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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: 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: ***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: 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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Need serious weight gaining advice

Hi everyone, my name's Derek and I'm 27 y/o guy. Been skinny my whole life and am ready to make a serious change. I currently weigh about 105 lbs and height is 5'6" and my goal is at least 130 lbs. I started working out earlier this week and I do drink mass gainer drinks about once a day. The thing...

DS10163‎, Yesterday 10:45 AM
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Thumbs up Will getting abs help cure my depression

What the title says. Idk there’s just this girl I like and I’m wondering if getting abs and impressing her with bomb calisthenics will help make me happier. Motivate me please Thank you

blackafrica‎, Yesterday 07:46 PM
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Being short discourages me from lifting...

Hi. Nice to meet y'all, I haven't been feeling so motivated lately. I'm only 5' 7" and I weigh 132 lbs. I have a friend who's 6' 1" and 174 lbs, he may not be big for his height but he's a lot stronger than me. He lifts 35 lbs dumbbells while I can only work with 15 lbs, 20 at the most. I can get...

GenericDude‎, 01-21-2019 04:00 PM
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Just got gyno surgery (PICS) Ask me about it

What’s up fellas, after putting on mass throughout my years and getting lean, I always had ****ty gyno that always lurked around. Got a great job now and decided to bite the bullet on gyno surgery. My doc was Dr. Ereso out in the Bay Area of CA. Cost me $6000 after everything, 100% out of...

komapOB‎, 07-06-2019 07:05 PM
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6 motivational quotes by Mahatma Gandhi for the day

Abstinence is forgiveness only when there is power to punish; it is meaningless when it pretends to proceed from a helpless creature. The best way of losing a cause is to abuse your opponent and to trade upon his weakness. Action for one’s own self binds, action for the sake of others...

manas794‎, Yesterday 01:57 PM
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Losing weight, but not gaining muscle - Frustrated

I have been working out since March and although my weight dropped from 95 kg (209 lbs) to 82 kg (180 lbs), I do not see much muscle gain. Workout is 5 days a week with 2 days off in between, in this order: Legs / Chest / Off / Back & Abs / Delts / Arms / Off Workout tends to focus on...

krude0‎, 07-14-2019 10:52 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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Angry Steroid discussion will get you banned

So I started off the gym at around 10 stone exactly, in January 2017. I was 'lightly bulking' on and off until August 2018 where I decided to up my calories by a lot and eat 5-6 meals a day. I went from around 75kg to 92kg by May 2019 this year, when I decided I should probably cut for my holiday...

officialtezla‎, 07-17-2019 06:15 AM
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Question Why do you lift?

Seriously, what got you started and what originally motivated you to start left weights? Do you ever look around the gym at the other brahs lifting and wonder if anyone has a similar story? When I was a freshman in high school I was tall and skinny as hell. I took the weight training elective,...

YoSiBuff‎, 06-30-2019 11:55 PM
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Finally joined the 1000lb club! (big three lifts totalling 1000lbs)

bit.ly/2X4uq5E (proof) 125kg bench press 180kg squat 160kg deadlifts 465kg = 1025 lbs!

keemstarsucks‎, 07-01-2019 02:16 AM
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Managing Time Better

Hi All, With varying degrees of attempts, I've joined the gym but I've found my progress to be somewhat stagnant. I've noticed some positive changes (Lifts gone up) yet I struggle to keep a routine and have missed scheduled sessions by being just generally lost for motivation. Bit of recent...

Professor1234‎, 06-30-2019 03:03 PM
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Did your hands grow past 18?

Just wondering whether anybody here had any substantial growth in their hands after the age of 18. I'm currently 18 and my hands are quite small, about average for a girl apparently, according to Wikipedia. I know I'm done growing height wise but I still have some filling out left, dad weighs...

coleb111‎, 05-11-2011 06:30 PM
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Top 5 Positive Quotes by Roy T. Bennett

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” ― Roy T. Bennett “Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” ―...

manas794‎, 07-09-2019 12:16 AM
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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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Top 5 success quotes for the day

“I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.” ― Herbert Bayard Swope “If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.” ― W.C. Fields “Try not to become a man...

manas794‎, 07-09-2019 12:19 AM
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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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Some fitness Motivation Tips

1. Find the reasons for your fitness motivation 2. Focus on positivity  3.Track your progress 4. Take small steps for fitness motivation 5. Focus on how it makes you feel 6. Find a workout buddy

derrysegar‎, 07-09-2019 04:47 AM
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Top 5 Life lesson quotes for the day

I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't. ― Marilyn Monroe And once the storm is over, you won’t remember...

manas794‎, 07-05-2019 02:51 AM
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5 motivational saying from Bollywood movie Chak De India

You can close your eyes if you can't bear to see it. I want to see everything. Do not attack opposing team's goal, but in their minds you will win the goal automatically. Team need only those players who first play for India, then for their teammates and then if they hav any life left, for...

manas794‎, 07-08-2019 12:38 AM
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Motivational quote for the day

“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” ― Marilyn Monroe

manas794‎, 07-07-2019 04:27 AM
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Motivational Quote

Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely. ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

manas794‎, 07-05-2019 10:24 AM
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A motivational quote by Abraham Lincoln

Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.

manas794‎, 07-04-2019 10:11 AM
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5 motivational quotes by Abraham Lincoln

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. If you once forfeit the confidence of your...

manas794‎, 07-03-2019 03:46 PM
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RIP my excuses

Hello, I am on here because I am looking for support and a community. I am 26 soon to be 27. Where do I want to take my health? I want to be healthy like I was in the past - that's about 9 years ago. I want to be able to run and feel strong, and not have back pain and foot and knee pain, and...

BrotherHassan‎, 07-03-2019 01:44 PM
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Another Thread Asking How Can I Stay motivated or Disciplined Enough To Achieve

I've looked at other threads and the advice in those threads resonated with me for a few days but then I just go back to my ways. I've tried everything... The only thing that has stuck for me is mini habits but progress was too slow for me with mini habits. When I try to set out to do 1 hour of...

Boss7894‎, 07-01-2019 07:26 AM
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