Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind!

How do you create a corporate culture that allows people to live their best lives? Based off the principles that Lonnie observed in his father, the famous red shoe wearing wrestler Moondog Mayne - he created a philosophy that helps spread positivity in the workplace. Lonnie is an expert aggregator and motivator of brilliant minds, this week you will learn what it really means to walk a mile in someone else’s red shoes!

 

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LESSON
At the center of every accomplishment is amazing people
Implement a holistic approach in business
Self-awareness is key
Find a community that holds you accountable
Put yourself out there and really live
Empower people to do their best work and live their best life

LINKS
https://redshoesliving.com

TIME STAMPS:
0:00 Joe De Sena, Sefra Alexandra, Colonel Nye & Guest Host Ret. CSM Frank Grippe introduce this weeks interview
1:25 DNAFIT.COM/SPARTAN for 20% discount
1:53 Interview begins
2:15 Moondog Mayne
4:50 Living your best life
6:30 SPARTAN X Leadership : The Spartan Way
8:05 DNAFIT.COM/SPARTAN Break
12:00 Red Shoes Living philosophy
14:00 How do we keep people engaged?
16:00 Positivity and self awareness are key
18:00 Joe De Sena, Sefra Alexandra, Colonel Nye & Guest Host Ret. CSM Frank Grippe discuss Lonnie’s interview and how to integrate the Red Shoes principles into your life
22:50 DNAFIT.COM/SPARTAN close

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Sefra Alexandra, Colonel Nye & Guest Host Ret. CSM Frank Grippe
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

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Let’s be more cautious about always over-prioritizing Safety above everything else.

Using the phrase “Safety First” as a default teases us to not engage in the critical conversations revolving around risk assessment, risk mitigation, and risk acceptance. It feeds risk aversion and zero defects mentality. It can create mindless procedural automation. And, it can also create the exact hesitation that leads to increased danger or threat.
I like to tell my loved ones to “Be Smart” not “Be Safe”. I feel it implies much more and automatically includes the elements of safety consciousness.

LESSONS:
Without Risk, there can be no Reward.
Appropriate Risk
Being smart includes the elements of reasonable risk and safety.

 

LINKS:

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CREDITS:

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion,llc.
Host: Brian “tosh” Chontosh
Show notes: Brian “tosh” Chontosh

© 2019 Spartan

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What Is Mental Flow: A State Of Self-Motivation
Do you remember the last time you completely focused on a task that was both challenging and satisfying? It may have happened during your last a long race (Sprint, Super, or Beast), or listening to an intense piece of music, or while you were solving a crossword puzzle. What do those moments have in common? They may have been times when you experienced “flow.” What is it? How to achieve it?

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT

Getting into “flow” (which is similar to what athletes call “the zone”) not only feels great, it has a great halo effect, too. One study shows that people who experience flow get positive after-effects – feeling more productive, creative and happy – for almost three days.

So how do know you’re in the flow? And how can you increase your chances of getting into it?

Here are some signs. The most common one is losing awareness of yourself and losing track of time. This is tightly connected with being completely focused on whatever task you’re doing and feeling completely in control over the requirements of that task as well as its outcome.

But that feeling of control doesn’t mean that the task is easy. You have to “earn” that feeling of flow. If the task is too easy, then it doesn’t require concentration. In contrast, when the task is too hard, your focus can be disrupted because you don’t feel in control. It’s that sweet spot in between. But even then, you can break down a difficult task into smaller parts that are easier but still require focus to master (like when an art student might give up on doing a whole portrait quickly and just focus instead on getting the eyes of the subject just right.)

So, it’s cool to be in flow, but how can you increase the chances of getting there?

Whether it’s a mental or a physical task, you can do three things to improve the chances of getting into flow.

1) Get the clutter out of your brain. This means putting tasks in order and making sure your responsibilities are all under control for the moment.
2) Stop interruptions. That means not letting little things interrupt you (like checking emails and texts) and procrastinating tactics like starting some big project at home that can easily be scheduled for another time.
3) Get calm. Hunger, thirst, and random noises can all make claims to our attention. Eat a snack, drink some water, and put on some music that might help you concentrate.

While for many people, experiencing “flow” may be a rare occurrence, you can (and should) practice achieving flow – in little ways as well as big. The more you practice, the more you’re likely to get there.


