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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 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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Arrow OBF FAMILY MOTIVATIONAL/RECOMP THREAD (Everyone is welcome/NON-OBF Sponsored)

For those of you that dont know us- this thread was opened via request from the contestants of the current ****Official "OBF" 2010 SPECTACULAR SPRING CONTEST**** so we not only can continue to support each other as our challenge comes to an end in the Ofiicial OBF Thread, but also so we can...

MsTropix‎, 06-26-2010 01:23 PM
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Thumbs up The Journey of the Skinnies

The Journey of the Skinnies Go join the group if you are ready for our journey ! 2.9.11 OMG, not another forum for skinny people! Hey everyone I’m Robert Edmonds (Redmond3) on bodyspace. I have seen tons and tons of forums saying that they are dedicated to helping out people who are...

redmond3‎, 02-09-2011 10:31 AM
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Most Motivational Videos

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

PartyRaiser‎, 05-18-2009 01:34 PM
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I quit drinking, for ever!

I wanted to start this thread for a little motivation to not drink again. I will update my progress as the weeks/months go on with honest feedback from the weekends events. Reasons: -Legal troubles in the past. -I'm newly married and if I want to have a healthy relationship with my wife I can...

TNetz‎, 08-17-2009 09:41 AM
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2013 Transformation Challenge, a collaborative effort.

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/2013-100k-challenge.html Bodybuilding.com has created another great competition this year (presented by Dymatize Nutrition), and the stakes are high. We are talking a Grand Prize of 50k people. The process is pretty simple, sign up, take photos, work your ass off,...

acrawlingchaos‎, 01-07-2013 10:54 PM
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2010 Challenge

I want to get this thread started for the people I know how have already said would like to do a challenge. We'd like to do a challenge for transforming our bodies for 2010. We'd like to do 12-16 weeks and see how we end up. Using this thread to post pictures, updates, and to motivate each...

thepackleader‎, 12-12-2009 10:02 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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Smile 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 09:04 AM
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Leg Day Motivator!

How often do you see those guys at the gym that are constantly training their chest and arms. Eventually those individuals become topheavy and have to resort to wearing pants to the gym everyday to cover up their chicken legs. The fact of the matter is, guys typically do not enjoy training their...

DarrenConroy‎, 01-22-2012 02:18 PM
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Bodybuilding/Powerlifting Motivational Thread

Here we go. Post videos, pics, workout routine, diet, music, anything related to lifting weights that help motivate you. We will start with the greatest weightlifting video of all time. PZ8lOzK0I7o

bigbeezy‎, 01-22-2009 06:55 AM
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Thumbs up Positive Energy 24-7!

If you are looking for motivation, inspiration, & information, look no further! Visit me at: http://www.facebook.com/PositiveEnergy247Fitness To learn more about me & to join my mailing list, visit: http://joyhenderson.blogspot.com/ Your biggest LOSSES are often your greatest GAINS A...

henderjb‎, 11-28-2012 05:47 PM
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Hip/Hop/Rap Music Only, what get's you hype in the gym?

Hip/Hop/Rap only Just trying to see what's in your mp3/ipod. I'd like to hear what you bangin' while hitting the weights hard or cardio.

audieswu‎, 03-07-2010 06:06 PM
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$200K 12-Week Challenge Q&A w/The MuscleProf - Dr. Jacob Wilson

For those who don't know me, my name is Dr. Jacob Wilson, Ph.D., CSCS*D. I am a professor and director of the skeletal muscle and sports nutrition laboratory in the department of health sciences and human performance at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida. I've published over 100...

DrJacobWilson‎, 01-15-2015 09:08 AM
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Depression Support Thread

This may sound like nothing compared to an eating disorder to some people but there are a lot of people that really get held back from this. I know that probably the biggest thing that holds me back is depression. Whether you've been diagnosed with it or you just know you have it here's the place...

