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Forum: Motivation

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

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 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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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: ***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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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 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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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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Unhappy Need help getting over teenage breakup

Im 16 yrs old 5'6 150 lbs 10-12% bf looking pretty good for my age dating a short azn chick aged 19 yrs for about 8 mos. First srs relationship and I really fell in love with her because she was so weird but the good type of weird. I was naiive as chit though and invested so much in her and trusted...

5percentnatty‎, 02-22-2017 03:25 AM
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Fitness Model Nick Sandell


LivinTheLyfe‎, Yesterday 10:44 PM
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Unhappy Can't gather the motivation to do anything, any advice would help

so I'm a 22 year old male who works in a McDonalds and I'm slowly gaining weight and am very concious about it happening, but I'm literally just looking at my life go by and not do anything about it. I was a very chubby kid and around the age of 17 I started going to the gym, I lost about 40 kgs...

BekirKG‎, 01-18-2017 06:38 PM
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Thumbs up 20 Year Old Natural Bodybuilder Posing (video)

JV8xD4t_a1s After a nice year struggle of intestinal problems and switching over to a vegetarian diet due to those issues, i'm finally back to all out progression!

Dannyshaver‎, 02-22-2017 02:46 PM
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What motivates you?

Hello, I'm currently gathering research for my uni dissertation about how technology can motivate people to improve their health. I would like to know people's stories on when they felt demotivated and what made them feel motivated again. Thank you!

oliviarbusby‎, 01-17-2017 09:40 AM
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My 12 Week Transformation

What's good guys I just recently ended a 12 week cut and here are the results. And if you give a damn about how I did it and my thought process, I made a quick video explaining the main points. https://youtu.be/h4etNZbl_8o

tominho7‎, 01-15-2017 05:50 PM
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Motivation to lift & workout

What are the things that motivate you to lift and workout?

Justin7658‎, 01-24-2017 09:01 PM
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Unhappy How do ya guys stay patient and consistent to get fit?

I've been overweight all my life and it affected my self-esteem really bad. Over the years, I tried to lose weight and get that fit muscular body I've always wanted but I keep getting out of line. I cannot stay patient and consistent at all. It frustrates me so much that it makes me depressed and...

time4chnge‎, 02-10-2017 11:03 AM
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Finding motivation after life has changed.

Just over 2 and a half years ago my life was great (I can only say this looking back on it now because I really did not know how great at the time). I had a wife and three kids a house and so much more. My gym schedule was consistent and I was able to work out every day after work (This was my...

kmr1281984‎, 02-18-2017 05:10 PM
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Question Guys need some maning up advice

Hey Bros I'm 20 years old, and I am way to attached to my parents I want to go live my life but I feel way to attached to them. If they go away for the weekend I get very nervous before they leave and then sometimes I feel to nervous to eat and get a ton of anxiety and do I man up and get over this...

Aust1209‎, 02-13-2017 07:32 PM
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Lifting near the dumbell rack!!!

I HATE IT when people do this. It's so selfish does anyone else agree with me?????. If you do this please stop. You stop people from getting to the rack!. They don't stop you from working out so you shouldn't stop them!. GRRR!

JSR402‎, 08-23-2012 11:04 AM
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Love yourself and be the best that you can.

You only have yourself. Your nice car will eventually break down. Your favorite video game will eventually get scratched. Your expensive necklace will get lost. And your "faithful" girlfriend will eventually leave you. Everything that you cherish will come to an end eventually. All of your hard...

JerBrown216‎, 02-18-2017 02:41 PM
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To tired to hit the gym

My exams are nearly over, nearly 2 months my days consisted only of studying eating and working out. This friday is my last exam but I'm feeling so tired lately, I can't for the life of me hit my bulk calories because my stomach is tense and my workouts are a pain to finish (can't lift as much...

