Motivation Articles

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

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Denise Batalha Body Transformation
Denise was a sedentary night owl, and ate a poor diet. In one year she dropped 60 pounds. 8 years later Denise is a figure competitor.
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[Video] Table Talks: IFBB Pro John Meadows Exclusive Interview
The Mountain Dog, John Meadows, joins us in this episode of "Table Talks". Learn all sorts of tips from a man who has competed in 50 bodybuilding competitions.
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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.
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Too Old To Build Muscle? The Bernie Long Story
Bernie Long didn't let mini-strokes (and resulting memory loss), back surgery or the lack of a thyroid stop him. Now at the age of 72, he is in the best shape of his life.
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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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Eric Masciarelli
After Eric cleaned up his eating and dropped his weight down to 145lbs, he hit the iron and packed on 25 pounds of muscle, bringing his physique up to a lean 170lbs.
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Melissa Durling Body Transformation
Melissa felt fat, lazy and miserable. She transformed her body by losing 57 pounds in 34 weeks, cutting her bodyfat percentage down from 39% to 19%.
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Francis Dumali Body Transformation
Francis was a personal trainer who lost his passion for fitness. Frustrated by what he saw in the mirror, Francis dropped his bodyfat to 8% in 48 days!
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Fireworks Show: 14 Explosive Instagram Physiques
Ignite your daily motivation by following the most popular male and female physiques on Instagram. These 14 amazing fitness stars have some of the best bodies in the world.
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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!
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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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Graeme McKillop Body Transformation
Graeme dedicated himself to muscle building and gained an amazing 42 pounds while dropping bodyfat in a little over 3 years time.
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Make A Plan, Take Action
So you're not satisfied. Now what? Eric Brown helps you to create a simple plan of action for each obstacle that is preventing you from reaching your fitness and health goals.
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Lizzy Ostro Body Transformation
Lizzy lived on fast food and was skinny fat. Deciding to change, she shed 20 pounds which significantly lowered her bodyfat percentage.
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Shane Stadtmueller Body Transformation
After surgery, Shane joined the 2011 Muscle & Strength transformation contest and added 20 pounds while dropping his bodyfat percentage nearly in half.
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Team MusclePharm Tearing Up Instagram
MusclePharm practices what they preach. This includes everyone from Co-Founder Cory Gregory to the iconic Arnold Schwarzenegger to C.T. Fletcher, NFL stars Colin Kaepernick, Laron Landry & more.
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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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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.
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Martyn Knowles Body Transformation
Martyn was always known as the "chubby kid." During his transformation he dropped 100 pounds, 12 inches from his waist, and packed on muscle mass.
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Julia Nash Body Transformation
Julia had used her pregnancies as an excuse to eat too much. During her stunning transformation she lost an amazing 89 pounds.
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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.
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11 Big Names In Fitness & Their Awesome Four Legged Friends
Take a tip from the pros: the best way to exercise those face muscles is to keep a dog around, because they never fail to bring a smile to your face!
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Tracy Fenske Body Transformation
Tracy spent her days eating processed foods, smoking cigarettes and failing miserably on yo-yo diets. After finding the motivation to change she lost 80 pounds.
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Greg Plitt
Fitness legend Greg Plitt lived to motivate others through the extraordinary things he accomplished. For these things, he will always be remembered.
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Shaun Dillon Body Transformation
Shaun was an athlete who gained weight in college due to the typical pizza and beer diet. He lost 56 pounds and dramatically dropped his bodyfat percentage.
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Offseason Football Training: 10 Tips From NFL Pros
Don't let the off-season hinder your gains, take some tips from these NFL players to keep you right on track to keeping your muscle and staying fit!
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Sam Bridgewater Body Transformation
Injuries and weight gain left Sam without any confidence. Disgusted with himself, Sam lost 110 pounds and dropped his bodyfat from 40% to 6%.
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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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Michaella Campbell Body Transformation
Michaella wasn't satisfied with just having a "mom's body". In less then one year she lost over 60 pounds and now looks amazing!
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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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Andras Szeri Body Transformation
Andras had built the muscle but needed convincing to commit to a strict diet. He went from 198 pounds and 15% bodyfat to absolutely shredded!
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Bobby Parker
Bobby Parker enjoyed lifting but had no commitment to diet. Dedicating himself to proper nutrition, Bobby added muscle while dropping fat.
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Sameer Khan Body Transformation
Sameer spent his time chained to a computer, eating chips and drinking soda. He went from a size 38 pants and 25% bodyfat to shredded with a six pack.
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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.
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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!
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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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Trevor Lazarus before and after transformation
Prior to his transformation Trevor lacked confidence and always felt tired. After being told that he let himself go, Trevor started training immediately.
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DJ Castano Transformation
DJ Castano immersed himself completely into the bodybuilding lifestyle, leaving behind partying and videos games for protein power and barbells.
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Fiona Mackenzie Body Transformation
Fiona was working out and felt strong but was unable to stick with a consistent diet. Determined to reveal the results on her hard work, she lost 44 pounds.
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Matthew Wolfe before and after transformation
Challenged by friends that he would never get into shape, Matthew lost nearly 70 pounds and made a phenomenal body transformation.
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