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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: 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: 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 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: ***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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What's your workout music of choice?

Pour moi, it's the Conan the Barbarian soundtrack. LOVE it.

drkstar00‎, 09-06-2020 01:59 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 05:52 PM
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How are you staying motivated with all the gyms closed

How are you doing guys?

looxmaxer‎, 03-30-2020 04:04 PM
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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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Thumbs up Preworkout Motivation

Yeah

savagemotive‎, 07-25-2020 11:36 PM
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Anyone else been feeling crappy this week too?

My world is physically falling apart but what is getting me harder than anything this week is insomnia, anyone else feeling this too just lately?

BornagaininUES‎, 09-10-2020 09:29 AM
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Talking any thoughts about my situation?

Hello. I am 19 years old and I wanted to tell you my situation. I have been feeling restless, very agitated, constantly in tension. I have stupid thoughts and im like beating someone all the time. I don't know what causes this feeling, but it's permanent. Emotionally, im with my girlfriend for a...

ionut172‎, 09-07-2020 06:42 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 04:57 AM
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My first post...I need some help, please.

Name's Phil, I'm 29. I was an active kid, but got hurt so bad I spent the majority of my twenties trying to get back on my feet before daring to hit the gym like I did when I was in high school. In the past year or more I lost 70 lbs... I was 5'8, 208, small frame, disgusting. Still feel...

philiptraum‎, 06-13-2020 10:50 PM
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Most peoples before pictures are my ‘after’ goals

Jeez its depressing when people show before and after pics and id settle for the before!! I type this between sets as i push up a puny weight with puny arms 😂 I guess thats what I get for eating a truck load of bread and chocolate for two decades.

TooTallOver40‎, 08-17-2020 04:48 AM
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Getting Your Drive Back After No Lifting Since March

Have not lifted at all since March when they closed all the gyms. Had nothing at home so the only lifting I did was body weight stuff. That lasted for about a month and half. But I have been walking 2 miles or riding my bike almost every day. Recently I finally managed to get a bench and some...

mvitz‎, 08-27-2020 11:35 AM
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Unhappy Workout consistency not like before

Hey guys! ever since the pandemic we all know that gym and other fitness centres have been closed and have yet to be opened in my place. I was an enthusiast in both dieting as well as working out and was going in a good path ever since the lock down. Now when i want to go back to the my fitness...

Cooper15596‎, 08-10-2020 02:02 AM
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Training while grieving?

My mother and grandmother both died, and I haven’t been able to bring myself to train at all the last few days... not even simple low intensity quick sessions. How can I bring myself to train? I don’t want to lose gains I worked years for. Thanks.

skibbidy1234‎, 07-29-2020 02:29 PM
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My top 12 most motivational music videos

My top 12 best motivational music videos I have ever found:... 1) Best of the best 2) The Champion by Carrie Underwood 3) Push it to the Limit by Corbin Bleu 4) Go for the Gold by Sequl 5) You're the Best Around by Joe Esposito 6) Rise by Katy Perry 7) Stronger by Kelly Clarkson 8)...

Faithbuilders‎, 07-22-2020 02:17 PM
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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 03:01 AM
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Intensity is gone

For the past year I have probably missed 6 months of training, because of moving abroad and the pandemic. I have stagnated, I am very motivated to start again once my quarantine ends in 2 weeks. All of my lifts have stagnated, but there seems to be a bigger underlying problem. I have always enjoyed...

nikola1808‎, 08-15-2020 11:46 AM
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Just getting started but need a goal/competition/aim.

Hi folks. I’m training 3 times a week with my trainer and loving it. Lifting weights helps fight depression and it’s the best thing that’s happened to me. I’m looking for some sort of competition or transformation challenge that I want to enter though. I’m a tub right now but I’ve cleaned up my...

ResidentEden‎, 08-16-2020 01:28 PM
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For All Of My Consistent BodyBuilders What Does It Feel Like?

How and what does it feel like to consistently be healthy and go to the gym consistently? This for people to know what it takes!

Toby1950‎, 07-23-2020 01:33 AM
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Unhappy Foot Surgery Monday

Hello all I am going to have foot surgery on my right foot this Monday April 22, 2013. It is to repair a "flat/ broken" arch. I will not be able to put weight on the foot for six (6) weeks. Needless to say, it has "shot" my motivation. I understand the need for the surgery. My foot is...

kwettig‎, 04-18-2013 11:42 AM
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Medium Rotator Cuff Tear

Medium Rotator Cuff Tears Hey BB.com I hope everyone’s doing alright with what’s happening with the world right now! I’ve recently sustained a partial thickness supraspinatus rotator cuff tear in my right shoulder, it’s about 3cm and classed as a medium tear. I’m rather fit and young, non...

Erros26‎, 07-22-2020 02:26 AM
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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 09:34 AM
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Need help

I am in a serious long rut. I was not always fat but now am at like 315 at 6’4”. I can get briefly inspired by seeing what others have accomplished. I have been this way for a while now and forgot what it is like to go after a goal. I think part of me really doubts that I can get in shape. I...

Nightfly‎, 07-09-2020 08:14 AM
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Smile Training addict to no motivation

Hey everyone. Wondering if anyone has been or is in the same boat I was. I was a gym/fitness addict for about 10 years , train everyday and time I could. I said I would never stop doing it. Anyway in 2017 just happened to fall out of love for it, it felt like a chor and just got bored what...

rowland18‎, 07-03-2020 06:32 PM
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Staying Motivated When Exhausted From Full Time Job

Hello, I'm pretty new to this forum. I've lurked for a while but just recently created an account. I've been trying to get more into health and fitness since I know that I need a lifestyle change. I work at an office for 8 hrs every day and I think it's starting to have its toll on me. You would...

BarneyBunch‎, 06-28-2018 01:38 PM
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Any stories of Achievement despite being in a comfortable or wealthy environment?

Hello maybe this thread can be motivating to someone. I need stories or names of people succeeding at a goal that required hard work despite coming from/being born in a middle class/wealthy family or extremely comfortable environment. I always see people coming from humble beginnings working...

Toby1950‎, 06-28-2020 05:47 PM
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