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

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 09:04 AM
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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 01:34 PM
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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: 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: ***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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Feel exhausted after gymming

Hi, I did gym for 1 month. I felt tired on daily basis, felt exhausted, sleepy and weak. I believe it's because of body weakness or lack of stamina. But this stops me from doing gym as tired body hampers my day to day activities. What should I do? How do i continue gym at the same time not feel...

siddharth0565‎, 03-19-2017 01:21 AM
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too late ate twenty-eight?

Hey guys... All my young life I've been in shape, working out and doing martial arts. I stopped working out when i reached 20, after that i lost my bulk and eventually gained weight (last time i was 75kg and muscle-less was 2012, since then i gained 10 kg in 4 years). Its hard for me to...

Cytix‎, 03-02-2017 11:27 AM
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Question 14 years old 5' 1" 140lbs. Got off track and gained all weight back. I need advice.

I used myfitnesspal a few months ago to track calories to lose weight. I lost 10 pounds and it was going fine until I started to get hungry after I got home from school. I kept eating and everyday I tell myself that "You were doing good until you ate those chips when you got home," And then I would...

crabkid‎, Yesterday 10:43 PM
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Binge Recovery

I had recently started doing very well. And I had never done very well. I just don't know if there's any way to correct my 2 day binge. I think I've gained a very visible amount of fat and bloat. You guys ever binge for a day or so? How was your recovery.. just looking for slight motivation.....

Aus1000‎, 03-27-2017 08:15 AM
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creatine

How do i get the maxium benefits I.e bigger muscle size and pump from creatine due to water retention? This is my second week now. The first week I was taking 10g creatine a day with water and my biceps were booming however now I'm only taking 5g a day but my biceps aren't as big as they were in...

Sleeky‎, 02-27-2017 08:51 AM
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Fitness Model Nick Sandell

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LivinTheLyfe‎, 02-24-2017 09:44 PM
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What motivates you?

Hello, I'm currently gathering research for my uni dissertation about how technology can motivate people to improve their health. I would like to know people's stories on when they felt demotivated and what made them feel motivated again. Thank you!

oliviarbusby‎, 01-17-2017 08:40 AM
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Motivation to lift & workout

What are the things that motivate you to lift and workout?

Justin7658‎, 01-24-2017 08:01 PM
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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 04:50 PM
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Muscle Growth & Muscle Memory

It's my understanding that the average person can only produce 1-3 lbs of muscle mass per month under the perfect circumstances; exercise; diet; supplementation; etc. From my expierence that has always been a fairly accurate assumption ... but I always sat at about 183lbs for 5 years (by choice)...

gtenbrink‎, 02-27-2017 04:57 AM
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Height

Is it possible for a male to grow an inch or 2 at 18 years old? My parents are 5′4″ and 5′9.5″; I'm 5'7 or 5′8″, 17 and a half, and male. My femur is fused can I still grow to be my dads height

Gsazackary‎, 03-09-2017 07:51 AM
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Question 1 Month Calisthenics (Before and After)

So I've been training for about 2 years off and on. Lifting for some reason wasn't really my thing, however. I got into calisthenics about a month ago, and I'm really not sure if it is working for me. I feel great that's for sure, but on the other hand I don't really see much development. What are...

SvenWen‎, 03-13-2017 08:55 AM
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Trying to get fit, too shy

Hey guys, I'm new to this site, but not very new to the world of fitness. I'm a small guy, about 5'4" with a small 121Ib frame. I'm trying to get fit and feel better about myself, but I get so incredibly insecure in the gym sometimes and it really throws me off my game. I honesty don't mean...

LittleTeach‎, 02-09-2017 09:16 PM
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Progress but not enough.

I started the gym in November with my uni flat mates. They motivated me and still do to gain weight (6"3 and 65kg). To this day I weigh 79kg. The increase of 14kg is something I should be proud of. But I feel down. I feel like I should be bigger for my weight. I still feel just as skinny as I was...

