Motivation Articles

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

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7 Tips To Help You Set Amazing Fitness Goals
You have fitness, health and dieting goals, now set yourself up for success. Kim Brenton presents seven tips to help you refine, focus and reach your goals.
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Areya Dargahi Body Transformation
Constant ridicule filled Areya's life with anger and resentment. Barely able to fit into a seat at college, he took action and lost over 82 pounds.
36.7K Reads 11 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.
155K Reads 62 Comments
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.
221.9K Reads 189 Comments
Julie Michaelson Body Transformation
A single mother with 4 kids, Julie stopped making excuses and found the time to be healthy. She lost 20 pounds, added muscle and dropped her bodyfat by 16%.
28.2K Reads 5 Comments
Naomi Rotstein Body Transformation
Naomi was gaining weight despite an emphasis on cardio. She moved her focus to weight training and HIIT and made dramatic changes to her body.
65.3K Reads 7 Comments
Rochelle Ford Body Transformation
Rochelle was tired of being overweight. She made the decision to change, lost over 108 pounds and entered her first figure competition. Find out how she did it!
21.5K Reads 11 Comments
Bryn Kosack
Tired of going nowhere slowly, Bryn Kosack did a complete turnaround and decided to never again settle for anything that she didn’t desire or deserve.
48K Reads 2 Comments
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!
43K Reads 0 Comments
Brian Turner Body Transformation
In a little over a year Brian Turner packed on 45 pounds of muscle, staying shredded and maintaining his low bodyfat percentage.
73.3K Reads 40 Comments
Josh Stone
Teen Josh Stone was active, but liked to party and had horrible eating habits. After committing to bodybuilding, and dialing in his nutrition and training, he gained 35 lbs.
54.3K Reads 2 Comments
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.
35.4K Reads 8 Comments
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!
58.7K Reads 5 Comments
Ian Hartman Body Transformation
Ian had a typical poor diet - McDonalds, McDonalds again, then a big dinner. Disgusted with what he saw in pictures, Ian turned his life around.
21.6K Reads 3 Comments
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!
68.4K Reads 29 Comments
Omar Essam Body Transformation
Lazy and unmotivated, Omar responded to the criticism of his friends by losing 25 pounds and shredding down to 12% bodyfat.
21.4K Reads 2 Comments
M&S Presents: The 10 Best Articles From 2013
These articles are the best of the best. Lose fat, build a big bench press, choose the right form of cardio, set reasonable goals and finally build the body you are after.
28.7K Reads 0 Comments
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.
40K Reads 9 Comments
How to Build The Mentality Of A Champion!
Are you working as hard as you think? Natural bodybuilding expert and coach Cliff Wilson talks about the "next level" of training, and what it truly takes to be a champion and succeed.
43.5K Reads 8 Comments
Jesse Velázquez Body Transformation
Jesse was overweight and depressed, and living on junk food. She got up off the couch, lost 33 pounds and nearly cutting her body fat percentage in half.
20.1K Reads 10 Comments
Amber Jerome Body Transformation
Unhappy with how she looked, Amber Jerome joined a fitness boot camp and hired a personal trainer. One year later she began competing in figure!
19.4K Reads 8 Comments
Rachel Young Body Transformation
Rachel Young was a smoker who had completely lost control of her health and her weight. She lost 80 pounds and dropped her bodyfat percentage from 43 to 18%.
31.5K Reads 5 Comments
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!
53.5K Reads 14 Comments
Dominique Eckrich Lost An Amazing 135lbs
Shocked by what he saw in the mirror, Dominique Eckrich set aside a lifestyle of eating and gaming, lost 135 pounds and turned to the sport of bodybuilding.
41.8K Reads 4 Comments
Stephanie Fischer Body Transformation
Stephanie loved to train, but her primary focus had been on cardio. By improving her diet and utilizing resistance training, she lost 14 pounds and 6% bodyfat.
72.1K Reads 12 Comments
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.
22.9K Reads 0 Comments
Nik Huszar
