I’ll admit it: I’m a bit of a movie fanatic. In fact, I believe there was a time in middle school when I could do the ENTIRE script of “Dumb & Dumber.” Even looking back now, I’m kind of impressed with myself!
Aside from music, some movies always get me juiced to give my all. That doesn’t necessarily mean just in the gym, just overall pumped to be great! Whether it’s the Herb Brooks speech before the semifinals against the Soviets in “Miracle” or something from a comedy, there’s always that one scene that can make you want to seize the day.
In fact, just to prove that these speeches don’t have to come straight out of sports movies (automatically means no “Hoosiers” or “Rocky” speeches…sorry guys), here are a few moments that always get me excited to seize the day (you’ll see why I’ve said that twice a little further down this post…)
“Animal House” – Bluto’s Speech (NSFW, gang)
“Stripes” – Winger (Bill Murray) the night before the parade.
“Dead Poets’ Society” – Oh Captain, My Captain…enough said…I’m going to need a minute…
And how can you NOT have this gem from “Dodgeball” when talking about motivation (props to Lance Armstrong for his acting chops):
So what movie moments get you going, GymGeeks? I’d love to hear it!