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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: ***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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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: It's Go Time! THE CHALLENGE BEGINS 2.13.22

Our 4-Week Challenge was built to inspire you to think beyond your limits and find ways weekly to improve your overall health and fitness. All ready a beast at the gym or just getting started, it doesn’t matter - our team of master coaches will hit you with new challenges each week to test your...

ForumNature‎, 02-13-2022 12:55 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: 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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5 years of lifting - why am I so weak?

I'm 27m 83kg 18%bf, and I've been lifting since I was 22 and I've always trained for aesthetics/hypertrophy by running a PPL. My lifts are pretty garbage and I want to get out of this rut but I'm not sure of the best way to do it. These are my current lifts: • Squat 90kg • Bench 65kg •...

flythrough54‎, 05-16-2022 03:03 PM
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Why does working out lower my libido?

Hey guys this is my first post so please take it easy on me and I'm sorry if this is not the appropriate place to post this, but I looked around and it seems the most applicable. I'm a 27y/o male. 170lbs 5'8" Just as the subject says for some reason the more I work out the less of a sex drive I...

Vpax12‎, 05-06-2022 02:33 PM
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Training Update #1 / Oh No. I Injured My Back!

Hoping to recover soon from injured back! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nde3JPPc7VY Check out my recovery journey! Whose stuffed their back before?

rawcuz‎, 05-06-2022 08:11 PM
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A good reaso to be fit:

https://youtube.com/shorts/tMB34GDYTyo?feature=share Of course, very few people can do that.

Darkius‎, 01-08-2022 02:06 PM
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Unhappy Workouts and food

Idk what to do I'm losing it and I don't know what to do anymore everyone just makes fun of me and I'm lost now mentally and physically

userFHFFKILTQNX‎, 04-19-2022 12:33 AM
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How can I get over fear of going to the gym?

I'm a young guy and I'm very skinny. I've thought about going to the gym, but I can never seem to get over the fear of being the smallest person, having people give me looks for being super skinny and talking about it. What could I do about this? What has helped you in the past?

Zephyr01‎, 09-08-2020 05:52 PM
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How do you motivate yourself?

I used to get motivated alone by feeling weird if I didn't go to the gym. Now that my routine isn't as consistent as it used to be, that no longer motivates me. Any tips?

beautymedi‎, 01-04-2022 11:43 AM
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Ronnie Coleman "Gotta Get Juiced!!!" Video? (Reps)

Anyone know where Ronnie Coleman says "Gotta get JUICED! I GOT TO GET JUICED!!!!" this line before lifting a lot of weight? This line permenantly lives in my memory and gets me hyped in a gym, but I can't tell if this is a video thats no longer around? Reps for replies.

aekest‎, 04-21-2022 12:23 PM
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10 euros for research study

Hey, I am looking for participants for a paid research study. To assess whether you meet the study inclusion criteria, you are invited to complete a 5-minute screening survey: tcdecon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0kSq8VZIutDrj1k The full study will then involve plaiying a game on a smartphone app...

tcdmf‎, 04-21-2022 06:43 AM
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No Motivation, Looking For Advice

Ignore my username I made this account 7 years ago. I’ve been lifting for about 8 years steadily, a few injuries have kept me out of the gym at times. Anyways I’m 25 and 6 ft 220lbs ~17% bodyfat. I’m supposed to be finishing up a 12 week PPL routine but I just can’t get myself to workout these last...

kduggy‎, 04-07-2022 07:10 PM
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Angry How do I know if I'm lifting "hard"?

I've been working out for about 18 years. I have an average body. Some say I don't eat enough protein. Others say I am not lifting hard enough. I am completely unsure about what "hard" is supposed to mean. I try to go as heavy as possible and still have good form by the end of my third set. I...

userDOLHOC8VEG8‎, 03-03-2022 01:23 PM
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Where to go from here???

Almost 40, desk job for nearly 20 years, use to be 185lbs and manage a gym. Now I'm 235lbs feel like crap, losing muscle, packing on lbs, and starting to forget what it even feels like and quite frankly looks like to be me. I know I will have more energy, better brain power, higher functionality...

stuckfailing‎, 03-29-2022 05:36 PM
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Injured my shoulder pretty badly yesterday - How do I stay motivated?..

