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Forum: Motivation

Tips for getting and staying motivated over the long-term, motivational pics and quotes, and more!

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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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 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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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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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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How to get people into fitness?

I have my own personal reasons as to why I enjoy lifting and continually do it, it makes me feel strong even though I feel weak. That probably won't work with most people though, so how do I get people into fitness? People who have never even done a push up in their life, how do I get them...

Kekkouga‎, 09-06-2017 08:50 PM
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Unhappy I need tough love. Please help

Can anyone provide me with a phone wallapaer, or a simple piece of advice to help me get back into the habit of eating more and getting back into the gym? I wanna be the guy who gets the girl, ****s the girl, and is a damn winner. None of this "you can do it" bs. Thanks

posinthepast‎, 09-21-2017 04:32 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 12:20 PM
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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 09:31 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 07:58 AM
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The drive for muscularity

I've done research in evolutionary psychology to better understand motivation for the demanding lifestyle bodybuilders adopt. The core concept is the "drive for muscularity", which is a motivational variable that can be quantified in psychometric testing. Evolutionary antecedents frame the drive...

Tudor1558‎, 09-18-2017 12:51 PM
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How to stay motivated and CONSISTENT

Hey guys, I'm pretty new to these forums but after a couple years of not much progress and consistency I thought it would help to get more insight into barriers that pop up for me. I'm a 22 year old guy who is fairly skinny and wanting to gain muscle. I have been training on and off for over...

TomLaw94‎, 09-14-2017 11:22 PM
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Me before and after!

The fat one is me around Jan 2015. The new one is me currently :) I was very fit back in the day. I had some serious personal problems go on in my life, and was in nursing school... and I gave up the gym for a while. I was approx 215 in my fat photo, and in the current photo, I am 180 lbs. I will...

Murk Mags‎, 09-15-2017 06:03 PM
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Advice on pushing myself on leg day? Don't troll please

I am probably still going to get trolled. I really have been pushing myself recently in the gym , but when it comes to leg day I feel like I never push myself to the max. I have been following Kris Gethin's DTP workout, which is high volume. I just have a low tolerance for that level of pain. Any...

triniking17‎, 09-12-2017 11:00 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 02:03 PM
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How to get my "workout mojo" back?

I never missed a day before this month but as of right now, I'm visiting my relatives in Russia and gonna stay here for like one more month. My cousins there do go to gym but I never feel like it and it's been like it before I came here, I'd end up falling sleep in gym time or just won't go Wtf....

Chaddydaddy69‎, 09-14-2017 09:24 PM
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Do you believe everything happens for a reason?

Everything happens for a reason yes or no? Did you lose that job to eventually get a better one? Did that broken heart turn into a 100x better relationship with somebody else? Did you fail at something to only get one step closer to something else? What are you guys opinions/beliefs on if...

Brandan1997‎, 09-15-2017 12:46 PM
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Need advice brahs for a girl/rebuilding mself.

Not sure if right place to post, but, I sort of need that motivation or advice/confidence because I just came out of a relationship with my first love. In college, really helping. TONS of hot girls, but im really anxious and nervous. Theres a girl im into in my history class, and I wanted to...

WinterAdoration‎, 09-13-2017 03:31 PM
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Pain in my left knee. Feeling discouraged.

So I started working out a month ago after a long period of being lazy and having a break. But now I have worked out for about a month every second day. I have finally gotten some mass back, gotten a bit bigger and I feel stronger. Just after a month now I have started to feel pain in my left...

Tobbe123‎, 09-01-2017 04:09 PM
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Always look like crap what's the point

This next workout I'm supposed to do isn't gonna change anything. I store fat too easily I have about 20% bf covering what little muscle mass I have. Putting on muscle to a certain level is no prob but removing the fat and keeping it off has been impossible. The only time I had abs is when I...

Gios‎, 07-25-2017 04:22 AM
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Can't decide if I shoudl body build or power lift..

I don't want to disrespect anyone but I do not regard bb as a sport. I would however regard it as an art if you wanted to make the argument that it is. I want to look good but at the same time I want get strong as fuk! and maybe even compete in some pl competitions. I do want to look really good...

namesarehard‎, 01-24-2011 08:24 PM
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Need help finding source of a quote

I came across a quote by a bodybuilder a number of years ago and I can't for the life of me find who said it. I've tried googling it and I get lists of quotes by bodybuilders and powerlifters, but this one is never included in those lists. I've tried the search function in the Motivational Quotes...

Vaeneir‎, 09-12-2017 05:26 PM
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Exclamation my arms are preventing me from doing other exercises, no force in them anymore

Hi all, I'm a guy i and just turned 26 year old, i started working out 1 week ago, and i'm using this as my workout routine. beginner-to-advanced-bodybuilder-in-12-weeks-phase-1 by jim stoppani. The problem is that when i do the bench press and later on when i get to the barbell shoulder press, my...

Logax‎, 09-12-2017 12:17 PM
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New gym in Fullerton CA

Looking for guys with the goal of building muscle who work out in the area (Orange County) more specifically, at the new 24 hour fitness in Fullerton. Thinking about joining again after a long time of not being in the gym. Would like to get a community going to keep each other accountable and...

darad‎, 09-12-2017 12:05 PM
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Help with discouraged wife

I wasn't sure where to put this article so I am putting it here. Me and my wife have been married 6 years and have been dealing with infertility since the start of our marriage. That of which has led to some hormone injections on her end for the period of ~3 years. We decided to take a break...

Clint18Robin‎, 08-23-2017 05:52 AM
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what to do

I have cerebral palsy. It's mild and only effects the way I walk. I go to a mainstream school. People always make up reasons as to why I walk a certain way, they never really ask. My guess is because you probably wouldn't know I had a disability if it wasn't said. I'm even in a few honors...

hgp1‎, 08-27-2017 10:00 AM
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Advice for staying motivated alone?

Hey guys, Just curious what advice you guys had on staying motivated when you are working out alone. Played team sports when I was younger and always worked out with teammates / in a group. Now getting back into hardcore training after a few years of slacking, but finding it hard to find that...

Kubz91‎, 08-30-2017 02:41 AM
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Unhappy I have absolutely no strength. Embarrassed to hit the gym.

Hey guys, So I started this summer at 6'3" 263lbs, I am currently 223lbs. I accomplished this soley through dieting, but I now want to incorporate the gym into my routine. My problem is that I literally have no strength, never have. I can do leg exercises decently, but I can't curl 20 lbs...

EmSea‎, 08-12-2012 07:48 PM
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What're your motivations for lifting?

What are the main motivations you have for going to the gym?

Vablu‎, 07-09-2017 04:20 PM
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Teenage transformation to 20 (4 years)

Motivation for some perhaps. Just wanted to get it out there, worked on it for a few years so. The newest pictures and films of this video is still at least 6 months old however, just stating that. x4oLSPyDd6s Hope it motivates someone out there!

Andregood‎, 09-11-2017 11:59 AM
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