The 50 Best Pre-Game Songs To
Turn You Into An Animal..

“..you gotta search within you, you gotta find that inner strength and just pull
that shit out of you and get that motivation to not give up..”
Eminem – Till I Collapse


Game-time.

MUSIC has been my secret best friend for a long-time.

I used to have a set playlist I’d listen to before games. I’d tweak it all the time.

It had to be in just the right order, and I had to start it at just the right time before tip-off (usually an hour).

And every time I listened to it it..

..it was like a shot of KICK-ASS, straight to the heart.

I would instantly become more focused, more energized and completely ready to lay the hardwood smackdown on anyone who mistakenly chose to stand in my way.

Science has backed the power of specific types of music too. Lots of studies over the last 10 years or so have shown certain music to instantly increase strength and endurance, as well as head injuries due to repeated forehead-wall interactions.

And here’s the best part: With so many choices out there, we all have our own go-to songs, which brings me today to..

The 50 Best Pre-Game Songs To Pump You Up.

A few weeks ago, I surveyed more than 30,000 athletes and asked them, “What’s your favorite pre-game song? What do you always listen to before workouts and games?

After we got all the responses, we went through them and picked out 50 of the best.

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Time: 2:16 PM

Place: Los Angeles, CA

Today’s my birthday.

The old, old age of 24.

And per usual, the first thing I did when I woke up this morning was write in my journal.

It’s become something of a tradition for me to ask myself two questions on the morning of my birthday, before I start fielding all the calls and texts from awesome people.

Here are the two questions I ask myself:

1. What things did I do over the last year that I’m most proud of?

2. What am I most excited about doing in the next year ahead?

The answers to #1 let me know which things I should really focus on doing more of in the next year, and the answers to #2 get me all jazzed up and clear on where I’m going this year.

And NOW..

Since I know it’s my birthday, I could totally ask for birthday presents from everyone and totally play it up, but there’s really only one thing I want from you today..

Answer These 2 Questions In The Comments Section..

1. What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from me, and how has it helped you?

2. What are YOU most excited about for the next year of your life?

Seeing your answers here make me feel awesome (and really make all the work I do worth it). And I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised how good it makes you feel to answer that second question — if anything, it gets your brain really clear on what you want, exactly.

Talk to you below.

Best.

-Coach Alex


Nervous, or Excited?

Time: 4:00 PM
Place: Los Angeles

MINDSET Questions..

I’m gonna start with a great one that came in from high-school baller Stephen.

Stephen writes..

“The only I want to know is how not
to be nervous during tryouts!

Thanks.”

Great question man.

I feel you on this one.

I used to get that nervous feeling before going up against guys I thought were better than me..

Wish I knew then what I’m about to tell you now.

There are 5 things that come to my mind right away when I hear about this. (more…)

Real quick today homey.

I want to know one thing from you..

What questions do you have about your MINDSET for this upcoming season?

Post YOUR question below in the Comment Section after you finish reading this post.

I’m going to shoot some videos for you (from the beach, I think!) answering your best questions this coming weekend.

This season is going to be HUGE for you, and I want to make sure we’ve got your mind right going into it.

Reply now below, and let me know.

To being the best,

-Coach Alex

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