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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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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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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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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 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: 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: ***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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Finally realized Beachbody Scam

So I finally opened my eyes to how Beachbody is a complete scam. First off I was die hard Beachbody, "I can workout at home at my convenience", "A nutrition plan to map out everything makes it easy", "SHAKEOLOGY IS GOD", etc... So what was the next step? Of course become a coach right? Did that...

hendershott‎, 03-05-2014 07:23 AM
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What was the fundamental drive behind your first time workout?

Hi everyone, I've been thinking about fundamental reasons that people start their workout journey lately. The first time you workout, what caused it? Comment below, we'll see how many reasons we can get.

yzha4885‎, 04-08-2017 11:25 PM
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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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Feel weak, lift less...

Like the title above. Few days Im feeling weaker than before and I can lift 2 rep less and less weight. Should I take some days off? Any tips?

johnnybgood8‎, Yesterday 12:09 PM
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Poll Poll: Why do you workout (poll)?

I really always wanted to look like I did when I was younger and, when achieving my goal, I would like to model to be proud of my body. However, I find that everyone works out for a different reason and I feel as if working out for the aesthetics/art of the male physique like I do is the lowest...

BTSwriter‎, 04-09-2017 02:17 PM
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Help!! Really need your advices.!!

Hello everyone..this is me feeling like losing everything, feeling like I cannot find motivation anywhere anymore!! So the story goes back to 2014 when I used to work out regularly and I loved it..I was about 85 kg back then with 16% and suddenly one day I went for some daily check up and...

Razastarr‎, Today 04:53 AM
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Need insight

Alright this is a bit of a vent, idk. So i'm 21 i've been working out for almost 5 years, i've made amazing progress I can bench roughly 300 at 175lbs 6'2 and PRd squats at 365 and deadlifts at 425. Ok, that out of the way my only complaint is people don't even realize I lift for years i've...

mickm2‎, Yesterday 11:53 PM
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Being an auto technician and going to gym?

I dont know which other forum section to post this under. I have a question about training while working an already quite physical job. Im an auto technician (mechanic) and sometimes it can be physically demanding. Its not always heavy lifting, but its lots of bending, walking, swinging...

Viking3103‎, Yesterday 12:26 PM
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How much progress can I realistically make, NATTY?

I think this is a question that all gym newbies would like a solid answer to. I feel like I can do a decent job answering it, because I just went through the biggest fitness transformation in my life. The past year I have taken the gym very seriously, putting it above almost every other priority in...

BrandonJ241‎, 04-15-2017 08:59 PM
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Your Race!!

This is for the little guy, and the big guy too. Skin-and-bone, ripped-and-lean, jacked, fat, average; it doesn't matter. It's for all of you. You are only ever racing against yourself. That may be a little at odds with competing body builders I admit. But even then, there is a lot of truth...

DaniCCs‎, 04-28-2017 10:53 PM
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Thumbs up The Journey of the Skinnies

The Journey of the Skinnies Go join the group if you are ready for our journey ! 2.9.11 OMG, not another forum for skinny people! Hey everyone I’m Robert Edmonds (Redmond3) on bodyspace. I have seen tons and tons of forums saying that they are dedicated to helping out people who are...

redmond3‎, 02-09-2011 10:31 AM
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Unhappy Need a motivation

Hello everyone. My name is Mark. Got an injury, lost my job and a relationship, I've been through a deep depression and gained 15 kg(of fat), just another unlucky guy. I'm 31, my metabolism isn't like before but I thought If I've to begin a route that leads to happiness i need to begin with...

