Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind!

“Keep climbing and stop whining,” says Jarod Cogswell, co-host of the SpartanUp DEKA Series. “Keep climbing and stop whining,” says Jarod Cogswell, co-host of the Spartan Up DEKA Series. Coaches Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp share their best advice for making the most of your 2021 in this episode solo.  They recap their biggest learnings from 2020, share strategies on how to get the most out of 2021, and talk about 3 reasons to be grateful during these crazy times.  

 

In this episode you’ll learn

-That sometimes you hit a false summit, but you have no choice but to keep climbing

-Don’t filter yourself in 2021. If you have something to give, let yourself shine

-How to keep climbing and stop whining

-What the guys are most grateful for 

 

Connect with Jarod and Yancy

-Jarod’s Twitter and Instagram: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy’s Twitter and Instagram: @YancyCulp

 

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan

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Mo Gawdat, today’s guest on Spartan Up, tells Joe De Sena happiness, like fitness, is something you can build.  He’s the author of "Solve for Happy'' and former Chief Business Officer of Google [X], and today he’s on a mission to teach the art and practice of happiness.  

 

Mo experienced a uniquely devastating event, the death of his son, it inspired in him a drive to understand the formula of happiness. Happiness, he says, follows a predictable equation.

 

"You can actually follow an algorithm, similar to the idea of if I eat healthy and work out I'll be fitter. If I make happiness, my priority, and do the work, I'll be happier."

 

This episode of Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Headspace You deserve to feel happier, and Headspace is meditation made simple. Visit HEADSPACE.com/SPARTAN for a FREE one month trial with access to Headspace’s full library of meditations for every situation.

READ:

https://www.solveforhappy.com/

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye will be back soon, we miss them!



© 2020 Spartan

 

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Exercise is like the magic pill. You’ll get better sleep. You’re testosterone will go up. You’re going to look and feel better. All because of exercise, says Olympic wrestler Jake Herbert.  Host of the SpartanUp Combat Series Ryan Warner talks with Jake about:

 

-How to track personal growth in 2021. Jake uses a journaling routine called the 4 B’s to guide his personal growth tracking. 

-Why exercise is the magic pill

-Financial literacy for the new year

-Takeaways from the Russian philosophy of wrestling and how Jake uses these lessons for his own personal growth

 

Follow Jake:

Twitter: @Jakeherbert84

Instagram: @Jakeherbert84

Website:JakeHerbert.Com

 

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“If you want to identify your running inefficiencies, run naked” says ultra-marathon runner Patrick Sweeney, who talks with SpartanUp Podcast Endurance Series host Johnny Waite about how to become a minimalist runner.  In this episode you’ll learn:

 

-How Patrick developed a love for running in the sandals

-Why minimalist running improves your running form

-How running with sandals heightens your sense of awareness

-Why running naked will identify your running inefficiencies

-That running in sandals and running barefoot are tools to improve your running form

-The importance of listening to your body to prevent injuries

-The genesis story for Pat’s run from Huntington Beach to Boston - a 3,355 mile trek that took 114 days. 

 

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CREDITS:

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Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan



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We've been telling you for YEARS to do hard things.  Today Joe De Sena, our show host and the founder and CEO of Spartan, asks neuroscientist, psychologist, and University Distinguished Professor, Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett if we're right.

 

The author of "7 1/2 Lessons About the Brain" and "How Emotions are Made," explains how the brain reacts to stress. How to keep your brain snappy into old age. And how it is that doing hard things affects your mind and your body.

 

This episode of Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Headspace You deserve to feel happier, and Headspace is meditation made simple. Visit HEADSPACE.com/SPARTAN for a FREE one month trial with access to Headspace’s full library of meditations for every situation.

READ:

Lisa’s latest book https://lisafeldmanbarrett.com/books/seven-and-a-half-lessons-about-the-brain/

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye will be back soon, we miss them!



© 2020 Spartan

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This interview is dedicated to our gracious, enthusiastic, and gone too soon series host Roy Wallack. Rest in peace.

“The best social security is to keep on riding.”
 
Tinker Juarez (@dtinker) is 59 years old and still rides 350 miles a week.  His consistency and dedication to training is the main focus of today’s episode.  La Ruta Series on the SpartanUp Podcast host Roy M. Wallack talks with Tinker about training secrets for those of us past our athletic primes.
 
In this episode you’ll learn: 
• Tinker’s weekly training regiment
• Why Tinker prefers training on a road bike
• Why he always includes climbing on his ‘hard days’
• A deep-dive on a Tinker’s nearly 3-hour riding workouts
• Tinker’s diet strategy for big races
 
Background: David "Tinker" Juarez is a 2x Olympian, former professional BMX racer and is one of the most decorated mountain bike racers of all time. Juarez got his start in BMX racing when he was just 16. For the next 10 years, built an impressive career in BMX, but then mountain biking pulled him in a different direction. Today, Juarez is still racing for Cannondale, his bike sponsor since 1994, and racing at the elite pro level most weekends of the season. 
 
Connect with Roy:
 
• Hear more about La Ruta, the world's hardest mountain-bike race, on Roy's Bike for Life Stories podcast: https://roywallack.wixsite.com/bikeforlifestories
• Read Roy’s book: Bike for Life: How to Ride to 100 and Beyond
 
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CREDITS:
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Sr Producer: Marion Abrams
 
© 2020 Spartan




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One of the most decorated CrossFit athletes of all time - Sam Briggs - talks with Spartan Up podcast DEKA series hosts Jarog Cogswell and Yancy Culp about:

 

-Sam’s origin story and what being a firefighter has taught her about team building

-Why Sam participated in the Spartan Games

-The benefits of functional fitness, regardless of age

-When Sam takes on a new challenge, how does the evaluate the opportunity?

-How has Sam’s ‘why’ changed over the past decade?

-Spartan Games Day 2 recap

-Sam’s inspiration at a young age and her favorite CrossFit Games memory

 

Connect with Sam:

-Twitter: @BicepLikeBriggs

-Instagram: @BicepLikeBriggs

 

Sam's Career Highlights:

-2013 CrossFit Games Champion

-DEKA STRONG world record holder

-7x CrossFit Games qualifier

 

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan



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Pain is inevitable, right?  But how do you distinguish between the pain you should push through and the pain that's a red flag?  Dr. Sean Pastuch, founder of Active Life RX, gives Joe De Sena his 4 rules for pain assessment. He also talks about the importance of seeking out and overcoming some kinds of pain in our life. When assessing pain Pastuch says there are four important terms you need to understand - Insult, Irritation, Pain and Injury.  Whether you're taking on a Spartan race or planning your workout understanding pain is critical to your growth.

 

This episode of Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Headspace You deserve to feel happier, and Headspace is meditation made simple. Visit HEADSPACE.com/SPARTAN for a FREE one month trial with access to Headspace’s full library of meditations for every situation.

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye will be back soon, we miss them!



© 2020 Spartan

 

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When you leave a high-paying job on Wall Street to fight MMA professionally in Peru. That’s the decision Rollie Peterkin (@rolliepeterkin - Twitter)  made - our guest on today’s episode of Combat on the SpartanUp Podcast - that would forever change his life.  Host Ryan Warner talks with Rollie about:

 

-Rollie’s college wrestling career at the University of Pennsylvania

-The breaking point that encouragee Rollie to move to Peru, leaving his Wall Street job behind

-How to acclimate to a new environment 

-What routines, tactics and tips helped Rollie embrace a life without the 9-5 routine

 

To learn more about Rollie,...

-Check out his book “The Cage: Escaping the American Dream” 

-Listen to his podcast, The Divergent Path

-Read Rollie’s blogs



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Imagine running the Chicago marathon and then running to New York - spanning 22 days - to compete in the NYC Marathon. That’s the kind of runner that Patrick Sweeney is and in this episode, he talks with Spartan Up Endurance Series host Johnny Waite about: 

 

-How he developed a love for running in the early days and what drew Patrick to long-distance running

-How Patrick chooses a race. Here’s a sneak peak - he uses the strength of community and the location.

-How to have a blast and still perform at a high level

-Burro racing and why Patrick is dabbling in this field of endurance

-How to prevent burnout 

-How to develop a sense of community while being injured



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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan



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He went to the DOJ. He testified to congress.  He went to the IRS. Instead of a "thank you," they threw him in jail!  But that wasn't the end of the story.  Next, the US Government awarded Bradley C Birkenfeld with over 100 million dollars. In fact, he holds the Guinness World Record for the largest payout by a government to a single individual! Sounds too crazy to be true?  Joe De Sena interviewed Birkenfeld, author of "Lucifer's Banker,"  back in September of 2019.  We just dug up the interview for you.

 

What do you think?  Was he right to do what he did?  Is he right about the reason he went to jail?

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye will be back soon, we miss them!



© 2020 Spartan

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Meghan Hicks says “Don’t put on a race or don’t sponsor racers unless you are ready to sponsor women who perform at the same level as their male counterparts.” Hicks tells Spartan Up Podcast Trail Series host Mauri Pagliacci about how gender equality, sustainability and COVID can pose unique challenges trail running.

 

#1 - Meghan’s race adventures during Covid.  Meghan completed the Nolans 14, a run over the 14 summits over 14,000 ft. in Colorado's Sawatch Range.

 

#2 - Equality in trail racing.  Meghan talks about the challenges of ensuring male and female racers receive equal pay for equal performances and what we can do to help the cause.

 

#3 - Sustainability for the natural lands which bears host to trail races.  Meghan shares advice on how trail runners can practice sustainability. 

 

Background on Meghan Hicks: Meghan has ran over 60 trail races and ultras, and is the managing editor for IRunFar.com. She’s also the author of Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running and has set records at the Nolan’s 14 and won stages rages across the globe, such as the Marathon des Sables. If you want to learn more about Meghan, check out her work at IRunFar.Com, as well as her social accounts:

  • Instagram: @meghanmhicks
  • Twitter: @@MeghanHicks

 

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Mauri Pagliacci

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan



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“I chased the pain,” says mountain biking legend Tinker Juarez (@dtinkerj), who has spent nearly 40 years atop the world of cycling.  Spartan Up La Ruta series host Roy M. Wallack (@roywallack) - author of Bike for Life: How to Ride to 100 -  talks with Tinker about his career, how Tinker has achieved longevity in the sport and advice on how to grow your own career.  

 

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Firsthand, the early days of BMX and how mountain biking grew into a mainstream, extreme sport
  • Tinker’s transition from BMX to mountain biking
  • Tinker’s mindset of “chase the pain” and why it’s enabled him to have a sense of fulfillment in life
  • Why the transition to 24-hour races and how Tinker manages fear during a race

 

Background: David "Tinker" Juarez is a 2x Olympian, former professional BMX racer and is one of the most decorated mountain bike racers of all time. Juarez got his start in BMX racing when he was just 16. For the next 10 years, built an impressive career in BMX, but then mountain biking pulled him in a different direction. Today, Juarez is still racing for Cannondale, his bike sponsor since 1994, and racing at the elite pro level most weekends of the season. 

Hear more about La Ruta, the world's hardest mountain-bike race,  on Roy's Bike for Life Stories podcast: https://roywallack.wixsite.com/bikeforlifestories

 

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Roy Wallack

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan



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What defines you? Is it your origins? What you've overcome? What you've achieved? Who you are becoming? By any measure, Curt Maggitt is a champion. We met Curt, a former NFL Colts player, at the 2020 inaugural Spartan Games presented by Harley Davidson, where he launched out of his comfort zone tackling challenges ranging from Spartan courses and mountain biking to Deka fit and wrestling- all with a smile and an unrelenting drive.

Childhood wasn't easy, Curt's mother died when he was two leaving his father raised three children "I've always told myself, nothing I do in life will ever be hard compared to what my dad has done throughout his life."

In today's Spartan Up podcast Joe DeSena and Curt Maggitt talk about growing up in rough neighborhoods, about Curt's journey to the NFL, about the inaugural Spartan Games and what Curt thought of his fellow athletes, and about the MBA Curt was earning that very week.

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye will be back soon, we miss them!



© 2020 Spartan

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Did you listen to the "Spartan Up!" interview with Ivor Cummins? Joe Desena interviewed the biochemical engineer and complex problem-solving specialist about what popular messaging got wrong about COVID-19 and the lockdowns. We asked you for your feedback, and Spartan racer Kyle Enfield MD reached out to us.

Kyle runs the Covid ICU at UVA, has a master's in epidemiology, and was willing to come on the show and give us the latest updates, background, and detail about Covid. This is a no politics no B.S. "Spartan Up!" episode where we tell you exactly what you need to know about COVID-19 right now. And stay until the end to hear about some of the heroes in the ICU and the techniques they use to handle the challenges they face.

