test, but with results that you can compare to others.
I like both athletic girls and girly girls. It depends on their personality. I like girls who can go out and play sports with me and throw the football around, but you don’t want a girl who’s too much tougher than you. I like brainy girls who can respond to what I’m saying.
For me Keith Kizer can’t be trusted, the head of the Athletic Commission can’t be trusted. I never want to fight under the Nevada State Athletic Commission again.
Before I discovered CrossFit, I was really just doing regular bodybuilding, didn’t understand athletic training and movements. I didn’t even know how to squat, necessarily.
Tasha Steelz, I’ve watched a few of her training videos, and she is super athletic.
I’ve always been an athletic guy, but the extent to which I go for ‘True Blood‘ or for ‘Magic Mike‘ is because of the role that I’m playing.
I went from being very athletic, one of the best guards in the NBA, to barely making it. No speed, no agility. I had to change how I played because I couldn’t exercise or train because my knee constantly hurt.
It would be nice if models were allowed to be a more healthy weight – for the models, and for the young women who look up to them. We were athletic and healthy, and we looked like women.
Tatjana Patitz
I’m not as athletic as some guys, so I have to counter that with a tremendous brain that thinks the game.
Mum always encouraged us to run, she was very athletic.
Am I athletic? In my dreams.
Hugh Bonneville
I’m from a very athletic family, and I thoroughly enjoyed sports as a kid, but acting was a way of expressing myself and having fun. It was something I found on my own.
I think, in common with a lot of novelists, I wasn’t the most athletic guy at school.
Chris Cleave
My ability to play off the pick-and-roll, open plays for other guys and use my athletic body to catch lobs, that’s what I do every night.
I’m pretty cautious and not very athletic, so I’ve only had really dumb injuries, like sprained ankles and allergic reactions. I did have to go to the hospital after slicing my finger while trying to cut a Kaiser roll in half.
I’m not saying that the press is wrong to report any internal differences we have, but at the same time, I think it’s our job to keep them from becoming public issues, for anything that detracts from the purely athletic aspects of the sport is bad for us.
Pete Rozelle
At Moscow‘s Bolshoi Ballet Academy, I studied under a brilliant and fiery teacher. This tiny, stuttering old man flew into a rage if his students‘ white socks failed to reach mid-calf level. Nor could he tolerate floppy hair. We wore hairnets to class – an athletic brigade of short order cooks.
Ben Roethlisberger is a proven winner in athletic competition. But the measure of a true leader is how they conduct themselves 24/7, not just during a winning touchdown drive or a goal-line stance. Leadership isn’t something that gets switched off because the game clock expires.
In our marriage, the success of our athletic dreams comes before everything. ‘Hey do you want to watch a movie?’ ‘No, I have a hard workout tomorrow.’
I think one’s character on the athletic field does not have to have anything to do with the way they are in real life.
Peter M. Brant
I felt I had to choose between being pretty or smart or athletic, and stick to it because if you try to do more than one, you have nowhere to belong. Then music was a boy’s world and a lot of times men assumed I didn’t know what I was doing because I was young and female.
The only athletic sport I ever mastered was backgammon.
Douglas William Jerrold
I was a tomboy who liked to play rough just like my two older brothers. That’s probably why I liked the athletic part of skating – especially the jumping!
You can’t be a great player without playing both ends of the floor. And that’s what I do – I really focus in, and my athletic ability helps me.
The Divas are not only gorgeous but extremely athletic. Why wouldn’t I wanna be a part of that?
There’s been a realization in college athletics that an athletic director really is a businessman.
Guys are bigger, stronger, just like in singles, serving bigger, returning better, and more athletic for sure. I think from my standpoint, just spending more time in the gym has enabled me to hang in there.
Daniel Nestor
I grew up studying martial arts, playing violin, swimming competitively, so I already had athletic focus, discipline and training. When I brought that to climbing, I became passionate.
