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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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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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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 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: 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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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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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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Is this normal?

So this is my 2nd week going to the gym. I cant see results, even when i compare pictures. Though everyone else can see the results..... But i went tonight, used the regular amount of preworkout, everything was normal, except i usually start with running half a mile and walking half a mile, and...

rightarmstrong‎, Yesterday 07:23 PM
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The cartoon to always overcome procrastination

Don't ****ing wait to get started.

ymu19‎, Yesterday 12:24 PM
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Tired after exercise - down to Antidepressants?

Hey guys, I really want to start an exercise regime however I am totally worn out after even an hour of light exercise. I am not overweight, I eat healthy and have no health issues that I know of. However, I am on an Antidepressant (Mirtazapine) and wondered if anyone else has had a similar...

bluemax4‎, 01-16-2019 03:10 PM
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Losing motivation

Im going to try to explain this quickly. I am 18 years old, a junior and high school, and this year I started taking a weight training class. It was stressful at first lifting at school, but I got into the groove. Unfortunately I haven't made any gains all year. My parents parents dont have much...

HadesRagnazrath‎, 01-14-2019 03:33 PM
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The fitter you get, the more people love you.

I truly believe that the better we look, the more people smile and make eye contact with us, both men and women. Our lives are defined by our relationships with others. Of course, your increased self love is projecting as well, it's not all physical. Your posture is better, your skin looks nicer,...

metalbabble‎, 01-15-2019 04:55 AM
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Obese 2 Shredded; You can do it too.

Two year transformation. Figured I'd post this to help motivate any one in need. Feel free to ask me anything.

FormerlyObese‎, 01-09-2019 02:06 PM
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Exclamation One Year transformation of Complete Commitment with Pictures.

Hey everyone, Never thought I would be the one posting pictures to motivate others, but a year ago today, I decided to become fully committed to changing my life.. and naturally in doing so. Pictures Below! I went through a pretty serious cut from January 20th - June 225lbs - 178lbs. July -...

nprosa57‎, 01-14-2019 09:56 AM
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About to try a new PR

Im very excited as today is a PR day for my incline dumbbell press. I weigh 63.2 kgs, my current lift is 32 kilos in each hand for 4 reps. Im gonna try 34 for 4 reps today, if i fail, ill try and hit 32 kilos for at least 6 reps... **** man im so stoked for this, I've been waiting to smash...

GunplayRohaan‎, 01-13-2019 06:53 PM
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Thumbs up Should I be satisfied?

Sorry if this is in the wrong thread. Newbie here, just started back into lifting again after taking a 6 month break. I only lost 2 pounds of body fat in the last 2 weeks. I am eating around 12-1400 calories per day. I am 5'9" and 192.2 pounds at 22.7% body fat. I was planning on a 12 week cut...

LiftingFunk96‎, 01-13-2019 12:37 PM
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I'm shy to go to the gym

Hi guys, I'm new here, I lost around 20 kg without gym, but now I really want to hit the gym, but I'm shy. I don't know if I will do the exercises correctly. Also i got stretch marks, they kill my motivation. I appreciate if you can help me with some tips, thank you.

GabrielP1337‎, 11-22-2018 05:10 AM
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For how long have you been fit?

Hi guys, I have a very simple question for you. What is the longest period of time you were able to keep fit WITHOUT interruption. Please be honest. The purpose of this question is to understand how much people has hard time in staying fit on a long term basis, and not just for 2-3 months. ...

peruzzifitness‎, 01-12-2019 08:14 PM
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whats your go to for motivation?

hello all what is your go to motivation to get abs? its hard doing it by urself trying to do it for another 4 months and lost 40lbs almost since july any motivation helps

Adv212‎, 11-16-2018 03:55 PM
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Odd numbers

Sup everyone, i just wanted to ask for tips about improving my DL & bench which seems pretty lackluster ATM here are my numbers : 5'11 160 lbs Squat : 185 lbs 5x5 DeadLift : 155 lbs 1x5 Bent over row : 125 lbs 3x8 Benchpress : 95 lbs 3x10 OHP : 95 lbs 5x5

guetal22‎, 01-12-2019 01:39 PM
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Dealing with the A.G.E virus.

