Workout Motivation (HIT HATERS WHERE IT HURTS!)

  • Published: 23 October 2014
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    Finding the right motivation to workout can be challenging. Whether it be the everyday life events that keep you from staying consistent with your workouts or even worse, the negative naysayers who tell you what you can and can’t accomplish…it can be an uphill battle. In this workout motivation video I address the issue head on. I show you how I deal with negative people in every walk of life, and even more importantly, show you how you can do the same.

    People that tell you what is and is not possible for you are almost always the guys that have never accomplished a damn thing in their life. You see, when you are an achiever and you do accomplish tasks that you set out to complete you know very well what can be done. It just takes a lot of hard work to make it happen. Those that try and kill your motivation by telling you “you can’t” are just trying to make themselves feel better about quitting.

    It’s all very simple really. If you want to be able to do what others cannot tomorrow, you better be willing to do what they won’t today. I’ve lived my life by that motto. Does it suck sometimes? Absolutely. Sacrificing the life or Riley for hard work can be treacherous to some. For me, I’ve actually always enjoyed the challenge. Why would you want everything to be easy in your life? If it was, you would never appreciate the hardship and hard work needed to accomplish something that required it.

    Bottom line is this, quitters look for excuses and winners don’t believe in them. Was I born with the best genetics? Nope. Not by a long shot. I covered in previous videos how my father was 160 lbs and my mother was 5 feet tall at one hundred and five pounds. Was I the strongest? Nope. But I’ve worked my way up to being able to hang with anyone my size (or even slightly bigger) in the gym. Am I at my best? Are you kidding? I’ve got much work left to do. I’m no Adonis that’s for sure. But that’s ok. It gives me something to shoot for and work towards.

    Set your goals and fight to get closer to them each and every day…if only by one inch at a time. Before you know it, you’ll be doing things you never thought were in the cards for you. Or at least, not what others told you was supposed to be in the cards for you. Shut those voices out starting now. Get to work. Getting to where you want to be is going to require it, a lot of it.

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Comments • 1 942

    TARIK MOH  2 days back

    Did anyone else thing their phone or device crashed

    • Musketeer Inc
      Musketeer Inc  6 days back

      Jeff is a beast!

      • Sadgi 111
        Sadgi 111  1 weeks back

        Frozen yogurt??? Woah is that even legal??😂😂 his one vice

        • Žan Gjuveleg
          Žan Gjuveleg  2 weeks back

          I don`t have a fast metabolism but i have a good genetics for building muscles and every time i train with guys who have great genetics and i lift more weight and become bigger they accuse me of being on steroids.
          The only diference between me and them is the effort i put i my workouts, they curl and look arround, they don`t focus, they don`t give everything they got on the last two reps.
          Now when i look back.. the decades has past and they look the same.
          But as you said when they accuse me i take that as a compliment.

          • Lindsey Shipman
            Lindsey Shipman  2 weeks back

            I wasn't going to workout today... Then I watched this video and realized I don't want to look average either awwwww!!! 😍 thank you Jeff ☺️

            • Marius Bucur
              Marius Bucur  2 weeks back

              Ok, Jeff, I realy hope you read this because I'm never leaving comments but this video really got me angry. I'm 33 years old and I always thought that I don't exercise because I'm to busy, until this year. When I was 26 years old I had an accident that almost broke my spine and left me paralyzed. After a surgery and a very long treatment with medicine and Physiotherapy I started to be OK until this summer when I was diagnosed with a bulging disc exactly on the other side of my surgery. For two months I was bearly walking. I've been to 4 difrent doctors, they all give me the same option. Surgery. I've got depressed, and desperate until one night when by mistake I found one of your videos where you were explaining with Jesse how to fix a bulging disc,and I start doing it. In 3 weeks I didn't felt any pain anymore and I was walking normal. I started to work also my abs and I have a normal life now. Last month I was to the doctor and he said he doesn't believe that all that happened from a YouTube video. Those guys who are leaving stupid comments, they are really consuming oxigen that they don't deserve it. Abd the thing that he said that you are doing this for money makes him a retarded person. All that time that you and your team are spending to do all the programs and videos I would say that the reward that you get in money is to small for how much you have to work. THANK YOU AND YOUR TEAM for everything you are doing. You guys are the best and I really hope you have time to read this.

              • Kam Mueller
                Kam Mueller  3 weeks back

                Everyone has told me for years I am on TRT and that they are hitting the gym hard, eating clean and do not look anything like me. When I call them out on it, the result is always the same: too much sugar, too much Bier, and slinging to much weight in their workouts. Jeff is going to get hate mail from people who just won't do the time and invest the hard work.

