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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 03:03 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: 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 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: ***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: 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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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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Can I ever change? No hope.

I've always despised my body. I have skinny upper body (no muscles) and wide hips, fat on belly and sides.. it's not like I eat unhealthy stuff. I don't know when and how I got that body.. I just need to know if I can ever be redeemed or I have no hope? h ttps://ibb.co/i7rM59 - front h...

peershapemess92‎, 08-27-2018 09:27 AM
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Losing motivation because of friends

About four months ago, me and a few of my friends started lifting weights in the gym. They started doing split body routines their friends made up for them, but I started on the Fierce 5 workout (which is full body, obviously). Despite the fact that all my lifts are much higher than theirs, and...

asianlongdong‎, 06-07-2018 07:53 PM
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Talking Feelin' Good

Upped my bench 15 pounds (65-80) yesterday from last week. Straight barbell curl upped to 50lb today from 30. I know they're b**** weights, but I'm happy to make gains while trying to drop 70 pounds. Hopefully tomorrow I'll see some gains in legs. Title related: buble came on the workout...

epfuhl‎, 03-10-2016 01:35 PM
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Motivation Gone

Hello i posted this on another forum so if you seen it there and responded thank you. i just trying to reach out I have been working out for years now. lost tons of weight regained it after my kid and few months ago got back into the grove again. The reason im poting is because Monday sept...

FearlessRobb‎, 09-06-2018 11:38 AM
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(Rant) Going to the gym with Social Anxiety?

Hello and I have Social Anxiety. I usually go after 10 because the gym is less busy, or 5 if I can get the motivation to get up and go. My two problems are, going earlier when it's busy and crowded. I used to pull up my phone and google would usually tell me how busy it is. And usually...

Chieve‎, 09-05-2018 07:11 PM
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Motivation for the thin

Current Situation : 126lbs. Previous Situation : I can recall being 125lbs six years ago. Never moved from that weight, have been that weight for the entire high school years. Last summer, I went up to 130 lbs (due to mass gainer), down to 125lbs at summers end down to 120lbs at the end of...

rslc‎, 02-27-2016 07:28 PM
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18% to 9% 5 month transformation

Bulked way too fast and had to cut from nearly 20%, but I finally did it !! pics below Went from 190 ish to 170 dry Slowly cut my cals from 3100 to 2500, then dropped cals every month until I finally ended up cutting at 2100 Typical day at end of cut: 2100 cals 170g protein

komapOB‎, 09-09-2018 01:22 PM
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Unhappy College student - time management not working in my favor

Hi everyone!! I have been working out and eating healthy for the past three years and this is the first semester I am just not able to keep up. I barely make it to the gym twice a week. Managing full time work and full time school is miserable and has compromised what I like to do in my own free...

izzmox‎, 09-23-2018 03:15 PM
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Angry SERIOUS HELP. Self thought versus Personal training.

I spent a year working out. Nothing is working. I feel confused and don't know where to start. I feel like I have to go back from square one from diet and workout. Im not doing well. Should I just pay a personal trainer for $400 just to train me. Where do I even begin? There are a lot of...

radleap‎, 09-23-2018 03:52 PM
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Been dealing with depression and trying to get back into it

I have been dealing with depression since 2017 due to being unhappy at my job at the time, my dad passing and my ex at the time dumping me when I first found out my dad had cancer. In the passing months I did accomplish some things like losing weight, getting a new job, etc. Fast forward and I...

mgBsportsfan25‎, 09-02-2018 12:35 PM
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How do you get up early and work out?

I try to get up at 6, and hit the gym by 630 or 645 to get a workout in before school. the gym is empty then, and I don't like when people I know see me working out (i';m a little overweight). Anyways, I always get up at 6, but just quickly talk myself into going back to bed, every time i try this...

DChaser9‎, 10-02-2012 04:36 PM
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Question Too much gym?

