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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: Most Motivational Videos

It's been posted before, but it's a nice addition to this new section. dF7uYHqfRec

PartyRaiser‎, 05-18-2009 02:34 PM
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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 04:03 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 05:00 PM
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Smile Sticky Thread Sticky: 10 reasons to never give in.

I originally wrote and posted this in the Losing Fat section of the forum but I thought I'd post it here too, as it did good there I figured it might help a few people out here too. I thought this would be good to write out, and hopefully contribute to if you can think of others. Everyone,...

Manditude‎, 07-12-2009 10:04 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: ***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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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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Unhappy In Beijing China, Isolated

Hi, I've been here in China for 2 months now and I feel unmotivated and hard to reach my bodybuilding goals. Not like back home I have family in the gym that support each others goals. We don't play around and talk in the gym, like we're not serious to reaching our body fat percentage...

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Need advice brahs for a girl/rebuilding mself.

Not sure if right place to post, but, I sort of need that motivation or advice/confidence because I just came out of a relationship with my first love. In college, really helping. TONS of hot girls, but im really anxious and nervous. Theres a girl im into in my history class, and I wanted to...

WinterAdoration‎, 09-13-2017 04:31 PM
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Cool Gym Motivational music {EDM only, trap, dup, trance, hardstyle)

Hey guys Found another thread about motivational songs however it was all Metal/rock, which is cool and all, just not my gig Anyone got any filthy trap/dub/hardstyle/trance tracks to post? I've got two playlists here with over 100 songs in each, just looking to add more. please let me know...

seifo123456‎, 01-18-2018 06:08 PM
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Can't decide if I shoudl body build or power lift..

I don't want to disrespect anyone but I do not regard bb as a sport. I would however regard it as an art if you wanted to make the argument that it is. I want to look good but at the same time I want get strong as fuk! and maybe even compete in some pl competitions. I do want to look really good...

namesarehard‎, 01-24-2011 09:24 PM
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Lightbulb Motivation is crap! Be DRIVEN

Greetings Everyone, Please don't rely on motivation in life. Why? because "Motivation is crap, motivation comes and goes. When you’re DRIVEN whatever is in front of you gets destroyed." - David Goggins Do you think the legends with great physiques like Arnold, Frank Zane, Greg Plitt or...

Heeraj‎, 01-17-2018 01:33 PM
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Daily Motivation 2018

I made this for anybody who wants to encourage someone and post their daily motivation for 2018 in this thread. Thanks. I will do my best to post on this thread daily as well until 2018 ends.

jackyallen‎, 01-05-2018 11:43 AM
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were you treated differently after gaining a lot of muscle?

I have been scrawny my whole life, and it doesn't help that I'm also short. Before I started bulking up, I weighed a measley 120 lbs. People generally do not take me seriously, including girls. Since we already have a thread for people to share their stories of going from being obese to being...

jy006m‎, 08-31-2009 07:19 PM
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How to get people into fitness?

I have my own personal reasons as to why I enjoy lifting and continually do it, it makes me feel strong even though I feel weak. That probably won't work with most people though, so how do I get people into fitness? People who have never even done a push up in their life, how do I get them...

Kekkouga‎, 09-06-2017 09:50 PM
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Thumbs down general lack of motivation while working out

Lost it. I had it once, but something happened where I no longer am enthusiastic about working out. I complete maybe 4 or 5 different exercises and basically just go through the motions. the fire is no longer there. Just got a promotion at work, so I should be feeling really good while working...

RJ1129‎, 10-16-2017 05:47 AM
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Unhappy Lacking Motivation

Hi everyone, I been working out since last December, but I got a lung infection and had to miss a few months of training and now I'm really finding hard to get the motivation to go. Could anyone give me a few tips to find the motivation again please 😊

GreenMafia087‎, 10-16-2017 07:54 AM
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Unhappy Rate my face 1-10 NO HOMO

I'm probably ugly. :( I'm new here.

theboy133‎, 01-16-2018 10:52 AM
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Fighting depression during an injury

I posted awhile back about a problem i was having with my elbow. Well that problems gone now, but now im having more trouble with my forearm. But its put me out of the gym. With the elbow problem i could only do a limited amount of lower body, which i took as much advantage of as possible, and...

