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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 04:03 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 11:38 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 05:00 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 03:50 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 06:19 AM
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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 08:35 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 09:12 AM
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Success Quote By Winston Churchill

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ― Winston S. Churchill

manas794‎, 09-02-2019 08:17 AM
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Hard Lesson: Patience and Effort are Key

I've had a BodyBuilding account for God knows how long and I never really used it until this year. Something inside me was just tired of being overweight and I snapped. I'm about 5'11" and I weigh 275 lbs, carried mostly on my chest and abdomen. I've tried to get in shape a few times, even...

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Returning to exercise after long illness and accident.

Dear All, I am looking to connect with others who have returned to exercise and weightlifting after illness of injury. Lucky me, I had both. I wish to return to exercise in whatever capacity I can while healing continues. I would love to read stories and advice from those who have experienced...

Barbarella1‎, 02-14-2020 06:54 PM
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2020 will be the defining year.

Male, 39, 5"10'. The new year is in front of me. 2020 has got to be a defining year. To tell you the truth, this is not a new year's resolution, at least not one of the "I'll go to the gym everyday" kind that is usually broken before February even appears on the calendar. Why not? Because 2019...

yaxomoxay‎, 12-26-2019 12:43 PM
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Where do I start?

I want to consider where I am now a clean slate. I am 5'5 and 133lbs last year I lost a good deal of weight going from a little over 200 to my current weight. Pretty much by cutting out pasta and sugar. I am now skinny fat. I work from home and actually have agoraphobia and PTSD. I have trouble...

GhostCat1‎, 01-22-2020 11:06 AM
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Post Muscle building per workout

This is probably a stupid question. But do you get 'gains' (visible or otherwise) per-workout? I read that your muscles start to deteriorate after 2-4 weeks of inactivity and I was wondering if working out once per-week would illicit gains, hypertrophic or strength-wise, or if that would only be...

Tahminatah‎, 01-29-2020 04:01 PM
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Be Weird or Be Broke

Here it is:

MtMoriah‎, 02-08-2020 07:05 AM
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So sick of how my passion comes and goes

Hi all I have been working out off and on for years now. I can make really good progress when I do workout. My biggest problem is my weird passion. When I am passionate I can workout most days of the week and on days off I'm looking forward to the next workout. I get up early to get to the gym,...

Jezzcb‎, 02-11-2020 10:42 PM
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Unhappy I am losing my gains

due to illness i am losing my strength and gains.... Really need some motivation

sunny175‎, 02-12-2020 01:07 PM
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Smile 2 year transformation

How is my 2 year transformation? Started at 98 pounds https://youtu.be/DzQFJRIhSk0

Oxxxx‎, 02-13-2020 03:04 PM
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-Very- Long Thread About Weight

I made an account here ages ago to post something... and I've got to say... what even is this username/picture?? :| Anyways, to the point. After some looking around I decided this section is where this post fit the best, as it's just kind of a long-winded 'I don't know what to do' post. For...

Smausage‎, 01-20-2020 05:30 PM
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Staying Motivated When Exhausted From Full Time Job

Hello, I'm pretty new to this forum. I've lurked for a while but just recently created an account. I've been trying to get more into health and fitness since I know that I need a lifestyle change. I work at an office for 8 hrs every day and I think it's starting to have its toll on me. You would...

BarneyBunch‎, 06-28-2018 02:38 PM
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Bikini motivation in winter.......

Ladies! Men, how do you stay motivated to keep fit thru holidays/winter season? Eeeeek.......

karistt‎, 12-30-2013 03:05 AM
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How to keep at it when busy

So I was lifting weights, but lost motivation before I made noticeable progress. I'm a full time college student, and quite busy. I barely had enough motivation to get through this last semester of college, yet somehow managed to get good grades in all my classes. I want to start at the weights...

adriesba‎, 01-14-2020 04:49 PM
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Dealing with Depression

How do you find the motivation to start, when all you want to do is curl up in bed and stare at the wall? And yes, I am currently taking an antidepressant.

TheEquestrian‎, 04-02-2018 09:04 PM
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Post How do you motivate/inspire yourself?

I oftentimes need blood pumping or thought provoking motivation at the beginning of the day to get me started. I How do you make sure to stay in a growth mindset during the day? Do you have any special tricks or tips that you are willing to share?

Borulo‎, 02-11-2020 12:25 PM
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I Hate Excuses!!!!

Everyone wants to change the world, But no one wants to be the change?!?!

BlackJack619‎, 02-08-2020 10:15 AM
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Red face High School Lifting Motivation

hKRF0R5W4xI The Future.

SkinnyBeast24‎, 02-07-2020 10:01 PM
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Life Changing Stoic Quotes

Forever keys to life: LAyvjURfP8k

MtMoriah‎, 02-06-2020 02:32 PM
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Losing motivation because of injuries

I am started to lose my motivation because of injuries. I get them, I let them heal, I get them again etc.. Now I need to focus entirely on not getting injuries to be able to stay active, so I have these questions: * Can you still increase muscle mass without pushing yourself to your limit? ...

Davidtrains‎, 02-03-2020 01:58 PM
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Need advice and help

Hi, I am male 26 years old. My weight is 56.2 kgs (123.9 lbs) My height is 174 cms (5 feet and 8 inches) I look very slim. I do eat a lot but dont see any difference. I dont have access to gym hence do the home workouts My hands (forearms, wrist, biceps) are really thin. I atleast want to...

venkt93‎, 02-02-2020 02:31 AM
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APJ Abdul Kalam 10 motivating words for today

Dreams are not those which comes while we are sleeping, but dreams are those when u don't sleep before fulfilling them. ― A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Don't take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck. ― A.P.J....

Mslearning‎, 01-19-2020 05:34 AM
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How long does it take to go from Skinny to Muscular

I want to invest 3 hard years in bodybuilding minimum, i was wondering how long it would take to go from skinny such as myself to muscular like Ryan Reynolds, my stats are 17% BF and 176 pounds, also i understand that genetics plays a huge role but i want to set realistic goals

yungsolider‎, 02-15-2013 04:01 AM
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10 humor quotes for motivation

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. ― Albert Einstein The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. ― Jane Austen Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian...

Mslearning‎, 01-12-2020 11:19 AM
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