Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind!

“It's not wrestlers that have done well in MMA or are doing well in MMA. That is historically false. It is American wrestlers. Specifically because of the takedown. Knowing to hold a man down against his will, or vice versa, you get taken down, force it to get up and get free with a guy on top of you who's a trained killer who doesn't want you free. The standup and the ride is what separates. That's the toughness,” says Chael Sonnen, UFC Light Heavyweight and Middleweight championship contender and NCAA Division I All-American.

 

Spartan Up Combat Series host, Ryan Warner, talks with Chael Sonnen about reaching greatness and maximizing your career in combat sports. In this episode you’ll learn...



  • How Chael got into wrestling, and then pankration, the original MMA

 

  • The importance of having a great coach like Matt Lindland and ditching the stigma against Greco

 

  • If Chael thinks any rules should be changed in freestyle or folkstyle

 

  • How to market yourself as a wrestler



Connect with Chael on social…

 

-Twitter: @ChaelSonnen

-Facebook: facebook.com/ChaelSonnen

-Instagram: @sonnench




SPONSOR

 

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by LorAnn Oils. Make your recovery essential. Take care of your mind and body with LorAnn’s affordable and natural essential oils. In your recovery or stretching routines, use our 100% pure botanical essential oils in diffusers, roller-balls, massage oils, and lotions to help soothe tired and sore muscles. All of LorAnn’s quality tested essential oils are obtained through cold-press or steam distillation and do not contain added solvents, extenders, alcohol, or other diluting agents. Visit LorAnnOils.com TODAY and get 15% off site-wide when you use code SPARTAN15 at checkout.





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“I really look at Leadville as being a reminder of how to live. Conserve, preserve, stay connected, stay happy. Don’t be worn down early on,” says Ted McDonald, aka Barefoot Ted, from “Born to Run” and founder of Luna Sandals.

 

Spartan Up Endurance Series host, Johnny Waite, talks with Barefoot Ted about fueling our bodies with the right nutrition, tools, and mentality. In this episode you’ll learn about…

 

  • Experimenting with different foods and finding what works best with your body
  • Staying away from poisoned fuel
  • Strategies to work with your body to find a happy diet
  • Feeling better as you get older using efficiency in endurance, pushing your boundaries, and continuing to have fun!
  • Why Ted started LUNA and how their simplicity adds to the efficiency and experimentation in endurance

 

Ted McDonald is the founder of LUNA Sandals, a character from the book “Born to Run,” primal lifestyle coach, skateboard philosopher, and barefoot running guru.

 

You can follow him on Instagram: @BAREFOOT_TED

And check out his website: WWW.BAREFOOTTED.COM



SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by LorAnn Oils. Make your recovery essential. Take care of your mind and body with LorAnn’s affordable and natural essential oils. In your recovery or stretching routines, use our 100% pure botanical essential oils in diffusers, roller-balls, massage oils, and lotions to help soothe tired and sore muscles. All of LorAnn’s quality tested essential oils are obtained through cold-press or steam distillation and do not contain added solvents, extenders, alcohol, or other diluting agents. Visit LorAnnOils.com TODAY and get 15% off site-wide when you use code SPARTAN15 at checkout.

 

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

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Does fasting sound like another new and confusing health trend? According to Dr. Will Cole, author of “Intuitive Fasting,” and Joe De Sena, founder & CEO of Spartan, fasting was a part of regular life for our ancestors who did not always have a convenient meal at their fingertips.


They explain the metabolic benefits, some basic first steps, and some simpler ways to think about your eating.

LINKS:
https://drwillcole.com/

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by LorAnn Oils. Make your recovery essential. Take care of your mind and body with LorAnn’s affordable and natural essential oils. In your recovery or stretching routines, use our 100% pure botanical essential oils in diffusers, roller-balls, massage oils, and lotions to help soothe tired and sore muscles. All of LorAnn’s quality tested essential oils are obtained through cold-press or steam distillation and do not contain added solvents, extenders, alcohol, or other diluting agents. Visit LorAnnOils.com TODAY and get 15% off site-wide when you use code SPARTAN15 at checkout.  

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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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!



© 2021 Spartan

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“You know, the whole basis of this is like, Hey, I didn't make it as a professional athlete. Right? But when it came to my job and it came to my life, you know, including climbing, you know, climbing has been so important to me my entire life. It fills up my spirit and it helps me build resilience to all the things that challenge us in a daily life. But “Work Like an Athlete” is about viewing your job and your life as your sport,” says Jarod Cogswell, co-host of the DEKA Series Podcast.

 

Spartan Up Podcast, DEKA Series hosts Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp return with part 3 their new 4 part mini-series, Winning the Mind Game.  During this mini-series, the guys will address overall well-being and how to unlock the doors holding us back in our minds. In this episode you’ll learn:

 

  • How being a great leader can strengthen your own mindset
  • The importance of having a team of great people and staying away from negative, selfish people
  • Working with an athlete’s mindset, striving for perfection, having passion, purpose, and accountability 
  • Hitting the pause button and reminding yourself to beat the day
  • How a good leader can change their team’s mindset and keep the team happy and united



Connect with Jarod and Yancy on social, and attend a DEKA event: 

 

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

 

-Yancys Social: @YancyCulp

 

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT

 

SPONSOR

 

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by LorAnn Oils. Make your recovery essential. Take care of your mind and body with LorAnn’s affordable and natural essential oils. In your recovery or stretching routines, use our 100% pure botanical essential oils in diffusers, roller-balls, massage oils, and lotions to help soothe tired and sore muscles. All of LorAnn’s quality tested essential oils are obtained through cold-press or steam distillation and do not contain added solvents, extenders, alcohol, or other diluting agents. Visit LorAnnOils.com TODAY and get 15% off site-wide when you use code SPARTAN15 at checkout.

 

SUBSCRIBE:

 

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow 

 

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt 

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

 

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

 

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

 

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

 

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams





© 2021 Spartan

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As a kid did you run around for the fun of it? You were probably stronger than you think. Can you get back in touch with that feeling? Who needs motivation when you are just having a great time? Barefoot Ted was one of the unintentional stars of Christopher Mcdougal's book "Born to Run," and the originator of Luna Sandals.

Spartan Up Endurance Series host, Johnny Waite, talks with Barefoot Ted about how we can get outside and be happy with whatever fitness you choose out there. In this episode you’ll learn about:

The adventure that showed Ted the kind of life he wanted to live
How to get back to the fundamental roots of exercise
Learn to take advantage of your natural tools
Why experimenting is the key to your fitness
Micro-Dosing exercise
The difference between practice & performance

“There's practice, which is much more about just this daily hygienic care of yourself. That should be relatively easy to stay in, because it's self-- it's self satisfying. Performance sometimes takes a kind of discipline, self-discipline, maybe scheduling, some much more analytical and somewhat rigid sort, if you want to get the results that performance will give you. Practice is ultimately leading, its only goal is wellbeing,” says Ted McDonald, aka Barefoot Ted, from “Born to Run” and founder of Luna Sandals.

Ted McDonald is the founder of LUNA Sandals, a character from the book “Born to Run,” primal lifestyle coach, skateboard philosopher, and barefoot running guru.

You can follow him on Instagram: @BAREFOOT_TED
And check out his website: WWW.BAREFOOTTED.COM


SPONSOR
This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by LorAnn Oils. Make your recovery essential. Take care of your mind and body with LorAnn’s affordable and natural essential oils. In your recovery or stretching routines, use our 100% pure botanical essential oils in diffusers, roller-balls, massage oils, and lotions to help soothe tired and sore muscles. All of LorAnn’s quality tested essential oils are obtained through cold-press or steam distillation and do not contain added solvents, extenders, alcohol, or other diluting agents. Visit LorAnnOils.com TODAY and get 15% off site-wide when you use code SPARTAN15 at checkout.

SUBSCRIBE:
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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:
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CREDITS:
Producer: Lake Watters
Hosts: Johnny Waite
Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

© 2021 Spartan

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In 2014 this conversation with Richard Branson was one of Joe De Sena's first Spartan Up interviews. Branson explained why he had the vision to travel to space.  At the time he expected to make the journey by the end of that year. We all know a few months later many expected Branson to give up on the dream.

This is an interview about character, resilience, grit, and fitness.  What is it about Richard Branson that allowed him to see this mission through?  They say success leaves clues, what clues can you find in this 2014 conversation?

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by LorAnn Oils. Make your recovery essential. Take care of your mind and body with LorAnn’s affordable and natural essential oils. In your recovery or stretching routines, use our 100% pure botanical essential oils in diffusers, roller-balls, massage oils, and lotions to help soothe tired and sore muscles. All of LorAnn’s quality tested essential oils are obtained through cold-press or steam distillation and do not contain added solvents, extenders, alcohol, or other diluting agents. Visit LorAnnOils.com TODAY and get 15% off site-wide when you use code SPARTAN15 at checkout.  

 

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!



© 2021 Spartan

 

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“Stop worrying about what other people think about you. You know, those very first steps you take, as a runner, when you feel stupid, when you feel you have no right to be there, you’re maybe feeling...you’re in kind of baggy running kit, and overweight, and don’t really know what you’re doing. And you’re so paranoid that people are going to see you. I know women that have gone running in the dark, to start with, because they didn’t want anyone else to see,” says Dr. Juliet McGrattan, award-winning author and Founder of 261FearlessClubUK.

Spartan Up Podcast, DEKA Series hosts’ Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp take their next step with part 2 of their new 4 part mini-series, Winning the Mind Game.  During this mini-series, the guys will address overall well-being and how to unlock the doors holding us back in our minds. This episode is about being bold. In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • Juliet’s journey: Leaving behind medicine and her career as a General Practitioner to focus on her passion of running, while still helping people live healthily

 

  • People’s transformations of confidence and fitness through the initiatives of 261 Fearless

 

  • Differences between men and women dissolving when it comes to endurance

 

  • Digging deep to find out why you want to run in the first place and staying consistent

 

  • Juliet’s top 3 lessons on creating your own legacy

 

Dr. Juliet McGrattan is an author, speaker, runner and former General Practitioner.

If you enjoyed our conversation, make sure to check out Juliet’s new book, Run Well, and her first book, Sorted: The Active Woman’s Guide to Health.

You can follow Juliet on:

Instagram - @DrJulietMcGrattan

Facebook - @DrJulietMcGrattan

Twitter: @DrJulietMcG

Website - https://drjulietmcgrattan.com

 

Connect with Jarod and Yancy on social, and attend a DEKA event: 

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy’s Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT



SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Brightside. Get anxiety and depression treatment online from licensed psychiatric providers and therapists. Get a free mental health assessment and a $100 credit towards your first month of treatment at Brightside.com/Spartan.

SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow 

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

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“Usually, everything that I’ve done, someone’s probably done before me, and I would like to be the person that sets the bar for the next one. I know, every time I put a weight on my back, that somebody has lifted that before. I’m not the first person. And I know that if I set the world record in it, someone’s going to break it. So I better set it high,” says Hunter McIntyre, the Bulk Pony, 6x OCR World Champion, 4x OCR National Champion, Tough Mudder X Undefeated Champion 2017-2018.

 

Spartan Up Endurance Series host, Johnny Waite, talks with Hunter about how we can do better to continuously push ourselves to the next level, even those who haven’t started yet. In this episode you’ll learn about…

 

  • Hunter’s toughest racing experience
  • Having the mentality to use the stairs instead of the escalator
  • How to keep your momentum once you get started
  • Always training with people better than yourself
  • Being prepared to get knocked down at any moment



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.

