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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: 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: ***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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Keep failing

Started gymming for a year but only really started properly 3 months ago. Been bulking well for 3 months, making good gains finally for the first time and feeling good but found out I have a hernia. Apparently the operation to fix it means I can’t lift for two months, feeling hella broken.

YeaTheBoys‎, 11-19-2018 02:13 AM
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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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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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whats your go to for motivation?

hello all what is your go to motivation to get abs? its hard doing it by urself trying to do it for another 4 months and lost 40lbs almost since july any motivation helps

Adv212‎, 11-16-2018 03:55 PM
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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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Been dealing with depression and trying to get back into it

I have been dealing with depression since 2017 due to being unhappy at my job at the time, my dad passing and my ex at the time dumping me when I first found out my dad had cancer. In the passing months I did accomplish some things like losing weight, getting a new job, etc. Fast forward and I...

mgBsportsfan25‎, 09-02-2018 01:35 PM
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10 month transformation

My Photos are on my bodyspace on my profile since it wouldnt let me set up a link cause I dont have 50 posts Ive been lifting since August 2017 when I came back from holiday and realised I was a skinny fat fgt. I have been pretty serious since then but took a month off at christmas since I...

SRV5‎, 04-25-2018 04:20 PM
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Losing motivation because of friends

About four months ago, me and a few of my friends started lifting weights in the gym. They started doing split body routines their friends made up for them, but I started on the Fierce 5 workout (which is full body, obviously). Despite the fact that all my lifts are much higher than theirs, and...

asianlongdong‎, 06-07-2018 08:53 PM
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Help Me Correct My Motivation

Hello everyone. Sorry I had to come in all anon and ask questions. I just want to address this one issue pronto and go back to lurking. The post will be a wall so I'd appreciate it if you bear with me. So there's this guy I'm friend with. Not exactly best friend, so I didn't know much about him....

FlyingSkunk‎, 09-27-2018 07:57 AM
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Smile 2.5 months 25 pounds lost

19 yrs old and I have been overweight my entire life. Wanted to make a change so I had Been doing resistance training 5-6 days a week for the past two years but I never once started tracking my calories until 10 weeks ago. I kept thinking if I worked out I would lose weight but at the end of the...

adsiduitas‎, 02-09-2016 01:07 AM
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I need some tips. I am going to get frustrated

I have been working out at the complex at my condo unit. Now it is closing for repairs due to water damage for an unforeseen amount of time. I am not driving at the moment. I am looking at bus schedules to get to nearby gyms. I don't live close enough to get to one because I can't get around the...

newgoose‎, 10-16-2018 09:23 PM
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Gyno is killing me

I have a very minor case of gyno - saw 4 docs - 3 of which were certified plastic surgeons. I have been told I'm around ~18%BF. I personally think I look good, I am happy with the way my body looks and feels. The issue is: I look a lot worse because of my gyno. My nips point into a...

KuscoBusco‎, 11-14-2018 10:05 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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Motivation-My 5 Favorite Workout Scenes From Pumping Iron!

Anytime I need motivation I watch this movie. Here are my 5 favorite workout scenes! https://youtu.be/wlJCNbi8TKA

drjoe‎, 11-14-2018 12:02 PM
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Am I unhealthy?

Hey, I'm 19 years old, 5'10 and only 120 lbs. I have been struggling back and fourth with depression which has hindered me from eating, sleeping or excercising properly (if at all). My body looks really frail and under-developed, pretty much no muscle development whatsoever. I feel a decrease in...

anthonygabriel‎, 11-09-2018 01:42 PM
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1 step forward, 3 steps backward! Looking for advice to gain muscle

Hello everyone, I’m new to the community but I do referring site articles on gaining muscle etc. I’m struggled to gain muscle/weight. I’m hoping that some of you can provide advise for me. I’m 6”2 weighing 134lb super skinny. From childhood I was skinny and didn’t eat enough food. I depends...

LiveBetter2018‎, 09-16-2018 10:36 PM
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Alter egos; do they work?

I have watched different interviews of celebrities and athletes using alter egos to get success. I struggle with depression, anxiety and lack of confidence. I am contemplating creating an alter ego and tricking my mind to make myself less anxious, depressed and have more confidence so I can start...

Kyle10101‎, 10-29-2018 05:38 AM
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Changing gym = more motivation?

Hi, been stuck with my progress and motivation recently. I’ve changed everything and even my mindset but nothing. When I was in a different city last week I trained at a different gym and it felt completely different. Loved every second of it. Could that be because I hadn’t trained in a few days or...

jjhwk‎, 11-06-2018 12:27 AM
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Just started out

So i just started out. My main movitation is to get fit and get some muscles.¨ but the thing that demotivates me is the pain tho, i only started a day ago and im so sore its insane, even tho im going tomorrow (got a PT) tips?

DarkRobin27‎, 11-01-2018 02:24 PM
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Wink Looking for Motivation / Buddy's

12th of January I will be going on a big trip through South Amerika (now living in Holland). Quit my job and have 2 months to get my body the strongest it can be before I leave with a 5-day training program, waking up 6 am, eating about 6 meals a day. The planning goes al well, but my motivation...

shivex‎, 10-30-2018 12:21 AM
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What's the point?

I knew it but I ignored it for so long. This is probably my 5th time trying to rebuild my strength again. Building your strength from the beginning over and over again is so annoying because of many reasons. 1. You have to keep at it or you will lose it. If you don't work out for say 4 weeks or...

jack505‎, 10-30-2018 05:02 AM
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