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

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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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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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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: ***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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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 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 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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New Forum Section: Motivation! PLEASE READ!

Everybody knows that they need to workout and eat right, but almost nobody does it consistently. Why? They don't stay motivated. If there is one "secret" to getting in great shape, it is simply staying consistent over the long-term. That's it! It's that easy and that hard. This area of the...

admin‎, 05-18-2009 01:12 PM
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Question Looking for pics of 6'2" (188cm) bodybuilders around 210-220lb (95-100kg)

Hi guys. I'm new to this forum and I'm madly out of shape following final year of university when I lived on... well let's not even go there! lol Anyway I need an example of what ideal I'm aiming for. I'm 6'2" (188cm) and I'm sort of thinking somewhere in and around 210-220lbs with a healthy...

Colm.H‎, 05-31-2009 04:07 PM
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Motivation After Injury

I hit the ground running back in October 2008. I never missed a 5am workout, was very motivated to workout and eat well, and really developed an active lifestyle. I was able to recover from an eating disorder, and was on the road to building some serious muscle. Three weeks ago I hyper-extended...

VanillaSie‎, 06-04-2009 04:44 AM
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He's the man

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/06/05/triathlon.drug.addiction/index.html

ry4n1994‎, 06-05-2009 11:53 AM
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psychological problem... need help!

So I write in a journal everytime I can, just to clear my head because I think too much. (First problem cant control my thinking) But I just wrote down the biggest problem I ever had in my life... and that is im addicted to Daydreaming. Im addicted to fantasies... I am happy right now just doing...

trinikev‎, 06-05-2009 08:31 PM
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Any good books on motivating people?

Looking for good books on motivating clients in personal training, and motivating athletes when training them. Any good suggestions?

ThaiFighter_83‎, 06-08-2009 12:05 AM
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Where/how to get posters of the photos from Ahnold's Encyclopedia?

I have the encyclopedia of bodybuilding from Arnold and I find so many of the pictures to be motivating. The only problem is, for the life of me, I cannot find posters of some of these pictures anywhere. I'm mostly talking about the pics of Arnold or Franco. Anyone have an idea where I...

bruiser1980‎, 06-08-2009 08:42 AM
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Looking for a online workout partner.

Would like to meet somepeople on here. Doing this by myself for a while No gym in my small town here in alaska so its all at home workouts for me. I got a bowflex I just can't get motivated with it I would rather use dumbells and do some uphill sprinting. Anyone cutting right now, Just need someone...

alaskandiver‎, 06-07-2009 05:57 PM
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Exclamation Any Morale Boosting Strategies?

Whenever I miss or can't finish a workout I feel like absolute sh*t. Same thing applies if I miss one of my meals or if I'm stuck eaating something unhealthy because there's nothing else around. For example, today was chest day I was really amped up because I added 10 lbs. to my bench. I always...

Sam8420‎, 06-08-2009 11:59 PM
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Super Demotivated Q_Q

I was starting to get in really good shape back in 2007. Then I got injured. After about 6 months I started getting in really good shape, and then my back got hurt. I learned to deal with the pain and now, just as I was starting to see my abs again, I find out I have 2 herniated discs in my neck...

SoggyDoughnut‎, 06-09-2009 06:10 PM
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nutrition motivation..

How can I get myself on a clean diet? I dont have trouble with working out, tons of motivation there but at the end of the day I always see things I shouldn't have eaten... Mostly bacon or pizza,, or watever else it is... I know I just need to get my priority;s straight, just looking for tips or...

tonkaboyz‎, 06-08-2009 09:29 AM
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An Altered Idea To Motivate

Okay, to be straight up honest, I saw the thread title of a thread here, something along the lines of 'Write Yourself a Letter', and the OP's thought was initially write yourself a letter in which you can refer to when in low motivation levels. Now to twist that idea slightly, what if, you write...

Richoss‎, 06-10-2009 07:28 AM
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Something i wrote few months ago.. kinda motivating i think..

