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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 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: 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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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: 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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Noob gains possible at 30 years old?

So I’ve been lifting weights on and off since I was about 20 years old. I’m now 30. I’ve never really taking it too serious with a program and real progression on all my lifts. I’ve literally lifted with improper training over the last decade off and on. Probably a total of 3 years or so...

sabith88‎, Yesterday 02:10 PM
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In need of a strategy to get back on track

Hi All, (M) 6"1 and around 265lbs. I began training about 3 years ago when i was 300lbs, i dropped down to about 240lbs at my lowest but ive since packed on a decent amount of muscle through training and then competing in powerlifting. (480 S, 280 B, 525 D) and some light strongman training (Mostly...

jpjapers‎, 09-09-2019 05:25 AM
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Post your natural transformations

I need some motivation while im cutting for the first time Doesnt have to be from overweight to slim

wreccani96‎, 09-11-2019 07:09 AM
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How to know if your training hard enough?

When I’m in the gym I do 3-4 sets of 8-12 reps. 3-4 exercises per muscle. I wait 1 minute between sets and do supersets once a week per Muscle, and dropsets once a week per Muscle. I don’t make noise or slam dumbbells around. Arnold says he only counted reps when it started hurting. Lou Ferringo...

jon6a‎, 07-29-2019 04:59 AM
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Broke Neck in January / Need Help / Post Injury Motivation Gone :(

I’m 29, I’ve been bodybuilding for the past 5 years and had a freak accident in the gym which led to a broken neck. For those who’re curious it was caused by a machine failure and I had a 315lb smith machine bar fall on my C5; but I’ve recovered to the best of my ability now I’m just trying to...

woodsboy‎, 07-29-2019 10:30 PM
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Talking Biggest compliments that I get for my physique... and yours?

My biggest compliment was from guy, who I was talking before a concert... We were chating, he mentioned that he served at the military for a short period of time. He unexpectedly asked: "And were do you belong?" I didn't get it how does he mean, so I asked back. He said: "Where do you...

Akos89‎, 09-03-2019 01:50 AM
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Cool Tracking your lifts effectively!

I'd just like to share an app that I've been working on over the last 6-8 months and after lots of research, development and planning, I released it last week. We all know how important it is to track our workouts. This app is the most simple yet powerful experience you'll ever get in terms of...

alanmontgomery‎, 09-07-2019 05:02 AM
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How do you deal with coworkers talking you down?

So my goal is not to become a big body builder or super-strong in any exercise, I work out regularly with weights and do calisthenics, and in times where progress is difficult to achieve due to circumstances I just focus on regularity and consistency. It's a major part of my lifestyle because of...

swolebob‎, 09-04-2019 09:36 AM
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Success Quote By Winston Churchill

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ― Winston S. Churchill

manas794‎, 09-02-2019 07:17 AM
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Angry Genetics > hard work

I've been doing this for about 3 years now and I'm 100% certain that I've done everything correctly. I researched bodybuilding for weeks, focused on a realistic goal, got the necessary help from actual experts and worked my ass off to get where I am now. I was truly proud of myself for about a...

foolmeonce‎, 09-01-2019 06:44 AM
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Life Change Needed

Hello everyone my name is Alex Tyer. I'm a 18 year old 300LB teen who has struggled with obesity my whole life. I won't try and hide the fact that I brought the struggle upon myself. I've gone through health phases and wrestled all through highschool and picked up some horrible habits along the...

TyerIsTop‎, 08-31-2019 08:41 AM
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How to get over ex?

Any good tips on how can I get over my ex

workoutMoma‎, 08-14-2019 08:21 PM
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Do I have more fat then I thought?

https://imgur.com/a/fd37OXH I’ve been lifting for a little over a year now and have been cutting for a few months now. I’m noticeable smaller and everyone at work says so but I feel like I’m losing more muscle then just fat. I’ve lost 5 lbs in a couple months and taking the slow approach but still...

bojanglez34‎, 08-30-2019 05:56 AM
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Managing Time Better

Hi All, With varying degrees of attempts, I've joined the gym but I've found my progress to be somewhat stagnant. I've noticed some positive changes (Lifts gone up) yet I struggle to keep a routine and have missed scheduled sessions by being just generally lost for motivation. Bit of recent...