 

You can follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/huntthesheriff/

And the rest of his links, including HAOS: https://linktr.ee/huntthesheriff



SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Brightside. Get anxiety and depression treatment online from licensed psychiatric providers and therapists. Get a free mental health assessment and a $100 credit towards your first month of treatment at Brightside.com/Spartan. 

 

SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

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Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

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He played in the NFL as an offensive lineman for 6 years, but transition came hard for Marques Ogden. But through the lows and highs, he learned how to make it work.  Today he shares accountability and constant motion. Still-  through the lows and highs, he learned how to make it work.  Today he shares what he learned with Spartan founder & CEO Joe De Sena.  Accountability and constant motion.

Born and Raised in Washington DC by a single father. Attended Howard University and drafted into the NFL. From NFL to successful Business owner. Losing all his money in less than 90days to being a nightshift janitor and making a comeback as a International Keynote Speaker, business coach, and consultant.

www.marquesogden.com

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Brightside. Join thousands of Brightside members taking back their lives. Take your free mental health assessment and get up to ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS credit on your first month of treatment at Brightside.com/spartan

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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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!



© 2021 Spartan

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“When things wrap around in our head all the time, and it’s not something we write down, it can play mind games with us. I mean, talk about bumping up your mental game, right? It’s why journaling can be so useful. Because when you take what’s in your head and you put it in your hand, you can really begin to evaluate, like, ‘Oh, is what I'm thinking in my head reasonable? Oh my gosh, this is the most unreasonable thing on the planet,’'' says Dr. Lara Pence, clinical psychologist, and chief mind doctor at Spartan.

Spartan Up Podcast, DEKA Series hosts’ Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp begin their next journey with their new 4 part mini-series, Winning the Head Game.  During this mini-series, the guys will address overall well-being and how to unlock the doors holding us back in our minds. In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • Having discipline and aligning it with your values

 

  • Finding your motivational, discipline, and resilience data points

 

  • Finding your purpose and making the first step NOW, not later

 

  • Accountability being your own best friend

 

  • We also talk about Dr. L’s favorite movie that inspires motivation and discipline, you might know it if you love sports films from the 80s

Dr. Lara Pence is a licensed clinical psychologist, has an MBA, with a special skillset in building a private practice. She is the owner and founder of lighfbox. She is a certified eating disorder specialist. She consults for Joe de Sena and Spartan Race as their chief mind doc. She supports the Unbeatable Mind coaching program as a coach, contributes to Morgan's Hallway as their resident psychologist, and supervises other therapists looking to elevate their own skills. And she’s a mother of two boys and a wife of one.

If you enjoyed our conversation, make sure to check out Dr. L’s podcast, “Curious Minds with Dr. L” which is on all platforms you normally listen to podcasts

You can also follow Lara on:

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/drlarapence/ 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/drlarapence

Website/Podcast - https://www.drlarapence.com/

 

Connect with Jarod and Yancy on social, and attend a DEKA event: 

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancys Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT



SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up! Is brought to you by Gone Rogue high protein chips. Visit GONEROGUESNACKS.COM - use code SPARTAN25 to get 25% off

SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow 

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt 

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

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“...You’re just getting super super good at one capacity, and if you’re lucky, and you ride the razor of cutting your diet down and doing your training right, you will be the champion of that. But, as soon as you take off your bike helmet, and get off the bike, you might as well be like a-- you’re like a toddler. You’re weak, you’re imbalanced,” says Hunter McIntyre, the Bulk Pony, 6x OCR World Champion, 4x OCR National Champion, Tough Mudder X Undefeated Champion 2017-2018.

 

Spartan Up Endurance Series host, Johnny Waite, talks with Hunter about how to be successful as a bigger person in the endurance world. In this episode you’ll learn about…

 

  • Embracing the powerhouse that is your body and testing how far you can go
  • Setting goals based on your size and abilities
  • Building endurance without giving up your size and build
  • Not having balance in your fitness when getting sport specific
  • Keeping off the path of chasing only one thing and setting milestones



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.

You can follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/huntthesheriff/

And the rest of his links, including HAOS: https://linktr.ee/huntthesheriff



SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up! Is brought to you by Gone Rogue high protein chips. Visit GONEROGUESNACKS.COM - use code SPARTAN25 to get 25% off 

 

SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

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If you’re having trouble re-starting the engine after a year of lockdowns, you’re not alone.  But we are here to help with some pretty simple solutions.

 

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



INTERVIEWS MENTIONED:

Personal Board of Advisors with Elizabeth Weil

https://race.spartan.com/en/media/podcast/episodes?article=45381

 

Rat Hope Study

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/kidding-ourselves/201405/the-remarkable-power-hope

 

Camp Spartan

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQssBfzDRrU/

 

Don't Blame your Smartphone | "Indistractable" author Nir Eyal

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5iHkM4XrA9eZP4euAGV3TU?si=iSMETGSqREGdqhCp5k-7CQ&dl_branch=1

 

Scientifically proven better sleep and less stress Andrew Huberman, PhD + Joe De Sena

https://open.spotify.com/episode/08RyvuRvIoJJZjWG4hScfI?si=AG1hVR-SRx67NAMq_v1cKQ&dl_branch=1

 

What happens in your brain when you do hard things? Joe De Sena asks Lisa Feldman Barrett Ph.D.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4HAzGvsatDoCZkqBgQpC9p?si=yOI1FHJ-SEi9slyhIxRPVw&dl_branch=1



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!



© 2021 Spartan

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“And so what do you do from here? Okay, what do you do once you achieve that level of fitness or that goal that you wanted to achieve? And we’ve seen so many people-- this is what frustrates me the most as a long time coach, 30 years of coaching, is that person that reaches that goal, and they QUIT,” says Jarod Cogswell, co-host of the DEKA Series Podcast.

Spartan Up Podcast, DEKA Series hosts’ Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp reach the summit on the final episode of their five-part series titled “A Life Fueled by Fitness.”  During this mini-series, the guys will get you off the roller coaster of fitness, find your purpose and reframe how you think about training. In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The journey to the top of your personal “mountain” that will change the way you live mentally and physically

 

  • Enjoy the view for a while, BE PROUD OF YOURSELF, and come back down to do the next one

 

  • What to do after you achieve that goal you had set?

 

  • The importance of keeping things plugged into your life and being held accountable

 

  • Reflecting on your last summit to get through the next

 

Connect with Jarod and Yancy on social, and attend a DEKA event: 

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancys Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT



SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by EXOGEN. The EXOGEN ultrasound bone healing system uses low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) to amplify natural bone healing three ways: Stimulation, Activation, and Upregulation. If you or a loved one has a broken bone, talk to your doctor about EXOGEN. To learn more, visit EXOGEN.com

SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow 

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt 

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

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We have a massive goal, to rip 100 million people off the couch. We can’t do it alone. You never thought you’d see the day, but the day has come .... the CEO of Spartan and the CEO of Tough Mudder together on a podcast. After the required sparring over who’s in charge of the podcast (is it an episode of Spartan Up or Tough Mudder’s podcast No Excuses?) Kyle Mcluaghlin and Joe De sena come to a compromise.  It’s both.

In this episode you’ll hear how both companies are determined to help you get back out there and make the most of your life.

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by the EXOGEN ultrasound bone healing system. EXOGEN is a non-invasive treatment option that can help heal your broken bone in just 20 minutes a day in the comfort of your own home. If you or a loved one has broken a bone, talk to your doctor about EXOGEN. EXOGEN is indicated for the healing of nonunion fractures and for accelerating the healing of certain acute fractures, with no known contraindications. To learn more visit EXOGEN.com  

 

LINKS:

Spartan Tough Mudder event https://race.spartan.com/en/race/detail/7247/overview

Tough Mudder No Excuses Podcast https://toughmudder.com/no-excuses-podcast



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!



© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: 372_Kyle_Mclaughlin_Episode_LEV.mp3
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“Usually people are reactive because they’ve got an injury and really they should be addressing it beforehand,” says Dave Scott, 6x Ironman World Champion. 

 

Spartan Up Endurance Series host, Johnny Waite, talks with Dave about the best formula for nutrition + strength for endurance athletes.  In this episode, you’ll learn...

 

-Never skip a strength or mobility workout, even if it means sacrificing a run, bike or swim

-What is strength and why it’s important for the endurance athlete

-Dave’s current philosophy on nutrition

-What foods to avoid when training

-You can’t eat as many fruits and vegetables as you want

 

Dave Scott is known as the Roger Bannister of triathlons as the first person to go under 10 hours at Kona.  In 1980, Dave Scott went to the island of Oahu to race the third ever Ironman Triathlon. In both 1978 and 1979, there were 15 starters and 12 finishers. After an article on the event appeared in Sports Illustrated in the spring of 1979, the number of entries ballooned up to 108 in 1980, which would be the last year the event was held on Oahu. Dave Scott was an unknown that day in February of 1980, but after ABC’s Wide World of Sports showcased Dave’s journey around the island of Oahu where he led the entire day and broke the existing course record by nearly two hours, that changed pretty quickly. In many sports, the winners from the early years quickly become yesterday’s news as faster athletes bypass the trailblazers. Not Dave Scott. He was the Roger Bannister of triathlon. Over the next 16 years he won five more Ironman World Championship titles, became the first athlete to go under 3:00 hours for the Ironman marathon, then the first to go under 2:55 and the first to go under 2:50.



SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Brightside. Get anxiety and depression treatment online from licensed psychiatric providers and therapists. Get a free mental health assessment and a $100 credit towards your first month of treatment at Brightside.com/Spartan. 

 

SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan



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“The large majority of people went through school and never competed in any type of event. Triathlons, Spartan Races, and even the Murph Challenge...those are big barriers to entry. With DEKA Fit, we wanted to remove the barrier of entry and I’m pleased to say that 99% of people who attempt a DEKA race finish, '' says Yancy Culp, co-host of the DEKA Series Podcast.  

Spartan Up Podcast, DEKA Series hosts’ Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp embark on part four of their five-part series titled “A Life Fueled by Fitness.”  During this mini-series, the guys will get you off the roller coaster of fitness, find your purpose and reframe how you think about training. In this episode you’ll learn:

-Know your scoreboard: focus on the metrics that matter vs the keeping up with the Jones’ mentality

-To celebrate progress and wins, and ways to evidence both

-How to track performance over the short and long term

-Gamification and why you should incorporate this tactic into your regiment

Connect with Jarod and Yancy on social, and attend a DEKA event: 

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancys Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT



SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Brightside. Get anxiety and depression treatment online from licensed psychiatric providers and therapists. Get a free mental health assessment and a $100 credit towards your first month of treatment at Brightside.com/Spartan. 

SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow 

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt 

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

 

 

Direct download: LFBF_Ep_4.mp3
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Sebastian Junger, author of "The Perfect Storm," "War," and "Tribe" has a new book called "Freedom." There's at least one simple truth about freedom, the more discomfort you'll accept in your life, the more options you have. As Sebastian Junger says:

"If you have to take a shower every day, you will never be able to spend the night in the woods. Right? I mean, that's just a loss of voluntary loss of freedom. If you refuse to be hot or cold or hungry or tired or what have you, you really have to live your life in the sort of confines of a modern American lifestyle that is very free in some ways, but also creates a kind of dependency in almost everyone that is the opposite of freedom."

 

SEBASTIAN JUNGER is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE PERFECT STORM, FIRE, A DEATH IN BELMONT, WAR, TRIBE and his newest book, FREEDOM (2021). As an award-winning journalist, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a special correspondent at ABC News, he has covered major international news stories around the world and has received both a National Magazine Award and a Peabody Award. Junger is also a documentary filmmaker whose debut film "Restrepo," a feature-length documentary (co-directed with Tim Hetherington), was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. 

