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

Something wrong with me, extreme stretch marks, no motivation

Hey guys, Just wondering if any of you guys have problems with severe stretch marks ? These have formed all over my body and made me absolutely despise my body image. It's hard to stay motivated to lift when my skin is so damaged and ugly. My stomach has them as well even though i'm 190 and...

Broadcaster‎, 12-07-2014 10:12 PM
07-21-2016, 01:32 AM Go to last post
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My motivational fitness instagram project!

I started an instagram to teach and inspire others to balance fitness in their lives ... Workout videos, the motivation they need, meal prep/macros, and exercise guides! Please add me so I can reach my message to as many people as possible! :)

marydung416‎, 07-20-2016 08:52 PM
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In your opinion, who is better, Arnold or Ronnie? And why?

I ask this, not in a sense of who is a better bodybuilder, but who has the better physique. In their respective strengths, it seems they both kick each other's as*es. Arnold's chest, is yet to be beaten, meanwhile Ronnie's back is yet to be beaten. Arnold had that Greek god look.

smashb4squash‎, 07-16-2016 09:50 PM
07-20-2016, 01:21 PM Go to last post
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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
07-20-2016, 01:19 PM Go to last post
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Why do we do this to ourselves ?

Sometimes I wonder why I'm doing this. I've been eating 1800 calories for the past 8 months. Lately the weight has not came off for the past 4 actually went up 3 pounds after one "bad" (2800 cals) each day weekend.its so easy to gain and so hard to lose. Why? I'm so on point. Eating 1900...

bf527365‎, 07-08-2016 07:20 PM
07-20-2016, 01:16 PM Go to last post
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Motivation tattoo

Hey guys and gals. Looking for help getting a tattoo around upper chest and shoulder so everytime I look in the mirror it motivates me. 2/3 words. Rights now I'm thinking. Never Satisfied. Or Earned not Given. Any more ideas would help

dsmitty66‎, 07-19-2016 11:45 AM
07-19-2016, 01:45 PM Go to last post
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Tempted to give up

Hey all, lately I've been super confused with what to do regarding my fitness goals. I've been lifting for about a year and as I lift, I learn what works for me and what doesn't. Since about mid Feb. I decided to begin a bulk. Prior to that I was trying to lose fat but I felt like I didn't have...

zach2164‎, 06-24-2016 10:05 AM
07-18-2016, 11:34 PM Go to last post
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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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Unhappy Heard that someone who I thought was a gym buddy said I'm too gassed up for what?"

So I joined this neat old school looking gym near my house which is more convenient than traveling to the LA fitness across town. Been there over a month and I've been good gym pals with this one dude who i'd see only in the gym and nowhere else outside. We'd laugh, lift and bs like any typical gym...

WutangFlex732‎, 07-17-2016 09:24 PM
07-18-2016, 05:34 PM Go to last post
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How can I overcome the psychological challenge of lifting?

Hi there, I am a 22 year old male. I am 5' 9" & 167 lbs. I have very recently started working out and I have trouble finding that mental strength to push through the last couple of reps or sometimes even my last set. I then become frustrated which makes it even harder to accomplish. I know...

JohnnySmallGuns‎, 07-02-2016 05:01 PM
07-18-2016, 04:38 PM Go to last post
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Angry How do you deal with losing a competition?

Today I lost a competition. Not a bodybuilding one, but for me a very important one indeed, where I put 50+ days/nights of work, admission fees, travel fees. The two of the three nominees were excellent as me, one mediocre at best. I have a question for you and I'm posting here because...

AlmightyPete‎, 07-15-2016 03:52 PM
07-18-2016, 04:26 PM Go to last post
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Question Do you prefer gym is dead or busy?

