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

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 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: 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 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: ***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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Post The reason why I'm dedicated about losing weights

Its a sad and pathetic story but I have to tell it. So I've been talking to this girl online, shes beautiful, and we click super hard. Now I send her a picture where I used to be pretty thin while im fat now, I was scared of showing her my actual body because I'm ashamed of it and fear that she...

spartacus0546‎, Today 04:01 PM
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1 step forward, 3 steps backward! Looking for advice to gain muscle

Hello everyone, I’m new to the community but I do referring site articles on gaining muscle etc. I’m struggled to gain muscle/weight. I’m hoping that some of you can provide advise for me. I’m 6”2 weighing 134lb super skinny. From childhood I was skinny and didn’t eat enough food. I depends...

LiveBetter2018‎, 09-16-2018 09:36 PM
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Help Me Correct My Motivation

Hello everyone. Sorry I had to come in all anon and ask questions. I just want to address this one issue pronto and go back to lurking. The post will be a wall so I'd appreciate it if you bear with me. So there's this guy I'm friend with. Not exactly best friend, so I didn't know much about him....

FlyingSkunk‎, 09-27-2018 06:57 AM
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Thumbs up 22 year old Natural Classic Physique Posing

Where I am at right around a decade into iron therapy. Ran through my routine the day of the show when I got home, and some posing before and after it. L5lXa9TyD1E

Dannyshaver‎, 10-14-2018 04:38 PM
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Smile 2.5 months 25 pounds lost

19 yrs old and I have been overweight my entire life. Wanted to make a change so I had Been doing resistance training 5-6 days a week for the past two years but I never once started tracking my calories until 10 weeks ago. I kept thinking if I worked out I would lose weight but at the end of the...

adsiduitas‎, 02-09-2016 12:07 AM
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Is It Possible To Gain 28 Pounds of Muscle Mass in 8 Months?

Hi guys, I saw an ad in Facebook about a guy who gained 28 pounds in 8 months. This is the link: http://skinnytohero.com/ Is it scam? Or is it possible to gain that in 8 months?

johndouglas78‎, 10-13-2018 03:08 PM
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Can anyone suggest how to get yourself motivated early in the morning

I've been trying to hit a goal. it will be asier to hit that goal, if I was consistently working out in the morning. I have tried a lot, but keep failing any suggestions?

TinyDebo‎, 10-05-2018 04:41 AM
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Been dealing with depression and trying to get back into it

I have been dealing with depression since 2017 due to being unhappy at my job at the time, my dad passing and my ex at the time dumping me when I first found out my dad had cancer. In the passing months I did accomplish some things like losing weight, getting a new job, etc. Fast forward and I...

mgBsportsfan25‎, 09-02-2018 12:35 PM
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Losing motivation because of friends

About four months ago, me and a few of my friends started lifting weights in the gym. They started doing split body routines their friends made up for them, but I started on the Fierce 5 workout (which is full body, obviously). Despite the fact that all my lifts are much higher than theirs, and...

asianlongdong‎, 06-07-2018 07:53 PM
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Inspiration! Exercise for life!

I had to retire early from the military and fire fighting service because of my injuries in service and a very bad car accident that left me with a bad broken back. Im not sure if I can post videos here but I wanted to show you a youtube video that I thought was pretty inspirational. I dont...

dandyrandy1‎, 10-11-2018 08:28 AM
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How do you know if you're being "fit-shamed"?

Can you be "fit-shamed" in your gym? I am petite middle-aged female that can outlift and outperform a lot of men pound for pound in the commercial gyms (so I was told). I always possessed a strong work ethic, can lift heavy every day and I have the sculpting of a fitness competitor year-round. ...

etet1919‎, 10-03-2018 12:09 PM
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Weakest guy in the family/comparing myself

Been lifting a couple years now, on and off through uni. Traditional hardgainer. I've recently (like 6 mo. ago) started finding stuff that works a lot better for me, but I have this mental block that I can't seem to get over. Growing up, I was always the weakest male in family, compared to my...

KrazyKanuck‎, 10-01-2018 02:37 PM
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Cool Feeling motivated again.

