Movies that FIRE YOU UP

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Movies that FIRE YOU UP

Post by ellerbus » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:02 pm

I caught an airing of Rudy this week and got all fired up to workout ... "at midnight" ... alas the gym was closed plus I'm skipping out this week to rest up (gotta cold - wah).

Rudy is one of my favorites, if you've never seen it I recommend it. It's about a little guy who wants nothing more in life than to play football for Notre Dame. He had a dream and he went full-force to obtain it.

So I'm wondering ... what movies motivate you all. Not the ones where you walk away saying "WOW, that was a great movie". I'm talking about the ones where if the gym wasn't closed, "You'd be driving there during the closing credits".

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Post by drummaniac » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:40 pm

me and the guys i workout with watched the movie Pumping Iron probably 100 times in a row or more. That and of course 300. Also the movie the gladiator pump me up.

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Post by Matt Z » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:37 pm

"Conan the Barbarian" is pretty badass.

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Post by Wouter » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:11 am

I've seen the Hulk a few weeks ago in the cinema's and it made me want to go workout immediatly.

*SPOILER*
If you've seen the film it wasn't the Hulk who made me want to workout (well he did a little bit) it was his opponent who just got his first injection of the radiation and jumped up the staircase/sprinted much faster than the rest of the army.

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Post by ellerbus » Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:49 pm

Forgot about 300, by the end of that movie I felt like I could have taken on the Persian Army.

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Post by steverino » Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:01 pm

Enter the Dragon with Bruce Lee. If I pop in the DVD, I will probably spend the whole movie doing push-ups and squats and stretches. I know its cheesey and unrealistic, but Lee's movie persona is so unstoppable, I just kind of find it inspiring. Plus, there's some great quotes from the bad guy about "forging your body in the fire of your will" and stuff like that. Great work-out movie!

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Post by mattk25 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:35 pm

Yeah Martial Arts movies tend to do it for me too! Also like superhero movies to get me pumped. Even though they aren't real!

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Post by Jebus » Mon May 04, 2009 8:26 pm

lol no one said rocky yet.

ace ventura pumps me up

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Post by jeffrerr » Fri May 15, 2009 3:12 pm

To get fired up for squats, or any leg work really, I like a good Basketball highlight reel of guys doing insane dunks! Gets me wanting to improve my vertical so I can do the same thing*!

As for getting pumped in general, pretty much anything with Arn in it that's not a comedy (except the opening of Twins with him on the island!), Mortal Kombat, the "You need a Montage" scene from Team America World Police, Enter the Dragon or the Kareem Abdul Jabbar vs Bruce Lee fight or anything with Leonardo Di Caprio because he just makes me so angry I take it out on the weights!

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motivational movies

Post by daniel » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:11 pm

Annapolis

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Re: Movies that FIRE YOU UP

Post by ballophun » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:01 pm

Any Given Sunday.
My housemate throws this one on occasionally when we're doing weights.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myyWXKeBsNk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by Oscar_Actuary » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:03 pm

Less stereotypical but for me, more effective is this gem from Al Pacino
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--IcPqrL ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

also
Braveheart
Fight Club

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Re: Movies that FIRE YOU UP

Post by CorlessJohnJ » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:37 pm

Oscar_Actuary wrote:Less stereotypical but for me, more effective is this gem from Al Pacino
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--IcPqrL ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

also
Braveheart
Fight Club

Legit braveheart is my alltime fav

FREEEEEEEDOMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!
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Post by stuward » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:56 pm

CorlessJohnJ wrote:
Oscar_Actuary wrote:Less stereotypical but for me, more effective is this gem from Al Pacino
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--IcPqrL ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

also
Braveheart
Fight Club

Legit braveheart is my alltime fav

FREEEEEEEDOMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!
http://vimeo.com/27105712" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Movies that FIRE YOU UP

Post by robertscott » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:41 pm

so many bad films mentioned in this thread...

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