 

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. Host: Joe De Sena Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye will be back soon, we miss them! © 2020 Spartan

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Private Equity is about building great teams to evaluate talent and in turn risk.  Mike McMullan is a private equity investor, and formerly was a 4x All American for wrestling at Northwestern and a college wrestling coach for the University of Pennsylvania.  Spartan Up Combat series host Ryan Warner talks to Mike about the key ingredients for building a successful team.  

 

In this episode you’ll learn

-The parallels between building great teams as a college coaching and private equity investor

-The role of risk taking in evaluating talent

-How to sell people on your idea or business



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© 2020 Spartan



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Fitness is the fountain of youth! Joe Decker - former Guinness World’s Fittest Man and Death Race legend - talks with Spartan Up Endurance series host Johnny Waite about how to accomplish your fitness goals when you're 50 or older.

In this episode you’ll learn:

 

  1. How to approach training when you’re out of your prime
  2. How to pivot your training. If you are beat-up from a life of running, try paddling or climbing.  
  3. Don’t be afraid to be a beginner again. Pivoting to a new form of training takes humility and a beginner’s mindset.  Don’t let fear of trying something new derail your fitness goals. 
  4. Do the work. Nothing changes here. 
  5. The roles of rest, stretching and mobility in injury prevention for the 50+ endurance athlete 

 

Background on Joe Decker: Joe Decker is recognized as “The Worlds Fittest Man,” an ultra-endurance power athlete, renowned fitness trainer, and syndicated columnist who has helped thousands of women, men, kids and seniors get into shape and lose weight.

 

This outdoor workout format that Joe created is the same that he used to break the Guinness World Records® 24-Hour Physical Fitness Challenge in 2000. It works like no other program out there, getting people into the best shape of their lives.

Joe believes in leading by example and is a personal testament to overcoming addictions and obstacles. Once overweight and out of shape, Joe transformed his body and his life through an amazing journey from fat to fittest.

 

Joe has appeared on The Today Show, Discovery Health, The Early Show, The O’Reilly Factor, and Fox News and has been featured in The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Baltimore Sun, Men’s Fitness, Muscle and Fitness, Men’s Health, and GQ. To his surprise, People Magazine named him one of America’s 50 Most Eligible Bachelors in 2001.

 

Learn more about Joe: 

-Website: GutCheckFitness.Com

-Instagram: @gutcheckfitness



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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan



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What works to optimize your biology? Alisa Vitti, hormone expert, has made it her life's work to find out. In her conversation with Spartan founder and CEO Joe De Sena, she explains how and why women need to plan differently for intermittent fasting and hit workouts, how men can maximize testosterone and performance using their circadian rhythms, and hormonal power women can unlock by understanding infradian rhythms. New studies are revealing more about our endocrine systems and the unique differences between men's and women's.

Alisa's journey began when her doctor acknowledged the diagnosis she had discovered pouring over medical books in the library, but then told her there was nothing she could do to overcome it. Her studies in functional nutrition and hormones helped her discover a treatment protocol that changed her life. That research was the basis for her first book " WomanCode: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex."

Her new book "In the FLO: Unlock Your Hormonal Advantage and Revolutionize Your Life," came out in January.

This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker, use the code SPARTANUP to save 30% at https://www.insidetracker.com/

LINKS:

https://intheflobook.com/

https://www.floliving.com/

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye will be back soon, we miss them!

© 2020 Spartan

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What does a 4x La Ruta endurance mountain bike race champion eat during a race? Louise "La Ruta Lou" Kobin shares tips on diet for performance with our Spartan Up La Ruta series host Roy Wallack.

 

In this episode you’ll learn: 

-What Louise eats and drinks during a race

-How often she’s consuming calories while on the bike

-What to eat and drink during that all important 30-minute window after a race

-Louise’s go-to meal during a multi-day race

 

For those of you who missed the first episode, Louise is a physical therapist, personal trainer, and former pro mountain bike racer.  In addition to practicing Physical Therapy for 25 years, she’s trained and coached clients in their homes for almost 20 years.  Today, Louise lives near Los Gatos and uses her background as a physical therapist to design safe and challenging exercise programs for a wide variety of clients and have discovered many creative ways to design home or gym based exercise programs-with or without elaborate equipment. 

 

Learn more about Louise here: LouKobin.Com

 

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Roy Wallack

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan



Direct download: Ep_2_Louise__Audio_Only.mp3
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If your life was a movie, would you change the channel? That’s the question Hunter McIntyre wants you to ask yourself every day.

Hunter McIntyre is a professional athlete and fitness trainer who has established himself as a dominant force in the world of obstacle course racing. He was named one of the top 50 fittest athletes by Sports Illustrated and is the undefeated champion of CMT's reality TV show, Broken Skull Ranch.  Hunter was a Defender on CBS's Million Dollar Mile produced by LeBron James and recently broke the Murph Challenge world record and raised over $20,000 for charity along the way.

Hunter talks with DEKA hosts Jarog Cogswell and Yancy Culp on how to live your life like a titan.  Top takeaways are: 

-Just work: it all comes down to the work you put forth every day

-Hit the reset button each day: screw-ups are not important, but what is important is not taking chances because of past screw-ups. You must take chances and push the boundaries each day

-Take advantage of other people’s laziness. Most of society is lazy. By outworking everyone, you are automatically in the top 10% of your field. 

Connect with Hunter

-Twitter @huntthesheriff

-Instagram: @huntthesheriff

-Website: huntermcintyre.com

 

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CREDITS:

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Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: Deka-Hunter-Ep1v2-AudioOnly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Dr. Gil Blander, the founder of InsideTracker, has created a system to unlock the information hidden in your blood. Today on Spartan Up Podcast he tells Joe De Sena about his process and the surprising patterns he's discovered.  For example, many health-conscious people are overdoing it with supplements.

For his studies, Blander considers blood "validated calibrated liquid gold."




LINKS:

https://www.insidetracker.com/

Ultimate Spartan x InsideTracker giveaway - prize package of racing and testing valued at over $1300  https://info.insidetracker.com/spartan-giveaway



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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye will be back soon, we miss them!



© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 339_SUP_BLANDER_episode_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

“The moment I had the courage to be completely honest with myself”….that’s when things started to change for Sarah Hildebrandt, our guest today on Spartan Combat.  Sarah is a 3x member of Team USA and currently the #1 ranked wrestler in the country in her weight class. 

 

Host Ryan Warner and Sarah talk about the all important moment of turning PRO. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to be a PRO. Turning PRO is about the decisions you make, consistently, in all facets of your life, day in and day out.  Sarah talks about...

 

-How an elbow injury forced her to be honest with herself, and face the reality that she was not living a life congruent with her goals.  

-Making the decisions to change weight classes, her diet, and the people she surrounds herself with

-Sarah’s daily life pre and post the life-changing elbow injury

 

To learn more about Sarah, please visit the links below: 

Sarah HIldebrandt Twitter: @sarhilde 

Sarah HIldebrandt Instagram @sarhilde 

 

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Find out more at https://spartancombat.com/

 

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© 2020 Spartan



Direct download: Combat-Hildebrandt-Audio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

At age 27, Joe Decker was out of shape and out of hope.  He was an alcoholic and drug addict who had just hit rock bottom. Three years later, Joe broke the Guinness Record for World’s Fittest Man. He got there - from out of hope to Fittest Man - by mastering the goal setting process, and that’s the focus for today’s conversation. Host Johnny Waite talks to Joe about: 

 

-Joe’s starting point. As we said, he was at rock bottom and could barely run a mile. He decided to fill the void with fitness. 

-Using baby steps as you climb to reach your goal.  As Joe says, “you have to be able to run a 5k to run 150 miles.”

-Balancing patience with optimism. What we mean here is, often times the optimism when first setting a goal makes you overwork yourself and potentially burnout.  Joe is all about patience and setting manageable goals. 

-Executing: After you’ve set a goal, prepared and are at the event, it’s time to get robotic. Get out of your head and focus on the next task. 

 

Background on Joe Decker: Joe Decker is recognized as “The Worlds Fittest Man,” an ultra-endurance power athlete, renowned fitness trainer, and syndicated columnist who has helped thousands of women, men, kids and seniors get into shape and lose weight.

 

This outdoor workout format that Joe created is the same that he used to break the Guinness World Records® 24-Hour Physical Fitness Challenge in 2000. It works like no other program out there, getting people into the best shape of their lives.

Joe believes in leading by example and is a personal testament to overcoming addictions and obstacles. Once overweight and out of shape, Joe transformed his body and his life through an amazing journey from fat to fittest.

 

Joe has appeared on The Today Show, Discovery Health, The Early Show, The O’Reilly Factor, and Fox News and has been featured in The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Baltimore Sun, Men’s Fitness, Muscle and Fitness, Men’s Health, and GQ. To his surprise, People Magazine named him one of America’s 50 Most Eligible Bachelors in 2001.

 

Learn more about Joe: 

-Website: GutCheckFitness.Com

-Instagram: @gutcheckfitness



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CREDITS:

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Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan



Direct download: Decker-_ep1-_audio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Fit Men Cook founder Kevin Curry joins Joe De Sena (Spartan Race founder & CEO) to talk about how Kevin changed his relationship with food.

 

This episode of Spartan Up! Is brought to you by GONEROGUESNACKS.COM - use code SPARTAN25 for a discount 

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye will be back soon, we miss them!



© 2020 Spartan




Direct download: 338_Kevin_Curry_episode_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

If you want to make a change, start with a single person. In an age of more is better - more likes, downloads or views - Todd Durkin talks with hosts Jarog Cogswell and Yancy Culp on how to ‘light up the planet’ by starting with a single person.  

In case you missed the first episode, Todd Durkin (@ToddDurkin) is an internationally recognized strength, speed, and conditioning coach, as well as an author, and a motivational speaker. He is the founder of Fitness Quest 10, an award-winning health and human performance facility in San Diego, where he works with a high-profile clientele of elite professional athletes. Throughout his career, Durkin has worked with NFL MVPs, Super Bowl champions, Heisman Trophy winners, Olympic and X Games gold medalists, and World Series champions.  

 

Takeaways from today’s episode: 

-Get out of your bubble.  To make an impact, you have to get out of your gym and talk with people.  Have real conversations with people you don’t know. 

-It’s not about the size of your audience, it’s about the mission. 

-But never forget, it starts with you. Todd is big on this. Identify your purpose, and then pursue it like crazy.  



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CREDITS:

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Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan



Direct download: Deka__Light_Up_Planet__Audio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST


Runners, when you hit the wall, Meghan Hicks suggests these two tips to push through.
She would know, she’s run over 60 trail races and ultras, won and won the Marathon des Sables. She's is the managing editor for IRunFar.com. She’s also the author of Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running. Today she tells Spartan Trail host Mauri Pagliacci about her experience at Nolan’s 14 where she's set multiple records. Back in the 2000’s, Meghan quit her first 100-mile race. It’s hard to believe – even Mauri Pagliacci was shocked to hear the news. Meghan explains why she quit and how to push-through those all too common rough patches. In this episode we cover:

#1 - When Meghan hit the wall at hour 13 of a 50-hour race, and how a few slices of pizza got her over the hump.
#2 - The two things that will get you through the ‘wall’. One is obvious, the other is not.
#3 - Why Meghan quit her first 100-mile race and how to avoid bowing out of races.

If you want to learn more about Meghan, check out her work at IRunFar.Com, as well as her social accounts:
· Instagram: @meghanmhicks
· Twitter: @@MeghanHicks

Subscribe so you don't miss part two of our conversation with Meghan. Please enjoy!

 

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Direct download: Trail__Meghan___3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Hooked on Sugar? How about "diet" sodas? Kara Goldin, founder of hint water and author of the new book Undaunted, fell for the advertising. For years she believed that something called "diet" must be good for you. One day she stopped and read the ingredients label and her journey to better health for herself and others began. Kara set the diet sodas aside and drank only water.  The benefits to her health were immediate, but she found the taste boring and she invented "hint."

 

Starting and growing the business was not easy, she chronicles the story, and some of the other challenges life has put in her path, in her new book "Undaunted." 

 

Today she and Spartan Race founder and CEO Joe De Sena talk about the food business and her journey.

 

This episode of Spartan Up! Is brought to you by GONEROGUESNACKS.COM - use code SPARTAN25 for a discount 

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye will be back soon, we miss them!



© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 337_KARA_Goldin_fin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am EST

Biochemical Engineer and Complex Problem Solving Specialist Ivor Cummins talks about the conclusions he's come to based on Covid data. At Spartan, we do the hard things. Today that means tackling a difficult conversation. Joe De Sena invited Ivor to share his information with you. Please, listen all the way through, give it some thought, and then let us know what he got right, and what he got wrong. Two things we can ALL agree on - we need to have open discussion and review of the data, and we should all be getting exercise, eating healthy, and getting outside.

