The Hard Way w/ Joe De Sena

6x Powerlifting champion C.T. Fletcher is the original Iron Addict - invincible - indestructible - unbreakable. The tough-talking, weight lifting inspiration to an entire generation has flatlines not once but five times and come back from death’s door to tell us about it. When a heart attack knocked him to the ground, he thought it was lights out for good. The sheer will mirrored to him by his son and his unfaltering mantra of DON’T BREAK brought him back from the brink. People looked up to him and he would never let them down. Appreciate every day and every breath!


Going through difficult times can make you resilient The WILL to live is vital Appreciate every second Breathing should not be taken for granted Waking up in the morning is a gift Have an attitude of gratitude Don’t Break It’s not about you Don’t waste one second of life

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LINKS Episode one “Don’t Break” with CT Fletcher and Logan Aldrich

CT Fletcher’s Website

Q&A with CT Fletcher -

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2:00 DUROLANE intro

3:30 Facing tough obstacles in life

5:00 A difficult childhood

7:30 Dealing with heart disease

10:30 The baddest man alive

11:45 Getting broken down

12:45 Becoming mortal

7:25 The will to live

20:45 GET SPROUTING with the Seed Huntress

21:20 DUROLANE break

22:45 Gratitude for the gift of life

25:20 Waiting for a transplant

28:00 Stickin around for a new heart

31:25 Not BREAKING

36:15 It’s not about me

38:45 Joe’s fired up


41:30 DUROLANE close


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CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena + Sefra Alexandra. Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are still social distancing. Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty © 2020 Spartan

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