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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 02:34 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: 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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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 10:04 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 05:00 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 03:50 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: ***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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15 week progress: Keep cutting or lean bulk?

Hey gents, 4 months ago I decided that I was tired of being a fat f*k and dove nose deep into an intensive training regiment and strict meal plan. I used a keto/intermittent fasting approach, and coupled it with fasted HIIT/Cardio and an intense bodybuilding weight lifting regime. I lost almost...

firebird92‎, 12-11-2017 06:34 AM
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Unhappy Depression during and immediately after working out?

It's been a rough couple of months for me and I'm getting back into lifting after about a month of a hiatus. Long story short I had a terrible falling out with my girlfriend, who was also my best friend - additionally I've moved to a new post (military) and am pretty much alone for the next two...

BetaSwimmer‎, 09-25-2017 08:24 PM
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Thumbs up Show me the pictures that motivate you

Every now and then I find amazing pictures that motivate me to keep growing, and when I do I use them as wallpaper on my phone (right now I have an old b&w Larry Scott pic, can't link because not enough posts) Which photos do you guys use? P.s. first thread, I hope I'm not doing this wrong

Al3xxxander‎, 10-24-2017 09:03 PM
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Cutting slowly

Cliffs -Weighed 200lbs (lifting during this time) -Started cut (going on 75 days) -Down to 185 as of 9/15/17 (about 1lb loss a week) -Lift still strong -Diet has been on point -5'6 eating 170g Pro/170g Carb/65/70fats @1960-2000cals -Don't wanna eat less (feel its too low), so increase...

Miamiboy87‎, 09-18-2017 01:20 PM
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Unhappy I'm officially gym-phobic

Hello all! Long story short. Two days ago I was released from hospital after the second bout of Rhabdomyolysis. The first one I had 18 months ago after the first day at gym for the first time. The second one that happened to me last week was also after the first day at the gym after being off...

zacsy91‎, 10-27-2017 02:13 PM
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Talking THE PA's ROAD TO STRONGMAN

The PA life has consumed me....so far. My training went out the window, my eating habits were not as solid, I didn't get the macros I needed and really disregarded taking my supps. But that's yesterday, and the past 9 months have really taken a toll on my body. Sure I've gained weight, sure I've...

cmckay13‎, 10-14-2017 05:47 PM
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Intermittent Fasting did this in about 3 months

I was recently advised against Intermittent Fasting by someone who I know knows a lot about bodybuilding, he said its because it will start eating muscle, he has made me up a new routine and a new diet, my question is, why would he say it's so bad if it has done this (attached) in 3 months? My...

saltedm8‎, 10-27-2017 10:51 AM
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How to stay motivated during injury watching your hard work wasting away

Hi, Due to injury I have been unable to train legs since march, and while I was originally convinced I could get back to training rather quickly and would not lose all my progress I find myself stuck in a slump. It took me exceptionally long to get diagnosed correctly. The current diagnose is a...

Blend‎, 08-21-2017 01:30 PM
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Exclamation I can't quit smoking. Please help a fellow BB'er!

Greetings, fellow brothers and sisters of iron! I need your advice and expertise. So, I've been smoking actively for 10 years, give or take. 1-2 packs a week. I quit, was smoke free for 1 year, but keep going back.. Only smoke 1, maybe 2 cigarettes a week at this point, been like this for a...

ObscureFIT‎, 08-02-2017 06:49 PM
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Need a jump start

So I have been wanting to get back into working out. I'll be honest I haven't seriously lifted weight since probably 08/09. I was really into it saw good results. Family, life, work got in the way and haven't done it since. My thing is I want to start one of jim Stoppanis programs but I don't know...

smitty8202‎, 10-16-2017 07:08 AM
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Tricep snapping, losing motivation

Any helpful words or even advice for tricep snapping? I've tried most everything and have spent a lot of research on fixing it with no success. My chest day has hit a total wall from it and just seems to get worse, to the point where I dread working on chest/tris.

amills2015‎, 10-15-2017 11:18 AM
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Major Depression & Combating it with Body Building