 



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Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye will be back soon, we miss them!



© 2020 Spartan

 

Direct download: 336_SUP_IVOR_CUMMINS_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Ben Friberg, extreme endurance paddler talks with Johnny Waite, of Spartan Up Podcast, about how to prepare for the really big, self-supported, expedition-style adventures where you will be truly on your own. An example is Ben's dream crossing - the Bering Strait from Siberia to Alaska, alone on a stand-up paddleboard. Ben Stresses the importance of preparation - doing your research, knowing your gear and your body, and considering how to handle absolute worst-case scenarios, including injuries. He reminds us that when you have enough moving parts to a plan, you have to know that something is going to go wrong! JOhnny'ss favorite part is when Ben talks about the potential beauty of a Painted Corner (when you get yourself in a situation where you have eliminated all other options) and the spiritual epiphany that led to him composing a song by that title.

 

#1 - How Ben uncovers every stone (e.g., analyzing weather patterns, talking to locals, reading books on the terrain he’s going to traverse) to prepare for a self-supported paddle expedition

 

#2 - How navigating class-5 rapids equipped Ben for a career in self-supported adventures

 

#3 - Why crossing the Bering Strait is Ben’s “white whale” of self-supported paddle expeditions.

 

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© 2020 Spartan



Direct download: Enduranceep2v2audio_only.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Pain is easy to forget, says Louise Kobin, 4x La Ruta race winner.  In this episode, our first in the La Ruta series, Louise and Spartan Up La Ruta series host Roy Wallach introduce you to the 3-day, cross-country mountain bike race known as La Ruta.  In this episode, you’ll learn about Louise’s first La Ruta race, specifically...

 

-A deep dive of the 3-day race and the challenges presented throughout

-Lousie’s mindset after she fell behind by 20 minutes on day two, yet still managed to pull-out a victory

-How every rider falls off the bike a few times during the race, and how to persevere across the jungles of Costa Rica

-How to view fear in the physical sense (i.e., crashing down a hill) and emotionally (i.e., fear of getting tired)

 

Please enjoy!

 

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Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: La_Ruta_1__Louise.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

James Nestor, author of the hugely popular book "Breath" explains his deep research. Should you be breathing through your nose?  The answer is YES!  Today on the Spartan Up podcast,   He tells Spartan Founder & CEO Joe De Sena how breathing affects your performance. He also explains the history, the science, and some simple steps you can take to improve your breathing.

As Nestor says “If you stick with this, the benefits are profound, you will most likely gain performance, you'll be able to recover more quickly, you'll be able to work out at the same level with the lower heart rate, so you'll be able to push it even more. And they've done this with cyclists, with rowers with ultra marathoners, with so many other people.”



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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye will be back soon, we miss them!



© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 335_James_Nestor_Assembly_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Spartan Combat athlete Gabe Dean (@DabeGean) discusses his comeback to the mat, and how the passing of a family member helped motivate his return.

 

Gabe Dean is an assistant wrestling coach at Cornell - one of the top wrestling programs in the country - and was a 2x NCAA Champion for the Big Red.  Gabe recently returned to competition, and that’s the focus of our conversation today. Please Enjoy!

 

Find out more at https://spartancombat.com/

 

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Direct download: Combat-Gabe_Dean.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Adapting to drastic life changes Ryan KentRyan Kent (instagram: dr0p_the_hammer) was a full-time, professional athlete until Covid hit.  Now, he’s a full time worker with a pro athlete’s training load. Tune-in to learn how Ryan is adapting to the new normal, while still maintaining his fitness.

 

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Yancy Culp, Jarod Cogswell

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: Sequence_156_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Evolution has left you with two basic drives - to survive and to procreate, but evolutionary biologist Rebecca Heiss, Ph.D. tells Joe De Sena how understanding those drives can lead us to overcome fears and achieve success. Fear, says Heiss, is an ancient signal meant to keep us alive, but most things we fear today are not life-threatening.  In this interview, she shares tactics to replace you A.N.T.s (automatic negative thoughts), to use triggers to heighten consciousness and to think like a Spartan.  

 

As Heiss says - When life gives you lemons, bite down and keep going.  

 

You can pre-order her book "Instinct: Rewire Your Brain with Science-Backed Solutions to Increase Productivity and Achieve Success " coming out in April.

 

“my entire field of study is based around understanding why we behave the way we behave based on these ancient stories. Basically I'm here to tell you that your brain is literally wired to survive and have sex. That's it. Two Worlds we live it right? Can I eat that or is it  gonna kill me?and can I procreate with that? That's what we’re walking around with most of the time. So how can we use that brain to maximize our efficiency in life?” ~ Rebecca Heiss, PhD



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Host: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye will be back soon, we miss them!



© 2020 Spartan



Direct download: 334_Rebecca_Heiss_EPISODE_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

How do you find the motivation to start your first trail race? Tune-in to hear professional, ultra-racer Mike Wardian (@mikewardian) tackle this question.  Mike has set world records for the fastest time for 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days, and has also completed some of the most difficult races in the world like the Badwater Ultra. 

 

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© 2020 Spartan



Direct download: TrailWardian2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

What goes into success in an expedition or adventure race? One huge element is your support crew. Spartan Up endurance host Johnny Waite talks to Ben Friberg, who has paddled from Cuba to the US and completed numerous ultra-paddle events, about what makes a solid crew.  The main lessons in this podcast are: 

1 - Planning is Everything 

2 - Work with optimists 

3 - The importance of preparation

 

 

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Durolane.  Visit Durolane.com to learn more.

 

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© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: EnduranceBenFriberg1AudioOnly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

How many hours a day do you need to use your feet to get to your phone? One? Two? zero? Adam Alter, author of "Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked," has made a study of the outsized influence addictive technology has had on us and some basic steps to counteract it. An associate professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business, his research focuses on judgment, decision-making, and social psychology.

 

Today on Spartan Up podcast Adam Alter and Joe De Sena, Spartan Race founder,  hash out some simple steps to get your relationship with technology back in balance. Joe's involve a phone on a drone you have to chase to use, Alter's are more practical:

  1. Aim for 4 hours a day your phone is not within reach
  2. Spend the first and last hour of the day away from your phone
  3. No screens at dinner, even if you're alone

 

“It's almost like a gateway. Once you're in there, it's really hard to stop.  It's kind of binary, either you don't use these devices, or you use them more than you would like.” ~Adam Alter



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Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye will be back soon, we miss them!



© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 333_Adam_Alter_Assembly_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Kat Shai is a 6x Team USA member for women’s wrestling,  She’s competing at the national tournament this weekend, aiming to make the 2021 Olympic team. In this episode, Kat talks self-doubt, her experience with it after the 2016 Olympic team trials, and how to overcome it.  

 

Find out more at https://spartancombat.com/

 

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Direct download: CombatShaiFinalAudio_only.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:13am EST

Welcome to the DEKA series here on the SpartanUp podcast. Professional trainer Todd Durkin talks about that all important moment when you don’t ‘feel’ like doing what needs to be done, and how to persevere.

About Todd - Todd Durkin is an internationally recognized strength, speed and conditioning coach, body-worker, author and motivational speaker. He is the founder of Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA, an award-winning health and human performance facility where he works with a high-profile clientele of elite professional athletes including NFL MVPs, Super Bowl Champions and MVPs, Heisman Trophy Winners, Olympic and X-Game Gold Medalists and World Series Champions. Fitness Quest 10 has been named one of “America’s 10 Best Gyms” by Men’s Health 7 times, while Durkin's work there has earned him the industry's highest honors including being named Personal Trainer of the Year by both IDEA and ACE, a four-time Top 100 Most Influential Person in Health & Fitness, the 2017 Jack LaLanne Award winner, and 2018 International Presenter of the Year from Canfitpro representing legacy and impact in the fitness industry.

 

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Cindy Eckert has seen incredible success in the pharmaceutical industry challenging the boys club with the “little pink pill.” She and Joe De Sena talk about the crossovers between overall health, diet, and good sex, about challenging the status quo, and her advice for female entrepreneurs going against the odds. 

Cindy says " I think that good sex is the trifecta of wellness. We talk about physical health,  mental health, and sexual health is a component of that. I mean, that's my perfect Venn diagram, all of those intersecting to  be at your best level of performance."

 

4% of all research dollars are going to women's health, Cindy saw that as an opportunity rather than an obstacle and she invests in products that make women's lives better.



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Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye will be back soon!!



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Direct download: 323_Cindy_Eckert_Assembly_1.mp3
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Michael Wardian is the first guest on our new Spartan Up Trail running series, Michael is a professional marathon and ultra-marathon racer. He’s set world records for the fastest time for 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days, and has also completed some of the most difficult races in the world like the Badwater Ultra. Michael shares expertise on how to overcome the rough patches in races, particularly when those rough patches are related to nutrition and diet. He tells a few stories of his toughest moments, including one in his Olympic trials, and he shares some of the personal techniques he uses for hydration on the trail.

 

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Back again, Courtney Dauwalter shares her diet / meal-plan for an ultra-endurance race. 

 

About Courtney: Courtney Dauwalter is an ultra-marathon racing champion. She was named Ultra Runner of the Year in 2018, and has won some of the most prestigious races in the endurance world, such as the Moab 240 and Western States. Follow Courtney at @courtdauwalter.

 

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Ryan Holiday studies the place where ancient Greek philosophy meets current day high achievers with books like "Lives of the Stoics," "Ego is the Enemy," "The Obstacle is the Way," and "Stillness is the Key." He tells Spartan Race founder the lessons he learned from each of these explorations and how he applies them to his life. From his morning routine, to his thoughts on exercise, and his method and philosophy for writing ten successful books.

Direct download: 322_SUP_Ryan_Holiday_Assembly.mp3
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Kevin Ward received a master class in team-building, while working under legendary, Oklahoma State wrestling coach John Smith.  Now, Kevin is the head coach at Army and is recognized as one of the premier coaches in the country. In this episode, Kevin shares how-to, tactical advice on how to build teams from the ground-up. 

 

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Courtney Dauwalter is an ultra-marathon racing champion. She was named Ultra Runner of the Year in 2018, and has won some of the most prestigious races in the endurance world, such as the Moab 240 and the Western States. Follow Courtney at @courtdauwalter.

 

Courtney shares how-to advice on how to grow your endurance.  In this episode, we cover…

 

-Competitiveness doesn’t know genders

-Discovering ultra-running

-How to grow your endurance

-When your normal distance is 100 miles

-How to rest your body and brain, before a bit race

-Courtney’s why

-Courtney’s battle with the mental wall

-Emotional and pain management

-What’s next for Courtney



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Direct download: SpartanEnduranceep5Courtney1.mp3
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While building the incredibly successful Huffington Post Arianna Huffington suddenly collapsed. The diagnosis - burnout.  Yes, burnout is a real, medical condition and it threatens all of our health.

Over the next few years Arianna explored the consequences, the cure and the prevention of burnout - today it's her life's work. Spreading the anti-burnout gospel through her books like "Thrive" and "The Sleep Revolution" and her company Thrive Global teaching resilience and behavior change.

In this candid discussion, Arianna shares the journey and the pillars of good mental and physical health with Spartan founder Joe De Sena, and asks him to take a look at his own health in a new way.

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Lumen metabolism tracker — the first device to track your metabolism and provide daily personalized nutrition plans for peak performance. Visit Lumen.me to order and use code spartan50 for $50 off. 



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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye send their regards :)  

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 321_Ariana_Huffngton_Assembly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Business, fitness and leadership coach Alicia Streger joins Yancy Culp and Jarod Cogswell on the DEKA series of Spartan Up. Fitness pro Alicia Streger drives home the importance of acting as if you were your future self AND shares 3 actionable, revenue-generating tips for gym owners.

 

LESSONS

  1. Trust yourself to make decisions quickly (and nerve second guess yourself after the fat, simply adjust and pivot as required). 
  2. Adjust the plan, never the goal
  3. Act As If...Walk as your future self. Have clarity on who you want to be 3 years from now, and embody that person today
  4. Three revenue-generating tips for gym owners



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© 2020 Spartan



Direct download: DekaAliciaAudio_ONly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Ultrarunning father & son Travis & Mark Macy were excited about the return of  Eco-Challenge Fiji and planned to race - Travis on a younger competitive team, Mark on team "Stray Dogs."  Plans changed after learning 66-year-old endurance racer Mark Macy was facing Alzheimer's.  He’d won the grueling Iditashoe 100-mile snowshoe race and competed in 9 Eco-challenges - but this race would pose a special challenge, but also unique rewards.  Joe De Sena, a veteran endurance racer himself, trades tales with Travis and Mark about eco-challenge and about their last meeting when we interviewed Travis about his book "The Ultra Mindset."

