Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind!

As a parent, as a warrior, as a veteran, as a human - what’s the value of keeping a promise.  What’s the power of trust. What’s the power of commitment.  Today Scott Mann, one of the originators of “Task Force Pineapple” the volunteer movement of Veterans and others committed to keeping a promise to the men and women they worked with side by side in Afghanistan, joins Joe De Sena and retired Col. Tim Nye to talk about all this.

 

You can support task force pineapple at https://www.operationrecovery.org/

You can follow Scott Mann’s Podcast “Rooftop Leadership” at https://www.rooftopleadership.com/podcast/

You can purchase Joe De Sena’s Parenting book “10 Rules for Mental Toughness for Families”

 https://www.spartan.com/10Rules

 

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 https://www.exogen.com/us/SPARTAN/



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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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“...Weight loss is hard, you know? There’s so much information out there telling you how you should live your life, to lose weight. So many fad diets, it’s pretty hard to sift through. But I would say the most important thing, and running has also taught this to me, is you need to fuel your body for the life you live,” says Kyle White, running enthusiast who has lost 185 pounds over the pandemic and through a grueling Eastern Canada winter.

Filling in for Johnny Waite while he’s organizing Spartan races in Canada, guest Spartan Up Endurance series host Sarah Goldman talks with Kyle White about his amazing weight loss journey and how he has continued to push himself from being over 400 pounds to planning marathons. In this episode you’ll learn about…

- Learning to like the challenges in fitness
- Advantages of training in the winter
- How to stay motivated and inspired
- How losing weight leads to changes in other aspects of life
- Having the necessary attitude for endurance, understanding what your body needs, and how it reacts


Kyle White is an inspiration for anyone who is looking to lose weight or reconnect to their love for running.

You can follow him on Instagram: @kylewhite92


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CREDITS:
Producer: Lake Watters
Hosts: Sarah Goldman, Johnny Waite
Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

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“When you exercise, your brain is receiving signals from your body that really tell you who you are and what you’re capable of. So when we talk about exercise boosting confidence or being empowering, sometimes we think about it very abstractly, but I think about it very literally,” says Kelly McGonigal, PhD.
Kelly McGonigal is an award-winning Stanford lecturer, health psychologist, author, and public speaker. We continue our conversation, but this time about resilience relating to happiness and positivity. In this episode, you’ll learn:
• How feeling connected and having something to offer to your community builds compassion, happiness, and resilience
 
• Why working out in a group is shown to be the best for improving your mood
 
• Finding empowerment through exercise to figure out what you’re capable of and to build resilience
 
• Having pure intentions when coaching others
 
• No matter how bad your day is going, anyone taking the time to listen to you may be having it worse, so show up for them!
 
If you enjoyed our conversation, make sure to check out Kelly’s new book, The Joy of Movement
 
Connect with Kelly on social:
Instagram - @kellymariemcgonigal
Twitter - @kellymcgonigal
Website - kellymcgonigal.com
Books - kellymcgonigal.com/books
 
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 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 https://www.exogen.com/us/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: Lake Watters
Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp
Sr Producer: Marion Abrams
 
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Can you inoculate yourself from stress?  Paul Taylor, of the Mind-Body Brain Performance Institute, says you can. He calls himself a "PracAdemic," part practical part academic. He's a former British Armed Forces Aircrew Officer who is now a Neuroscientist, Exercise Physiologist & Nutritionist who is doing a Ph.D. in Psychology, focusing on resilience.  His training includes rigorous military combat survival and resistance to interrogation. 

 

In this episode, he and Joe discuss practical, proven techniques to build resilience and inoculate yourself from stress.

 

More About Paul Taylor

www.mindbodybrain.com.au

The MindBodyBrain Project podcast

 

Joe De Sena’s new book “10 Rules for Mental Toughness for Families”

 https://www.spartan.com/10Rules



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 https://www.exogen.com/us/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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“If you can recognize that you want to feel empowered, that you want greater vitality and health, that you want to be able to deal with stress better, that you want to find a community that you belong to. Things we know are part of what exercise gives us. If you get clear about that, that “Why?” It can help you find the willingness to go,” says Kelly McGonigal, PhD.