Yesterday I injured my shoulder pretty badly. I went to the gym, stepped on the treadmill to warm up and guess what happened. I finished my running, pressed the button to stop but the machine got stuck. It kept running but I thought it stopped, so I stepped in the middle. At the same time I was...

AntoMastro‎, 03-25-2022 01:02 PM
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Unhappy HELP!! My health, weight and life is spiriling out of control

Hey guys, Firstly I'd like to introduce myself, I'm a 30 year old civil servant, living in the UK, who after leaving the Army and Prison Service has completely screwed everything up. So yeah recently I've had a huge mental breakdown, I've made several serious attempts on my life, been self...

MI11AR‎, 03-12-2022 06:28 PM
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Insecurity, masculinity, and trying to be positive

Hi all, Curious as to what motivates other guys to get into bodybuilding and what motivates you to keep going. I started working out in college because I was always the weakest, scrawniest kid in my family and school, and my brother, cousins and dad really made me aware of it. I think I’m...

KrazyKanuck‎, 03-04-2022 09:11 AM
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I want to go GYM but don't have a good reason or motivation

Hi all, Just in advanced, this entire thread is going to sound very stupid but I'm not sure what to do and I have to be honest. So I did gain a bit of belly fat, man boobs, and my face got a bit of weight in the last year or so. I do get excited of the idea of going to GYM but like most...

bdbildz‎, 01-26-2022 08:26 PM
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On again off again relationship w/working out

I'm sure you've all heard the obligatory on again off again workout posts with motivation and the like. I'm afraid this will be another one of those posts because, frankly I have no idea where to start. It's no surprise that the past couple of years has been a rollercoaster for all of us. 2019...

ktrazy91‎, 02-13-2022 02:18 PM
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Struggling - need advice first week of my journey

I am new to working out and strength training. As some background, I am 29 years old, 290 pounds and finally decided to take back control over my life. With that being said, I can’t seem to figure out the right workout program, or figure out the right number of calories to eat. My current...

user3SLBGTOQJF5‎, 02-01-2022 06:29 PM
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Exclamation I am affraid to show my Muscle . I Always wear loose clothes !

i was so fat in the past but my body is so good now.( workout about 10 year natural) but i am affraid to show my body in front of people . i feel that people will steal my body from me .(funny but i am scared) . i Always wear loose clothes . when people compliment my body , i get affraid...

tylerdurdenn‎, 01-17-2022 09:41 AM
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Talking Motivation

Motivation is the desire to act in service of a goal. It's the crucial element in setting and attaining our objectives. Motivation is one of the driving forces behind human behavior. ... Motivation encompasses the desire to continue striving toward meaning, purpose, and a life worth living. Why...

MonBen23‎, 01-03-2022 06:18 AM
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Thumbs up Maybe this will motivate someone, maybe not, but thought id share

There is a lot of up and down here, but this is meant to be positive OVERALL. I am not terribly young, but I have trained and trained HARD off and on for decades. Typically getting away from the gym when working 12-14 hour shifts and being on call all night for years, or doing yoyo shifts (Mon...

410Stroker‎, 01-26-2022 03:38 PM
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Unhappy I am in a self sabotaging loop which i want to break and I want some help

Hey, I am Nived. I am from India. Hope everyone is doing good. My fitness journey started through reading a lot of content on bodybuilding.com several years ago. Jesse Shand's video is one that has made a huge impact to my fitness journey. I was an obese kid, I weighed 290lbs when I started my...

nivedgumpena‎, 01-06-2022 05:18 AM
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Lightbulb Happy New Year you ****z

2moro is a brand new year, I hope next year I will make a change with my life. I always say that for the past few years. I wish Zyzz was here, rip brah. Keep Mirin from heaven. Merry Xmas and a happy new years bros.

BanatBoy98‎, 12-31-2021 09:45 AM
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Arrow motivation music for workout

Personal favorite songs and tunes for that extra boost

JayAva‎, 12-05-2021 09:07 AM
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People who have tried multiple times to lose weight, was there a eureka moment?

Hey all, my very first post here so please excuse my formatting :) So as per title, I'm sure a lot of us who struggled with losing weight over the years has tried multiple times to do it, through either fad dieting, putting strain on your body by exercising too hard too fast or by motivating...

ACDCed‎, 12-07-2021 06:19 AM
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