Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind!

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!

 

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

 

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© 2020 Spartan



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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© 2020 Spartan

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

 

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.

SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay FOLLOW SPARTAN UP AND DR. L: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod Dr. L on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drlarapence/ CREDITS: Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Host: Dr. Lara Pence Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence © 2020 Spartan

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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CREDITS:

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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© 2020 Spartan

 

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

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