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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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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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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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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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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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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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Im getting tired of this .. *rage*

So today I walk into mcdonalds at 12:00am with my buddies, we were playing monopoly deal. Obviously I was not eating because I'm cutting and my macro's are tight. So all my friends who aren't fat or fit either are ordering mcdoubles, fries, mcflurries and downing it like its nothing. They've never...

tonyl96‎, Yesterday 09:45 PM
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Gym I go to sucks losing motivation

Hey guys, So i've been lifting for a couple years now and throughout those years I've never felt unmotivated to lift. Like, any time I had to miss a day I double timed the next day. But it's just recently that I've been hitting a slump. I'm starting to get lazy. I'm actually in gym at a...

JHDog93‎, 07-31-2014 06:59 PM
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How to stay motivated.

I need help staying motivated i have only been lifting for 6 months i love it. The main problem i have is staying motivated im at 11% bodyfat and want to get under 10% but im not motivated enough to do it i do not do any cardio and my diet is crap the only reason my body fat isn't way higher is...

MrBailey23‎, 07-28-2014 07:41 PM
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Red face Getting over gym anxiety, tell me about your first-time gym experiences

Hey everyone.. I've been all over the net searching for help with my gym anxiety and all I see is "everyone is there for the same reason" and I definitely get that.. But here is where my anxiety comes from. I have no idea how a gym works, and I don't understand proper equipment etiquette. I've...

eschell1‎, 07-17-2014 10:02 AM
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Unhappy Having trouble with alcohol

Alright well to be straight up,I have a problem with alcohol. I am in a Life slump right now but Iam trying to stay positive and get myself out of it. It is a long story but lately I have been drinking a lot to cover emotions.. I am dying to get myself back into my old shape but I really need to...

WickerCT‎, 07-20-2014 11:06 PM
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Question Who are you inspired by?

I started bodybuilding to be like Arnold Schwarzenegger, who motivated you to start working out and how?

henryhernandez1‎, 07-31-2014 02:01 PM
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Keeping motivated to hit the gym after a hard days work.

I'm having trouble finding the strength and motivation to go to the gym after work these days. I got a job as an electrical apprentice a few months ago, I'm happy with the job but the physical labor takes all the energy out of me. On a average I'm digging trenches with a pick and shovel for 4-7...

Joeheim‎, 08-31-2010 06:08 PM
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Depressed and in need of motivation.

When I was 15 I was 280 pounds, lazy, terrible eating habits, and lacked discipline. I hated it, so I completely changed my lifestyle, learned as much as I could about fitness and nutrition, and by 18 I was a solid 190. Then I got into smoking weed and black n mild cigars(tobacco, much more harsh...

jlk22393‎, 07-21-2014 04:43 PM
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Why won't my body build muscle? Am I over exaggerating?

Here's my story. Sorry it might be a tad long. I've been working out since December time of last year so roughly eight months. I am 20 years old and 5"8. From December to May I was working unstructured, mainly doing machines since as a beginner those are the easiest things to do. But along my...

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Working Out

I go to the YMCA to workout about 5 times a week. I weigh 145 lbs and have weighed that for about 2 years. I eat so much food and can't seem to gain a pound. I've tried everything from heavy weight workouts low reps to high rep workouts with low weight. I just want to put on muscle and get big. Any...

h3at0wn‎, Yesterday 01:02 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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Am I the only one on here that bodybuilds primarily to get women?

I do this primarily to get women. I've read the motivational threads and that doesn't seem to be the primary motivator for most people on this site. Am I alone on this?

Nate the Snake‎, 07-16-2014 04:12 PM
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Unhappy Chocolate Milk addiction

You may think this is bull****, but its not, If I don't drink at least 1liter of chocolate milk a day I go crazy, I usually drink it after meals so I get that "satisfaction" feeling, If I dont drink it no matter what I eat I will stay hungry lol, also If I dont drink it I just can't seem to...

PabloCamara‎, 07-15-2014 07:20 PM
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Gym anxiety

Been going to the gym on and off over 4 years, and i still can't shake it, i've never attempted a weight i cannot do for atleast 10 reps. I usually just look at the ground the entire time for fear of catching someones eye in the mirror. How do you guys do it. Serious.

TedyP‎, 07-26-2014 09:07 PM
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I didn't lose much progress right?

My wife ended up in the hospital and we have no one around to watch our kids so I had to stay home and miss the gym for the last 3 days. The first day I managed to keep my protein and fats up but the last two days My protein has fallen to where I have gotten only like 120 grams. I am sweating it...

bigperm0107‎, 07-31-2014 08:04 PM
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How to de-motivate yourself?!

Odd question but how do you DE motivate yourself? I love working out but I'm meant to be sticking to a 4day split with 3 rest days/week so as not to overtrain. I find it really difficult to get my brain to accept "less is more" with lifting and that rest days aren't wasted days - I find it hard the...

realdurtysouth‎, 07-31-2014 07:17 AM
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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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Smile Gynecomastia Surgery, advice for now and the future.

Hi, I'm 17 years old and have had gynecomastia since grade 4ish and now in my last year of highschool I am finally getting rid of it. Reasons for getting them couldve been genetics as my father has them too, over consumption of soy milk through puberty to recently because I am allergic to dairy...

whatsupimAndrew‎, 03-20-2012 05:26 PM
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Wink Workout Music mix for beast mode :D

Hey people! I made this Workout Music Mix cause it's awesome to workout with music :p,hope it's alright to post it here. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Enjoy the Music and start Pumpin' some Iron ! I can't post a full...

TheNoob98‎, 07-31-2014 07:54 PM
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Eat Stop Eat - fasting

Has anyone tried his methods? Or has an opinion on his book?

PabloCamara‎, 07-31-2014 04:21 PM
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What made you start and never stop?

Looking for motivation stories and what makes you keep going. Why did you start? How did you get through the first week and continue to work out?

kingbrah21‎, 07-28-2014 11:29 PM
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68 Year Old Bodybuilder Heading To The CBBF Championships.

We always here people outside of the BB community talk about how bad it is to get old, how the body stops working...but then people like this appear and we remember if we keep putting in the work we will keep getting great results. This is my buddy Wayne, I made this short motivational video about...

RyanORuggles‎, 07-31-2014 01:57 PM
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Really skinny kid want to start going to the gym during college.

I've went to the gym through spurts in high school, but I'm tired of being a twig and I'm leaving for school in 4 weeks and my college has a perfect gym with everything you could possibly need to work out. Now, I'm really small and skinny and I can't do heavy chest workouts because of heart...

xDam96‎, 07-30-2014 11:33 PM
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For those happy with their size: How long did it take?

I know you shouldn't have regrets, but my biggest one is that I didn't start working out 10 years ago. I started about 2 years ago, spent about 18 months wasting my time, then finally learned - and started eating right from October last year. I'm currently 160ish, 13-14%ish at 5'10. I was 130 a...

Joonyer‎, 07-22-2014 01:48 PM
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