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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 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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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: 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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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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Smile 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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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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Question Do you prefer gym is dead or busy?

Just wondering...

gfocker‎, 07-03-2016 03:42 PM
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Thumbs up Best Motivation Video 2012

Why not just post something you like? i do! bPHv7L02dHI Some Of MY Fav Workout Music!

BigBodyguard‎, 01-29-2012 03:49 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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How long does it take to get a bodybuilders body?

How long does it realistically take? I'm not saying like Jay Culter body I'm saying like those in Men's health even, yeah lets lower our expectation! I'm an ecto or a hardgainer I don't know how to call myself these days but I remember on one of gyms that I entered they have this fancy equipment...

kris2pe‎, 10-27-2011 09:58 AM
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I quit drinking, for ever!

I wanted to start this thread for a little motivation to not drink again. I will update my progress as the weeks/months go on with honest feedback from the weekends events. Reasons: -Legal troubles in the past. -I'm newly married and if I want to have a healthy relationship with my wife I can...

TNetz‎, 08-17-2009 09:41 AM
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how long will it take me to see big results?

im doing a 3 day on 1 day off program with weights and running. im hitting the weights really hard for every set. i do 2 body parts everyday with a little bit of abs thrown in. my diets not that good but i take protein and multis and some preworkouts. i know its all about diet and everything but...

mrdelvecio‎, 04-10-2011 06:19 AM
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Hip/Hop/Rap Music Only, what get's you hype in the gym?

Hip/Hop/Rap only Just trying to see what's in your mp3/ipod. I'd like to hear what you bangin' while hitting the weights hard or cardio.

audieswu‎, 03-07-2010 06:06 PM
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Arrow OBF FAMILY MOTIVATIONAL/RECOMP THREAD (Everyone is welcome/NON-OBF Sponsored)

For those of you that dont know us- this thread was opened via request from the contestants of the current ****Official "OBF" 2010 SPECTACULAR SPRING CONTEST**** so we not only can continue to support each other as our challenge comes to an end in the Ofiicial OBF Thread, but also so we can...

MsTropix‎, 06-26-2010 01:23 PM
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Back to the gym after 5 month layoff...muscle memory??

Day 0 (July 29, 2012) – Weight: 182lbs Tomorrow I am heading back in to the gym after an almost five month layoff from the gym due a sudden break up that resulted me losing my fiancé, being laid off just prior to the break up and as well as my gym closing down for good all in the same week....

thagkib‎, 07-29-2012 09:50 AM
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Bodybuild3's Thread Database + Vent/Advice/Chat Thread! (Help)(Improvement Crew)

Self Improvement Thread Database + Venting/Advice/Chat Thread This thread will be used to keep my help threads in one area. I am awaiting the response for a mod in aiding me with updating this OP so all the threads stay in the OP. As I said, this'll be for my help threads and I will probably...

Bodybuild3‎, 09-21-2013 05:20 PM
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Cool Best Motivational Workout music??!!

What are your best motivational songs, tracks, mixes when your killin it in the gym?? Techno, Metal, Trance, Rap??? Personly im reppin the Techno/trance post ur fave vids, ANYTHING is welcome!!!!

SeanMcKay93‎, 05-17-2012 09:52 AM
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Ultimate Hip-Hop/Rap pump up songs

Here are some of the best pump songs I've found. Ill be updating this list according of what you guys like and dislike. =) 1. Numb/Encore Be somebody. Fort Minor Linkin Park hArrJGCwb6I other mixes of Numb/Encore http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubBttGY5Okg...

AlexBB‎, 04-03-2010 02:31 PM
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The Story of CT Fletcher. Very motivational

x5xXsdWRaFw CT is a beast. Its my motivation before I hit the gym

Nerol316‎, 01-20-2013 09:10 AM
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15 inch biceps good?

6"5 248lbs been lifting for 3 1/2 months just measured my biceps and there 15 inches is that decent? They still have alot more work to go to be very defined and all but I'm kinda happy with the progress.

bradleydan‎, 11-19-2011 02:40 PM
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how to bulk up without getting big fat tummy .. :(

every time i start to eat to gain weight ... most of it comes on my stomach... instead of other areas, inspite of working hard in gym with a pre work out, still it comes on my stomach more.. just in 3 weeks, all my abbs r gone... what to do ?? so that i gain more on body parts rather then on my...

heynce‎, 06-11-2011 09:44 AM
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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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Biceps won't grow

So I started my "journey" at the end of March. I workout 5 days a week, and eat a great bodybuilding diet every day. I'm getting the proper amount of protein, good fats, carbs, etc. Everything is growing EXCEPT my biceps! The one muscle I want to grow the most has done absolutely nothing for 1-2...

caustin1986‎, 04-25-2011 08:50 PM
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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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Leg Day Motivator!

How often do you see those guys at the gym that are constantly training their chest and arms. Eventually those individuals become topheavy and have to resort to wearing pants to the gym everyday to cover up their chicken legs. The fact of the matter is, guys typically do not enjoy training their...

DarrenConroy‎, 01-22-2012 02:18 PM
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Bodybuilding/Powerlifting Motivational Thread

Here we go. Post videos, pics, workout routine, diet, music, anything related to lifting weights that help motivate you. We will start with the greatest weightlifting video of all time. PZ8lOzK0I7o

bigbeezy‎, 01-22-2009 06:55 AM
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top 10 gym pump up songs

heres mine. lucozade ad with hot roller skate bishes n3m-GFvBpIg&feature=BFa&list=FL8tGaRkNlc38&index=3 after watching southpark where cartmans fights a midget this song was playing. L78yVFeyvRo&feature=BFa&list=FL8tGaRkNlc38&index=7 dmx self explanatory ...

rtljmc17‎, 05-21-2011 04:47 AM
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Benefits to taking a week off

Aside from giving your body a rest, I've heard that if you take a week off and return to the gym , you feel stronger. Is this just a mental thing?

Odulo‎, 07-16-2012 05:12 AM
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