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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: 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 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: 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: ***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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Needing Motivation

I know when it comes to motivation most people donít understand especially those who arenít into working out or never been over weight. Most people just make fun or say just do it. Iím looking for some kind of motivation, I know I should just look in the mirror and that be enough motivation. But...

brmaxey‎, Today 11:19 AM
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Music

I'm looking for new music to listen to while i work out. I've personally found that words in almost every song ruin the environment so please. NO SINGING. I'm looking for drums and guitars and bases mostly, but any instrument can make an appearance. I want something interesting but Not painful...

000new000‎, 10-24-2014 07:35 PM
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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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Exclamation Fighting for my life.

My name is River, and I'm fighting for my life. I suffer from depression and anxiety, and I'm only 16 years old. Dealing with my depression has gotten me to a point where I'm already at risk for heart disease and other health problems( I already suffer from hypertension). I've tried many different...

riverq1‎, Yesterday 09:15 AM
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Question about returning to weights after injury

Within the next month or so I should be getting back into lifting and cardio after a shoulder reconstruction. Before my injury I got quite solid and now I've obviously lost all that size bar my legs, my question is when I get back to lifting and training again will I get my size back and lose...

kickboxer442‎, Today 01:48 AM
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Regaining 45lb lost during sickness

Hi All, I am trying to get back into shape after spending the last year trading punches with colon cancer. I lost 12kg (97-85) over two months when the sickness got hold of me, and another 10kg (85-75) while recovering in hospital after my resection. I had my operation last November. I was...

Bustednz‎, 10-28-2014 06:52 PM
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Music motivation?

Hey! I'm getting a little tired of my playlist and I'm wondering if anyone out there has any suggestions of songs that help them push themselves? I'm a big fan of metal (Disturbed/Sabaton/In Flames etc) so anything in the alternative genre (something similar to Sick Puppies - You're Going Down)...

Sonasse‎, Yesterday 06:54 AM
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Expected Yearly Gains??

Well I am failrly new to the bodybuilding community... X crossfitter but I wasn't gaining the muscle mass I truly want from such training... That being said .. what sort of Muscle Gains can I expect to produce within a year? I am well aware of the long periods of time it takes to shape ones body...

Scrilla332‎, Yesterday 08:17 PM
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my story.

So 6 months ago I was 225 lbs 5'8 after a 45 lbs weight loss I'm now sitting at 180. I've learned so much about my body and how to exercise with form. I can tell you anyone that is in my position to go for it and never stop. I can not express how good I feel and how much less pain I experience. I...

Kozak911‎, 10-26-2014 09:26 PM
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Am i doing something wrong?

Went to the gym on Sunday for 2 hours, and worked on legs mostly. My legs still hurt now two days later. this happened the last time I went to the gym as well. Everything hurt for a week before the pain subsided enough that I could go to the gym again. btw, I joined the gym 2 weeks ago. Also,...

scorpia95‎, 10-28-2014 01:36 PM
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1st experience at the gym = awful

So, Hello everyone. Have some motivation questions. I've been doing home exercise for a few years after finding out I have Spina Bifida 2 summers ago. I've always tried to take it easy, but I finally got a membership to a gym close to my house through my work. Great! ready to take the next step....

dreimer12‎, 07-30-2014 07:23 AM
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Talking I need help!!

Hi! So i was thinking of making a brand for some clothing... Its a new project. I would like YOU to give me ideas to create a brand something related with gym something that has a meaning.. Like for example one of my bfs friend have an amazing company called boom means "Means body over our mind" i...

natynovoa‎, Yesterday 02:36 PM
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Finally back on track!!!! LONG crazy story.

Hello everyone. My name is Max. I used to be a daily user of these forums for several years starting in 2005 when I was fresh into active duty military and starting becoming a fitness nut. I was always fat as a kid, and after high school I ballooned up to a whopping 295lbs by age 18. After...

TheMaximum9901‎, Yesterday 11:59 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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How Did Your Social Life Change Once You Got Fit?

Once you went thru your transformation, how did your social life change?

theroachman‎, 10-27-2014 11:31 AM
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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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New guy, Same ol story.

Hey everyone, i'm new to this site however i have seen posts here in the past. today is my first day of actually joining this site's forum. You can call me Jay for short (whole name is extremely long) however the reason for my title , the second part "same ol story" is just as true as ever. I'm...

Jwoods4290‎, 10-24-2014 09:58 PM
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Wink Rollarcoaster!

They're sometimes where i'm super stoked about working out and i'll stay motivated for a month and then something just hit me and I get lazy. What would you suggest that would keep you going? I know people will say look at what you will be not what you are presently, but man, sometimes I just dont...

kminjee‎, 10-28-2014 09:35 AM
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looking for some help

I've decided to change my life, and start trying to live a healthier life. But I've ran into an issue, I know this sounds dumb, but I'm active duty military, and the first time I sat foot In the gym, I was looked like I was a loser and had no business In the gym. Which is really discouraging, does...

jburton121‎, 10-26-2014 09:02 PM
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Poll Poll: TRUE Natural Bodybuilding

Do you also find that the chemicalization of bodybuilding has gone through the roof? Do you also no longer recognize yourself in modern natural bodybuilding, in which prohibited substances (drugs) are used off-season and numerous other non-nutrient chemicals (sport supplements) are used...

Mister-10‎, 10-28-2014 02:12 PM
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how much to lift

Hello Lifting Guru's I am a newbie to lifting and I need some help in understanding my lifting ability. I am 230(used to be 300 lost 70 pounds by proper diet and cardio) and 5 10. How much do i need to start on my benches and squats and how often i need to be increasing them? ...

NuBLifting‎, 10-28-2014 09:52 AM
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I'm really struggling right now

I'm a 17 year old high school senior right now. I've got a lot of my plate like school, college, work, wrestling, and studying for the SAT. I'm so worried that I'm not going to get into college because I have a low gpa and think I'm going to do horribly on the SAT. I am also worried I won't get a...

cornellwrestler‎, 10-27-2014 04:22 PM
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I need some push.

So, July 4'th I weighed myself and was depressingly shocked when I found out I weighed 250 lbs. My job requires me to travel a lot, so normally I live out of hotels. Which makes it a tad difficult, however with using the treadmills and lifting the weights they have in the "gym" I was able to...

MightyMaus‎, 10-10-2014 05:20 PM
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Willpower Wizardry: How-to Hack Your Discipline to Stay Fit--Even When You're Lazy

Full text, images, + Willpower Cheatsheet can be found at: www.gymhackers.com/willpower-wizardry Back when I weighed 265lbs, I got banned from six flags.The lap bar came down over my legs, and the park attendantís face dropped. He gave the bar a good push to fit me on, but I knew what was...

GIGAJONES‎, 10-27-2014 05:54 PM
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Need advice on how to recover lost strength?

Well, these last few weeks have not been my greatest. At the beginning of the month I was at my peak fitness wise. Since then, a combination of poor sleep, the flu and poor diet have really taken a toll on me. Since then, I've lost about 10 pounds, lost a ton of strength, lost muscle mass and...

AquaForest‎, 10-22-2014 05:47 AM
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