Its not uncommon every now and again that i get asked how i do it. How everyday no matter what my schedule is like, day in day out.. i'm here... to be honest i dont know why i do it.. i started this whole quest to become everything i wasn't years ago.. ninth grade to be exact.. was it because of a...

NickyBoomBots‎, 06-03-2009 02:39 PM
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Rewards

Havent seen a thread here about the rewards you give yourself when you achieve certain goals. So what reward do you give yourself when you achieve the goal? Does the level of the goal affect the size of the reward?

Richoss‎, 06-10-2009 07:38 AM
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EPIC Motivational Wallpapers by CutBrah (LARGE PICS)

Here's some motivational wallpapers I made related to bodybuilding/weightlifting I made in Photoshop. Many of these are high resolution/very large images. Feel free use any you want. Many more to come in the future..

CutBrah‎, 06-09-2009 07:34 PM
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listining to songs during exercise!

hi How listening to songs during exercise helps? What kind of songs we have to listen during exercise?

webmerlion‎, 06-11-2009 10:14 AM
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Exclamation Rectus Femoris "dent"?

My quad development is far ahead of schedule. I have always been gifted with pretty large/imposing quads. For a long portion of my young life I played baseball. It lead me to have a few minor injuries such as: Calf tear, right anterior deltoid atrophy, right biceps rupture and some sort of a...

Tyjim‎, 06-11-2009 03:15 PM
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"Obliterate what makes us weak"

Hatebreed- 1) Destroy Everything Throwdown- 2) Declare Your War 3) Burn I know there is a music section but I want to challenge anyone out there to listen to these three songs before you lift and see if you don't kill the weights or anyone around you. Even if you aren't into metal,...

Throwdown515‎, 06-08-2009 03:51 PM
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What was the initial thing that motivated you to BB or get healthy? Has it changed?

For me a girl was a reason I started working out. once I got ditched by this girl at prom, my workout intensity increased just to do it, JUST for the girls. Then once I came to the realization that you like what you are doing just for yourself and not the girls, well then I realized I reached that...

andrewpoleon‎, 06-06-2009 01:07 PM
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Easy way to stay motivated during cardio..and anything for that matter.

Just thought of this today while I was biking in the trails here in Toronto. I was on the verge of stopping and taking a break when I thought hey...if I give up on this, I might as well hang up on life itself. Put your life on the line..theoretically speaking of course (don't kill yourself :)) ...

Pumping4Lyyyfe‎, 05-30-2009 04:09 PM
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Exclamation A Change has to begin soon...

Hey Everyone, I am quite new at expressing... well anything about myself. I don't wanna bring anyone down or make them feel like I have it easy but I'm reaching out to the strong people.. Cause this forum seems to be fulled. I have reached a breaking point in my life.. I wish I...

Ex-Soldier243‎, 06-12-2009 09:25 PM
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motivational video post urs

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.357‎, 06-13-2009 07:26 PM
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T-Shirts Motivation? share plz

Maybe its weird but there is a big dude in the gym am training at today he was wearing a shirt written on it "We NEVER Quit" "We Train Till We BLEED" when i read it i felt the motivation!

HoTChocolate‎, 06-10-2009 01:34 PM
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My motivation level goes up and down.

Why. :( My motivation level is sky high right now, And i'm trying to keep it this way. Hopefully once I see fast improvement in the next 30 days in my athleticism, Skill, And flexibility.. I'll be on the road to success. I want to dominate and be creative with my jiu jitsu skills when I...

CrossfitBJJ‎, 06-13-2009 11:39 PM
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A story some of yall might like

On a Saturday morning in early July, the new Marine recruits ("poolees" in Corps jargon) stand on the Bronx sidewalk in two lines of six apiece. Wearing red Marines T-shirts, hands clasped behind their backs, they have uniformly blank, stoic looks on their faces. All but George Zacatelco, that is....

readyforthepain‎, 06-14-2009 04:35 PM
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