All of my clients have athletic or curvy, healthy bodies.
I was never the big leaper, the dunker, the long and athletic kid who looked the part of a traditional basketball star. Truth be told, I wasn’t even considered a top guard coming out of my recruiting class.
I think I give off a strong energy. I’m 5’9, I’m pretty athletic and I’m pretty outspoken.
Cassidy Freeman
Hard times have been on Josh Barnett. Dealing with athletic commissions. Everybody’s saying, ‘You did this and you did that. You’re the problem for this.’ That’s hard times. Hard times on my family. Hard times on my friends. Hard times on me.
I have power, but focus on the overall athletic event – the technique you have to execute before acquiring the knockout. You have to play the game before you hit a home run, right?
Doing multiple character work is athletic in every way – vocally, physically, spiritually, and mentally. With a show like ‘Passing Strange,’ I usually lose about 12 pounds.
I think number one is what my mom and dad preached to me when I was a little kid: Just because you may have athletic ability and you may be able to play a sport doesn’t make you any more special than anybody else. Doesn’t mean God loves you more than anybody else.
I’ve always been athletic and fast.
I enjoy going to the Y. I take all the fitness classes that my dad takes; that’s sort of our bonding – anything athletic, anything sports related.
It’s been a constant struggle with my athletic career to identify myself as a child of God and understand that His love is unconditional for us; it’s not conditional like fans, or coaches, or even myself.
I’m athletic but in a dancer way.
Grant Gustin
I have no personal agenda in whether or not a library keepsWhale Talk’ or ‘Athletic Shorts’ or any of my books shelved.
When I came out in ’95, even though it was part of the storyline, I was known as the next evolution of Andre, the next giant. I was that young, athletic, trash-talking monster. That was my introduction to the industry, and I was able to build on that.
I’ve renewed four times with Athletic. I’ve done what I wanted, I’ve shown confidence in the club and them in me.
What’s fun about chefs is that they’re big guys, often, and they might not look like the most athletic people, but they’re very powerful people, and they have tremendous stamina… It takes a toll on their body, too.
Men do really dumb things. We see weapons of mass destruction where there are none. We over-emphasize sports. We place athletic achievement ahead of academic achievement. We spoil and pamper child athletes and then complain when they act spoiled and pampered as adults.
Especially with athletic pubalgia and the patellar tendonitis – I used to bowl six balls and then I used to be gasping for breath. And there would be pain all over the place.
I have always been vitally interested in physical conditioning. I have long believed that athletic competition among people and nations should replace violence and wars.
Johnny Weissmuller
Many of us enjoy going to ball games and watching them on television. I am no exception. I love to watch a good athletic contest. If we spend excessive time with sporting events, however, we may neglect things that are much more important.
I think Matt Mitrione is a super tough guy, very athletic but I think that I’d probably get more pay-per-view buys if I fought Fedor.
I was a rhythmic and athletic gymnast for a little while. Then, when I quit gymnastics, I fell in love with yoga. So sometimes I think I’d like to open up a yoga studio.
I am athletic and I exercise a lot, so I might look like I dance, but I don’t.
I wish that a White House celebration of your athletic achievements could be free from politics.
I always meditate before every show. I say a prayer with my crew and my band to get in the mode, and I also stretch because it’s a very athletic show. We’ve got to entertain; it’s what we do.
People know there’s more than one side to me. You can have beauty and brains and athletic ability. You can switch up the cleats for heels once in a while. You can do both.
Francis Ngannou is a fighter that has athletic ability. He’s not an athlete.
And people are always saying he deceptively quick, deceptively athletic, and I don’t know if that’s just because I’m Asian or what it is, but obviously there’s going to be stereotypes that you have to fight.
I was somebody who was not athletic. I was highly imaginative; I loved to read, and I loved nothing more than being in a story… I didn’t want to play ball; I wanted to imagine something and read something.
