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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 Videos

It's been posted before, but it's a nice addition to this new section. dF7uYHqfRec

PartyRaiser‎, 05-18-2009 02:34 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 04:03 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 10:04 AM
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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 11:38 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 05:00 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 03:50 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 08:35 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 06:19 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 09:12 AM
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Going to get fit again. Lets do this! (May need to your support along the way :) )

Hello all, Not sure if its ok to post here as well. I posted the below in the workout journal forum but I realized that its for "personal" logging only. There are going to time when I need some pick-me ups. Which is why I am posting here. :) I am 5'10" 30 years old guy as of Oct 2017. Been a...

Deep7890‎, 11-20-2017 11:26 AM
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were you treated differently after gaining a lot of muscle?

I have been scrawny my whole life, and it doesn't help that I'm also short. Before I started bulking up, I weighed a measley 120 lbs. People generally do not take me seriously, including girls. Since we already have a thread for people to share their stories of going from being obese to being...

jy006m‎, 08-31-2009 07:19 PM
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15 week progress: Keep cutting or lean bulk?

Hey gents, 4 months ago I decided that I was tired of being a fat f*k and dove nose deep into an intensive training regiment and strict meal plan. I used a keto/intermittent fasting approach, and coupled it with fasted HIIT/Cardio and an intense bodybuilding weight lifting regime. I lost almost...

firebird92‎, 12-11-2017 06:34 AM
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Unhappy Depression during and immediately after working out?

It's been a rough couple of months for me and I'm getting back into lifting after about a month of a hiatus. Long story short I had a terrible falling out with my girlfriend, who was also my best friend - additionally I've moved to a new post (military) and am pretty much alone for the next two...

BetaSwimmer‎, 09-25-2017 08:24 PM
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Sloppy 47yo Wants to Get Fit

Hi All, I joined this forum today just to make this thread. I'm 47 and disgustingly out of shape. I've drank heavily for the last 3 or 4 years. I was in the military up until I was 30, and I worked out hard. When I do regularly PT, my body responds well, and I get results. But I can't...

ChewedBubblegum‎, 11-08-2017 04:00 PM
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Can you overcome a disc problem and still train ? Losing hope.

3 months back I hurt my back in the gym while doing some light sqauts ( I don't do them that much, normally use leg press and machines for legs), my legs and back went numb. Now I have lower back pain,( 2 to 5 in pain at most), no leg pain or numbness. I am pretty sure it's a disc, but have not had...

Krazieus‎, 12-12-2017 12:40 AM
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Thumbs up 405 Bench

Finally hit 405 Bench. Posted in misc, but wanted to post here also. Around 5 years in the making. Hit 405 with extremely bad form 5 years ago(ass 2 ft in the air). Also good motivation for anyone who's skinny looking to bulk. 10 years ago I weighed 135 lbs 6 ft tall and benched 135. Today I...

-breNt-‎, 11-26-2017 01:26 AM
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A success story dedicated to all the skinny guys and gals - Motivation and advice

Hi all, I'd just like to share my story of how I went from being in a terrible state,both physically and mentally to actually looking like Iam not going to die any moment now. My inspiration behind writing this is the sheer number of teens I see who keep saying they are an ectomorph or they can't...

rsid97‎, 11-23-2017 10:05 PM
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Anxiety In The Gym

I’m gonna make this short (hopefully). Whenever it’s leg day and only leg day, when I get to about 30% done with my workout I get anxiety. It ruins my workout. Ive passed out before pushing myself too hard and it’s so annoying... I get anxious and I’m afraid of passing out because the first time I...

MafiK321‎, 12-11-2017 08:05 PM
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Unhappy I Want To WorkOut But The Thought Causes Me Stress... Help!

Hey Everyone, I wanted advice about this issue I'm going through. See, I'm overweight and need to lose weight. I WANT to lose weight but whenever I start or just think about working out it cause me tons of stress. Its as if my mind is telling me I cant do it, I wont achieve it... I'll fail. All...

SandieJay‎, 12-09-2017 05:32 PM
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Unhappy Getting back on the horse

I suffer from Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy/Heart Failure and had an acute attack roughly one month ago. I'm doing fine, physically, now; however, I'm having trouble getting motivated to return to training. As a person who has years of training, I know that one month is not sufficient time to realize...

