Tips for getting and staying motivated over the long-term, motivational pics and quotes, and more!
"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...
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. ;)
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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.
What songs do you listen to when you work out?
Whats your playlist that keeps you motivated and the blood flowing?
It's been posted before, but it's a nice addition to this new section.
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...
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...
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
I don't really know how this motivational forum can help me but I really need some kind of motivation. I just can't seem to overcome my fear of failure, and when I try to change my lifestyle so drastically, every day my subconcious is fighting the change and trying to force me back into my old...
The thread title speaks for itself. I recently discovered I have Crohn's Disease and have had 3 flare ups since June, resulting in several bowel obstructions requiring 2 surgeries and the removal of 3 feet of my small intestine. Been in and out of the hospital for exactly 86 days since June 10th...
Do you know what you get from lifting heavy weights? I don't think you do. Otherwise you wouldn't be questioning why the **** you're doing this right now. You would be doing everything in your power to make sure you increase that weight the next time you work out.
Are you familiar with the...
I'm building my gym and want to paint some silhouettes on the walls using my projector. I need something that makes you want to lift when you see it and just get's you tingling
Already have one of frank zane I made from this pic...
Hi there I would like to share my song. I have lost 30ish lbs since January yaay.. from(240ish-215) after bulking just staying consistent with diet lifting and cardio using the stickies and advice here at bb.com and it worked!
About me I am a 6-7-8 string guitar player that has played for a...
I use to be a real skinny 140lbs...i was told to eat eat eat and it didnt matter clean or dirty. im currently 168lbs, i dont feel as if im lookin to good. My chest area is were i feel the most self conscious and youll see why in the pics. I work out about 4 times a week.
How i feel: i feel...
I have no problem finding motivation, no problem in working out and sticking to a diet. I'm not at my goal but I'm pretty close.
The only thing that bugs me is probably having too much knowledge. My brain likes taking something and turning it extremely negative.
For example, I'm naturally...
Its kinda gotten me down. I've been consistent in my efforts in hitting the gym, but I've wasted time doing sub par workout routines and having a crappy diet.
I just recently remedied this. I'm going to keep a track of my weights and concentrate on the basics now.
Its just unsettling that it...
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/forumdisplay.php?f=29 its all in here i dont know how to move threads !
But please read my last post too ! : ) i hope you enjoy it.
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my current motivation is the fact that i am graduating this year and want to look HOT in my grad dress :)
Finding it hard to find motivation, I recently broke up with this girl who really dragged me through the works man. Really ****ed my head up and caused me to doubt myself and everything. Long story short, We made plans together she then started working with her Ex and then a few weeks later, I was...
someone posted this on the misc. ended up watching all of it. very inspiring. not just for bodybuilding but for achieving your goals.
....to further progress??
beyond noobie gains...
On the subject of building muscle fast, what would it be?
I'm losing the motivation to hunt down bits of information all over the internet and learning bits at a time.
Don't look down if you don't want to deal with a problem.
This took 7 weeks to accomplish, never once lifted a weight more than 70% of my max, tell me if you're impressed
Max bench press : Originally 225 x 1 Currently 225 x 4
Cable Fly : Originally 75 x 1 Currently 80 x 8
DB Fly : Originally 55 x 1 Currently 60 x 5
Weighted dip (dumbell held up with...
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...
Way back when, when my journey into weightlifting started, I have always been wanting to put up the 100lb dumbbells on flat bench which is the highest our gym has. When I started I could barely handle the 45's. I remember some dude asked me to spot him while he did decline with the 100lb dumbbells...
so over the passed 3 weeks i have been training hard. everyday in the gym apart from weekends where i just do light cardio and abs.
i have a personal trainer in my college who has been working me.
i have not had any sugar for 3 weeks. completely cut it out. non on my cereal or...
6ft, 170 lbs, been working out seriously for around 10 months.
Im actually lighter than when I first started, due to eating much better. Weight has been slowly creeping up but so has my bad eating habits.
Now, I know i'm an ectomorph but should I be making more...
Hello! I've been lurking around for a while on this site and have signed up now I'm 3 days into P90X (I know some of you hate it - more on that later!).
Here's some pictures anyway from day 1 of this journey. Hopefully they will be nothing like what you will be seeing in 90 days!
I know it's only day 15, but I need to know if I'm on the right track here...
Now I don't know what to think about this... I need an expert's eye... I think the little changes I see so far are because of the lighting conditions in the room. My other concern is on the side picture my belly looks...
Out of all the Rocky movies
im 22 years old im 5'10 151 pounds. the past few months i started going to the gym. I want to start to build muscle. What i would like to no is i no eating is the most important thing but my job im always on my feet or sitting at a desk im wondering what i can bring to help with gaining weight and...
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