 

LESSONS

  1. Make time for family
  2. Sometimes the risk of avoiding the challenge is greater than the risks the challenge poses.



This episode was brought to you by TrueForm Runner. Visit www.trueformrunner.com/spartan and use the code SPARTAN10 to save 10% 

 

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Hosts: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye send their regards :)  

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan



Direct download: 320_Macy_assembly_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Mike Amine is the CEO and president of Wealth Strategies Financial Group. He was an NCAA runner-up in 1988 and competed for a spot on the US greco team in 1992. In this conversation, we focus on a 12-month period that was, as Mike called it, the toughest 12 months of his life.  

 

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Direct download: AmineFinalAudio_ONly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Deanna Blegg is our guest for this week’s Spartan Endurance episode. Deanna breaks-down the Amazon Eco-Challenge, as well as her background in competitive racing. Specifically…

1:08 Deanna’s first race

04:14 Biathlon & aquathlon racing

06:24 How to reignite the competitive flame

11:50 Age is just a number

15:23 How to manage injuries

20:45 Deanna on the “world’s toughest race”, the Amazon Eco-Challenge

 

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© 2020 Spartan





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As a kid Jim Kwik was the “the kid with the broken brain,” but through curiosity and sheer will he learned to hack his own brain and today is recognized as one of the top brain trainers in the world. “I had three traumatic brain injuries before the age of 12. I had very poor focus. I was put in special classes took me three years longer to learn how to read. My teachers would have been surprised I read a book much less wrote a book.” The author of the best selling book “Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life,” and founder of Kwik Learning tells Spartan founder Joe De Sena the most important things to include in your morning routine, but more importantly - what NOT to do. As always, De Sena wants to knowKwik’s origin story,  whether doing hard things now strengthens your brain for later challenges, and how nutrition and exercise affect the brain. Listen in for the answers.   



“There's no limit to our determination to our ability to solve problems, no limit to our creativity, our imagination, our ability to persevere.”



LESSONS

  1. Be the thermostat, not the thermometer
  2. Your mind is receptive in the morning, be careful what you feed it
  3. Struggle is an essential part of developement 

 

This episode was brought to you by TrueForm Runner. Visit www.trueformrunner.com/spartan and use the code SPARTAN10 to save 10% 

 

LINKS

https://kwiklearning.com/

https://www.limitlessbook.com/

 

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Hosts: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye send their regards :)  

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

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Direct download: 319_JIM_KWIK_ASSEMBLY.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Welcome to the DEKA series here on the SpartanUp podcast. On today’s episode Jarod and Yancy interview Spartan CEO and founder, Joe De Sena. In this episode you’ll hear about

 

TIME STAMPS 

1:30 The origin story of DEKA 

3:35 The warpath to impact 100m lives through fitness

5:01 Why DEKA

8:21 The grind to creating DEKA

12:53 DEKA is for the masses 

15:19 Joe on going through the DEKA course

22:53 Why the gym is the shrine of the athlete

30:09 The future & impact of DEKA



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© 2020 Spartan



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Deana Blegg is our guest for this week’s Spartan Endurance episode. Deanna recently competed in the Amazon Eco-Challenge Fiji. She’s a veteran endurance racer and in this episode we talk about why and how to choose a team for your next endurance-event.  

 

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© 2020 Spartan

 

Direct download: Endurance_Episode_3_Audio_Only.mp3
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A brain surgeon, author, and wrestling coach Dr. McLaughlin knows how obstacles affect your body & mind. He explains the science behind quitting and its effects on the brain, and why it’s critical to overcome obstacles. We get good at what we do, which includes quitting. Through his life experiences, he’s learned to metabolize fear using what he calls “Cognitive Dominance.” It allows you to make quick decisions in stressful situations, something we all need! Don’t be limited by fear and always keep challenging your brain! 



LESSONS

  1. You are what you repeatedly do 
  2. Challenge your brain 
  3. Follow your circadian rhythms 
  4. Don’t let fear limit you 
  5. You can metabolize fear in a healthy way 



This episode was brought to you by TrueForm Runner. Visit www.trueformrunner.com/spartan and use the code SPARTAN10 to save 10% 

 

LINKS

https://www.markmclaughlinmd.com/book



TIME STAMPS 

0:25 Joe intros this episode 

1:20 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM intro 

1:50 Interview begins with wrestling 

3:00 His family's history & beginnings of weightlifting 

7:15 The psychology of quitting 

9:00 Challenging your brain 

12:00 Parenting strategies 

14:00 Training good habits 

15:30 Earn your breakfast 

17:10 Camp Spartan on Youtube 

18:15 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM break

19:45 Rites of passage 

22:45 Limitations of fear 

25:30 Overcoming anxiety of perceived failures 

27:00 Cognitive dominance and advanced situational awareness 

28:00 A map to metabolize fear 

29:00 Alchemy in transformation 

30:00 Quadrants of the subjective and objective 

32:00 Go towards your fear 

33:00 Joe debriefs what he learned 

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye send their regards :)  

 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

 

Direct download: 318_Mark_McLaughlin_Assembly_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Matt McDonough is a 2x NCAA champion for the University of Iowa and a 3x All American. In this episode, we talk about embracing discomfort for the sake of your goals and dreams.  Enjoy!

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Welcome to the DEKA series here on the SpartanUp podcast. Chris Hinshaw is our guest for episode two. For those of you who missed episode one, Chris is one of the top coaches in the world, a former professional triathlete and the founder of Aerobic Capacity. In this episode we focus on how to win the caring game. 

 

TIME STAMPS 

1:14 - How to win the caring game

05:08 - Winning the caring game with different types of athletes

12:42 - Role of the coach during CV19

 

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Direct download: DEKAEp2Audio_Only.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Should you eat before bed? What’s the best time to train hard? What’s the simplest way to improve sleep? Can respiration rate changes identify COVID 19?

Three pillars: strain, recovery, and sleep are vital to succeeding peak performance says WHOOP founder Will Ahmed. We are all trying to become the healthiest versions of ourselves - yet there are some physiological indicators that can’t necessarily be felt but can be measured. In fact, groundbreaking data from WHOOP tracking enabled a PGA tour pro golfer to identify COVID before he had any known symptoms. Information is power, and in this interview, Ahmed shares data patterns gleaned from hundreds of thousands of users that you can implement today. Should you eat before bed? What’s the best time to train hard? What’s the simplest way to improve sleep?  Will says- measurements can motivate!  



LESSONS

  1. Develop a sense of curiosity
  2. Train optimally 
  3. Use information as a preventative tool 
  4. Strain, recovery & sleep are the three pillars
  5. Routines are key
  6. You can manage things you measure
  7. Measurements can motivate 
  8. Sleep consistency is paramount

 

This episode is brought to you by Honey Stinger 

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LINKS

https://www.whoop.com

 

TIME STAMPS

0:45 honeystinger.com intro

2:15 Continuous health monitoring 

3:15 training optimally 

4:15 cutting weight properly 

5:15 the flintstone model

6:15 what you can measure & may not feel

7:15 research on covid-19

9:15 monitoring as a preventative tool

10:15 improving sleep

12:45 information as power

14:00 honeystinger.com break 

15:00 what metrics they monitor 

16:45 recovery levels 

17:45 Whoop Journal

19:15 building a routine

22:15 measuring can motivate 

23:15 resting is vital in recovery 

25:00 green means go

27:30 Joe’s morning method 

29:00 key tips 

31:30 honeystinger.com close




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CREDITS:

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Hosts: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye send their regards :)  

 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 317_will-ahmed_assembly_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

 

Welcome to the Spartan Endurance series here on the SpartanUp podcast.  Our second episode features Patty Alcivar, who is a competitive racer, mountaineer and boxer. She’s training to be the first women to climb 7 summits.  In this episode we cover...

 

TIME STAMPS 

2:48 - Balancing workouts with 2 full time jobs

5:50 - Why cross-training to build endurance

9:25 - Keep moving forward no matter what

12:07 - Using sports to train for life



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Direct download: Endurance_Episode_2_-_Audio_Only.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Welcome to the Spartan DEKAFIT series here on the SpartanUp podcast.  Our first guest is Chris Hinshaw, who is one of the top coaches in the world, a former professional triathlete and the founder of Aerobic Capacity.  In this episode we cover,

 

TIME STAMPS 

2:39 Taking ownership in your training

5:48 How to survive your first month of training

8:13 Why DEKAFIT serves the fitness generalist

10:33 Adding variety to your training

12:44 How to set attainable challenges in your workouts

16:29 Everyone isn’t ultra competitive and how to set workout challenges appropriately

 

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© 2020 Spartan



Direct download: Dekafit_Ep_1_v2_Audio_Only.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Ed Mylett is one of the fifty wealthiest individuals under fifty - what has been his strategy? In this episode, Joe De Sena challenges you to find the two essential elements.  In Ed’d life he first found his catalyst, what motivates him. Mylett’s mantra became “Bella’s Wedding.” After a doctor gave him advice, he used that as his way to navigate decisions - will this help or hurt my ability to walk my daughter down the aisle? It’s the process and the pursuit of his goals that truly gives him joy. Winning is actually an art form. This episode will reframe how you view success and make you realize you are always able to do one more! 


LESSONS 
1. Find your catalyst aka “Bella’s Wedding” 

2. Understand leverage

3. Learn linking & anchoring 

4. The joy is in the pursuit 

5. Help others

6. Winning is an art form 

7. TRUST the process

8. Don’t avoid pain 

9. Find passion 

10. Feed your identity 

11. Believe that you deserve what you want 

12. Self confidence is keeping promises to yourself 

13. Always do one more 


This episode is brought to you by ATHLETICBREWING.COM for free shipping on two six-packs or more 


LINKS 
https://www.edmylett.com

TIME STAMPS 
1:00 Joe tells us what we are going to learn today
2:00 ATHLETICBREWING.COM intro
2:30 Interview begins with Ed & his fitness regime 
4:00 Conversations around testosterone 
6:30 A wakeup call around health: “Bella’s Wedding” 
9:00 Pleasure versus pain 
10:00 Finding leverage & the Spartan Paradox 
12:00 The joy of pursuing goals 
14:00 Redifining crazy 
15:45 Most important thing is to help others 
17:30 Mentoring at an orphanage
19:30 How do you demonstrate what success looks like? 
20:45  ATHLETICBREWING.COM break
24:00 Winning as an art form 
27:30 Always more to give 
30:00 Missionary work 
32:00 Tips for those who have to much comfort 
33:00 Tips for those who have to “fight for milk”
36:30 Believe that you deserve what you want 
38:30 Always do one more 
39:30 What Joe got from this interview 


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CREDITS:
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Hosts: Joe De Sena 
Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye send their regards :)  

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2020 Spartan

 

Direct download: 316_Ed_Mylett_EDIT-rev.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

J Jaggers is the associate head wrestling coach at Ohio State.  He’s a former 2x NCAA champion and has coached the Buckeyes since 2010. In this episode, we talk about the moment when visualization becomes ‘to much’. When it becomes all encompassing and is a detriment to performance.  Enjoy!

 

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Direct download: Audio_Only_Jaggers_Final_Spartan_Combat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Welcome to the Spartan Endurance series here on the SpartanUp podcast.  Our first guest is Patty Alcivar, who is a competitive racer, mountaineer and boxer. She’s training to be the first women to climb 7 summits.  In this episode we cover...

 

LESSONS 

  1. Get out of your comfort zone to overcome personal hardships
  2. How to persist when you’ve spent 16 days on a mountain dealing with uncontrollable elements
  3. Having a clear purpose removes obstacles & distractions
  4. Sports psychology practices for the endurance athlete

 

TIME STAMPS 

1:21 What attracted Patty to endurance

2:39 Training for the Breakneck Marathon

4:17 Boxing is all about endurance

6:00 Persistence when you’re at your limit

10:22 Fighting the elements / spending 16 days on a mountain

18:07 Sports psychology practices for the endurance athlete 

22:40 Seeing your goal before it happens

 

This episode of Spartan Up! Is brought to you by GONEROGUESNACKS.COM - use code SPARTAN25 for a discount.

 

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

Direct download: Endurance-ep_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Mom would send them off to Kindergarten with a uniquely motivating message: Kick Today’s A**! The DeCCio brothers, Jake, Jim, and Jordan credit her two-part strategy - hard-driving competition and a priority on being nice - with the incredible success they are seeing today with the business they started in their dorm room.As you might guess they are also focused on health. Maybe you saw them pitch Supercoffee, a healthier alternative to many of the sugary options out there, on Shark Tank. Joe De Sena invited them to visit his Vermont farm (the birthplace of the Spartan Races,) run up his mountain, and be on the podcast. What did he want to know? How were the three men raised, and how they run their days today to maintain that level of success and fitness?  

