Motivation Articles

Consistency is key to getting long term results. Learn how to get (and stay) motivated.

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Are You Swole, Jacked Or Yoked?
Jeremy Gray takes a tongue-in-cheek look at common muscle building bro-lingo, and helps you to figure out what kind of lifter you are, bro. If you even lift, that is.
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Arnold Terminator
Who has the best body in the history of Hollywood: Schwarzenegger, Stallone, The Rock, Bruce Lee? Take a look at these 38 amazing bodies and decide for yourself.
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64 Amazing Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes
64 amazing and inspiring quotes from the Austrian Oak Arnold Schwarzenegger. Mr. Olympia shares his opinions on bodybuilding, life, success and happiness.
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Marcin Maly
Marcin had one rule: work hard, play hard. Disgusted with himself, Marcin knew it was time for a change. He decided to compete & went from chunky to cut in 4 months.
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Muscular man doing barbell biecp curls in gym.
This no holds barred article contains uncensored opinions on strength training, muscle building, diet and nutrition from many of the lifting industry's top names.
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Noah Ellis
Partying and a poor diet prevented Noah Elias from maximizing his gym time. In 10 short weeks he managed to change his physique from flabby to shredded.
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10 Amazing Abs: Some Of The Best Shredded 6 Packs On The Planet
An amazing ab-popping collection of some of the most phenomenal six packs and physiques in the natural physique realm.
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Active man doing bodyweight lunges outdoors in summer period.
A great deal of success lends itself to how you prepare for a process. In this article, learn how to prepare for your return to fitness after taking some time off.
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Killer Baseball Physiques - Bryce Harper and Gabe Kapler
Get inspired by the bodies on the bases. These athletes train hard for their killer physiques and the love of the game!
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Mark Irwin Body Transformation
Mark Irwin found himself at 336 pounds and morbidly obese. 2 years later Mark is a shredded competitive bodybuilder, and competes at 182 pounds.
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Setting Goals: A Realistic Approach to Consistent Gains
Sometimes the hardest part of a fitness lifestyle is having a smart goal. Learn everything you need to know about setting goals & go out there & crush them!
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7 Apps Every Fitness Enthusiast Should Download
If you have a smartphone, you should download these 7 fitness related apps to make accomplishing your fat loss & muscle building goals that much easier.
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Michael Lee Body Transformation
Frustrated by a recent photo, Michael completely turned his life around in only 10 short months using a healthy diet, running and weight training.
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Chris McGlynn before and after transformation
Drinking, bad influences, immaturity and junk food. Chris McGlynn had a wake up call and left his bad habits behind, gaining a pure 30lbs of muscle.
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Sandi Holder Body Transformation
Sandi Holder never stepped foot into a gym until the age of 47. Today she is in the best shape of her life, having lost over 80 pounds!
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Bodybuilder double bicep flex
Welcome to the gun show! Want to know how the best biceps in the history of lifting were developed? Look no further! This feature contains 35 amazing biceps along with workouts.
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Jade Socoby's Powerlifting Journey
Tired of giving up, Jade set out on a fitness journey that helped her not only lose weight, but build the muscle and confidence to become a competitive powerlifter!
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Kenneth Howard Body Transformation
Kenneth "True" Howard suddenly found himself at a pudgy 204 pounds. He used P90X to blast away fat and shred his physique.
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7 Habits of Highly Successful & Motivated Gym-Goers
Accomplish all of your goals by learning the 7 habits of highly successful and motivated gym-goers. Implement these habits into your life & reap the benefits!
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Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 2 - Stages Of Being Shredded
And you thought there was only one stage to being ripped. Joe outlines six stages of being shredded, from "full house" to "shredded!"
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Jordan Grahm before and after transformation
The trauma of his mother's death resulted in a downward spiral. After a car crash, Jordan Grahm found the motivation to hit the gym and lose weight.
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https://www.muscleandstrength.com/articles/maintaining-motivation-without-willpower
Getting to gym is the hardest part of working out. What do you do if you can't find your motivation to lift? Keep reading...
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Exclusive Video: A Day in the Life of Kai Greene
Kai Greene just won the 2016 Arnold Classic, but he's had more than training on his mind. Kai is making major moves in the entertainment and sports supplement industries.
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Michael Mitchell Body Transformation
Michael's life spiraled out of control, resulting in the eating disorder anorexia. He battled this severe weight loss and added 28 pounds.
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An Exclusive View of the Trophy Case of 8x Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman
