Motivation Articles

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

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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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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.
192.5K Reads 11 Comments
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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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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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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8X Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman's Memories at Metroflex Gym
8x Mr. Olympia winner and bodybuilding legend, Ronnie Coleman, takes us on a tour of the infamous Metroflex Gym in Arlington, Texas. Check it out!
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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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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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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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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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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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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!
53.6K Reads 4 Comments
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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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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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.
88.8K Reads 8 Comments
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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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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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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15 Celebrity Dads With The Best Real DadBods
With all the fuss going around about #dadbods, let's take a moment to appreciate hard-working actor and athlete dads who maintain their solid bods despite their busy schedules.
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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!
54.1K Reads 4 Comments
Jeremy Scott And Dave Dreas
Business partners Jeremy and Dave were skinny fat athletes with little muscle who had typical bad college habits: drinking and eating too much junk food.
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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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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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Ian Kauffman Body Transformation
Struggling with a rare disease called Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasi, Ian joined a gym, lost 80 pounds and dropped his bodyfat in half.
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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!
54.8K Reads 5 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.
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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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Kiki Dos Santos grew tired of being picked last for school sports. Weighing only 116 lbs, he packed on a lean 60 pounds, and then cut to 9% bodyfat.
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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.
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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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Alex Lee Body Transformation
Extreme ectomorph Alex Lee added over 60 pounds while lowering his bodyfat to single digit levels! Now he's bigger, stronger and has a 6 pack!
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Roger Lockridge Body Transformation
At 17 Roger weighed 125 pounds and had a bench max of 95 pounds. Today he is strong, massive and pressing over 400 pounds. Read about his amazing journey!
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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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Maritza Rodriguez Body Transformation
Maritza hated the way she looked and was battling low self-esteem. She took control of her life, lost 30 pounds, and now loves the fitness lifestyle.
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Pro Tip: How to Accomplish All of Your Goals
Stop complaining. Stop coming up with lame excuses. But, most importantly, stop failing simply by making this quick mindset change. Read on to lean more!
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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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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.
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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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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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Embarrassed by pictures of herself, Dr. Jennifer Hennessey set new goals to look strong, fit, and unstoppable. She dropped her bodyfat by 28%.
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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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A Day With The Ultimate Fit Couple: Steve Kuclo & Amanda Latona
Join us as we travel to Dallas, TX and meet up with Team Allmax Athletes Steve Kuclo and Amanda Latona to spend a day in the shoes of their every day life!
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A Day With Ryan Terry | Living in America
In this episode “A Day With”, we follow Ryan Terry shortly after he’s moved to America. Watch how he has adapted to the American lifestyle in Florida.
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Kevin Smith
Convinced by his brother to try weight training, Kevin overcame multiple sclerosis-related fatigue and bulked to 155. He is now out of his wheelchair and feeling great.
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Melanie Blatt Body Transformation
Ridiculed and depressed, Melanie slowly changed her bad habits and stopped binge eating. She is now a sleek 125 pounds and a figure competitor.
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Jeremy Bell Body Transformation
After 7 years of terrible eating, Jeremy Bell found himself in a poor state of health. He hit the weights, got his diet in check, and turned his life around.
40.7K Reads 2 Comments
Phil Nguyen
Phil Nguyen had an impressive amount of muscle, but woke up one day to find his clothes were no longer fitting. He lost 50 lbs and got shredded.
81.4K Reads 20 Comments

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