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

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: 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: ***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: 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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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 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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Posing update - 19 Year old

Hey everyone, i wanted to share my posing update at 189.2lbs 6ft1. Cheers! /watch?v=TNRKwEjU9Ks

Gobroh‎, 03-23-2016 05:59 PM
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Unsupportive FiancÚ

My fiancÚ is unsupportive of my career as a trainer and my fitness goals. They are going through a rough patch in their career and it's really taking a toll. I'm supporting him but I think he looks down on me. Thoughts?

agrisci‎, 04-20-2016 06:29 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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Red face Motivation for my GF to start lifting with me???

Ive been a gym rat since I set foot in a school gym 4 years ago. I love lifting...lifting is LIFE. My gf on other hand, shes not into fitness. I struggle to get myself to the gym every day cuz she doesn't like me leaving the house!! I always try to get her to come with me but she refuses and just...

da808hammah‎, 04-27-2016 09:55 PM
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Just did 100 reps of squats with 80kg, some motivation for you!

GysdiJrHhnI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GysdiJrHhnI Freaking brutal. Did the workout on Tuesday. Haven't been this sore in years. Can barely walk. Highly recommended try it. Drenched in sweat by the end of the workout. I've done this challenge one other time with 225... that was a...

AntiGlobalist‎, 04-28-2016 06:32 PM
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Unhappy LF: Help to Motivate Spouse

This is probably a touchy subject but I was hoping that some of you might be able to give me some guidance on how to help my spouse find that motivation to change. A few months ago, despite multiple setbacks, I chose to change my life around and since then, I've dropped about 6% off my body fat...

finalpatriot‎, 04-28-2016 06:56 AM
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Early 20's with life slapping me in the face.

Hey guys, I'm not new to this forum or anything but I just re-started being active for a few reasons. In the last 9 months, I have not been to a gym more than once a week. This makes me feel terrible and look absolutely awful compared to what i was last year this time (toned 225 6' 5" to 195 of...

Altobeast‎, 04-26-2016 11:27 PM
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Anyone got some good workout spotify playlists?

I need some new playlists to listen to while I workout that will keep me hyped up. Preferably either rap or edm

ChiefPatrick‎, 04-27-2016 04:24 PM
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Early Morning Workout Motivation Help

Lately, my motivation to go the gym has really gone down. I usually wake up at 5 and hit the college gym when it opens at 6. Ik the answer is stop being a little bitch and get up on time and hit the gym hard but I was wondering whether getting adequate sleep affects this. I usually get 5 hours...

enr33‎, 04-27-2016 05:17 AM
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Motivation alert

After failing many, and I mean MANY times at trying to lose the belly. 3 month time span. Never give up!!! Still cutting. Can someone give an estimate of body fat plox?

JackStat‎, 04-26-2016 10:57 AM
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how do I give up smoking

I smoke 20 a day ;(

vicken92‎, 04-26-2016 05:10 PM
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Post Looking for a Gym in Fort Lauderdale

BB.com Friends, I wasn't sure if this is the right forum for the question, but I figure in my head I'm looking for motivation to workout while travelling, and the best way to do that is to find a gym where I'm travelling to. My wife and I will be in Fort Lauderdale mid-May (her for two weeks,...

deivegru‎, 04-20-2016 01:03 PM
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2016: My comeback from cancer!

I wanted to just share the link for my post in the group forum from the #250KCHALLENGE, but I don't have 50 posts so I'm unable to simply copy a link. I am however going to copy and paste the introduction I started that thread with in hopes that it can inspire, motivate, help someone going through...

tstruble22‎, 03-18-2016 03:19 PM
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My progress- pictures included

Thought I would share my progress from the past 8 months of training. Pushing myself every day, working out 6 days a week, and eating right. I dropped from 300 pounds (first picture) to 205 pounds (second picture). Hopefully someone can get motivated from this. It is never easy, you will fail, you...

xyzevan‎, 04-20-2016 02:30 PM
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Unhappy Need motivation!, small framed male, pictures Help!!

Hello guys, I am a 23 year old male, currently well underweight at 5'11 weighing only 9 stone. That said I believe I have a very small frame, which I cannot seem to understand as all the males in my family seem to be in good shape (they aren't the broadest bunch, but they look great!). ...

Uniyubi‎, 04-21-2016 12:39 PM
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Balancing...GF, Gym, Full Time Job and Social Life...HARD!

hey guys, anyone else having issues balancing: Full time job (48 hours / week), gym, social life and girlfriend? i can in no way maintain a social life, which i really like and yes, i had to break up with my girlfriend, i really had not enough free time for her... i wake up at 8, go to...

gmaister22‎, 04-21-2016 11:33 AM
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Coping with lifes challenges

Through my life i've struggled with issues, just like everyone has, and just wanted to hear how you dealt with them. I fell into depression after a difficult time through high school, an abusive childhood then a failed marrige, substance and alcohol abuse. I finally saw a doctor after a suicide...

P4ULLY‎, 05-14-2013 04:54 PM
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Thumbs up Helping my mom to find some motivation to workout

Hey guys, I am coming back home this summer to spend some time with my family and I am also going to be working out and practicing for my next season. I wanted to go back and help my mom find some motivation to workout and change her lifestyle. She lost her job a couple years ago and I want to...

soccerjunky7‎, 04-24-2016 10:48 PM
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Some Help Please

I've been trying for several years to get into fitness but it's been nearly impossible when plagued by anxiety, depression, and unfavourable circumstances. I wasn't even able to get treatment for my anxiety and depression after getting diagnosed. I joined these forums now as a last-ditch effort to...

HopeIsPointless‎, 04-20-2016 04:54 PM
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Post Where to go from here. Honestly!

First off, I would like to try and find some locals on this website and possibly hit up the gym with them and learn some new stuff. Trying to find locals is the tough part. 2nd, I really feel I am not progressing at the gym. I heard about something called "Plateau" or whatever it's called where...

royaldeadman‎, 04-22-2016 05:21 PM
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On the wagon, off the wagon

You know how it goes with us noobs, we hit it hard for a few weeks then quit, then rinse and repeat, spinning tires for months/years. I'm no different, been this way for a few years. Looked through the posts and found some helpful tips, I will try them out and give it my all.. again. My biggest...

Js4486‎, 04-23-2016 02:35 PM
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Transformation from obese and depressed to lean and happy.

Hey bodybuilders ! Im male 28 years old. About 94kg at 189cm and heaviest weight was around 135kg. It took alltogether about 5 years. Added muscle + fatloss. What you think about my makeover ?

Vision189‎, 04-22-2016 12:41 AM
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Need help i need to know where i stand

I started lifting weight on dec 2014 i was 15- 20% bf at 70 kgs don't know exactly now i am 74kg 163.142lbs at 15 %bf ffmi is around 22 july 2015 i was 67kg 147 lbs @ 10 bf(used albutrol 36mg and 600mg caffeine a day was not following strict diet but tried getting 3 meals a days with at...

Rockstaraditya‎, 04-21-2016 11:11 AM
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dealing with haters

recently since i started lifting more i've been getting a lot of negative comments and negative reactions from a lot of people around me. people say stupid stuff like "you must be on steroids" "lifting is stupid" "all that unnecessary work" "you're going to get all big and gross looking" "why would...

greenmoonshine‎, 04-13-2012 12:18 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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