Every time you make a jump, whether it’s from high school to college or college to the NBA, you’re going to hear questions about your athletic ability.
I’ve seen a lot of athletic juggernauts throughout high school, college, even the NFL who can’t play the game.
I owe a lot to sports. My athletic ability made the transition from modeling to wrestling very easy.
There’s so many different styles to it. I use my athletic ability to create shots for open people, I run the floor, then also space the floor as well. That’s what I try to do.
When I was a kid, I loved Nicholas brothers films. It was like skateboarding. Even Gene Kelly: I always preferred him to Fred Astaire, just because he was more athletic, like skateboarding.
If the Olympic Games ever served a true altruistic purpose, they have long since outlived it. Yeah, the pursuit of athletic excellence, sportsmanship and international goodwill is plenty noble. But the modern Olympics are at best a vehicle for agitprop; at worst, a scandal magnet.
I was always a very athletic kid, and I always played as many sports as possible and always tried to do new things.
When I was younger, I used to wrestle, and I feel that it contributed to my athletic ability because as a wrestler you have to be an all-encompassed athlete. You need stamina, strength, endurance and mental capacity. You also have to learn how to adapt in any situation.
I’m still an athlete at heart, so I always want that comfort and something that feels like an athletic shoe.
My size is a danger, my power and my athletic ability.
I don’t swim! That’s like athletic.
Many of those who have paid the ultimate price for freedom have come through the wrestling ranks. We need to honor them and win this decision to have wrestling – the world’s oldest sport – remain a part of the most prestigious athletic competition in the world, the Olympics.
Dan Gable
I think I’m athletic enough to do anything.
I’m a pretty athletic big, pretty versatile for how big I am. And I can dribble down the court when I want to put my point guard pants on.
I am blessed with a reasonable athletic talent and was an athlete in school.
There’s no other heavyweight in the division like me, especially when it comes into the athletic department. I’m the most athletic heavyweight in the division.
As far as my athletic ability, I can pretty much do it all. You can put me at linebacker and I’ll do a good job.
He is Razor Ramon. His athletic ability and mind for business… he knew how to connect. He connected with millions around the world.
Well, I mean, I like to be pretty athletic off the mound in terms of taking care of my job, which is covering first base, fielding bunts in certain situations, fielding slow rollers to the first base and having to communicate and direct traffic.
I don’t want to be the athletic director at Texas, that’s not my expertise. I don’t want to take wins as a football coach and have someone shove me into that position because they’d think I’d like it, that I deserve it or a ‘pat on the back.’
My husband, a.k.a. Swede, and I both come from athletic backgrounds, so once we identified the goal – get book published – we attacked it. At any given time, I would have my writing out in 25 various formseither contests, mentoring critiques, agent/publisher queries, etc.
Kresley Cole
My father‘s NFL dreams never really felt like motivation to me, but it was something to aspire to. He was such a great athlete, the least I could do is try and use my athletic talent to represent my country in a different way. He represented as a Marine. Maybe I could do something to represent as an athlete.
The thing about ‘Bigfoot,’ he’s a big guy and he’s agile for a big guy, but he’s not that agile and he’s not that athletic. In fact, being a big guy is probably his greatest asset.
I’ve always been a mediocre student, so I never won an award in school. I’m not very athletic, so I’ve never won a sports award. So, I’m a mediocre person.
We were a sport-oriented family. Because I was athletic, I made friends easily.
When I was a model, everybody was scrutinising me and I felt I had to go to the gym because my figure had to be fantastic. Now that I’m a singer, I’ve got a different kind of body – it’s more athletic.
Samantha Fox
I just think in order for someone to understand my game, they have to watch me more than once, because I’m not going to do anything that’s extra flashy or freakishly athletic.
I’m here now playing for Chelsea. I chose to leave my home at Athletic Bilbao, and it was an important step in my career.
Kepa Arrizabalaga
I’ve always been athletic my entire life and loved sports.
