Train With The Zlatan Ibrahimovic ‘Mental Muscle’ Playlist


Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been in hot goalscoring form in his debut season at Manchester United, and continues to dominate English football. But how does he keep up such a high level of performance? The Swede star, 35, is well-known for his strict gym regime as he attempts to stay in top shape to cut it in the brutal pace of the Premier League.

The Man U forward attributes his success to a combination of immense ability and mental determination. Added to that, training is a large part of any athlete’s continued performance.

And as we at Sport Playlists can attest to, a great workout needs a great soundtrack. With this in mind the Sweden international has handpicked some personal favourites for his ‘Mental Muscle’ playlist.

With tracks by Jay Z, Notorious BIG and Skrillex, the 19-track list features a mix of old-school rap, hip-hop, dubstep, and even a bit of ‘cheese’ in the shape of Vanilla Ice’s ‘Ice Ice Baby’.

According to Ibrahimovic’s own fashion brand A-Z Sportswear:

“His playlist is a balance between motivating up-tempo tunes and more mellow moments when it’s all about strength and focus.”

Zlatan Ibrahimovic also has a host of Swedish artists on his playlist, including Ken Ring and rap group Grillat and Grandy.

Ibrahimovic had said following United’s EFL Cup victory over Southampton:

“The older I get, the more mature I get, the more I am surrounded by a winning mentality. It is all about winning those trophies. This is what I am doing. Wherever I have gone I have won. This is what I predicted. Everything I thought would happen, has.”

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