Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind!

“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



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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.

 

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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



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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

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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

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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

 

 

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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

 

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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. 

 

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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“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



SPONSOR

 

This episode is brought to you by Gone Rogue. Use the 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: 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.

 

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



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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“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.  

 

SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Headspace. Go to headspace.com/Spartan for a free one-month trial.



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/



© 2021 Spartan

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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

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Headspace. Go to headspace.com/Spartan for a free one-month trial.



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/



© 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.

 

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.

 

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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“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

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