Long time lurker first post. Anyway after around 6 years of lifting my current maxes are around 225 bench, 315 squat and 420 deadlift with a bf of at least mid 20's. I feel I have wasted so much time program hopping and neglecting nutrition and could have reached these numbers so much quicker....

captionsparrow‎, 10-01-2018 12:35 AM
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Lightbulb Ideal / Classic Physique Proportion

Hello. I want to hear your opinion, whether you agree or not! I see most lifters today who seem like not visualising their goals physique. What I mean is, lack of knowledge in bodybuilding, mainly proportion and symmetry. I’m not talking about people who just wanna get fit. When building a...

acasuallifter‎, 09-27-2018 06:42 AM
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Father Passed, working out died- help me out?

I need your help! Hey everyone! I used to be active on this page but for a while I took a back seat and just watched. My father got diagnosed with pancreatic cancer (we caught it late- however it’s a quick cancer to begin with) we found out about January 2018. He passed away at home on March...

SeanClements315‎, 09-27-2018 10:04 AM
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Journey 22% to 6%!

Hey All, I'm a college student and this summer I decided to change my life around for the best. Decided to cut down and lose bodyfat and then clean bulk. I will be updating this thread weekly with pictures and my macros for each day of the week. I have my first bodybuilding competition...

Nattygoody1‎, 09-25-2018 10:57 AM
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18% to 9% 5 month transformation

Bulked way too fast and had to cut from nearly 20%, but I finally did it !! pics below Went from 190 ish to 170 dry Slowly cut my cals from 3100 to 2500, then dropped cals every month until I finally ended up cutting at 2100 Typical day at end of cut: 2100 cals 170g protein

komapOB‎, 09-09-2018 01:22 PM
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Unhappy College student - time management not working in my favor

Hi everyone!! I have been working out and eating healthy for the past three years and this is the first semester I am just not able to keep up. I barely make it to the gym twice a week. Managing full time work and full time school is miserable and has compromised what I like to do in my own free...

izzmox‎, 09-23-2018 03:15 PM
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Angry SERIOUS HELP. Self thought versus Personal training.

I spent a year working out. Nothing is working. I feel confused and don't know where to start. I feel like I have to go back from square one from diet and workout. Im not doing well. Should I just pay a personal trainer for $400 just to train me. Where do I even begin? There are a lot of...

radleap‎, 09-23-2018 03:52 PM
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How do you get up early and work out?

I try to get up at 6, and hit the gym by 630 or 645 to get a workout in before school. the gym is empty then, and I don't like when people I know see me working out (i';m a little overweight). Anyways, I always get up at 6, but just quickly talk myself into going back to bed, every time i try this...

DChaser9‎, 10-02-2012 04:36 PM
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Question Too much gym?

Hey, I am a beginner. Lately, the entire month of february thus far, I have not skipped one day at the gym. I don't hit the same muscle groups back to back, I cycle them. I've been doing about 45 mins of lifting with 30 mins of cardio everyday. Considering my goal is to cut do I really need a...

ianb12‎, 02-27-2016 04:25 PM
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10 month transformation

My Photos are on my bodyspace on my profile since it wouldnt let me set up a link cause I dont have 50 posts Ive been lifting since August 2017 when I came back from holiday and realised I was a skinny fat fgt. I have been pretty serious since then but took a month off at christmas since I...

SRV5‎, 04-25-2018 03:20 PM
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Motivation for the thin

Current Situation : 126lbs. Previous Situation : I can recall being 125lbs six years ago. Never moved from that weight, have been that weight for the entire high school years. Last summer, I went up to 130 lbs (due to mass gainer), down to 125lbs at summers end down to 120lbs at the end of...

rslc‎, 02-27-2016 07:28 PM
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Unmotivated, help?

So about 3 months ago I wanted to build muscle. I did it for about a month and saw really nice gains, but i also wanted to lose fat. I started eating around 1100 calories, an extreme deficit. I slowly developed anorexia this summer and was too tired to work out so I quit. I am not anorexic...

Juzidd‎, 09-13-2018 12:52 PM
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What're your motivations for lifting?

What are the main motivations you have for going to the gym?

Vablu‎, 07-09-2017 04:20 PM
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