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Tips for getting and staying motivated over the long-term, motivational pics and quotes, and more!

Sticky Thread Sticky: Daily Motivator's

I used to post the Daily Motivator in my journal,and had a lot of positive feedback on them. So i have decided to continue that, in a thread all its own. I hope they help encourage the people that take the time to read them. I know, personally, that i have read several of them and they pertained...

TheLBM‎, 03-19-2009 08:35 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Most Motivational Quotes

"It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes...

BuryWhite‎, 05-20-2009 04:03 PM
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Cool Sticky Thread Sticky: Most Motivational "Music" to get you going and keep you going!

Question: What songs do you listen to when you work out? Whats your playlist that keeps you motivated and the blood flowing? pre-workout? running? lifting?

Mr.Superman‎, 05-21-2009 11:38 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Most Motivational Videos

It's been posted before, but it's a nice addition to this new section. dF7uYHqfRec

PartyRaiser‎, 05-18-2009 02:34 PM
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Smile Sticky Thread Sticky: 10 reasons to never give in.

I originally wrote and posted this in the Losing Fat section of the forum but I thought I'd post it here too, as it did good there I figured it might help a few people out here too. I thought this would be good to write out, and hopefully contribute to if you can think of others. Everyone,...

Manditude‎, 07-12-2009 10:04 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Most Motivational Wallpapers

Hi. I thought I'd start a thread with wallpapers that I made. I got inspiration from Strength_77's post in his motivation thread, so I used his writing to make a wallpaper with. Pics are hard to find on the net, so if anyone has any good, hi-res pics, and would like me to Photoshop them into...

RekaW‎, 05-20-2009 03:50 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Most Motivational Threads or Posts

I thought I would add a thread where people can link to motivational threads they love around the other area's of the boards.... So - to start: Everyday Inspiration ^ A bunch of video's to put you back on the ground when you are feeling down and sorry for yourself. ;)

Emma-Leigh‎, 05-18-2009 05:00 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: ***Official PR Smashing Thread!***

Welcome to the official pr smashing thread! You hit that 4 plate deadlift? Ran a 5 minute mile? Did a full pullup without assistance? Then let all us fitness enthusiasts know!! Personally i love seeing people smash their personal records, it motivates me and shows progress in the gym ...

TheProgressiveOne‎, 02-04-2011 06:19 AM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 09:12 AM
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dieting is getting a little rough

when i first started my diet I was going strong. Now that I am 3 months into the diet i find my self eating a large burger once every week, is this ok? double whoppers are such a good reward

BelievingChamp‎, Yesterday 06:45 PM
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what is your mind set ?

we all know it's alot harder for us natural bodybuilders to make progress. we all hit plateus eventualy. we have to work extra hard to get past plateaus . we have to pay extra attention to how we go about things. my question is what is your mind set ? like i said we all will hit a wall sooner or...

havok77‎, 07-06-2012 01:25 PM
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Creaso smash. My log.

Been hurt fell off. Gained 20 pounds lost my gains stopped lifting got injured and a new job. Back at it Today

Creaso‎, Today 12:03 AM
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New member and 1st post - my story

5 years ago at the age of 24, I was 5'9'' and 105 lbs. About 6% bf, 11.5'' arms. Fast forward 4 years, I ate myself to 160 lbs. Fast forward 1 more year, now I am at 5'9'' 178 lbs, about 19% bf, 15'' arms. I've only been lifting for 10 months, so I don't think at all that I have any...

rock8591‎, Yesterday 08:43 PM
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Postive to Negative Person...

Has anyone been a really positive person throughout life and then for no real reason because really negative? What did you notice about why you changed and have you been able to change back?

barneystinson69‎, 11-19-2014 06:48 PM
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[Help] How to hit the gym if one works shifts / irregular hours?

Hi, as per the thread title, is there a solution to it? Because the thing is, I work 3 different shifts as follows: 6.30am-4pm, 11am-8.30pm, and 2.30pm-12am, and sometimes, for example, I get a schedule where I work 3 days 2.30pm shift, reaching home at only 1am plus and going to bed around 2am,...

adlysan‎, 11-03-2014 11:04 AM
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Unhappy Lost inspiration

I started going to the gym this summer, basically because of the inspiration of my neighbor who, at the time, was one of my closest friends. I was enjoying it, always looking forward to it, and felt great! I would share my experiences with him, and ask for advice. Then one day, out of the...

CntryDwllr‎, Yesterday 05:08 PM
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Question How do you keep yourself motivated?

what are some ways that you all keep yourselves motivated??? please share with the rest of us

fifa123‎, 07-19-2014 05:26 PM
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In need of motivation to fix diet

Ill be honest, as of lately I havent been eating right, nor hitting my macros every day. I dont really know what it is, but I never have the motivaton to eat anymore. My weight has dropped about 4 lbs in the past few weeks and Im on a bulk. I just swittch my workout routine to focus more on stength...