 

Today’s question - did your parents throw you out the door every morning? How were you raised?

 

LESSONS 

  1. You’re never too young to Kick Today’s A**
  2. Win & Be Nice  
  3. Eat less sugar! 
  4. Don’t be afraid to compete 
  5. Kids can handle more than you think 
  6. Make the leap! 



This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Gone Rogue High Protein Chips. Visit Amazon.com or goneroguesnacks.com and enter promo code Spartan 25 for 25% off.



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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye send their regards :)  

 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 315_SUPER_COFFEE_BROTHERS_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:51pm EST

When you run a Spartan Race, do you look around and wonder about everyone else’s story? Why are they racing? What brought them here? Is this their first race our their 2oth? What was their first Spartan like for them? Well Joe De Sena does… and today two amazing women: Lani Woods of the Unrelenting Humans Podcast and Laura Mignot, the CEO of DFLASH tell  us about their journey. You can do more than you think you're capable of, embrace your inner child and get out there!

 

LESSONS 

  1. Follow your passion 
  2. Give back 
  3. Help others in your community 
  4. Don’t be afraid to get dirty 
  5. Embrace your inner child 
  6. When you do something- go all in 
  7. Know what you want & what you don’t want 
  8. Choose how you react to challenges 
  9. Your stronger than you think you are 

 

This episode is brought to you by Honey Stinger 

HONEYSTINGER.COM CODE: HSSPARTAN2020

 

LINKS

Lani’s Unrelenting Humans Podcast https://pod.link/1511970677

Laura Mignott https://www.lauramignott.com/

Laura’s Reset podcast https://pod.link/1451895613

 

TIME STAMPS

1:30 Joe says do hard things & get to the farm! 

2:20 Honey Stinger Intro 

2:40 Lani Woods tells the story of her first Obstacle Race 

4:45 Lighting the fire of passion for Spartan Race 

7:00 Going for a Delta

8:00 Training others in the community 

8:30 Embracing your inner child on the course 

9:00 Honey Stinger Break

10:00 Laura Mignot tells her story  

11:35 Intimidated by new arena  

13:00 Community helping each other

15:00 Putting one foot in front of the other  

16:00 Choosing your reactions 

16:55 Joe wants to hear your stories ! 

18:10 Honey Stinger close  

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye send their regards :)  

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan



Direct download: 314_STORIES_EPISODE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:27am EST

Brian Ferentz is the offensive coordinator for the University of Iowa Football team.  His father, Kirk, is one of the most successful college coaches of all time.  Before his tenure with the Hawks, Brain wrestled in high school, played in the NFL and worked as an assistant coach under Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick. In this episode, we cover the one leadership principle that can drastically raise your team's performance.  

 

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Direct download: Ferentz-Spartan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Every time we ask you "who do you want on the Spartan Up podcast" your answer is Joe Rogan. We finally got him! Here's the story of the 6 year journey AND the questions Joe De Sena asked Joe Rogan, along with insights from some of the guests who have appeared on both The Joe Rogan Experience and with Joe De Sena on Spartan Up: Ben Greenfield, Rich Roll, CT Fletcher, Andrew Huberman, PhD, Jesse Itzler and Gary Vaynerchuk.

 

This episode of Spartan Up! Is brought to you by GONEROGUESNACKS.COM - use code SPARTAN25 for a discount 

 

Watch Desnea on Rogan https://youtu.be/wCSDF0RNuXY



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Hosts: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are impressed 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

 

Direct download: 313-Joe_Desena_on_joe_Rogan_assembly_FIN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

How much trash do you create? Professor Joshua Spodek tells Joe De Sena he had been eating packaged food with every meal of his life. One day he decided to take responsibility for his own mess. With every meal, everything we buy from stores, everything we order- we throw something away, and every item of waste you have ever “gotten rid of” still exists in some form, somewhere. Spodek calls Joe De Sena out on his own consumption - and Joe responds. Spodek, a leadership professor at NYU, has embarked on a journey to lighten his impact on the planet by creating as minimal garbage as possible. It has meant, among other things, that at the supermarket he is buying whole fruits and vegetables because everything else has packaging. The added benefit - a more healthy diet. Take responsibility for how you are participating and contributing. Are you a steward of the land and of your community? Can you implement simple tactics to improve your impact? Spartan’s, we all need to take ownership and initiative around our actions. What will you do today?! 



LESSONS

  1. Be where you can effect the most change 
  2. Be a steward of the land 
  3. Be around a community that challenges you 
  4. Be resourceful and efficient to fulfill your needs 
  5. Be mindful of how much trash you create 
  6. Learn to reduce your impact on the earth 
  7. Purchase things without packaging 
  8. Adapt your tastebuds to what’s healthy and local 
  9. Be motivated by internal factors 
  10. Be an initiator 
  11. Be better & just do !

 

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LINKS 

https://joshuaspodek.com

His TEDx page: https://joshuaspodek.com/tedx.

Joe De Sena on Spodek’s podcast



 https://shows.acast.com/leadership-and-the-environment/episodes/360-sparta-could-make-history

 

Book: Initiative : https://joshuaspodek.com/initiative

 

TIME STAMPS

0:00 intro to unpackaging and new podcasts 

2:00 WildAlaskanCompany.com intro 

2:30 Living in nature and edible forests 

4:00 Being a steward of the land 

5:00 Transforming kids 

7:00 Challenging students at NYU 

8:15 Things we can do to be more efficient 

10:00 The need to reduce garbage 

12:30 WildAlaskanCompany.com break

14:00 Shop.Spartan.Com Be Unbreakable! (Special offer through July 25th)

16:00 Communities strategies on waste 

18:00 Figuring out how to reduce how much trash you make 

19:30 What can you buy that has no packaging?

21:00 Foraging in the city 

22:00 Changing your taste buds

24:00 Walking your talk 

25:30 Empowering people to figure it out for themselves 

27:15 The meaning of competition 

28:30 The rules of engagement with the environment

29:30 Developing skills of an initiator  

31:00 Exhausting passing fancies & ideas of a lifetime 

32:30 Starting with the emotion 

33:10 Why Joe feels uncomfortable 

36:00 Just doing & taking ownership of your life 

37:10 WildAlaskanCompany.com close 



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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are farming/ not buying plastic ;) 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 312_SUP_Joshua_Spodek_1_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:44am EST

Every individual responds differently to what they eat. We all know eating a healthy diet is important, but what is happening on a chemical level inside our bodies? Josh Clemente started out as an engineer and welder at SpaceX to explore the outer atmosphere, but what he realized was most important was monitoring what was going on inside our own bodies. This episode is a great deep dive into what helps and hinders your metabolism, key tips and tricks for stabilizing your glucose response and understanding what it takes to train metabolic flexibility. As Josh says, “you have to put in focus, effort and repetition to develop metabolic health- it doesn't just happen.” Make it happen Spartans!  



LESSONS 

  1. Individuals respond differently to foods 
  2. Measure, monitor and respond to your glucose 
  3. Walk after meals 
  4. Train your body into metabolic flexibility  
  5. Put in the effort to develop metabolic health 
  6. Learn dietary flexibility 
  7. It’s not just what you eat, it's how you eat it 
  8. Understand the consequences of your decisions 
  9. Place your actions in context 

 

This episode of Spartan Up! Is brought to you by GONEROGUESNACKS.COM - use code SPARTAN25 for a discount 


LINKS

https://levels.link/spartan

https://www.levelshealth.com/

https://www.instagram.com/unlocklevels

https://twitter.com/unlocklevels


TIME STAMPS

0:00 research highlight

0:30 Joe De Sena introduces Josh Clemente
1:30 GoneRogueSnacks.com intro 

3:30 Working at SpaceX 

5:00 Starting Levels Health

6:15 Continuous glucose monitoring 

7:00 Understanding metabolism 

8:00 Glucose disfunction 

9:15 Individuals response to food 

13:00 Real time data to make educated choices 

14:00 Exercise after meals for blood sugar response 

15:25 Blood sugar responses 

16:45 Stored fat 

17:30 Metabolic flexibility 

19:30 “Bonking” & intermittent fasting 

20:30 “fat-adapted” 

21:30 Metabolic fitness 

22:00 GoneRogueSnacks.com break 

24:30 Dietary flexibility 

27:00 Glucose excursions 

30:00 It's not just what you eat it's how you eat it

31:30 Sleep affects insulin resistance 

33:00 Applying control to your decisions 

35:00 Listening to your body 

37:00 Developing software around glucose monitoring

38:15 Metabolic Fitness Score 

40:30 Electrochemical glucose monitoring 

42:30 Joe De Sena reviews lessons learned 

44:00 GoneRogueSnacks.com close



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CREDITS:

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Hosts: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are out training their metabolism! 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 311_SUP_Josh_clemente_REV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:37am EST

This week’s episode features an audio documentary - Assembly Fall - produced by our host Ryan Warner.  The audio documentary is about the biggest upset in Illinois High School wrestling history.  Enjoy!

 

ABOUT: Dubbed as the biggest upset in Illinois history, Matt Kucala defied the odds and pinned the previously unbeaten Eric Tannenbaum at the 2001 IHSA state finals. Assembly Fall takes an in-depth look at that match and answers the question: is it the biggest upset in state history?  



Really enjoyed this one. Hope you do as well.

 

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Direct download: Spartan_Combat_-_Assembly_Fall.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

What does an Ultra Runner look like? Sometimes it looks like Mirna Valerio! Mirna, “The Mirnavator,” is busting expectations and stereotypes and she’s on a mission to make trail running, fitness and the outdoors accessible to all. She and Joe De Sena talk about some of the challenges and rewards of being an unconventional runner.  “I feel my most human out on the trails.” New to trail running?  She shares her 6 key tips to getting the most out of the sport. 

 

Mirna says  “I’m not out here to win sh*t, I’m out here to be on trails and show people that …  if you have a body like mine you can be on trails too!” Nature, fitness, Spartan races and trail running are for everyone. Have you thought about what you can do to help us on our mission to rip 100million people off the couch?  Are you welcoming new and different athletes to our sport? Forget the excuses, don’t be afraid to fail and just get out there - and inspire others to join you! 




LESSONS

  1. Live an enthusiastic life 
  2. Find the greatness in yourself 
  3. Embrace the joy of the trails 
  4. The trails are made for all body types 
  5. Bring joy to others 
  6. Forget excuses
  7. Inspire others 
  8. Don’t depend on motivation 
  9. Start wherever you are 
  10. Give yourself grace, time and be patient! 
  11. Do not be afraid to fall 
  12. Get a really good pair of trail shoes 
  13. Work on your core & lateral & leg strength 
  14. Go on the trails with a sense of adventure! 

 

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Wild Alaskan Company. With wild-caught and sustainable seafood delivered right to your door, it's never been easier to access the best seafood that Alaska and the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Go to https://wildalaskancompany.com and enter promo code SPARTAN on checkout to save $25 off your first order.

 

LINKS

https://themirnavator.com/

https://www.spartan.com/en/trail

 

TIME STAMPS 

0:45 Sefra Alexandra introduces the “Mirnavator” 

1:30 Wildalaskancompany.com special offer

2:30 Moving to the great state of Vermont 

4:30 “Slow As F*ck”

6:30 The “ZoomPocalypse” 

8:00 Growing up in a strong community in Brooklyn 

9:30 Starting her running “journey” 

11:00 Finding the greatness in yourself 

12:00 The joy of being out on the trails 

13:00 Food as fuel 

14:00 The trails are made for all body types 

15:00 Forget your excuses- get out there! 

16:00 Inspiring others 

18:20 Wildalaskancompany.com break 

20:00 “A Beautiful Work in Progress” 

22:00 Starting wherever you are 

24:00 Getting injured and pivoting 

27:30 Trail Running tips 101 !

30:00 Adventures in the Copper Canyon 

32:00 Tracking her son 

35:45 Sefra the Seed Huntress reflects on this awesome episode

37:30 Wildalaskancompany.com close 



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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena & Sefra Alexandra. Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are out on the trails! 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

 

Direct download: 310_SUP_Mirna_Valerio_Assembly2_REV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Mark Schwab is the former wrestling coach for the Big 10 power Minnesota Gopher wrestling team.  In this episode, Mark talks about having a ‘healthy mental climate’ and how to achieve that. Enjoy folks!

 

Really enjoyed this one. Hope you do as well.

 

Find out more at https://spartancombat.com/

 

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Direct download: Spartan_Schwab_Final_Spartan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:42am EST

Tyler Jack Harris set an insane goal, to sell almost three times the number of policies a great salesperson would in a year. Then he did it, for three years straight. When 7 miles was the longest distance he had ever run, he took on two ultramarathons in one week. He completed both. He sets audacious goals and achieves them. WHY? Because he said he would. In this interview, he shares his ultimate sales technique ( which happens to be a form of respect) and his goal attacking process. He sets a goal, simplifies his target, creates an action plan, and goes forth full speed, trampling over any excuse to accomplish the task. It’s your choice, he says, honor excuses or honor your word. Be in service to others Spartans & get it done!

