The Hard Way w/ Joe De Sena

When winning isn’t enough, try working to improve the “MOD,” or Margin of the Day. That’s the margin by which you win. One of Joe De Sena’s favorite quotes: “will it make the boat go faster?” Josh Crosby, world champion rower and co-founder of BDY SQD, attacks life with a voracious appetite. Dedicated to constant improvement and pushing himself farther, his perseverance, persistence and passion led him to success as a rower, in adventure racing, and to be a pioneer in the realm of rowing in modern fitness. Don’t just win the day - win by a large margin!


Focus on a shared goal and give 100% It’s all about perseverance, persistence and passion

Always go back to the team

Margin Of the Day (MOD) - how much can you win by?

Make your personal scores the best they can be

Utilize your expertise and passion

Find a moment of pause to refocus

Find your direction Pursue that direction with ultimate voracity: Attack & commit




0:00 Sefra & Joe introduce this week’s interview (and Joe’s kids shake the van to wake Josh up!)

1:30 Interview begins in Josh’s beauty of a blue van: The Body Squad Mobile

3:25 Starting out as rower, coming from a long lineage of rowers

4:30 Being trained by a “quiet leader”

6:30 Moving the oar and training the body and mind

7:30 Everyone focusing on the same goal and giving 100%

8:45 Perseverance, persistence and passion

10:50 Setting the rhythm for the boat- getting to the junior World Championships

12:45 Getting recruited to Brown University

14:15 Margin of the Day (MOD) - how much you can win by 1

6:15 Making your personal scores the best they can be

17:15 Getting as fit as possible for the National Team

18:20 Shooting for the Olympics

20:30 Reevaluating and starting Indo-Row

22:25 Key Rowing Advisor to Orange Theory & starting Body Squad

23:25 Benefits of the Body Squad myofascial modality & infrared technologies

26:30 Attach & Commit

27:15 Sefra & Joe have a tête-à-tête about what they learned



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CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena & Sefra Alexandra Dr. Johnny Waite & Col. Nye were off rowing on the river Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty © 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 280_Josh-Crosby_LIBSYN.mp3
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