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

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: 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 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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Workout music?

I have been trying to put together a playlist of workout music that motivates me and gets me pumped. I know everyone is different. My playlist currently consists of: -Three Days Grace - "The Good Life", "Break", "Animal I Have Become", "Riot", "Time of Dying" -Linkin Park - "One Step Closer",...

Ksmcdon‎, 09-14-2010 12:45 PM
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cant find the motivation like I use too

I cant find the motivation like I use to work out few years back in the gym. Hardcore 1-2 hours sessions, these days re started and ive to really push my self. i cant even complete a 45 min workout or Im just not enjoying it. How do i enjoy weight lifting again?

Xamanus‎, Today 06:54 AM
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Question [Discussion] Losing weight is easy, Building muscle is easy, Self control is difficul

Hi all, I kind of started to changed my mind about the whole body building philosophy. There are so many ways, ideas, programs and supplements which help you to either Build Muscle or Lose Fat, however those are just a tools to make you feel better when you "reach your goal" what is not...

GynoIsLife‎, Today 01:14 AM
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Lightbulb If You're Struggling To Get Back Into It, Read This.

On the path to the body of our dreams we will all meet resistance. There will be times where you will not want to go to the gym. There will be times where you wont want to prepare your food. For some people these times are small roadblocks in the journey. For others they are crushing. Theyre the...

BruceLWayne‎, 05-24-2016 04:37 AM
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Loss of Vanity= Loss of Motivation to Build Muscle. Advice Needed.

Three months ago I decided to take up strength training because mainly I wanted to build my physique. Secondly, I also wanted to build strength. I dived right in, I read many articles and watched many YouTube videos on working out. I was motivated, inspired and lifting progressively. My eating...

AMarieV‎, 06-13-2019 02:19 PM
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Motiviation needed :(

Hey guys! I've been working out for 6 years and today I can say that I never had any success at the gym. I've always been skinny fat, and I am skinny fat now. I do know a lot about training and nutrition, I've read a ton of books and watched thousands of videos. At this point I'm confident that...

Profanum‎, 06-09-2019 09:52 PM
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Everyone around me left me

As i started taking bodybuilding more serious in my life , family friends all said that i have changed my family stated they arent seeing me around anymore and been trying to tell me to stop and take days off to hangout with them while i decided to stay in the gym my friends nights out its been a...

SullyMcDonald‎, 06-11-2019 12:18 PM
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I've been extremely skinny/small for my entire life

Hello, I have absolutely no appetite for food, I find some foods to be repulsive and there is only a limited range of foods i'd eat. I was always the smallest one in my classes in school, and it would give me social anxiety and therefore making me depressed. When I was 16 ish, I started my own...

ARDEACT‎, 03-16-2019 08:16 PM
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Weight gain

Hey guys, I’ve been bulking up for the past 2-2.5 months. I went from 128 pounds to 138 as of now. I’m 5’9. Now that I’m closing in on 140, I feel like a fat piece of shiiiite. It really makes me want to stop bulking, but that’d mean that I would lose muscle. I’ve gained a bit of muscle over the...

IMWORKINONITT‎, 03-27-2019 12:11 AM
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Just need some encouragement and any advice?

What's Up? Well let me break it down for you... I'm a Freelance Artist/Cartoonist by trade and 2 years ago I overworked myself and pulled a nerve in my neck. My Physical therapist suggested I hit the gym to help avoid it happening again as well as to improve my health (I was 254lbs and stand...

jbaggett2013‎, 03-10-2019 04:45 PM
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Gaining weight

Hello, So, I am 23 years old (Male) I currently weigh 113 Pounds and I'm 5ft 9. I have put on about 3 quarters of a stone in just over a month from having around 2400/2500 calories per day. Bit of background, I thought I was never able to put weight on as my Dad is skinny and so is my Mum but...

Ryan2126‎, 04-05-2019 01:40 AM
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Cool What Is Your Workout Motivation?

Whattup gym bros? first off, I would like to thank everyone who had been posting on our forum, may it be your workout pics or some pressing questions that you may want answered by experts and or fellow lifters. Been seein alot of your shirtless and workout pics here and gusto ko lang sana pulsuhan...

joshalejandro33‎, 05-20-2019 04:07 AM
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Am I doing enough?

Hey everyone! So since November 2017 until January this year I’ve come down from 110kg to 78kg, not through any exercise but plainly through counting calories on my fitness pal. I started going to the gym 5 days a week at the end of January this year, so it’s been roughly a month. Just some...