 

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Wild Alaskan Company. With wild-caught and sustainable seafood delivered right to your door, it's never been easier to access the best seafood that Alaska and the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Go to https://wildalaskancompany.com and enter promo code SPARTAN on checkout to save $25 off your first order.




LESSONS

Seek discomfort & the world will deliver pleasure

A safety net is the most dangerous thing you have

You find out what your capable of when there isn't a plan b

It’s your choice to honor excuses or honor your word

To be unbreakable you have to be broken

Your mental capabilities may surpass your physical

Pain is a teacher

Narrow your focus for success

Understand the people you are serving

Set audacious goals & complete them

Make a plan for recovery after accomplishment

Have a team around you

It’s all about offense, defense & strategics

Have an action list

Simplify

Define & honor your story

Have integrity



LINKS

https://www.unbreakableleadership.com/

https://tylerjackharris.com/

Spartan Resilience Academy - SRA be.spartan.com/resilient

 

TIME STAMPS

0:00 Joe De Sena Introduces the episode

1:30 Wild Alaskan Company

2:45 Interview with Tyler Jack Harris begins: Seeking discomfort

4:30 Dangers of a safety net

5:40 Eliminating options of success

6:30 Unbreakable leadership

8:00 Uncomfortable with being comfortable

10:00 Exposing kids to adversity

12:00 Pain as a teacher

13:20 Wild Alaskan Company info

15:25 Narrowing your focus

16:30 Understanding the people you are serving

18:15 Setting audacious goals

20:25 Ramifications of self-talk

25:05 Declaring identity

26:00 Planning for recovery

27:00 Having a team & an action plan

28:00 Simplifying & creating an action list

29:00 Get moving & it gets better

32:40 Joe De Sena tells us what he learned from Tyler Jack Harris

34:15 Joe De Sena introduces you to Spartan Resilience Academy

35:20 Wild Alaskan Company







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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

Direct download: 309_SUP__Tyler_jack_harris_ASSEMBLY_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:34am EST

Phil Davis is the former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion and is currently fighting out of San Diego.  In this episode we talk about Phil’s background in wrestling, where he won an NCAA title for Penn State, as well as his transition to MMA.  My favorite part of this episode is when Phil talks about the 10k rule and how he applied it to his MMA training. 

 

Really enjoyed this one. Hope you do as well.

 

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Direct download: Davis_Phil_Final_Spartan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:29pm EST

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!

LESSONS

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

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by DUROLANE, a single injection that may provide up to six months 1 of relief from osteoarthritis knee pain. Risks can include general knee pain and pain at injection site. You can see full prescribing information at DUROLANE.com.

LINKS Episode one “Don’t Break” with CT Fletcher and Logan Aldrich https://youtu.be/fhyy-DI68k0

CT Fletcher’s Website https://ctfletcher.com

Q&A with CT Fletcher - https://life.spartan.com/post/ct-flet...

GET SPROUTING: To buy a Spartan Up! Sprout Kit go to https://www.trueleafmarket.com/pages/... And use the code SPARTAN10 at check out to save 10%!

TIME STAMPS

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

40:00 GET YOUR SPROUTS:

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

Direct download: 308_SUP_CT_Fletcher_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:53am EST

Clay Guida is a UFC fighter with wins over Nate Diaz, Anthony Petis and RDA. He’s the former Strikeforce World Champion and is set to fight in his 30th UFC fight this weekend. 

 

What really stood out to me was just how crazy Clay’s path to UFC stardom was.  As they say, life only makes sense looking backwards and that’s definitely the case here.  

 

Really enjoyed this one. Hope you do as well.

 

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Direct download: Guida_Spartan_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Spartans, there are many challenges in this world that don’t have a clear solution, this one does! The importance of food security and good nutrition has never been more obvious than in the last few months. Local access to healthy food can come from a lack of land access or resources. Sprouting seeds solves all of these problems! Seeds are inexpensive and with a simple jar and some water, wherever you live, in less than 4 days you can sprout some of the highest density, bioavailable nutrients there are! Everything that you put into your body is a choice. Raise your standards around what you eat and you will perform at a higher level than you have known. The seeds want to come alive and so do you! It’s time to Sproutin’ Up Sproutans!

Doug Evans tells Joe De Sena how took responsibility for his own life, how he got off the fat, sugar, salt addiction, and finally how he became a guru of sprouting and how you can bring this powerful nutrition into your own life!

LESSONS
Sprouting is easy!
Sprouts are the ultimate “superfood”
Sprouting is affordable + accessible
Sprouting increases nutrient bioavailability
Eat local, nutritionally dense food
Seeds want to come alive
Eat sprouts daily
What you put into your body is a choice


This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by DUROLANE, a single injection that may provide up to six months 1 of relief from osteoarthritis knee pain. Risks can include general knee pain and pain at injection site. You can see full prescribing information at DUROLANE.com.

LINKS
To purchase Doug Evans “The Sprout Book,” and buy a Spartan Up! Sprout Kit go to https://www.trueleafmarket.com/pages/spartan-podcast
And use the code SPARTAN10 at check out to save 10%!

True Leaf Market offers a huge selection of non-gmo, heirloom and organic seeds since 1974. In addition to vegetable, herb and flower seed, you can find specialty seeds like grains, microgreens seeds, sprouting seeds and growing starter kits of all kinds. *OFFER GOOD THROUGH 6/30/20

To learn more about seed conservation & Sefra Alexandra’s endurance race expeditions as the Seed Huntress:
www.seedhuntress.com

TIME STAMPS
1:00 The Seed Huntress introduces this “seedy” episode
1:30 DUROLANE
3:00 Joining the 82nd Airborne Division
6:30 Finding his “Karate Kid” mentor
8:00 Addicted to fat, sugar + salt
9:30 Switching to a plant-based diet
11:00 Organic Avenue + Juicero start-ups
13:45 Living in a food “desert”
14:15 Welcome to SPROUTING
15:00 Bringing sprouting to the mainstream
16:45 Nutritional value of sprouts
17:45 Spartan sprouts!
18:45 Nutritionally dense, local food
19:20 Spartans, you can sprout anywhere!
20:15 Tools for sprouting
21:45 HOW to sprout
22:15 What happens nutritionally when you sprout?
23:30 Sprouting is easy !
23:45 Visit www.seedhuntress.com to start sprouting!
24:00 DUROLANE Break
25:30 Universal truth: vegetables are good for you
27:00 Adding sprouts to everything
28:45 The vast genius and ingenuity of nature
30:15 Affordability of sprouts
32:30 The Sprout Book
34:30 Medicinal properties of sprouts
36:45 Eating to train
37:15 Raising your standards
39:00 Your gut microbiome
41:30 How to make the transition
44:00 Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress expresses her joy ;} !
47:50 DUROLANE


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

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 307_SUP_Doug_evans_assembly_1_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:02pm EST

Forrest Molinari is a 2x member of Team USA for our women’s wrestling team.  She’s vying for a spot on the 2021 Olympic Team. She was fifth at both the 2018 and 2019 World Championships. She was also the 2019 and 2020 US Open champion. Originally based out of California, Forrest attended King University (Tennessee) and was living in Iowa City Iowa at the time of this recording.  Enjoy it folks!

 

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Direct download: Forrest_Spartan_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

A 3 step framework. In life, there are countless opportunities to have hard conversations. Whether we are confronting a friend who is struggling with unhealthy behaviors, giving a review to someone at work who hasn’t been meeting their benchmarks, or talking to family members about certain high-octane issues, we are never at a loss to engage in a conversation that requires courage. Today our own Dr. Lara Pence talks with Kwame Christan, the Director of the American Negotiation Institute, about his framework for how to have hard conversations. His three-step method will provide you with incredible tools that will equip you with greater courage and confidence in beginning these hard conversations about race, conflict and the importance of getting to the other side of difficult conversations. Right now, racial injustice and the topic of race in general is at the forefront of many discussions. Many are opting in, attempting to navigate their own experience while listening to the community at large. Others are opting out, unsure of what to say, stuck in analysis paralysis, and hesitant to contribute. The truth is, it’s easy to opt out. But we are Spartans. We opt in when it’s difficult. We move towards obstacles. We call in challenges. And this is no different. But it’s helpful to have some tools to get us started.

LESSONS
Turn passion into persuasion
Have the tools to have the conversation
Create connection
Understand the Compassionate Curiosity Framework
Find confidence in conflict
Acknowledge + validate emotions
Get curious with compassion
Engage in joint problem solving
Seek to understand
Acknowledge your own emotions
Learn to respond versus react
Look at conflict as an opportunity

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by DUROLANE, a single injection that may provide up to six months 1 of relief from osteoarthritis knee pain. Risks can include general knee pain and pain at injection site. You can see full prescribing information at DUROLANE.com.

LINKS
https://americannegotiationinstitute.com/
https://americannegotiationinstitute.com/justice/

 

TIME STAMPS
0:40 DUROLANE intro
3:00 The other side of difficult conversations
5:00 Where people are getting stuck
6:30 Tools to create connection + have a conversation
8:30 What’s holding us back
11:00 Where to start - The Compassionate Curiosity Framework
12:45 What you can do to create change
14:30 Seeking to understand
15:00 DUROLANE Break
17:00 Moral licensing
20:45 Intent as a guide in conversation
22:00 Calling people out verse calling them in
23:40 The vortex of shame
25:45 The need for people to be understood
27:19 Micro-negotiating
30:00 Addressing concepts with kids + teens
35:00 Tools to practice
38:00 DUROLANE Close


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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Guest Host Dr. Lara Pence
Joe De Sena, Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are currently social distancing.
Synopsis – Dr. L & Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 306_Kwame_Christian_Lara_P_on_race.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:18pm EST

Patrick was 10 when his family fled Iran as refugees, and now owns one of the biggest privately held insurance companies there is. Patrick Bet-David and Joe De Sena talk today about the value of working hard and making your own way. After a stint in the 101 Airborne, he began his search for the right opportunity. He employed the “Blue Ocean” strategy and created PHP one of the fastest-growing companies in the financial marketplace. He has also become a powerful motivational voice with his Valuetainment YouTube channel taking complex leadership, management, and entrepreneurial ideas and converting them into simple life lessons.

Toward the end of the interview, Bet-David shares his advice for getting through the current economic turmoil.

He gives Joe a preview of the guidance in his upcoming book “Your Next 5 Moves.”

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This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by DUROLANE, a single injection that may provide up to six months1 of relief from osteoarthritis knee pain. Risks can include general knee pain and pain at the injection site. You can see full prescribing information at DUROLANE.com.

LESSONS
Don't live as a victim
Plan your next five moves
Identify not just a good idea, but the BEST ideas
Lack of movement creates overthinking

LINKS
https://yournextfivemoves.com/
https://www.patrickbetdavid.com

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

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 305_SUP_patrick_bet_david_PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Andrew Huberman, PhD runs a neurobiology lab at Stanford University and talks today with Joe De Sena about the brain science behind many of our moods and behaviors. How can you trigger the chemical releases, naturally with behaviors, that will help you sleep better, control stress, and achieve more?  It turns out napping is great for memory, recovery, and health, that a simple breathing technique can immediately reduce stress, and dopamine can help you achieve your goals.  Dive into what your brain chemicals are actually doing and how to control your internal reward mechanisms. This episode is full of invaluable tips! 

 

LESSONS

  1. Biology is a process not an event 
  2. Rest is what rewires your brain
  3. Napping makes you better 
  4. Slow wave sleep = deep recovery 
  5. Nervous system instructs the immune system 
  6. Behavior, diet + supplementation are key 
  7. Get sun in your eyes in the morning 
  8. Avoid bright lights at night 
  9. Exercise early in the day
  10. Learn what works best for you 
  11. understand internal reward mechanisms
  12. Learn how to toggle internal switches 
  13. Gratitude is a power tool of effort 
  14. Laughter is powerful medicine 
  15. View the horizon once a day

This episode is brought to you by Honey Stinger. Visit Honeystinger.com and use code: HSSPARTAN2020 to save 30% off.

 

LINKS

Instagram: @hubermanlab

http://www.hubermanlab.com

 

TIME STAMPS 

0:00 Sefra + Joe social distance intro this episode 

1:15 HONEYSTINGER.COM intro

2:30 Neuroscience of napping 

3:30 changing your brain & 3 types of rest 

5:00 Slow wave sleep + deep recovery 

6:00 Carwash for the brain 

7:20 How to sleep better 

8:20 Behvaior diet + supllemnation 

9:20 Setting biological timers 

11:40 why to avoid bright lights at night 

14:30 benefits of evening light 

16:20 patterns of 24 hour cycles 

17:20 how diet effects sleep 

19:20 Is melatonin good?

