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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: 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: 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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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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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 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: 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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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 09:12 AM
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Exclamation Secrets of how to stay motivated

Things can get really boring sometimes. I fight this by simply looking for motivation from different parts of my life. For example Instagram, Facebook, close friends. 1. Set goals Start with simple goals and then progress to longer range goals. Remember to make your goals realistic and...

ozkay‎, 07-11-2015 02:15 AM
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Question From Cycling to shape

Hello all, First of all please excuse my english mistakes. Long story, short. I was 105 kg, at 1.83M.After a life full of sedantarism, i discover cycling, a verry nice sport.In one year i drop from 105 to 68 kg.Last year i made 11.500 km on two wheels.Obviously i lost fat and muscle mass.I...

sergiuhusca‎, Today 01:25 AM
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Exclamation need hand holding & advice plz!

Hi. <deep breath cuz this is kinda long> TL;DR – I’m asking for temporary handholding help on what exactly to eat and do at the gym in the beginning. Anyway, I just created this account. My screen name is Jobese cuz my name is Joe, and I am stupid obese. Clever, eh? 1st post. I hope I’m...

Jobese‎, 02-03-2019 01:15 AM
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22 Years of Sedentarism. Help me live.

It's quite difficult to explain my body type. At this point, I'm an amorphous mass of weirdly allocated fat. So, a little bit of context. I've always been a shame to my Puertorican ancestors. I'm anti-social, unfit, and most sinfully, one "moon-tan" away from being albino. I've achieved this...

CompadreGoyo‎, 02-12-2019 11:12 PM
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Smile You can’t turn back time but you can own your future!

Here I go, posting something that I’ve been thinking how to word for the last few weeks. I’m 29 and I’ve always been fairly athletically gifted, good at spotting areas to improve in myself and changing those places. Sounds good right? No. When I was younger, I grew up in a fairly poor area...

AthleteInLondon‎, 02-07-2019 07:46 AM
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Frustrated, need inspiration, feeling very stuck.

I feel like I have been doing everything right, yet my weight loss is stagnant. I am not someone who was very athletic even as a child, and have struggled with weight since I was a child. Over the course of my life, I developed a pretty good gym habit ( I haven't missed a week of gym in the past...

Nanashi‎, 02-11-2019 01:41 PM
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Which personage -fictional or otherwise- do you use for inspiration?

Schwarzenegger often went to theaters to see Hercules in action for his motivation in the early years. I have a Superman statue that sits above my bench. Who's an inspiration to you?

drkstar00‎, 02-11-2019 07:53 AM
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Smile Motivation Idea

Hi everyone, I started working out about a year ago. I am very skinny and not comfortable with exercising in front of others at gyms, so I work out alone at home. But it's really hard to motivate myself. I usually play some motivational videos on Youtube to pump me up, but it is getting less...

Joshnomu‎, 02-14-2019 02:32 AM
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Unhappy Very Underweight - Have access to gym - scared to get started

So...I am 6' and 125lbs. I am a college student who just moved to a new city. One of my goals is to get healthier and gain weight. I have unlimited access to the university gym with machines and a free weight section. I have a (diagnosed) history of severe anxiety issues (that I don't quite...

slickskinny‎, 02-09-2019 09:22 PM
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Looking for pics of 5'11-6'1 20% BF or less

Not sure exactly where Id post this but I want to see more or less what I should be around when I drop this next 15-20lbs and even further. For motivation Ill look at some pics and figure out how many lbs off I am from reaching my next goal. But when seeing pics on the net I don't really ever...

lifted07duramax‎, 02-10-2019 08:56 PM
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Looking for Testers of this Gym & Fitness Motivation app

Hey guys and girls, we're looking for those of you who like to exercise to test the new Tona app, which lets you record all exercise you do, not just running, but gym workouts, swimming, HIIT, sports. Gym workouts can be planned and listed so you get accurate stats on how you're improving, and...

deantona‎, 02-12-2019 03:48 PM
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So if you stop lifting all the workout you did is for nothing?

After stopping lifting you lose the strength and muscles you gained right?

CrestfallenGuy‎, 02-12-2019 05:57 AM
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Being short discourages me from lifting...