5 years ago at the age of 49 I was bench pressing 100kg again after several years lay-off from training. One day I did 15 reps on 80kg - which is my bodyweight. I've always had good endurance and 3 years earlier I walked 67km around a mountain in 16 1/2 hours...

DVDowns‎, 01-12-2019 01:24 AM
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Back to lifting weights after years of layoff

Finally! I'm back on track and ready to start my fitness journey all over again. Done with my first workout. It is absolutely amazing how it feels. Got hooked. Will hit the high protein low carb diet soon, like I did in the good old days. PS. Don't let your business life destroy your...

darkcloudcover‎, 01-10-2019 02:36 PM
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How to keep going when you've almost reached your goal?

My main motivational obstacle is that I'm not that far from my goal. I've always been rather slim and I liked the way I used to look. About four years ago I gained around 8 lbs (from stress, eating too much, and sitting still all day long), which isn't that much but it's made my stomach stick out...

Miina‎, 12-19-2018 12:04 PM
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Angry How Can I Get My Girlfriend To Workout?

So, I am going to explain this best I can, so bear with me. I have been dating my girlfriend for 2 years. When I first met her, she was 180 pounds. My girlfriend wasn't slim, but she wasn't fat either. I tend to like thick women, and her body type, at the time, was one I was attracted...

cgainz1129‎, 12-27-2018 08:13 PM
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Weak, tired and stuck

Hi guys Into a new year now and hoping to get my routine back in the gym. 2018 was a terrible year training wise, felt like nothing I was doing was working . Just beating the living crap out of my body and causing stress, losing strength etc. I'm constantly fatigued and feel unrested,even...

irishlad96‎, 01-05-2019 05:26 AM
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The Idea of ,, Dream body'', why you actually want it?

Hi everyone, A lot of us rely on motivation when it comes to losing weight, and here is the problem, motivations dies, for some of us ( me included ) pretty quickly. But what about finding a true reason that drives you to your goal, let's call it the ,,true why'' you want to change your body,...

Amanjaku‎, 01-08-2019 06:32 AM
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What would you say is the issue with me?

Hi, TL;DR Tension builds up when trying out new exercises when people are waiting around, or maybe the size of the room that puts me off with people close by. == I've been going to the gym since October just for distraction as I had too much on my mind, but gradually recovered overtime...

AstroCookie919‎, 01-08-2019 02:35 PM
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Exclamation Huge need for motivation

I’m 17 years, old born on the 5th of july 2001 Parents are divorced and besides that i have a lot of other **** on my mind. Because of that i don’t sleep well and that doesn’t help me either. I currently feel like i live for the people i love and not for myself. And if it was up to me and i...

StandVnl‎, 11-19-2018 03:30 PM
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Humiliated at the gym

Hello, I'ma 22 yr old guy and I want to tell you something that i have just experienced. So i just started working out at golds gym, barely a month. But i have worked out before in a club house.. the equipment was limited and i was more focused on swimming. With that being said i cant say i have...

aqualight‎, 11-16-2018 08:21 AM
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Peter andre abs advice

Hi im trying to get my abs to look like petes i do cardio 3x a week hiit sprints,weighted ab work,on a lower carb,low sugar, high protein diet,i just need more of a deeper cut in my abs,i do drink alot of skimmed milk and water and only carb i eat is wholewheat bread,im getting there but taking too...

Mikehunt789‎, 01-06-2019 10:48 AM
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You can do it. [If you're down/lonely/sad/struggling GTFIH]

Misc, Right now you might be hurting. Right now you might be upset, lonely, sad, or alone. Something in your life might feel like it's dragging you down. You might even feel like there's no escape from your circumstances. It may feel like this is perpetual, and never-ending. Or maybe you're...

TypeNirvash‎, 09-25-2015 12:05 PM
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Talking Should I listen to music or audiobooks when I work out?

Hi, I'm just wondering if others are able to concentrate while in the gym in both lifiting and listening to audiobooks. If I listened to audiobooks it would most likely be on business, management and finance.

Niaaazzz‎, 01-05-2019 10:36 AM
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