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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 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 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: It's Go Time! THE CHALLENGE BEGINS 2.13.22

Our 4-Week Challenge was built to inspire you to think beyond your limits and find ways weekly to improve your overall health and fitness. All ready a beast at the gym or just getting started, it doesn’t matter - our team of master coaches will hit you with new challenges each week to test your...

ForumNature‎, 02-13-2022 12:55 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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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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Anyone else have Depression and really struggling with motivation?

To be 100% honest, i never thought id be on this site asking for help with motivation.. but im really struggling lately. Im not really as optimistic about getting a answer i havent already tried, but im being hopeful all the same. Ive had depression for months now, and i dont mean being...

Curlers‎, 11-11-2012 05:39 AM
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Struggling after vacation

Hello. I’m very new to lifting, and this is my first post in the forum. I’ve lingered and read for a bit. I went on vacation for the first week and a half of September. I knew I wouldn’t be powerlifting on vacation, and I accepted that fact while simply eating right and at least walking during...

MegInOC‎, 09-21-2022 07:24 AM
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Question Is 5'11 145lbs too skinny??

So I started working out around 9 months ago and was 118lbs now I'm up to 145lbs and people still call me too skinny wtf,someone at the gym yesterday told me that I'm freaky strong being that skinny cause I was shoulder pressing the 55s for 7 full rom reps and did weighted chin ups with 65lbs x 4...

Darkseidd21‎, 08-23-2022 09:48 AM
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Motivation does not exist, it's called DISCIPLINE

Hi guys, I hear all the time about motivation But my opinion is that we are motivated like maximum 10% of the time... and the rest of the time we must be disciplined We are not motivated all the time to do the hard work But we are disciplined and we stick to it no matter what! This is...

SoniaSecrets‎, 09-05-2022 10:44 PM
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BF % and where to go from here.

Hi everyone just looking for some opinion's on what %bf i am (roughly) and what others would do in my position. I have been lifting for a couple years with about 8 months of that seriously and like alot of people I originally ate way over maintenance getting up to 100kg from probably 70kg. I then...

userO3WJDE1V6TJ‎, 09-01-2022 04:44 PM
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Unhappy Never Motivated

So I've been lifting for nearly 20 years and have a pathetic body to show for 20 years of work (200 lbs and 27% body fat). Part of it was poor programming, sub optimal consistency, and too many carbs/not enough protein. However, my new lifting buddy called me out and said that I am just not at all...

middleweight‎, 08-25-2022 05:05 PM
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Why does working out lower my libido?

Hey guys this is my first post so please take it easy on me and I'm sorry if this is not the appropriate place to post this, but I looked around and it seems the most applicable. I'm a 27y/o male. 170lbs 5'8" Just as the subject says for some reason the more I work out the less of a sex drive I...

Vpax12‎, 05-06-2022 02:33 PM
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5 years of lifting - why am I so weak?

I'm 27m 83kg 18%bf, and I've been lifting since I was 22 and I've always trained for aesthetics/hypertrophy by running a PPL. My lifts are pretty garbage and I want to get out of this rut but I'm not sure of the best way to do it. These are my current lifts: • Squat 90kg • Bench 65kg •...

flythrough54‎, 05-16-2022 03:03 PM
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Time off the gym

Hello, I am going on holiday in December, there will be no gym, I am worried about loosing my gains, my diet will suffer also, whats the best thing to do.

vigreen‎, 05-23-2022 02:16 AM
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Talking Motivation

Motivation is the desire to act in service of a goal. It's the crucial element in setting and attaining our objectives. Motivation is one of the driving forces behind human behavior. ... Motivation encompasses the desire to continue striving toward meaning, purpose, and a life worth living. Why...

MonBen23‎, 01-03-2022 06:18 AM
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Question Bored out of my mind at the gym...

Hi everyone, new here. I haven't worked out in like 10years and decided to start again. I used to work out with a friend back in the days but I don't have anyone to work out anymore and am bored out of my mind at the gym. My biggest problem is I feel bored really easily when my mind isn't...

olalonzoo‎, 08-11-2022 03:12 PM
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How can I get over fear of going to the gym?