KEY TERMS & IDEAS

Flow is the “temporary psychological merger of the person with the activity” (Amabile). It is a product of (as well as a platform for) sustained focus to complete an activity. That activity involves some challenge that requires concentration, but it neither too easy nor too hard. There are ways to prepare yourself and your surroundings to increase the chances “getting in the zone.”


LINKS & RESOURCES:

Follow Dr. Nada on:

Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nada-milo...
Sage Tonic www.sagetonic.com
Sage Tonic on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sagetonic/

Alayna Kennedy, “Flow State: What It Is and How to Achieve It,” Huffington Post, April 5, 2016, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/alayna-kennedy/flow-state-what-it-is-and_b_9607084.html, accessed January 2019.

Teresa M. Amabile, et al., "Affect and creativity at work," Administrative science quarterly 50.3 (2005): 367-403, https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/37e6/1bf9382d80aa6640a1d6be8d12652319201d.pdf, accessed January 2019.

Chistine L. Carter, “3 Steps to Finding Your Flow,” Psychology Today, September 9, 2015, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/raising-happiness/201509/3-steps-finding-your-flow, accessed January 2019.

Melli O’Brien, “How to Enter the ‘Flow State’ Any Time: Four Simple Steps,” Melli O’Brien (blog), https://mrsmindfulness.com/how-you-can-enter-mindfulness-in-4-simple-steps/,
accessed January 2019.


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CREDITS:
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD

© 2019 Spartan

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This week's Spartan Athlete host Matt B. Davis talks to Faye Morgan. She was a gymnast and spent time in the Marines. Now, she is a mom of 4 and a Spartan Pro. She talks about how she conquers obstacles and finds time to train, and how she thinks about an athletes unique strengths and weaknesses.


LESSONS:
You can’t just rely on speed anymore as a Pro racer.
There are multiple ways to attack obstacles.
You can train in smaller chunks of times.
Once you start small, you can build up your training over time.

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Faye Morgan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fayemocr/

CREDITS:
Host: Matt B Davis
Show Notes: Matt B Davis
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Videography: Adam Coe
Editing: Heather Knox

© 2019 Spartan

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Experiencing painful emotions is a part of life that we cannot avoid. But we try to through various types of numbing mechanisms. This could be anything from alcohol to drugs to food to over-exercise to gambling to social media. We are pretty proficient as a society in wiggling our way around uncomfortable feelings and moving towards either a numbing position or something more comfortable. But if you are looking to toughen up your mind and improve your performance in life, learning how to manage painful emotions is going to get you much further than numbing.

LESSONS:
Painful emotions exist for everyone and working to manage these emotions can build a healthy level of resilience and tolerance skills.
Work on observing the painful emotion, acknowledging that it exists, and then ride the wave, trusting that there will be a peak but there will also be a lull where you can catch your breath.
Remember, you are NOT your emotion. Being angry does not mean you are an angry person. And being sad doesn’t mean you are a depressed person. It just means that you are experiencing those emotions.


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CREDITS:

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host: Dr. Lara Pence
Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

© 2019 Spartan

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World famous for his physique and his “Insanity” workouts, Shaun T has graduated from teaching healthy body to teaching healthy MENTALITY. His superpower is getting uncomfortable - the more uncomfortable he is, the more he is learning and growing. Shaun T tells Spartan founder Joe De Sena how he has spent his life confronting issues and resolving them with “truth, trust and transparency” and moving forward with “passion, power & persistence.” True strength is in vulnerability, honesty and letting your emotions come forth.

LESSONS:
Fit doesn’t have a size it has a mentality
When people deny the truth that’s when turmoil begins
Life is a journey not a destination
Accept who you are
Visualize what you want
You can’t control the future but you can control your experience
Confront yourself first - honesty leads to betterment
Let your emotions out - connect to the feeling
Be in dialogue with your food
The more you know the more you grow

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Tiger Balm Active. Trust Tiger Balm Active for proven pain relief. Get new Tiger Balm Active in Gel, Rub and convenient Spray. https://tigerbalm.us/

LINKS
Shaun T shauntfitness.com/safespace
Shaun T on Facebook FB.com/shauntfitness