The height of my athletic achievement was in 8th grade when I was the point guard for my Jewish day school basketball team. We played in a public school league and, amazingly, went undefeated. I say ‘amazingly’ because our power forward was 5 ft. 6 in.
The Athletic Association competed against the University. So there was an event. You cannot break world records unless it is an established event, and you have three timekeepers, and the whole thing is organized.
From a very young age, boys are taught that real men get into fights, say demeaning things about girls and women, show extraordinary athletic prowess, avoid looking studious, don’t do anything to display supposed emotional ‘weakness‘ and prioritise competition over cooperation.
I’ve always had an athletic frame, both my brother and I inherited it from our dad. All three of us are tall, with broad shoulders, muscular legs and a fast metabolism.
I’ve had several unavoidable problems because of my athletic career.
As an Olympic athlete, especially a female Olympic athletic, social media‘s such an amazing place, people are so positive, all these young girls. Anything negative is such a small space, people aren’t coming at you for their gender.
Everybody has an ego, and they don’t like their athletic ability to be questioned.
I wasn’t athletic. I played baseball, but I was terrible.
Matt Long
The more you play baseball, the less depends on your athletic ability. It’s a mental war more than anything.
A girl didn’t get an athletic scholarship until the fall of 1972 for the very first time.
There might have been a thousand people who had a better athletic feat than what I did. So for me, just the fact that they gave Canadian Athlete of the Year – and also, I was voted third in the Male Athlete of the Year – the fact that some people did consider what I did an athletic feat, that really makes me feel good.
In grade school, I was a complete geek. You know, there’s always the kid who’s too short, the one who wears glasses, the kid who’s not athletic. Well, I was all three.
In our house, the name for all athletic shoes – any that weren’t dress or ‘church‘ shoes – was ‘tennis shoes,’ or ‘tennies.’
I go to this gym in Hollywood: it’s a Cross Fit gym. It’s basically just a really high intensity, sort of, athletic movements. I’m sure Cross Fit is going to be mad at me for not giving their definition of what Cross Fit is.
Parker Young
I always thought the best part about sports was the bigger, faster kids who were supposed to be more athletic than me – I always beat.
I wasn’t athletic as a kid, and I was self-conscious about my body, but then in eighth grade I won a school contest, and the prize was a bunch of personal training sessions.
I know that to be a good player, you have to stay healthy, and you have to be as athletic as you can possibly be.
I’ve raised my girls in a sort of genderless fashion. I mean, I’ll take them to get their nails done – I actually love doing that – but I also play ball with them. As a result, my girls are tough and athletic and game for everything.
My father first brought yoga into my life when I was 7. He began yoga, meditation, and diet to help with his back injuries incurred from being really athletic. Once he healed, he began to use yoga to take his body to a new level.
Growing up, I was not athletic.
I went to the University of Arizona on a full athletic scholarship for gymnastics, where I competed and got 9th in the nation at the NCAAs.
Deion Sanders played two sports, and Bo Jackson played two sports. I’m not athletic enough to do two sports, but I think I’m good enough to do two professions and do them pretty well at a high level.
I feel that we really had some good, athletic women wrestling out there and they work just as hard as the guys and put on a heck of a show.
I feel like I’m a very athletic back, and I’m capable of doing more than one thing.
You can lose a coach every once in a while. You really need to keep an athletic director because you need a guy that’s there consistently for as long a time period as possible because he’s managing everybody. He affects everybody and when he leaves, he affects everybody.
I am not athletic.
I would never have left Athletic if it hadn’t been for a club like United. I left a different, unique club, with a special philosophy and incredible people.
Portraying Alex Summers, I want to look as athletic as his character is in the comics.
My dad was a good athlete. My mom had longevity. There were some athletic genes that certainly got passed down.
Hale Irwin
I’m a prime example that you don’t have to be the greatest, the most athletic or the tallest.
