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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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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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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: ***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 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: 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: 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 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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Thumbs up Looking for a workout buddy in NYC or Northern NJ

Whats up bodybuilding.com! I'm 26 and I've been training for 10 years. I've had the body I want before and now its just OK. I found that I train much better with a buddy. I'll join your gym perhaps. I work in the city but live in Teaneck, NJ. My schedule is flexible.

JoshHGreenberg‎, Today 07:51 PM
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Basing your goal physique on someone else (What weight to aim for?)

Bit of a chitpost, but I'd like an answer nonetheless. Say you've seen someone, a celeb, sportsperson, bodybuilder etc. and you think, 'OK, that's my goal physique'. Is there a way you can work out what weight you'd need to be to look like them if you know their height? Say I see someone who...

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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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Angry Motivation not being at school

Hello! So I'm in somewhat of a hard position right now. I am a college student, and have found myself in a bit of a slump. When I am at school I am constantly crazy busy. I am involved in many aspects of my college life and have a very challenging major. I always manage to eat right, and...

blondil1‎, Yesterday 05:28 PM
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skinnyfat, unmotivated and depressed

Hey guys, 2 years ago I was 92kgs and 10% BF. I injured my elbow May 2015 (fixed now) and now I'm 95kgs and fat as **** (bf estimate 25%). My question is; what do I do? I feel stuck. I don't want to cut because I'll end up with spaghetti arms and 0 muscle mass. On the other hand, I don't...

League_God‎, 06-07-2016 05:21 AM
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Thumbs up Eric Thomas - Motivational Speaker

This guy has became an inspiration in my life. I watch his videos every day. :) If you've perused the motivational videos thread you've no doubt probably seen this video: 3NQREuc7JX8 The guy who is giving the speech is named Eric Thomas. Eric dropped out of high school and was homeless for...

MetaFitX23‎, 06-14-2010 08:15 PM
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working graveyard and maintaining

HI! So Ive just reached a new position in my lab, however, its a graveyard shift and 4- 10's. Ive never worked night shifts and Im worried that it will affect my hormones/body/ etc. Does anyone here work night-shifts and still weight lift? I need advice and to not worry that I wont lose what...

allyschultzie‎, 06-22-2016 09:02 AM
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Why are you really doing it?

Hi guys, I had a moment today where I realised the real reason behind why I'm trying to get fit. I thought it was just to look better in the mirror but the fact is that I'm pretty unhappy with myself generally and I want to prove to myself that I can do this. I feel as if I can't stop because if I...

Mikeleesyd‎, Yesterday 04:35 AM
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(Stronglifts) Advice on recovery/modifying my program

I'm doing a 5x5 program; 3 days a week, squats everyday, bench on day 1 and 3, deadlift on day 2, overhead press on the same days as bench, and rows on day 2. I did the program a few months ago and worked my way up to 200 lbs on squat, and I was really happy. Stronglifts (The program I've been...

brendoncurtis‎, Yesterday 02:40 PM
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Hit my goal of 155-160 pounds. 40 pounds lost in 7 months.

Just figured I'd update from my last post, as it seemed to motivate a couple of peeps. Was 190 something pounds in November. Prior to that I was going to the gym 5-6 times a week lifting heavy and hoping I'd somehow lose weight by just simply staying active and lifting weights. If youre struggling...

adsiduitas‎, Yesterday 03:21 AM
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How has working out improved your life?

We all have some days when we're excited to get to the gym and work hard, and others where we're tired, pressed for time, things aren't going well, and we'd much rather sleep or sit on the couch. So to keep in mind for us when we're having a bad day and don't feel like doing anything, I'm asking......

FearTheEngineer‎, 06-26-2016 07:06 PM
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Post Gym

What do you do to get motivated for the gym?

royaldeadman‎, Yesterday 09:26 AM
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Keeping motivated with StrongLifts 55

I learned the hard way trying to do a heavy 55 weight without doing lighter warmup set first.... PAIN I feel i need to get advice on breathing during 5x5. What do guys do to stay motivated past the first 6 weeks on 5x5?

boston09op‎, 06-27-2016 11:06 PM
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tanning

Laying naked on the deck hoping to get more colour on my a$$...anyone else ???

wetjock‎, 06-13-2015 10:38 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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Rising like a phoenix from the ashes

Hi, I have been lifting for 2 years now and for 2 months I haven't been in the gym because my girlfriend left me and I was really sad and started to drink and developed a minor drinking problem.This morning I woke up with a serious hangover and felt really sorry myself because I was a miserable...

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Talking Really Happy With Myself!

After I joined bodybuilding forums I've been motivated to lose some pounds I put on over the years of gaming, sitting around eating, and no exercize. Due to all the amazing people and support and I'm really proud of myself. I started at the end January and have dieted and worked hard cardio to get...

VLynxV‎, 06-26-2016 01:06 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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Are you living a life of action or reaction? [motivational video]

so what type of life are you living? NWLHhg1CFaY

Aesthetica‎, 06-27-2016 10:48 PM
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Struggle is a gift!

Perhaps the struggle and pain that you are going through is not a punishment... but a gift. Because if it wasn't for that struggle and pain you would not grow into the person you are now becoming. A better, stronger and more durable you. Maybe the people that never struggle and never feel pain...

Bjm1522‎, 06-27-2016 10:50 AM
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Summer plans... out the window

About 3 weeks ago, I had to have a pilonidal cyst removed surgically, this meant that I now have a hole in my ass 2 inches long, an inch wide and about an inch deep, right down the butt crack. I've been lifting seriously for over a year and a half, and I had planned to transition from bodybuilding...

Mettiti‎, 06-27-2016 07:33 PM
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How do you stick with it?

I've been struggling with my attitude in staying consistent. I find it difficult to stick with the exercise plan I've drawn up. Like for example the other morning, my alarm got me up at 6 but it was cold outside, I was still pretty sore my previous workout and I didn't get the full 7 or 8 hours...

Mikeleesyd‎, 06-20-2016 02:29 AM
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Body changes before and after

It's been 15 months since I first started lifting, I began at age 16 (almost 17) and here I am just 2 days 18. Any criticism welcome and how to keep speed of gains going,( their slowing down!

jcourtney11‎, 06-27-2016 04:52 PM
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Another Typical Transformation Video lolz

For those who are just starting out or having trouble staying on track, just know that if you stay consistent, learn from your mistakes, and surround yourself with positive and helpful people, you'll get closer to your goals! Check out my 6-year body transformation below: ...

quikieemart‎, 06-27-2016 02:12 PM
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Too tired to go to the gym after work

I'm nearly 33yo and I've been on and off on gym for the last few years. I'd go for 1 8 months, then stop for 3-4 then start again for 5 months etc...My record was about 1.5 year straight when I was around 27. The gym was on the ground floor and my job on the 4th floor :) . And the job was an IT...

Skag55‎, 06-26-2016 01:25 PM
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