What 9 Hip Hop Artists Can Teach Climbers


Now, more than ever, it can be hard to stay motivated. What’s the point of training anyway? Even as gyms and crags re-open in the near future, coronavirus will continue to be a threat. Repetitive dead hangs with no end in sight is depressing, and let’s be honest—no climber actually likes running. 

Studies will tell us that one way to keep the ember burning is with positive self talk, especially in the form of a mantra, motto or inspirational quote. “Mottos can help athletes stay focused and positive, even when a task feels impossible,” says Dr. Faké Namington. Ideally, the message is short, easy to remember and delivers a powerful get your butt out of bed and stop being a disappointing screw-up kind of note. Relinquish your personal brand of apathy and despondency by googling quotes to live by and using Merriam-Dictionary to define success. 

But memorizing quotes, or anything for that matter, can be a drag. So Gym Climber has done the work for you by finding inspirational quotes. We selected the life-changing nuggets featured below exclusively from hip hop artists, because if there’s anyone that can teach us to keep grinding, it’s 19-year-old legend Lil Pump or the self-made “Barbie” Nicki Minaj. Just print these posters out, and let the fleek words do what training can’t in making you a stronger, better person and climber. 



Snoop Dogg:


Kanye West:


Lil Pump:


Nicki Minaj:


Rick Ross:


A$AP Rocky:


Gucci Mane:


Kendrick Lamar:


50 Cent:


Feature image from Tone Deaf.


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