Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind!

Zach Even-Esh says the way of the world shows that we are MORE connected than ever before thanks to technology, yet we are also FEELING more disconnected & lonely than ever before. Thank you technology!

For more on the subject of technology and distraction check out the Spartan Up episode with Nir Eyal.

LESSONS:

If you REALLY want to feel happier and more connected, put down that phone and connect with people in person!
Instead of a text message, go “old school” and CALL someone. Better yet, Face Time!
Challenge yourself to get away from the distanced type communication of text messages and take it to the next level: Do something IN person. Organize a gathering or meet up in person.


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


SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow
YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT
Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP & Zach:

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod
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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Dr. L says - We are a society that is filled with distractions. And we aren’t very good at taking accountability for our own role in this absent-minded behavior. Time management matters when we’ve got so much happening AND when distractibility is so available to us. But you’ve got to be able to integrate some time management skills into your daily life in a way that supports all of your busy activities rather than restricts them.

LESSONS:
Time management is important in order for you to execute on choices that move you forward.
Use these steps to help you manage your time:
Prioritize
Say No
Commit
Write this process down!


SUBSCRIBE:
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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT
Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP AND DR. L:
Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod
Dr. L on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drlarapence/

CREDITS:

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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 59_TimeManagement.mp3
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Host Joe De Sena interviews “Fear Guru” Patrick Sweeney on Joe’s Vermont farm during the 2019 “Death Race.”

What are the fears you face in your life? Is it possible that they are holding you back from what your true gifts actually are? Sweeney shifted from a life bounded by terror to one led through courage. There is immense power in fear and if you can learn to harness it as fuel - your true superhuman qualities can be unlocked. Find your authentic self and start by doing something every day that scares you!

LESSONS
Become aware of your defense mechanisms
Learn to make decisions based on opportunity not fear
Recognize triggers and how you react
Understand when the amygdala is trying to take over
Do something that scares you every single day
Don’t let fear lock away your true passions & gifts
Discover your authentic self
“Live big & remember your death”
Fear is Fuel

LINKS
http://www.thefearguru.com
https://www.pjsweeney.com

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TIME STAMPS
0:00 Joe, the Col and guest host Josh Crosby intro the “Fear Guru”
0:50 Luminox.com sponsor break- use code SPARTAN10 FOR 10% off
1:20 Interview begins with the fear frontier…
2:30 Semantic verse emotional memory
4:00 Learning your defense mechanisms
5:00 Decision making based on fear or opportunity
6:00 Fight, flight or freeze
9:00 A paradigm shift after almost dying in his 30’s
10:15 Luminox.com-sponsor break- Official timing partner of Spartan Race
10:30 Episode continues- with learning how to live after almost dying
12:15 Finding your authentic self
13:05 Courage as a superpower
14:20 Understanding the mapping of your brain
16:00 Scare yourself everyday
17:25 Crossing the atacama desert
18:20 The fear cocktail and superhuman powers
19:30 Am I going to die a good death?
20:55 Joe, The Col and guest host Josh Crosby discuss their fears & how to overcome

SUBSCRIBE:
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Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Tim Nye & Guest Josh Crosby. Co-hosts Sefra Alexandra and “Dr.” Johnny Waite are off seeking adventures and stories of resilience this week.
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

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Host Matt B Davis talks to Spartan ATHLETE Leigh Anne Wasteney about training for elevation, diet and pre and post race meals.

 

LESSONS:

• Learning to train for elevation

• Elevation prep on hills or treadmills

• Her plant based diet helps her feel lean and mean

• Everybody is different when it comes to nutrition


 

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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT
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FOLLOW US:
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Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod
Matt B Davis at Obstacle Racing Media on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/obstacleracingmedia/
Leighanne Wasteny on Instagram http://instagram.com/leighanne_wasteney

CREDITS:
Host: Matt B Davis (@mattbdavis)
Show Notes: Matt B Davis
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Editing: Marion Abrams

© 2019 Spartan

 

Direct download: Leigh_Anne_Wasteney_mixdown_01.mp3
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Host Zach Even-Esh says: 1 night during the Summer I went out for a family stroll and we got some ice cream.
It fired me up SO much because I felt that I was ending my day on a WEAK note.
NO good!


LESSONS:

No matter what happens between the morning and night time, you can ALWAYS start AND finish the day with something Strong & Positive.
Choose something that Benefits YOU & Betters YOU.
It can be 1 set of push-ups, squats or burpees.
Maybe it’s some stretching.
You can also write in a gratitude journal.
Put your phone away during the start and end of the day, this ensures you will do something for YOU!


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


SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow
YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT
Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP & Zach:

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod
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

Direct download: 50_SPARTAN_WAY_Start_and_Finish_Day_Strong.mp3
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Life is filled with tough choices, especially if you are looking to challenge yourself and elevate your own life. We are wired to look for comfort but sometimes the tough choices put us in a position of discomfort no matter which you choose. Keep in mind that avoiding tough choices is never going to benefit you - but rather leave you unfulfilled and pining for more, despite the ease of being unchallenged.