Dr. Kelly McGonigal is an award-winning Stanford lecturer, health psychologist, author, and public speaker. Health psychology may not be a field you’ve heard of before, and after hearing this conversation, you’ll be amazed and will want more people like Kelly in the fitness world. In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Tolerating discomfort to the point that you feel independent and the sensation of it

 

  • How uncomfortable situations tell us who we truly are

 

  • How to develop the willingness to overcome your challenges

 

  • Kelly’s own epiphany to be physical and be HAPPY

 

  • How to harness the energy from stress for healthier responses and better performance

 

If you enjoyed our conversation, make sure to check out Kelly’s new book, The Joy of Movement

 

Connect with Kelly on social:

Instagram - @kellymariemcgonigal

Twitter - @kellymcgonigal

Website - kellymcgonigal.com

Books - kellymcgonigal.com/books

 

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



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SUBSCRIBE:

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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

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CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

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Sports teams have been using data to select new team members for decades behind. Today  Mike Zani talks about how you can use personality based data to hire, manage and maybe even parent better.

MIKE ZANI is the CEO of The Predictive Index, a talent optimization platform designed to  help businesses create high-performing teams and culture and make more objective hiring decisions.  Zani is also an avid sailor and coached the 1996 US Olympic Team. His new book is called “The Science of Dream Teams.”

“The Science of Dream Teams.” https://dreamteams.io/

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Nutrafol. You can grow thicker, healthier hair without a prescriptionNutrafol is physician formulated to be ONE HUNDRED PERCENT drug-free. They use natural, medical-grade botanicals in consistently effective dosages so you get the most reliable results. Save fifteen dollars off your first month’s subscription by visiting https://nutrafol.com/  and using the code 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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“Listen, some people are whooped right now. Wag your tail, find what's good in your life. Find gratitude, what's going on. Write it down. Because the one thing, when I come home, good day or bad day, and there are days that are bad and I'm tired and everything else, or come home from a trip and it didn't go the way I wanted, or back's hurting or something like that. Guess what? I'm coming home to a waggin' tail,” says Todd Durkin, Motivational Speaker, Personal Trainer, Best Selling Author and Life Transformer.

Jarod and TD went a bit off topic during the Life Fueled by Fitness series and talked about some other essential practices we need to be utilizing everyday.  JC and Yancy also give us a great rundown on how Todd actually walks the talk.  This episode is about finding those things to be grateful for and to “wag your tail” no matter the circumstances.  In this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • Getting your energy flowing and getting juiced up

 

  • Following your dreams

 

  • The value of time

 

  • Being the hardest worker in the room

 

  • And last but not least, always wag your tail

 

If you enjoyed our conversation, make sure to check out Todd’s book, Get Your Mind Right

 

Connect with Todd on social:

Instagram - @ToddDurkin

Facebook - @TodddurkinFQ10

Twitter - @ToddDurkin

Website - www.todddurkin.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



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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

 

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“For me, for the younger guys, I don't care where you're from. If you're an Iowa guy, right, we 'don't like each other,' but as soon as you get on my team, you're on my team. Right? I want to take care of you. And so that's what's exciting for the young guys that want to come in and fight is that, you know, wrestlers are gonna look out for each other. It doesn't matter where you're from. All that's done, behind us. It'd be fun to see these guys, see more guys that don't want to be done competing, and also don't want to wrestle, come over and start climbing the ranks in the MMA world,” says Logan Storley, #4 Ranked Bellator Welterweight and 4X All American for University of Minnesota.

 

Spartan Up Combat Series host, Ryan Warner, talks with Logan Storley about taking the leap from wrestling into MMA. In this episode you’ll learn...