Hi Guys, I have suffered from major depression for the past 10 years and approaching age 29. I have been on a low dose of meds for this period but I am determined before I hit 30 to change my life and destroy it once and for all. I want to know if anyone has personal experience with body...

mysteryagent‎, 11-01-2017 07:41 AM
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Gym pump up songs

This has happened ever since I started lifting... I'll find a genre, artist, song, etc and get really pumped about it and get some very good strength gains from it. Then it gets old and I can't really get pumped up from it anymore. First I went through oldies... eye of the tiger, jump by van halen,...

shgadwa‎, 09-18-2017 08:58 AM
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$$ motivation $$

2011: 190, 20% BF 500 deadlift, 455 Backsquat, 315 Bench (4,000 calories daily) 2012: 180, 18% BF 485 deadlift, 425 backsquat, 285 bench (3,500 calories daily) 2013: 174, 16% BF 475 deadlift, 415 backsquat, 275 bench (3,000 calories daily) 2014: 165, 14% BF 455 deadlift, 405 backsquat, 265...

Phyzeik‎, 09-16-2017 03:03 PM
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Trying to bulk.

I'm new to training.trying to bulk property.not sure it's working.i am getting stronger though.as my pics indicate,I'm not that cut.any advice?

jimmy6669‎, 07-15-2017 07:13 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 10:41 AM
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From 28% to 12% BF - 21 month transformation

I posted a similar thread over in one of the other forums. But for all of you who question your ability to do this, this skinny-fat 41 year old did it...

neverbeenalone‎, 10-16-2017 12:01 PM
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Sharing My Story

I really want to share my weight loss adventure. Have lost 126 pounds, changed my life and want to potentially help others. Is that crazy?

AcademicHulk‎, 10-26-2017 04:45 PM
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Unhappy Lost all my gains for no apparent reason - what gives!?

Hi guys, Ive been lifting weight for about 4 months. Im an ecto, so was doing everything by the book: tracking my calories; being in calorific surplus to put on lean gains; tracking my weight; performing exercises with correct form etc... I was starting to see results and people (who didnt...

johntuffnell‎, 10-05-2017 01:17 AM
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Wink Body transformation after breakup

Hi. I read these forums all the time and I'm looking for some motivation. I just came out of a 2 year relationship and I want to get my body and confidence back. Quick history of my weight. When I was 16 I was 16 stone, really overweight and no confidence. When I was 17, I was 11.5 stone (I lost...

bllondon‎, 09-19-2017 10:31 AM
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Sloppy 47yo Wants to Get Fit

Hi All, I joined this forum today just to make this thread. I'm 47 and disgustingly out of shape. I've drank heavily for the last 3 or 4 years. I was in the military up until I was 30, and I worked out hard. When I do regularly PT, my body responds well, and I get results. But I can't...

ChewedBubblegum‎, 11-08-2017 04:00 PM
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Can you overcome a disc problem and still train ? Losing hope.

3 months back I hurt my back in the gym while doing some light sqauts ( I don't do them that much, normally use leg press and machines for legs), my legs and back went numb. Now I have lower back pain,( 2 to 5 in pain at most), no leg pain or numbness. I am pretty sure it's a disc, but have not had...

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Arrow 12 Week Body Transformation - Motivation

12 Week Body Transformation - Motivation! If anyone is on a fat loss period and struggling to find motivation, STICK WITH IT! In the end it will all be worth it and going back into a lean bulking phase will make all the difference! There will be days you feel down, flat and weak... PUSH...

HJEvans22‎, 10-12-2017 12:55 AM
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Going to get fit again. Lets do this! (May need to your support along the way :) )

Hello all, Not sure if its ok to post here as well. I posted the below in the workout journal forum but I realized that its for "personal" logging only. There are going to time when I need some pick-me ups. Which is why I am posting here. :) I am 5'10" 30 years old guy as of Oct 2017. Been a...

Deep7890‎, 11-20-2017 11:26 AM
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Who to count on

Well I hope my worst fear has not come true. Have I turned into one of those girls that wine and complain about having to diet or work out. Yes life is hectic it is hectic for us all. This past year has been hell T total hell up-and-down roller coaster round and round. Now it’s time to pick my...

Steph_Ard‎, 11-11-2017 03:05 PM
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