Motivational thread

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  1. Steve Schade

    Steve Schade Bears>you

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    Alright, post up anything that motivates you, or you think would motivate someone else. Quotes, before & after pictures, transformations, hot women, bodybuilders, videos, etc.

    "People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents." -- Andrew Carnegie

    "Shut up and pump that shit"
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  2. Steve Schade

    Steve Schade Bears>you

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    "The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they'll go through the pain no matter what happens."

    "The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent"

    -Arnold
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  3. Reflexx

    Reflexx [insert cool thing here]

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    if i could, i'd post my before and after pics...

    they're in a span of one year, and i think they'd be motivational as FUCK for beginners lol.
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  4. style-rip

    style-rip Lakers>Clippers

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    my motivation is summer/beach
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  5. Steve Schade

    Steve Schade Bears>you

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    You guys suck.

    Rewards
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    Say you're finishing the last few reps of a set. It's starting to hurt and you're ready to quit. Imagine someone just offered you a million dollars to get one more rep. You would find a way to get that rep. Use other offers that would motivate you to keep going, e.g. pizza if you're on a diet.


    Ghost Spotters And Lighter Weight
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    Imagine someone spotting you. Imagine this ghost spotter helping you finish that rep. You can always try imagining the weight is less than it actually is, too.


    Magnetic Force
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    If you're doing dumbell presses, imagine they are two powerful magnets that are irresistibly drawn to each other. If you're curling, imagine your eyes as magnets attracting the bar towards them. If you're benching, imagine the bar being repelled by your chest. This technique is especially useful on that last, slow rep. It will help you squeeze a little extra out to finish the rep.


    Chopped-Up Sets
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    Here is a trick you can use to get the most out of high rep sets.
    When the going gets tough, start doing consecutive small sets of five reps.
    When you can't get five reps, do sets of three reps.
    When three reps seems impossible, convince yourself to do just two more reps.
    When you can't do sets of two, tell yourself just one more rep.
    Keep trying to get just one more rep until you can't move.
    Breaking it up like this will allow you to get many more reps than counting straight through one big set. You can do this right from the start as well. If you are doing a set of fifteen reps, do a set of five, another set of five, a set of three, then a set of two.


    Pain Management
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    Pain tolerance is a big factor in weight training intensity. The more pain you can take, the harder and longer you can push. A good way to fight pain is to tell yourself that it is not your pain; it is somebody else's. It sounds crazy but it works. You can also try the Corsican Twin technique. Imagine the pain you are going through is being felt by someone you don't like. The more you put yourself through, the more punishment they take. It also helps if you're a little masochistic. Really hard trainers learn to love the pain (not injury pain; hard work pain).


    Self-Reprimand
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    To push harder, you may want to try self-reprimand, i.e. telling yourself how lazy you are, how small and weak you are. You should react by vigorously trying to prove yourself wrong.


    Self-Praise
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    Self-praise is also good. Tell yourself how big and strong and powerful you are and how this weight is child's play.


    The Little Voice In Your Head
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    Reprogram the little voice in your head. Most people have a little voice in their head that warns them not to do things that may seem unreasonable or threatening, e.g. you better not do that or you'll hurt yourself, you can't lift that much, this hurts, let's quit. This voice can undermine your confidence to lift extremely heavy weight or get those last few reps. Reprogram your little voice to tell you things like: that felt pretty good, let's add more weight or you can do another rep. Don't get too out of control but don't be scared. You can usually do more than you think you can and you never know until you try. Don't automatically assume you'll never accomplish anything or you never will.


    Unreasonable Goals
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    Set almost unreasonable but achievable goals for yourself. Say for example, you know you can curl 50 pounds for ten reps. Set the goal of twelve reps and fight madly to get those twelve. It gives you the incentive to improve.


    Competitions
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    Have competitions with a training partner or with yourself. Whoever gets the most reps with a certain weight or percentage of bodyweight has to buy dinner. Challenge yourself to break personal bests and reward yourself when you do. This type of competition can dramatically increase intensity.


    Explosive Imagery
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    Just before a set, put images of explosive power in your head, e.g. rockets, artillery, a stampede, explosions, etc. This form of imagery will start up your adrenaline and give you a little extra kick in the pants to get your set going. Imagine this explosive power rocketing the weights you are using.


    Mind In Muscle
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    Try to put your mind in the muscle you're working. Try to consciously fire the muscle fibers.


    Contact
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    Getting a spotter to just touch you and not push can give you extra force. This is partly psychological and partly physical. The contact of body's energy fields can actually give you a little extra lift. It is not all in your head and it is not all quackery. It does work.


    Ratcheting
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    When the going gets tough, imagine your muscles as ratchets; stopping, redoubling the force, pushing a little more, stopping, redoubling, etc.


    Positive And Negative Stimuli
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    When doing exercises where you are pushing something away from you, e.g. bench, imagine the bar as a negative stimulus (an ugly person, a chainsaw, etc.). When doing exercises where you are pulling something towards you, imagine the bar as a positive stimulus (an attractive person, a chocolate cake, etc.).

    Enjoy It
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    Learn to enjoy the pain. Eat it up.


    Borrow Energy
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    Borrow energy from other people. This can be done before a set or when the going is getting tough. Using a mirror or looking directly, look at someone squarely in the eyes. Give them a smile or a nod or a psychotic grin and imagine yourself drawing energy from them. At that point, two people are focusing their energy on the set. You may or may not make friends with this one.


    Mentor
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    Imagine you have a mentor or someone you are trying to impress standing over you and watching as you do your set. Imagine they are encouraging you and pushing you harder and harder.


