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Six-Pack Abs: Body Building Quotes from Gen. George Patton

Updated on September 23, 2012

Need Inspiration for a Great Set of 6-Pack Abs?

Gen Patton was tough...just as any bodybuilder's mind should be.  He endured great adversity, as you will.  He ultimately triumphed, as you will.
Gen Patton was tough...just as any bodybuilder's mind should be. He endured great adversity, as you will. He ultimately triumphed, as you will.

General Patton: A Body Builder??

Was General George Patton a bodybuilder? My guess is that he had neither the time nor the inclination to pump iron. However, what I do know is this WWII military hero led and inspired thousands of troops to victory as they overcame many huge obstacles. His thoughts can provide us with the motivation to work through the "tougher times" in our training. Gen. Patton's quotes are listed below with some points to provide the reader with a context for the hard work necessary to develop a great set of abs.

Inspiration: Gen. George Patton

Aikdo Techniques: Develop the mental and spiritual as you build the physical.

Gen. Patton's Quotes

"You're never beaten until you admit it." Anyone can work through problems when things are going well, but it's a much different story when things are falling apart all around you. Success in building your six-pack abs hinges on your character as much as your plan. Your resolve to complete the reps even when your arms are burning is a measure of your character. Admitting defeat is rationalizing that you'll get back on the diet tomorrow as you eat the Twinkie.

"Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory." If it were easy, everyone would enjoy a great set of abs. General Patton asks us to put in the sweat equity that it takes to achieve that which is not easy. In the children's story "The Wise Hen", all the barn yard animals were willing to eat the corn but none were willing to roll up their sleeves to plant or havest the corn. Nothing of value, including the six-pack you're working on, comes without some sacrifice.

"Better to fight for something than live for nothing." What are you willing to do to reach your goal? To answer this questions requires introspection. If he were alive, Gen. Patton would ask you what you are willing to sacrifice for your goals. He would demand that you approach your diet and training with a single-minded intensity, which would not be deterred by adversity. The path to the victory you seek will be lined with adversity for you to overcome.

Final Patton Thoughts

"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." How well you deal with adversity is a measure of how well you will succeed in any endeavor whether it be building a great set of six-pack abs or combat on the field of battle. We have a tendancy to beat ourselves up when we make mistakes rather than accept the fact that "to err is human". A successful person will focus this effort on ensuring that such mistakes are not repeated and to increase the resolve to do it right from now on.

Conclusion: Whether in the military or the fitness battlefiled, General Patton's observations are there to inspire us to do our best. If you want that great six-pack, remember and live by those words.

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      miko 

      5 years ago

      I love your fantastic article. Just what I was searching for!

      Best regards,

      My Fitness Tips blog http://ownsports.wordpress.com/

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      edw4rdcull 

      7 years ago

      I would like to have a pack of abs so you get a lot of work

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      8 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      What a great opening motivating us to exercise! Wonderful!

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      Anas Shad 

      8 years ago

      Great knowledgeable hub

    • aikidk01 profile imageAUTHOR

      aikidk01 

      8 years ago

      Bodybuilding -- Thank you. Hope Gen Patton's words help.

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      bodybuilding 

      8 years ago

      This is a good hub and I believe you are helping people towards building six pack abs.

    • aikidk01 profile imageAUTHOR

      aikidk01 

      8 years ago

      Great - Hope every grunt pays off.

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      gm0nk3y 

      8 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      The last quote is definitely motivating. I want to fight for something all the time. It keeps me working hard!

    • aikidk01 profile imageAUTHOR

      aikidk01 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for the comments. your friend's article was great as well. Keep pumping...

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      TheOnlyGangster 

      8 years ago

      Hey great article, except my friend thinks his is better? He's such an idiot:

      https://hubpages.com/health/Get6PackAbsNow

      Your article is much better, I don't even understand how he could be that wrong.

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      u.mugesh 

      8 years ago

      mail id umugesh@yahoo.com

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      BodybuildingBuddy 

      8 years ago from USA

      Great Hub! you write very well, and all of the quotes you have here are now in my motivational quotes file.

      You've got the six pack abs hub, I've got the big arms hub, Id love for you to check it out if you're interested.

      https://hubpages.com/sports/Build-Popeye-Forearms-...

    • aikidk01 profile imageAUTHOR

      aikidk01 

      9 years ago

      great hope to see one of your articles

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      jeffcrowan 

      9 years ago

      Wow, awesome article. Loved it ;)

      Me got a 6 pack... jst recently published my first hub :)

      https://hubpages.com/health/I-want-6-pack

      Would love your comments on it too.

    • aikidk01 profile imageAUTHOR

      aikidk01 

      9 years ago

      pinbruce - Thank you...Gen Patton can really inspire us!

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      pinbruce 

      9 years ago

      Nice article. Good inspirational content. Thank you.

    • aikidk01 profile imageAUTHOR

      aikidk01 

      9 years ago

      Vilims - Keep up the good work!

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      vilims 

      9 years ago

      so nice, i like this type of abs.

    • aikidk01 profile imageAUTHOR

      aikidk01 

      9 years ago

      Issues - So true. Politics got in the way. Dan

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      issues veritas 

      9 years ago

      Just think how far Gen Patton could have gotten if he wasn't weighted down by Congress, the President and General Eisenhower.

    • aikidk01 profile imageAUTHOR

      aikidk01 

      9 years ago

      SevDiggity - Thank you. Gen Patton was a colorful man who led Americans to victory...some great thoughts.

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      SevDiggity 

      9 years ago from Hartville, Ohio

      Great hub, great quotes! :) Thanks for sharing!

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