When it comes to getting in the right head space before pushing one's body — whether it be hitting the gym or performing in front of thousands — everyone has to do what's right for them. When it comes to sports, training and practice are important, but getting pumped up just before game time is arguably just as significant. Everyone could use a little inspiration for those moments, even if it's just for motivation to hit the gym. From the 2017 ESPYs, 10 professional athletes reveal their rituals before go time, because these pros know a little something about what it takes to give their best performance.
Men and women from the NFL, NBA, WWE, and Olympics reflect on what's right for them before the showdown, no matter how ridiculous or boring it may seem. Learning their usual rituals proves nothing is too silly or outside-the-box to get in the right place, mentally. In fact, they may inspire others to try new things — from watching a badass movie, cuddling with the perfect blanket, having the right meal, or tapping into their spirituality. Take a look at ten athletes pre-performance rituals.