PXMike‎, 12-05-2017 02:12 AM
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Advice- Shoulder pain

Hi All, I could use you some advice/a "pick me up." Short history: I started lifting in 2014 and slowly fell in-love with the gym. The summer of 2016 was my "peaking point" in the gym. I had gained a lot of mass, was lifting heavy and feeling great. Then, my shoulder "popped." I...

jc100‎, 12-07-2017 01:20 PM
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Lack of motivation due to lack of visable results

I started working out a lot, 5 days a week, sometimes 6 for the last 2 months. I'm also eating my recommended 2600 calories a day and making sure I get enough protein carbs and fats. My lifts have got very very slightly better but when I look in the mirror I literally don't see any difference to...

JackFreeland97‎, 11-24-2017 02:50 PM
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Help need on my progress.

Hi everyone. Now been training for 6 months now. Started at 84 kg now whey 74 kg. And been at 74 kg for approx 3 months. Started cutting down on cv and ramped up the weights. Now I weighed myself on gym scale. Tanita full body composition scales. 2 months ago and again 3 days ago. Now I...

hardtime89‎, 12-02-2017 03:45 PM
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My Progress Pics

So my height is 6'1" and I am an ectomorph/hardgainer body type -My first picture is from 7 months ago - weighed 143 at the time -The second picture is from about 3 months ago - weighed 160 -Third picture is current - weight 155 (couldn't maintain my same weight while at college) *Note my...

mattyice132‎, 12-06-2017 06:07 PM
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Me before and after!

The fat one is me around Jan 2015. The new one is me currently :) I was very fit back in the day. I had some serious personal problems go on in my life, and was in nursing school... and I gave up the gym for a while. I was approx 215 in my fat photo, and in the current photo, I am 180 lbs. I will...

Murk Mags‎, 09-15-2017 07:03 PM
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6 month transformation! Am I yolked yet?! Lean bulk?

19 years old 6' 0" The cut was pretty consistent, cardio usually 3x a week and weightlifting between 3-6x a week, depending on the phase I was in. I did have a decent amount of cheat meals over the 6 months and drank alcohol most weekends so this likely hindered my progress but I'm satisfied with...

Mrhurdles400‎, 11-28-2017 09:52 PM
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Unhappy Lack of motivation. Care to help?

Hello everyone. Some of you may have seen my post in the nutrition forum and I'd like to briefly describe my situation. I'm a relatively short and light guy (5 ft, 8 in and 139 lbs) who started lifting back in January 2016. Up till now I haven't had any clear goal other than staying fit and...

Snared92‎, 11-27-2017 06:50 AM
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Motivating 2000 chest and back challange

Check out youtube video INSANE 2000 CHEST AND BACK CHALLANGE FOR SOME SERIOUS MOTIVATION Have a look at this challenge and see if you can try it. If completed @me on instagram @b__fit22. HAPPY LIFTING

melymelvs‎, 11-29-2017 04:36 AM
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2 year progress

Thought I'd share some of my 2 year progress. I'm not really one for photos but know they're necessary. I hope it motivates a few folks. I started at 231lb 38%bf. I now weigh the same (232-234lbs at 16-17%

kiloh‎, 01-03-2017 12:18 PM
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How to stay motivated on a long cut

Hi all, I’m wondering how to stay motivated. I was cutting from 295 30-35 body fat with the goal of 200 or less and 15% bf, now I weight 208 20% bf. it’s been almost 6 months now and I’ve seen great progress but I’m not quite there yet and losing motivation. It’s not so much that I want to eat...

kennyl75‎, 11-20-2017 07:15 PM
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New to Working Out

Hey everyone, I didn’t know where to post this, but this sub forum seemed appropriate. I’m new to working out and really don’t know where to start with my goals. 1. Weight loss 2. Build strength 3. Tone muscles I typically start routine with 30mins on treadmill at a pace of 3.5/4.0...

nog69‎, 11-17-2017 06:16 PM
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Arrow 12 Week Body Transformation - Motivation

12 Week Body Transformation - Motivation! If anyone is on a fat loss period and struggling to find motivation, STICK WITH IT! In the end it will all be worth it and going back into a lean bulking phase will make all the difference! There will be days you feel down, flat and weak... PUSH...

HJEvans22‎, 10-12-2017 12:55 AM
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How to deal with lackluster performance at the gym due personal worries?

I’m a university student about to graduate in a month. However this senester has put me under 5 separate heavy projects that got me preoccupied with fears of mssibg deadlines. The good part is that I still am able to go to the gym 3-4 times a week but with decreasing enthusiasm . However my...

Mjackson12‎, 11-23-2017 11:24 PM
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22 month transformation...

Such a rewarding process but still a long way to go :)

neverbeenalone‎, 11-16-2017 09:09 AM
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