TIME STAMPS
00:00 A moment of truth
00:20 Joe, Col. Nye, Dr. Johnny & Sefra introduce this weeks interview
1:40 Interview begins: T for Transformation
3:30 Running through a Spartan Race
6:00 Fit mentality
7:00 A difficult childhood
8:00 Not being a victim
9:00 Working hard
9:40 Tiger Balm Active https://www.tigerbalm.us
10:55 Interview returns: how to not spiral into a dark place
11:30 Using visualization
12:15 Controlling the experience
13:15 “Telling yourself” first
14:15 Who are you surrounding yourself with?
15:45 Honoring your emotions
17:30 Talk to your food
19:00 Passion, power & persistence
20:00 The more you know the more you grow
21:45 Joe, Col. Nye, Dr. Johnny & Sefra discuss this weeks interview
26:22 Tiger Balm Active https://tigerbalm.us/


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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Sefra Alexandra, Colonel Nye & Dr. Johnny Waite
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

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When I find myself getting frustrated, struggling with events or life, being disappointed by others or my expectations it’s usually because I’m investing too much emotional energy in the area of interest. Or, not enough energy in the area of control.

When we find ourselves going down the emotional or irrational mind path we need to create a trigger to get us back into rational and process oriented mode. This is where the area of control can come into play. Control what you can control and identify what it is you might be overlooking that is in your control. Once you’ve gotten practiced at that, start looking at this area of influence where you can really get ahead of the curve on control and interest.


LESSONS:
If you can’t control it, why are you trying to?
Spending time controlling and influencing the things you can shouldn’t leave much time/energy left on trying to do the same for what is interesting.
When you find yourself going emotional it’s time to reset by focusing on what you can control and accepting what you can not.

LINKS:
7 Habits of Highly Effective People ~Steven Covey
https://www.franklincovey.com/the-7-habits.html

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CREDITS:

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion,llc.
Host: Brian “tosh” Chontosh
Show notes: Brian “tosh” Chontosh

© 2019 Spartan

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Ginseng has recently gained popularity for those looking to get an extra edge on the job, or to improve daily focus. It also has rejuvenating qualities that can support an increase in energy.

There are two main varieties of ginseng, American and Asian (Korean) that have slightly different benefits, so talk to you doctor to make sure you’re taking the appropriate one for your needs.

In addition to its well-known energy-boosting potential, here are three other reasons to use ginseng:

1: Stress Relief
After incorporating ginseng into their diets, people taking American or Asian ginseng recorded a drop in stress and have also reported an enhanced feeling of well-being. Several studies have also measured ginseng’s effect by a self-reported increase in quality of life and improvement in mental acuity.

2: Immune Health
Ginseng offers a natural remedy to help maintain a healthy immune system and keep away the sniffles during cold and flu season. By enhancing resistance to illnesses, the extract from ginseng roots, stems and leaves provide a defense against various infections. A clinical study conducted in 1996 revealed that patients who received ginseng had a lower incidence of influenza and colds, higher antibody titers (levels), and higher natural killer cell (immune) activity levels.

3: Weight Regulation
If your blood-sugar levels are too high, your body cannot break down fat. American ginseng has been shown as an effective blood-glucose modulator that can lower blood sugar levels in diabetic and non-diabetic patients.

One important thing to remember, ginseng can thin your blood. If you take any kind of blood-thinning medication please check with your health provider before adding this herb to your diet.

Ginseng’s herbal properties and nutrient-rich composition can make it a great addition to your health routine. It can be taken as a supplement or capsule, but an easier approach is enjoying it as an herbal tea or adding ginseng root or powder to drinks on a daily basis.
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American Ginseng: “The aromatic root of the perennial herb Panax quinquefolius, native to eastern North America. American ginseng, used in Chinese traditional medicine and available as a nutritional supplement, is classified as an adaptogenic herb with multiple effects, many of which are regulatory in nature.” See National Cancer Institute, “Ginseng,” NCI Drug Dictionary,
https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-drug/def/american-ginseng, accessed January 2019.

Asian (Korean) Ginseng:
“Asian ginseng is native to the Far East, including China and Korea, and has been used for health-related purposes for at least 2,000 years. The terms red ginseng and white ginseng refer to Asian ginseng roots prepared in two different ways.” See National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, “American Ginseng,” National Institute of Health, https://nccih.nih.gov/health/asianginseng/ataglance.htm, accessed January 2019.

 

LINKS & RESOURCES:

Follow Dr. Nada on:

Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nada-milo...
Sage Tonic www.sagetonic.com
Sage Tonic on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sagetonic/

Robert Sanders, “Researchers find out why some stress is good for you,” Berkeley News, April 16, 2013,
https://news.berkeley.edu/2013/04/16/researchers-find-out-why-some-stress-is-good-for-you/, accessed
January 2019.

