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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: 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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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: 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: ***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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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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Hitting a wall

So for the past year now, I've been at a decline when it comes to my weight. I have been working out now for 4 years and feel that I've obtained a decent amount of muscle. I have been on a calorie deficient for sometime now, with a goal of losing 0.5lbs to 1 lb per week. At the start. I was 155 and...

jhoun90‎, Yesterday 05:47 AM
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Workout music?

I have been trying to put together a playlist of workout music that motivates me and gets me pumped. I know everyone is different. My playlist currently consists of: -Three Days Grace - "The Good Life", "Break", "Animal I Have Become", "Riot", "Time of Dying" -Linkin Park - "One Step Closer",...

Ksmcdon‎, 09-14-2010 12:45 PM
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lost motivation after 7years training

first post but whatever I thought I'd join a forum and ask it. Been in gym since I was 16, I'm now almost 23. I genuinely don't think I've had more than an entire week off must have been only 3/4 times so it's been very consistent. Currently weigh 172 I'm like %7/8 body fat right now (picture...

johnconnorr‎, 03-10-2019 04:42 PM
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So if you stop lifting all the workout you did is for nothing?

After stopping lifting you lose the strength and muscles you gained right?

CrestfallenGuy‎, 02-12-2019 04:57 AM
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Wim Hof is a legend

If you guys havent heard of this guy, look into him. Long story short, his wife of like 16 years killed herself, he spiraled into deep depression and then found the power of the cold and controlling the human body. Does things that were thought to be physiologically impossible, like hiking 23,000...

Navynukeman‎, 03-31-2019 12:00 PM
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my journey

not sure this belongs in the motivationsection but here goes! im 32 year old male , ive been procastinating for years. but now the effect of age are starting to show on me and I aint going down that way! 5"10 168 lbs male , decently active due to beeing a roofer program : starting strengh goal...

Blitzilla‎, 03-02-2019 08:25 AM
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Gaining weight

Hello, So, I am 23 years old (Male) I currently weigh 113 Pounds and I'm 5ft 9. I have put on about 3 quarters of a stone in just over a month from having around 2400/2500 calories per day. Bit of background, I thought I was never able to put weight on as my Dad is skinny and so is my Mum but...

Ryan2126‎, 04-05-2019 01:40 AM
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Loosing the motivation to keep eating

So i'm 5-6 months into a bulk and i try to eat 3000Kcal a day. Although some days i do fall behind that number. Recently ive been finding it more and more difficult to keep eating that much. I enjoy the food but i feel like i need to eat more than the 3000kcal to gain more weight and muscle which...

JuanCarlos5624‎, 04-01-2019 01:30 PM
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22 Years of Sedentarism. Help me live.

It's quite difficult to explain my body type. At this point, I'm an amorphous mass of weirdly allocated fat. So, a little bit of context. I've always been a shame to my Puertorican ancestors. I'm anti-social, unfit, and most sinfully, one "moon-tan" away from being albino. I've achieved this...

CompadreGoyo‎, 02-12-2019 10:12 PM
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Need help

I am looking to get into better shape. Please message me. depri87@yahoo.com

mrbigguy8787‎, 04-07-2019 06:06 PM
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Exclamation Can phenibut induce PSSD?

So, about 1 month ago I took after my gym session, on an empty stomatch, (just a coffe hours before) 1 gr. of Phenibut (70 kg). I always dose Phenibut with caution. I will be fast. I have passed through several symptoms since then. -Loss of sensitivity skin on all my body (recovered) -Low...

Deluxillo‎, 03-26-2019 08:20 AM
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Weight gain

Hey guys, I’ve been bulking up for the past 2-2.5 months. I went from 128 pounds to 138 as of now. I’m 5’9. Now that I’m closing in on 140, I feel like a fat piece of shiiiite. It really makes me want to stop bulking, but that’d mean that I would lose muscle. I’ve gained a bit of muscle over the...

