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Forum: Motivation

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

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: 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 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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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: ***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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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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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the 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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Pissed at how slow progress some sense into me srs

I have been cutting for only ~2 months with one week off due to work travel. I have managed to lose 10 lbs in these 2 months, going from 196-186. I was 215 a couple more months before that. I know 10 lbs in 2 months is good, especially with a week off, but for some reason my brain just doesn't...

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Unhappy Biggest loser to Biggest LOSER

I recently won a Biggest Loser contest and made my goal weight. After the contest I celebrated, vacationed, and enjoyed my new body. Now, 2 months later, I've been to the gym all of 3 times. What is wrong with me? How do I remotivate myself to get back in it and maintain? All I think about is how...

jhawt001‎, 08-16-2017 07:35 PM
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I hope someone is motivated after watching this

Just a little video I made showing my journey thus far: I hope it motivates and inspires. add the other w to www because I can't post links yet.

djespee‎, 08-16-2017 12:50 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 11:05 AM
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Staying consistent when everything tries to stop you

Basically looking for advice on consistency. When I started lifting three years ago, I was at Uni and my only obligation was two hours a day at Uni and assignments. Basically speaking I had all day to train, I used to get 5 x 2 hour lifting sessions in a week and two days of rugby training and/or...

Basel304‎, 08-14-2017 01:31 PM
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How did you brahs recover from the Jack3d ban?

Brb pre-workout of the Egyptian sun gods, capable of turning any man into a driven, self-motivated Silverback gorilla. Now we have to settle for the jittery "dirty buzz" of caffeine and other non-dopaminergic, more-questionable stimulants. How long it take you to get over?

ThisIsSceaming‎, 08-12-2017 02:33 PM
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Bodybuilding motivation.

I made this video featuring some of the mass monster of 2017, would love it if you guys took a look and hopefuly it will motivate you! On my channel I have other videos aswell and if you have some tips on how I can improve I would love to hear it! coXy_4tVAnk

SandBB‎, 07-27-2017 04:56 PM
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Core Principles to Accomplishment

What is it you want to accomplish? Maybe you want to start living a healthier life? Maybe you want to start saving money for the future? Start saving for a dream home? A future business? Whatever it is you want to accomplish there are fundamental steps to making these changes occur in our daily...

KodyYoung‎, 08-14-2017 10:58 AM
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The Growth Mindset: Principles of Rich Thinking

What is thinking rich? Can we think rich even if we don’t have an abundant of resources? What ideas build the concept of thinking rich? Can you really build success by thinking rich? The idea of thinking rich depends on your confidence in your ability. It’s believing in yourself and...

KodyYoung‎, 08-14-2017 10:56 AM
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Talking Seeking For New Fitness Friends & Motivation

Greeting! The name is Nando, from NYC and I'm 25 years old, and I'm at a milestone in my life that I am looking for a change. Real Change. I know many people at my weight (450 pounds) look for getting surgery as a tool to help. I am also thinking about taking that path. However, I also want to...

LordAcosta‎, 08-06-2017 11:04 PM
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Unhappy Keep motivated while divorcing? Anyone in the same shoes?

Hi! I'm 28, married my wife 4 years ago, have an 8 month old girl. It looks like that we are going to divorce... I can only see my girl on the weekend, but she well be 85km far from me... And I need to pay the half price of the house to my wife...

Akos89‎, 08-10-2017 01:22 AM
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Always look like crap what's the point

This next workout I'm supposed to do isn't gonna change anything. I store fat too easily I have about 20% bf covering what little muscle mass I have. Putting on muscle to a certain level is no prob but removing the fat and keeping it off has been impossible. The only time I had abs is when I...

Gios‎, 07-25-2017 04:22 AM
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What're your motivations for lifting?

What are the main motivations you have for going to the gym?

Vablu‎, 07-09-2017 04:20 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 05:49 PM
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Back to working out!

I had to work in a hot, humid part of South Texas and I ended up not doing anything for 5 months. I don't know if I was just homesick, the heat or what the deal was but I felt depressed. I guess I'm too used to dry northern climates! Anyway, I feel disgusted with myself and I went to the 24 hour...

Norrov‎, 08-12-2017 12:46 PM
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Why do I have such a bad attitude and personality when I'm not lifting for weeks?

Did lifting create a split personality of me? When I lift I have a brighter, humored/funny personality but when I haven't lifted for a week or 2 I have these violent outbursts and though I've held back my anger well when I lift on the way my colleagues treat me, I seem to react harsher than I...

reckless999‎, 08-09-2017 02:17 AM
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Not motivated, need help

Probably nobody will respond, but I Gotta give it a try So I'm 16, been lifting for a couple months now, seen some good results, but lately I haven't been motivated to do anything at all. I've also come really far in soccer, playing hard, earning an award or two. I don't want to go to the...

PutridLifter‎, 08-04-2017 02:38 PM
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The Ego Trap - Understanding the Ego

The stories we tell ourselves play a big part on how we live our lives. Our stories can be those of success or of failure, of love or of hate, greed and envy. The stories we tell ourselves define our reputation, they define our perspective and they define how we interact with other people and how...

KodyYoung‎, 08-10-2017 10:11 AM
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Anyone ever been charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident ?

Disclaimer : this was not me asking for someone else As in you hit into someone's car and took off and some how got caught ? What was your penalty?

thatdude109‎, 08-10-2017 01:18 PM
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Unhappy Staying motivated with injuries

When I was younger I had the motivation of a teenage boy trying to get with the sexy girl in school. I severed my leg and still managed to push through and kill it for years. Well, Fast forward 7 years. I was in a pretty bad accident several months ago. Ended up herniated 2 discs and fracturing my...

HarpoonTang‎, 08-07-2017 03:00 PM
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Thumbs up Upcoming Young Fitness YouTuber for Motivation

Luke Elsman is a great and consistent young fitness youtuber. He uploads almost everyday and I'm sure some of you would enjoy his content and find it somewhat motivational. If anyone is interested his youtube is "Luke Elsman" Be sure to check him out, thanks!

imbatman642‎, 08-10-2017 04:24 PM
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Transformations in Becoming the Enlightened Self

Learning Acceptance. The enlightened self learns to release suffering and accept what is. It is what it is, I am what I am. The first transition step to becoming the enlightened self is realizing the things you can change and understanding the things you can’t. Building self-confidence &...

KodyYoung‎, 08-10-2017 10:19 AM
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Unhappy I want to go to the gym but I'm too weak

hi, I'm 21 and I'm weak as f**k, skinny and I have an odd body shape. My legs are fine because I jog pretty regularly, 3 miles in a single run. But my torso is non-existent, I have a odd posture, sometimes it causes discomfort in my lower back and it gets stiff when it's worked a lot. This is...

uaziz‎, 07-26-2017 02:50 AM
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Unhappy Post Goal-Event - the anti-climax

We had 3 weddings in July 2017 and I had to wear a bridesmaid dress at the last one, so I hired a personal trainer and worked out twice with I'm and twice on my own for 4 months. I actually started eating meals more regularly. My weight only moved about 6 pounds but I became smaller and my strength...

Medix821‎, 08-08-2017 09:03 AM
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It's not over till you give up. [posted in wrong section earlier (contest prep)]

6 months into fierce 5 I'm at 145lb bench and I started with 85lb. Other lifts went up too but I love bench so yeah. It's been a grind and I basically never miss a workout. I've been dedicated af and my muscles are developing Af. This is progress made with a shoulder injury, back injury, and a...

GreekGod69‎, 08-08-2017 03:16 PM
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