23:20 Fasting + it effects on sleep 

24:45 Yoga nidra + respiration patterns 

26:30 HONEYSTINGER.COM break

30:30 Working with military communities

34:00 Neural burn rate + neuro-chemicals  

36:30 internal reward mechanisms 

38:40 The how. 

40:45 Gratitude vs. compliancy

43:30 Dopamine Reward Prediction error 

47:15 Stress mitigation + horizon viewing 

48:30 Optical flow 

50:00 De-stress breaths 

51:15 Joe + Sefra debrief about neural lessons learned 

56:45 HONEYSTINGER.COM close



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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena & Sefra Alexandra. Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are currently social distancing.

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 304_Andrew_Huberman_assembly_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:43am EST

Anthony Constantino is the co-founder of Sticker Mule, one of the fastest growing internet companies. They count Microsoft, Netflx and Twitter among their clients.  In this episode, Anthony talks about how to use principles to guide decision making.  Enjoy it folks!

 

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Direct download: Constantino_-SC.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Fitness entrepreneur Hannah Eden, founder of PumpFit, arrived in America with a wild, dark destructive party streak. When she found CrossFit she was able to translate that obsessive behavior into something healthy and positive. Later she created her own program, accessible to all, called PumpFit. Hannah used painful events in her life to fuel her, pushing her limits in challenges like a human-powered 828 mile trip around Iceland. Today she is determined to help people become their best by using their energy effectively to attract attention positively and NEVER QUIT!

How do you get started? Find a protocol - make a plan the night before for the day ahead, structure will change your life! Enjoy this episode, forget excuses, and always take time to focus on you!


LESSONS
Become who you are
Attract attention positively
Don’t quit
Use your energy effectively
Transition negatives to positives
Power through pain
Find protocol , structure and a plan
Always keep moving
Take time to focus on you

This episode is brought to you by Honey Stinger. Visit Honeystinger.com and use code: HSSPARTAN2020 to save 30% off.

LINKS
https://heftraining.com
https://www.pumpfitclub.com

TIME STAMPS
0:15 Social distanced intro
1:05 HONEYSTINGER.COM Intro
1:30 Interview begins with Hannah Eden
2:45 Hannah’s road from rebel to fitness
4:45 Photography & a dark streak
5:45 Saved by CrossFit- the pivot
6:50 Negative attention vs. positive attention
9:00 Spartan & CrossFit as modern religions ;)
9:45 Transference of energy
11:25 Starting a functional fitness training space
12:00 HONEYSTINGER.COM Break
13:15 Creating a digital platform & training app
15:00 Running around Iceland’s Ring Road
18:20 Using a negative to fuel positive action
19:50 Putting pain in a different place
23:15 Finding immense productivity during this “pause”
25:00 Stepping up to the plate and taking on new roles
26:00 Tips & tricks to stay motivated - forget the excuses!!
26:30 Sefra & Joe social distance discuss this great interview

 

 

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

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 303_Hannah_Eden_Assembly_1_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Gene Zanetti is the founder and CEO of Wrestling Mindset, a mindset training company that works with wrestlers of all ages (youth - Olympians) to fine-tune the conversation that goes on between the ears. The focus of our conversation is how to avoid common mental pitfalls, such as self-pity, negative self-talk, and judging success based on wins and losses.  Enjoy it, folks!

 

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Direct download: gene.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Our society really struggles with comparison. We scan and we scroll through the social feeds of others and often wind up putting ourselves in a position of comparison. If insecurities within us get activated, which normally happens, we can wind up feeling pretty poorly about ourselves. There are a few things to do that can help you move away from comparison, including understanding it’s root and really asking yourself what you’re looking for when you find yourself going down that rabbit hole.

 

LESSONS: 

  • Comparison can be a huge struggle for many of us and activate deep insecurities.
  • Remember that comparison can be rooted in the initial need for belonging. If you are comparing, might you want to be connecting? 
  • Take a good look at your behaviors. You may need to hit the pause button on those that exacerbate comparing behaviors.
  • Ask yourself, What am I really looking to find when I compare? 

 

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CREDITS:

 

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 89_PathologyofComparison_Mind_AthleticBrew.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:25am EST

Dan Gable is the most popular American wrestler of all time. As a wrestler, he was undefeated through high school and college before losing his last collegiate match. He rebounded to win a world title in 1971 and the Olympics in 1972 without surrendering a single point. He was the head coach at the University of Iowa for 21 years and during that time, won 21 straight Big 10 titles and 15 NCAA titles. In this episode we focus on Gable’s loss to Larry Owings and how that shaped and molded the rest of his career. 

 

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Direct download: SC-Gable-Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

On this special Mother's Day episode Joe De Sena talks with Janine Shepherd. She was training with the Australian Ski Team, positioned to be headed towards the Olympics, when a tragic accident sent her to a spinal ward for 6 months. She was forced to shift everything she thought defined her. She has led her life by the concept that a broken body is not a broken person. Through her dedication to Hope Theory- where hope is a cognitive skill- based on goals, pathways and agency- she guides us to cultivate resilience within ourselves. At the end of the episode hear what Joe De Sena and the rest of the Spartan Up team learned from their mothers!

What does Janine advise to thriving in the difficult times we are facing? One way is to create goals with soul. You want to be striving towards something that you really look forward to and that has you racing out of bed. Be optimistic and have gratitude towards the work that you GET to do. Remember, those around you especially your kids are learning their models of resilience by watching you. 

Next - start your day with a gratitude practice. Morning is best because it sets your day on the right track EARLY. Then ask - what would make today great?

An last, strength is not just about the body, it’s truly about the mind. It’s important to practice “self-compassion” breaks and realize that with dedication and positivity you can Accomplish anything. Janine has become a mother of three, an extremely accomplished pilot and a true shining beacon of resilience. 

Refrain your brain, develop a ritual of gratitude - especially for the mothers out there on this special Mother's Day episode!  

 

This episode is brought to you by ATHLETICBREWING.COM for free shipping on two six-packs or more 

 

LESSONS

  1. Strength comes from the body and MIND 
  2. It’s about what is inside
  3. Hope is a cognitive skill 
  4. Children learn resilience from those closest to them 
  5. Cultivate resilience within yourself 
  6. Gratitude works 
  7. Take self-compassion breaks 
  8. It’s about goals, pathways + agency 
  9. Have things that you looking forward to 
  10. Have a goal wit soul 
  11. Social distancing is a privilege 
  12. It’s about optimism, positivity + gratitude 
  13. If you can’t change your situation- change your attitude! 




LINKS

Save 20% on her course "Build an Unshakable Core” with code SpartanUp

https://www.schoolforresilience.com/courses/building-an-unshakable-core




LINKS

https://janineshepherd.com

 

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Team introduction to this special Mother’s Day episode

0:40 ATHLETICBREWING.COM intro 

1:30 “Janine the Machine” + the Australian Ski Team

3:00 surrendering to the accident + seeing a sign 

4:00 What is strength? 

5:00 The mind + creating a resilient life

7:00 Hope Theory 

8:00 Ritual of gratitude 

11:15 The importance of self-compassion breaks 

11:45 ATHLETICBREWING.COM break

12:55 Interview begins with tree huggin’

15:00 Becoming a pilot 

16:00 Goals, pathways + agency 

18:00 Goals with Soul 

21:00 The richness of painful times

22:30 social distancing as a privilege 

23:30 Optimism, positive + gratitude 

25:30 The podcast team discusses Janine’s interview 

29:00 The podmates discuss the greatest lessons from their moms

36:50 ATHLETICBREWING.COM close 




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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena, Johnny Waite, Colonel Nye, Sefra Alexandra & Dr. L  

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 302_Janine_Shepherd_mothers_day_assembly_1_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm EST

Each and every one of us is on this planet for a reason, and we all have a unique contribution to make. In today’s climate of comparison, we can often get caught up in what others are doing and attempt to emulate them, whereby ignoring what our own contribution might be or how our individuality matters. It is important that we all recognize that it IS the uniqueness of each of us that matters and in order to meet your own purpose you must show up fully for who you are rather than attempt to be someone else.

LESSONS: We each have a unique contribution to make in this world. When you compare ourselves to others and attempt to be like someone else, the world not only loses out on who you are but you also lose out on the benefit of true authenticity. During these times, remember that your contribution matters - no matter how small you think it might be. We need to you to show up for yourself so that you can show up for others.

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Direct download: 88_SpartanMind_Sponsor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:50am EST

At 13 years of age Logan lost his arm in a wakeboarding accident - has that limited his life? Nope- not at all! You may not be able to control the adversity you face, but that doesn't mean you don't control your destiny! In this interview, he discusses how he will never accept the expectations of others and is dedicated to spreading awareness and opportunities through education. Logan says you have to accept the reality of the situation, be grateful for the abundance that you have, be mindful what you focus on, and always keep learning. As he states, “the deterrent or the interest (of what I do) does not come or stem from having one arm or what I'm capable of doing- it’s just what I'm interested in and I will figure out the rest later.” As his mom said right after the accident- “Logan, it’s just an arm.” You are more capable than you believe and can conquer any obstacle on the course or in life. 

 

LESSONS

  1. Accept the reality of the situation
  2. Be mindful of the words you use 
  3. Be grateful for abundance 
  4. Be mindful what you focus on 
  5. Live in a “growth mindset” 
  6. Always keep learning 
  7. Don’t accept the expectations 
  8. You're more capable than you believe 
  9. Conquer obstacles on the course and in life 

 

This episode is brought to you by 5.11 Tactical https://www.511tactical.com/

 

LINKS
- Adaptive and Inclusive Training Certificate Course
https://www.adaptivetrainingacademy.com/adaptive-inclusive-training-course/
- Adaptive Training Academy homepage
https://www.adaptivetrainingacademy.com/
- ATA Instagram account:
https://www.instagram.com/adaptivetraining/
- My personal Instagram account:
https://www.instagram.com/aldridgelogan/

 

 

TIME STAMPS

0:00 Sefra Alexandra introduces this episode at Bob Ross’s lake 

0:34 5.11 TACTICAL intro 

1:00 Joe introduces this weeks guest 

2:00 Losing his arm at 13 

3:15 Accepting the reality of the situation 

4:30 Dealing with initial disbelief 

5:45 It’s just an arm 

7:45 Having a supportive community 

9:15 Fixed versus growth mindset 

11:15 Adaptive athletes in competitions 

12:20 5.11 TACTICAL Break 

13:40 Weight training & corporate America 

15:00 Starting a 3D printing company with prosthetics 

16:00 Working to inspire others around health & wellness  

17:00 Functional training for quality of life 

19:00 Spreading awareness and opportunity for adaptive education 

20:40 Demonstrating what’s possible & motivation 

22:30 Believing in your capabilities

24:00 A tale from Normandy beach  

25:30 Unstoppable ambition 

27:00 Adaptive Training Academy goes online 

29:50 Sefra the Seed Huntress reviews lessons learned 

31:30 5.11 TACTICAL Close 




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Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena & Sefra Alexandra 

...Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are social distance canoeing

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 301_Logan_Aldrich_Spartan_up.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Mike Barwis is a strength and conditioning guru. He’s trained Olympic athletes in over 40 sports, works with pro teams such as the Red Wings and Mets, and is the CEO of Barwis Performance Centers.  On this episode, we focus on the work Mark did with Brock Mealer.  Brock was involved in a car accident in 2009 and was paralyzed from the waist down.  After 2 years of physical therapy, Brock was unable to walk. Then he met Mike Barwis.  Tune in to hear the full story.  

 

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Direct download: Barwis_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Kwame Christian is a master negotiator, and he is all about helping you become one too. He is the bestselling author of "No One Will Play With Me - Finding Confidence in Conflict", and host of the #1 negotiation podcast in the world, "Negotiate Anything". We cover much more than just business negotiation in this episode, focusing on family and personal dynamics that may be especially challenging in current times.



This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Wine 4 Runners, learn more at Wine4Runners.com/spartan

 

Key Takeaways

 

We are always negotiating

Generosity is on of the best negotiation techniques

Listening is so important

Unarticulated expectations lead to disappointment

Negotiation skills can be learned ad practiced

Shifting from Fear of Failure to Fear of Regret

Best Things in Life are on Other Side of Difficult Conversations



Time Stamps...

