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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 08:12 AM
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Smile Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing The Human Body.

I have to say is a great read and quite motivational, I just picked it up at the local library, and can't put it down. I would reccomend anyone give it a read regardless of goals in lifting.

matt200710‎, Today 01:45 AM
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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 05:14 AM
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Need desperate help for a desperate change

Hey Guys, New to all this, but I am currently 23 yrs old 6 foot tall and a scrawny 51kg (112lbs). so as you can see im in need of dire help as i'm sick of not being taken seriously due to my body size and i dont want to look like a child for the rest of my life. What I'm looking for is...

RageyRy‎, Today 01:06 AM
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Feeling really down after my results

So i today went to the gym and did an inbody weigh in (something that calculate the fat, muscle mass and water ) and this what realyy really put me down and made me think of not continuing. The results came out it shows that i have gained about 3 kilos of muscle and nearly the same amount if fat in...

ronaldinho92‎, Yesterday 02:11 PM
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Gym all to myself

Hey for a while now my work schedule has changed and I have had to workout at different times. I used to lift with the owner of the gym but schedules conflict and I am now working out when the gym is closed and have the whole thing to myself. It's great not having to wait on things and can play...

jastrong‎, Yesterday 12:02 PM
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Missing Workouts

Ive been lifting for 4 months. The first 3 1/2 consitstent but only like the final 2 or 3 weeks really 100% seriously. Just when i started getting serious one thing after another pops up, brb college essays, several hours of hw, got sick etc..... In the past 3 weeks ive only lifted 4 out of the 9...

enr33‎, 10-15-2014 03:19 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, 04-23-2014 07:10 AM
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I quit drinking, for ever!

I wanted to start this thread for a little motivation to not drink again. I will update my progress as the weeks/months go on with honest feedback from the weekends events. Reasons: -Legal troubles in the past. -I'm newly married and if I want to have a healthy relationship with my wife I can...

TNetz‎, 08-17-2009 09:41 AM
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Lacking confidence around females

Okay. I've been lacking confidence around women for a while. I'm in my young 20s, and truly have a great, appealing physique. I'd probably be a few months from show ready; but year round I'm definitely hoe ready. I turn loads of heads while at the gym. Get constant compliments on my physqiue, how...

oskfunker‎, 10-20-2014 01:34 PM
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I just found out my grandpa used to be a body builder: pics

Just to give a little bit of background, I found out recently that my grandfather was a body builder in his younger years. He was runner up Mr. Illinois in I believe 1959! My grandparents were divorced when my mom was young, and he never had much of a relationship with her. He is still alive and...

SnailblazerSS‎, 01-08-2010 12:54 PM
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Talking My Journey from Fat to Shredded this Year!

So I'll keep it as short as I can. Perma-bulked up to 240lbs, and probably well over 20% BF. Needed to lose all my fat, so I could lean bulk and take this seriously as I would love to step on stage by the time I'm 30! =] Decided to document my progress with a Six Pack Shred video series for...

WelshBeats‎, Yesterday 04:10 PM
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People holding you back

So I've been wanting to go for the gym for years but have simply never even gotten around to it purely due to the fact that I have nobody to get me through it. How did you guys get into it & how did you find someone to get you through it?

ThatGamerBrad‎, 10-19-2014 12:11 PM
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Need help

I am fat. 280lbs of mostly fat. I am having a hard time staying motivated to work out. Has anyone else had the same problem and how did you overcome it and get the drive to lose weight.

christopherwurm‎, 10-20-2014 09:51 PM
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How to get motivated after a long time off with depression and gaining alot of weight

So how do you get motivated again? Essentially what happened was I went through a bad depression and a bad break up in October up and it lasted until mayish, then in June had a major car accident, then got really sick and now I got a clean bill of health and I'm trying to get back into it. ...

harpz05‎, 10-07-2014 08:12 PM
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Working out for night workers?

I've read online about when to stop eating during the day for a normal person and when to workout and whatnot but my schedule is different. I get home from work at 10PM and stay awake until 3AM, and that's when I go to bed. I get up at 2PM usually (2 hours before work, getting 10 hours of sleep...

LunarAkemi‎, 10-19-2014 10:19 PM
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Injured for more than a year

Hello iv not had a workout a good workout in a year because of this shoulder injury. It's been a year plus bring doing rigorous rehab shoulders feeling better Any tips shoulders front delts were over developed Need motivation from someone who has been out the gym for a long time

FutureMrO786‎, 10-20-2014 06:37 PM
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2 Minute Exercise Motivation Survey for Psych Class

Hi! I am enrolled in a Research Methods in Psychology Class, and a semester-long assignment of ours is to draft a research topic, create an experiment to gather results, analyze said results, and create a slick presentation to show the rest of my class what we discovered. My topic is on...

HalloweenJesus‎, 10-15-2014 09:11 PM
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How often you do workout? Do you prefer to do workout with a company or by urself?

I've talked to my friends about whether they like a company when they go, and they all have different thoughts about that, and their answers are interesting, I am curious what is your preference

Sammyizza‎, 10-09-2014 10:43 AM
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Lifestyle Changes

Alright guys I've never posted to a forum before but I am at a loss. I've been reading some of these motivational threads and they helped me out a little it's just my situation is a little unique. See I have always been athletic (state track runner, baseball) but last year I started going to the...

Flickmybic36‎, 10-19-2014 01:06 PM
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How to deal with no lifting during a death in the family.

I've been training for 2 years straight and seen amazing gains and still gaining good mass. My mother has been suffering cancer for about a year, and it's very hard for me typing this right now but these are her last days of life anyday now. Of course I cannot just go to the gym and start lifting...

Bdub313‎, 10-19-2014 11:13 AM
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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 12:25 PM
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Is there no other way in life to rise without kneeling?

You may know the saying: "One must learn to kneel if he's ever to rise" But seriously it sickens me whenever someone above my statue orders something or acts superior to me. Currently I'm at the elections camp for the college football trying to make it to the team , most of the applicants...

Sinan09400‎, 10-15-2014 02:22 PM
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Is You Tube the only source for free Golden Age bodybuilder videos?

So I'm looking for videos of my favorite golden age bodybuilders and other then some clips here or there on You Tube the only thing I find are sites that are trying to sell old bodybuilder DVD's for $40 or more. Any free options out there?

HovhannesB‎, 10-18-2014 06:51 PM
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Seriously, what is so wrong about yelling or talking to yourself at the gym?

I mean, I have my own power rack at home... and yes, i'm known as the over dramatic one of my group of friends lol, but what is so wrong about pumping yourself up? I talk and yell at myself to pump myself up. i'm a small dude and tell myself, "come on. you wanna be a phucking pipsqueak the rest...

RazorMamon‎, 10-17-2014 10:56 AM
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Red face Motivate Yourself

I have some keychains to motivate yourself check them out and they are only 10! No need to rip you off Check them out fb.com/fitkeychains Sorry to bother

FitKeyChains‎, 10-17-2014 11:56 AM
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