I’ve never really been the type to dress up like the other girls do. I’m more of a casual, relaxed kind of girl. More athletic.
Katherine Webb
If you have the athletic ability, why waste it in one sport?
Isaiah Mustafa
The titles aren’t merely props in New Japan. They’re actually the focus of the company, and that’s how it should be if you’re going to be in this world, this business. After all, it is professional wrestling. It is presented as an athletic competition, and the titles should mean something.
Before I signed with WWE, I thought my athletic career was done. I was going into the finance industry and I just thought I couldn’t compete any more. But the mind is a really powerful thing and you can unlock your potential if you choose to ignore what your mind is telling you.
If we don’t invest now in so-called priority neighbourhoods with music classes, athletic facilities, and skills training and mentoring, we will all pay more in the long run.
If being a skateboarder were a personality type and not actually an athletic activity, then I’d say I’m a skateboarder. But I don’t ride one. I’m a bicycle person.
Under Armour is new, aggressive, slick, classic but athletic – kind of how I always wanted to be perceived.
I try to frighten my very young colleagues into studying and understanding their voices before they attempt things that are beyond them. It’s wise to take gymnastics and swimming to strengthen the body, because people don’t realise what an athletic undertaking singing actually is.
When I sing for myself, I sing in a more free, athletic way. When I face an audience, there is always some fear that makes me put the brakes on a bit.
An athletic man, or whatever you want to call him, will only look good in a very classic suit, a pair of classic jeans, athletic clothes or simply naked. Forget fashion. This is not going to happen, unless you want to look like a Chippendales dancer in designer clothes.
Skating can make you feel athletic, graceful, beautiful.
With a big, strong athletic guy like Gronk who can go up and get the football, the key is staying in position.You have to play with leverage, know where your help is.
The athletic part I never struggled with. It was the promos, the talking and, being uncomfortable in front of the crowd. Especially being a ‘bad guy,’ having people call me names, that was hard getting used to.
As naturally athletic as I’m gifted to be, where certain things came easily, I always rely on my brain first.
You can teach anybody wrestling moves, hopefully, if they have an athletic bone in their body. However, the ones that are going to make money and be different are the ones with personality.
If LeBron James, Phil Mickelson, or Reggie Bush had to rely on personality to make it in this world, they’d all be incredibly athletic rodeo clowns.
I wanted to be a second baseman for the Chicago Cubs. Problem is that my athletic abilities in my mind are greater than what my body can accomplish.
Guys like O.J. Simpson and Tony Dorsett can take the ball and run through the line, but I defy them to follow me over a 70-foot cliff or let a horse drag them a few hundred feet. Nobody can beat a stunt man for overall athletic ability.
I know I should be Wonder Woman. They need an international actress – a fresh face. They need a woman who’s tall, athletic and dark-haired – and an actress who can play the part. That’s me. So, I’m coming to L.A. to work hard and meet the industry. And if ‘Wonder Woman’ comes together, I want it.
Tanit Phoenix
Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness – a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her fosterchildren into strength and athletic proportion.
Climbing is a cross between an athletic or sporting endeavor and the spiritual. I hope it remains that way.
I’ve wrestled some of the strongest, most athletic guys this business has ever seen. Brock Lesnar, John Cena, Mark Henry, Kane. These guys are phenomenal, phenomenal athletes and powerhouses.
I think I’ll never stop doing theater because it’s a more physical and athletic activity. You can’t pull any punches; there are no short cuts, and you have to be physically present and committed. I love the excitement and the response of being in front of a live audience.
I was a bookish kid, not really athletic.
Michael De Luca
Loving entertainment but having our athletic talent, WWE seemed like the perfect fit for us.
Messi simply cannot be stopped by yourself. Ronaldo is easier because he is more about athletic prowess.
I’ve been privy to many athletic environments, both amateur and professional.
