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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 04:03 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 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 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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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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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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5 motivational saying from Bollywood movie Chak De India

You can close your eyes if you can't bear to see it. I want to see everything. Do not attack opposing team's goal, but in their minds you will win the goal automatically. Team need only those players who first play for India, then for their teammates and then if they hav any life left, for...

manas794‎, 07-08-2019 01:38 AM
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Romantic relationship with female bodybuilder

Goodmorning everyone. My name is Pietro and I am 29 years old. After all, it's not exactly where to start to illustrate the complete picture. For just over a year I have been engaged to a woman from Reims, France, who practices bodybuilding at the highest levels. Almost 4 months ago she moved to...

Petro180‎, 09-18-2019 10:28 AM
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What’s My BodyFat % in my profile picture

Measured at 11% on scale

UserSSO‎, 11-20-2019 10:49 AM
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Boxing training motivation video

Forget how to enbed will check the forum good video . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN-T9-QelGs&t=126s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN-T9-QelGs&t=93s

alrip‎, 11-12-2019 07:48 AM
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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 04:01 AM
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How big should I be aiming to get my arms to at 5ft7?

Wasn't really sure where else to put this and I know there have been a million different threads on the same subject but they all seem to be from years back so I wanted to hear some maybe; more modern opinions. I'm 5ft7, 13%-14% body fat, I can fit into 30 inch waist trousers without worrying...

ArkI5‎, 11-24-2019 04:17 PM
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Is there anything I can do about this or should I just give up?

I'm 25 year old male 1.70m tall weighting 70kg. My bone structure as you can see from the attachment is very small, appears to be the size of a woman. I've got a small wrist and skinny hands and fingers. I think I am considered an ectomorph maybe? I am skinny fat, I'm rocking the moobs and got a...

sissyboy94‎, 10-15-2019 10:40 AM
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I Need Motivation

Hi I’m a 14 year old who has just stated going to workout and I weight about 16stone my goal is 10 so I have a long road please send tips and tricks thanks

CaiK‎, 09-18-2019 02:53 PM
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Post your favorite workout musica

I have mix of singers Thaeme and Thiago. They are the best.

ByeAlicia‎, 10-23-2019 10:23 AM
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Angry Been working out on and off for years, restarting, help me

Good evening gentlemen. I am a 28 year old lad and have been casually working out for years and years, on and off. I am currently on one of my low tides and look fat and sloppy with my mesomorph body and the muscles are flat again. I look huge and broad with clothes on, but I am flabby if I reveal...

RageHex‎, 12-04-2019 03:31 PM
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How do you guys stay motivated being self employed?

Any tips/tricks? I feel like I probably know all of them, but nothing is working anymore. I just find myself having zero drive with work these days. I always used to use financial/sales targets to hit each day, or week or month - but I'm finding im just working for a number now and its...

LexBrah‎, 03-05-2019 03:31 AM
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Big Difference - Photos VS Real Life

When I check out my figure in the mirror I am very pleased, and I have received a good amount of compliments from friends and strangers, so they must see what I see, but when I take photos or video footage outdoors I just don't see the same results at all. Is it the camera focus, or the sunlight...

William2018‎, 11-29-2019 09:46 AM
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Mentally Fit.

I love working out and want to remain mentally fit. I realize that my mental fitness is just as important. Need advice.

samsom36‎, 10-07-2019 03:37 PM
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Post Staying motivated at the gym by making it social

I've seen a lot of posts on here from people who are lacking motivation. I've been going to the gym for close to 10 years now and throughout that time I've found that my motivation dips the most when i'm on a long stretch of working out alone. I never stop going completely but my progress slows...

desmondmcnamee‎, 11-16-2019 08:21 AM
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Bodyweight legs only motivation

G'day Everyone Basically under Surgeon's orders I can not do any weighted leg training due to issues with my joints. So that leads me to wanting to know what I can actually achieve when it comes to legs. It's a catch 22 because I need to exercise yet cant under weight. Is their anybody that...

aperson61‎, 11-24-2019 01:30 AM
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Life-Long motivation issues

Gonna summarize a lot of things and water down a lot probably, since I don't believe any of you are interested in a life story. I've struggled with motivation and low self-esteem for most of my life, most memorable being the entirety of my teen years until now. I say memorable because these...

Triffleman‎, 11-14-2019 04:13 PM
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RIP my excuses

Hello, I am on here because I am looking for support and a community. I am 26 soon to be 27. Where do I want to take my health? I want to be healthy like I was in the past - that's about 9 years ago. I want to be able to run and feel strong, and not have back pain and foot and knee pain, and...

BrotherHassan‎, 07-03-2019 02:44 PM
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You can do it. [If you're down/lonely/sad/struggling GTFIH]

Misc, Right now you might be hurting. Right now you might be upset, lonely, sad, or alone. Something in your life might feel like it's dragging you down. You might even feel like there's no escape from your circumstances. It may feel like this is perpetual, and never-ending. Or maybe you're...

TypeNirvash‎, 09-25-2015 12:05 PM
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Need motivation! Help

Hi all, I’m making a post here because I want to get back on the horse and start being healthy again. I’ve been on a few weight loss journeys; but lately I’m at the heaviest I’ve been ever and I’d like to change that. I’m used to be overweight now so it doesn’t bother me as much, but now I’m at the...

Rebuilt3‎, 10-07-2019 04:30 PM
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No Motivation for Anything

Hello All, I've noticed as of late, I've got no time for anything. I don't mean this literally but just mentally I suppose. I have an interest in Photography and I would wake up early just so I can go somewhere to shoot and now, I can't be bothered to do it. This "laziness", I've found has...

Professor1234‎, 10-13-2019 01:09 PM
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What's considered a decent Bench?

Not sure where else to post this. I'm a beginner, and I really want to have some goals to strive forwards to that keep me motivated. I am currently overweight and have been losing weight in the last few months - knowing the number I want to see on the weight and getting closer keeps me going. ...

markfanter‎, 10-22-2019 11:56 AM
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A little Wednesday motivation

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SuperChieftain‎, 10-23-2019 11:37 AM
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Any tips to help get over feeling like you haven't done enough?

I just started working out about 2 months ago after deciding to get sober. I needed something positive to keep my mind occupied. I was out of shape, and I mean completely. I could barely do a proper push up. 29 year old male btw. My problem is that I am still not able to do a full workout. I...

WittyJ‎, 10-10-2019 09:07 PM
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Some fitness Motivation Tips

1. Find the reasons for your fitness motivation 2. Focus on positivity  3.Track your progress 4. Take small steps for fitness motivation 5. Focus on how it makes you feel 6. Find a workout buddy

derrysegar‎, 07-09-2019 05:47 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 10:36 AM
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