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President Obama got pumped for his DNC speech with Eminem's 'Lose Yourself'

We're not quite sure we know what to say about recently-surfaced footage of President Obama headbanging to "Lose Yourself" by Eminem, except ... OBAMA?!??

It's just, well, we never expected him to be nervous. On the surface, he looked so calm. So ready.

The unlikely pairing of song and man can be seen in a video that's been uploaded to Hillary Clinton's YouTube channel, showing the backstage fervor at the Democratic National Convention.

The truth is, we've been using the same song for years to get through crunches, hilly runs, harrowing final exams, oppressive commutes and even daily tasks like making our beds. (Listen, some days are tougher than others.) It's really no surprise that the president requires the same fanfare to get in the zone — especiallybefore such a high-profile event.

While the part of the YouTube video involving Obama's pump-up sesh goes by in a flash, we think you'll relish every millisecond. (And if you want an isolated view, check out the Vine near the top of the story.)

So get ready, skip 1 minute into the video (at exactly 1:00!) to find the moment — and prepare to get pumped.

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Watch this 106-year-old woman boogie for the Obamas

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