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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: ***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 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: 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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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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Lightbulb Can you " teach '' heart?

We've all heard the saying," You either have heart, or you don't. You can't teach it." What do you think about that statement? Do you believe that is true, that "heart," (grit, a certain mental fortitude, undefeated spirit, passion, however you want to "define" it...) is innate, or do you...

etet1919‎, 11-30-2018 05:20 AM
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just had a motivation boost

I've been doing the stronglift 5x5 routine since early October and have now got to the stage where the weight is very challenging. I have had a few days off from the gym because I irritated my knee when my squat form broke down on a rep and I have had mild knee pain since (it is almost better now)....

asrl78‎, 12-12-2018 04:38 PM
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Your ideal physique

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this topic, but it's a simple one: What is your ideal physique and how far away are you from achieving it? I'm currently somewhere between skinny and skinny-fat (my profile pic was taken at the start of this year and I've since lost 15lb, mostly...

RapidFail‎, 10-18-2018 07:01 PM
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Lean Bulk or Cut?!

According to measurements and utilizing online calculators, I am currently at 18.3% BF. I currently weigh 126.6 lbs and I am 5'3.5 at the age of 29 years old. I feel like to lose more weigh to get leaner may be dangerous but I don't wanna gain significantly more body fat. I lost 64 lbs in total...

DaVeSaNiTy‎, 12-15-2018 12:47 PM
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Dear AbbyOC92

I'm not sure why your thread was locked, but im hoping you may find this thread.... and if this thread violates the forum rules since the other was locked, I apologize. I'm just responding in case it was locked accidentally by the creator or maybe a forbidden link was removed or something else. ...

TitanChick‎, 12-14-2018 05:08 PM
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Smile Am I gaining enough?

Hi everyone, I am new to the forum and need expert advice from you experienced folks.. I am a natural and a newbie and started gyming in March this year. I have gained 10 lbs in 8 months doing lean bulk and have added 2 inches to chest and 1 inch to biceps. My focus is to stay fit at the...

devraheja‎, 11-11-2018 02:52 AM
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I'm shy to go to the gym

Hi guys, I'm new here, I lost around 20 kg without gym, but now I really want to hit the gym, but I'm shy. I don't know if I will do the exercises correctly. Also i got stretch marks, they kill my motivation. I appreciate if you can help me with some tips, thank you.

GabrielP1337‎, 11-22-2018 05:10 AM
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How do you get up early and work out?

I try to get up at 6, and hit the gym by 630 or 645 to get a workout in before school. the gym is empty then, and I don't like when people I know see me working out (i';m a little overweight). Anyways, I always get up at 6, but just quickly talk myself into going back to bed, every time i try this...

DChaser9‎, 10-02-2012 05:36 PM
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Humiliated at the gym

Hello, I'ma 22 yr old guy and I want to tell you something that i have just experienced. So i just started working out at golds gym, barely a month. But i have worked out before in a club house.. the equipment was limited and i was more focused on swimming. With that being said i cant say i have...

aqualight‎, 11-16-2018 08:21 AM
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Exclamation Huge need for motivation

I’m 17 years, old born on the 5th of july 2001 Parents are divorced and besides that i have a lot of other **** on my mind. Because of that i don’t sleep well and that doesn’t help me either. I currently feel like i live for the people i love and not for myself. And if it was up to me and i...

StandVnl‎, 11-19-2018 03:30 PM
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Depressed because friend told me i didn't gain muscles

Been working out since December 4, 2016. The last time I saw my friend was in 2015 so he must have seen improvements on my body but said I looked like I'm still on the weight-loss stage. I was like, wtf, I've never been on the weight-loss stage. Since the start, I've always been working out to...

magicbunny87‎, 11-13-2018 06:13 AM
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Mad lifts

Alright guys. So 99% of the time in the gym im focuses on me , my weights and my routine...nothing else. But today, I was training on the Smith machine; there's this lad and his mate on the deadlift area smashing weight. I mean SMASHING weight. This lad, was about 6ft, probably about...