Join us as we reminiscence with 8x Mr. Olympia, Ronnie Coleman, about his 20 year bodybuilding career in front of his large & completely filled trophy case.
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Body Transformation: Charlene Bazarian Loses 92lbs Naturally!
Charlene Bazarian grew tired of a life spent as a spectator. After finally deciding to take action, she lost an incredible 92lbs! View her exclusive story!
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Paul DeVito
Feeling like he had become a fat mess, former athlete Paul DeVito lost an amazing 60 pounds in only 12 weeks, completely shredding his physique.
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Katherine Wilburn Body Transformation
Katherine Wilburn is a stay at home mother of 6 who was run down and depressed. She lost 24 pounds in only 14 weeks and dramatically changed her body.
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Does Marijuana Use Affect Your Workouts? 21 Experts Respond
Marijuana and working out - an odd combination. Can weed negatively affect your workouts? Or could it potentially help them? We asked the experts!
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Alissa Parker Body Transformation
Eating whatever she wanted during her first pregnancy, Alissa gained 60+ pounds of fat. During her second pregnancy she maintained her health and conditioning!
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Austin Hill Body Transformation
A heavy smoker, drinker and eater, Austin would eat 6000 calories per day and smoke up to 3 packs of cigarettes. But that was his life before losing 100 pounds!
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[Video] What It Takes to be a Physique Champ Pt. 2 w/ Brandon Hendrickson
In the second part of this 2 part series, we follow reigning Men's Physique Mr. Olympia, Brandon Hendrickson, as he prepares to defend his title.
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David Cullen Body Transformation
Soft from eating too much fast food after the birth of his son, David Cullen lost 40 pounds and completely shredded his physique.
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Christian Leva Body Transformation
Once the fitness role model in his family, Christian let things slip. Confronted by his father over the state of his health, he adopted a new lifestyle!
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365 Day Challenge: Be the Best YOU Can Be
Are you ready to transform your life? Quit imagining it and make it happen. Learn about the 365 day challenge and accomplish all of your fitness goals!
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Clayton Burkhart Body Transformation
Clayton set aside heavy drinking and overeating and focused his life on muscle building. In a few short years he lost over 100 pounds and packed on muscle!
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Zsolt Pajer Body Transformation
A self-proclaimed "fat lump", Zsolt made an amazing 8 month transformation losing 69 pounds while building a muscular physique.
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10 Inspirational & Motivational Quotes From Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Get an inspirational and motivational boost from one of the hardest-working individuals in the world: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
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Livin' Like Jay: Inside Jay Cutler's House in Las Vegas
Have you ever wondered what 4x Mr Olympia winner Jay Cutler lives like? Come take an exclusive look at Jay Cutler's Las Vegas home and see for yourself!
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Luis Andrade's Road to Aesthetics
After feeling vulnerable while being bullied, Luis got jacked to protect himself and his friends. Check out how his transformation has affected his life!
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Body Transformation: Khang Nung Loses Nearly 150lbs!
With the desire to make his parents proud, Khang decided to transform his life. Several years (and nearly 150lbs) later, he has crushed every goal he's set!
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Mitchie De Leon Body Transformation
Mitchie De Leon lost 75 pounds and 20% bodyfat by using healthy eating and portion control. She is now looking to compete in her first bikini contest.
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Brandi Wisdom Body Transformation
With the help of Micah LaCerte and Hitch Fit, Brandi Wisdom left behind an unhealthy lifestyle, losing 34 pounds in only 5 months!
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Matthew Braden Body Transformation
Matthew spent his days playing video games and downing soft drinks. He embraced weight training and running and lost nearly 40 pounds while adding muscle.
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Nate Thibeault body transformation before and after
Down to 115 pounds at a height of 6', Nate focused on the long term process, dialed in his eating plan and lean bulk, and made amazing changes to his physique.
81.7K Reads 15 Comments
John Stone
John Stone was on the fast track to an early grave. His daily life consisted of smoking cigarettes and pot, drinking soda and wine, and eating poorly.
95.7K Reads 8 Comments
7 Legit Reasons You Should Never Squat
Just say NO to squats. Learn why you should avoid this "king" of all exercises, and how you can build more muscle using the Smith machine, quarter squats & leg extensions.
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Chris Heitman Body Transformation
At 215 pounds and 26% bodyfat, Chris Heitman was muscular but carrying a lot of excess fat. He dropped 50 pounds and 21% bodyfat, and is now shredded.
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Kyle Banton-Jones
Unhappy with his physique, Kyle used IIFYM (if it fits your macros) to help him add over 30 pounds of muscle mass while cutting his body fat percentage in half.
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Christina Adler Body Transformation
Gaining weight and depressed that her daughters no longer had a role model, Christina began exercising and turned her life around, losing 28 pounds.
34.4K Reads 6 Comments

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