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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 03:03 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: 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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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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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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Cutting down, but people keep saying I look skinny. Am I that skinny?

Hey guys! I've been cutting for summer and have finally reached a point where I want to stay for a few weeks before bulking up again. Unfortunately, I keep getting mixed opinions from friends and family. Specifically from 2 guys which says I look skinny and should put on a few pounds. Now ofc,...

adeco‎, 06-05-2018 12:55 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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My Motivational Speech

Every night before I go to bed, I think of the challenges that await me tomorrow. With each day, I overcome a new challenge. It's not meant to get easier, it's meant to get harder. In a few weeks, you'll become further along then when you started, but that next day will still be ready to kick you...

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Need help and motivation for a recovering addict

Hey guys, A little about me. I’m a 29 year old addict in recovery for alcohol and amphetamines. Used to be a runner in high school and college and lifted weights every day. I was never a “big” guy but I was healthy. Then alcohol came into my life and then a stressful job. Got hooked on Adderall...

Aar180‎, 06-20-2018 09:51 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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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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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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Doc wants me to stop lifting :(

So today I got a pain in my arm checked out and it turns out to be a tendon strain/irritation. She told me I need to immediately stop working out and stop working out for a whole week. When I come back to working out, I have to do 25% of my normal workout weight for a week. After that, she wants...

nbweller‎, 06-14-2018 06:17 PM
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Unhappy Need help with Squats

Just started squatting a few weeks ago, have been squatting 60kg. After each set I'll feel my lower back sore...

Boblet123‎, 06-14-2018 05:19 AM
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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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Lost Motivation

This is the 2nd time I've put on weight. The first time I kicked my ass back into gear but this time around I'm having trouble getting motivated. Plus I haven't been able to stay on track well with my diet and I need too. It's like I'm watching myself put on weight and not stopping it. Has anyone...

CaraC85‎, 05-22-2018 09:31 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 07:53 PM
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Post Forward is forward

When you want something so bad, you think about it every min, dream about it day and night. You research, study, plan, test methods, you train, sweat, ache and bleed, everything you do revolves around that dream.. like you we born to conquer it. Most people will tell you it’s a far fetched dream...

Against9000oddz‎, 06-11-2018 02:53 AM
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Smile 90 day Transformation

Hello im new to working out been doing it for 3 months now never posted here before so was hoping to get some opinions even tho im still skinny but went from 125 pounds to 154 pounds was looking for some opinions and maybe advice from some of you guys that are for sure more experienced then me....

RazorRoses‎, 06-01-2018 09:25 AM
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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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Post Need some new music suggestions please... Thanks.

I like listening to metal when I work out. Something tha'ts going to make me want to kill the weights. Pantera, limp bizkit, korn, slayer, metallica, mayhem, kyuss.

merl227‎, 06-08-2018 12:51 PM
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Binging

Need motivation to stop binging. I don't buy the food but other family members do. I've asked them to hide it from me, and they roll their eyes. I got them to stop buying sweets, but it's the salty snacks veggie sticks, Triscuits, tortilla chips that do me in about once every week or two, and...

bretmarathon‎, 06-04-2018 11:39 PM
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I lost 28kg and pumped up myself (press and find out 3 Golden reasons how!)

Today I'm going to tell you my 3 top notch "GOLDEN" nutrition attributes that helped me to gain muscle. 1. Dried chicken breasts on a radiator 2. BIO organic brown pasta rich in protein and fiber, gluten & lactose-free, histamine & biogenic amines free and totally human free 3. One trash to...

bicepglue‎, 06-05-2018 08:05 AM
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Arrow Motivation for weight loss (pics)

Hey guys. This forum was the first place I came to for advice on weight loss as I had literally no knowledge whatsoever and even though I never wanted to become a bodybuilder the members here were still so welcoming and answered any questions that I had, since I started my journey I've changed...

360Lewis‎, 04-15-2018 05:27 AM
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Can anyone estimate my bf % please

My scales say 25% bodyfat would you say that’s little high or to low

punkine‎, 06-03-2018 04:38 PM
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Did you lose your motivation? Come in bro!

Hey all, I have made a video that will motivate guys who are newbies. My body was **** but I put my effort to make it good. I hope this will motivate you! youtu.be/dspT4E8mPFw

noahsystem‎, 05-30-2018 10:45 AM
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Even after losing 40 lbs, my photos don’t reflect my success. Discouraged...

Even after losing 40+ lbs, I’m still having a hard time with my appearance. Long story short, I threw a party for my boyfriend over the weekend. I planned it for months, bought a new dress to wear in a smaller size, the whole 9 yards. Lots of pictures were taken. And when I looked at them, I was...

89ellipsis‎, 05-13-2018 10:23 AM
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How to change from a negative thinker to a positive one?

Hows that done exactly?

WholemealPizza‎, 03-22-2018 07:29 PM
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Need to lose weight

I have all these ideas in my head I need motivation / support and suggestions I have a gym membership I'm currently 370 lbs I'm 26 years old 6 ft 5 in I wanna be smaller and stronger. I wanna be 200 lbs I just don't know where to begin any help would be greatly appreciated.

BlacQWolf‎, 05-29-2018 12:54 AM
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Consistently training

Hello All, I have been going to the gym on and off for approaching two years. At my local gym, there are plenty of people that I see who maybe visit the gym 3-4 times consistently week in and week out. Now, I visit the gym, but I always stop and start, which is frustrating. For example,...

Hungdude0129‎, 05-26-2018 08:03 PM
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