I’m blessed to come from a family with five brothers. We’re all physical and athletic and like to work out, like to be outside, like to throw the ball around. We spent our entire childhoods on some kind of corner or in a field. We still do a Turkey Bowl every Thanksgiving. It gets competitive, man. Bloody.
Danny Pino
A laugh is a surprise. And all humor is physical. I was always athletic, so that came naturally to me.
I grew up playing sports, and being athletic was just something I have always hung on to.
My participation in the Art of the Olympians is a natural extension of my athletic career. I find creating a piece of art in many respects mirrors my long jumping efforts illustrating that hard work and inspiration will always be the foundation for success.
Bob Beamon
You can’t just be anyone who is off the streets and come do what we do. You have to train, and there has to be something within you. You have to have athletic ability… What we do is 100 percent athletic. I feel like it’s one of the top athletic programs out there when you consider professional sports.
I was not particularly bright, I wasn’t very athletic, I was a little too tall, odd, funny looking, I was just really weird as a kid.
I never watched a Heisman ceremony when I was a kid. I didn’t even know it was held at the Downtown Athletic Club when I was a candidate. I thought it was at Radio City Music Hall or something.
Difficult as it was to hear, slavery has benefited descendants like me – I believe there is a superior athletic gene in us.
Michael Johnson
Everyone in my family enjoys sports and I was naturally athletic as a child. I have been cycling since I can remember, had previously represented by school in football and later my college at national level volleyball.
Only recently have I been introduced to the gym and heavy weightlifting and things like that. Before that, when I grew up, I just did a lot of gymnastics and dance. I had more of an athletic background, but nothing where I was in the gym or using any kind of weights.
When you read about white athletes these days and white skill possession receivers specifically, one word you’ll always find is tough. You’ll rarely see explosive, athletic, stuff like that.
I played football for a team called the East Dragons on the east side of town. We only had six regular season games. And six games I played tail back and I had 18 touchdowns in six games. That’s when I knew I had some athletic ability.
It is the inspiration of the Olympic Games that drives people not only to compete but to improve, and to bring lasting spiritual and moral benefits to the athlete and inspiration to those lucky enough to witness the athletic dedication.
Herb Elliott
I am very much a girly girl as well as being this tough, athletic fighter. I grew up a tomboy. I got my first four wheeler when I was eight. I got my first dirt bike shortly after. So, I have a lot of these manly qualities, I guess you would say. But, I also like to go get dressed up every weekend.
After giving up softball, I didn’t know what I was going to do. I thought I would try bobsled, but I wasn’t really sure what would happen. I thought my athletic career was over.
People in the NBA are just as athletic as you. That’s the game. You have to have the change of pace. You have to change speeds to get around people.
I was very athletic when I was younger and I am a very competitive person, so I never give up.
Izabella Scorupco
The bruisers and the bump-and-grind guys, use your athleticism on the floor, try to wear them out – run them through a lot of pick-and-rolls, run the floor, do a lot more athletic stuff just to try to wear them down.
I want somebody athletic, outgoing, at least two inches taller than I am, rugged, very outdoorsy, a leader, someone who would overpower me.
Susan Ford
I mean, I’m 6-11, and I’m pretty athletic, I think.
I want to be known for my athletic achievements, not my celebrity.
Making history is difficult, almost impossible, for those without my athletic ability and intelligence.
I know where my weaknesses are. I am not as athletic as other point guards in the league. I can’t dunk over people. Maybe I’m not a good shooter, or whatever they say. But I know my strengths and that is helping my team to win by knowing exactly every moment what to do.
Writing is a little athletic for me. I get worked up a little bit when I do it. So I guess I’m a little bit like that composer conducting. There are a lot of things that go into what I do, but I think athletics really sort of shaped my ethic.
I usually have a hard time with the fit of off-the-rack suits, thanks to my athletic proportions, but somehow Burberry always fits me perfectly. There’s no tailoring really required, which is rare for me.