IMWORKINONITT‎, 03-27-2019 12:11 AM
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Muscle building frustration

Hi Im a 43 year old male I lost 123 lbs over past 2 years and have been lifting for a year, seeing strength increase until recently. Muscles grew initially well have not grown much in past 3 months. I'm DB benching 75s now started at 25s. My big issue is sleep. For past week I haven't got more...

johack‎, 03-31-2019 12:04 PM
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Unhappy I want to quit before I start

I decided to make an account to post this because I guessed that this website would be sort of helpful. I want to begin lifting and being more physically fit but anytime I think about it, I become discouraged. Primarily because of a things: 1) It seems that what you eat is a major factor in...

bl03‎, 03-14-2019 07:21 PM
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Was regular here for 7 years, took 5 yr break & turned into pile of chewed bubble gum

I officially hit obesity today and a "connoisseur" of 750ml of whiskey a day after doing triathlons 5 years ago and being ripped/"jacked" as ****. This should be fun.

SirLongKoch‎, 05-20-2014 09:54 PM
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Possessed dude going ape**** in the gym lol

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stickinmyeye‎, 03-23-2019 08:23 AM
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Post holiday travel fatique? Getting back into training after a 2 week holiday

Hi All, I've just come back from a 2 week holiday in Japan. Been a week ish since I’ve been back and still some what suffering from post-travel fatigue and keen to get back into training. Leading up till the Japan trip, trained consistently(lost quite a bit of weight) for almost a year, and...

SkinnyIndians‎, 03-26-2019 08:22 PM
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Thumbs down Help

So 3 years ago i stopped going to the gym and i have no idea why but i suppose i lost my motivation to go there. The first year i went there twice and when i started to really notice the losses about a year later i tried to get back but i could only go there about 3 times a month because i didn't...

Erik1833‎, 03-20-2019 09:45 AM
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Slips in nutrition

Hi all, For the past two weeks I've been on a holiday which was all inclusive, but the food was terrible! My goal is to gain weight as I started over a year ago at 60kg (5ft 11) but managed to, with hard work and rigorous dieting get up to 79kg! Im so happy with how far ive come but over the past...

MortarchCapa‎, 02-24-2019 07:06 AM
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Struggling to get up and get ahead of the day. Need help

Hi, I feel a bit embarrassed to be writing this to be honest as I already know the answer and the solution is in my control only. That being said, I would like to share my problem to see if anyone has had this issue in past and beaten it. My main issue is that I cannot manage to get myself up at...

ALFIERAFC‎, 02-21-2019 05:13 AM
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Just need some encouragement and any advice?

What's Up? Well let me break it down for you... I'm a Freelance Artist/Cartoonist by trade and 2 years ago I overworked myself and pulled a nerve in my neck. My Physical therapist suggested I hit the gym to help avoid it happening again as well as to improve my health (I was 254lbs and stand...

jbaggett2013‎, 03-10-2019 04:45 PM
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How do you guys stay motivated being self employed?

Any tips/tricks? I feel like I probably know all of them, but nothing is working anymore. I just find myself having zero drive with work these days. I always used to use financial/sales targets to hit each day, or week or month - but I'm finding im just working for a number now and its...

LexBrah‎, 03-05-2019 02:31 AM
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Gained 40 pounds of muscle in 6 months

So I have gained 40 pounds of muscle and 10 pounds of fat in the past 6 months going from 170lb to 220lb. I am 23 and 6'3. I will answer any questions you have. Also I'm new to this website and this is my first post.

CookeGain‎, 03-18-2019 04:02 AM
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I've been extremely skinny/small for my entire life

Hello, I have absolutely no appetite for food, I find some foods to be repulsive and there is only a limited range of foods i'd eat. I was always the smallest one in my classes in school, and it would give me social anxiety and therefore making me depressed. When I was 16 ish, I started my own...

ARDEACT‎, 03-16-2019 08:16 PM
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Jealous ostheopath

Hi guys, I have been going on a regular basis to an osteopath and I could see that he was bothered by my being more and more muscular. He was making some disparaging comments wrapped as professional advice. Like "You don't know what you are doing at the gym". My personal trainer told me I know...

karamba1971‎, 12-02-2018 09:06 AM
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