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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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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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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 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: ***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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Any tips to help get over feeling like you haven't done enough?

I just started working out about 2 months ago after deciding to get sober. I needed something positive to keep my mind occupied. I was out of shape, and I mean completely. I could barely do a proper push up. 29 year old male btw. My problem is that I am still not able to do a full workout. I...

WittyJ‎, 10-10-2019 08:07 PM
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Is there anything I can do about this or should I just give up?

I'm 25 year old male 1.70m tall weighting 70kg. My bone structure as you can see from the attachment is very small, appears to be the size of a woman. I've got a small wrist and skinny hands and fingers. I think I am considered an ectomorph maybe? I am skinny fat, I'm rocking the moobs and got a...

sissyboy94‎, 10-15-2019 09:40 AM
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Some fitness Motivation Tips

1. Find the reasons for your fitness motivation 2. Focus on positivity  3.Track your progress 4. Take small steps for fitness motivation 5. Focus on how it makes you feel 6. Find a workout buddy

derrysegar‎, 07-09-2019 04:47 AM
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No Motivation for Anything

Hello All, I've noticed as of late, I've got no time for anything. I don't mean this literally but just mentally I suppose. I have an interest in Photography and I would wake up early just so I can go somewhere to shoot and now, I can't be bothered to do it. This "laziness", I've found has...

Professor1234‎, 10-13-2019 12:09 PM
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Mentally Fit.

I love working out and want to remain mentally fit. I realize that my mental fitness is just as important. Need advice.

samsom36‎, 10-07-2019 02:37 PM
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How do you deal with coworkers talking you down?

So my goal is not to become a big body builder or super-strong in any exercise, I work out regularly with weights and do calisthenics, and in times where progress is difficult to achieve due to circumstances I just focus on regularity and consistency. It's a major part of my lifestyle because of...

swolebob‎, 09-04-2019 09:36 AM
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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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Need motivation! Help

Hi all, I’m making a post here because I want to get back on the horse and start being healthy again. I’ve been on a few weight loss journeys; but lately I’m at the heaviest I’ve been ever and I’d like to change that. I’m used to be overweight now so it doesn’t bother me as much, but now I’m at the...

Rebuilt3‎, 10-07-2019 03:30 PM
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Romantic relationship with female bodybuilder

Goodmorning everyone. My name is Pietro and I am 29 years old. After all, it's not exactly where to start to illustrate the complete picture. For just over a year I have been engaged to a woman from Reims, France, who practices bodybuilding at the highest levels. Almost 4 months ago she moved to...

Petro180‎, 09-18-2019 09:28 AM
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Workout Partner NJ

I live in central jersey and am fairly serious about lifting/building muscle. My current kind of workout buddy only shows up like 3 times a week at best and doesn't really challenge me. Anyone in the central jersey area that is serious about building muscle and hopefully competing at some point? ...

ongarod1‎, 10-07-2019 12:11 PM
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Motivation to get started

Hey everyone, I have just started working out. My goal is to lose weight, get strong and eventually have a physique to be proud of. I’m 6’2, 285lb. 30% body fat. I just got a power cage and Olympic weight set (300lb). I started out extremely weak for my size (built like power lifter, broad...

Powerultra‎, 10-06-2019 06:26 AM
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Question Who motivated you to get into lifting?

What motivated you to get into lifting? For me, it was probably my gym teacher in HS, but beyond that, there's been tons of other influences on me. Who got you to get into lifting?

RoastedZombies‎, 09-24-2019 03:01 AM
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Angry Genetics > hard work

I've been doing this for about 3 years now and I'm 100% certain that I've done everything correctly. I researched bodybuilding for weeks, focused on a realistic goal, got the necessary help from actual experts and worked my ass off to get where I am now. I was truly proud of myself for about a...

foolmeonce‎, 09-01-2019 06:44 AM
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Some Motivational quotes

“You didn’t gain all your weight in one day; you won’t lose it in one day. Be patient with yourself.” “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” “Wisdom is doing now what you are...

jiten78788‎, 09-26-2019 07:17 AM
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Wide hips(or femur?) trouble

77kg 5' 11" 20 year old dude here, Well i'd call myself a skinny fat person, My upper body is relatively narrower than my lower body. My pelvic bone is too damn wide,also i store a lot of fat in my thighs and hip,and no pun intended but i'm usually the 'butt' of a joke because of my body...

12brucewayne12‎, 09-21-2019 03:35 PM
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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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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 07:17 AM
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I Need Motivation

Hi I’m a 14 year old who has just stated going to workout and I weight about 16stone my goal is 10 so I have a long road please send tips and tricks thanks

CaiK‎, 09-18-2019 01:53 PM
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Noob gains possible at 30 years old?

So I’ve been lifting weights on and off since I was about 20 years old. I’m now 30. I’ve never really taking it too serious with a program and real progression on all my lifts. I’ve literally lifted with improper training over the last decade off and on. Probably a total of 3 years or so...

sabith88‎, 09-15-2019 02:10 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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In need of a strategy to get back on track

Hi All, (M) 6"1 and around 265lbs. I began training about 3 years ago when i was 300lbs, i dropped down to about 240lbs at my lowest but ive since packed on a decent amount of muscle through training and then competing in powerlifting. (480 S, 280 B, 525 D) and some light strongman training (Mostly...

jpjapers‎, 09-09-2019 05:25 AM
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Post your natural transformations

I need some motivation while im cutting for the first time Doesnt have to be from overweight to slim

wreccani96‎, 09-11-2019 07:09 AM
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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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Talking Biggest compliments that I get for my physique... and yours?

My biggest compliment was from guy, who I was talking before a concert... We were chating, he mentioned that he served at the military for a short period of time. He unexpectedly asked: "And were do you belong?" I didn't get it how does he mean, so I asked back. He said: "Where do you...

Akos89‎, 09-03-2019 01:50 AM
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Cool Tracking your lifts effectively!

I'd just like to share an app that I've been working on over the last 6-8 months and after lots of research, development and planning, I released it last week. We all know how important it is to track our workouts. This app is the most simple yet powerful experience you'll ever get in terms of...

alanmontgomery‎, 09-07-2019 05:02 AM
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