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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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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: 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 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: 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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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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People who have tried multiple times to lose weight, was there a eureka moment?

Hey all, my very first post here so please excuse my formatting :) So as per title, I'm sure a lot of us who struggled with losing weight over the years has tried multiple times to do it, through either fad dieting, putting strain on your body by exercising too hard too fast or by motivating...

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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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Exclamation Advice please - What to do

Hi all, I have a genuine question for a more biased audience. I was 116kg / 255lbs in July 2020, height of the pandemic, since this time I have managed to get to 93kg / 205lbs. My wife supported my diet, I bought a few supplements and I consistently trained. My best lifts were conv...

Fattofitukk‎, 11-27-2021 12:47 PM
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Unhappy Been working out 3.5 months strong for the first time in my life, losing motivation

Hello! I am a teenager who has struggled with trying to be active for my entire life. One day I decided that I was done being skinny-fat and wanted to workout and feel better about myself (and maybe actually impress some girls for once). First time I seriously tried running on the treadmill I...

Ranka99‎, 06-27-2021 02:08 PM
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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Fitness Express Workout

I was wondering if anyone could post the full workout from the said video? Like the full exercises and reps he had everyone do that was in the video.

CBStrong‎, 10-24-2021 09:06 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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Unhappy Back in the gym after Covid

Hi Guys, Before Covid I consistently went to the gym 5/6 days a week. Because of Covid I haven't been to the gym since March 2020 and have only started going again this week. I'm motivated, however I feel like i'm starting again from scratch as all my strength gains have literally vanished. Will...

joshvargass‎, 06-23-2021 09:18 AM
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Your Never Too Tired!!

Yes, Or just take more caffeine lol

sonofthedragon‎, 12-05-2021 09:02 PM
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Thumbs up best quote i have ever came across - muhammad ali

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life"

Ethan7620‎, 12-03-2021 11:38 AM
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Balancing social life & the fitness lifestyle, how do some of you do it?

I'm aware of many who goes from the club to the gym, and to the gym from the club, I wish to know how the hell do I balance out my social life with my fitness goals??? Seriously, I'm lacking a balance here.

saint sinner x‎, 09-07-2010 12:35 AM
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Arrow motivation music for workout

Personal favorite songs and tunes for that extra boost

JayAva‎, 12-05-2021 10:07 AM
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Thumbs up best quote i have ever came across

“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it — then I can achieve it.”

Ethan7620‎, 12-02-2021 07:01 AM
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Best ERP for Small Gym Businesses

Wanted to manage your gym business in a professional manner ERP for small business will find that ERP software is affordable to adopt and implement for both cloud as-well-as on-premise solutions due to the nature of SaaS market. For more information, Visit Cinntra Website.

Cinntra‎, 12-02-2021 02:42 AM
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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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Working Out Feels Like A Chore. How Do I Break The Cycle?

Hi, I Started working out when I was about 14 years old, I fell in love with working out and would work out anywhere from 5 to 7 days a week. This had continued all the way up until around 19 years old, this is when college started getting really stressful, I had gained about 30 pounds of fat,...

theibros‎, 08-20-2021 06:51 PM
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VR and exercise

Over the past 6 months I have dropped 40 pounds while also doing 4x the amount of weight in the gym than when I first started. I'm currently a student, and with COVID-19 many of my forms of exercise got cut out and I lost motivation which ended in my weight gain. The hardest thing for me was...

Johnatham‎, 07-05-2021 09:34 PM
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3 months at gym and still feeling frustrated

Hello! Alex here. So I'm 40 and three months ago I probably took the best decision in my life in commiting myself to stay fit and strong. Despite my age I feel very well, full of energy and my diet rocks (I managed to lose about 45lbs in the last year), I learned to count proteins, calories and I...

user6SDTFRQKHO4‎, 11-29-2021 04:47 PM
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I've lost 40 pounds, how do I stay motivated?

I was 250 at my heaviest, I have now lost 40 pounds and I am 210, I would like to be at least 30 pounds lighter... It's just getting so hard to keep up with my weight loss.. lately all I want to do is eat and eat and eat.. before I was able to control myself but for some reason or another I'm...

userFJMSIXHVXKV‎, 10-18-2021 09:47 PM
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Love

Love can motivate 😘😘

Bisayangdako‎, 11-28-2021 10:20 AM
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I've lost the battle

Hello everyone I'm new on here and I'm just looking for people going through the same thing as in struggling with their weight or has struggle with their weight. I use to weigh up to 400 in the past and got down to 290ish, but let's, just say depression and PTSD got worse over time. Now I've pretty...

CowboySpike34‎, 11-09-2021 11:53 AM
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Not sure if I lift enough for my age?

So Im 18 years old but I’m only 5”8 and weigh 9 stone. I lifted 90kg today and that was the second time I have ever deadlifted (last year also 90). I was wondering if this was poor for my age and weight? it felt a little underwhelming because my friends are younger than me and do around 110. I...

JM12332‎, 11-02-2021 07:23 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 fianc, 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 10:50 AM
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Keep your head up and never give up.

Hi guys.. Felt like sharing my thoughts with you'll. It's never easy to get to the top,to be what you wanna be.There gonna be setbacks, failure,loss of focus and many more challenges.. But the only way to get back on your feet and be whole again is to keep your head up.. Know the reason why you...

Lildeejah‎, 10-21-2021 03:10 AM
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Thumbs up my 90 day at home transformation

i got me some cheap bench a barbell some weights and multifunction machine for my Garage for very cheap on those buy used websites here what i managed to get in 3 months youtube.com/watch?v=T8iDq623y_w Hope this inspires some of you =) any...

RazorRoses‎, 04-01-2021 01:16 AM
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Smile Motivational Exercise Quotes

“The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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