Some athletes are willing to partake in untraditional means to gain a competitive advantage on the field, notwithstanding is former NFL star running back Marshawn Lynch, also referred to as "Beast Mode."

In the second season premiere of the ESPN+ series Peyton’s Places, the former league-leading rusher revealed that his renowned Beast Mode alter ego was fueled by the popular cognac-based drink, Hennessy. 

“My superstition was that I needed to have a shot, maybe a shot and a half before every game,” he admitted to host Peyton Manning, a former NFL star quarterback.