50 Inspiring Greg Doucette Quotes & Sayings

Which are your favorite Greg Doucette quotes?

Greg Doucette is a professional bodybuilder and content creator. He is well known as coach Greg. He has a YouTube channel with over 850,000 subscribers where he posts Q&A, challenge, and fitness videos.

Doucette has been appeared in numerous training articles and showcased in over 20 magazines, including ‘Planet Muscle’, ‘MuscleMag International’, and ‘Flex’.

Here’s a collection of the most inspiring Greg Doucette quotes:


50 Inspiring Greg Doucette Quotes & Sayings

1. “I first started lifting weights when I was 10 years old with my father and Twin in the basement.” – Greg Doucette

2. “I use a loose bench shirt about a month out from the meet for my heaviest set and then a tight shirt for a couple workouts before the meet. After the meet it’s back to raw lifting.” – Greg Doucette

3. “Get strong on the 3 lifts, you need to do the 3 lifts. Assistance exercises and fancy programs involving chains, and what not, are good but nothing beats doing the actual exercise” – Greg Doucette

4. “Standards have certainly risen dramatically over the years however a lot of it has to do with better equipment.” – Greg Doucette

5. “I always want all my body parts to improve equally as I am already very symmetrical.” – Greg Doucette

6. “As an amateur, it was easy as I competed in a weight class which limited having to go up against bigger guys.” – Greg Doucette

7. “Personally I wish the suits had never been invented but since they are I had better learn to use them or else I will be at a serious disadvantage.” – Greg Doucette

8. “I lift raw most of the time until it’s time to peak for a meet.” – Greg Doucette

9. “One other factor that separates my workout from most is that I believe in doing higher reps in the offseason in order to build bigger muscles and allow for joints and injuries to heal.” – Greg Doucette


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10. “Once I started competing I first looked up to John Fraser because he had a great bench and had a muscular build like me. Latter in my powerlifting career I admired Jeff Becker because he was in my weight class and consistently broke records and dominated the sport.” – Greg Doucette


11. “I first competed raw and was able to break shirted records without the shirts. When I 1st started using the shirts it was throwing off my form and I was not able to get much out of them.” – Greg Doucette

12. “This is a loaded question because I just happen to be one of those guys who wants to look “pretty” yet still have power.” – Greg Doucette

13. “I would like to thank my sponsor PVL for believing in me and doing everything they can to help me and for providing me with the best supplements on the planet.” – Greg Doucette

14. “Therefore I have incorporated my own power bodybuilding workouts in order to excel as both a bodybuilder and powerlifter.” – Greg Doucette

15. “Body dysmorphia is something that slowly creeps up on people. You might of started with a very high self-esteem but then over time it gets lowered to so many comparisons with other peoples bodies.” – Greg Doucette

16. “Of course there are many competitors who suffer from body dysmorphia. It happens to many regular people who don’t compete as well.” – Greg Doucette

17. “All my workouts revolve around the big 3 (squat, bench, and deadlifts) followed by exercises to make me pretty following the big three. This in my view capitalizes on the benefits of both forms of training.” – Greg Doucette

18. “1st science has evolved so athletes now know how to eat and train more effectively. 2nd there are more athletes training now then in the past and 3rd better competition leads to better performance.” – Greg Doucette

19. “The one major change I need to make is to fill out more so that I can compete at the top of the 90kg class. I am able to easily drop 15+ lbs in 2 days to make a weight class so I need to let my weight slide up to about 215 lbs.” – Greg Doucette


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20. “The only problem is I have always been the leader and have never had the opportunity to learn from a training partner.” – Greg Doucette


21. “I just try to get a little more size in all areas as the only reason I don’t win pro shows is because of a lack of size. ” – Greg Doucette

22. “By the time I was 14 I was winning bench press contests in local meets against adults and was encouraged to keep training.” – Greg Doucette

23. “I 1st started lifting weights when I was 10 years old with my father and twin in the basement. I immediately was addicted and have not stopped since.” – Greg Doucette

24. “On occasion, if my legs are really sore I sometimes will do rack pulls. The most I lifted on rack pulls is 765 for a set of 5. I really don’t see much if any carry over as that is not a weak point in my lift.” – Greg Doucette

25. “Powerlifting has no ill effect on me outside the gym. It simply is a lifestyle that I enjoy and am very passionate about.” – Greg Doucette

26. “I used to train too much and peak early.” – Greg Doucette

27. “I never bulk, That’s one of the biggest mistakes people make. I stay in good shape year-round. offseason calories is around 3500-3800. When I diet I eat on avg. 3000-3300 calories per day.” – Greg Doucette

28. “For my last 2 meets I deadlifted less often and took more time to recover and be fresh for the meet and it really paid off.” – Greg Doucette

29. “I would recommend that they 1st compete raw without any suits for at least a meet or 2 and to keep training the raw lift even once they start using the suits. Too many lifters rely on the suits to get big lifts but if u do the math; big raw lifts + suits = really huge equipped lifts. Without the raw strength to back you up the suits can only get you so far.” – Greg Doucette


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30. “By talking with other athletes I was able to gain the knowledge necessary to maximize the assistance of the suits.” – Greg Doucette


31. “Bench by far has always been my favorite (probably because it has always been my best lift).” – Greg Doucette

32. “I never even knew the sport of powerlifting existed until I looked up bench press records when I got the internet. I even lifted with my t-shirt off in the basement in order to see how much I could bench raw with no shirt.” – Greg Doucette

33. “I am currently dieting for several bodybuilding competitions so I am eating a low-calorie high protein diet which has also enabled me to drop back down into the 82.5kg weight class.” – Greg Doucette

34. “I believe that intensity not volume is the key to getting strong.” – Greg Doucette

35. “I do squats bench and deadlift on 3 separate days and about 50% of my workout is spent on the big 3.” – Greg Doucette

36. “You can never know too much and the more you put into it the more you will get out of it.” – Greg Doucette

37. “I first started competing in powerlifting in 1998.” – Greg Doucette

38. “My best performance would come as a very large 90kg lifter. I hate the thought of being fat in the offseason but that really is the only way I can increase my total past the 900kg barrier.” – Greg Doucette

39. “I have nearly always trained alone and it is one of my weaknesses. Most of my training partners have been younger students who I have coached.” – Greg Doucette


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40. “I still enjoy setting records but personal records to me are just as important if not more than trying to beat others.” – Greg Doucette


41. “I use suit bottoms for deadlift and squats for about 6 weeks and gradually use tighter gear and straps up as the meet approaches. ” – Greg Doucette

42. “I hate the thought of being fat in the offseason but that really is the only way I can increase my total past the 900kg barrier.” – Greg Doucette

43. “I am about 4% body fat in competition and 10% in the offseason.” – Greg Doucette

44. “I am driven most by personal improvement. I am just as excited setting a PR in the gym as I am setting a PR in a meet.” – Greg Doucette

45. “I used to always lift more in the gym than at the meet whereas now I sometimes lift more at the meet than I have in the gym.” – Greg Doucette

46. “Basically I train my entire body every 4-5 days.” – Greg Doucette

47. “The biggest challenge for me was getting the hang of all the suits.” – Greg Doucette

48. “Over the years I have learned not to over-train leading up to a meet.” – Greg Doucette

49. “Most people who don’t know me would say it’s all I care about, whereas people who know me can see how I have a great balance between sport and life.” – Greg Doucette

50. “The biggest problems is trying to lift too much weight with bad form with too short a time under tension. People need to lighten the weight and use stricter form and really work the eccentric part of the lift.” – Greg Doucette



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