LESSONS:
Tough choices will exist and sometimes there is no “good” choice.
Tap into your value system to help you make a choice that is in alignment with what matters to you.
Remember, no matter the choice - if you are open to it - there will be wisdom gained.
Trust in yourself - if you focus on values and are open to learning - you will win.


SUBSCRIBE:
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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT
Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP AND DR. L:
Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod
Dr. L on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drlarapence/

CREDITS:

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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 58_TrustTheToughChoices.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Are digital devices, coworkers or social media distracting you? What does it take to channel you action into traction? Nir Eyal works at the intersection of psychology, technology and business teaching you how to avoid triggers and make pacts with yourself to actuate your intentions. Don’t blame phones social media or your corporate or personal culture. Learn how to build beneficial habits and stop getting distracted from the life you want.

LESSONS
Master internal triggers
Make time for traction not distraction
Hack back external triggers
Make pacts: effort, price & identity
Acknowledge the dizziness of freedom
Spend time according to your values
Learn tactics to cope with discomfort
Plan ahead with intent: create a time box calendar
Values define you
Take time to reflect not react
Address the three life domains

LINKS
NirAndFar.com/Indistractable
The schedule maker tool I mentioned is here: https://nirandfar.com/schedule-maker/
Distraction guide here: https://www.nirandfar.com/distractions/
Habits vs routines article here: https://www.nirandfar.com/habits/


TIME STAMPS
1:15 Interview begins with distraction vs traction
3:00 Pre-commitments & “dizziness of freedom”
4:45 External vs. internal triggers
6:00 Time management is pain management
7:45 Spend time according to your values
9:30 Tactics based on peer reviewed studies
10:30 Reacting verse reflection
11:00 Myth of multitasking vs. multi-channeling vs. task switching
13:30 The three life domains
16:00 Common source of distraction is other people
18:00 Reducing prescription mistakes
20:00 The pacts: keeping distraction out & yourself “in”
27:45 Being busy & getting it done
28:15 Building an in-distractible workplace: expectations vs. control
30:00 Psychological conditions of not being distracted
33:00 What’s the cost of screen time? The answer is “It Depends”
35:00 Kids, competency & autonomy
39:30 Joe & guest Kressa of Shower Toga discuss what they learned in how not to get distracted


SUBSCRIBE:
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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT
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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:
Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Tim Nye & Guest Host Kressa Peterson. Co-hosts Sefra Alexandra and “Dr.” Johnny Waite are off seeking adventures and stories of resilience this week.
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 266_Nir_Eyal_FULL_EDIT_1_01.mp3
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Ashley grew up playing sports and competed at the highest levels in track and cross country during college. She’s been on several podiums in the last couple of years, and consistently finishes in the top 10 against the top competition. Today she joins Matt B Davis on Spartan Up to discuss training, nutrition and more.


LESSONS:

• Learning to embrace what you don’t want to train.

• What her workout routine consists of.

• There’s always something to improve upon.

• Fueling early and often during longer races.


SUBSCRIBE:
Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow
YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT
Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay

FOLLOW US:
Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod
Matt B Davis at Obstacle Racing Media on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/obstacleracingmedia/
Ashley Heller on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ashmillost22/

CREDITS:
Host: Matt B Davis (@mattbdavis)
Show Notes: Matt B Davis
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Editing: Marion Abrams

© 2019 Spartan

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Many people equate being alone with loneliness. But they are not one and the same. We can be alone - with our self and by our self - and still feel very connected to others around us and our support system. We need to practice being alone more so that we can learn how to be with our own thoughts and feelings. Too often we are looking to others to fill up the white space when we could be getting more in touch with our own sense of self and practice gaining greater self-awareness.

LESSONS:
Being alone is not synonymous with being lonely.
In order to get to know yourself better, you may want to spend time doing things alone so that you can tune into how you are feeling and what you are thinking.
Being alone is not a measure of your worth and value. You are worthy and valuable regardless of who is in your presence.
Learning how to tolerate your own thoughts and feelings is a lost art, as we are constantly busy on our phone or distracted by various notifications. Learn solitude and you’ll inevitably feel more connected to yourself.


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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP AND DR. L:
Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod
Dr. L on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drlarapence/

CREDITS:

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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 57_Be_Alone.mp3
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When we think of strength and power, how often do we include the magnetic and influential force of positivity? Pete Cohen has a long and successful track record of turning around some of the best known sports teams and business with his positive, motivational coaching style. In life it’s important to look for mentors, role models and leaders- but, at some point we need to become our own. Never stop pushing and #DoTheWork !

