Music and Gear to Pump Up and Train Like an NFL Player

Now, that NFL’s bone-crunching, tire-flipping season is back, there’s no better time to get pumped up and start training like your favorite pro footballer. So here’s some of the key workout equipment, exercises, and music to get you ripped for game time.

Heart monitor apps: Most NFL players and coaches use heart monitors to ensure they’re reaching their optimum cardio rates, but phone apps like the Instant Heart Rate app by Azumio and Runtastic Heart Rate Pro work just as well. A good target to shoot for is 50 to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate, according to the American Heart Association. (Your maximum heart rate is approximately 220 minus your age.)

Resistance bands: Strengthen your throwing arm like the pro QBs do with three simple resistance exercises using these multicolored bands, advises Stack.com. The bands help develop the specific shoulder muscles that rotate the arm back, over and inward while throwing a ball.

Kettle bells: These cast-iron balls don’t look intimidating until you start doing the reps that NFL UP! Suggests. Pretty soon you’ll be crying for Momma Lynch – Marshawn’s mom.

Tires: Texans’ sack king J.J. Watt swears he stays in beast mode by flipping 1,000-pound tires and even proved it on this season’s TV series “Hard Knocks.” You don’t have to go that big. Start with a 200-300-pound tractor wheel — you know, something small, Bodybuilding.com suggests.

Beats headphones:  Cam Newton, Tom Brady, and Richard Sherman may be fined $10,000 every time they wear their Beats headphones instead of the NFL-sanctioned  Bose brand, but you won’t. So go ahead and sport those shiny ear cans.

Wireless music app: Make pump-up playlists, listen without wifi or a cellphone signal, and access all your music on the field with free music app MyMusicCloud.

But, wait-a-sec, you’re going to need some songs to get your adrenaline pumping. Billboard.com interviewed the team DJs for the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks to see what their players listen to at real NFL practices. Here are some samples …

Seahawks Football Playlist

“Let’s Groove” by Earth, Wind & Fire

“Bugatti” by Ace Hood featuring Future, Rick Ross

“Hot Boy” by Bobby Shmurda

“Energy” by Drake

“Who’s that Lady” by The Isley Brothers

“I” by Kendrick Lamar

“No Flex Zone” by Rae Sremmurd

“All Day” by Kanye West featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney

“Marshawn Lynch” by Mistah F.A.B.

“TTU (Too Turnt Up)” by Flosstradamaus featuring Waka Flocka Flame

Atlanta Falcon Football Playlist

“Workin” by Waka Flocka Flame

“Work” by A$AP Ferg

“WDYW” by Carnage featuring A$AP Ferg, Lil Uzi Vert, & Rich the Kid

“We in Da City” by Young Dro

“Watch Out” by 2 Chainz

“Real Sisters ” by Future

“Mind Right – Remix” by TK N Cash featuring B.o.B.

“March Madness” by Future

“Where Ya At” by Future featuring Drake

“Blasé” by Ty Dolla $ign featuring Future & Rae Sremmurd

25 Basketball Pump Up Songs for March Madness and Anytime

Edit: Many of our users know by now, but MyMusicCloud has officially become eMusic as of 09/25/17. 

eMusic provides all the features MMC users have used and love, such as access to any of your previously stored music and playlists, unlimited cloud storage & playback on multiple devices. It also includes much more – access to over 26 million tracks at up to 55% off iTunes pricing, access to free music every day, all year and access to premium sales and promotions.
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When spring rolls around for college basketball fans, all you want your team to do is win, win, win, so we’ve hustled together this playlist of 25 banging basketball pump-up songs. Rihanna‘s tipping things off for the NCAA this championship season with her song “American Oxygen,” featured in the league’s commercials, but we’ve also got Drake, Eminem, Lupe Fiasco,  Jay-Z, Kernkraft 400, the Kongos, 50 Cent, Troop 41 and some Iggy and Beyonce – just to keep things interesting.

Whether you’re playing the brackets or practicing layups in the park, it’s always hoops time with these 25 Basketball Pump Up Songs …

 

1. Diddy / Dirty Money featuring Skylar Grey – Coming Home
2. Kernkraft 400 — Sports Chant Stadium Remix
3. Avicii –Wake Me Up (ADE Techno Remix)
4. Juelz Santana – The Second Coming
5. Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On
6. DJ Khaled feat. Ludacris, Rick Ross, T-Pain & Snoop Dogg – All I Do Is Win
7. Rihanna — American Oxygen
8. E-dubble — Changed My Mind
9. Akon featuring Steven Cooper — Bigger
10. Troop 41 – Do the John Wall
11. Iggy Azalea — Bounce
12. Kongos – Come with Me Now
13. Eminem – Berzerk
14. Kanye West [GOOD Music] feat. R. Kelly, Teyana Taylor — To the World
15. Meek Mill featuring Rick Ross – I’ma Boss
16. Kid Ink – Hell and Back
17. Beyonce – Baby Boy
18. Eminem featuring Yelawolf and Slaughter — Psychopath Killer
19. Young Money featuring Drake — Trophies
20. Lil Jon & DJ Snake — Turn Down for What
21. Jay-Z Featuring Rihanna, Kanye West – Run This Town
22. Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster Stronger
23. 50 Cent & Snoop Dogg – I’m a Pimp
24. Jay-Z — Public Service Announcement
25. Destiny’s Child – Survivor

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