1:20 Interview starts

3:00 What drew Kwame to negotiation

4:00 What is Negotiation

5:07 Negotiation skills

6:31 Kwame's Podcasts - A FREE resource, including one specifically for women

7:30 How to recognize a negotiation situation

8:43 How to best approach a negotiation

9:18 Why generosity is one of the best negotiation techniques

10:34 Importance of listening

12:10 How to build reciprocity

14:30 Everything is a negotiation

15:20 Family negotiations during lockdown

16:06 UNARTICULATED EXPECTATIONS

16:45 #1 Reason for Breakdown of Relationships

17:58 Best way to initiate sensitive conversations

19:01 Different communications styles and needs

21:07 Giving somebody something they can't give themselves

21:55 What is empathy and why it matters

25:00 Ike's Question : mistaking my kindness for weakness

27:15 Framing the conversation

29:35 Two Parts of Negotiation : Value Creation and Value Dividing

31:10 Marion's Question : elaborating on how to approach value dividing part

32:08 Example of sticking to your position while still being curious

36:28 How to Practice Your Negotiation Skills

37:30 Asking for Feedback after difficult conversations

39:30 Being successful without being articulate

40:42 Shift from Fear of Failure to Fear of Regret

42:13 Viewing Conflict as Opportunity

44:00 Biggest myth about body language

45:55 Letting go of a bad opportunity to find the right opportunity

47:00 Best things in life are on other side of difficult conversations

50:20 Importance of perspective and space

53:18 Recognizing our patterns of conflict and pre-negotiating challenging situations

54:10 Jen Goodman book : "Freeing Yourself From Conflict"

55:24 Kwame's contact info and resources



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CREDITS:

Zoom Session producers – Marion Abrams & Johnny Waite

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Marion Abrams, Sefra Alexandra & Colonel Nye 

 

© 2020 Spartan

 

Direct download: SUP_ZOOM_KWAME_CHRISTIAN_EDIT_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

When things feel really out of our control, we often move into a position of helplessness. We can operate from a victim mindset, throw our hands up, and believe that we’ve got zero power. The truth is, there are absolutely going to be times in your life when things happen outside of you that are not in your control. However, there are ways that you can shift your perspective to give yourself a sense of greater control. By considering the things that are in your control and implementing greater agency over your emotional response, you can put yourself in the driver seat again.

 

LESSONS: Sometimes there will be things in your life that you cannot control - when this happens perspective is key. Exercise self-agency by thinking of all the things that you can control, rather than what is out of your control. Remember, something that you can always control is your emotional response. So respond to your own emotions with clarity and strength.

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CREDITS: Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Host: Dr. Lara Pence Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence © 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 87_87_control_mind_PGR.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:08am EST

Entrepreneur, chess master and angel investor James has had a number of great successes, used his winnings and then found himself back at zero again. Each of these times he used his creativity and ingenuity to find another opportunity and make it happen. Life is like an ultra marathon with many peaks and valleys to ascend and descend. Enjoy it all! Sometimes it's not even about being the smartest, but about being the most agile.

LESSONS
90% of communication is non-verbal
Be able to play with possibility not certainty
Three skills to money: making it, keeping it, growing it
Investment decisions and deciding correctly
Combine skill sets to create something unique
Podcasts are the wild west of radio
When you get knocked down, keep getting up
Take “two steps back” to observe your situation
Exercise your creativity muscle daily | write 10 ideas a day
Enjoy difficult situations
You don’t have to be the smartest, be the most agile


This episode of Spartan Up! Is brought to you by GONEROGUESNACKS.COM - use code SPARTAN25 for a discount

LINKS
The James Altucher Show https://omny.fm/shows/the-james-altucher-show

TIME STAMPS
1:25 GONEROGUESNACKS.COM intro
3:15 Changing behaviors
6:00 The backdoor into the Ivy Leagues
10:00 College Card start-up
12:00 Changing business climates in quarantine
13:30 Shifting to the remote landscape
15:00 Owning a comedy club
16:15 HBO & building websites for Fortune 500
18:15 Three skills to money
20:15 Going broke & 9/11
21:05 GONEROGUESNACKS.COM break
22:20 Software to model the stock market
23:30 Writing financial books
25:20 Combing skill sets to forge something new
27:00 The Wild West of radio
28:45 bad economy & uncertainty
30:34 Taking two steps back
31:30 Exercising creativity & 10 ideas a day
36:00 How to start a podcast
39:45 Cultural ultra marathon runner


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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena. Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are at his comedy club, social distance of course.
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty
* 300 is a number we honor here at Spartan ;)

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 299_James_Altucher_interview_Edit_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Do you ever sit and wonder if the elite among us experience self-doubt? I know I do and on this episode we talk with 2008 Olympian Andy Hrovat about a trying 14-month period of his life leading up to the 2008 Olympic trials. During that time Andy lost and regained his place on Team USA. The big takeaway for me is that we all experience self-doubt and by battling through those fears and insecurities, we become a different person in the process. 

 

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Direct download: Hrovat_Spartan_2._Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Kristen Ulmer knows a lot about fear. As one of the top extreme skiers in the world, Kristen has stared at death and dropped in anyway. But she says her scariest time ever was when she thought her marriage was over, and that the prospect of starting a speaking career was as terrifying as any mountain. In this episode, Kristen shares experiences and lessons that appear in her bestselling book “The Art Of Fear : Why Conquering Fear Won’t Work and What To Do About It” and personal stories from her extraordinary life. She also says “Smart people learn from their experience. Really smart people learn from people who have learned from their experience, and I have a LOT of experience!”

 

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CREDITS:
Zoom Session producers – Marion Abrams & Johnny Waite
Hosts: Johnny Waite, Marion Abrams, Sefra Alexandra & Colonel Nye

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: SUP_ZOOM_ULMER_EDIT_1_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:52am EST

We train our bodies and focus on flexibility so that we prevent injury, recover better, and perform at our optimum. But we must also build mental flexibility for the same reason: It prevents us from getting stuck, helps to build resilience, and allows us to perform better in life. There are a few ways that you can work on building this cognitive flexibility. First, challenge the norm. Certain ways of thinking may be in place because “it’s always been that way.” Challenge this by exposing yourself to new ways of doing and thinking. Practice tolerating the discomfort you feel by doing this more regularly and your capacity for mental flexibility will increase!

LESSONS:

Mental flexibility is important because it allows you to shift perspective and tolerate that which feels different.

Increase your mental flexibility by doing things a new way and putting yourself in a position of challenge.

The more exposed you are to situations that challenge your current line of thinking the stronger your cognitive flexibility will be. .


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CREDITS:

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 86_mental_flexibility_W_W4R.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:55am EST

The world is facing a new paradigm and as a global events / racing company we at Spartan have had to pivot and pivot quickly to adapt. Today Joe De Sena, our host & the CEO of Spartan, speaks with Spartan’s Chief Marketing Officer Carola Jain and our host Col. Tim Nye speaks with Spartan’s VP of Merchandise Mike Lunardeli. We ask how Spartan as a company and a culture is stepping up to face its current business challenges.  We have been learning & talking about resilience, performance under pressure, and facing up to difficult challenges for years on this podcast - now we get to see Spartan put these lessons into action. What has been going on from the inside and how as a company and global community we are forging forward and taking on obstacles as they arise. Until we can race again, the trends have shifted to online content, home gyms and a massive surge in the desire to own your own equipment. Spartans will come back from this, a stronger community than ever. Take care of eachother, take care of yourself and keep moving! Aroo. 

 

LESSONS

  1. Pivot quickly 
  2. Take care of your community 
  3. Be creative with content 
  4. Try new things 
  5. Build a good team 
  6. Train where you are 
  7. Find the best version of yourself
  8. Keep moving! 
  9. Give it your all 

 

LINKS

https://shop.spartan.com/

This episode is brought to you by WINE4RUNNERS.COM/SPARTAN

 

TIME STAMPS

0:00 The pod team introduces this special episode via zoom 

2:35 WINE4RUNNERS.COM/SPARTAN intro 

3:05 Interview begins with Spartan CMO Carola Jain 

3:55 the reality for Spartan 

5:05How to keep a largely furloughed staff motivated 

6:40 How kids are understanding this situation 

7:40 How do we take care of our community 

8:55 A 50,000 ft view of what’s going on at Spartan

9:05 Shifting to online content & demand for equipment 

13.55 Spartan at the forefront of social media reframing 

15:40 Assessing the “new normal”

17:25 Two areas Joe feels like he “failed”

19.25 WINE4RUNNERS.COM/SPARTAN break

20:25 Part 2 begins with Colonel Nye & VP of Merchandise Mike Lunardeli

19:25 Getting people to find a better version of themselves 

21:55 How Spartan Merch began & developed

23:55 Positioning Spartan as a global fitness brand 

25:55 Best sellers - and providing global access 

27:25 Shifting landscape with the shutdown

28:55 New trend of creating home gyms  

33:55 working overtime and giving it our all 

35:55 discounts & race deals- optimism & hope 

38:05 The Colonel, Johnny, Marion & Sefra discuss the interview 

42:35 Spartan Up community leaning in everyday at 2pm EST on zoom : 510-734-9695

44:25 WINE4RUNNERS.COM/SPARTAN Close

 

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Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena & Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: SUP_CAROLA_LUNAR_AUDIO.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Learn how to build and define your personal philosophy with the Iron Cowboy, James Lawrence. James completed 50 Ironman distance races in 50 states in 50 days.  As a kid, James wrestled throughout high school and into college before embarking on a life as a world-renowned ultra-distance athlete.  

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Direct download: Lawrence_James_2_4-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

From our Live Zoom chat: There is a reason Mark Divine is one of the rare podcast guests we have featured twice! He is “an expert in human performance as it is displayed in mental toughness, leadership and physical readiness” and a powerful communicator with awesome lessons for all of us. A retired Navy Seal, he has created SEALFIT, The Unbeatable Mind, written several bestselling books and is a much sought after speaker and teacher.
His wisdom and bulletproof demeanor are especially reassuring in this crazy time, and he shares immediately applicable techniques and strategies to stay healthy and productive.



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CREDITS:

Zoom Session producers – Marion Abrams & Johnny Waite

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Marion Abrams, Sefra Alexandra & Colonel Nye 

 

© 2020 Spartan

 

Direct download: ZOOM_SUP_Mark_Divine.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Social isolation can lead to some super unhealthy patterns that we have to be careful of falling into. It can always have a profound impact on our mood and our willingness to engage socially in the future. When you find yourself isolating it’s important to remember that at some point you will need to step out of isolation in order to better serve your mental health. Taking that first step can be hard but it is necessary to say YES to that invitation that you would prefer to avoid (rather this is through an e-meeting or in-person). It’s also an important step to consider what led you to isolating in the first place.

 

LESSONS: 

  • Social isolation can lead to decreased mood and greater experiential avoidance of connectedness.
  • In order to move away from being socially isolated you must sometimes take the first step of saying ‘yes’ to gathering that you would prefer to say ‘no’ to. 
  • Evaluate and dig into why you isolated in the first place in order to understand what systems were at play caused the social avoidance. 

 

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CREDITS:

 

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 85_Spartan_Mind_getting_Isolated_W_Sponsor_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Legendary ultra-runner Mike Wardian is back on Spartan Up! Last time he had just broken the fastest 50K on a treadmill while on the Spartan Cruise. He holds the record for the fastest time for 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days; fastest marathon and 50K on an indoor 200-meter track; fastest Marathon as Spider-Man & Elvis; fastest Leadville 100 mile and Pike's Peak marathon double and ran the grueling Marathon des Sables-appx 150 miles in the Sahara desert in Morocco more than once. This is a great interview that digs into the mindset necessary to push through these remarkable challenges. Mike says he went to depths he never thought possible and says once you “come out the other side of that, your not the same person and that’s special.” Enjoy 



LESSONS

  1. Design your training to be more difficult then the challenge you are facing
  2. Obstacle immunity informs every facet of life
  3. There is always something positive you can get from any experience 
  4. Persevere & overcome 
  5. If at first you don’t succeed- try again & dig deep 
  6. There’s always a way 
  7. Always keep growing 
  8. Learn lessons from adversity 
  9. Don’t silo your experiences 
  10. Get out there & run 
  11. Do something hard everyday

LINKS

http://mikewardian.com/

 

TIME STAMPS

1:05 Interview begins with tales of the Spartan Cruise

2:20 Clip of Spartan Cruise 

3:15 Round two & breaking a world record

4:50 Running the major marathons 

6:00 Embarking on a 50 miler 

7:30 THE MARATHON DES SABLES

10:30 A once in a lifetime experience- twice 

11:30 World Marathon Challenge 

13:20 break

14:30 Training regiment- making marathons hard
16:30 overcoming a challenge 

19:00 Making it on the podium of Marathon Des Sables 

20:00 Coming back to work to a hijacked ship 

22:30 Insights from difficult situations 

24:00 Running across Israel

26:45 Joe gives a recap of the interview 

29:30 Do something hard everyday & tell us about it! 



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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena & Sefra Alexandra -Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye were off training for an ultra

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: 298_wardian.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:17am EST