Pho3nix86‎, 04-16-2017 07:17 AM
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3 Years Progress. From Skinny, To Not As Skinny

Here are my progress pictures that range from 2014ish to now. Starting weight is 124 (5 7), my current weight is 144. Throughout my journey so far I have done zero cardio. I started off with simple SixPack Shortcut workouts and eventually moved up to a BodyBuilding workout known as 12 Week Bulk (I...

hazelmist8‎, 04-27-2017 02:40 PM
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connection between injuries and being depressed

hi everyone, I recently injured my achilles heel, and in recovery. I noticed in the past two days since the injury my thoughts in general have been more negative, and my brain for some stupid reason keeps on bringing up bad ( stressful ) memories. I generally am a positive guy and the gym helps...

progralifter‎, 04-19-2017 08:42 PM
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1 year transformation

Hello y'all today its been a year since i started training consistently and i used to really struggle with anorexia symptoms and eating disorders for 3 years and used to look like this: But then i decided to change and just ignore the thoughts in my head about getting fat and today i feel...

Swotty‎, 04-24-2017 05:13 AM
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Unhappy What has gone wrong with me?

I got placement in a good school in A-Levels yesterday. Today morning my parents were all over me -- even went as far as to bring a teacher over to our home for his "opinion" regarding this, which ultimately was to deter me from joining the school for the classes. Then they let me hear in on their...

washingtonJ99‎, 04-21-2017 11:10 PM
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Loosing motivation due to Elbow Injury

Few months back I started feeling pain at the tip of Left Elbow and gradually it shifted to right elbow as well. I started using elbow straps and continued with lifting. Only time i feel pain is when i do Skull Crushers or any overhead movements for triceps. I feel negligible or no pain during...

mehtakovid‎, 04-22-2017 02:34 AM
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Need motivation and/or guidance

I wouldn't call myself stupid. I understand the principles of eat less (and healthier) and exercise more but I'm really starting to become depressed as no matter what I try I never shift any weight. Given that I work in an office and break chairs aswell as struggling to find clothes is really...

Cookieeeeeeeeee‎, 04-24-2017 09:07 AM
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I fainted at the GYM!

yes today was my first day in the gym.... so my trainner starts to let me know about the plans for training and how the gym works. ok. so he sarts me in the eliptical machine. i do it for about 10 minutes with 5 hard minutes and the last five easy. then i do some other machine where im sitting but...

mikemen‎, 10-07-2010 09:38 AM
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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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were you treated differently after gaining a lot of muscle?

I have been scrawny my whole life, and it doesn't help that I'm also short. Before I started bulking up, I weighed a measley 120 lbs. People generally do not take me seriously, including girls. Since we already have a thread for people to share their stories of going from being obese to being...

jy006m‎, 08-31-2009 06:19 PM
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Conventions are a great motivation killer

Does anyone else find fitness/bodybuilding conventions to be terrible motivation killers? I thought they might be fun and interesting perhaps even inspiring. I was wrong. When 75% of the people around you are significantly bigger and stronger than you it really seems to throw your lack of...

Exostrike‎, 04-23-2017 12:02 AM
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Smile Why are you looking to stay motivated?

Hi guys, Simple few questions, why are you looking for motivation? What is your reason for not being motivated? Don't you want to strive in life and go from success to success. The real reason most people fail is because they look for motivation, when not being where you want to be should be...

FatKid6969‎, 04-21-2017 03:11 PM
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Smile Hi, 6ft4", 210lbs, what Body Shape am i? is my Test low?

Hi everyone, I am 28 and 6ft4", 210lbs currently. I used to be extremely thin and underweight at only 150lbs, but it has taken me 10 years to get up to 210lbs at around 12% -14% BF. I have attached a pic of me, however it's 2 years old and I'm a little heavier and maybe a little leaner...

mestizomad88‎, 04-21-2017 02:42 AM
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Can you REALLY force yourself to do something you HATE doing?

I'm 29, and given that I'm overweight, clearly I don't enjoy exercise. Most of my friends are in great shape, but they maintain their physiques by doing things they actually *enjoy* doing. My best friends plays basketball almost every day of the week, and he's in incredible shape for it. Now,...

Jcorb‎, 04-17-2017 12:10 PM
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