15 Of The Best Sports Warmup Songs

15 Of The Best Sports Warmup Songs

Check out some the must-have songs on your sports warmup mix. If you need some inspiration, look no further!
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Who doesn't love a good sports warm up mix? Here are some of my favorite sports warm up songs. Many of them are pretty old-school but they are still great for high school and college football, volleyball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, or whatever other sport you might need a great mix for! Please note that these songs are not censored and you may need to find the censored version for your school's mix.

Act a Fool - Flosstradamus

This is a remix of Act a Fool by Three Six Mafia and Lil John. The background beat is Zombie Nation by Kernkraft 400.

Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy - Big and Rich

I can't say that I'm a huge country fan but this song always got me pumped up.

Zombie Nation (Remix) - Kernkraft 400

Who doesn't love Zombie Nation? This one is my favorite remix of this classic sports chant.

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Remember the Name - Fort Minor

Ten percent luck, twenty percent skill, fifteen percent concentrated power of will... If you haven't heard this sports jam before, you're missing out! Five percent pleasure, fifty percent pain and one hundred percent reason to remember the name...

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Can't Be Touched - Roy Jones Jr.

You will not win because I will not lose! Roy Jones Jr. lays out the beat in this great warm up song.

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Im'ma Shine - Youngbloodz

You might know this song from Step Up, the dance movie. This song is a great, fast-paced warm up song to get your heart pumping.

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Let's Get it Started - Black Eyed Peas

I am sure you've heard this jam before. It is one of the most common sports warm up songs out there and that certainly doesn't diminish its greatness.

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Lose Yourself - Eminem

This song was made famous in 8 Mile but continues to be played in sports venues and on radio stations to this day.

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Here Comes the Boom - Nelly

I know for many people, this Nelly song is their go-to pump up song. It is especially appropriate for volleyball warm up mixes.

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Bring 'em Out - T.I.

This is one of my personal favorites that gets my blood pumping and my muscles moving. The fast-paced rap gets me fired up and ready to get my game on.

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Original Don - Major Lazer & The Partysquad

The absence of lyrics and a strong beat make this a great warm up song for focusing in on your game.

Get Low - Lil John

To the window... to the wall! I am sure you've heard this one before as well but it is always a must in my own warm up mixes.

All I Do is Win - DJ Khaled ft. Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, and T-Pain

This is one of the more common songs I hear during warm up sessions and it is a great song to include in your mix as well.

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Yeah! - Usher ft. Lil John

This is certainly a classic contender for one of the most commonly included sports warm up songs of the 2010's.

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Jump Around - House of Pain

This song is perfect for a great basketball or volleyball warm up mix. Jump, jump, jump around!

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Earl Thomas Wants a Contract Extension and The Seahawks Need To Make A Choice

The Seattle Seahawks have a decision to make.

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Earl Thomas is holding out from the Seattle Seahawks' mandatory practice activities. The 29-year-old veteran safety, who has consistently earned Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors throughout his career, is seeking a contract extension from Seattle that will likely make him the highest-paid safety in the NFL.

Entering the final year of his four-year, $40 million contract extension that he signed in 2014, Thomas released a statement on social media stating that he wishes to have his contract situation taken care of as soon as possible and that he will not participate in mandatory team activities until he gets what he desires. This has caused a considerable amount of drama across the league and rampant speculation about the Seahawks possibly trading him to another team, particularly the Dallas Cowboys.

Thomas has been an integral part of Seattle's historic "Legion of Boom," which propelled the team to a victory in Super Bowl XLVIII and is considered to be one of the best defensive backfields in NFL history. In addition, Thomas himself has earned recognition across the league as one of the best safeties in football's recent memory. A six-time Pro Bowler and five-time All-Pro, Thomas excels at playing the middle of the field and erasing deep completions. Given that a player of his caliber is so rare, it is only natural that Thomas desires a contract extension of the highest order.

