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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 05:19 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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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 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 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 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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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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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...

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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 08:18 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 12:16 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 06:38 PM
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Smile Motivational Exercise Quotes

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

johndenny009‎, 10-04-2021 10:06 AM
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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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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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Talking Choosing a motivational song

Hello, I would like you to recommend me some motivational music for training. I'm bored with my playlist :(

marsovac9‎, 09-29-2021 12:06 PM
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Major Commitment, Very Little Result

I have been working out steady for 2 years now and am so disappointed with my results. I feel like I am doing everything right, and yet my progress has been so limited and it is extremely frustrated and discouraging. Throughout those 2 years, I have worked out typically 6 days a week for an...

ryanksmall‎, 09-27-2021 09:26 AM
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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 08:34 PM
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Guilty has charge

I'm a shift worker. My shift rotation is 5 weeks (35days). I work 12hrs shift and a total of 3hrs to commute. Lately i have a hard time to get into a workout routine. I feel guilty not to workout when i'm working long hours. But if i do workout, whenever i'm on my days off i feel to tired to...

Michel1968‎, 09-15-2021 01:56 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 05:14 PM
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Is there a way to balance truck driving and bodybuilding?

Trucking seems like a career path I would like to get into, but how would I train consistently? If I come back on the weekends, how would I do it? There won't be a gym at truck stops. Has anyone done it before?

BigGriff85‎, 09-05-2021 11:23 AM
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Fitness app survey (University)!

Hey Everyone, Long time lurker of this group and just wanted to share a recent survey I have made to check the market for a concept of mine (workout app) and refine my ideas for an assessment (University assessment) . If you workout or want to workout then I would love to hear from you! It takes...

NobEoin‎, 08-25-2021 06:05 PM
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Why Fitness?

My fitness journey started as an emaciated 18-year college freshman from San Diego, CA who did not like his thin physique. I remember walking through the college gymnasium and into the weight room and being impressed by the sculpted bodies of the athletes working out in the college gym. My...

borngray‎, 08-25-2021 01:34 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 05:51 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 01:08 PM
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2004-2021 - Photos of the lifting journey - Spolier - I got older

I have tiny bone structure and that used to wind me up no end, knowing I´d never be the big guy. I´ve been in the gym now for over two decades and, gawd, turned 40 this year; obviously, it has not taken that long to build to where I am. I have stayed natty, clearly, lol, but considered getting a...

rocksmith‎, 08-09-2021 11:55 AM
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How much weight - 17" arms

Just as the title says - and this isn't serious, or meant to be scientific in any way. I just want to know, from all you large arm folked out there (especially those of you who started out skinny like me): how much weight were you lifting when you hit 17" for your arms? I like having goal #s to...

danooliver‎, 08-06-2021 06:32 AM
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need help skinny fat used to be anorexic with pictures

as the title say i used to weight in about 143 pounds at 6 feet tall and now i am about 175 pounds but i entered in the category of skinny fat so this year i tried to change that and bought myself a set of dumbbells and a barbell starting first with some disks and i am trying my best to do pull ups...

Sookbono9‎, 03-25-2021 09:38 PM
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If you are an Over The Road driver and also want to do pull ups...

This is what you can do! https://www.instagram.com/p/CNL9m5gp6ct/?utm_medium=copy_link

sparty3‎, 06-12-2021 05:10 PM
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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 02:38 PM
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Help needed

I've been having a very tough couple of weeks. The guy I was seeing and loved slept with my (now ex) best friend (who was like a sister to me). It's gotten me really depressed and I've been having alot of anxiety, staying up for days, not eating etc. I know going to the gym and hitting the weights...

Rogue3‎, 03-20-2021 01:41 PM
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Terrrible, gross stomach stretch marks ruining motivation. Does ANYONE have these?

Hey guys I am extremely depressed over the deformed state of my body, especially my stomach. I have these severe marks from only 15 lbs of weight gain, which really surprises and unnerves me. I am getting leaner but my lower stomach will always be a wrinkly sack of skin. Does anyone else...

Broadcaster‎, 01-23-2015 07:35 PM
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Cool Never stop and follow your dreams!!!!

never forget, ur energy always depends on ur disposition and ur disposition depends on your ears! dont forget the power of the music u listen to. Good Luck and never stop.

ProhorovAK47‎, 06-02-2021 02:58 PM
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