Seungyeop Lee and Dong-Kwon Rhee, "Effects of ginseng on stress-related depression, anxiety, and the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis," Journal of ginseng research 41.4 (2017): 589-594.

F. Scaglione, et al., "Efficacy and safety of the standardised Ginseng extract G115 for potentiating vaccination against the influenza syndrome and protection against the common cold [corrected]." Drugs under experimental and clinical research 22.2 (1996): 65-72.

Sun Young Kim et al., "Effects of red ginseng supplementation on menopausal symptoms and cardiovascular risk factors in postmenopausal women: a double-blind randomized controlled trial," Menopause 19.4 (2012): 461-466.

Hyeong-Geug Kim et al., "Antifatigue effects of Panax ginseng CA Meyer: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial," PloS one 8.4 (2013): e61271.

Andrew Scholey et al., "Effects of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) on neurocognitive function: an acute, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study," Psychopharmacology 212.3 (2010): 345-356.

J. T. Xie et al., "Ginseng berry reduces blood glucose and body weight in db/db mice," Phytomedicine 9.3 (2002): 254-258.

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CREDITS:
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© 2019 Spartan

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Kevin Gillotti talks with Ashley Heller, Kaci Monroe, Emilee Smith about what it takes to race together as a team & the nuances and considerations before a race, and out on the race course, and building a team & working with others to get the job done.

TAKE AWAY POINTS:
Consider your teammates across several criteria beyond just friends
Be sure to train together as a team
Know each teammates strengths & exploit them
Have a strategy, but be fluid

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Kevin Gillotti on The Web www.kevingillotti.com

CREDITS:
Host: Kevin Gillotti
Show Notes & Artwork: Kevin Gillotti
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Videography: Madison McGahan, Mike Isabell, Alberto Campos
Editing: Heather Knox

 

© 2019 Spartan

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Sometimes, as Spartans, we get so caught up in doing more, that we actually work ourselves into the ground. That maximal work pushes you into the red zone. Here’s how to work smarter, not just harder!


LESSONS:

Identify what you are taking too far (fitness, work, nutrition, etc) to the point that things are actually working against you.
Learn from your mistakes and, most of all, learn from the mistakes of others.
Are you being productive or just busy?
Remove the time wasting activities in your life.
Focus on the result producing, productive things you do!


LINKS:
More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com
Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book


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Follow Zach on Instagram https://instagram.com/zevenesh
Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh
Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host & Show Notes: Zach Even - Esh

© 2019 Spartan

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Insecurities can pop up at any time. We all have them and some of us use certain strategies to keep them at bay. One insecurity that can rear its ugly head, especially when we are in a group setting, is that around contribution. Sometimes we may hear our inner critic exclaim, “you’ve got nothing to contribute. Be quiet.” Typically, this is stemming from a fear of rejection or judgment. Working to fight off this insecurity can be hard but it’s essential to do so because we ALL have something to contribute. No, not in all situations or in all arenas. But we were all made to contribute to this world and it’s important to operate from this position so that your mind and self-esteem remain as healthy as possible.

LESSONS:
Remember, you are vital to the web of the world and positive affirmations can help you internalize a more stable and healthy sense of self.
Work on reminding yourself that what you have to contribute may impact those around you and the absence of your contribution could be felt as well.


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CREDITS:

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host: Dr. Lara Pence
Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

© 2019 Spartan

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He was a sick young kid who went from doctor to doctor looking for a diagnosis, finally realizing to truly find a solution he would have to become a Doctor himself. Hear his take on fasting, saunas, cold showers and the best food to start the day. His holistic solutions are a hybrid of Functional medicine, Ayurvedic medicine & genetics that uses state of the art lab testing to guide holistic and traditional treatments. Listen to your gut Spartans!

