Weightlifter Holley Mangold's Playlist
To prepare for the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships, Holley Mangold trained in silence.
"We don't really listen to music while we're training at the Olympic Training Center," she said in Colorado Springs a few weeks before placing 23rd in the 75+-kilogram (superheavyweight) weight class at worlds with a total lift of 245 kilograms (540 pounds).
"[U.S. coach] Zygmunt [Smalcerz] doesn't allow it. But when I go to competitions, there are two songs I have to listen to before I lift: 'Yes' by LMFAO and 'Dog Days are Over' by Florence + The Machine. I have those two on repeat when I'm in the back room."
"In 'Yes,' it says, 'Every day I see my dream.' It reminds me that this is my dream and I need to keep going. And 'Dog Days are Over' is another pump-up to remind me that this is my moment. This is the time to do something."
Those were also Mangold's go-to songs at the 2012 London Olympics where she placed 10th in the superheavyweight division despite competing with torn ligaments in her right wrist.
Here's what else Mangold jams to: