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Galmag
July 12th, 2011, 04:36 PM
First of all, I'd like to thank everyone who helped me with my How To Swim a 100m Breaststroke thread. I read your tips and started applying them.

My big meet is near and thoughts are already running through my head.
I figured I'm going to spend (hopefully) about one minute and twenty seconds in the water, so enough time to play a good pump up song in my head.

What I wanted to know is:
Do you play a song in your heads when you swim? on race day?
What is\are your favorite song(s)?


Let's dance!
Gal

fmracing
July 12th, 2011, 04:41 PM
I realize it's probably too much for 90% of the people here...

Pantera - regular people

That song always gets me pumped up :applaud:

dadis
July 12th, 2011, 04:45 PM
For backstrokers, "Bang Your Head".

ElaineK
July 12th, 2011, 04:48 PM
My latest one is "Feeling Stronger Every Day", by Chicago. (Those military push ups and chin ups are working!)

ande
July 12th, 2011, 05:03 PM
pick one that works for you


Here's a few threads:

Inspiring Songs

What's your song?


What's your song?

It's really about putting yourself in IPS
Tip 24 Ideal Performance State


Put yourself in IPS in workout and swim FAST
Get to where you can put yourself in IPS with just your mind, just your own thoughts. Songs serve as triggers to help you get in IPS.

Put yourself in IPS
play the song

Put yourself in IPS
play the song

(repeat)

Then later just play the song and
see if it alters your STATE.

IPS isn't blind rage & going all out, it's about doing what you need to do when you need to do it
to perform your race at your highest level

100 breastroke is almost all out.
the way you swim 100 SCY & SCM breastroke is diff from 100 LCM

hope this helps

ande

pmccoy
July 12th, 2011, 05:51 PM
I usually listen to one of these two:
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Little Wing
Dick Dale - Miserlou

fatboy
July 12th, 2011, 06:21 PM
Peter - you must be a guitarist

EJB190
July 12th, 2011, 06:47 PM
Kids by MGMT was my pump up song senior year of high school.

pmccoy
July 12th, 2011, 06:55 PM
Peter - you must be a guitaristYes but not a very good one.

jethro
July 12th, 2011, 07:08 PM
Two of my favorites:

Motörhead - Ace of Spades
Metallica - Battery

jaadams1
July 12th, 2011, 08:32 PM
I realize it's probably too much for 90% of the people here...

Pantera - regular people

That song always gets me pumped up :applaud:

I haven't listened to Pantera in quite a while. Gonna have to dig out the CDs again. I actually met their singer Phil Anselmo in the Dallas airport on my way to NAIA Nationals in San Antonio in 1996. Got him to sign one of my CDs as well! :)

swimmerb212
July 12th, 2011, 09:19 PM
Going the Distance by Cake!

And for warm-down - Swim 'til You Can't See Land by Frightened Rabbit.

(I've yet to find a song ABOUT swimming that's good FOR swimming, if you want to swim fast.)

fmracing
July 12th, 2011, 11:10 PM
I haven't listened to Pantera in quite a while. Gonna have to dig out the CDs again. I actually met their singer Phil Anselmo in the Dallas airport on my way to NAIA Nationals in San Antonio in 1996. Got him to sign one of my CDs as well! :)

That's awesome. Always liked Phil even though they had the big falling out. They had some real groundbreaking stuff for the early 90's. Still my fav band.

RIP Dime :chug:

__steve__
July 12th, 2011, 11:16 PM
mr bungle:joker:

Actually not recommended for swimming

Galmag
July 14th, 2011, 05:00 AM
Thanks guys.
Here are some songs I thought of.
I hope they'll help someone else swim faster too.


Rock&Indie:
‪3 Doors Down - Kryptonite‬‏ - YouTube (3 Doors Down - Kryptonite)
‪3 Doors Down - It's Not My Time‬‏ - YouTube (3 Doors Down - Not My Time)
‪Guns N' Roses - Paradise City‬‏ - YouTube (Guns'N'Roses - Paradise City)
‪Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby‬‏ - YouTube (The Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby)
‪Matchbox Twenty - How Far We've Come [video]‬‏ - YouTube (Matchbox Twenty - How Far We've Come)
*Especially for 1500m swimmers nearing the end of the race


Punk Rock:
‪The Offspring - The Kids Aren't Alright‬‏ - YouTube (The Offspring - The Kids Aren't Alright)
‪The Offspring - All I Want‬‏ - YouTube (The Offspring - All I want)


Elctro:
‪Linkin Park - Faint‬‏ - YouTube (Linkin Park - Faint)


Dance:
‪Kanye West - Stronger‬‏ - YouTube (Kanye West - Stronger)


Rap and R&b:
‪Fort Minor- Remember the name (w/ lyrics)‬‏ - YouTube (Fort Minor - Remember The Name)
‪Eminem - Sing For The Moment‬‏ - YouTube (Eminem - Sing For The Moment)
‪Fabolous - My Time ft. Jeremih‬‏ - YouTube (Fabolous - My Time)
*Not the best of songs, but I love the Idea of screaming It's My Time! in my head before I swim and the beat is pretty similar to my BR rythem
‪Roy Jones - Can't be touched‬‏ - YouTube (Roy Jones - Can't Be Touched)

I hope you found your pump up song or at least got a better idea of what you're looking for. This way or another, don't forget:
OUR PERSONAL RECORDS ARE SET BY OUR OWN SELVES!
Good luck!

gigi
July 14th, 2011, 02:14 PM
I don't think there's anything better than a blistering punk song for 50's and 100's

my go-to's
Rancid - Motorcycle Ride, Saint Mary, Let's Go, She's Automatic

knelson
July 14th, 2011, 02:20 PM
RIP Dime :chug:


On December 8, 2004, [Dimebag Darrell] Abbott was shot onstage while performing with Damageplan at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio.

The gunman was Nathan Gale,[5][13] who shot Abbott three times in the head, the third of which killed him instantly. Gale then continued shooting, killing three others and wounding a further seven. Gale fired a total of fifteen shots, stopping to reload once and remaining silent throughout the shooting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimebag_Darrell

no200fly
July 14th, 2011, 08:39 PM
Distance = "Radar Love" Golden Earing

Debugger
July 15th, 2011, 01:52 PM
Manowar - Number 1 ‪Manowar - Number 1‬‏ - YouTube

That's my favorite to tune myself though before start I prefer silence playing distance in my mind. When I swim it's like an eclipse in my head - I see no one, hear nothing (actually when I watch video later people are yelling and whistling) - I heard nothing! Only the end of the lane at the end of the tunnel is the only thing I see.

androvski
July 16th, 2011, 09:58 AM
I realize it's probably too much for 90% of the people here...

Pantera - regular people

That song always gets me pumped up :applaud:
Nice one, but I still prefer "‪Walk - Pantera‬‏ - YouTube" :)

lapswimmr
July 18th, 2011, 12:02 AM
Octopus's Garden : The Beatles
Yellow Submarine: The Beatles

Happy songs ..Smile and Swim !

Bobinator
July 18th, 2011, 09:19 AM
The morning of an open water race as you arrive at the venue:
ACDC "Hell's Bells".