 

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Brightside. Join thousands of Brightside members taking back their lives. Take your free mental health assessment and get up to ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS credit on your first month of treatment at Brightside.com/spartan

 

LINKS:  

www.sebastianjunger.com or Sebastian Junger on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram



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!



© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: 371_Sebastian_Junger_episode_LEV.mp3
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“Noise is energy draining and so I used ear plugs to preserve energy,” says Matt Gentry, 2x Olympian and former NCAA champion for Stanford. 

 

Spartan Up Combat Series host, Ryan Warner, talks with Matt about a simple tactic he used to preserve energy and reduce performance anxiety. In this episode you’ll learn...

 

-Why you should consider wearing ear plugs at your next competition

-Energy preservation and why it’s important for optimal performance

-How sound and noise impacts performance anxiety

 

Connect with Matt on social…

-Twitter: @gentrywrestling



SPONSOR

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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW US:

Spartan Combat: https://www.instagram.com/spartancombat/

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

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

 

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



© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: Gentry_Audio_ONly.mp3
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“When you combine high intensity strength training with high intensity interval training...that’s magic for your whole physiology and preventing injuries,” says Dave Scott, 6x Ironman World Champion. 

 

Spartan Up Endurance Series host, Johnny Waite, talks with Dave about the importance of stretching and mobility training. In this episode you’ll learn…

 

-How mobility is actioned in Dave’s coaching program 

-How to incorporate carbs into a training regiment

-The three areas of mobility triathletes are most likely to neglect

-How to get started: Just move period

-The one exercise to start with if you’ve never focused on mobility before

 

Dave Scott is known as the Roger Bannister of triathlons as the first person to go under 10 hours at Kona.  In 1980, Dave Scott went to the island of Oahu to race the third ever Ironman Triathlon. In both 1978 and 1979, there were 15 starters and 12 finishers. After an article on the event appeared in Sports Illustrated in the spring of 1979, the number of entries ballooned up to 108 in 1980, which would be the last year the event was held on Oahu. Dave Scott was an unknown that day in February of 1980, but after ABC’s Wide World of Sports showcased Dave’s journey around the island of Oahu where he led the entire day and broke the existing course record by nearly two hours, that changed pretty quickly. In many sports, the winners from the early years quickly become yesterday’s news as faster athletes bypass the trailblazers. Not Dave Scott. He was the Roger Bannister of triathlon. Over the next 16 years he won five more Ironman World Championship titles, became the first athlete to go under 3:00 hours for the Ironman marathon, then the first to go under 2:55 and the first to go under 2:50.



SPONSOR

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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan



Direct download: Dave_Scott_Ep_1.mp3
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A day with Joe De Sena, founder of Spartan Race, is likely to include some physical challenges.  When Nick Morris, co-founder of  Health Warrior visited Joe that meant a few grueling trips up and down the mountain with a 100lb chain and a companion log. In this episode the two talk a little about how the culture of Wall Street is starting to shift toward better health, and then dig deep into the best tactics to get through tough physical challenges, and their thoughts on building strong resilient athletes.

 

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by the EXOGEN ultrasound bone healing system. EXOGEN is a non-invasive treatment option that can help heal your broken bone in just 20 minutes a day in the comfort of your own home. If you or a loved one has broken a bone, talk to your doctor about EXOGEN. EXOGEN is indicated for the healing of nonunion fractures and for accelerating the healing of certain acute fractures, with no known contraindications. To learn more visit EXOGEN.com  

 

LINKS:

More about the Mount Sparta 24 hour challenge http://peakraces.com/running-races/mt-sparta-24hr-challenge/

 

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!



© 2021 Spartan



Direct download: 370_Nick_MORRIS_EPISODE_LEV.mp3
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“Surround yourself with people who are on the same mission as you are, '' says Jarod Cogswell, co-host of the DEKA Series Podcast.  

Spartan Up Podcast, DEKA Series hosts’ Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp embark on part three of their five-part series titled “A Life Fueled by Fitness.”  During this mini-series, the guys will get you off the roller coaster of fitness, find your purpose and reframe how you think about training. In this episode you’ll learn:

-The benefits of finding your fitness tribe, such as increasing training consistency or improving accountability

-The three levels of attitude (positive, mediocre and negative) and how your attitude impacts your tribe

-Where to find your tribe (it doesn’t have to be at the gym)

-That the mental and emotional side of training are just as important as the physical side

Connect with Jarod and Yancy on social, and attend a DEKA event: 

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancys Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT



SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Amazfit.  Head to Us.Amazfit.Com/Pages/Spartan to save $40 on a custom bundle . Offer valid May 18-May 31.

SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow 

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt 

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

 

 

Direct download: DEKA_LFBF_Ep_3.mp3
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“It’s actually been really fun to start coaching, understanding what works for other people and that helps me in my own training,” says Jonathan Albon, 2014 Spartan World Champion, on the transition to coaching while training full-time.

 

Spartan Up Endurance Series host, Johnny Waite, talks with Jonathan about coaching, heart rate zone targeting and how Jonathon gets the most out of his athletes. In this episode you’ll learn…

 

-How to use technology to improve training

-How Jonathon defines being over threshold vs under threshold and when you should hit each zone

-How to train for a race in the high altitude zones

-What heart rate zone Jonathan targets for training




More about Jonathan: 

Jonathan Albon is an all-round athlete who competes in both obstacle course racing and trail running. Current stats include: undefeated OCR World Champion, current Trail World Champion and Ultra Skyrunning World Champion. Jonn has seen much success within both sports - running and OCR -  with an appetite for adventure and pushing his limits.  Who knows where his sporting pursuits will take him next. Jon is proudly supported by vj sport, ultimate direction & mountain fuel.



SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Amazfit.  Head to Us.Amazfit.Com/Pages/Spartan to save $40 on a custom bundle . Offer valid May 18-May 31.

 

SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan



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Today Joe De Sena celebrates running with Dean Karnazes, author of Run, of Ultramarathon Man, and of the new book "A Runner's High." 

Karnazes is an internationally acclaimed ultramarathoner and New York Times best-selling author. He was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World and is a recipient of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Award. He’s run 50 marathons, in all 50 US states, in 50 consecutive days. He’s run across Death Valley in the middle of summer, he’s run a marathon to the South Pole, and on ten separate occasions he’s run a 200-mile relay race solo.

Find out what  drives him to run,  his advice for getting started, for nutrition and the ideal time of day to run.

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This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by the EXOGEN ultrasound bone healing system. EXOGEN is a non-invasive treatment option that can help heal your broken bone in just 20 minutes a day in the comfort of your own home. If you or a loved one has broken a bone, talk to your doctor about EXOGEN. EXOGEN is indicated for the healing of nonunion fractures and for accelerating the healing of certain acute fractures, with no known contraindications. To learn more visit EXOGEN.com  

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LINKS

More about Dean & His Books https://ultramarathonman.com/books
Dean K on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/Ultramarathon

Spartan Trail series https://race.spartan.com/en/race/trail

 

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!



© 2021 Spartan

 

Direct download: 369_DEAN_Karnazes_episode_LEV.mp3
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“It’s not sacrifice because all you’re doing is trading it in for something that you really want,”  says Yianni Diakomihalis, 2x NCAA wrestling champion for Cornell.

 

Spartan Up Combat Series host, Ryan Warner, talks with Yianni about what it means to sacrifice, how to build confidence and executing under fire. In this episode you’ll learn,

 

-How to reframe sacrifice so that it’s something you’ll want to pursue

-How a lifetime’s worth of work builds confidence

-It’s about executing under fire that matters



SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Amazfit.  Head to Us.Amazfit.Com/Pages/Spartan to save $40 on a custom bundle . Offer valid May 18-May 31.

 

SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW US:

Spartan Combat: https://www.instagram.com/spartancombat/

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

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

 

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



© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: YIANNI_FINAL_AUDIO.mp3
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“Running isn't that good for you. So if you do it for 12 months of the year you’re probably going to get injured and lose the love of it” says Jonathan Albon, 2014 Spartan World Champion, on when and how to run if you’re training for an OCR event.

 

Spartan Up Endurance Series host, Johnny Waite, talks with Jonathan about how to get better as a runner, when to train and how to taper for a big event. In this episode you’ll learn...

 

-Tapering: Jonathan’s definition and tapering routine

-Winter training: How Jonathan trains in the harsh winters while maintaining his love for running

-Forced rest: Jonathan takes upwards of 3 months per year off from running

-Jonathan’s mindset when entering and leaving an obstacle

 

More about Jonathan: 

Jonathan Albon is an all-round athlete who competes in both obstacle course racing and trail running. Current stats include: undefeated OCR World Champion, current Trail World Champion and Ultra Skyrunning World Champion. Jonn has seen much success within both sports - running and OCR -  with an appetite for adventure and pushing his limits.  Who knows where his sporting pursuits will take him next. Jon is proudly supported by vj sport, ultimate direction & mountain fuel.



SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Amazfit.  Head to Us.Amazfit.Com/Pages/Spartan to save $40 on a custom bundle . Offer valid May 18-May 31.

 

SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan



Direct download: ENDURANCE_TEMPLATE_ALBON.mp3
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We've been screaming it from the mountaintops for years - "get uncomfortable!"  Today Joe De Sena, founder of Spartan, talks with Michael Easter about his new book "The Comfort Crisis." Hear his take on what it means to Spartan Up, the science behind discomfort & boredom, and a couple of great adventure stories.

Michael Easter is the author of The Comfort Crisis, a contributing editor at Men's Health magazine, columnist for Outside magazine, and professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

 

LINKS:

Comfort Crisis https://amzn.to/3finfDn

 

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Amazfit. From May 18-31, Spartan Up listeners can head to us.amazfit.com/pages/spartan to save $40 on a bundle which includes an Amazfit T-Rex Pro and an Amazfit Smart Scale. us.amazfit.com/pages/spartan



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!



© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: 368_Michael_Easter_Episode_1.mp3
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“It comes down to doing a little bit more each year,” says Gene Dykes, on how to create a mindset that bucks societal norms of what’s possible.

 

Spartan Up Endurance Series host, Johnny Waite, talks with Gene about how to have fun while running, how to insulate yourself from societal pressures that say ‘you’re too old to run’ and Gene’s approach to goal setting. In this episode you’ll learn: 

 

-What time of the year to set goals and what criteria to use when picking a race

-Be choosy about who you let in your inner circle: Gene’s limitless mindset is a product of the people he surrounds himself with

-When picking a race, ask yourself: what can I do to make it fun?

-Gene’s most prized record



Connect with Gene: 

-Twitter: @TheUltraGeezer

-Instagram: @genewdykes

-Website: UltraGeezer

 

SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Amazfit.  Head to Us.Amazfit.Com/Pages/Spartan to save $40 on a custom bundle . Offer valid May 18-May 31.

 

SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: Gene_Part_2_Audio_ONly.mp3
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“If your workouts aren’t enjoyable, it’s time to make a shift because you are so much more likely to stay with a training plan if you enjoy it, '' says Yancy Culp, co-host of the DEKA Series Podcast.  

Spartan Up Podcast, DEKA Series hosts’ Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp embark on part two of their five-part series titled “A Life Fueled by Fitness.”  During this mini-series, the guys will help you get off the roller coaster of fitness, find your purpose and reframe how you think about training. In this episode you’ll learn:

-How do you find the right fitness for you? 

-What are the most important questions to ask yourself when picking a gym or workout class?

-How to overcome the initial nerves that hit anytime we walk into a new training environment?

-How to increase your training consistency by choosing exercises that mirror activities that you already enjoy?

Connect with Jarod and Yancy on social, and attend a DEKA event: 

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancys Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT



SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Amazfit.  Head to Us.Amazfit.Com/Pages/Spartan to save $40 on a custom bundle . Offer valid May 18-May 31.

SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow 

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt 

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

 

 

Direct download: DEKA_LFBF_Ep_2.mp3
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What are the greatest predictors of health, performance &  longevity? Relationships.  Today Behavioral scientists Jon Levy explains why these connections are so important, and how to have more of them.

Jon Levy is a behavioral scientist best known for his work in influence, human connection, and decision making. Levy's new book “You’re Invited,” guides readers through the art and science of creating deep and meaningful connections with anyone, regardless of stature, and shows how we develop influence, gain trust, and build community.

 

LINKS:

www.YourInvited.Info 

www.JonLevyTLB.com

 

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Amazfit. From May 18-31, Spartan Up listeners can head to us.amazfit.com/pages/spartan to save $40 on a bundle which includes an Amazfit T-Rex Pro and an Amazfit Smart Scale. us.amazfit.com/pages/spartan



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!



© 2021 Spartan

 

Direct download: 367_Jon_Levy_episode.mp3
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“My goals are to run faster on roads and longer on trails,” says Gene Dykes, the only living human to run a sub 3-hour marathon while being 70 years or older.  

 

Spartan Up Endurance Series host, Johnny Waite, talks with Gene about how to train, the benefits of using a coach and when to hit the reset button. In this episode you’ll learn…

 

-Three benefits to using a running coach

-Don’t sprint! Why Gene and older runners should avoid sprinting

-Use a mentor to set stretch goals

-Is the old adage ‘you have 15 years of competitive running’ true?

 

Connect with Gene: 

-Twitter: @TheUltraGeezer

-Instagram: @genewdykes

-Website: UltraGeezer

 

SPONSOR

This episode is brought to you by Gone Rogue. Use the code ‘spartan25’ to get 25% off. 

 

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan



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“If you have a body, you are an athlete,” says Jarod Cogswell, co-host of the DEKA Series Podcast.  

Spartan Up Podcast, DEKA Series hosts’ Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp embark on a five-part series titled “A Life Fueled by Fitness.”  During this mini-series, the guys will help you get off the roller coaster of fitness, find your purpose and reframe how you think about fitness.  In this episode you’ll learn:

-The difference between training and working out, and why it’s important to view fitness as training for life

-The first step in your fitness journey: finding your why and how you can find yours

-How to establish core values and a vision for your fitness climb

-Life is not fun if you’re not fit

Connect with Jarod and Yancy on social, and attend a DEKA event: 

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancys Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT



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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

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What you eat can impact everything from mood, to energy, to disease. Naveen Jain, founder of Viome, and Joe Desena, Spartan Race founder and CEO,  talk about the gut microbiome.  What it is, how it works, and what foods make it work best.

 

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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!



© 2021 Spartan

 

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“I looked in my rearview mirror and said to myself ‘you made $4k today but you hate your job.’ The next day I moved to Arizona and enrolled in radio school,” says Shane Sparks, hall of fame broadcaster and former wrestler.  

 

Spartan Up Combat Series host, Ryan Warner, talks with Shane about taking risks, how to evaluate risk taking and when to pull the trigger.  In this episode you’ll learn: 

 

-The right time will never come: You have to seize the opportunity and take a leap of faith

-Fake it until you make it: Even if you lack experience, use your passion and long-term goal to push you through uncomfortable moments

-Cross the Rubicon: If you want something, you have to take it 

-What happens if you don’t take risks

 

About Shane: 

Shane Sparks is a hall of fame broadcaster. He’s appeared on ESPN, Big 10 Network and numerous regional wrestling outlets.  

 

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“Looking back, the experience was miserable and that’s because I appended the wrong values to winning and losing,” says Shane Sparks, hall of fame broadcaster and former wrestler.  

 

Spartan Up Combat Series host, Ryan Warner, talks with Shane about learning to love the process, and the ramifications for putting too much pressure on outcomes.  In this episode you’ll learn,

 

-What happens when you don’t trust the process and put an over-emphasis on results

-Understand what you can control: Shane use to obsess over outcomes that he had no control over

-The process is everything: If you don’t enjoy the process, you’re overly focused on results

-How to compete freely and without pressure, whether it’s a race, a job, or a workout

 

About Shane: 

Shane Sparks is a hall of fame broadcaster. He’s appeared on ESPN, Big 10 Network and numerous regional wrestling outlets.  

 

SPONSOR

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© 2021 Spartan

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You left your comfort zone, you embraced the struggle...now what? How do you get the maximum leverage from these difficult experiences that we know create growth?  Sarah Goldman says the finish line is just the START.  She explains the process of growth and, at the end of this episode, lays out the steps to take to ensure the incredible feeling you have at the finish line becomes integrated into your life. Let your strong self prepare you for your future weakened state.

 

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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!



© 2021 Spartan

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“The worst advice you can give your kids is: stop being you,” says Johnny Waite, Death Race finisher and race director for Spartan. 

 

Spartan Up Endurance Series host, Johnny Waite, is interviewed by our Combat Host, Ryan Warner. In this episode Ryan talks with Johnny about parenting, how to instill confidence in kids and tactics for helping reduce cell phone use with your kids. In this episode you’ll learn: 

 

-Are you creating an environment that will give your kids opportunities to build confidence?

-The one piece of advice that every parent should avoid

-How endurance and activities are the gateway to curbing cell phone use

-Are you teaching your kids to be a consumer or producer? 

 

Connect with Johnny: 

-Johnny’s website



SPONSOR

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

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“You’ll win if you don’t quit,” says Kevin Curry, fitness expert and social media sensation, reflecting on his first DEKA Fit event in Dallas. 

Spartan Up Podcast, DEKA Series hosts’ Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp talk with Kevin about his first DEKA race experience, how to improve your mental health climate and what principles enable Kevin to lead a fitness-forward life into his later years. In this episode you’ll learn...

-Kevin’s self talk for goal setting

-The 3 fitness principles that improve mental health

-Your life is not over at 40 and how Kevin’s goals change as he gets older

-One idea for changing the DEKA Fit events.

 

Connect with Kevin on Instagram and Twitter: @fitmencook

Want to learn more about Kevin? Read Kevin’s Book - Fit Men Cook: 100+ Meal Prep Recipes for Men and Women. Here is a quick teaser: 

In Fit Men Cook, Kevin Curry, fitness expert and social media sensation with millions of followers and millions of downloads on his app, shares everything you need to live a healthy life each day—from grocery lists to common dieting pitfalls to his ten commandments of meal prep—as well as his personal story of overcoming depression and weight gain to start a successful business and fitness movement. This guide also includes 100+ easy and flavorful recipes like Southern-Inspired Banana Corn Waffles, Sweet Potato Whip, Juicy AF Moroccan Chicken, and many more to help you plan your week and eat something new and nutritious each day. With Fit Men Cook, you can create exciting, satisfying meals and be on your way to losing weight for good.  



SPONSOR

 

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Durolane. You can see full prescribing information at Durolane.Com.



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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

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What are the mechanisms of stress? In 2015, Solace Lifesciences, was granted the world’s only patent for “Systems and Methods for Balancing and Maintaining the Health of the Human Autonomic Nervous System.” Jim Poole, the chairman and president explains the mechanisms and neuroscience of stress. He and Joe De Sena break down it’s role in athletic performance and compare relaxation tactics.



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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!



© 2021 Spartan

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“An easy life is no life at all,” says Johnny Waite.

 

Spartan Up Endurance Series host, Johnny Waite is interviewed by our Combat Host, Ryan Warner. In this episode Ryan talks with Johnny about how we can become more resilient to obstacles. In this episode you’ll learn...

 

-How to reframe a negative perception to a positive one

-Johnny’s philosophy of ‘so what’ and how you can apply it to everyday obstacles

-Why athletics and specifically running, are a training ground for obstacle immunity

-Most of us live in abundance and can therefore be producers instead of consumers.

 

Connect with Johnny: 

-Johnny’s website



SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Durolane. You can see full prescribing information at Durolane.Com.

 

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan



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““Our bodies are built in the kitchen, Sculpted in the gym,” says Kevin Curry, fitness expert and social media sensation.

Spartan Up Podcast, DEKA Series hosts’ Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp talk with Kevin about reimagining your relationship with food to improve your health and happiness. In this episode you’ll learn…

-How to embrace food in a conscious way without abandoning the joys of eating

-It’s okay to cry at the gym

-Don’t discount what a kind word can meant to someone

-It’s about about how you feel after you eat

-3 best practices for making better choices with food

 

Connect with Kevin on Instagram and Twitter: @fitmencook

 

Want to learn more about Kevin? Read Kevin’s Book - Fit Men Cook: 100+ Meal Prep Recipes for Men and Women. Here is a quick teaser: 

In Fit Men Cook, Kevin Curry, fitness expert and social media sensation with millions of followers and millions of downloads on his app, shares everything you need to live a healthy life each day—from grocery lists to common dieting pitfalls to his ten commandments of meal prep—as well as his personal story of overcoming depression and weight gain to start a successful business and fitness movement. This guide also includes 100+ easy and flavorful recipes like Southern-Inspired Banana Corn Waffles, Sweet Potato Whip, Juicy AF Moroccan Chicken, and many more to help you plan your week and eat something new and nutritious each day. With Fit Men Cook, you can create exciting, satisfying meals and be on your way to losing weight for good.  



SPONSOR

 

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Durolane. You can see full prescribing information at Durolane.Com.



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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

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For the past 25 years she has competed in the world's toughest endurance from the Gobi Desert to the Himalayas.  Today she shares a few incredible tales from her best selling books  "Running Hot"  "Running To Extremes" and “Relentless: How a mother and daughter defied the odds.”

 

LINKS:

www.lisatamati.com

www.instagram.com/lisatamati

 

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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!

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“If you solve a problem for a customer you earn more loyalty and then they come back for more,” says Doug Waggoner, a Fortune 1000 CEO. 

 

Spartan Up Combat Series host Ryan Warner talks to Doug about navigating obstacles, taking risks and how / when to use Transcendental Meditation. In this episode you’ll learn,

 

-How to know when it’s the ‘right’ time to start a business

-If you don’t know how to do something, take the time to learn it

-Everyone is a sales person in business

-Doug’s process for stress management

-Transcendental Meditation and Doug’s routine

-What we experience is based on our beliefs

-How to eradicate limiting beliefs

 

About Doug
Douglas R. Waggoner has served as Chief Executive Officer of Echo Global Logistics since December 2006 and has been a Board member since February 2008. Prior to joining Echo, Mr. Waggoner founded SelecTrans, LLC, a freight management software provider based in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Waggoner holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from San Diego State University.



SPONSOR

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“My goal is to tell stories that help people in some-way,” says Brendan Leonard, author, climber and ultra-endurance athlete. 

 

Spartan Up Endurance Series host, Johnny Waite, talks with Brendan about the creative process and how to take the ideas we all get when running, and put them down on paper. In this episode you’ll learn...

 

-How writing about your passion creates the most authentic stories

-To try every medium: Brendan tried a ton of outlets before finding writing

-How to capture the moment when inspiration hits

-Why running without headphones is an idea creation machine

-Where does the creative process come from for Brendan?

 

About Brendan:

Brendan is a writer, and most of his work centers around adventure, travel, and human experiences with both of those. He’s a contributing editor at Adventure Journal and a columnist at Outside. His stories have appeared in Backpacker, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Men’s Journal, Sierra, Adventure Cyclist, and other publications.

 

Connect with Brendan:

-Buy his book - I Hate Running and You Can Too

-Website: Semi-Rad.com

-Twitter: @semi-rad

-Instagram: @semi-rad



SPONSOR

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan



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When Roderick Sewell was born his mother was told he could spend his life in a wheelchair or have both legs amputated above the knee.  She chose possibility and at age two he took his first steps on prosthetic legs.  Today he has completed the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona and is a member of the US Paralympic Swim Team. 