I'm a young guy and I'm very skinny. I've thought about going to the gym, but I can never seem to get over the fear of being the smallest person, having people give me looks for being super skinny and talking about it. What could I do about this? What has helped you in the past?

Zephyr01‎, 09-08-2020 05:52 PM
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Calling all young Dads!

Hey Guys, I am a 33 year old Dad - my son just turned 2 on the weekend. I have been finding it hard to make time for working out -- so much to do, and wanting to spend time with my son... It certainly doesn't get any easier to find time for exercise and fitness once you have kids. Balancing...

matt_kw‎, 07-27-2010 08:08 AM
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Trying to attain Robin Shou's physique in Mortal Kombat (1995)

Hello everyone! I have been hitting the gym for a good few years now. For the longest period of time, I was aimlessly lifting weights without the slightest idea of how I wanted my body to look like. The physiques I was certain I didn't want were the extreme ends– either a runway model or...

Laken‎, 06-25-2022 11:16 AM
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Trash my diet and make me feel bad

I'm thinking of posting my daily food intake and having you guys trash it to make me feel bad. It might provide some good motivation to stop eating bad. Is there a particular forum where this is already happening?

speedychef‎, 08-14-2022 03:52 PM
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Need local work out buddy

I've been trying to do it on my own and even at home. Its really not working out. I use to have a trainer then later someone to work out with. Neved had problems with it but when I'm left to myself, I can't seem to be motivated to do it or go to the gym. I'm going to look around for a cheap trainer...

RyujinTheDark‎, 08-08-2022 06:11 AM
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Help Getting back on track and awake the inner beast once again!

Hey guys, I hoping that u guys can help, ever since the pandemic my life, physical and mental health have gone down the drain! I have been diagnosed with depression, and currently am unemployed for awhile so things are not going well and I have put on a lot of body fat (30Kg -/+) my body fat is...

danny1uk‎, 08-06-2022 08:29 AM
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consistently inconsistent

Hi friends and fellow gym rats. So, i'm not very new to the fitness world. I had a good streak of almost three years going, working out at MOST 5 days a week, at LEAST 2, before the apocalypse happened. Anywho, since then i've had the HARDEST time staying consistent with diet and workouts....

muffinstar16‎, 07-14-2022 11:16 AM
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My turn around.

I'm 5'6'' 26 years old. January I was 150 lbs. Currently in July I am at 165 lbs. Before I started working out and getting big I haven't had sex in 4 years. I was insecure mostly due to my anxiety and OCD. Regardless I wasn't happy with my body if we're being honest. Well I decided to start...

krunchymage‎, 07-10-2022 06:28 PM
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Listen to music

I listen to music to AMP up on the gym, what kind ddo yall listen to?

KylieBear203‎, 05-31-2018 09:51 AM
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Not trying to sound dramatic, but I feel like giving up at this point

22 years old, male About 2,5 months ago I injured my left shoulder. I was running on the treadmil, pressed the button for it to stop. The machine got stuck however and it kept running. I did not notice, I stepped in the middle, and I was at the same time holding the handle with my left arm....

AntoMastro‎, 06-17-2022 02:34 PM
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Talking Coming back from a virus

Hey, i just recently recovered from a virus named cytomegalovirus and i was stuck home for 3 weeks with no training or exercise what so ever. I had to stay warm and not do much, take meds ect. How do i continue my training on daily basis, i feel really slow and heavy, any tips?

Besos96‎, 06-20-2022 01:21 AM
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A good reaso to be fit:

https://youtube.com/shorts/tMB34GDYTyo?feature=share Of course, very few people can do that.

Darkius‎, 01-08-2022 02:06 PM
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Training Update #1 / Oh No. I Injured My Back!

Hoping to recover soon from injured back! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nde3JPPc7VY Check out my recovery journey! Whose stuffed their back before?

rawcuz‎, 05-06-2022 08:11 PM
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Unhappy Workouts and food

Idk what to do I'm losing it and I don't know what to do anymore everyone just makes fun of me and I'm lost now mentally and physically

userFHFFKILTQNX‎, 04-19-2022 12:33 AM
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