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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 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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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: ***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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Unhappy losing streak

Hey! My name is Carmen and I'm a student of law degree. I've been working out consistently for about a year (without seeing the results that I expected), going on a Power Hypertrophy Upper Lower routine (4 days a week). The thing is that the last month I have been feeling a huge lack of motivation,...

carmen00‎, 04-10-2018 03:05 AM
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Having Trouble with Consistency

Hey guys long time lurker, first time poster. I have been going through bouts of depression since i was about 12. Thinking having a sculpted body would boost my self-esteem by brother tried to get me to work out with him since I was 15. Only until after he was gone (to a college halfway across...

ThatGuyWhoDoes‎, 04-17-2018 06:34 AM
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Dealing with Depression

How do you find the motivation to start, when all you want to do is curl up in bed and stare at the wall? And yes, I am currently taking an antidepressant.

TheEquestrian‎, 04-02-2018 08:04 PM
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Has a fictional character ever inspired you to do something?

Has a fictional character ever inspired you to do something such as reach a goal? If so then who? Why and how did they inspire you? What did they inspire you to do?

Boss7894‎, 04-22-2018 03:43 PM
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How to change from a negative thinker to a positive one?

Hows that done exactly?

WholemealPizza‎, 03-22-2018 07:29 PM
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Anyone else have those annoying friends who don't know anything about fitness?

I have this one friend who never really goes to the gym and eats whatever. He's pretty skinny but has very little muscle. Anyway, dude can be annoying as hell. Like when I first started going to the gym and buying protein, he's like "what you doing that for? You don't need to lose any weight. You...

pantera18‎, 03-15-2018 09:30 AM
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Arrow Motivation for weight loss (pics)

Hey guys. This forum was the first place I came to for advice on weight loss as I had literally no knowledge whatsoever and even though I never wanted to become a bodybuilder the members here were still so welcoming and answered any questions that I had, since I started my journey I've changed...

360Lewis‎, 04-15-2018 05:27 AM
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Great news. Looks like my bodybuilding comeback.

Just want to share some great news. I returned to bodybuilding!! (after about 6 years lag. prior to that worked out 21 years.) And I know I returned. I know I returned. I can't believe the practical results I have already experienced. Muscle coming in nightly and daily. Fat is shifting...

joanne00‎, 04-16-2018 10:21 AM
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Relationship problems stopping training progress

Girl that I've been on and off with for a little over year in a long distance relationship is letting the distance get to her and right now she's taking a break to decide if she can handle the distance or not, and it's starting to interfere with my training. I have no appetite and I can't bring...

MyWeightsAndI‎, 04-17-2018 04:04 PM
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Home workout possibilities?

I have no equipment or anything. So if I just do squats, push ups, sit ups, crunches and all of the others daily, what will actually happen to my body? I don't have an unhealthy body right now, I am just a bit thin. I would really appreciate anyone's shared experiences and how doing things like...

PeteTidal‎, 02-06-2018 05:00 AM
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Need some motivation & a change

Weird. Normal day at work, and I looked at the mirror and I was about to cry in the restroom. I've been going to the gym for like 8 years now and NOTHING is changing. I guess the good thing is, I'm NOT getting bigger, but the bad thing is I don't see a transformation whatsoever... I'm 31 now...

ggpaul‎, 03-29-2018 04:37 PM
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Post I want to gain weight

Hey everybody, My name's Matt. I joined this website about a year ago in hopes of finally tackling my weight problem but stuff got in the way. Most people suffer with the problem of gaining weight and want to lose it, I on the other hand have suffer from lack of weight. I've been skinny my whole...

Gains2Hard4U‎, 10-31-2014 02:04 PM
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Keeping up with physical health when you aren’t in the right mentality

Many people deal with depression regularly, but sometimes it gets to be too much. Does anyone have any helpful tips to sticking to your routine when anxiety or depression is becoming too much?

sifutoph92‎, 02-26-2018 07:22 PM
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Cool Guys Help me out of a dilemma.Can you guide?