DeLankyBIGUN‎, 03-06-2017 03:11 PM
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Thumbs up 4 Month Skinny Fat Transformation

Hey guys! Today I finished my first 4 months of actual strength training and dieting. I have been a skinny fat bro for as long as I can remember, spending all my time gaming, eating junkfood, going out drinking and such... For about 2 years I have been trying to diet down, usually lasting...

HendrixJR‎, 12-08-2016 07:40 AM
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Smile Dont be lazzy!

Hey guys my name is Meti Ruka and I'm trying to become a successful motivation speaker and so I created a website for to get inspired everyday. I update my website every 24/h so it won't be the same thing over and over again, planning to hire video editors for to create my own content in the...

metiruka1‎, 03-19-2017 04:19 PM
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how long will it take me to see big results?

im doing a 3 day on 1 day off program with weights and running. im hitting the weights really hard for every set. i do 2 body parts everyday with a little bit of abs thrown in. my diets not that good but i take protein and multis and some preworkouts. i know its all about diet and everything but...

mrdelvecio‎, 04-10-2011 06:19 AM
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Probs getting a partner

Bretheren & fellow Body builders, please lend me your ears. In a nutshell problem is I make way better gains with a partner doing chest and have basically zero friends who BB hence no spotter, ever. So I have to take to CL or randomly asking for pahtners at the gym. Havent done that yet, but...

FryBrosiah‎, 03-26-2017 05:45 PM
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Ectomorph advice on gaining weight

Sorry for a very generic post, I saw one similar, but it wasn't exactly detailing the answers I was looking for. I would like to gain weight, I'm a 6 foot, 130-132 lbs (varies the rare times i check it), 22 year old college student. Normally I Just made enough money as a dishwasher to pay for my...

Psychatix‎, 03-25-2017 05:03 AM
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Looking for friends help and motivation to drop this weight

Hi there a little about myself I am 42 with a fiancée and have two boxers currently not working due to a work injury the hurt my back. I have been off work for 7 months now and at first it was ok but now I have gained 67lbs because I only play online games and sit a lot.. I recently have been...

BigdaddyRuffner‎, 03-27-2017 04:39 PM
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College student having trouble staying motivated :(

Hey everyone! I am a computer science and engineering college student and I have been trying to get a steady workout schedule going for a few years, but I always seem to fall off. I go to school full time and also work 40+ hours a week to afford college. I do have time in my schedule to hit the...

Dexter12345‎, 03-28-2017 04:58 PM
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What YouTubers do you watch regularly to keep motivated?

Not sure how many other people add this type of stuff into their daily mix of inter-netting, but Connor Murphy and ZGym videos are both something I watch to keep up a bit of motivation.... anyone else have a favorite YouTube channel or personality you check out regularly to keep motivated...?

BlueVan‎, 03-27-2017 01:41 AM
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Screwed up, not proud. But motivated again!

Hey folks. I started lurking around here by November, and seeing so many transformations threads got me into making a 180 degrees turn in my life. I had pretty good results with a recomp at first, and then a steady cut. My goal was to get to 14-15% bf before taking a trip to Thailand during January...

vinilzord‎, 03-25-2017 04:54 PM
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Question First week working out in over a year advice, so weak comparatively... frustrating

So this is my first post and also my first week of working out in over a year, I'm 23, 145 lbs and have an athletic build, I'm not buff and not skin and bones so somewhere in the middle. I joined just because I thought I could get some encouragement or good ideas/motivation to keep pushing. This...

SamSam123321‎, 03-24-2017 07:05 PM
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My anorexia recovery motivation thread.

Hey, my name is Gergely I am 22 year old, recovering from anorexia, I would like to share with you my 5 month progress. I started with 46 kg, now I am 55kg, I don't know my bf, but I am holing my fat around my abdominal area, which is common during recovery, hopefully soon it will even out :) ...

Grappa‎, 09-05-2016 01:21 PM
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