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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 04:03 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 11:38 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 08:35 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 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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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 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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Post Staying motivated at the gym by making it social

I've seen a lot of posts on here from people who are lacking motivation. I've been going to the gym for close to 10 years now and throughout that time I've found that my motivation dips the most when i'm on a long stretch of working out alone. I never stop going completely but my progress slows...

desmondmcnamee‎, 11-16-2019 08:21 AM
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What’s My BodyFat % in my profile picture

Measured at 11% on scale

UserSSO‎, Yesterday 10:49 AM
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How do you guys stay motivated being self employed?

Any tips/tricks? I feel like I probably know all of them, but nothing is working anymore. I just find myself having zero drive with work these days. I always used to use financial/sales targets to hit each day, or week or month - but I'm finding im just working for a number now and its...

LexBrah‎, 03-05-2019 03:31 AM
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I Need Motivation

Hi I’m a 14 year old who has just stated going to workout and I weight about 16stone my goal is 10 so I have a long road please send tips and tricks thanks

CaiK‎, 09-18-2019 02:53 PM
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Life-Long motivation issues

Gonna summarize a lot of things and water down a lot probably, since I don't believe any of you are interested in a life story. I've struggled with motivation and low self-esteem for most of my life, most memorable being the entirety of my teen years until now. I say memorable because these...

Triffleman‎, 11-14-2019 04:13 PM
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Boxing training motivation video

Forget how to enbed will check the forum good video . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN-T9-QelGs&t=126s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN-T9-QelGs&t=93s

alrip‎, 11-12-2019 07:48 AM
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RIP my excuses

Hello, I am on here because I am looking for support and a community. I am 26 soon to be 27. Where do I want to take my health? I want to be healthy like I was in the past - that's about 9 years ago. I want to be able to run and feel strong, and not have back pain and foot and knee pain, and...

BrotherHassan‎, 07-03-2019 02:44 PM
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Post your favorite workout musica

I have mix of singers Thaeme and Thiago. They are the best.

ByeAlicia‎, 10-23-2019 10:23 AM
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Question Who motivated you to get into lifting?

What motivated you to get into lifting? For me, it was probably my gym teacher in HS, but beyond that, there's been tons of other influences on me. Who got you to get into lifting?

RoastedZombies‎, 09-24-2019 04:01 AM
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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 12:05 PM
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Need motivation! Help

Hi all, I’m making a post here because I want to get back on the horse and start being healthy again. I’ve been on a few weight loss journeys; but lately I’m at the heaviest I’ve been ever and I’d like to change that. I’m used to be overweight now so it doesn’t bother me as much, but now I’m at the...

Rebuilt3‎, 10-07-2019 04:30 PM
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No Motivation for Anything

Hello All, I've noticed as of late, I've got no time for anything. I don't mean this literally but just mentally I suppose. I have an interest in Photography and I would wake up early just so I can go somewhere to shoot and now, I can't be bothered to do it. This "laziness", I've found has...

Professor1234‎, 10-13-2019 01:09 PM
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What's considered a decent Bench?

Not sure where else to post this. I'm a beginner, and I really want to have some goals to strive forwards to that keep me motivated. I am currently overweight and have been losing weight in the last few months - knowing the number I want to see on the weight and getting closer keeps me going. ...

markfanter‎, 10-22-2019 11:56 AM
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A little Wednesday motivation

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SuperChieftain‎, 10-23-2019 11:37 AM
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Mentally Fit.

I love working out and want to remain mentally fit. I realize that my mental fitness is just as important. Need advice.

samsom36‎, 10-07-2019 03:37 PM
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Is there anything I can do about this or should I just give up?

I'm 25 year old male 1.70m tall weighting 70kg. My bone structure as you can see from the attachment is very small, appears to be the size of a woman. I've got a small wrist and skinny hands and fingers. I think I am considered an ectomorph maybe? I am skinny fat, I'm rocking the moobs and got a...

sissyboy94‎, 10-15-2019 10:40 AM
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Any tips to help get over feeling like you haven't done enough?

I just started working out about 2 months ago after deciding to get sober. I needed something positive to keep my mind occupied. I was out of shape, and I mean completely. I could barely do a proper push up. 29 year old male btw. My problem is that I am still not able to do a full workout. I...

WittyJ‎, 10-10-2019 09:07 PM
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Some fitness Motivation Tips

1. Find the reasons for your fitness motivation 2. Focus on positivity  3.Track your progress 4. Take small steps for fitness motivation 5. Focus on how it makes you feel 6. Find a workout buddy

derrysegar‎, 07-09-2019 05:47 AM
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How do you deal with coworkers talking you down?

So my goal is not to become a big body builder or super-strong in any exercise, I work out regularly with weights and do calisthenics, and in times where progress is difficult to achieve due to circumstances I just focus on regularity and consistency. It's a major part of my lifestyle because of...

swolebob‎, 09-04-2019 10:36 AM
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Romantic relationship with female bodybuilder

Goodmorning everyone. My name is Pietro and I am 29 years old. After all, it's not exactly where to start to illustrate the complete picture. For just over a year I have been engaged to a woman from Reims, France, who practices bodybuilding at the highest levels. Almost 4 months ago she moved to...

Petro180‎, 09-18-2019 10:28 AM
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Workout Partner NJ

I live in central jersey and am fairly serious about lifting/building muscle. My current kind of workout buddy only shows up like 3 times a week at best and doesn't really challenge me. Anyone in the central jersey area that is serious about building muscle and hopefully competing at some point? ...

ongarod1‎, 10-07-2019 01:11 PM
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Motivation to get started

Hey everyone, I have just started working out. My goal is to lose weight, get strong and eventually have a physique to be proud of. I’m 6’2, 285lb. 30% body fat. I just got a power cage and Olympic weight set (300lb). I started out extremely weak for my size (built like power lifter, broad...

Powerultra‎, 10-06-2019 07:26 AM
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Angry Genetics > hard work

I've been doing this for about 3 years now and I'm 100% certain that I've done everything correctly. I researched bodybuilding for weeks, focused on a realistic goal, got the necessary help from actual experts and worked my ass off to get where I am now. I was truly proud of myself for about a...

foolmeonce‎, 09-01-2019 07:44 AM
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Some Motivational quotes

“You didn’t gain all your weight in one day; you won’t lose it in one day. Be patient with yourself.” “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” “Wisdom is doing now what you are...

jiten78788‎, 09-26-2019 08:17 AM
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Wide hips(or femur?) trouble

77kg 5' 11" 20 year old dude here, Well i'd call myself a skinny fat person, My upper body is relatively narrower than my lower body. My pelvic bone is too damn wide,also i store a lot of fat in my thighs and hip,and no pun intended but i'm usually the 'butt' of a joke because of my body...

12brucewayne12‎, 09-21-2019 04:35 PM
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