OxbowSky‎, 12-04-2010 05:35 PM
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Bodybuild3's Thread Database + Vent/Advice/Chat Thread! (Help)(Improvement Crew)

Self Improvement Thread Database + Venting/Advice/Chat Thread This thread will be used to keep my help threads in one area. I am awaiting the response for a mod in aiding me with updating this OP so all the threads stay in the OP. As I said, this'll be for my help threads and I will probably...

Bodybuild3‎, 09-21-2013 05:20 PM
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motivate me!Serious-Mod protected thread!Forge3

Ok here's a challenge for you... motivate me! i am 29 year old alcoholic of 5 years, i have hypothyroidism, been on antidepressants for 5-6 years... anxiety medication for 3 years. i bought a house a year ago, and moved my girlfriend in with me, she has a 2 year old son that i love, but on the...

Metalbender00‎, 08-23-2009 05:55 PM
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what is your mind set ?

we all know it's alot harder for us natural bodybuilders to make progress. we all hit plateus eventualy. we have to work extra hard to get past plateaus . we have to pay extra attention to how we go about things. my question is what is your mind set ? like i said we all will hit a wall sooner or...

havok77‎, 07-06-2012 12:25 PM
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Thumbs up The HULK's Motivation Thread - PICS/VIDS/QUOTES/ADVICE (SRS)

I try to always be honest on BB.com, and generally with that honesty comes some motivational/useful advice. Why? Because there's plently of the other type of advice/"make you feel horrible" stuff on here. A lot of people PM me questions, etc. I always take time to answer each the best that I...

TOMaHULK‎, 05-07-2010 08:33 AM
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Thumbs up ITT: Do I even lift? Well here's my story.

Had this thread moved here into the Motivation forum, People seem to think it's inspiring - so ha, I guess you could use this for motivation if you are in a similar situation, or even if your not. :) This is going to be a wall of text and images. If you're not going to read, don't comment. ...

JoshBrown1993‎, 07-17-2013 02:51 PM
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Bodybuilding poor value for money.

Until Xmas 2011 I'd been training eighteen months with about a net gain of 1lb of muscle. Prior to beginning weight training is lost three stone by dieting and despite not training have managed to keep this weight off. I'm happy with this. Weight training, though, a complete waste of time...

Kent80‎, 01-29-2012 03:03 AM
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Bodybuilding.com iPhone App Review - BodySpace Version 1

The Bodybuilding.com Fitness App: Motivation Made Mobile - COMING SOON! With the Bodybuilding.com fitness app, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users have constant access to the world’s largest online health and fitness network: BodySpace! The Bodybuilding.com app brings BodySpace to the...

CrystalMatthews‎, 06-30-2010 02:54 PM
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Question What did you learn this week?

Thought this would be an ongoing thread, to share what you learned this week, good or bad about yourself, through your workouts. Maybe something great happened in your life, that positively affected your workouts...maybe someone inspired you...maybe you ran a mile extra this week...maybe you lifted...

whatevergirl‎, 06-02-2010 07:41 PM
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Smile my girlfriend destroys my motivation

Every time I want to go to the gym, she starts acting like a little girl wanting attention and then gets mad after every minute that passes by and Im still at the gym. I feel stupid and get mad at myself for losing motivation, but I cannot control my emotions. In nutrition, its even worse. She...

nofear24pr‎, 05-31-2011 03:09 PM
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Why do you workout?

I've always been curious on why some of the people I see at the gym are there in the first place. Ever since I was in middle school, I was the chubby kid who got made fun of day in and day out; it got to the point where I didn't want to go to school anymore. I personally chose to workout every week...

CWPierce‎, 11-12-2011 04:39 PM
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What pisses you off the most when going in to workout?

What pisses you off the most when going in to workout? someone using your weights? ugly bitch starin at you? bad odor? weights all over the ground? I spotted a dude today on the bench press and he struggled with the last rep and spat all over my chest I felt like a cheap hooker...last...

atwal81‎, 07-12-2013 12:09 AM
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