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Pre-workout motivation

Sometimes you just need a little nudge to push you over the edge of comfort. Something that lessons the gravity of not exercising, so you get your ass in motion. You need a good bit of pre-workout motivation!

The Vision (Arnold Schwarzenegger)

Heavy-duty bodybuilding is what you’re into? Then this video, which uses snippets from an Arnold Schwarzenegger speech might be just the right pre-workout motivation jam for you.

Lots of BIG BULKY guys training and posing, and Arnold talks about the importance of having a clear vision that motivates you to take action. He says you can apply that to anything you want: whether it’s working out, making money, learning a new skill. And he also points out that any vision is fine, it can be something as crazy as wanting to impress girls, as long as it genuinely motivates you. You must want it!

The Grind by Brendan Myers

Here’s a 4-minute video. It’s gotten a ton of views, but personally I’m not feeling the vibe. It’s too “cold”, the passion doesn’t come through in the narrators voice. But that might just be my personal preference when it comes to pre-workout motivation boosters.

My favorite part in the entire video is simply this sentence: What you do now will define you later.

Life is not a sprint. Life is a marathon.
But don't be mistaken
I'm not referring to a 26 mile run
but rather a race we call life
and although you might think you have it all figured out
little do you know there is somebody passing you
working harder, 
and wanting to hit the finish line that much more than you.
What are you going to do about it?
Can you accept not giving it your all?
I know you might want to become successful in maybe one, two, or maybe three months down the road,
but you have to understand it takes time.
Not only does it take time, 
but it requires a work ethic like no other.
If you want to be that guy being left in the dust,
so be it.
But if you really want it as bad as you want to breathe,
that you won't even for one second imagine
someone else surpassing you,
look failure straight in the face
and challenge it.
Because what you do now will define you later.
Stop being used to what comes easy to you
and challenge yourself.
This is your chance.
Life is a marathon.

The danger is not to set your goal too high and fail to reach it. It’s to set your goal too low and reach it.

Georges St-Pierre, UFC welterweight champion
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