Ever wonder how Phelps revs up before a meet? Or what fires up Walsh for a big match?
Wonder no more! We’ve done the research and compiled a list of songs that pump up some of our favorite athletes during training. Whether Eminen gets your blood pumping, or Beyonce is more your speed, our playlist is sure to light your torch. So, grab your headphones and your workout gear – and kick start your own Olympic routine today!
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Michael Phelps: Swimming, Eminem “Til I Collapse”
Natalie Coughlin: Swimming, Run DMC “It’s Tricky”
Ryan Lochte: Swimming, Lil’ Wayne f/ Birdman “Fire Flame”
Allyson Felix: Track & Field, Beyonce “Diva”
Lolo Jones: Track & Field, The Chemical Brothers “Galvanize”
Asafa Powell: Track & Field, Wayne Wonder “No Letting Go”
Kara Goucher: Marathon, All-American Rejects “Move Along”
Nastia Liukin: Gymnastics, Eminem “Lose Yourself”
John Orozco: Gymnastics, Sweeney Todd Soundtrack “Wait”
Taylor Phinney: Cycling, David Guetta f/ Usher “Without You”
Kerri Walsh: Beach Volleyball, T.I. f/ Rihanna “Live Your Life”
Alex Morgan: Soccer, Team USA, Lupe Fiasco “The Show Goes On”
Tony Azevedo: Water Polo, Team USA, Pearl Jam “ALIVE”