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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 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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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 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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Smile Sticky Thread Sticky: 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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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: 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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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: ***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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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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What YouTubers do you watch regularly to keep motivated?

Not sure how many other people add this type of stuff into their daily mix of inter-netting, but Connor Murphy and ZGym videos are both something I watch to keep up a bit of motivation.... anyone else have a favorite YouTube channel or personality you check out regularly to keep motivated...?

BlueVan‎, Yesterday 01:41 AM
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Looking for friends help and motivation to drop this weight

Hi there a little about myself I am 42 with a fiancée and have two boxers currently not working due to a work injury the hurt my back. I have been off work for 7 months now and at first it was ok but now I have gained 67lbs because I only play online games and sit a lot.. I recently have been...

BigdaddyRuffner‎, Yesterday 04:39 PM
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Binge Recovery

I had recently started doing very well. And I had never done very well. I just don't know if there's any way to correct my 2 day binge. I think I've gained a very visible amount of fat and bloat. You guys ever binge for a day or so? How was your recovery.. just looking for slight motivation.....

Aus1000‎, Yesterday 08:15 AM
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College student having trouble staying motivated :(

Hey everyone! I am a computer science and engineering college student and I have been trying to get a steady workout schedule going for a few years, but I always seem to fall off. I go to school full time and also work 40+ hours a week to afford college. I do have time in my schedule to hit the...

Dexter12345‎, Today 04:58 PM
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Ectomorph advice on gaining weight

Sorry for a very generic post, I saw one similar, but it wasn't exactly detailing the answers I was looking for. I would like to gain weight, I'm a 6 foot, 130-132 lbs (varies the rare times i check it), 22 year old college student. Normally I Just made enough money as a dishwasher to pay for my...

Psychatix‎, 03-25-2017 05:03 AM
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Screwed up, not proud. But motivated again!

Hey folks. I started lurking around here by November, and seeing so many transformations threads got me into making a 180 degrees turn in my life. I had pretty good results with a recomp at first, and then a steady cut. My goal was to get to 14-15% bf before taking a trip to Thailand during January...

vinilzord‎, 03-25-2017 04:54 PM
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Probs getting a partner

Bretheren & fellow Body builders, please lend me your ears. In a nutshell problem is I make way better gains with a partner doing chest and have basically zero friends who BB hence no spotter, ever. So I have to take to CL or randomly asking for pahtners at the gym. Havent done that yet, but...

FryBrosiah‎, 03-26-2017 05:45 PM
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Question First week working out in over a year advice, so weak comparatively... frustrating

So this is my first post and also my first week of working out in over a year, I'm 23, 145 lbs and have an athletic build, I'm not buff and not skin and bones so somewhere in the middle. I joined just because I thought I could get some encouragement or good ideas/motivation to keep pushing. This...

SamSam123321‎, 03-24-2017 07:05 PM
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My anorexia recovery motivation thread.

Hey, my name is Gergely I am 22 year old, recovering from anorexia, I would like to share with you my 5 month progress. I started with 46 kg, now I am 55kg, I don't know my bf, but I am holing my fat around my abdominal area, which is common during recovery, hopefully soon it will even out :) ...

Grappa‎, 09-05-2016 01:21 PM
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Dressing sexy at the gym! :)

I want to know people's thoughts on whether or not they think it's ok or not to dress sexy at the gym. One of the big things that motivates me to get to the gym is being able to wear something sexy for my workout. I think it's amaze balls when I catch guys checking me out in the mirrors, and I even...

Brandoninwi‎, 03-26-2017 07:17 AM
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Post your own motivational training video!

Here is my edition for upper back: TNs16_5lh24

NLSTrainer‎, 06-09-2016 09:48 AM
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Disabled soldier looking for accountability a motivation

Little on me I am new to bobybulding.com I have lifted on and off for years I spent 13 years active duty and guard where I tore the tendons in my right ankle. 2 surgery's and 3 years of physical therapy I received a medical discharge last year i decided it was time to get back into shape spent a...

macfeargus‎, 03-07-2017 02:10 PM
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Goal Completed: 310 Pounds To 195 Pounds - Thank You

Finally reached my goal of 195 pounds from 310 pounds after 11 months of using this website, and taking the time in educating my self instead of looking for fast way out by trying dumb diets that don't work. There is no secret it's just hard work, eating a deficit, reaching your daily macros, and...

