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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: ***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 06:19 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 03:50 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 11:38 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 04:03 PM
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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 08:35 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 05:00 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 09:12 AM
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Made a bet to keep me motivated

Long time lurker. Decided to join the forums to help keep myself accountable. After a bad year last year I decided to get back in the gym when they opened here in November. Lifted doing compounds 3-4x a week and noticed muscles coming back (muscle memory is great). But I’ve still been stressed...

808Handyman‎, 03-02-2021 03:38 PM
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Arrow Weight Trainer from Greece

Hello, after all these years of reading these forums I would like to introduce you myself. Im Tony from Greece and Im 22. Im a weight trainer & fitness instructor. In my free time I read a lot of books and I am a big fan of Batman comics :D Right now I am studying to be a nutritionist and one day I...

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Question Strong physically, but not mentally. Wwyd?

For the past few months I've tried to be consistent, sticking to a daily routine of getting up at 6AM for a walk, then heading back home for breakfast/shower/etc, and then to the gym at around 8:30. Through doing this I've dramatically increased my strength, as well as my motivation to get other...

aidenm8‎, 03-04-2021 07:13 PM
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Unhappy Lockdown motivation...

can anybody recommend how to break the not being motivated due to gyms being closed on this 3rd lockdown. It just isn't the same. I am so blahhh

stonewench‎, 02-17-2021 06:14 PM
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Thumbs up Lose 4 kg fat gain 4 kg muscle

Hi. So to reach my goal I need to lose 4 kg fat and gain 4 kg muscle. My equipment is kettlebells, 12 kg and 16 kg. I warmup until sweating with one handed snatches using the 12 kg I do feel pain in my forearms during warmup. After warming up I do one handed kettlebell dead snatches or...

pepsiboy93‎, 01-31-2021 12:01 PM
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How can I get over fear of going to the gym?

I'm a young guy and I'm very skinny. I've thought about going to the gym, but I can never seem to get over the fear of being the smallest person, having people give me looks for being super skinny and talking about it. What could I do about this? What has helped you in the past?

Zephyr01‎, 09-08-2020 06:52 PM
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Any nostalgic things that you look to for motivation?

To clear up the title a bit more, is there anything that you remember using to motivate yourself that still stands out to you today or that you maybe even still use for motivation today? For me, I'll always remember a certain video that's a clip of Jocko Willink makes the point to take the things...

NoExcusesWhyNot‎, 01-19-2021 04:38 PM
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[HELP] FLEX WHEELER & CHRIS CORMIER motivation video lost?

Hi Used to post here 2008-2011. Time has really unfolded. Nothing tragic but after lockdown I have no drive and way out of shape (Psychology is massive in bodybuilding). Me and my friend are looking for a video that was circulating around those years. FLEX WHEELER & CHRIS CORMIER...

T0BYw‎, 01-09-2021 05:58 AM
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Motivational Song

What is your song for the exercise mine is BELIEVER!!

Ksteevyla‎, 12-01-2020 05:45 PM
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Can i get this bodybuilder's name?

i wanna know his name. thanks~

loveteachers‎, 12-27-2020 03:18 AM
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Cool (real motivation- body building

Hi everyone

ishy876‎, 02-12-2021 08:10 AM
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Should you start lifting?

Hello everyone, my name is Jonah. This is my first post I will be making on this website, and this is the first time I have really ever been on this site. I'm on here after watching the Zyzz documentary and finding out he was on bodybuilding.com when he started out. I thought perhaps that you guys...

workingondying‎, 11-10-2020 07:38 PM
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27 yo male, low T (335 ng/dl)

hey guys, 27 yo male here with 335 ng/dl testosterone. I am looking for any and all kinds of options and suggestions on how to fix this. I am open to trt, sarms, roids, I would love some guidance from dudes who have been in this miserable hole and fixed this problem. Bit about me....I am 5'10,...

RodyChodes‎, 02-03-2021 08:14 AM
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Question Lifters who draw/paint/design

Hey everyone! My name is Levi, I'm the head of content at bodybuilding.com. I'm starting this thread because I'm interested in finding out if any of you lifters and fitness junkies also are artists, and if your two passions ever intersect? Do you create art that has a fitness or physique theme? ...

levibett‎, 02-08-2021 10:27 AM
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The ultimate resource is RESOURCEFULNESS!

The powerful people in the world couldn't get the resources they need so they become RESOURCEFUL... You may not always get what you need, but YOU are always what you need!

Belovedfemi‎, 01-28-2021 03:49 PM
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Stay positive, negativity kills performance.

iU40ik5br_4 Watch this video alot of people don't realise just how important staying positive is to achieving goals or winning. Ya gotta succeed/win in your mind first, make your mind strong.

Lolzords‎, 06-09-2014 03:52 AM
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At what point!

'Don't stop trying' so they say. Some say 'keep grinding'. Others, 'keep pushing' , 'keep at it' and several 'keep, don't never...'and so on. AT WHAT POINT can someone give up after several trying and keeping at it, with absolutely no fruition? Guys I really need responses, it's really...

Belovedfemi‎, 01-30-2021 06:00 AM
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Unhappy Can't reach my goals,im giving up

I was inspired by a friend who got tons of attention from females(thanks to his physique)to start lifting.And I started weightlifting,everything was going great and then BANG 2 herniated discs ended up with microdisectomy.Fast forward started weightlifting again knowing the risk about re herniating...

pank434‎, 11-10-2016 04:47 PM
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Talking motivation of the day

Do you believe in yourself? your greatest strength comes from within !! How strong have you been? stop and think and see if you are living the way you dreamed, if you don't get up and look for change now, don't wait until tomorrow, be better than yesterday and my better than today.

jvsm040901‎, 12-26-2020 11:44 AM
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welcome here

hi, good to see all of you

mohsinnoman‎, 01-06-2021 12:20 AM
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Help

So I tried going to the gym like 100 times but I always get bored and don't have any more motivation after a week or soo,it's really frustrating beacuse I lose a lot of money when I get a 30 day subrcription and go 10 days

akozmey‎, 01-27-2021 05:08 AM
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Song suggestions?

I listen to rap, mainly new and some old. and lots of rock. I like songs that make you wanna run through a wall. I like all types as long as it gets you going. Some of my favorites for example are just a dream by nelly, how you remind me by nickel back,somewhere I belong by linkin park. Some rap I...

recorb‎, 06-18-2019 11:28 PM
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How to be patient?

I need to lose about 70 pounds, but its very difficult for me to be patient. I can go to the gym and have the best workout of my life and clean up my diet and the next week i will still look the same. When i am at the gym i can't help but look at all the fit people and all the negative thoughts...

Maher19800‎, 01-06-2020 10:34 AM
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Question Who motivated you to get into lifting?

What motivated you to get into lifting? For me, it was probably my gym teacher in HS, but beyond that, there's been tons of other influences on me. Who got you to get into lifting?

RoastedZombies‎, 09-24-2019 04:01 AM
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So if you stop lifting all the workout you did is for nothing?

After stopping lifting you lose the strength and muscles you gained right?

CrestfallenGuy‎, 02-12-2019 05:57 AM
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