The thing is, Seattle is already quite tight against the salary cap over the next few years. They may have enough room to re-sign Thomas to an extension he wants, but they have traded away and released key components to their defense to free up cap space for the future. They claim to be in re-tooling mode, and signing a 29-year-old player to a massive contract does not seem ideal for many in that situation.

In addition, Thomas has drawn fire for telling Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett to "come get me" if they had the opportunity after Seattle's Week 16 victory over Dallas last season. Thomas, a Texas native, later clarified that he meant that he wants to play for the Cowboys if the Seahawks choose to part ways with him. The safety has reiterated several times that he wishes to remain in Seattle for the rest of his career, but the storm of drama he has created will not stop until something is done about his situation.

On the other hand, dealing Thomas would create yet another void at a very important position in the game. Despite the overhaul of some key positions, it would be less than optimal for any team to cut ties with certain players who could still serve as key pieces in the future. Thomas could be one of those players. He is, after all, a generational talent at the safety position that no team can hope of finding in every draft that comes along. Thomas seems like he still has at least a few years of All-Pro caliber football left in him and he could be instrumental in speeding up this re-tooling process.

This much is clear: Thomas is holding out for a contract extension, and the Seahawks must make a decision that will impact both the organization and Thomas' future with the team.

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5 Tips To Conquer The Beginning Of Your Senior Year Of High School

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If you're about to be a senior I know how stressed you must feel. Not only do you have to start another new school year you also need to start really thinking about your future. As scary as that might seem, it's such an amazing and fulfilling moment in your life! You finally get to see all the hard work pay off. Here are some tips that I used to have a (somewhat) stress-free beginning of your senior year.

1. Start crackin’ the books early

As much as we want to forget about school and focus on the summer; reality will bite you in the ass a week before you have school and you'll still have summer work to do. If you're anything like me I used to procrastinate and put off my assignments until the night before they were due. After I realized I really wanted to work hard my senior year I decided to take initiative and plan all my summer assignments and give myself mini-deadlines. By doing this I wasn't overwhelmed with all the work I had from all my AP classes, and I still managed to have a fun summer and get good grades on those assignments.

2. Start making a list of all the colleges you want to apply to

As scary and intimidating the college process seems if you approach it ahead of the game, it really wasn't all that terrible. Around August, I made my final list of all the schools I wanted to apply to. I still had to visit a couple more schools, but I had a pretty good list of safeties, targets, and reach schools that I really liked. Having this list before you start school gives you the opportunity to start applying early and finding out before most people in your class do.

3. Shop til’ you drop

I'm not joking...gaining confidence through clothes is the easiest way to express yourself and your personality. I made sure I got really cute dresses, skirts, tops, and shoes before I started senior year so I could feel like a million bucks in the halls even when I wanted to be sleeping in and watching Netflix. Unfortunately, if you don't have an option to wear what you want to find some cute accent pieces that will make you stand out and look somewhat different from everybody else.

4. Start filling out your Common/Coalition Application as soon as it comes out

Before you complete this tip make sure you have two or more schools on Common App, Coalition, or any other website that has a general application for a wide range of schools. For me, four out of the six schools I was applying to were on Common App so I made sure that I filled out everything that I knew to my knowledge on the application. By doing this I was ahead compared to my peers and I was able to focus on more important things, and I finished applying to schools well before my classmates.

Don't worry about the things you don't know because your guidance counselor will help you finish up your application to make sure it represents you and your high school to the fullest.

5. Make a bucket list off all the things you want to do before your senior year ends

Senior year is known to be the year of the lasts, and personally, for me, I wasn't ready at the time to accept it. Before I walked into school on the last first day of high school I made sure I wrote ten things I wanted to do before I graduated high school. Having this list gave me a reminder about how fast life flies by, and sooner or later I was about to start my first year of college. I completed my bucket list and I could not be any happier than I am currently about how my senior year went. I made distinguished honors all four marking periods, I moved my GPA from a 3.4 to a 3.6, I got into my dream school, I received local scholarships and awards from my school and community, and so much more. Without making this list I don't think I would have achieved as much as I did.

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