Thrqne‎, 01-13-2013 02:13 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 11:05 AM
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Unhappy Low back pain and sciatica experiences

So I have had low back pain and sciatica for about a year now give or take and I think I injuried it with poor posture/form. I have done literally everything recommended... stretches exercise nsaids steroids McKenzie etc...but I can't seem to shake this sciatica. There came a time this past...

leila1120‎, 03-12-2017 09:24 PM
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how long will it take me to see big results?

im doing a 3 day on 1 day off program with weights and running. im hitting the weights really hard for every set. i do 2 body parts everyday with a little bit of abs thrown in. my diets not that good but i take protein and multis and some preworkouts. i know its all about diet and everything but...

mrdelvecio‎, 04-10-2011 06:19 AM
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Crap mindset and eating disorders, unsure whether to start all over again

I would sum it up pretty quicky: once I get past a certain point (getting some decent definition after 2-3 months of working out, to about 9-10% body fat), my body seems to give up, I start getting some eating disorders (can't eat, pretty much, no digestive issues or anything else), and eventually...

idnbaddict998‎, 03-06-2017 02:58 AM
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What should I be aiming for?

Hi all, I have been lifting maybe for 2 years now (inconsistent). Out of those 2 years, I worked out for 6-7 months, stopped for 3-4 months and started back up for another 6-7 months (military deployments and training kind of pulls me away from the gym). I have been away from the gym for 5...

ZekeRacelis‎, 03-12-2017 06:53 PM
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I feel like crap about myself, I feel even worse when I try to diet or exercise...

I just don't know how to be motivated. I desperately want to be a different person, but I just don't believe that I can change. I don't have any kind of faith in myself, I don't really care about my health, I just want people to look at me differently and treat me better. I have a really...

Jcorb‎, 03-18-2017 11:41 AM
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Progress but not enough.

I started the gym in November with my uni flat mates. They motivated me and still do to gain weight (6"3 and 65kg). To this day I weigh 79kg. The increase of 14kg is something I should be proud of. But I feel down. I feel like I should be bigger for my weight. I still feel just as skinny as I was...

DeLankyBIGUN‎, 03-06-2017 03:11 PM
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Question How do I get my life together boyos... [REPS]

Im 16 and I love working out. I spend a lot of time in the gym working on my body trying to reach my goals and I enjoy it. However, I want a social life too, but I have no idea how a fitness lifestyle can work with a social life. Lets run through my typical day: 10 hours sleep 1 hour to get...

5percentnatty‎, 03-17-2017 10:40 AM
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Smile Dont be lazzy!

Hey guys my name is Meti Ruka and I'm trying to become a successful motivation speaker and so I created a website for to get inspired everyday. I update my website every 24/h so it won't be the same thing over and over again, planning to hire video editors for to create my own content in the...

metiruka1‎, 03-19-2017 04:19 PM
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Feel exhausted after gymming

Hi, I did gym for 1 month. I felt tired on daily basis, felt exhausted, sleepy and weak. I believe it's because of body weakness or lack of stamina. But this stops me from doing gym as tired body hampers my day to day activities. What should I do? How do i continue gym at the same time not feel...

siddharth0565‎, 03-19-2017 01:21 AM
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Thumbs up 4 Month Skinny Fat Transformation

Hey guys! Today I finished my first 4 months of actual strength training and dieting. I have been a skinny fat bro for as long as I can remember, spending all my time gaming, eating junkfood, going out drinking and such... For about 2 years I have been trying to diet down, usually lasting...

HendrixJR‎, 12-08-2016 07:40 AM
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Tip for motivation...

Leave the cell phones at home when going to the gym.. When I got to the gym I always see some people working their jaw bone more than anything else. I find it irritating when they do that.

DiBol‎, 03-17-2017 08:43 AM
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