LINKS:

Challenged Athletes Foundation https://www.challengedathletes.org/

Black with Endurance Podcast https://www.blackwithendurance.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!



© 2021 Spartan



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“Release your ego from the outcome,” says Olympian Ben Askren.  

 

This episode of the Spartan Up Combat Series is hosted by Joe De Sena and Colonel Nye, as they talk with Ben about reducing fear, the ego and how to live with no regrets. In this episode, you’ll learn...

 

-The value of hard work: Ben only took off 7 days during his entire high school career

-Ego and the impact on stress

-How to become unstoppable by creating a niche

-Planning vs following a plan and when to adhere to each

-Three actions you can take to reduce performance-related fear

 

About Ben

Ben Askren grew up in Hartland, Wisconson. He was introduced to wrestling age six by his father but didn't take the sport seriously until joining a wrestling club in fifth grade. From there, Ben's love for the sport and success within it hit new levels.

 

Ben reached high school and dominated his weight class at a state level.

 

In 2002, he joined the University of Missouri, a team that had just claimed it's first NCAA Big 12 title (thanks to future friend and fellow MMA fighter Tyron Woodley). Here Ben would help the program reach new levels. His NCAA career consisted of a 157-8 overall record. His final two years were dominant with an 87-0 record capped by back-to-back national championships (2006 & 2007). Ben was a four-time all-American, and two-time recipient of the Dan Hodge Trophy (the college wrestling equivalent of the Heisman).

 

His next big accomplishment was defeating the national runner-up Tyrone Lewis at the US Olympic Trials in Las Vegas to secure a spot on the 2008 US Olympic Team. In Beijing, Ben competed in the 74 kg. weight class, where he would open his first match with a win via pin. Ben was eliminated in the following round with a loss to Cuba's Ivan Fundora.

 

Follow Ben on Twitter, Instagram and his website

-@BenAskren

-BenAskren.Com



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“Once you conquer that mountain, it’s time to look at the next mountain,” says Jarod Cogswell, DEKA FIT Director of Sport.

Spartan Up Podcast, DEKA Series hosts’ Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp recap their DEKA FIT Dallas event. In this episode you’ll learn...

-How to reset your goals after accomplishing a milestone

-The DEKA cyborgs of the Dallas event and what you can learn from their mentality

-How a DEKA event can help tame depression and self-doubt

-What are the steps to celebrating fitness

-How every person can be a coach

-Why you can’t fake it in fitness.

 

Follow Jarod and Yancy on social media: 

-Jarod: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy: @YancyCulp

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

 

 

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Joe De Sena talks to Frank Figliuzzi. He was the asst. dir. of counterintelligence at the FBI, where he served 25 years as a special agent and directed all espionage investigations across the government. He is the author of the national bestseller “The FBI Way: Inside the Bureau’s Code of Excellence.” Today he and Joe De Sena ( founder & CEO of Spartan) talk about why a code of conduct matters and how you create one that works in your business or family. It boils down to his Seven C’s”: Code, Conservancy, Clarity, Consequences, Compassion, Credibility, and Consistency.

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LINKS:

https://frankfigliuzzi.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!

© 2021 Spartan

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“I would describe the experience with one word, stressful. I would be at a stop light and notice myself clenching my teeth in the weeks leading up to the Olympic Wrestling Trials,” says Kendall Cross, a 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist in wrestling. 

 

Spartan Up Combat Series host Ryan Warner talks to Kendall about how elite athletes (in this case wrestlers) cope with stress amidst the highest stakes. In this episode, you’ll learn…

 

-How to manage stressful environments when the stakes are the highest

-How to improve anxiety management

-Why the Olympic Trials represent the pinnacle in amateur sports



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“100% was the standard every day, for 30 plus years,” says Command Sergeant Major Michael L. Hatfield. 

Spartan Up Podcast DEKA Series hosts’ Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp talk with Command Sergeant Hatfield about leadership, chosen suffering and fitness. In this episode you’ll learn:

-How to create your own standard by which to govern your life

-How Command Sergeant Major Michael L. Hatfield received the Purple Heart

-How shared suffering bonds a team

-Why you have to be vulnerable as a leader to connect

Learn more about Command Sergeant Major Michael L. Hatfield:

US Army biography 

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Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

 

 

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Last week we talked about blue scorpion venom, today we're keeping it super simple. Eat more plants.  It's not just Joe De Sena telling you it matters - today self-proclaimed meat and potatoes guy Dr. Alan Desmond, author of "The Plant Based DIet Revolution" explains the positive impacts more plants can have on your health and performance, and why you might be hearing ads that tell you otherwise.

 

Dr Alan Desmond is on a mission to help people eat more plants! As a Gastroenterologist he knows that our health can be optimised by building all of our meals, or most of them, from the simple whole-foods that humans have thrived on for generations: fruits, vegetables, wholegrains, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds. His book "The Plant-Based Diet Revolution: 28 days to a happier gut and a healthier you" is released in the US on April 20th, available wherever books are sold. It explains the science, cuts through the diet confusion and contains more than 80 fantastic plant-based recipes to get you started.

 

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www.alandesmond.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!



© 2021 Spartan

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David Taylor is one of the most popular wrestlers in the world.  He won the 2018 World Championships after winning two NCAA titles for Penn State.  He’s set to make a run at the 2021 Olympics by competing in the Olympic Trails on April 3.  

 

Spartan Up Combat Series host Ryan Warner interview David about a major turning point in his career. In this episode you’ll learn

 

-It’s never too late to make a change

-Humility, during the early phases of the transition into the ‘new life’, is key

-How you never know how close you are to achieving your goal

-Why gaining weight vs losing weight was the key to David’s transition



Follow David’s Olympic Journey

-Twitter: @magicman_psu

-Instagram: @magicman_psu



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© 2021 Spartan





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“Walk early and walk often,” says Brendan Leonard, author, climber and ultra-endurance athlete.


Spartan Up Endurance Series host, Johnny Waite, talks with Brendan Leonard, author of "I Hate Running and You Can Too - How to Get Started, Keep Going, and Make Sense of an Irrational Passion " about why and how to take on your first endurance event.

  In this episode you’ll learn:

-How getting out of the comfort zone led Brendan to a life of adventure

-If you can see it, you can be it

-Why walking is the key to your first endurance event

-How to train for an ultra if you work a ‘desk job’

-The moment he quit cigarettes and realized he could partake in the endurance community

 

About Brendan:

Brendan is a writer, and most of his work centers around adventure, travel, and human experiences with both of those. He’s a contributing editor at Adventure Journal and a columnist at Outside. His stories have appeared in Backpacker, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Men’s Journal, Sierra, Adventure Cyclist, and other publications.

 

Connect with Brendan:

-Buy his book - I Hate Running and You Can Too

-Website: Semi-Rad.com

-Twitter: @semi-rad

-Instagram: @semi-rad



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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan



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Get your notebook out, because today, Joe is going to geek out with functional medicine clinician price wild from Blue Scorpion venom and Spartan t to vitamin D and akinesia Bryce shares evidence-based tips and information that are part biohack part nutrition, and art plain old biology.

 

Bryce Wylde BSc (hons), DHMHS is a functional medicine clinician at P3 Health in Toronto with over 20 years seeing patients. As a leading health expert and co-founder of Youtrients, founder of mymmunity, author of four best selling books, previous host of CTV's Wylde On Health, and regular guest health expert / medical advisor on “The Doctor Oz” show, he is truly Wylde about health!

 

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LINKS:

Bryce on Instagram @WyldeOnHealth

More about Bryce www.wyldeonhealth.com

Use Bryce's offer to save 30% at https://mymmunity.com/ with the code SPARTAN30

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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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!



© 2021 Spartan

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“Everyone is chasing happiness. Screw happiness. Fulfillment...checks all the boxes including happiness,” says Matthias, Super Frenchie, Giraud.  

Spartan Up Podcast DEKA Series hosts’ Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp talk with Matthias about the ethos to fulfillment. In this episode you’ll learn:

-Why is fulfillment the ultimate form of realization?

-What would Matthias say to people who aren’t maximizing who they are?

-What is mental blockage and how do you overcome it?

-How do you make your existence count?

-Not to fear fear. Feeling fear is a natural part of the human existence

Connect with Super Frenchie

Learn more about Super Frenchie: 

Matthias Giraud also known as “Super Frenchie” (born on September 24, 1983) is a professional skier and B.A.S.E. jumper. He was born in Evreux, France and grew up skiing at St Gervais-les-Bains/Megeve, France. Matthias is known for combining BASE jumping with skiing and completed several first descents and ski BASE jumps across the globe including the first ski BASE jump off the Matterhorn in Switzerland. Matthias Giraud currently lives in Bend, Oregon.

 

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

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“That feeling of uncertainty - the feeling of not knowing if you’re capable to finish the race - is a gift,” says Charlie Engle, when speaking about his criteria for an adventure. At this point in Charlie’s career, he’s actively seeking adventures where completion is in doubt from the very start of the race.

 

Spartan Up Endurance Series host Johnny Waite talks with Charlie about the criteria he uses to choose his next adventure. In this episode you’ll learn:

 

-There’s no reason for age to be a limitation

-Charlie’s mission in life

-The 5.8 adventure series and why it’s exciting for Charlie

-How to pick your next endurance adventure

-Never make a big decision at your lowest or highest

-How does Charlie break-down a big adventure?

 

Connect with Charlie on social media:

-Instagram: @charlieengle

-Twitter: @CHARLIEENGLE

-Facebook: @CharlieEngleRuns

-Website: CharlieEngle.Com



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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan



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What are the essential attributes you need to succeed? On a Spartan course, as an athlete or an entrepreneur?  Rich Diviney served over 20 years as a Navy SEAL Officer. His new book “The Attributes” defines the key qualities, how to assess them,  and how to develop them.

In a career spanning over twenty years, Rich completed more than thirteen overseas deployments—eleven of which were to Iraq and Afghanistan. He served on multiple SEAL teams and in several leadership positions, including as a commanding officer for a SEAL squadron. As an officer in charge of training, Rich was intimately involved in an extremely specialized SEAL selection process, which whittles a group of exceptional candidates down to small cadre of the most elite optimal performers.

 

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LINKS:

https://theattributes.com/

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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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!



© 2021 Spartan



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“It was hard being the only girl on the team but I thought, because you don’t want me here, I’m going to stick it out just to make you mad,” says Victoria Francis, 2x member of the USA Women's Wrestling Team.

 

SpartanUp Combat Series host Ryan Warner talks with Victoria about her journey of overcoming the resistance from her youth coach to now being one of the top female wrestlers in the world at her weight.  In this episode you’ll learn:

 

-How she overcame the fear of being the only female wrestler at her school

-How she processed her coach telling Victoria that he didn’t want her there

-The moment Victoria realized she wanted to compete at the senior/olympic level

-How to use visualization to prepare for practice

-Why Victoria visualizes in the 3rd person

 

Follow Victoria to track her Olympic Journey:

-Twitter: @_VFran_

-Instagram: @_victoriafrancis_



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© 2021 Spartan





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Spartans believe in readiness.  Life will throw your curveballs, and you will need to be mentally, physically and emotionally strong, resilient and ready.  Our guest, psychologist Dr. Lara Pence, has a passion for teaching us to strengthen our emotional resilience. 

In this episode, she talks about the 5 tools you should pack in your mindset readiness kit, and how to develop the tools you don’t yet have.

This episode is guest hosted by our behind the scenes producer Marion Abrams in honor of International Women’s Day.

