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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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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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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 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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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 My New Found Motivation

Hey, My name is Sam, I'm 16 years old, I'm from Australia. I've always been the chubby kid but in 2017 I underwent a massive weight-loss journey and lost 15kg. But then over the next year I put it all back on. Yes I did grow another foot, but I was starting to look like my old-self again. For...

smccarthy21‎, Today 01:20 AM
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Roadbike guide?

Anyone who loves to ride a road bike? I was planning to buy one can you recommend an entry level road bike?

workoutMoma‎, 08-20-2019 01:39 AM
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How to get over ex?

Any good tips on how can I get over my ex

workoutMoma‎, 08-14-2019 08:21 PM
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Just a total slump

Hey guys, I got all healthy lost 40lbs worked out every day, ran a 10k run, started lifting, last couple weeks, just no desire to even look at the gym, don’t wanna go, flat out haven’t been going, just zero desire and a complete slump, any tips or something to help me get my ass in gear? I’m Not...

Linzo8876‎, 08-06-2019 05:56 PM
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Unhappy Suffered Brain Hemorrhage Last Month - Lost A Lot Of Muscle Mass

I suffered from brain hemorrhage last month in the beginning but recovered very soon from it. I was in my best condition and improving day by day. Wouldn't say that i was a beast but i liked the way my body was progressing. After the attack i lost a lot of muscle mass and my body seems to be...

trexnex‎, 08-10-2019 12:15 PM
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How to know if your training hard enough?

When I’m in the gym I do 3-4 sets of 8-12 reps. 3-4 exercises per muscle. I wait 1 minute between sets and do supersets once a week per Muscle, and dropsets once a week per Muscle. I don’t make noise or slam dumbbells around. Arnold says he only counted reps when it started hurting. Lou Ferringo...

jon6a‎, 07-29-2019 04:59 AM
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Question Why do you lift?

Seriously, what got you started and what originally motivated you to start left weights? Do you ever look around the gym at the other brahs lifting and wonder if anyone has a similar story? When I was a freshman in high school I was tall and skinny as hell. I took the weight training elective,...

YoSiBuff‎, 06-30-2019 11:55 PM
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Managing Time Better

Hi All, With varying degrees of attempts, I've joined the gym but I've found my progress to be somewhat stagnant. I've noticed some positive changes (Lifts gone up) yet I struggle to keep a routine and have missed scheduled sessions by being just generally lost for motivation. Bit of recent...

Professor1234‎, 06-30-2019 03:03 PM
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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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New Journey Started (and my big eff you to taco tuesdays)

Hello, my name is Jasmine. I am 5'8, 23 y.o and ~357 pounds. This is around the same weight I was in middle school. I was 355. I have been as high as 415 (the first time I have admitted that) though I didn't stay there long, and as low as 305. I am doing OMAD as it is legitimately the easiest...

JuniperThaGoat‎, 08-12-2019 08:10 PM
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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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Tell me how weightlifting improved your life

I'm about eight months in and loving the iron. I envy the guys at my gym who already look huge. It keeps me fighting. If you've got a moment, tell me how weightlifting's made your life better. What gains have you made outside the gym - do people treat you differently? got any good stories?

PCKM‎, 07-31-2019 05:36 PM
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Bodybuild3's Thread Database + Vent/Advice/Chat Thread! (Help)(Improvement Crew)

Self Improvement Thread Database + Venting/Advice/Chat Thread This thread will be used to keep my help threads in one area. I am awaiting the response for a mod in aiding me with updating this OP so all the threads stay in the OP. As I said, this'll be for my help threads and I will probably...

Bodybuild3‎, 09-21-2013 05:20 PM
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Post Help Regaining Motivation & Tips

I recently lost my motivation. Cant figure out eactly why but it must be aince i injured my shoulder and I also changed my usual gym place and switched to a 24/7 gym to be "more productive" I'm less productive than ever ! I also in a relationship and im eating much more from outsode and...

Distracto‎, 08-04-2019 02:13 PM
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Broke Neck in January / Need Help / Post Injury Motivation Gone :(

I’m 29, I’ve been bodybuilding for the past 5 years and had a freak accident in the gym which led to a broken neck. For those who’re curious it was caused by a machine failure and I had a 315lb smith machine bar fall on my C5; but I’ve recovered to the best of my ability now I’m just trying to...

woodsboy‎, 07-29-2019 10:30 PM
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Positive Vibes, Strong Resolve, Infinite Capability

Disclaimer; Already posted this on the misc but I do understand not many people go on that section so I'd like to post it here as well. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask and always reach out if you need help Alright so I'm pretty much just writing up this thread just to...

ChangeOfStyle‎, 08-01-2019 03:06 AM
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Need serious weight gaining advice

Hi everyone, my name's Derek and I'm 27 y/o guy. Been skinny my whole life and am ready to make a serious change. I currently weigh about 105 lbs and height is 5'6" and my goal is at least 130 lbs. I started working out earlier this week and I do drink mass gainer drinks about once a day. The thing...

DS10163‎, 07-19-2019 10:45 AM
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Thumbs up Will getting abs help cure my depression

What the title says. Idk there’s just this girl I like and I’m wondering if getting abs and impressing her with bomb calisthenics will help make me happier. Motivate me please Thank you

blackafrica‎, 07-19-2019 07:46 PM
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Friendship quote by Joseph Addison

Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud.

manas794‎, 07-26-2019 12:51 PM
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Friendship quote by Henry Adams

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three hardly possible.

manas794‎, 07-26-2019 12:50 PM
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From skinny to ripped motivation

Picture on the left at age 18, picture on the right age 22! I'm natty, no drugs ever used. I do use creatine and whey protein powder though :)

jthomasofficial‎, 07-24-2019 05:10 PM
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Being short discourages me from lifting...

Hi. Nice to meet y'all, I haven't been feeling so motivated lately. I'm only 5' 7" and I weigh 132 lbs. I have a friend who's 6' 1" and 174 lbs, he may not be big for his height but he's a lot stronger than me. He lifts 35 lbs dumbbells while I can only work with 15 lbs, 20 at the most. I can get...

GenericDude‎, 01-21-2019 04:00 PM
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Just got gyno surgery (PICS) Ask me about it

What’s up fellas, after putting on mass throughout my years and getting lean, I always had ****ty gyno that always lurked around. Got a great job now and decided to bite the bullet on gyno surgery. My doc was Dr. Ereso out in the Bay Area of CA. Cost me $6000 after everything, 100% out of...

komapOB‎, 07-06-2019 07:05 PM
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6 motivational quotes by Mahatma Gandhi for the day

Abstinence is forgiveness only when there is power to punish; it is meaningless when it pretends to proceed from a helpless creature. The best way of losing a cause is to abuse your opponent and to trade upon his weakness. Action for one’s own self binds, action for the sake of others...

manas794‎, 07-19-2019 01:57 PM
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Losing weight, but not gaining muscle - Frustrated

I have been working out since March and although my weight dropped from 95 kg (209 lbs) to 82 kg (180 lbs), I do not see much muscle gain. Workout is 5 days a week with 2 days off in between, in this order: Legs / Chest / Off / Back & Abs / Delts / Arms / Off Workout tends to focus on...

krude0‎, 07-14-2019 10:52 AM
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