Please suggest me should I bulk or cut.I think I am skinny fat .Here I am posting some pictures after 1 year of inconsistent training. please suggest should I cut or bulk? My age is 24 Height-5,6" Weight-66.9

ninja7676‎, 04-13-2018 03:09 AM
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Unhappy Wanting to lose weight and get into bomb shape for years now.

But I always keep giving up 3 weeks in, I am a generally lazy person but not really satisfied with my body because I know I can look better. I always imagine myself being fit again being able to see myself in the mirror looking actually ****able when it comes to the body, but the inner devil always...

FatSascha‎, 04-11-2018 02:41 PM
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Well this is the area to do this, and I'm trying to get back at it.

Recently, I've noticed I've felt more bloated, tired, and bored. I've been looking for the best workout for me to get back into the groove, and I don't have money for a membership to a gym. Something that only requires my body weight and biking for cardio. I couldn't really find one so I created my...

jaygonzo209‎, 04-11-2018 06:14 PM
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i have a long history of failure

im 23 years old, ive been attempting to gain weight since i was 15. i dont like going to the gym because im really skinny for my age and i don't know what im doing and i feel like im being judged by a wall of people on the tredmills. and at planet fitness they only have smith machines so i...

planball‎, 04-08-2018 06:24 PM
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Unhappy How to get over being weak when starting to work out?

So I’ve been going to the gym for a little over half a month now, and every time I go I feel bad about the weight I do. I look at the forums and see people doing way more weight than I can(225 bench, 285 squat, 315 deadlift). So any of you have any methods? Cause I always just feel puny and...

PatioPrayer‎, 03-30-2018 09:34 PM
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When did you start to push yourself at the gym?

I'm not getting the results I would like in the gym, in term of putting on size (I'm a slim guy). I've only been going for five months now so I know have a ways to go as far as muscle grown goes. My assumption was and is, my problem has to do with my diet. I'm not not eating enough and I'm trying...

real35‎, 03-31-2018 03:06 PM
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Need some help with my parents

Hello to everyone. I've been joining gym for 1,5 years, but my parents were never happy about this...they think that girls that lift become bigger and 'manly'. The fact is that I find myself there and I really enjoy going to the gym, but they don't understand and they say that this is just an...

Anastasiia7‎, 02-05-2018 10:48 AM
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Can't gain...

I read other posts about people trying to gain but my situation is different...I'm almost 32 and I keep losing weight without even trying. I'm 6'3 and today I only weighed 168lbs...I used to be 180lbs month an half ago. My thyroid has been checked multiple times no issues...I eat healthy and...

NPD32‎, 03-14-2018 06:28 PM
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Hip Hop Gym playlist

Hey guys I know there is a motivational music section but I wanted to ask about specifically Hip-Hop songs that are in y’alls’ gym playlists.... I’ve been listening to a metal playlist I have on Spotify which I like but I like to change it up every now and then, and want to put together a hip hop...

jakob10102‎, 03-25-2018 01:00 PM
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Having anxiety about going to the gym

I can only do about 8 chin ups in a row and then the second and third sets I can only pump out about 5 reps. I've been working out from home to avoid anxiety, but I need a barbell and squat rack and stuff but im worried people will laugh at me/think bad things when they see my chin ups. Sometimes...

razsu‎, 03-14-2018 07:52 AM
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For those who trian in the early hours

How do you do it ? What time do you sleep/get up? What’s your getting up ritual like? I’m drained after work or a long day. I hate working out. I wanna get up & get it out of the way very early.

BIGNHYOOGE‎, 02-27-2018 11:42 PM
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Lately been feeling down after lifting

Back in high school I used to lift quite often and I got pretty muscular. But after about a year of not lifting regularly, I’m nor nearly as big, nor as strong, not have as much stamina. Because of this, whenever I workout, I feel down about myself for not being able to do what I once could and...

Statesidefish14‎, 03-16-2018 03:12 PM
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