                F um Jeff! Keep doing what you are doing! The rest of us appreciate it!

                • Zenia Carreon
                  Zenia Carreon  3 weeks back

                  I won’t be a quitter Jeff! Never planned on it lol but now I don’t want to let you down!

                  • Sharon Robinson
                    Sharon Robinson  3 weeks back

                    Great video Jeff. Totally true!

                    • 419 Buckeye
                      419 Buckeye  4 weeks back

                      I wish I could say I have never done a drug in my life I really do used to be a mess and shame fucks with me a lot

                      • 419 Buckeye
                        419 Buckeye  4 weeks back

                        Low testosterone is from low living most of the time

                        • Randolph Frody
                          Randolph Frody  4 weeks back

                          My inspiration is Yuri Boyka

                          • fung whyou
                            fung whyou  4 weeks back

                            Me truth yesterday I worked out I'm pushing into 5x5x160 pnd reps on machines from 4x5x145 pnds total mass 32000 pnds I woke up so sore today because I'm forcing my body to adapt and pushing but I look at others at the gym and see others lifting so light it's sad and I know they will fail and I will succeed

                            • fung whyou
                              fung whyou  4 weeks back

                              Whey do we fall? we can learn to get back up!.

                              • fung whyou
                                fung whyou  4 weeks back

                                Never tell me I can't cause I'll do it just to piss you off

                                • fung whyou
                                  fung whyou  4 weeks back

                                  Them:You can't do it it's impossible your going to fail you'll embarrass yourself. Me:sit your punk ass down shut up and watch me

                                  • Ebby C
                                    Ebby C  4 weeks back

                                    Boring guys are the best.

                                    • hakan sherif
                                      hakan sherif  4 weeks back

                                      Thank you Jeff for the awesome videos.

                                      • Marcos Oporini
                                        Marcos Oporini  4 weeks back

                                        Watching this in 2019, passed for a similar experience. I always work my self hard, never used a damn thing to got results, just have done what Jeff does, respect my body and push it to its limits, when you do this then your body will give the results you want, all proporcional to what you give to him. You are the best, I'm from Brazil, I'm a physiotherapist too and NEVER, NEVER EVER LOSE A VIDEO. God bless you man, keep up whit the awesome work, affecting people life in the entire world, helping them to live better

                                        • Lee C
                                          Lee C  1 months back

                                          Jesse is a perfect example...

                                          • Alex Nikoo
                                            Alex Nikoo  1 months back

                                            I like the way you inspire me as my sister could not inspire me for 30 years . You damn good

                                            • Rodrigo Bio Miranda Zapata

                                              Hey Jeff, great fan! You're an inspiration to me! Thanks a lot for everything!!!

                                              • Marcelo Moldes
                                                Marcelo Moldes  1 months back

                                                i was 5'9" 246lbs and started following this channel and started to go to the gym, in 4 months i went down to 216lbs.

                                                • Harpoon2theRescue
                                                  Harpoon2theRescue  1 months back

                                                  Jeff Cavalier, the Bo Jackson of fitness.

                                                  • Bivek Biswakarma
                                                    Bivek Biswakarma  1 months back

                                                    People watching in 2019

                                                    • Eastman Ruiz
                                                      Eastman Ruiz  1 months back

                                                      You’re great Jeff I like your angle of positivity and how you set yourself in a awesome ambitious aspect. Keep up the great work I appreciate your channel and your program, without it I wouldn’t be able to become the martial artist I am today. Thanks man! ✌🏻👍🏼

                                                      • Everton Blair
                                                        Everton Blair  1 months back

                                                        What about smoking may kills your gains ? And if so how to balance

                                                        • NPC# 8675309
                                                          NPC# 8675309  1 months back

                                                          I mean, the guy does have a point. If his T levels were low, he'd have a hard time looking like Jeff. When he got them to normal levels, he started building muscle.
                                                          But his comment proves the opposite of what he's trying to say.
                                                          "I had lower T and couldn't grow muscle. I started TRT and my T levels are back to normal and now I look like Jeff".
                                                          With normal T levels, you can look like Jeff no problem. No roids needed.

                                                          • Račko Uroš Pfaifar
                                                            Račko Uroš Pfaifar  1 months back

                                                            Why not of course you can do it! the progres that i made in past 4 months just by watching athlean-x youtube videos and implementinng what I learn into my workouts I have no problem believeing Jeff is natural he worksout for years and years and that is the result of it

                                                            • essentialyoga
                                                              essentialyoga  1 months back

                                                              I am a 59 year old woman who has integrated many of your techniques into my yoga and weight training practices. It has helped me become safer (no injuries) and so much stronger. I appreciate all that you share. Thank you and Om shanti!

                                                              • Cain Roberts
                                                                Cain Roberts  1 months back

                                                                Man this guy looks completely different now, did anything change?? He’s an absolute unit now!!!

                                                                • Amberlyn DeHart
                                                                  Amberlyn DeHart  1 months back

                                                                  Every time I have ANY questions about fitness I search "Athlean-X" I recently got some troubling news from the doc about my cholesterol and weight and scared me. Watching this channel kicked me into gear to take back control of my life, health, and happiness. I appreciate this channel and everything Jeff has done.

                                                                  • Eric Wiitala
                                                                    Eric Wiitala  1 months back

                                                                    Heard it pretty much everyday for 40 years... To this day I'm caught in the middle of negativity and I'm in the middle of making a decision on whether I should just leave where I am, or just try harder to be positive, don't worry about what others do and just focus on myself.... Or do both.

                                                                    • yam
                                                                      yam  2 months back

                                                                      You are a true inspiration
                                                                      Thank You Jeff

                                                                      • darryn buck
                                                                        darryn buck  2 months back

                                                                        Hey Jeff well said and spoken like a true natural trainer as for me I too are a pt and did body building for many years and are super proud to wave the natural flag and successfully competed and won numerous titles I competed at 72 kg and at just under six foot I was a lite weight and lots of people put me down and laughed at me for doing it which made me go harder train further push beyond limits so I no how this affects people and the damage it can do so keep on with the fantastic content and I love this channel I use it for my clients as a tool I’m untrained as a pt I do rehab as well but over the twenty plus years I’ve seen and heard it all some times it can even get to me and I feel like giving up but I too sometimes need to be inspired and that’s what you Jeff have done for me much thanks Buck New Zealand

                                                                        • Timothy Alburquerque
                                                                          Timothy Alburquerque  2 months back

                                                                          I eat mostly whatever i want im started to get the body i want but still dont see my abs like yours

                                                                          • Sanjin X
                                                                            Sanjin X  2 months back

                                                                            AVERAGE! ENDS TODAY!
                                                                            😅 ill give all from myself from today and this time I hope I WILL NOT QUIT!

                                                                            • Plnotučná Horčica
                                                                              Plnotučná Horčica  2 months back

                                                                              Good Intro...

                                                                              • Rareș Mihai
                                                                                Rareș Mihai  2 months back

                                                                                I'm sure you're natural , Jeff! These guys are stupid!

                                                                                • Brooks Yeager
                                                                                  Brooks Yeager  2 months back

                                                                                  I'm seeing RESULTS !!! This shit is real! I smoked, ate and drank half my life away! I'm 39 losing weight, and 20 pushups is a breeze of air underneath me!

                                                                                  • Newndynamic Personal trainer

                                                                                    I agree with Jeff. Stating people are on steroids just because they are better than you are is weak. Just do the things others don't. Eat what you need to eat and train when you need to do. I think we all need to get real with who you are, and what you do. Once you get that you will get closer to your aims or be more comfortable with who you are.

                                                                                    • Nick Cobb
                                                                                      Nick Cobb  2 months back

                                                                                      Awesome motivational video, not only for working out, but also for all other areas of life.

                                                                                      • Nick Van Tinteren
                                                                                        Nick Van Tinteren  2 months back

                                                                                        Quite weirdly flattering to be thought of as roided haha

                                                                                        • Caner Guener
                                                                                          Caner Guener  2 months back


                                                                                          • Yannick P.
                                                                                            Yannick P.  2 months back

                                                                                            "I have good genetics"
                                                                                            "I have lower than average T-levels"

                                                                                          • I BROKEMYOWNHEART
                                                                                            I BROKEMYOWNHEART  2 months back

                                                                                            My own mom is a hater lol

                                                                                            • Davies.D
                                                                                              Davies.D  2 months back

                                                                                              Can’t beat the way Jeff’s evolved his content by involving Jessie! Seeing his body building journey as a normal guy and hard gainer is genius!! Natural takes time with even the very best like Jeff as a coach!! Well done Jeff and huge respect to Jessie!!!

                                                                                              • Shahid Sabir
                                                                                                Shahid Sabir  2 months back

                                                                                                Haters are gonna hate, keep preaching the truth brother 👍🏽✊🏽