LESSONS
Understand your digestive system & rebuild your gut
Don’t discount traditional medicines
Tailor your diet and treatment to your unique needs
Manage your eating window
Fasting for rest, recuperation & rebuilding
Relaxation is vital for balance

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Tiger Balm Active. Trust Tiger Balm Active for proven pain relief. Get new Tiger Balm Active in Gel, Rub and convenient Spray. https://tigerbalm.us/

LINKS
https://stephencabral.com/

TIME STAMPS:
0:00 Joe, Col. Nye & Sefra introduce the interview
1:40 Tiger Balm Active
2:10 Interview begins with Stephen Cabral at Fenway
3:00 Diagnosing a chronic medical condition
4:00 Turning to alternative medicine practitioners
5:45 Looking to the digestive system for answers
7:30 Functional medicine, Ayurvedic medicine & genetics.
8:50 Deficiencies & toxicities
10:20 Sefra and Col. Nye talk about Tiger Balm Active
11:35 Interview with Stephen Cabral continues after some Spartan Tea
12:45 Human energy cycle based on daylight
14:00 The “Recovery Week”
15:20 Saunas effectiveness
18:00 Benefits of fasting
19:00 Balance is key
20:45 Mobility & flexibility key
21:25 Joe, Sefra and the Colonel discuss how to integrate lessons learned into your daily routine
26:45 Tiger Balm Active

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Sefra Alexandra, Colonel Nye (Johnny Waite directing Spartan Malaysia)
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

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Our attitudes on how we approach or what we define winning as sets the stage for success across all endeavors.

Winning is putting points on the board until the very last second. Being so driven that you constantly seek ways to do better, push harder, find more, etc…

This is my attitude towards winning, it does not ever change per scenario or circumstance. Sportsmanship, Tolerance, Balance come into place on the situational level. But never be confused about the mindset that values WIN vs win.

 


LESSONS:
You have one life, how many points are you going to put on the board?
14-13 is a ‘good enough’ mentality.
Winning is about Max Effort


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CREDITS:

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion,llc.
Host: Brian “tosh” Chontosh
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© 2019 Spartan

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Just when you thought you knew all the reasons why exercise is good for you, a new scientific discovery gives us yet another one. Today on Spartan Health we’re going to talk about something called “brown fat” or “good fat.”


WHAT WE TALK ABOUT

Recent research has found some possible explanations for why a substance called “brown fat” can actually increase your metabolism. Its beneficial qualities have motivated some people to call it “good fat.”

But before we get too deep in the scientific weeds, let’s make a distinction between brown fat and it’s far better-known cousin, white fat.

White fat is the fat most people think of when they’re focused on losing weight and is used mainly for energy storage in the body. It’s also an efficient insulator and helps to prevent the body from losing heat.

Now to “Brown fat.” Its color is different from white fat because it contains a large number of mitochondria (energy structures in your cells that have high iron levels). This type of fat can actually produce heat on its own by a process called “non-shivering thermogenesis.” Not surprisingly, it’s particularly prevalent in human babies and hibernating animals – which both need to produce heat without exercise.

Until recently, it was thought that brown fat was pretty much a non-factor in adult human health; however, the latest research has shown a more important role of brown fat than was previously understood (because it does make up a small amount of all adult fat stores).

So what’s the magic of brown fat during exercise? Contrary to what people might think, exercise does not activate brown fat to somehow burn calories or to take up energy that comes from fat or carbohydrates.

Instead of burning up calories itself, brown fat increases metabolism by becoming a signaling device to the muscles; it actually triggers a muscle to take up more fatty acids to use as fuel. Brown fat is part of an array or group of metabolic tissues that communicate with one another and enable muscles to perform their functions during exercise.

This signaling from brown fat is also what happens during cold exposure where it can help produce heat. But now, we know that brown fat is also useful in its role in raising the body’s metabolism.

So we know that exercise may burn your white fat, but, at the same time, it helps brown fat regulate the functioning of your muscles during exercise – especially how to use (and burn up) energy. Pretty cool stuff.

KEY TERMS & IDEAS

Brown fat’s importance in the consumption of calories in adults has only recently been recognized. Its main importance lies in its function as a conduit of communication with a network of cells that “tell” muscles to take up fatty acids as fuel.

White fat. Unlike brown fat, white fat have far fewer mitochondria and blood vessels than brown fat and is made up of just one substance (a lipid droplet) that is clearer than brown fat – thus having a “white” appearance. It’s involved in storing energy for the body as well as insulation.

Brown fat: A fat that gets its coloration from many iron-rich mitochondria in it. It’s involved in helping to create heat without movement in the body, which is needed for hibernating animals and human babies.

 


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Misti Crane, “Study links ‘good’ brown fat and exercise,” Medical Press, May 1, 2018, https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-05-links-good-brown-fat.html, accessed January 2019.

Patrick Seale and Mitchell A. Lazar, "Brown fat in humans: turning up the heat on obesity," Diabetes 58.7 (2009): 1482-1484, http://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/diabetes/58/7/1482.full.pdf.