Nik Huszar was a smoker and drinker who had no interest in health or fitness. Shocked by the number he saw on the scale, Nik lost 113 pounds.
27.6K Reads 11 Comments
Mercia Howard Body Transformation
Mercia was a personal trainer who found herself gaining weight and in need of a change. She found the motivation and lost 50 pounds.
51.1K Reads 2 Comments
Anthony Ciccariello Transformation
Anthony Ciccariello was a video game nerd living on fast food. Embarrassed by what he saw in the mirror, Anthony took action and now weighs a ripped 170.
44.3K Reads 6 Comments
Bobby Parker
Bobby Parker enjoyed lifting but had no commitment to diet. Dedicating himself to proper nutrition, Bobby added muscle while dropping fat.
85.7K Reads 6 Comments
Pumping Iron DVD cover
Whether you're watching Pumping Iron for the first time or the fifteenth, there are lessons to be learned from Arnold in this classic docudrama.
76.9K Reads 9 Comments
Jennifer Hennessey before and after transformation
Embarrassed by pictures of herself, Dr. Jennifer Hennessey set new goals to look strong, fit, and unstoppable. She dropped her bodyfat by 28%.
92.6K Reads 6 Comments
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.
7K Reads 0 Comments
Dylan Granquist before and after transformation
Dylan was active, but always labelled the "skinny guy." Using this as motivation he hit the weights, packing on 70 pounds in just under 4 years.
55K Reads 3 Comments
Body Transformation: An Adaptive Chris Ruden Perseveres
Born with 7 fingers and diagnosed as a type I diabetic at age 19, Chris still followed his dream of becoming a powerlifter. Check out his full story!
38.1K Reads 0 Comments
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.
19.1K Reads 5 Comments
Dean Macriyiannis
Teen Dean gave up junk food, soft drinks and video games for the gym. In only a year he gained 20 pounds of muscle while dropping his bodyfat.
38.9K Reads 6 Comments
John Miller Body Transformation
John Miller made a dramatic transformation from a pudgy 170 pounds into a shredded 162 pounds, losing fat while building muscle mass.
128.1K Reads 31 Comments
Olu Ben-Shidah
At 285 lbs, Olu was unhappy, unhealthy and lacking energy. During his dramatic transformation, Olu cut down to 217 lbs while packing on muscle.
84.4K Reads 14 Comments
Nakia Dunigan Body Transformation
Nakia was a depressed single mom who loved to drink, smoke and sleep. After regaining her motivation she shed 51 pounds and is now a fitness instructor.
13.1K Reads 3 Comments
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.
60K Reads 11 Comments
Johanna Chesser Body Transformation
A self-proclaimed coach potato, Johanna lived on diet soda, chocolate and chips. During here transformation she lost 37 pounds while battling depression.
33.4K Reads 17 Comments
Zach Stubbs Body Transformation
In only 2 years, Zach Stubbs was able to add a substantial amount of muscle mass while remaining lean and dropping his bodyfat to 7%.
43K Reads 13 Comments
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.
81.8K Reads 15 Comments
Shani Mojica Body Transformation
Motivated by an insult, Shani lost 67 pounds in a little over one year and is now a bikini competitor sponsored by Optimum Nutrition.
46.4K Reads 11 Comments
Losing Your Motivation
Losing the motivation to hit the gym isn't fun. In fact, it's torture. It's time to sell-out to the bodybuilding lifestyle, and make some needed changes. Find out the changes you need to make to realize your fitness goals!
38.3K Reads 2 Comments
[Video] Sadik Hadzovic | What It Takes to be a Physique Pro | Ep. 1
We follow Men's Physique Competitor, Sadik Hadzovic, as he prepares to step on stage at the 2019 Arnold Classic. This is part 1 of a 2 part series.
6.8K Reads 0 Comments
Jon Fildes Body Transformation
Headed off to college and not happy with being skinny, Jon Fildes packed on over 40 pounds of muscle mass while remaining lean.
47.6K Reads 19 Comments
50 Reasons Not To Skip Your Workout Today
Lost your motivation and need a good kick in the pants? This article gives you fifty quality reasons to drop the junk food, get off the couch and head to the gym.
50.1K Reads 3 Comments
What It Takes To Be A Pro Bodybuilder Pt. 1 w/ Regan Grimes
In part 1 of this series, we follow IFBB Pro and Primeval Labs athlete, Regan Grimes, as he concludes his prep in hopes to qualify for the 2020 Mr. Olympia.
2.4K Reads 0 Comments

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