GammaDude‎, 01-30-2017 09:36 AM
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Unhappy 21, 5' 5" tall, 48kg and severely depressed

Hi everyone, Since young age I have always been skinny and it's been increasingly bringing me down. Just over a year ago I weighed 38kg, sometimes less than that. I experienced suicidal thoughts for a significant period of time, but I pushed myself to eat more and more and gained 10kg (which was...

fml9999‎, 02-22-2017 04:11 PM
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Crippling anxiety is really holding me back, need some help.

I would really appreciate any advice. I'm on the verge of a panic attack. Why? Because I have kickboxing training in an hour. Theres literally no reason for the anxiety. I recently joined a kickboxing gym, I'm going 3 days a week, mon, wed and fri and this is my second time going. Why would I...

shinjirodesu‎, 02-22-2017 09:31 AM
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Gym Panic Attacks

Long story short i've suffered from anxiety/panic for a long time...mostly panic though. My first super bad one was at the gym 12 years ago. I completely over did it on a cardio machine and came close to passing out or at least telling the people there i needed an ambulance. That kind of started...

TommyDigital13‎, 02-23-2017 06:48 AM
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Tired of it but I never stick with it....

So...Idk how to start..But I'll say that I've had a weight problem for the long time and with that you do get depression as the combo package deal being the laughing stock and all and the whole suicidal thing...hahaha. I've been big all my life maxing out at 360 I got down 230 once In my life but...

RojoKuma‎, 02-22-2017 07:52 PM
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Break-up/motivational songs

Long story short: Need songs similar to cinderella man (eminem), 25 to life (eminem) remember the name (fort minor), perfect replacement (datsik remix) and also some songs with a good driving beat (like julian calor - make me feel or uppers (quix remix), frag out (dj assass1n) or coffee (figure...

Nihilus66‎, 02-03-2017 07:38 PM
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Extreme self hate and workout addiction, please help

I'm 16 years old 5 10 and 150 lbs. I had been overweight for a long time and finally dropped all my body fat and am now bulking. Anyway, I know i have made so much progress from where I have come but I want to be so much better. I hate myself all the time. I have lost my social life and have no...

zman12345‎, 02-22-2017 09:11 AM
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Bench press and core strenght?

After some time of lifting I reached 70kf on flat bench and when Im doing last reps sometimes i can feel the pain in the stomach right side. I always was doing every exercise to its limits but when I reached the 70kg mark I felt it for the first time. Its not hurting but Im worrier about some...

johnnybgood8‎, 02-21-2017 11:48 AM
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Motivation to get back on track

G'day everyone, Apologies if this is in the wrong section, or is not appropriate. I'm just looking to get some motivation and tips to help with my specific circumstances, and thought this sub-forum would be the best area in which to do it. Basically, I've hit a bit of a wall. I decided last...

Conflicted92‎, 02-22-2017 07:37 AM
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How do you stay motivated while healing an injury?

Hey all, I'm new to lifting weights, I started about two years ago in my early 30's. I did lots of research and reading, consulted with trainers, worked on proper form, and set up a good plan for my goals. I read Starting Strength and worked on a 3x5 program for almost a year, and since then...

Hendo1024‎, 01-02-2017 07:16 AM
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I have the workout plan, how to eat, and the supplements, but my biggest obstacle is getting over the intimidation of the gym. I have no problem going, in fact I have really wanted to go for a long time, but then I get crippled by the fear/intimidation of everyone there who are crazy fit. Help

shager8‎, 01-31-2017 07:13 AM
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Dealing with Depression and Anxiety. Advice and Seeking Advice

I'm really enjoying this site so far, at least this specific thread because of how encouraging and nice people are. Okay, let's jump to the meat of this. I have depression and anxiety generalized and social. It's a mixed bag of f'd up in my head. I wrote about this in another post on here, but just...

SavageVegan‎, 12-08-2016 11:09 PM
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I'm a skinny guy , trying to get fit

Hello everyone. I'm 16 years old really skinny guy. I weigh about 55 kilos and I don't have any muscles. After a little but humiliation by others I decided to buff up a little. At first I started going gym and lifting but now I can't goto gym anymore due to some reasons. So for now I do abs workout...

Inamuldc‎, 01-30-2017 06:59 AM
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