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Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD

© 2019 Spartan

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After a solid 2018, Timmie Brann is on the Spartan Pro Team for the first time in 2019. She talks about opening a gym that allows her to help people of all levels. Her gym gives people the opportunity to try a lot of different things. She also discusses why she is an OCR nerd, and keeping her race day look on point.

LESSONS:
If you want to race fast, train fast.
Try a variety of things in training.
Race day look is everything.

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Timmie Bran on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/timmiebrann
Timmie’s Gym https://www.rutcamp.com/

CREDITS:
Host: Matt B Davis
Show Notes: Matt B Davis
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Videography: Adam Coe
Editing: Heather Knox

© 2019 Spartan

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Bringing you some fire from a Teddy Roosevelt book in today’s episode! This book is a reminder that our work is a gift. It is something we GET to do, not something we HAVE to do.


LESSONS:

Reconnect with WHY you started working the job you currently have.
Find the deeper meaning behind your work.
The deeper meaning might be as simple as your job giving you the ability to put food on the table.
Take pride in your work!


LINKS:
More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com
Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book


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Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host & Show Notes: Zach Even - Esh

© 2019 Spartan

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Imposter syndrome is something we all struggle with from time to time. It occurs when you doubt your own contribution and experience yourself as fraudulent in any given situation. No matter how common this way of thinking is, however, it’s not healthy and if you don’t build resilience around it, your self-esteem can suffer. It’s important to catch yourself when you engage in such thinking and work to challenge the inner critic that is looking to capitalize on your self-doubt.

LESSONS:
Imposter Syndrome: the experience of believing yourself to be fraudulent or having significant doubt about your contribution.
If you experience imposter syndrome, ask yourself, How does this way of thinking serve me?
Make sure you are telling your closest friends when you experience this so they can provide empathy and help you work to fight it.


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CREDITS:

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host: Dr. Lara Pence
Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 35_SM_Imposter_Syndrome.mp3
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Pete Tanzilli, a police officer shot in left hip in the line of duty, faced chronic physical issues from the incident, he speaks with us just before taking on his first Spartan Race with the Task Force Sentinel / OEW team. Chris Thorp has served in many uniforms, from EMT to Police Officer. As a public servant he’s had to deal with many tragic and difficult situations. In a small gesture of gratitude he created a patch to say thank you, that small gesture lead the way to Task Force Sentinel - the law enforcement branch of Operation Enduring Warrior. Learn to take on an attitude of gratitude and always help to inspire others - no matter your situation.

LESSONS
Take control of your situation
Extend gratitude to public servants
Take one step at a time & keep stepping
Reach out- knock on a door
Be an inspiration to others

LINKS
https://www.enduringwarrior.org/

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Charlie Brenneman, Col. Nye, Doctor Johnny & Sefra introduce the interview
1:30 interview begins with Colonel Nye and Chris Thorp at West Point
3:30 How people treat you can depend on your uniform
4:30 a patch to thank you
6:15 Operation Enduring Warrior - earning your mask
10:00 take that one more step when it seems impossible
13:00 dealing with the daily traumas of service in family life
15:07 Marion introduces “Spartan Trail Talk” with Charlie Engle & Luis Escobar https://apple.co/2IlA9k3
16:30 Running Bad Water & secrets of hydration…
19:45 Interview returns with Pete Tanzilli before his first Spartan Race
21:15 inspiring & motivating others in their recovery
24:00 Charlie Brenneman, Col. Nye, Doctor Johnny & Sefra discuss what they learned

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, Colonel Nye & guest host Charlie Brenneman

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

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Perfection is a wonderful ideal. But when we take it out of balance it can stagnate efforts and become an impediment to the essential action of ‘start’.

If we keep in mind that the ideation and planning phases that are only equal parts to the phases of rehearsal, execution, follow up, assessment, redesign & reiteration we might allow ourselves to just build momentum by getting started. You will spend more time stuck in trying to design perfect than you will by executing and staying invested in learning and redesigning on your path to achievement.

How many times have we started something only to realize that all the anxiety in preparation over trying to get it just right was wasted because through action we’ve found a better appreciation of a standard we thought we originally had?

What we aren’t saying is to be reckless, that planning isn’t purposeful, or we should leap twice then think once.

LESSONS:
Go for it, forgive yourself so long as you are invested in assessment & refinement
80% now & aggressive beats 100% too late every single time.
The better part of perfection is found in the commitment to learn and adapt.
The perfect plan never survives 1st contact.


