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Music That Gets Athletes Pumped

Michael Phelps gets hyped for his swimming races by listening to DMX.
Michael Phelps
Danny Kass gets pumped for snowboarding by listening to Metallica.
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What does Lebron or Sammy Sosa listen to before playing a big game? Kidzworld checks out the tunes your fave athletes use to get hyped!

Sammy Sosa - Before dancing around the baseball diamond, the Cubs' outfielder likes to blast some high-decibel salsa music in the clubhouse. The homerun hitter says salsa music keeps him loose and keeps his mind focused.

Lebron James - For Lebron's hoops hype, the star of the Cleveland Cavaliers cranks up the tunes of Jay-Z.

Jerome Bettis - The running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers puts Tupac's "Me Against The World" in the stereo for his pre-game hype session. Accoring to Jerome, "When I go out on a field, that's my mindset. Its his magic on the soccer field, teenage soccer star, Freddy Adu gets hyped for games by blasting 50 Cent and Eminem in his Discman.

Michael Phelps - The fastest swimmer on the planet follows a strict routine when it comes to the tunes that pump him up. "I ALWAYS listen to DMX. The song is called "Party up," says Phelps. He listened to it before breaking his first world record and it's been in his stereo ever since.

Sebastian Telfair - The rookie guard for the Portland Trailblazers loads Kanye West, Jay-Z and Eminem into his stereo before stepping onto the basketball court.

Danny Kass - The me against the world out there."

Freddy Adu - Before working snowboarding star of the 2002 Winter Olympics flipped and twisted his way to a silver medal in the halfpipe while listening to the heavy metal sounds of Metallica.

What tunes do you like to listen to before playing a big game? What music gets you hyped?

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these don't get me pumped!
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