Professor1234‎, 06-30-2019 03:03 PM
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Unhappy My face literally blows up like a ballon some days

I cant ****ing tell if its the carbs/salt or what, 4 days ago I woke up and looked insanely lean facially and amazing for some reason, I looked insane, this morning I went back to looking like a fat face bloated ogre so I just coped by eating almost 4000 calories (i weigh 150 pounds at 6ft2 btw, 18...

FatFaceSubhuman‎, 08-28-2019 07:11 PM
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So excited about my progress lately!

I just have to share my excitment! I've gained so much strength in these last few months. I've only been really lifting since since March 2018. And around November last year I for some reason started stalling. And i was also eating way too much, was dirty bulking for some reason. I was 190lbs at...

DylanDude‎, 08-27-2019 02:25 PM
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From Diet start, to Contest day

After a long off season , i found my self at 108 kg / 237 lbs. i had 11 weeks to get in shape. this is the result of diet in 11 weeks, up to the Nordic Pro show in denmark, in Classic Physique.

Vanman91‎, 08-26-2019 11:51 PM
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Roadbike guide?

Anyone who loves to ride a road bike? I was planning to buy one can you recommend an entry level road bike?

workoutMoma‎, 08-20-2019 01:39 AM
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Real talk, looking for a serious, humble gym partner

Hi all, I like to have fun and connect with people but I also like to look good and train with a lot of seriousness seeing as bodybuilding is also an emotional outlet for me. With all that said, I need a gym buddy who I can connect with so that we can motivate one another, someone serious...

madmarsy‎, 08-26-2019 06:32 AM
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Please help I’m unmotivated

I started working out at the beginning of the summer(I’m 16)and I was super skinny. I put on a combined 15 pounds of muscle and fat over the summer and did lots of working out and it became my life and I loved every minute of it but school started two weeks ago and I’ve had one good workout, two...

recorb‎, 08-24-2019 11:50 AM
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Thumbs up My New Found Motivation

Hey, My name is Sam, I'm 16 years old, I'm from Australia. I've always been the chubby kid but in 2017 I underwent a massive weight-loss journey and lost 15kg. But then over the next year I put it all back on. Yes I did grow another foot, but I was starting to look like my old-self again. For...

smccarthy21‎, 08-22-2019 01:20 AM
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Just a total slump

Hey guys, I got all healthy lost 40lbs worked out every day, ran a 10k run, started lifting, last couple weeks, just no desire to even look at the gym, don’t wanna go, flat out haven’t been going, just zero desire and a complete slump, any tips or something to help me get my ass in gear? I’m Not...

Linzo8876‎, 08-06-2019 05:56 PM
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Unhappy Suffered Brain Hemorrhage Last Month - Lost A Lot Of Muscle Mass

I suffered from brain hemorrhage last month in the beginning but recovered very soon from it. I was in my best condition and improving day by day. Wouldn't say that i was a beast but i liked the way my body was progressing. After the attack i lost a lot of muscle mass and my body seems to be...

trexnex‎, 08-10-2019 12:15 PM
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Question Why do you lift?

Seriously, what got you started and what originally motivated you to start left weights? Do you ever look around the gym at the other brahs lifting and wonder if anyone has a similar story? When I was a freshman in high school I was tall and skinny as hell. I took the weight training elective,...

YoSiBuff‎, 06-30-2019 11:55 PM
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Workout music?

I have been trying to put together a playlist of workout music that motivates me and gets me pumped. I know everyone is different. My playlist currently consists of: -Three Days Grace - "The Good Life", "Break", "Animal I Have Become", "Riot", "Time of Dying" -Linkin Park - "One Step Closer",...

Ksmcdon‎, 09-14-2010 12:45 PM
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