Today's episode of Spartan up is brought to you by BetterHelp.  Spartan Up listeners can save 10% on their first month by going to www.BetterHelp.com/Spartan

 

LINKS:

www.drlarapence.com

www.lighfbox.com

 

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!



© 2021 Spartan

 

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“Basically I saw a lack of competition at the same level as on the male side. I saw a lot of my female friends backing away from competitive races and I thought it was a shame, so I decided I wanted to sponsor a women’s team,” says Nicole Mericle, 2019 Spartan World Champion. 

 

Spartan Up Endurance Series host Johnny Waite talks with Nicole about women in OCR and how we as a collective can encourage more women to participate. In this episode you’ll learn...

 

-Nicole’s genesis story with OCR racing

-Nicole’s initiative to bring women into the sport via her professional team

-How to make OCR more welcoming for women

-Why Alex Walker and Renee Metivier are women to watch in the OCR world

-Resources for women looking to participate in OCR

 

Connect with Nicole on Social: 

-Instagram: @nickeldm

-Twitter: @Nickeldm

-Facebook: Nicole Mericle

-OCRDreamTeam.Com

 

About Nicole: 

Nicole is a 5-time obstacle course racing world champion and the current Spartan Race World Champion. Nicole’s competitive background began as a Division 1 Cross Country and Track & Field athlete at Rice University where she held two school records and qualified for the 2008 Olympic Trials in the 3,000m steeplechase. She raced post collegiately with Hudson Elite in Boulder, Colorado, and over time transitioned to trail running and garnered her passion for rock climbing. Her diverse athletic strengths led her to test her skills at her first obstacle course race in 2016. Nicole was immediately successful, and in 2017 she won the US OCR Championship in both the 3k and 15k, finished as the first American in the Spartan Championship Series, and won the OCR World 3k Championships and Tougher Mudder World Championships. In 2018, she repeated as the 3K OCR World Champion and in 2019 solidified her rise to the top of the sport winning both the Spartan Race World and Trifecta Championships.

 

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan



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“The first thing I thought was...you’re not dying today,” says Matthias, Super Frenchie, Giraud when remembering an epic ski-BASE jump on the North face of Matterhorn with one ski. 

Spartan Up Podcast, DEKA Series hosts’ Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp talk with Matthias about how to conquer fear and live an intentional life. In this episode you’ll learn: 

-The origin story for Matthias’ famous Eiger-Matterhorn-Mont Blanc alpinist trilogy ski-BASE adventure

-Humility and how to achieve it

-How to balance excitement with fear

-Matthias’ prep routine - both mental and physical - when readying for a world-record jump

-Why is Man’s Search for Meaning one of his favorite books?

-What is identity death and how did Matthias recover from it?

-How has Matthias’ focus from Ski-BASEING transitioned into his family-life?

-What is the most important lesson to teach your kids? 

Connect with Super Frenchie

Learn more about Super Frenchie: 

Matthias Giraud also known as “Super Frenchie” (born on September 24, 1983) is a professional skier and B.A.S.E. jumper. He was born in Evreux, France and grew up skiing at St Gervais-les-Bains/Megeve, France. Matthias is known for combining BASE jumping with skiing and completed several first descents and ski BASE jumps across the globe including the first ski BASE jump off the Matterhorn in Switzerland. Matthias Giraud currently lives in Bend, Oregon.

 

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CREDITS:

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Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

 

 

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“The addict part of me is the best part of me,” says Charlie Engle, ultrarunning legend.  Charlie speaks to how ultrarunning provided an outlet to channel his inner-addiction.

 

SpartanUp Endurance Series host Johnny Waite talks with Charlie about sobriety and fellowship, and how ultrarunning ties the two together. In this episode you’ll learn: 

 

-Why Charlie feels that his ‘addict part’ is the best part

-How to run the addiction out of yourself

-Two big lessons when working with a team 

-Why fellowship is the tried and true way to get through struggle

-The one reason Charlie enters a 100-mile race

-What happens to us isn’t as important as what we do about it

-How to share without expectation of receiving

-How to maintain sobriety

 

Connect with Charlie

-Twitter: @CHARLIEENGLE

-Instagram: @CharlieEngle

 

SPONSOR

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan



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Training for mindset is just as important as training for strength.  But how do you get started?  Today Joe De Sena (founder and CEO of Spartan) talks with Gene Zannetti who created the Z-Winning Mindset program.  The insights in this episode will help you start a daily mindset "workout," whether you are looking to progress as an athlete, professional, student or other areas of performance.

"Everyone says our success in life is 90% mental, but then when you ask them about their preparation, they say 90% physical. I'm not a mathematician over here. But I know that's a problem."

 

More about Gene Zannetti:

A former nationally ranked, All-Ivy League wrestler, Gene Zannetti and his brother Jeff studied the best athletes, coaches, teams, and experts in the world to learn the secrets of performance success. The Zannetti brothers originally launched their venture as “Wrestling Mindset.” The company has since expanded their systematic mindset training into all sports, businesses and schools. Winning Mindset coaches have worked with thousands of athletes, teams, professionals & coaches at all levels including the Men’s & Women’s USA Olympic Team, UFC fighters, high school state champions and NCAA national champions.

 

Today's episode of Spartan up is brought to you by The Ready State.  Use the code SPARTAN10 at  thereadystate.com to get a free two week trial of  VMC for free,  and then 10% off your membership for life after your free trial ends.

 

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.

LINKS:

https://linktr.ee/zwinningmindset



FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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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!



© 2021 Spartan

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“You can sit there and wallor about it ‘like I almost died.’ Or, you can be the person who says ‘how can I use this to make myself better?” That’s the question Jay Jackson asked after he was held at gunpoint for nearly 90 minutes.  

 

SpartanUp Combat Series host Ryan Warner talks with Jay about the harrowing experience that changed his life: when Jay was in college, he was held at gunpoint for nearly 90 minutes before turning the tables on his aggressor.  That moment shaped Jay’s life and in this episode you’ll learn...

 

-How to use the scariest and most painful of moments to find your true North

-Why wrestling provided both the mental and physical tools to learn from the experience

-What did Jay do in the days following the attack?

-Why is he grateful to have had the experience?



SPONSOR

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© 2021 Spartan





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“I always tell my team, I never leave anyone on the mountain,” says Michael Taylor, founder of Spartan Spades.

 

SpartanUp Endurance Series host Johnny Waite talks with Michael about how to start a Spartan team and the benefits of doing so. In this episode you’ll learn…

 

-The origin story of Spartan Spades

-How Michael encourages non-Spartan racers to sign-up for their first race

-How to start a 150+ person Spartan team

-What’s the one thing Michael has learned while launching Spartan Spades

-Why it’s Spartan Spades vs Team Michael Taylor

-Why “bring the kids” is an important ethos for Spartan Spades

 

CONNECT WITH MICHAEL

Instagram: TeamSpartanSpades
Facebook: Team Spartan Spades

 

SPONSOR

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

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How much sugar should you be eating?  Why is it so hard to stop once you start?  How have we evolved to crave it and what can you do about it? Spartan founder and CEO Joe De Sena talks to Sarah Wilson.

Sarah Wilson is a former journalist and TV presenter, author and activist. She wrote the New York Times bestsellers "I Quit Sugar" and "First, We Make the Beast Beautiful" and she is the author of another 11 cookbooks that sell in 52 countries. Sarah’s latest book "This One Wild and Precious Life" is a soul’s journey through the complexities of climate change, coronvirus, racial inequalities and our disconnection from what matters…back to life.

Today's episode of Spartan up is brought to you by The Ready State.  Use the code SPARTAN10 at  thereadystate.com to get a free two week trial of  VMC for free,  and then 10% off your membership for life after your free trial ends.

LINKS:

https://www.sarahwilson.com/

and check out her podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1548626341

 

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!



© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: 355_Sarah_Wilson_EPISODE_1.mp3
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The Freemans have a family mantra. It reads “I’m smart. I’m strong. I’m beautiful. I can do anything.” Parents David and Mechelle crafted the mantra for their kids, one of the many topics we cover in today’s SpartanUp DEKA Series episode where hosts Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp talk with the Freeman’s about…

-Mechelle’s journey to leaving her job to train full-time for the Olympics

-The moment David realized his purpose and how you can find yours too

-The difference between a motivator and a maximizer

-Mechells’ process for attaching discipline from her athletic career to her role as a parent

-The five pillars for success: mindset, sleep, stress management, nutrition and movement

About the Freeman’s...

David Freeman is a health and fitness professional with 10+ years in the fitness industry. He is the National Program Leader for Alpha Training with Life Time The Healthy Way of Life Company and has been featured on the cover of Experience Life Magazine, and in Men’s Health and Men’s Journal Magazine.

Mechelle Freeman is a 2008 Olympic Sprinter and is a speed and mindset coach helping to optimize mind and body performance. She is the Assistant Relays Coach for USA Track and Field National Teams and is the Founder of TrackGirlz, a nonprofit organization empowering girls through track and field. David and Mechelle are parents to Bayne (7) and Harley (5), and live in Frisco, TX. 

Connect with the Freemans:

 

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

 

Direct download: Freemans__Audio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

“My neighborhood ranks lowest (in terms of health markers) across the state, and the nation. We have some of the highest rates of obesity and diabetes in the country,” says Michael Taylor. 

 

SpartanUp Endurance Series host Johnny Waite talks with Michael about his quest to improve the health of his neighborhood through Spartan Races. In this episode, you’ll learn…

 

-How Michael found Spartan Races and why they ‘grabbed’ him

-About the health crisis in the Bronx

-How to generate community-wide engagement for a cause

-How to train for an ultra-distance, obstacle course race in the Bronx

-The importance of consistency and ‘showing up’ when your team depends on you

 

CONNECT WITH MICHAEL

Instagram: TeamSpartanSpades

 

SPONSOR

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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan



Direct download: SpartanMichaeltaylorAudio.mp3
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Starting a craft brewery for non-alcoholic beers was was an idea that came to Bill Shufelt when he saw the huge improvements in his own life when he removed alcohol.

He talks with Spartan Founder Joe De Sena and Spartan Up Co-Host Johnnie Waite about the cultural shifts he's seeing in the US and Canada around alcohol consumption.

"Sober," he says, "is an outdated word." Many people are reducing their alcohol intake for a variety of health, fitness, performance, and readiness reasons.



Today's episode of Spartan up is brought to you by BetterHelp.  Spartan Up listeners can save 10% on their first month by going to www.BetterHelp.com/Spartan



LINKS:

https://athleticbrewing.com/

 

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!



© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: 354_BILL_SHUFELT_Episode.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

“Wrestling will change your life,” says head wrestling coach Mike Palazzo, who has created a wrestling dynasty at Lake Highland Prep (Florida).  

 

SpartanUp Combat Series host Ryan Warner and Joe De Sena interview Mike to learn how - within 10 years - he took a program on the brink of oblivion and turned Lake Highland Prep High School into a national powerhouse.  In this episode you’ll learn...

 

-How wrestling is a vetting process for life

-To set goals - big goals - and develop a process to get there

-Understand that there are levels of greatness and know what it truly means to be the best in the country

-Run to the fire (Lake Highland Prep’s schedule is one of the toughest in the country)

-The correlation between wrestlers and OCR racers

 

Connect with Coach Palazzo:

-Central Florida Wrestling Academy

 

SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Better Help. Save 10% on your first month by going to BetterHelp.Com/Spartan.

 

SUBSCRIBE:

Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW US:

Spartan Combat: https://www.instagram.com/spartancombat/

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

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



© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: PalazzoAudioCombat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

“I just can’t see investing in a business where the product is a stick with a cord,” an investor told Pete Holman.  Today, that stick with a cord is sold across the globe and is known as the TRX Rip Trainer.  