Nate197‎, 11-21-2014 06:01 PM
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How to handle family idiots commenting on my cut at Thanksgiving?

I've been training hard and my bf is around 12% at the moment. I'm looking pretty good naked but not jacked. However, my face looks drawn in that is unavoidable when you are lean and keeping carbs under moderation. I'm totally expecting some idiot family members will comment on my look at...

greenleaf‎, 11-22-2014 03:41 AM
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SinglePlayer's best motivational posts compilation (3.9k reps for feedback)

I received several private messages from miscers who wanted to see all of my highest rated motivational posts in a single thread. This thread is for you. Some of the posts come from other threads so might appear out of context but I'll include them if they were motivational for people at the time. ...

SinglePlayer‎, 03-07-2012 09:01 PM
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Why to people try and discourage you?

Since July 2013, I've gone from 263 to 213 lbs. My goal is to hit about 205 by Thanksgiving and then stop there, slowly up my calories to hang around at maintenance for a while, then do my first proper bulk. Anyways, since I have started cutting, some of my friends have been supportive and/or...

Wingman552‎, 10-18-2014 06:14 AM
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How to punch out one last rep?

Greetings all.... I've done rookie-level weightlifting at various points in my life. I've been on a new regimen since August; my focus has been on cardio to get rid of fat, though I've introduced weightlifting and will be switching the focus to that the closer I get to my goal weight. Anyway,...

reservoirdog1‎, 11-20-2014 11:26 AM
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What should I do when I am sick?

I had been doing my workouts day after day, week after week (although I kinda suck at logging them) and was going strong, even began implementing more cardio in my routine to get the run time down for the Army Physical Fitness Test. Then this week I came down with a cold. Out of concern for...

TKOEF1112‎, 11-22-2014 12:52 PM
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Motivational Quotes

Just came across this quote today: “Men do not decide their future. They decide their habits and their habits decide their future.” – Mike Murdock What are your favorite motivational quotes?

cztaylor‎, 11-15-2014 11:06 PM
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Gratuitious 3 months picture

Hey all, First, I would like to apologize in advance for the pure shallowness of this post. Tonight I hold my 37th birthday party, and I also "celebrate" full three months since when I started my transformation, 22nd of August. So, since I was a fat slob for most of my life, here is a narcissistic...

Soundastic‎, 11-22-2014 07:21 AM
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check out my new blog… hoping to motivate some people :)

I had my son a year ago and just recently started a blog to chronicle my fitness journey and hopefully motivate people. Please check it out if you get a chance :) I would love feedback! (I posted this in the female section as well) http://sarahrammfit.wordpress.com

lilramm‎, 10-01-2014 05:51 AM
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What could I do with my' genetics?

I'm wanting to trim down my' waist and build my' upper body up to get more of a broad chested/shouldered look. But I'm not sure what I can do with my' frame. It seems I've got a rectangular build and not a v-shape. Plus I'm not sure what somatotype I am. lol

Ofthefire‎, 11-18-2014 03:49 PM
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Craziest legs in the industry hands down!!!

Who had the craziest legs ??

TheRebelion‎, 11-18-2014 11:10 AM
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Huge Feeling of Nostalgia - Best Workout I've Had in 14 Years

When I was 13-14 I started bodybuilding (I stopped Sr. year of HS but that's another story). I didn't have a car, obviously I was not even 16, so I started to accumulate gym equipment with my earnings from my part-time after school job. I eventually ended up getting everything you see in the...

DannPM‎, 11-15-2014 10:25 PM
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Weird chest shape? flat/no under shadow. Can I change it?

This may be a really weird or stupid question so sorry in advance but hopefully someone gets what I'm asking. It seems like every other guy's chest is buff with a rounded bottom which creates a shadow underneath. My chest is very....an awkward blob. It doesn't have much shape; especially in...

bicecube1632‎, 11-20-2014 11:49 PM
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Online Personal Training!!!

Hey everyone, I just released my online personal training website, train2invent.com and im trying to get my name out there. I'm an exercise science major and a nationally qualified mens physique competitor getting my bachelors in Exercise Science. Im working on building my clientele, so...

Trent11‎, 11-20-2014 08:43 PM
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Cool Winter Blues

Hi everyone, I'm new to this website, I'd love some input if you have the time. Basically I've been strength training on my own and with the help of friends who know what they're doing over the last year or so. I've lost a decent amount of weight (20 lbs) and gained some nice muscle definition, but...

fitlady86‎, 11-18-2014 08:30 PM
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Smile Kick Butt Daily Motivators!

I tell my clients to look in the mirror EVERY morning and say with confidence " I'm going to have an AWESOME day and something AMAZING is gonna happen to me today!" I do this myself and find that this is one of the BEST motivators and great way to start off your day! Try it tomorrow and lmk...

FitnessByGrace‎, 11-17-2014 09:27 PM
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