Ssahilb‎, 02-27-2019 08:28 AM
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How close am I to 12% bf? 2 months of cutting is wearing me down

I've been cutting for 2 months now and I hate feeling tired and weak, I wanted to end my cut at 12% bf. I was hoping I'd be there in another 5 lbs but I don't think it'll happen

dddog2‎, 05-17-2019 09:31 PM
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I need someone to just tell me what to do!

Hi everyone, it's my first post. I'm 29, not 49! I felt the need to ask for someone to just tell me what I should be doing, because I can't seem to decide for myself. I am a little bit OCD, to the point were I will obsess over the best diet, best program, best time to workout etc. To the point...

NPKELL‎, 06-07-2019 06:36 AM
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Narrow shoulders (short clavicles) make me doubt if it's possible...

Measuring from one shoulder to the other, my shoulder width is 18". It looks fuking ridiculous (100% srs) and I can't stand wearing t-shirts since the shoulder seam always droops over my shoulders. Are there any transformations (before/after pics) of people who have legit seen a massive...

Johnny1995‎, 09-28-2013 10:19 AM
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Putting a picture of yourself (currently) fat on your locked screen...(phycology)(srs

Putting a picture of yourself (currently) fat on your locked screen...(phycology)(srs is it motivational to put a picture of yourself currently fat on your locked screen on your phone motivational not to stay lazy? I noticed I gained a couple of pounds on a picture some on took of me while i...

alphagorilla‎, 04-24-2019 09:56 AM
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How to get motivated if you didn't progress after 6 months ?

Btw. Saliva Free Testosterone (Morning value): 92,30 pg/ml - ref. is 56-140 Is that ok? I do calisthenics, and still cant do the basic calisthenics exercises for 3x12 reps. I don't want to waste again 6 months for nothing. :( Good form dosen't matter for gains, neither does a 300 kcal...

Norgie007‎, 05-09-2019 07:26 AM
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I'm shy to go to the gym

Hi guys, I'm new here, I lost around 20 kg without gym, but now I really want to hit the gym, but I'm shy. I don't know if I will do the exercises correctly. Also i got stretch marks, they kill my motivation. I appreciate if you can help me with some tips, thank you.

GabrielP1337‎, 11-22-2018 04:10 AM
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How do you guys stay motivated being self employed?

Any tips/tricks? I feel like I probably know all of them, but nothing is working anymore. I just find myself having zero drive with work these days. I always used to use financial/sales targets to hit each day, or week or month - but I'm finding im just working for a number now and its...

LexBrah‎, 03-05-2019 02:31 AM
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Small waist.. it's a nightmare

I'm training since almost 2 years.. my biggest problem is that I have a small waist. Especially when I contract my abs looks terrible. I workout 4-5 times week and I always do abs-obliques-abs-obliques.. I can't notice a big change! In pic looks even worst.. (ok here I had a very bad light)...

Qonix‎, 09-05-2013 09:58 PM
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How do you guys enjoy working out?

I've been bodybuilding for little over 2 years now and I've never enjoyed it. I'm not sure how anyone can claim to enjoy something that puts stress/pain on your muscles. What is it you enjoy about it and is there any hope in me ever enjoying it? For anyone that asks - I workout to keep fit and...

sawcyy‎, 04-21-2019 10:07 AM
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Greg's Thoughts - Monday - 05/20/2019

Hi all! It's been a few years since my last post. You know how it is...life happens and get's in the way, so to speak. Actually, it's a bit more complicated than that but I think most folks understand. A combination of physical setbacks (bursitis), life changes (career changes & new city) and...

g_gunter‎, 05-20-2019 06:30 AM
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Red face My cousion bf%

Helll guys! My cousion is on diet from 3 january. He lost already 10kilos. He doesn’t know how much bf% he have atm and idk either to tell him. So i post here photos: imgur.com/a/LM7SnNY But i think he has good genetics and conformation. He is not so self condifdent and not sure about...

petarda93‎, 02-27-2019 02:58 PM
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Wim Hof is a legend

If you guys havent heard of this guy, look into him. Long story short, his wife of like 16 years killed herself, he spiraled into deep depression and then found the power of the cold and controlling the human body. Does things that were thought to be physiologically impossible, like hiking 23,000...

Navynukeman‎, 03-31-2019 12:00 PM
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