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CREDITS:

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion,llc.
Host: Brian “tosh” Chontosh
Show notes: Brian “tosh” Chontosh

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: STAND_006_Perfection_FULL_MIX.mp3
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One in three adults in the U.S. don’t get a good night’s sleep. Some reasons might be physical problems (like apnea) or mental distress. But for many, it’s simply bad habits. Here are five easy ways to improve your chances for restful sleep.

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT

Number 1: You’re Using Electronics Right Before You Fall Asleep
We’ve all done it – spending minutes or even hours scrolling through social media before bed. Researchers have found that people who used electronics before bed saw a significant reduction of melatonin in their body, a chemical that regulates our body’s sleep patterns. The decreased levels of melatonin in their bodies made it harder to fall asleep. Replace your phone with a book or newspaper for a much better bedtime ritual.

Number 2: You’re Drinking Caffeine Within 3 Hours of Sleeping
Caffeine is a stimulant that can make it hard for you to fall asleep, so try to make your last cup more than three hours before bedtime. If you’re looking for a warm drink before bed, many herbal teas like chamomile can help you relax and reduce stress right before bed.

Number 3: You’re Eating Right Before You Go To Bed
Always try to finish eating at least three hours before bed. Why? Eating increases your blood sugar and insulin levels, which in turn makes it much harder for you to fall asleep.

Number 4: Your Bedtime Is All Over The Place
If some nights you go to bed at 2 am, and other nights you go to bed at 9 pm, your body’s circadian rhythm isn’t syncing up. By having a consistent bedtime, your body gets used to falling asleep and waking up at the same times, which can make you more alert in the morning. A good solution: try to go to bed at the same time every night!

Number 5: Your Bedroom Is Too Warm
While sleeping, your body temperature naturally begins to dip. Sleeping in a room that is more than 68 degrees can make it much harder for your body to fall asleep. If it’s too hot, you’ll be battling with you covers all night.

In short, pick a time to go to sleep, wind down before that time, and don’t let distractions like eating or talking on the phone get in the way of winding down. You’ll likely wake up rested, recharged and ready for the day ahead!

 

KEY TERMS & IDEAS

One in three adults in the U.S. don’t get a good night’s sleep. Some reasons might be physical problems (like apnea) or mental distress. But for many, it’s simply bad habits. These habits are easy to change. In this podcast, we look at six bad habits that many people fall into.

Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a daily cycle.

Deep sleep is a time of nearly complete disengagement from the environment (Psychology Today).

 

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Yong Liu, "Prevalence of healthy sleep duration among adults—United States, 2014," MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report 65 (2016), https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6506a1.htm?s_cid%3Dmm6506a1_w,
accessed January 2019.

“Is Your Smartphone Ruining Your Sleep,” Sleep.org, https://www.sleep.org/articles/is-your-smartphone-ruining-your-sleep/, accessed January 2019.

Harvard Medical School, “8 Secrets to a Good Night’s Sleep,” http://www.health.harvard.edu/sleep/8-secrets-to-a-good-nights-sleep, accessed January 2019.

Amanda MacMillan, “20 Things You Shouldn’t Do Before Bed,” health.com, https://www.health.com/mind-body/20-things-you-shouldn-t-do-before-bed, accessed January 2019.

John Cline, “The Mysterious Benefits of Deep Sleep,” October 11, 2010, psychologytoday.com, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sleepless-in-america/201010/the-mysterious-benefits-deep-sleep, accessed January 2019.

 

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© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 22_Spartan_HEALTH_Bedtime_Habits.mp3
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We learn a little about Spartan Pro Team racer Ryan Kent. He talks about his running background, how he trains during the offseason, and finding a balance between strength and speed. He also has some tips for larger runners.

LESSONS:
Stay consistent for a higher fitness level
Less volume on race week, maintain or increase the intensity
Find things that suit your strengths on each course.

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Ryan Kent on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dr0p_the_hammer/

CREDITS:
Host: Matt B Davis
Show Notes: Matt B Davis
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Videography: Adam Coe
Editing: Heather Knox

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 013_SPARTAN_ATHLETE_Ryan_Kent.mp3
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A long time ago a friend of mine and mentor told me that he kept specific books on his work desk, just so he could see the title. He told me how the title of the book alone would fire him up to do work, to set bigger goals and to get after it.