Hi. Nice to meet y'all, I haven't been feeling so motivated lately. I'm only 5' 7" and I weigh 132 lbs. I have a friend who's 6' 1" and 174 lbs, he may not be big for his height but he's a lot stronger than me. He lifts 35 lbs dumbbells while I can only work with 15 lbs, 20 at the most. I can get...

GenericDude‎, 01-21-2019 05:00 PM
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Smile Speedy Workout Songs

Let's share. My top three speedy workout songs B-) Karate - R3HAB & KSHMR Tsunami - DVBBS & Borgeous Traffic - Dj Tiesto

kraken1978‎, 01-27-2019 06:08 AM
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Cut down my gaming to stay motivated to work out

I have cut back on my gaming as i believe it can turn me into a total couch potatoe. I still play them once in a while but i hardly do it as much. Thoughts anyone? I dont think you achieve much sitting all day gaming out, it is fun to do but i do not want to be addicted to gaming and i achieve more...

FSTRNG‎, 03-09-2016 10:06 AM
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Have lost any and all interest in the Gym

'Sup guys. I've been going to the gym for about six years now. During my first two years I really liked lifting. I'd go 4-5 days a week and I'd hardly skip a day. The years after that my enjoyment of the sport slowly went away. I've noticed that the last 6 months I've had zero motivation and...

Tomzazo‎, 02-11-2019 08:25 AM
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Question Am I wrong for being attracted by my muscular sister?

I’m not 49 years old, I’m 18 years old. I don’t know why it says 49! I’ve got a sister which is 20 years old and still lives at home. I myself am 18 years old. But my sister has been going to the gym for about 5 years now and also competes in bodybuilding. She went to the gym because she was a bit...

ronjansie2002‎, 02-10-2019 07:51 PM
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Mind is willing but body is protesting

Hello. I just started hitting the gym hard but I'm running into an issue. My mind is quite motivated but my body is having a difficult time, specifically my legs. Upper body, lungs, etc. still have quite a bit of juice left in them but it was difficult to do anything cardio related like walking,...

enoonami‎, 02-10-2019 01:12 AM
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Looking for advice... am I missing something?

Hi all, I've attached my stats for your opinion... (Might be hard to read below) Date 02/01/2018 27/03/2018 15/06/2018 27/09/2018 01/01/2019 01/02/2019 Weight (kg) 78.6 80.4 74.4 80.6 84 80.4 BF % 14.22 ...

Michael3011‎, 02-02-2019 02:21 PM
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Smile Big nose and ears that stick out

First off my name is Ryan I’m new to this community. I came here looking for motivation/ confidence boost lol. I have a big nose mostly from the side. My ears also stick out a bit. I struggle with everyday things because of this. Just kind of looking for advice maybe? Or something of sort. I’m not...

ryan7472‎, 01-20-2019 04:32 AM
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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 01:35 PM
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Obese 2 Shredded; You can do it too.

Two year transformation. Figured I'd post this to help motivate any one in need. Feel free to ask me anything.

FormerlyObese‎, 01-09-2019 02:06 PM
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Tired after exercise - down to Antidepressants?

Hey guys, I really want to start an exercise regime however I am totally worn out after even an hour of light exercise. I am not overweight, I eat healthy and have no health issues that I know of. However, I am on an Antidepressant and wondered if anyone else has had a similar issue that was...

bluemax4‎, 01-16-2019 03:10 PM
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Been overeating for months...

Hey everyone, I fell off of the wagon I suppose. I had been consistently going to the gym for 1~2 hours a day about 5 times a week and felt great. I was fairly lean by my standards, approximately 13 %bf. 5'10" and 170lbs. This was back in July. I got really sick around that time and stopped...

ianb12‎, 02-02-2019 04:01 AM
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Replace your phone-checking habit with an exercise habit

A few friends and I built an iOS app, called Goldilocks (getgoldilocks.com), to help track and improve digital wellbeing, and gain motivation to get stronger! We've found ourselves constantly distracted by our phones, and wished we could invest that wasted time into physical wellness instead....

str0ngmind‎, 02-01-2019 11:48 AM
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