    Threats
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    Threats can also work. If someone put a gun to your head and said "three more reps", you would find a way to get those reps. Imagine this situation to get those reps
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  6. XxLiLBuRnAxX

    XxLiLBuRnAxX Prolly smarter than you

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    My main motivation is hearing all of my old friends and family go "wow you gotten huge since I last saw you".

    I used to be tiny, I dont even see myself growing but everyone else seems to. The fact that I dont see myself growing is what kills my motivation, so I kinda need someone to tell me Im getting bigger in order to keep my spirits high.
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  7. UnbrokeN

    UnbrokeN Well-Known Member

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    damn son, you sure got big since that last AIm talk

    :D
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  8. Ben Official

    Ben Official Active Member

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    "shut up and do it, bitch"

    "your doing it, and your doing it for the rest of your life. get used to it."

    that seems to work well for me
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  9. masterragu

    masterragu Sweep The Leg, Johnny!

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    I need some good music. Any suggestions?
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  10. style-rip

    style-rip Lakers>Clippers

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    Young Jeezy
    Dmx
    Fight Music - D12
    Reggaeton
    Disturbed
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  11. Steve Schade

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    Hard hitting techno works well for me, you can laugh but the main Mortal Kombat theme song from the movie is fucking great lol, it even says "Test your might" lol I fucking love it.

    Occasionally I'll put in heavy rock/metal/rap but the majority of the time it's some techno, shit energizes ya.
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  12. style-rip

    style-rip Lakers>Clippers

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    hmm how about EYE OF THE TIGER? :) shit pumps me up ALLL the time
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  13. XxLiLBuRnAxX

    XxLiLBuRnAxX Prolly smarter than you

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    O' Reilly Factor usually gets my blood pretty boiled.
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  14. UnbrokeN

    UnbrokeN Well-Known Member

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    download Kevin CHalfant's 'hold on to the vision in your eyes' and Stan Bush's 'Fight to survive'


    those will get you mad pumped up
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  15. Showcase SoFly

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    ........

    JR Writer's...."Grill em"

    the hook goes..."Dont Stop Grill em Grill em...Dont Stop Grill em Grill em" and so forth

    Him saying "Dont Stop" over and over again really helps me keep going...
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  16. J o o k

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    Number 1 speech by Vince Lombardi


    You've got to pay the price.

    "Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all the time thing. You don't win once in a while; you don't do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

    "There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game, and that's first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay, and I don't ever want to finish second again. There is a second place bowl game, but it is a game for losers played by losers. It is and always has been an American zeal to be first in anything we do, and to win, and to win, and to win.

    "Every time a football player goes to ply his trade he's got to play from the ground up — from the soles of his feet right up to his head. Every inch of him has to play. Some guys play with their heads. That's O.K. You've got to be smart to be number one in any business. But more importantly, you've got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. If you're lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he's never going to come off the field second.

    "Running a football team is no different than running any other kind of organization — an army, a political party or a business. The principles are the same. The object is to win — to beat the other guy. Maybe that sounds hard or cruel. I don't think it is.

    "It is a reality of life that men are competitive and the most competitive games draw the most competitive men. That's why they are there — to compete. To know the rules and objectives when they get in the game. The object is to win fairly, squarely, by the rules — but to win.

    "And in truth, I've never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn't appreciate the grind, the discipline. There is something in good men that really yearns for discipline and the harsh reality of head to head combat.

    "I don't say these things because I believe in the "brute" nature of man or that men must be brutalized to be combative. I believe in God, and I believe in human decency. But I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle — victorious."
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  17. Ed E Brock

    Ed E Brock RM's version of this guy

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    Explanation:

    Fine ass girls LOVE Vin Diesel's ugly ass... why? Because the dude has muscles.


    Moral of the story: Doesn't matter if your face is fucked to all hell... If you have the body of Vin Diesel, you can wreck the best vaginas in the world.
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  18. MiC

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    1. Keep a book. Track your routine to a T. Tell your story to yourself. This book will be used when you hit that plateau or when you dont see the results your aiming for but others tell you they see em. You can track as you add weight and know that you dont wanna break this story you're writing. I write down when I had a bad day, when I know my rest affected my routine negatively, how hard it felt to lift that last rep etc. These details matter cause when you improve you'll notice you wont be writing "it was hard" instead youll put something like "decent" or "easy". You'll track your progress with greater attention and it keeps you focused.

    2. When you are trying to push that last rep.

    Remember when you're lifting that this is not for some pathetic goal this is real. Don't ever think of how good you're going to feel once you put it up just PUT IT UP. I find whenever you think "I can't do it" or "I can't wait to finish this" or "this is a good burn" thats when the weight takes you, I swear you'll lose energy by just thinking about something other than the weight. Push that weight up and plant it down its about focus the more focus you put on it the more you'll get it to rise that inch or more you need.

    3. Rest, Rest, Rest

    Without Rest your routine is going to get affected badly. Theres no use pumping yourself up with all that junk cause you dont have the energy you need. Take your rest seriously and that'll help you get the best out of the workout.

    Other than that I remember why i'm lifting. I think about the need for me lifting that 5 lbs extra.

    I dont know too many qoutes other than knowledge is power if that helps lol
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  19. VishTaphney

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    lmao ya that works for the majority of bimbos! you aint lying...but id rather have a chick with substance and a brain...

    girls who walk around with a wet pussy would fuck anything that is considered attractive by mtv.

    imagine him without muscles or a deep voice? dude would look like an ape.
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  20. Purple Haze

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    Vin Deisel does't look that big in that picture. 6 foot, maybe 200 pounds. (Don't know his height)
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