I remember a book that did it for me was Jump In!: Even If You Don't Know How to Swim by Mark Burnett

Here and there I would flip open the book to a random page and read a page or two. The stories inspired me to think bigger and go bigger. THESE are the types of books you need on your desk!

LESSONS:

Leverage your time. Sometimes just seeing the Title of a powerful book will spur you into action!
Put 3 books on your desk that will inspire you to take action.
Every day, flip open these books and read a page or two. You’ll often find stories and information that drives you to greater heights.


LINKS:
More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com
Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book


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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host & Show Notes: Zach Even - Esh

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY_books_34.mp3
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We may wish it weren’t true but it is: You can’t control how you feel at any given moment. You CAN however, control your response to how you feel. And you can absolutely learn to control your emotions. When we don’t control our emotions, we run the risk of letting them control us by impacting our choices, decisions, and next moves without our consent. Learning how to control your emotions is a key element of having a tough mind and shifting your mind into the position of driver rather than passenger. The STOPP method is an excellent place to start.

LESSONS:
STOPP method for controlling emotions:
Stop
Take a deep breath
Observe
Pull back and take perspective
Proceed with the next right move
Remember, the more you practice the STOPP method during more even-keeled times, the more likely you are to remember to use it during stressful times.


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CREDITS:

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host: Dr. Lara Pence
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© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 34_SM_TakingCareEmotions.mp3
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Joe DeSena interviews Charlie Rocket at the Fenway Park Spartan Race.  “CEO Charlie” was successful in business, he managed the artist 2 Chainz to a Grammy! But he found himself overweight and seriously ill with a brain tumor, none of that so-called success mattered anymore. Charlie made a massive pivot from “CEO Charlie” to “Charlie Rocket!” In an honest, human and incredibly energetic and optimistic way Charlie Rocket is sharing his journey. Everyone told him it was impossible, but he’s now a Nike sponsored Athlete. Charlie Rocket is unstoppable, or as he says “I’m on a WINNING STREEAAAK!!” We recorded this interview in November, and Charlie’s been killing it since then!

LESSONS
Call yourself the person you want to become
Believe it’s going to be easy, even through the hard parts
Train like an 8-year old (full of fun!!)
Even water, if it’s still too long, begins to stink!
Walk your walk

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Tiger Balm Active. Trust Tiger Balm Active for proven pain relief. Get new Tiger Balm Active in Gel, Rub and convenient Spray. https://tigerbalm.us/

 

LINKS

Charlie Rocket https://www.charliejabaley.com/

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Joe, Sefra. Col. Nye & Guest host retired Sgt. Major Frank Grippe introduce the episode
1:15 Tiger Balm Active intro
1:45 Interview begins with Charlie Rocket
3:20 Why he became CEO Charlie
5:00 Why he became an athlete
6:45 How he got to work with Nike
9:00 Tiger Balm Active Break
10:15 31 Habits of Healthy Spartans: Who you are when no one else is looking
11:40 Back to Charlie Rocket and Joe Kettlebell (with Spartan Tea)
13:20 “The Life and Death of CEO Charlie”
14:50 What does it mean to train like an 8-year-old
17:10 Joe, Sefra. Col. Nye & Guest host retired Sgt. Major Frank Grippe discuss how to integrate Charlie Rockets lessons into your daily routine
22:35 Tiger Balm Active Close


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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Colonel Nye & Sefra Alexandra, Guest host retired Sgt. Major Frank Grippe (Johnny Waite is producing Spartan Races in Asia )
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 241_SUP_EDIT_Charlie_Rocket_FULL_LIBSYN.mp3
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If you say you are going to do something, then do it. Not a version of it. Not some approximation. Do exactly it. Not to is to set the new lowest standard or to invite confusion.

 

Look for those tiny simple things that you might do that create inconsistency with communication and action. It could be using the word ‘try’ or ‘maybe’ when establishing a performance metric. It could be punching the snooze button which suggests you either didn’t really mean what you said or that you can change your tune with your mood. No matter how simple is may seem they are sure foundations for some of the less obvious and more intrusive places you allow dissonance to reside.  

 

When you find yourself confronted with someone that has trouble with saying and doing, get them to specify measurable factors of performance or action to eliminate confusion or opportunity for disappointment.

 

LESSONS:

  • Do what you Say
  • Say what you Mean
  • Mean what you Do
  • Do what you Mean



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CREDITS:

 

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion,llc.

Host: Brian “tosh” Chontosh

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© 2019 Spartan

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