 

SpartanUp DEKA series host Jarod Cogswell talks with Pete about some of his biggest failures - both athletically and professionally. In this episode, you’ll learn…

 

-What athletic failure did Pete learn the most from?

-How Pete rebounded after the aforementioned investor told Pete that his idea wasn’t worth investing in

-How injuries led to Pete’s career as a physical therapist

-The three most influential people in Pete’s life

 

About Pete Holman:

Pete’s accreditation as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, has enabled him to work with professional athletes and strength coaches from the MLB, NFL, NBA, UFC, X-Games and SunEnergy1 race car team: most notably Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Famer Jerome “The Bus” Bettis and 8 time X-Games and Olympic gold medalist, Mike Schultz. Pete presents for IDEA FIT (the largest continuing education provider for personal trainers in the world,) writes for IDEA Fitness Journal, PTontheNet, STACK magazine and IronMan Magazine and has appeared on national tv shows such as the Dr’s and the Steve Harvey show.

 

Pete’s dedication to advancing the fitness industry and his entrepreneurial spirit has inspired him to create multiple products that impact fitness enthusiasts and athletes worldwide. His first product, The Functional Training Rack, was licensed to Perform Better in 2008 and inspired “hoop” platforms for current stability ball rack designs. His second product, the RIPCORE-FX, was acquired by TRX and is now referred to as the TRX Rip Trainer. The Rip Trainer has grossed over $20 million in worldwide sales and continues to be a leading rotational training modality used by athletes such as Steph Curry, Phil Mickelson and Drew Brees. His latest product, a plate loaded Hip Thrust machine called the Glute Drive, was licensed to Nautilus and is currently their number one selling commercial strength product, selling over 2000 units in its first year.

 

Pete recently authored his first book, a fictional piece called CRUZ, published by Scriptor publishing. The book is an homage to athletic development, coaching, mentorship and the underdog in us all.



Connect with Pete:

-Website: PH1Performance.Com

-Twitter: @PeteHolman1

-Instagram: @PeteHolman1



SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Better Help. Save 10% on your first month by going to BetterHelp.Com/Spartan.



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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

 

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan



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Imagine: You're not in the shape you should be. You've of lost your direction. You've hit a low. That was Lindsay Dare Shoop. Eight years later, she was taking home gold at the Olympics on the US Rowing Team. 

Today she tells Joe De Sena, founder & Ceo of Spartan,  how she made that transformation and all the things she learned in the process that make up her book, "Better Great Than Never."

“I didn't think I was good enough to play a sport after high school. So I quit sports and spent about two and a half years, kind of wandering aimlessly without them.  Gaining weight, grades dropping, kind of socially withdrawing, and then through a random kind of chance moment bumped into the head rowing coach when I was in college,  and in that day on that moment, the timing was right. And it was like this. The opportunity arose right when I needed it.”



Today's episode of Spartan up is brought to you by BetterHelp.  Spartan Up listeners can save 10% on their first month by going to www.BetterHelp.com/Spartan



LINKS:

About Lindsay Shoop https://www.lindsaydareshoop.com/

“Better Great Than Never” https://bettergreatthanneverbook.com/

 

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!



© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: 353_Lindsay_Shoop_Episode.mp3
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“It’s okay if they see you as the underdog, but don’t believe that you are the underdog,” says former NFL pro JJ Birden. Birden played in 9 NFL seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons from 1988 to 1996.

Spartan Up DEKA series hosts Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp interview JJ Birden to help the listener learn: 

 

-How to sustain success after the ‘highlight’ after your life

-Why it’s okay if other people see you as an underdog

-How to focus your efforts on making small, incremental improvements

-The #1 trait of good leaders: leading from the front and how to implement this methodology in your life

-How to make decisions under pressure: Process, Decide and Commit

-Why team sports for America’s youth?

 

About JJ: 

JJ is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, husband and father. He has been married to his college sweetheart, Raina, for 30 years and has 8 children (3 biological and 5 adopted nieces and nephews). He and his family reside in the Phoenix area. JJ Birden is an engaging communicator, passionate presenter, and a leading authority on helping individuals seize their opportunities in life. 

 

Connect with JJ Birden:

Website: JJBirden.Com

Twitter: @jjbirden

Instagram: @jjbirden

 

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

 

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan



Direct download: JJ_Birden_Audio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

“If you want to be an athlete when you’re 90, you have to keep mixing up your workouts,” says Lisa Smith-Batchen, endurance athlete and guest on this week’s Endurance Series episode. 

 

SpartanUp Endurance Series host Johnny Waite talks with Lisa about how she uses cross-training to stay excited about working out.  In this episode you’ll learn:

 

-Why Lisa ran 100 miles while pulling a tire?

-How Lisa uses snow-shoe walking as a form of meditation

-Why does Lisa train / run with slower runners?

-When to pull out of a race (hint, Lisa uses a motto “make the right choice” vs DNF)

-What types of cross-training exercises Lisa uses when she wants to mix-up a workout

 

About Lisa: 

Lisa Smith-Batchen – Endurance Athlete & Personal Coach Stories about Lisa’s athletic achievements have appeared on the covers of The NY Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post and Winning Magazine. Additionally, she has appeared in Runner’s World, Sports Illustrated for Women, ESPN Magazine, Outside Magazine, Ultrarunning, Trail Runner, Running Times and numerous other national and international publications. Look for feature stories about Lisa’s 2,500 mile run through America in Runners’s World (Jan. 2011) Women’s Adventure (Nov. 2010) Ultra Runner Magazine (April 2011) Lisa is the first and only person to run 50 miles in all 50 states in the USA in 62 days as part of her Running Hope Through America fundraising project! Lisa was the first American female to win the Marathon des Sables, a 150 mile stage-race  through the Sahara desert. Additionally, she has twice won the Badwater Ultramarathon (135 miles through Death Valley). Lisa is the only person to run from Las Vegas, NV to the summit of Mt. Whitney, covering 306 miles and was the first female to complete the “Badwater Quad,” covering 584 miles! Television coverage on Lisa includes segments on ESPN, Discovery Channel, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, NBC’s Nightly News with Tom Brokaw and Good Morning America. In 2010 Lisa was featured on CNN and on newscasts in 47 states. She was a main character in a feature length film on the Badwater Ultramarathon, entitled Running Under the Sun. She has also appeared in two Outdoor Life Network specials on the Marathon des Sables. Lisa has done product testing for The North Face, an outdoor equipment and clothing company, and has appeared in their product catalogs and a national advertising campaign with Dean Karnazes. She is a past member of the Montrail/Patagonia and Smith/Pearl Izumi Ultrarunning Teams and has been also sponsored by Clif Bar, Petzl, Pharmanex, Smartwool, Sharkies, Nathan, Nuu-Muu, Nuun, Smith Optics, Body Glide, Engo, Hammer Nutrition, Kinesys, Salt Stick, Crescent Moon Snowshoes, Freelife, Damascus Bakeries, Nike, Crocs, Coco 5, Coco-Elite, Ceregumil, Styr Labs and Trail Toes. Click here for links to Lisa’s sponsors.

 

CONNECT WITH LISA

Twitter: @dreamchasrs

Instagram: @coachlisasmithbatchen

Website: DreamChaserEvents.Com

 

SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Honey Stinger. Save 30% with the code “HSSpartan2020”.

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan



Direct download: Lisa__AudioPart_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Steven Pressfield, author of "Gates of Fire" about the original Spartans, and the classics "The Warrior Ethos" and "The War of Art" joins Joe De Sena on the Spartan Up podcast today. How will you keep driving forward in 2021? And what can we learn from the ancient Spartans about success and drive?

 

If you've heard the terms "going pro" or "resistance" in the context of athletic, creative, mental performance you've heard the ideas of Stephen Pressfield.  What can we learn about motivation from the original Spartans?  What is the essential lesson of Pressfield's book "turning pro?" Those are all topics of this motivating conversation.

 

Get ready to crash into 2021 and keep driving forward, just make sure you're walking, lifting, running, or hustling while you listen.

 

This episode is brought to you by Honey Stinger 

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LINKS:

Stephen Pressfield https://stevenpressfield.com/books/

His NEW Book “A Man at Arms” https://stevenpressfield.com/preorder-a-man-at-arms/

 

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!



© 2021 Spartan

 

Direct download: 352_STEPHEN_PRESSFIELD_EPISODE_MIX.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

“I was fired, my car exploded, and closed on a new house in a week’s time”, says Wade Burgess, Chief Revenue Officer at Rev.Com

 

SpartanUp Combat Series host Ryan Warner talks with Burgess about that life-changing week. In this episode you’ll learn:

 

-How to stay positive during your a job change

-3 tips for achieving long-term happiness and satisfaction in your career

-Advice for fitness lovers on careers that reward competitiveness 

-What wrestling taught Wade about discipline

 

Connect with Wade

-Twitter: @wadeburgess



SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Gone Rogue Snacks. Use the promo code ‘Spartan25’ to get 25% off.  



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© 2020 Spartan

 

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

 

How do you live life with no regrets? Tune into this episode with fitness inventor and export Pete Holman, who joins SpartanUp DEKA series hosts’ Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp, to share tactical advice on how to ‘leave it all on the table.’  In this you’ll learn...

 

-What question you should ask yourself on your deathbed

-About Pete’s inspiration for the TRX Rip Trainer

-How you can create something from dust

-The turning point in Pete’s life and how you can find yours

-To never underestimate the impact you can have one someone else’s life

 

About Pete Holman

Pete’s accreditation as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, has enabled him to work with professional athletes and strength coaches from the MLB, NFL, NBA, UFC, X-Games and SunEnergy1 race car team: most notably Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Famer Jerome “The Bus” Bettis and 8 time X-Games and Olympic gold medalist, Mike Schultz. Pete presents for IDEA FIT (the largest continuing education provider for personal trainers in the world,) writes for IDEA Fitness Journal, PTontheNet, STACK magazine and IronMan Magazine and has appeared on national tv shows such as the Dr’s and the Steve Harvey show.  

 

Pete’s dedication to advancing the fitness industry and his entrepreneurial spirit has inspired him to create multiple products that impact fitness enthusiasts and athletes worldwide. His first product, The Functional Training Rack, was licensed to Perform Better in 2008 and inspired “hoop” platforms for current stability ball rack designs. His second product, the RIPCORE-FX, was acquired by TRX and is now referred to as the TRX Rip Trainer. The Rip Trainer has grossed over $20 million in worldwide sales and continues to be a leading rotational training modality used by athletes such as Steph Curry, Phil Mickelson and Drew Brees. His latest product, a plate loaded Hip Thrust machine called the Glute Drive, was licensed to Nautilus and is currently their number one selling commercial strength product, selling over 2000 units in its first year.

 

Pete recently authored his first book, a fictional piece called CRUZ, published by Scriptor publishing. The book is an homage to athletic development, coaching, mentorship and the underdog in us all.




Connect with Pete:

-Website: PH1Performance.Com

-Twitter: @PeteHolman1

-Instagram: @PeteHolman1

 

SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Gone Rogue Snacks. Use the promo code ‘Spartan25’ to get 25% off.  

 

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

 

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: DEKAHOLMANPART1AUDIO_ONLY.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Need some motivation as we walk into 2021?  This is the episode for you. Fitness icon Clark Bartram and Joe De Sena share their favorite tactics for getting going and keeping going even when you don't feel like it.

Clark says "I'm gonna let the cat out of the bag, I'm a fitness guy, I've made a living off of being in fitness. I don't like to exercise. I don't, I don't get up every morning, go, yay, I get to go work. ...   but I enjoy the result from it. "



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




LINKS:

Clark Bartram https://clarkbartram.com/

Spartan Fit App https://www.spartan.com/pages/fit-app




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!



© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: 351_CLARK_BARTRAM_EPISODE_1_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:43pm EDT

 

“Physically, our bodies are so capable to do what our mind wants to do,” says Lisa Smith-Batchen, endurance athlete and guest on this week’s Endurance Series episode. 

 

SpartanUp Endurance Series host Johnny Waite talks with Lisa about her experiences racing the Badwater and the Badwater Quad. In this episode you’ll learn:

 

-The extreme environments that runners face during the Badwater Ultramarathon

-How to prepare for a race where you traverse multiple climates

-How Lisa stays ‘peaceful’ during a race

-Why it’s okay to not be competitive 

-The transformative experience for Lisa that allows her to stay ‘quiet and calm’ during a race

-Why she views the elements as obstacles

 

About Lisa: 

Lisa Smith-Batchen – Endurance Athlete & Personal Coach Stories about Lisa’s athletic achievements have appeared on the covers of The NY Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post and Winning Magazine. Additionally, she has appeared in Runner’s World, Sports Illustrated for Women, ESPN Magazine, Outside Magazine, Ultrarunning, Trail Runner, Running Times and numerous other national and international publications. Look for feature stories about Lisa’s 2,500 mile run through America in Runners’s World (Jan. 2011) Women’s Adventure (Nov. 2010) Ultra Runner Magazine (April 2011) Lisa is the first and only person to run 50 miles in all 50 states in the USA in 62 days as part of her Running Hope Through America fundraising project! Lisa was the first American female to win the Marathon des Sables, a 150 mile stage-race  through the Sahara desert. Additionally, she has twice won the Badwater Ultramarathon (135 miles through Death Valley). Lisa is the only person to run from Las Vegas, NV to the summit of Mt. Whitney, covering 306 miles and was the first female to complete the “Badwater Quad,” covering 584 miles! Television coverage on Lisa includes segments on ESPN, Discovery Channel, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, NBC’s Nightly News with Tom Brokaw and Good Morning America. In 2010 Lisa was featured on CNN and on newscasts in 47 states. She was a main character in a feature length film on the Badwater Ultramarathon, entitled Running Under the Sun. She has also appeared in two Outdoor Life Network specials on the Marathon des Sables. Lisa has done product testing for The North Face, an outdoor equipment and clothing company, and has appeared in their product catalogs and a national advertising campaign with Dean Karnazes. She is a past member of the Montrail/Patagonia and Smith/Pearl Izumi Ultrarunning Teams and has been also sponsored by Clif Bar, Petzl, Pharmanex, Smartwool, Sharkies, Nathan, Nuu-Muu, Nuun, Smith Optics, Body Glide, Engo, Hammer Nutrition, Kinesys, Salt Stick, Crescent Moon Snowshoes, Freelife, Damascus Bakeries, Nike, Crocs, Coco 5, Coco-Elite, Ceregumil, Styr Labs and Trail Toes. Click here for links to Lisa’s sponsors.

 

CONNECT WITH LISA

Twitter: @dreamchasrs

Instagram: @coachlisasmithbatchen

Website: DreamChaserEvents.Com

 

SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Athletic Brewing. Get free shipping on two six-packs by placing your order online at AthleticBrewing.Com.

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan



Direct download: EnduranceLisapart_1_Audio_Only.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

“The people who are advanced never don’t do the basics,” says Alex Hormozi, CEO of Gym Launch. Alex talks with SpartanUp DEKA series hosts Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp about how gym owners can thrive during the pandemic. In this episode you’ll learn: 

 

-How to increase client retention

-How to inspire change with a client by using pain, not gain

-The #1 principal for gym owners who want to achieve financial longevity

-How to differentiate your gym 

-How to change your clients’ internal dialogue

 

Connect with Alex:

-Gym Launch: @GymLaunch, GymLaunch.Com

-Instagram: @hormozi

-Get your free copy of Gym Launch Secrets

 

SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Athletic Brewing. Get free shipping on two six-packs by placing your order online at AthleticBrewing.Com.

 

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

 

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan

Direct download: DEKAHormoziAudio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Billionaire Mark Cuban joins Joe De Sena on Spartan Up today. The Shark tank star and owner of the Dallas Mavericks talks to Joe about how he would solve some pressing problems from fitness and childhood obesity to marketing Spartan races, to the idea of mandatory service.

How can we solve some of our trickiest problems? Joe asked Mark Cuban how he would handle 8 of the biggest problems our country faces if he were president... 9 if you count getting more of you off the couch and out on the course.

Wonder what it's really like to be a billionaire?  That's where the interview starts.  Next Joe De Sena, the founder of Spartan, asked Mark whether he'd consider running for president of the United States.

If Mark Cuban were president:

How would Mark Cuban handle COVID and get us back to racing and Mavericks games?

How would he handle the gaping political divide between Red & Blue, Left & Right in the US?

How would he solve the current health crisis and get people away from crap food and sugar?

What would Mark Cuban do about childhood obesity?

What does he think about some kind of mandatory service or right of passage in America?

What would he do to create Green Energy?

Does Mark Cuban support term limits?  

How would he improve our education system in the US?

Presidential aspirations aside, Joe also asked Mark how HE would market Spartan Races and help with the mission to get 100 million people off the couch and what he thought about investing in Tesla stock.

 

This episode is brought to you by Athletic Brewing. Visit https://athleticbrewing.com/  for free shipping on two six-packs or more 



LINKS:

Mark Cuban Companies https://markcubancompanies.com/

Shower Toga https://showertoga.com/

Alyssa’s Cookies https://alyssascookies.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!



© 2021 Spartan

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“We will go to the end of the Earth to make sure our team gets what they need,” says Bryan Medlin.  SpartanUp Combat Series host Ryan Warner talks with Medlin - one of the most respected greco-roman wrestling coaches in the country and current University of Illinois assistant coach - about how coaches can remove the ego. In this episode you’ll learn: 

 

-What 14+ trips to Russia taught Medlin about youth development

-Why coaching provides purpose to those who feel the calling

-How a house fire in 2017 changed his perspective on gratitude

-When you’re in a tough spot, how to focus on doing ‘one thing right’

-Leadership principles from the Marines

 

Connect with Bryan

-Twitter: @MedlinBryan

-Illini wrestling

 

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From the border of Afghanistan to the border of China, the Running the Roof the crew traversed the Bartang Valley on foot!  This journey took over 20+ months to plan, and is the epitome of delayed gratification. 

 

Spartan Up Endurance Series host Johnny Waite interviews Jody Bragger, Jodie Gauld and Gabriel Ghiglione, who together, ran across Tajikstan as part of a friendly bet.  The bet started in the dead of winter, where the crew picked a location on a map (blindfolded) and committed to running wherever their finger landed.  The end result was a cross-country adventure that was made into a documentary, Running the Roof.  In this episode you’ll learn: 

 

-How to break a massive task into micro-projects 

-What role visualization played in the Crew’s preparations

-Why it’s important to be a yes person

-How the Crew used game theory during the planning process

-How the film impacted the Crew’s lives

 

Learn more about Jodie, JB and Gabriel:

-RunningTheRoof.Com

-Watch the documentary: https://filmfest.banffcentre.ca/products/2020-21-world-tour-onyx-program 

-Connect on social: @jodieGauld; @intrepid_sole

-Connect with Midnight Runners on social (@midnightrunners)

 

SPONSOR

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan

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Joe De Sena and Nick Shaw review all the most popular diet types.  What should you really be eating?  How do you simplify your food choices? Nick is the Founder and CEO of Renaissance Periodization - a diet and fitness company founded on evidence-based practices, the author of "Fit for Success," and the host of the RP Strength podcast.

 

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



LINKS:

https://renaissanceperiodization.com/

https://renaissanceperiodization.com/fit-for-success-hardcover



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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!



© 2021 Spartan

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“I have a sticky-note on my wall that says ‘Ryan Atkins made you look stupid,” says Hunter McIntyre, who lost to Atkins at the inaugural Spartan Games.  

 

SpartanUp DEKA Series hosts Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp talk with Hunter about his Spartan Games performance. In this episode you’ll learn: 

 

-That fitness is the one outlet in modern society that provides a constant feedback loop

-Why Hunter’s purpose is to be the happiest person in the world

-Why Hunter feels it’s the ‘best’ way to determine the ‘fittest athlete’

-What happens when you don’t ‘own’ your wetsuit

-What obstacle gave him the most trouble

-His thought on competing against Ryan Atkins

-What’s next for the Sheriff

 

Connect with Hunter

-Twitter @huntthesheriff

-Instagram: @huntthesheriff

-Website: huntermcintyre.com

 

Connect with Jarod and Yancy

-Jarod’s Twitter and Instagram: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy’s Twitter and Instagram: @YancyCulp

 

SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by GoneRogue.  Use the promo code ‘Spartan25” to get 25% off. 



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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

 

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan

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It’s not about the idea, it’s about the people behind the idea who can make it happen. That’s the theme of today’s StartanUp Endurance Series episode, where host Johnny Waite interviews Jody Bragger, Jodie Gauld and Gabriel Ghiglione, who together, ran across Tajikstan as part of a friendly bet.  The bet started in the dead of winter, where the crew picked a location on a map (blindfolded) and committed to running wherever their finger landed.  The end result was a cross-country adventure that was made into a documentary, Running the Roof.  In this episode you’ll learn: 

 

-The importance of the team you surround yourself with 

-Commitment: how to pick a date, or in this case, a country, and commit to the adventure that lies ahead

-Why Tajikstan and what dangers did they encounter along the crew’s trip?

-The crew’s running plans for the next 2 years  

 

Learn more about Jodie, JB and Gabriel

-RunningTheRoof.Com

-Watch the documentary

-Connect on social: @jodieGauld; @intrepid_sole

 

SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by GoneRogue.  Use the promo code ‘Spartan25” to get 25% off. 

 

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan



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They were desperate enough to call in an airstrike on themselves. Think about that. WIth that came ultimate clarity. Retired Navy SEAL Thom Shea says war teaches you what's real. He served 23 years with distinguished valor before writing his bestselling book, "Unbreakable: A Navy Seal's Way of Life." Today he talks about his latest book, "Three Simple Things: Leading During Chaos."

The founder of Unbreakable Leadership's lessons are more valuable than ever today.  Thom shares battle-tested advice for leading through chaos with Spartan founder and CEO Joe De Sena based on the three primary skills you need to master - focus, ego/emotion, and failure.  He shares the 6-hour daily program that is the baseline of the successful leaders he trains.

 

LINKS:

Unbreakable Leadership https://www.unbreakableleadership.com/

“Three Simple Things: Leading During Chaos” https://www.unbreakableleadership.com/books




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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When a decade of training wrestling, blindfolded, saves your life.  That’s what Spartan CEO Joe De Sena and SpartanUp Combat Series host Ryan Warner talk about in today’s episode.  The guys also cover Joe’s passion for combat sports, why Spartan Nutrition and Joe’s background in chosen suffering.  In this episode you’ll learn…

 

  • How a dinner in NYC led Joe to fall in love with combat sports, specifically, wrestling
  • Joe’s journey from cleaning pools, to Cornell to Wall Street
  • Why Joe started racing ultra-distance races
  • A crazy week where Joe ran Badwater, the Vermont 100 and the Lake Placid Ironman
  • Spartan Nutrition and what you’ll get from each of the three tools: Hydration Tablets, Energy Capsules and the Spartan Tea
  • Why and when to take these supplements in 2021
  • How to cut weight (this is for our combat athletes and parents of combat athletes)

 

SPONSOR

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



© 2020 Spartan



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