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Movies that FIRE YOU UP

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:02 pm
by ellerbus
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".

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:40 pm
by drummaniac
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.

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:37 pm
by Matt Z
"Conan the Barbarian" is pretty badass.

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:11 am
by Wouter
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.

Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:49 pm
by ellerbus
Forgot about 300, by the end of that movie I felt like I could have taken on the Persian Army.

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:01 pm
by steverino
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!

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:35 pm
by mattk25
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!

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 8:26 pm
by Jebus
lol no one said rocky yet.

ace ventura pumps me up

Posted: Fri May 15, 2009 3:12 pm
by jeffrerr
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!

John

(*on an 8 foot rim of course! lol)

motivational movies

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:11 pm
by daniel
Annapolis

Re: Movies that FIRE YOU UP

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:01 pm
by ballophun
Any Given Sunday.
My housemate throws this one on occasionally when we're doing weights.
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Re: Movies that FIRE YOU UP

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:03 pm
by Oscar_Actuary
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

Re: Movies that FIRE YOU UP

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:37 pm
by CorlessJohnJ
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!!!!!!

Re: Movies that FIRE YOU UP

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:56 pm
by stuward
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;

Re: Movies that FIRE YOU UP

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:41 pm
by robertscott
so many bad films mentioned in this thread...