Just wondering...

gfocker‎, 07-03-2016 03:42 PM
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Question Failed big time at bulking

Last August i tried to bulk up and i ended up on the surgery table because of herniated l5-s1.It's been 4 months after surgery i still have a lot of pain..I gained fat lost muscle and motivation,I'm weak and look like garbage.Will i ever get another chance to bulk up after this injury?

pank434‎, 07-17-2016 10:03 AM
07-18-2016, 04:23 PM Go to last post
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Raising the Bar 4 - Mike Pulcinella's new bodybuilding documentary series begins here

And so it begins! This Monday 7/18/16 we release THREE chapters of Raising the Bar 4 at once! Each Monday for the following eight weeks we will release another chapter, for a total of 11, viewable FOR FREE on Youtube. Subscribe to my Youtube channel NOW to get instant notifications whenever...

mike pulcinella‎, 07-16-2016 03:55 PM
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275: A number that will always be with me. My healthy way of life journey.

I’d be lying if I said this number didn’t still haunt me at times. It was my tipping point. As a senior in high school, I somehow let myself get to 275 pounds. It’s been a long, long journey (with ups and downs) but those digits are lodged into my conscience (for better or worse) to remind me to...

InfraRen‎, 07-15-2016 01:56 PM
07-15-2016, 01:56 PM Go to last post
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This is why I need Meninism...

My fwb just sent me this pic. How should I respond?

Postmanmatt‎, 07-15-2016 11:00 AM
07-15-2016, 12:13 PM Go to last post
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So I've lost almost one of you, know what?

So long story short I've lost 184lbs and going for another 16 lbs but what do I do when I get there? Btw I'm 6'4" So I started this journey at 410 lbs and have dropped to 226 and almost without a hitch. I'm currently in a arm immbolizer after a cycling accident left me with some shoulder damage...

Newlife761‎, 07-14-2016 09:49 AM
07-15-2016, 09:43 AM Go to last post
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ate bad the last 5 days, how to get back on track?

I've been doing great since the first week of June. Eating clean, Running everyday no junk or anything. I was 197 on June 6th and as of Thursday July 7th. I weigh 188. (I know its not all fat, probably mostly water, but I feel way better less bloated and I look in the mirror and feel awesome plus...

nickfunk1‎, 07-12-2016 11:58 AM
07-15-2016, 08:31 AM Go to last post
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Cool How do you see yourself in your dreams

In my dreams I'm super lean and ripped. This is a reoccurring theme in most of my dreams. I was wondering why I see myself this way when dreaming and if anybody can relate. Maybe because lifting is pretty much my main hobby or because I desire to be lean and muscular. IDK I'm not super lean...

SRR61‎, 07-13-2016 02:57 PM
07-14-2016, 04:03 PM Go to last post
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Water retention demotivation

Hey, New member but I've been browsing for a year at least... Basically 75% of the time I'm proud with my body progress 25% of it I look "soft" usually when I wake up I assumed/hoped this is water retention for various reasons so it might seem totally irrational to let it demotivate me ...

newbie751‎, 07-14-2016 11:33 AM
07-14-2016, 02:50 PM Go to last post
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My Motivational story !

Hi ! I'll be fast ! I'm 19 years old 165 Cm , I was always short , and that created a problem for my self esteem and my confidence during My relationships with people and my life , I was told i could never do something and i accepted it and especially in Working out , there were people with me...

BVBAMINE‎, 07-14-2016 05:22 AM
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Cool Do Progress Selfies Motivate You?

Been reluctant to post selfies, I think because on social media like FB I'd not consider it professional, classy, etc., unless I were a personal trainer or model. Or maybe I'm just modest. However, this forum is about body building so I wanted to ask: Do posting your progress shots help you? How...

gfocker‎, 06-05-2016 08:32 AM
07-13-2016, 10:00 AM Go to last post
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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
07-13-2016, 08:12 AM Go to last post
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If you need motivation just remember that you will die one day [video]

The simple truth keeps me in check. T-PkkJpsbDU

Aesthetica‎, 07-06-2016 09:54 PM
07-13-2016, 08:11 AM Go to last post
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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
07-13-2016, 08:06 AM Go to last post
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