Hey, I am a beginner. Lately, the entire month of february thus far, I have not skipped one day at the gym. I don't hit the same muscle groups back to back, I cycle them. I've been doing about 45 mins of lifting with 30 mins of cardio everyday. Considering my goal is to cut do I really need a...

ianb12‎, 02-27-2016 04:25 PM
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10 month transformation

My Photos are on my bodyspace on my profile since it wouldnt let me set up a link cause I dont have 50 posts Ive been lifting since August 2017 when I came back from holiday and realised I was a skinny fat fgt. I have been pretty serious since then but took a month off at christmas since I...

SRV5‎, 04-25-2018 03:20 PM
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Unmotivated, help?

So about 3 months ago I wanted to build muscle. I did it for about a month and saw really nice gains, but i also wanted to lose fat. I started eating around 1100 calories, an extreme deficit. I slowly developed anorexia this summer and was too tired to work out so I quit. I am not anorexic...

Juzidd‎, 09-13-2018 12:52 PM
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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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Personal progress over 4 months. (pics)

Past two years i settled with someone who wasn't good for me and i went from 200-250 over that time, after our breakup i decided i didn't want to live that way anymore and have been hitting the gym 4-5 days a week for the past 4 months, at first it was hard to get the motivation but i started...

Elricc‎, 05-20-2018 09:15 PM
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1 step forward, 3 steps backward! Looking for advice to gain muscle

Hello everyone, I’m new to the community but I do referring site articles on gaining muscle etc. I’m struggled to gain muscle/weight. I’m hoping that some of you can provide advise for me. I’m 6”2 weighing 134lb super skinny. From childhood I was skinny and didn’t eat enough food. I depends...

LiveBetter2018‎, 09-16-2018 09:36 PM
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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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How to go on when everything sucks?

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Sprat1‎, 08-31-2018 05:10 AM
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Back to gym after a LONG break.

Due to a very nasty breakup I took 2 months off from work and school and gave myself a long break that contains nothing but chinese food and PS4. There were like 1~2 gym visits that's all. And according to my mirror 95% of the muscle i've got are gone or just not showing up anymore, and i feel like...

Huanbo‎, 02-28-2016 11:00 AM
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Smile 2.5 months 25 pounds lost

19 yrs old and I have been overweight my entire life. Wanted to make a change so I had Been doing resistance training 5-6 days a week for the past two years but I never once started tracking my calories until 10 weeks ago. I kept thinking if I worked out I would lose weight but at the end of the...

adsiduitas‎, 02-09-2016 12:07 AM
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Bertil fox gym in St.Kitts? Still there?

Hi everyone, I wasn't able to find this posted anywhere. Looking to go away on holidays to St. Kitts Caribbean and was wondering if anyone knew if Fox's gym was still over there? Or did they close it after he went to jail? Despite what happened to him, I've been a fan. I purchased his...

Jlitter‎, 02-12-2014 10:50 PM
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Stopped lifting for 10 months. Need help becoming motivated again...

So, Im 19 years old, 5 feet 8 inches, and pretty stocky for my height. I quit lifting In November 2017 due to really bad mental health problems and really bad family issues, I tried going back to the gym a couple of times but never got around to staying back in the gym. Backround about me....

BigBilyLiftAlot‎, 08-24-2018 12:39 PM
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Smile Please share your tips for motivation, I kinda need it!

Hey all! Just some background on me: Consistency was a HUGE issue for me because I was busy doing full time studies (my major was nursing), full time hospital rotations, and a part time job. I barely had time to exercise. I was consistent for 3 months then stopped around my mid-term due to...

lmlt93‎, 09-03-2018 01:22 PM
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Exclamation Tendonitis HELP

Hey Everyone, I am new to this forum so don't know if i am posting in the right place, but worth a shot! So basically i have suffered from Patella Tendonitis in my left knee for months now. It has neither got worse, nor has it got better. A lot of you are going to say rest as the solution,...

BillBoy91‎, 09-05-2018 04:08 AM
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