I think I have the ability to be athletic on both ends of the floor, so I just need to go out there and play with a lot of energy, a lot of enthusiasm.
I was one of those athletic African players.
In grade school, I was a complete geek. You know, there’s always the kid who’s too short, the kid who wears glasses, the kid who’s not athletic. Well, I was all three.
As a youth, I always did a good deal of reading in the summer months, having suffered since birth from an allergy to athletic activity.
Cain Velasquez attacks more, and throws more punches and kicks. It’s hard to fight against him. He’s very athletic, you can see that from his fights with ‘Cigano,’ but Werdum trains hard and is a great fighter.
I graduated with about 23 people, so if you were the least bit athletic, you kind of had to play everything. So I played baseball, basketball, football, ran track, and played golf.
Our society is very, very good at developing certain types of skills and certain types of genius. We are fantastically good at identifying and developing athletic skills – better than we are, really, at almost anything else. We are quite good at developing and rewarding inventiveness.
I was planning that whole athletic slide into Stanford rather than actually getting a 1450 on my SATs.
We all have faults in life. Mine is that I sometimes rely on my athletic ability a little too much. When I’m having success and things are going good, that’s the lull that I fall into. It’s my worst enemy.
I consider myself a pretty wrestling commentator, but only in the sense that I call it like I see it. It’s serious business to me, and it’s an athletic sport of wrestling, and I treat it as such without putting a big gimmick on it.
All my life I believed I became an athlete through my own determination, but it’s impossible to think that being descended from slaves hasn’t left an imprint through the generations. Difficult as it was to hear, slavery has benefited descendants like me – I believe there is a superior athletic gene in us.
Michael Johnson
As far as natural ability, I was always athletic.
Troy Brown
I’m more athletic than people think.
My mum‘s an amazing woman, a huge part of my life. She’s very entrepreneurial, owns a very successful business. I take a lot of inspiration from that. That has as much impact on my sport as being athletic does.
I was happy to play for Athletic Bilbao, another club that is dear to me, and for Manchester United, the biggest club in the United Kingdom, where I felt loved.
I think when you have big-time businesses around that want to be part of the sports community and the athletic community it’s a huge advantage in the bigger markets.
I’m very physical. I love to work out; I’m very athletic. It’s a great therapy, not only for my body, but for my mind.
It’s hard to dance after a certain age. All those athletic things – like looking up at my kneecaps – they’re just not there anymore.
I believe in my God-given athletic ability and the coaches that have been blessed around me. I believe I can do the job as a quarterback in the NFL.
I loved the world of roller derby because I thought it was such an empowering metaphor, that you get out there and do it. It’s such a rocker, athletic, capable, cool exhibitionist sport; it’s about this great sort of camaraderie.
Who was Amanda Knox? Was she a fresh-faced honor student from Seattle who met anyone’s definition of an all-American girl – attractive, athletic, smart, hard-working, adventuresome, in love with languages and travel? Or was her pretty face a mask, a duplicitous cover for a depraved soul?
Growing up in Quebec, we were always playing sports. Your first athletic competition was against the kids living on your block.
I grew up in an athletic family. My dad played and my brother currently plays professional soccer, so I’m athletic.
Although I married a sports-loving jock, I myself am not only not athletic, I am acutely, completely uncoordinated.
In order to play at the World Cup, I know I have to do well with my club, Athletic.
Kepa Arrizabalaga
America has the best athletic programs. Even when the Soviet Union existed, that was Mickey Mouse compared to the U.S.
My biggest turn-on is a fine pair of athletic legs. A girl with a fine pair of athletic legs who is not afraid to show them off. Turn-offs? A girl who doesn’t like country music is a huge turn-off, and girls who don’t take care of themselves.
Figure skating is theatrical. It’s artistic. It’s elegant. It’s extremely athletic. And there’s a very specific audience for that.
There is nothing incompatible about laughter and demons, nor about athletic achievement and depression. Mike Flanagan made me laugh, too. But mostly, he made me brave.
