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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: 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 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 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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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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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: ***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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From 28% to 12% BF - 21 month transformation

I posted a similar thread over in one of the other forums. But for all of you who question your ability to do this, this skinny-fat 41 year old did it...

neverbeenalone‎, 10-16-2017 11:01 AM
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Arrow 12 Week Body Transformation - Motivation

12 Week Body Transformation - Motivation! If anyone is on a fat loss period and struggling to find motivation, STICK WITH IT! In the end it will all be worth it and going back into a lean bulking phase will make all the difference! There will be days you feel down, flat and weak... PUSH...

HJEvans22‎, 10-11-2017 11:55 PM
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I'm losing my discipline

HEy guys. One year ago i weighed 110 KG, I was determined to lose them all and now I'm at 68 kg I managed to eat healthy and have one cheat day in 2 weeks. However lately, I feel like im losing my track. Instead of hitting the gym 4 times a week I'm going for two times. Instead of having 1...

Mjackson12‎, Yesterday 01:30 PM
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Feeling so stuck. Over obsessing and over training. Please help!!!

Hi guys I am a 22 year old guy, I have been training for around 6-7 years now, and I currently feel like I'm stuck at a point where I feel completely worn down. I used to struggle with being obsessive about the gym, my body image, and food - however, when I went away to university, I began to...

DanL23‎, 10-19-2017 04:42 AM
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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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Arrow whenever you quit

whenever you quit, think of the reason why you started it. whenever you quit, think of those who'll be affected. whenever you quit, think if it's the ending you've seen from the beginning.

fullestlife‎, 10-20-2017 08:06 AM
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I'm motivated but despondent

Always dissatisfied with my progress considering the time, effort and knowledge I have. Putting on muscle to a point is not an issue, but I'm always at high fat percentage so not vascular and aesthetic. Stuck in that bulky look to dyel if I stop training. The depressing thing is I first...

Gios‎, 10-04-2017 06:44 AM
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Should I continue the grind?

Hello everyone! So, should I continue my grind? I’ve been lifting for roughly 5 years now( I’m 24) and have transformed my body and mind in a great way. I’ve gained nearly 30 pounds of muscle and couldn’t be happier with my results. Now that I’m older and have a real job and responsibilities...

rpacella13‎, 10-19-2017 12:49 PM
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Looking for nutrition motivation

Hi all, new to the forum. I am 24, overweight and in the process of getting back in shape for the long haul. I have a goal to drop about 30 lbs of fat overtime. I've been working out steadily past two months now that I got back into the habit of things. I know looking in the mirror should be...

Rebuilt3‎, 10-18-2017 01:30 PM
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Exclamation I can't quit smoking. Please help a fellow BB'er!

Greetings, fellow brothers and sisters of iron! I need your advice and expertise. So, I've been smoking actively for 10 years, give or take. 1-2 packs a week. I quit, was smoke free for 1 year, but keep going back.. Only smoke 1, maybe 2 cigarettes a week at this point, been like this for a...

ObscureFIT‎, 08-02-2017 05:49 PM
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Talking I'm tired of being lazy, time for a change

For the last 6 months or so, I've fallen into a deep depression and I've let my life crumble: I've stopped working out and gone back to my skinny body, I haven't cleaned my room in ages, I haven't been taking care of myself physically and mentally, and I haven't been doing anything to improve my...

ahmedap‎, 10-09-2017 11:41 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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Unhappy Lacking Motivation

Hi everyone, I been working out since last December, but I got a lung infection and had to miss a few months of training and now I'm really finding hard to get the motivation to go. Could anyone give me a few tips to find the motivation again please 😊

GreenMafia087‎, 10-16-2017 06:54 AM
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how do i sort my body out?

I am currently 165 pounds 12.8 stone and 13 perecent body fat do I cut or bulk? mind in two places reason for this post is its on my mind a lot any one got any suggestions?

callum132‎, 10-15-2017 04:21 PM
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Motivation - Become a Legend?

Do you need motivation? Progress to become a Legend! You have 100 seconds to make as many repetitions as possible in each event. (never drop the weight when you rest only in deadlift) Event 1: Squat (100% of bodyweight for woman and 150% for men) Event 2: Benchpress (70% of bodyweight for...

rookievestin‎, 10-16-2017 06:27 AM
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Need a jump start

So I have been wanting to get back into working out. I'll be honest I haven't seriously lifted weight since probably 08/09. I was really into it saw good results. Family, life, work got in the way and haven't done it since. My thing is I want to start one of jim Stoppanis programs but I don't know...

smitty8202‎, 10-16-2017 06:08 AM
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Thumbs down general lack of motivation while working out

Lost it. I had it once, but something happened where I no longer am enthusiastic about working out. I complete maybe 4 or 5 different exercises and basically just go through the motions. the fire is no longer there. Just got a promotion at work, so I should be feeling really good while working...

RJ1129‎, 10-16-2017 04:47 AM
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Changes in attractiveness- and your Psychology keeping up. (PLEASE READ WHOLE POST)

From the age of 15-19 I was slim, then around 19-24 I gained weight and started fluctuating, but I was always in a range between borderline-overweight to at my worst I was not too far away from being obese. Recently (within the last few months) I went from borderline overweight, to OK shape- I lost...

Tridentuk91‎, 10-12-2017 09:53 AM
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How to stay motivated during injury watching your hard work wasting away

Hi, Due to injury I have been unable to train legs since march, and while I was originally convinced I could get back to training rather quickly and would not lose all my progress I find myself stuck in a slump. It took me exceptionally long to get diagnosed correctly. The current diagnose is a...

Blend‎, 08-21-2017 12:30 PM
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Talking THE PA's ROAD TO STRONGMAN

The PA life has consumed me....so far. My training went out the window, my eating habits were not as solid, I didn't get the macros I needed and really disregarded taking my supps. But that's yesterday, and the past 9 months have really taken a toll on my body. Sure I've gained weight, sure I've...

cmckay13‎, 10-14-2017 04:47 PM
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Tricep snapping, losing motivation

Any helpful words or even advice for tricep snapping? I've tried most everything and have spent a lot of research on fixing it with no success. My chest day has hit a total wall from it and just seems to get worse, to the point where I dread working on chest/tris.

amills2015‎, 10-15-2017 10:18 AM
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Exclamation Need Help

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is Cris, but you can call me Fallen. I am new to this forum. I need help! I am 22 years old and weigh around 355lbs or approx. 160.7kg and I am 5'10", which makes my BMI at 50.7, yikes! I am trying to lose weight and realize it is too hard to do it alone. I need...

crismart95‎, 10-12-2017 12:09 PM
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Unhappy Lost all my gains for no apparent reason - what gives!?

Hi guys, Ive been lifting weight for about 4 months. Im an ecto, so was doing everything by the book: tracking my calories; being in calorific surplus to put on lean gains; tracking my weight; performing exercises with correct form etc... I was starting to see results and people (who didnt...

johntuffnell‎, 10-05-2017 12:17 AM
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Smile TODAY! I start my journey

I get discouraged easily. Especially, when the workout do not give an alternative. Example: Pull ups, my gym does not have a pull up bar and I am not good with them. Also, I am back from double knee surgery.

BillOliv‎, 10-11-2017 11:58 AM
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Unhappy Depression during and immediately after working out?

It's been a rough couple of months for me and I'm getting back into lifting after about a month of a hiatus. Long story short I had a terrible falling out with my girlfriend, who was also my best friend - additionally I've moved to a new post (military) and am pretty much alone for the next two...

BetaSwimmer‎, 09-25-2017 07:24 PM
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