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Forum: Motivation

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

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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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 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: 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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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: ***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: 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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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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Need advice for self defence

Hello everybody. This is my first posting here and I would like to ask for an opinion. So, I am generally I very calm person and have never gotten into a fight, or more then 10 years I haven't gotten into a fight and I live in a small town and recently I had an encounter with this guy that...

NatureProphet‎, 07-23-2016 07:10 AM
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Help!!!!!!!

Spamming much. Ask Quora. Probably your best bet for getting a good answer.

darknutz‎, Today 11:54 AM
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Smile Motivation and Awareness among Pateints

As cancer has hit many parts of the world, just because of unawareness, so suggest me something unique, new idea through which cancer awareness can be spread.

ferrychristian‎, 06-26-2016 09:42 PM
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Post your own motivational training video!

Here is my edition for upper back: TNs16_5lh24

NLSTrainer‎, 06-09-2016 09:48 AM
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Finally realized Beachbody Scam

So I finally opened my eyes to how Beachbody is a complete scam. First off I was die hard Beachbody, "I can workout at home at my convenience", "A nutrition plan to map out everything makes it easy", "SHAKEOLOGY IS GOD", etc... So what was the next step? Of course become a coach right? Did that...

hendershott‎, 03-05-2014 07:23 AM
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5"10 My journey so far, need advice.

Hi, Im 23yrs old, 5ft 10 and weigh 147lb Back in 2012 i was around 150lb - skinny fat. Never lift a thing in my life and would avoid any form of graft, work or heavy lifting. July 2012 - August 2013 i was so stressed and depressed i was eating around 1000 calories a day with little to no...

6Wayne‎, Yesterday 02:41 AM
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Thumbs up The Journey of the Skinnies

The Journey of the Skinnies Go join the group if you are ready for our journey ! 2.9.11 OMG, not another forum for skinny people! Hey everyone I’m Robert Edmonds (Redmond3) on bodyspace. I have seen tons and tons of forums saying that they are dedicated to helping out people who are...

redmond3‎, 02-09-2011 10:31 AM
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9to5andLift - Career & Fitness Goals

Hello Everyone! My name is James and I have a blog called 9to5andLift on Tumblr and the main focus, if not obvious, is my experiences working a regular 9 to 5 job while trying to reach specific fitness goals. When I talk about my job it's more about career development and having career goals...

jmpak001‎, 07-10-2016 09:49 PM
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what gym should i join in LA?

Hey guys just wanted to get some advice if anyone knows any cheap gyms in LA that will help me progress my friend told me to check planet fitness...but from what i've been reading that it's highly frowned upon by this community...but the price looks amazing ^.^ any other alternatives? i just...

MrEatyourCookie‎, Yesterday 03:16 AM
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Depressional motivation

Hello, guys! I'm new here and I'm feel depressed but still I decided to go to gym. Can you help with advice, how to beat depression and go for the first time after few years to new gym? And maybe this site has some cool features to track progress

ShatteredAl‎, 07-20-2016 09:09 PM
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Talking Misc. is there any possible way to actually make your penis bigger? (SRS)

Now I've never worried about penis size (6.25in.) but I'll admit my girth isn't particularly good. Regardless, I was watching pron and realized there's a chit ton of penis enlargement ads (obviously fake) But is got me thinking. Is there actually any way proven to make your dick bigger/thicker,...

ExtinctionOG‎, 07-16-2016 07:25 PM
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Motivational stories for Blog

Hello! I've been posting on Bodybuilding for the past couple of weeks and I really like the interaction I'm getting with people who have similar interests as me I also mentioned in a post that I have a blog that revolves around fitness and working a 9 to 5 job and how the two coexist. The...

jmpak001‎, 07-24-2016 09:54 PM
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You can do it. [If you're down/lonely/sad/struggling GTFIH]

Misc, Right now you might be hurting. Right now you might be upset, lonely, sad, or alone. Something in your life might feel like it's dragging you down. You might even feel like there's no escape from your circumstances. It may feel like this is perpetual, and never-ending. Or maybe you're...

TypeNirvash‎, 09-25-2015 11:05 AM
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Little story)

I started to do fitness at the same time with a friend and at first I really like this. I wanted to quickly lose weight - i was train' hard in the gym, started eating a healthy food, but the results did not appear. In the meantime, my friend has been able to lose 2 kilograms in 1.5 weeks. She...

sleepyhero‎, 07-24-2016 02:56 PM
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I can't sleep and it sucks...any suggestions?

I used to sleep around 10ish and then wake up early and get my gym workout in then but lately (for about a year) I cannot sleep until around 1-2 am and then naturally I don't feel like going to the gym at 5 or 6am like I used to because I've only had 4 hours of sleep. Usually I end up waking up...

doievenlifttho‎, 07-19-2016 11:17 AM
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Question Not sure where to go.

I'm 30 yrs old. I've gained some weight since I broke my ankle last year. I've got chronic pain in it now, and I've found out that I also have arthritis in my spine as well as a damaged L1 vertebrae. I am currently at 215 lbs. When I left basic training I was around 175. My goal is to get back to...

MrEnigma86‎, 07-23-2016 12:27 AM
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Stretch marks ruining my life (srs)

Hey guys. End of my rope here. Honestly. I absolutely despise my body and it feels like torture having to accept it when every other guy my age is in his prime. Hell even average guys still can take their shirts off without anything remarkable or out of the ordinary. I wish I had that I literally...

Broadcaster‎, 07-21-2016 01:06 AM
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Working out after getting injured

I ended up injuring my upper forearm / lower bicep area on both arms after attempting a new workout program (heavy weight, low rest times). It's been nearly 2 weeks and it's still pretty tender. I can workout but nearly everything to do with upper body hurts. So I've been doing strictly lower body...

unsensible‎, 07-20-2016 09:18 AM
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ANYONE can do it! Just have to get in the right mindset!!

So this is my first post ever in the motivation section. I don't know whether this is motivation, or me just bragging, but I want everyone to look at this thread (the beginners who are losing hope) and just know that you CAN do it. Let me tell you about my story... Going into Freshman year of...

TheGoat13‎, 07-17-2016 03:41 PM
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Having trouble with my progress

So I have worked out before but never really knew what I was doing, both with the nutrition and workout aspects. I am in Peru for this whole year and figured I would take advantage of the cheaper prices here and got a gym membership as well as their personal trainer and nutritionist packages. I'm...

luis1993‎, 07-22-2016 01:36 PM
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1 year progress, thoughts please?

Almost exactly one year of progress, what do you guys think, good progress or no? I know the first pic wasn't the greatest, apologies in advance.

Newbielifter258‎, 07-22-2016 06:00 AM
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This is why you don't want to skip leg day

If you need motivation for leg day, just look at this. Do you really want to look like this? The upper body is quite nice, but those legs. It's ****ing disgusting. Please tell me why people do this

mmddww‎, 07-21-2016 03:08 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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Unhappy At lowest point, lacking motivation

I've never thought I'd ever be saying this, but for the past 2 years I've felt depressed and lacking motivation more than ever. Before that, I've been an absolute machine and worked out enthusiastically everyday, listened to Greg Plitt, zyzz, and all kinds of motivational videos and was always...

bjjzaidufc‎, 07-17-2016 06:25 PM
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Struggling to return

Hey yall, ive been trying to return to weightlifting since high school as I havent actively been lifting since the beginning of my senior year, which was over a year ago. I worked out 5 days/week for 2-3 years straight with a few short breaks to recuperate or to deal with injuries, made decent...

Highwire‎, 07-19-2016 04:54 PM
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