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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: 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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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: 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: 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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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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How long should it take for me to become like this guy?

Iam currently losing weight and training with weights and i wanna know how long of a period should i expect to workout to look like this guy?

Ozano305‎, 07-09-2018 11:13 AM
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Look smaller after vacation

I was on vacation for two week without gym and look a lot smaller than I was when I left. I ate a lot of protein when gone but now feel kinda ****ty. I’ve only been lifting for 3 months. Will I gain the size back after a few weeks of lifting ? Also I haven’t taken creatine in 2 weeks either could...

bojanglez34‎, Yesterday 02:38 AM
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Trying to regain back my confidence in working out

I have been doing great I think, I was building muscle and getting stronger along with feeling good. Then I stopped to check my form and found out I was doing a ton of things wrong and being told I would eventually regret it later. So I stopped completely to assess the form. Then I find...

Gavin56‎, 07-16-2018 10:36 PM
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Low energy and motivation

I've been trying to get back into working out for a while and have had a few false starts. A little background I started doing strongman back in 2015 and was doing great I was probably around 18 to 19 percent body fat at 310lbs. Later that year my dad killed himself and my motivation disappeared....

shawnegore‎, 07-15-2018 08:35 PM
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Thumbs up Music

Best adrenaline pumping heavy metal songs???

Kevin8363786‎, 07-14-2018 10:57 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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6'3 Bodybuilders on Instagram?

Just realized how short the dudes I'm following are. No disrespect for their dedication and hustle, I just want to see the proper form and motivation from guys my height. So anyone 6'2 - 6'4 I can look up to, please let me know! Thanks!

superkam41‎, 07-12-2018 02:09 PM
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Anxiety, Depression and Lifting question

I am struggling with my body building. I suffer frequent anxiety and depression which I do everything in my power to try and overcome, but still it makes life very difficult. A big dream of mine is to visit the gym, work hard, eat correctly with an overall goal of getting a body I am proud of....

RizzleKickz‎, 07-25-2012 02:46 PM
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Help, I've fallen into a habit of mediocrity & I can't get up

For the last few years, I always considered myself a "jack of all trades, master of none" type of guy, and I was proud of it. I recently realized that I just settle for mediocrity in a lot of things. My job requires a high level of physical fitness & high cognitive capacity, but I often struggle to...

Ricky613AZ‎, 06-28-2018 06:31 PM
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Working Out and Sports Coaching

For those of you that participated in team sports: do you train with the same intensity, or maybe the same mentality, as when your coaches pushed you during conditioning portions of team practice? One on hand, they're training you to be disciplined, therefore you are a well-conditioned machine...

DropTheBS‎, 07-11-2018 12:31 PM
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losing motivation hating the process

I have been eating healthy and going to the gym for almost 1 year, lost about 20kg but that was in the first 4-5 months i was really motivated and positive . but have been struggling for the last few months, havent been going to gym as consistently as I used to and also having a cheat meal once a...

1ryans‎, 06-13-2018 06:09 PM
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Accountability

Anyone have any suggestions for keeping yourself accountable? I am so bad to talk myself out of going to the gym. I feel like if I had someone to keep me accountable I would do so much better.

ambercox821‎, 07-09-2018 12:05 PM
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Going on a 2 Week Vacation Soon Yikes!

So I will be going on a two week vacation with my family soon down The shore. While I’m super excited I’m worried about all of the junk food that will be around plus all of the unhealthy dinners that will be made. Im hoping to limit what I eat during the day and also at dinner and maybe balance...

JorgeDeBano‎, 07-09-2018 09:56 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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Shoulder Wokout

I find it very hard to grow my shoulder muscles ... can anyone give me some tips on how to become bigger ? my arms and chest are really big compared to shoulders and i train every week

Ryuuff‎, 07-03-2018 08:33 AM
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Weaker than people who don't work out

One of the biggest hits to my continuing motivation is that despite going to the gym regularly and doing decent (at least for myself) workouts, and having made significant gains over the last 2 years, I realized in contests of strength and endurance I sometimes do more poorly than people who don't...

boberto321‎, 07-02-2018 10:36 AM
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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 05:49 PM
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Dealing with Depression

How do you find the motivation to start, when all you want to do is curl up in bed and stare at the wall? And yes, I am currently taking an antidepressant.

TheEquestrian‎, 04-02-2018 08:04 PM
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Listen to music

I listen to music to AMP up on the gym, what kind ddo yall listen to?

KylieBear203‎, 05-31-2018 09:51 AM
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It's hard to train dealing with divorce plus my 2yo son is in play...

I'm not here for answers, obviously any advice is welcome but I just need to type this to get it off my chest. 4 years ago I broke up with my ex-GF and went into a huge depression (6 years in the relationship) I was still in love but she didn't anymore, I started hitting the gym so hard and...

Abdiel88‎, 07-02-2018 11:51 AM
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Staying Motivated When Exhausted From Full Time Job

Hello, I'm pretty new to this forum. I've lurked for a while but just recently created an account. I've been trying to get more into health and fitness since I know that I need a lifestyle change. I work at an office for 8 hrs every day and I think it's starting to have its toll on me. You would...

BarneyBunch‎, 06-28-2018 01:38 PM
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Drum and bass for workouts

Any dnb listeners here? How awesome is this music for workouts? I prefer dark stuff - Current Value, Noisia, Black Sun Empire, Dieselboy, Technical Itch, etc. Started listening to dnb in the late 90s when I started playing the drums and have been in love since. I do hard rock as well but it's...

I.K9009‎, 12-04-2010 10:52 PM
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Help!!!!

Hey guys lately I've been feeling really depressed lately I'm in a rut I dont know if I should bulk or cut. I've attached pictures of how I currently look right now so if you guys can advise ke and tell me which parts of my body need work. Currently I'm 175lbs.

syedq111‎, 06-28-2018 09:46 PM
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Looking to make a change for the better- help me out!

I am a 24 year old male just diagnosed with hypertension and high cholesterol. I'm 5 foot 7 inches and weigh 265lbs. I have a wife, two kids, full time job and can't seem to get fitness and nutrition figured out. In the past I have ate healthy, exercised, and lost upwards to 25+ lbs but end up...

FamFaithFitness‎, 06-28-2018 07:22 AM
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Looking for advice

Hello i am 25 years old and I am following the fierce 5 Full body routine, I am 180lb 5f 10in and I use a calculate from google and it said i was 17.7%BF but i think im like around 23% I am not sure TBH. I would like to look better and im not sure if i should keeping cutting i guess that what ill...

richardroygrimm‎, 06-17-2018 03:24 PM
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