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

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 05:19 AM
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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 07:35 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 01:34 PM
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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 03:03 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 09:04 AM
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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 10:38 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 02:50 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 04:00 PM
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Post Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum Rules and FAQ 2011

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...

JustiNtense‎, 03-08-2011 11:04 AM
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Male Body Image Issues

I originally posted this is misc. but thought this may be a better section to post in. First off I want to ask this question? Will losing that extra bit of weight or gaining a few pounds of muscle really make your life better? Ive went through the last few years of my life thinking so. In...

Jtizz‎, Yesterday 11:14 PM
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Unhappy getting over my physical appearance issue

Ok so I've been picked on by my friends family and others for my "puny"features and "weak" appearance People don't take me seriously, I also have facial features that are underdeveloped and don't have a man's appearance yet I guess. Bodybuilding should hopefully develop my physical shape and...

davemuscleboy‎, Yesterday 03:58 PM
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Strange Situation

Just wondering if anyone has some advice for my situation. I'm an avid lifter and have been for the last year or two when not interrupted by injuries etc. However, recently I've left my job and and failed to complete my college degree due to depression. My lifting always kept me going through...

TheKiiing‎, 04-22-2014 08:52 AM
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6x Iron Man World Champion Dave Scott has a webcast!

So Dave Scott now has a webcast at http://www.x2performance.com/webcast-dave-scott-20140412/ Some pretty great stuff, it's worth a listen

BigElephant‎, 04-18-2014 01:47 AM
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I've posted on the misc for a while

And only just came across this section. Misc has started to get me down and within twenty minutes this section has changed it. Have already given out all my reps for today. Gjdm for everyone helping out others. Keep it up!

WanabeAesthetic‎, Today 05:49 AM
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Angry Parents discourage me now that I'm "thin"

So I'm 17 years old and ever since I was a kid, I've been always kinda chubby. I did sports a lot growing up but the thing was I also ate A LOT. I was never overweight just kinda chubby (My waistline was 33). Late last year I decided I wanted to change for the better and finally be fit so I went...

albella18‎, 03-25-2014 10:18 PM
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Want to lose 20 pounds within 6 months

hello I am 25 years old slim body with little tummy comming out these days, height is 5'7" and 155pounds weight. I am anxiously looking for some help and off course motivation and inspiration. I want at least 20 pounds loss in next 6 months and I can start from normal exercise and diet.

builders12‎, Today 04:34 AM
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Trying to take my life back...

Hi everyone! I'm DeAnna... 32, married w/o kids (unless you count my furry kids). I've struggled with PCOS for most of my life. Diagnosed at 19 and told I would most likely never have children was one of the worst things I have ever had to come to terms with. It has changed me in many ways, both...

deanna429‎, 04-21-2014 04:56 PM
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Natural Men's Physique Motivational Video :)

My brother put these clips together from our channel to highlight our 2013 competitions and training. Let us know what you think of it, feedback is much appreciated. We still have a long way to go in regards to our physiques but we are improving everyday. :) ...

SkinnyPhysique‎, 04-19-2014 02:18 PM
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Talking In need of your motivational/inspiring stories!

Motivate and Inspire the Masses on The FIT List. Seeking people who want to use their story in order to help people reach their health and fitness goals. Submit your story to thefitlistinfo@gmail.com We want to know: 1. What happened in your life to make you realize it was time for a...

TheFITlist‎, Yesterday 04:30 PM
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1 RM went down, no motivation left

The past two days I decided to test my 1RM on squat and deadlift. Last time I tested was about a month and a half ago and in the past month and a half i've been working out consistently. My eating has been about the same as it was before as has everything else, with the exception of the last two...

fiercegoldfish‎, 04-22-2014 06:45 AM
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Coping with lifes challenges

Through my life i've struggled with issues, just like everyone has, and just wanted to hear how you dealt with them. I fell into depression after a difficult time through high school, an abusive childhood then a failed marrige, substance and alcohol abuse. I finally saw a doctor after a suicide...

P4ULLY‎, 05-14-2013 04:54 PM
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Just broke up w/ my girlfriend. Need some motivation and positive encouragement..

I just broke up with my long time girlfriend because we just weren't right for each other and didn't agree on a majority of the necessary things that make relationships work. Needless to say, the last 6 or so months with her have been the hardest emotionally in my entire life. It was an emotional...

qpoonz‎, Yesterday 07:10 AM
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Do you feel that motivation for scholaristic pursuits are more difficult.

Somehow i always find motivating myself for physical activites always much easier compared to studying. U see so many motivation videos involving lifting weights for example but yet 0 for studying.

IripOffYourFace‎, 04-18-2014 04:44 PM
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Pre-Gym/MMA/Crossfit?Etc.. Ritual?

What do you guys do right before you head out to get in a good workout? Is it a certain thing you have to do or just a simple decision to just head out? Mine: Sipping on my PWO or maybe Green Tea while watching a video with Scott Adkins or Kai Greene training and getting synched into my zone....

Yoshioi‎, 04-21-2014 03:41 PM
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How can a hardliner/ectomorph gain mass?

I've been working out for some time now and I realized that my weight bearly changes. After doing my research on what was the issue, I learned I was a hardliner or ectomorph. These are those guys who are tall with a slim physique. We have the hardest time gaining mass. So with that being...

loronj‎, 04-22-2014 06:13 PM
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My story

I entered senior year of high school at a modest 133 pounds. This is extremely small I know. The past two months ive dedicated and trained harder than ever. My mind and body are stronger than ever before. Now 8 weeks later im at 156 and have dropped my body fat even when gaining all that weight. I...

Reppintothemax‎, Yesterday 06:53 AM
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Motivational Story

Quick into, basically I am a 18 year old male who is keen on getting a good physique. I am committed and dedicated to the workouts in calisthenics I do at the park and also in-home. I find it enjoyable to also motivate others along the way and to assist them in building their inner-strength so no...

ChangeOfStyle‎, 02-08-2014 09:12 AM
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getting up in the morning

just wanted to say i have lots of motivations for getting myself in shape. i can come here and looks at peoples progress, look at some random fat guy walking down the street and tell myself i dont want to be like that...several other things. the problem is how do you guys keep this stuff on your...

outofshapeguy‎, 07-14-2009 11:40 AM
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Exclamation What do you think is an impossible max lift/mile time combination?

Keep in mind that this all has to be at the same time. Please include: Bench Deadlift Squat Mile time Any others you'd like to add. I am asking for a friend who wants to do something that people think is impossible. Please no answers like 1 second mile or 1,000 lb. bench

thatoneguy1313‎, Yesterday 12:53 AM
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All you need to get motivated for anything.

youtube.com /watch?v=Hj0jzepk0WA Nuff said.

pijef‎, 04-22-2014 07:56 PM
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go to the gym motivation

When I'm in the gym, i have enough motivation and energy to work hard. In the lead up to going to the gym i have to motivate myself and convince myself to go. And always do. Drinking coffee, listening to music or movie clips help. I'm sick of having to motivate myself beforehand. What do...

Gios‎, 07-20-2009 09:46 PM
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Hammer Curls vs. Alternating Curls

Can hammer curls build to much outside bicep that it takes away from the ball look of your bicep?

michaelegill‎, 04-22-2014 02:27 PM
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Talking Before and after.

My Introduction (don't read if you DGAF): Hey guys! my name is cheljos and I've been going to the gym for 3 years so far, and I LOVE it. I am not into bodybuilding (yet), but I think I should give it a try. I also like reading, listening to music and going out with friends. And yeah, that's...

Cheljos‎, 04-22-2014 12:02 PM
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