LESSON
Life’s purpose is to grow
Become a warrior of your own life
Get out of your comfort zone everyday
Eat less
Democratize education
A leader is someone people WANT to follow
Begin with the end in mind
Without nature there is nothing
Take the lead in your own life & push through

LINKS
https://petecohen.com

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Col Nye & Joe introduce this interview : separating winners from losers
1:45 Interview begins on the Spartan Farm
3:00 Inviting a million people to Vermont
4:00 The Burning Couch annual event :)
6:00 Being consumed by information
8:00 Taking things to another level with Spartan education
10:00 Finding leaders & becoming a leader
12:00 How can I help? & Doing the work…
15:00 Focusing on legacy?
15:55 Burpee Break
16:00 Interview continues
17:00 Living with the seasons
19:00 Flying with the kettlebell, learning roles & leopard print dresses
21:00 How to take the lead in your life
22:40 Getting the best out of people & being an energy giver
24:00 Pushing through & fighting for your life
25:00 The Colonel & Joe discuss what they learned from Pete


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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT
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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:
Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Tim Nye, Guest Hosts Josh Crosby & Lonnie Mayne. Co-hosts Sefra Alexandra and “Dr.” Johnny Waite are off seeking adventures and stories of resilience this week.
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 265_PETE_COHEN_LIBSYN.mp3
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Lindsay Webster has won more obstacle racing titles than anyone. She is beating everyone in the field, and usually by several minutes. We talk about her skiing and mountain bike racing background, what she loses sleep over, and how she stays on top year in and year out.



LESSONS:

 

  • Staying consistent year in and year out.
  • What she’s improved the most in recent years.
  • How she balances run and obstacle training.
  • What’s in her homemade gym.

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay

 

FOLLOW US:

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Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

Matt B Davis at Obstacle Racing Media on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/obstacleracingmedia/

Lindsay Webster on Instagram :https://www.instagram.com/lindsaydawnwebster/

 

CREDITS:

Host: Matt B Davis (@mattbdavis)

Show Notes: Matt B Davis

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Editing: Marion Abrams

 

© 2019 Spartan

 

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Feeling insecure, struggling with self-esteem, and being unsure of whether you’re good enough are all common issues that can arise in your lifetime. It doesn’t make you broken, it just makes you human. But working hard to cut off the parts of yourself that you don’t like isn’t the best way to go about building up your self-esteem and certainly flies in the face of self-acceptance. Embracing those elements of yourself that you wish were different is a more effective tactic and, in the end, leaves you feeling more confident and whole.

LESSONS:
Wanting to avoid, ignore, or push away altogether the parts of yourself that you don’t like is a common, though ineffective tactic.
Try to embrace and accept the parts of yourself that you don’t like, rather than push them away.
Use a mantra to help yourself embrace who you are.
Integrate positive affirmations into your routine and begin to acknowledge how these parts of yourself actually make you unique and special.


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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT
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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP AND DR. L:
Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod
Dr. L on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drlarapence/

CREDITS:

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

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 56_Ok_To_Be_You.mp3
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When you sit at home in the evening and watch horrific recountings of violence happening around the world, have you thought about who is doing the reporting? One must remember the brave souls risking their lives to shed light on these realities, in an effort to bring global awareness and balanced reporting to these issues. Lara Logan, an Emmy award winning television and radio journalist / war correspondent, has had a career that has brought her to the front lines of numerous civil wars in Africa, coup’s, Afghanistan, living in the Red Zone during the Iraq War and the uprisings in Egypt to name just a few. She has endured unspeakable assaults and witnessed deaths and destruction on many continents. Through all of these events she exudes the utmost resilience and teaches us to hold true to our principles, that everything has a price and that no one can take away the freedom that lives within you.

Warning The interview in this episode includes the recounting of violent events and may not be suitable for all audiences.


LESSONS
Principles mean nothing if their just slogans
Be consistent
Kindness and respect are paramount
Listen to what people say - inhale information
Don’t take no for an answer
When you are knocked down- get back up
Everything has a price
Stay true to yourself
No one can give or take away your freedom - it’s within you

LINKS

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Joe, Colonel Nye & guest host Josh Cosby introduce this episode
1:11 Interview begins with Lara Logan & Lonnie Mayne
2:00 Knowing what you believe in- growing up during apartehied in South Africa
4:00 Consistency as an imperative quality
5:00 Life is for the living
7:00 Parenting pointers and family sacrifices for believing in the mission
9:45 A different notion of balance
10:30 Inhaling information and learning as much as you can all the time
12:00 Her first assignment
15:00 Going to war as a reporter for the first time
16:45 Tales from the front lines
18:35 Don’t take no for an answer & always get back up
19:12 Break
19:57 Interview continues with horrifying events in Egypt
22:00 Imprisoned in Egypt
24:00 Attacked and sexually assaulted by a mob
26:30 Fighting for dignity or die fighting
30:00 The hope of possible survival
33:00 Unimaginable horrors
34:15 Dealing with news of cancer
37:00 Deciding “how much” “ you give your abusers each day
38:00 Staying true to yourself
39:45 Joe, The Colonel and guest Josh discuss this remarkable interview


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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT
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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:
Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Tim Nye, Guest Hosts Josh Crosby & Lonnie Mayne. Co-hosts Sefra Alexandra and “Dr. Johnny Waite are off seeking adventures and stories of resilience this week.
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 264_LARA_LOGAN_LIBSYN.mp3
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