Deaks55‎, 12-11-2018 01:44 PM
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A 3 Year Struggle

I used to be an absolute beast. I was extremely fit, happy, and loving life. I don’t know what happened though. Over the past 3 years now, I have been a complete victim to my eating disorder (bulimia starting 2011). I’ve been bedridden with depression. The gym used to be my safe haven. Now, the...

AbbyOC92‎, 12-10-2018 11:20 PM
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Fibromyalgia possible Lupus and RA . ANYONE ELSE?

Its hard to talk about this to friends because everyone thinks because you look ok, go to work, crack jokes you're fine. Im just trying to see if anyone else suffers from autoimmune and has managed to reach their goals or go into remission. I have managed to lose 70 lbs and there are days, I'm...

Tattsandmakeup‎, 12-03-2018 07:42 PM
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Unhappy Already stalled on 1 main lift and weight

Hi guys. 24 yo novice, 6'3" x 182 lbs. I have been doing my first bulk for 3-4 months but I already stopped on the press. Atm I can still increse bench squat and dealdlift only. Actually for 3x5 I can do: D: 196 lbs S: 132 lbs B: 121 lbs

CarolusRex01‎, 11-23-2018 01:35 PM
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Question Too much gym?

Hey, I am a beginner. Lately, the entire month of february thus far, I have not skipped one day at the gym. I don't hit the same muscle groups back to back, I cycle them. I've been doing about 45 mins of lifting with 30 mins of cardio everyday. Considering my goal is to cut do I really need a...

ianb12‎, 02-27-2016 05:25 PM
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Smile gains for everyone on christmas!

nothing here just wish every one gains !!!!!!

aleksaarsovic‎, 12-01-2018 03:28 PM
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Jealous ostheopath

Hi guys, I have been going on a regular basis to an osteopath and I could see that he was bothered by my being more and more muscular. He was making some disparaging comments wrapped as professional advice. Like "You don't know what you are doing at the gym". My personal trainer told me I know...

karamba1971‎, 12-02-2018 10:06 AM
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I feel like i should see more progress than i do.

So I started working out 3 years ago. I started at 215 fat, and it took half a year to drop down to 180(fat was from soda). Now i weigh 195 and am wondering if I am progressing “well”. I sometimes wonder if I am working hard enough. These are my stats from the start to now Bench press: 125, 255...

fordman555‎, 12-02-2018 06:44 PM
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Would rewards for workouts motivate you?

Hello, so we are working on this app which rewards your physical activity with tokens which then can be exchanged into sports goods. So far we offer only walking/running challenges outside using GPS, but working on a step counter as well to be able to use on a treadmill or simply walking between...

ketocow‎, 12-03-2018 02:10 PM
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Lightbulb Going back to the gym after long slump

Hi! Hope everyone is doing fantastic! I have been out of the gym life for around 1.5-2 years. I had a major promotion (good) but it was such a disruption in my life, and I let it throw my life into an imbalance for a while while I went through a major change management.(not ideal) Thankfully, I...

brittanymiller1‎, 12-03-2018 03:02 PM
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what kind of music do you listen to when you workout?

hi, I workout without headphones, cause I breath through my ears ;3 . I'm serious when I have headphones on, I breath heavier, like I'm running out of air. I listen to whatever song the gym is playing, when I'm in the gym. Is it better to workout with headphones and your own music? what kind of...

sixpackjackjoe‎, 12-20-2016 08:46 AM
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What can I naturally look like with my body stats?

Not sure if this is the right category, but it'd be good to get a realistic idea of what I can look like naturally. I'm at 6ft 1 - 185.4cm Tall, I weigh around 83kg ~183 pounds and I'm at around 19% bodyfat - I recently got a PT as I'd gotten really skinny fat(Was 27%Bodyfat - 202 pounds) and...

SamB25‎, 12-03-2018 01:55 AM
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Muscle Memory is a real thing..

i used too lift heavy and eat good for a coupe years then fell out of the routine and lost so much size, but i picked it back up , its been 8 months and this is my progress , thank u for reading

back2backchamp‎, 12-02-2018 02:36 AM
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Need a small loan to start a Gym?

........apparently I ignored the forum rules concerning spam and other bull**** posts......

raghuvarma43‎, 11-27-2018 10:45 PM
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