InASenseLost‎, 01-18-2011 01:31 PM
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Exclamation my arms are preventing me from doing other exercises, no force in them anymore

Hi all, I'm a guy i and just turned 26 year old, i started working out 1 week ago, and i'm using this as my workout routine. beginner-to-advanced-bodybuilder-in-12-weeks-phase-1 by jim stoppani. The problem is that when i do the bench press and later on when i get to the barbell shoulder press, my...

Logax‎, 09-12-2017 01:17 PM
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Talking I'm tired of being lazy, time for a change

For the last 6 months or so, I've fallen into a deep depression and I've let my life crumble: I've stopped working out and gone back to my skinny body, I haven't cleaned my room in ages, I haven't been taking care of myself physically and mentally, and I haven't been doing anything to improve my...

ahmedap‎, 10-09-2017 12:41 PM
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I'm losing my discipline

HEy guys. One year ago i weighed 110 KG, I was determined to lose them all and now I'm at 68 kg I managed to eat healthy and have one cheat day in 2 weeks. However lately, I feel like im losing my track. Instead of hitting the gym 4 times a week I'm going for two times. Instead of having 1...

Mjackson12‎, 10-21-2017 02:30 PM
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Before Pic

So I went on a ketogenic diet and did light workouts for about 6 months and lost 33 pounds but then went off the diet and gained about 5, now I'm going back on the diet, looking to lose another 30 pounds by July. Here is my pic

AndrewLLF‎, 01-16-2018 09:13 AM
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Motivational Pics for me to get it going in 2018

Trying to put together some motivational pictures for me to stay focused in 2018. Feel free to add your own.

johnbljr‎, 12-22-2017 08:52 AM
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Thumbs up I'm looking for someone who has the same body type and fitness goals as me

It's been awhile since I last posted on here. I'm 5'8", 152 lbs -- been trying to cut down to 8% BF for the longest time (6 years). Since it's the new year 2018 and I build things on the internet for a living, I decided to put together a free service to match people based on their body weight...

BuddyBuilder‎, 01-16-2018 12:42 AM
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Unhappy How the **** do I make a graph?!

I want to create a graph with my improvements on exercises. E.g make a graph on my sets, reps and weight on biceps curl. Data: Week 1: 3 - 10 - 30kg Week 2: 3 - 12 - 30kg Week 3: 4 - 8 - 40kg Week 4: 4 - 12 - 40kg etc... And then I want to put all my exercises in one single graph with...

oscarswe‎, 10-26-2017 10:29 AM
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Unhappy I'm officially gym-phobic

Hello all! Long story short. Two days ago I was released from hospital after the second bout of Rhabdomyolysis. The first one I had 18 months ago after the first day at gym for the first time. The second one that happened to me last week was also after the first day at the gym after being off...

zacsy91‎, 10-27-2017 02:13 PM
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Exclamation I can't quit smoking. Please help a fellow BB'er!

Greetings, fellow brothers and sisters of iron! I need your advice and expertise. So, I've been smoking actively for 10 years, give or take. 1-2 packs a week. I quit, was smoke free for 1 year, but keep going back.. Only smoke 1, maybe 2 cigarettes a week at this point, been like this for a...

ObscureFIT‎, 08-02-2017 06:49 PM
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Exclamation NoFap journey.

Hello everyone, i've seen some post regarding nofap and in a way i'm glad to hear i'm not the only one going through this journey, i'd like to give yall some info about whats been going on with me and maybe you guys can help me...so i'm 19, i've masturbated atleast once a day since age 12 or 13,...

johnnyboyreyes‎, 10-29-2017 01:21 AM
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Gym pump up songs

This has happened ever since I started lifting... I'll find a genre, artist, song, etc and get really pumped about it and get some very good strength gains from it. Then it gets old and I can't really get pumped up from it anymore. First I went through oldies... eye of the tiger, jump by van halen,...

shgadwa‎, 09-18-2017 08:58 AM
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1 year transformation

Hello y'all today its been a year since i started training consistently and i used to really struggle with anorexia symptoms and eating disorders for 3 years and used to look like this: But then i decided to change and just ignore the thoughts in my head about getting fat and today i feel...

Swotty‎, 04-24-2017 06:13 AM
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My 12 Week Transformation

What's good guys I just recently ended a 12 week cut and here are the results. And if you give a damn about how I did it and my thought process, I made a quick video explaining the main points. https://youtu.be/h4etNZbl_8o

tominho7‎, 01-15-2017 05:50 PM
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