Growing up in the 1950s, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, boys were supposed to be athletic.
I played basketball; I ran track and also played soccer. I think that I am naturally athletic.
I think no one would dispute that ‘Chopped‘ is a highly athletic television show.
I like to think I’m one of the least athletic people in real life. I don’t do a whole lot when I’m left to my own devices except wield forks and knives.
There is a machismo about an American male who is robust, athletic, able to build things, and he takes care of stuff. And it’s a point of pride.
I’m an athletic actor. I’m known for my action; I’m a guy who does my own stunts on screen.
I’m not a small guy. I can get up to 205 pounds and be athletic and be in shape.
It’s a 30-game season, and guys in college are big, strong, athletic and they’re playing to show you what they can do to win every single game.
One of the reasons I’m an actor is because I was no physical specimen as a child. I wasn’t athletic and didn’t have any prowess in that regard. Growing up in Kentucky, most little boys were trying to get into sports, and it was very competitive, so that was not to be. But I did want to do something.
I was always athletic when I was growing up.
I don’t really know anything about my dad. I don’t really know too much about his background. He’s Jamaican and Jamaicans are usually more athletic. You’ve seen Usain Bolt.
Callum Wilson
I’m not athletic.
I remember when I was a kid I thought I could either be an athletic water drinker, like an Olympic-level water drinker, or I could invent Windex. Which I thought was really smart, because it already existed.
I’m super athletic and I love to work out, and obviously I need to workout for my industry as well, but I love learning something and developing that skill and feeling strong. Girls who can kick butt are hot.
Jessica Clark
Even when I a kid, a lot of my wrestling practices were agility. My best seasons were the seasons when we would spend 45 minutes or an hour each practice doing agility drills, making you a better athlete. And then you can plug those skills into whatever athletic endeavor you end up pursuing.
The year I left coaching to get married, Providence College decided to put its women’s basketball games on radio, and because I had played and coached in the program, the athletic director asked if I’d like to give it a try.
When my accident happened, I had spent my entire life building my athletic ability, building my mental ability, making sure I could pass any tests I was ever given.
I learned how to play the game without using my athletic abilities while playing overseas. When I got my NBA opportunity, it enhanced my fundamentals.
I think aerobatic flying is athletic. I don’t do aerobatic flying, but I would put that in a category of a sport. I would put regular flying in the category of an art or machine-type thing.
I’ve been doing a lot of different cross-training and kickboxing and Capoeira and kite surfing, and I’ve just really been back to what I consider my original athletic self.
Since I was a young wrestling fan, I’ve been fascinated by super heavyweights and was always amazed at Yokozuna’s amazing grace and agility. How could a man who was so large still remain so athletic and retain perfect in-ring timing and spot-on psychology?
I’ve always eaten healthily; I’ve always been quite athletic and sporty, and I’ve always lived a balanced lifestyle.
You can’t surprise LeBron any more. He’s such a smart player. His intellect has caught up with his athletic ability.
As a teenager I had no idea that I had the potential to win an Olympic gold medal and my athletic career developed only by lucky circumstances.
Peter Snell
I was a good student, sort of funny and athletic. I had friends.
I was athletic growing up and that was, of course, a big part of my household, but it wasn’t something that I was necessarily passionate about.
Kris Dunn is a very athletic point guard.
I would say I’m deceptively athletic – probably a lot more athletic than people think I am.
I was actually fairly athletic and coordinated, but I never played any organized sports.
My own relationship to food was healthy. I was lean and athletic with a high metabolism. I could eat half a pizza with a side of breadsticks and wash it down with soda. I never dieted or denied myself food.
My message is, you can accomplish anything, not just on the athletic field, if you’re willing to work pay the price. It doesn’t matter what your age.
The Rock had the amazing athletic abilities that few people are gifted with, but he also had the burning desire to be the best, and none of that can be denied.