  • How Logan transitioned from wrestling to MMA

 

  • There's no need to burn out your kids on a single sport when they're young

 

  • If you want to make a career out of combat but don’t want to keep wrestling, switch to MMA

 

  • Don’t overlook any person or any move 

 

  • Wrestling programs and fan bases are expanding, we talk about some ways to get more people involved in the sport. Why aren’t there as many wrestling fans as MMA fans?



Logan “Storm” Storley is a top contender in the Welterweight division at Bellator, and he has a long history of wrestling and MMA going back to before he was in college.  He has trained with legends like Tony Ferguson, Robbie Lawler, Brock Lesnar, and many of the best from the University of Minnesota.  He is a fighter for Sanford MMA, coached by Greg Jones and Henri Hooft.



Connect with Logan on social…

 

-Twitter: @storleystorm

-Instagram: @logan_storley




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Retired Navy Seal John Macaskill was desperate when his doctor prescribed meditation.  The results were so powerful he now teaches it. Listen today to hear how to get started, how to use mindfulness to be a better parent, CEO, or athlete, and even how it can impact your diet and nutrition.

John Macaskill is a retired Navy SEAL Commander turned mindfulness and meditation teacher, podcast host and producer, keynote speaker, and grit and resilience coach. His goal in life is to help others live their most fulfilling lives. Jon is a father of three young children and he and his wife, also a Navy Veteran, live on a small farm in Colorado Springs. 

 

More about John at https://macaskillconsulting.com/

and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mindfulfrogman/

 

Joe De Sena’s new book “10 Rules for Mental Toughness for Families”

 https://www.spartan.com/10Rules



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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“How many times have we heard, 'Well, back in the day, I mean, I was just running and gunning. I can't do that anymore.' Listen, where you are right now, you're okay where you are right now. We're asking you to set-- just to say, ‘Listen, I'm going to start being selfish. I'm going to say I'm pausing. None of it matters,’” says Yancy Culp, co-host of the DEKA Series Podcast.

 

Spartan Up Podcast, DEKA Series hosts Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp keep the podcast to themselves today in an episode about being selfish with your time. In this episode you’ll learn about:

 

  • Finding time for yourself, no matter how busy you are
  • Taking care of yourself in order to take care of others, and how other people will benefit from your individual health and wellness
  • Exercise pushes you to maximize your performance, in every aspect, every day
  • Listing the things that make you feel good, and then creating a road map/schedule that you will complete regularly with no excuses



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



Also make sure to check out Joe De Sena’s new book “10 Rules for Mental Toughness for Families” https://www.spartan.com/10Rules



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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Olympian Kyle Dake is living his dream - it's been a long journey but today, August 4th 2021 he's competing on the Olympic stage. We're taking a look back at what brought him here. What made him the competitor he is today? Today we're replaying an interview from 2014 so you can see what drove this Olympian. It's a mix of positivity, focus and drive.


“I don’t think about losing. I think about winning every time I step on the mat. I imagine myself wrestling the greatest wrestler of all time and beating him every single day. That’s just how  I get myself better every single day,” says Kyle Dake, Team USA 74 kg wrestler and 4x NCAA Champion.
 
Today’s episode is a throwback to an interview that Joe did with Kyle in 2014. Kyle, at this time, was striving to be the greatest. It’s amazing to see how far he has come by living with these expectations and standards he holds for himself. Wednesday, August 4, 2021, is his Olympic debut.
 
In this episode, you’ll learn…
 
• The impact Kyle’s parents had on him, and his eventual decision to live by their values on his own
• Taking action to excel and committing to being the best
• No matter what your work or practice, find something to be happy about 
• “You can only lose when you quit.”
• Pushing through what you think are the hardest times so you can keep pushing the “wall” holding you back
 
Don’t forget to watch Kyle in the 2021 Olympic Games, and keep up with him on social media...
Instagram: kyledake444
Twitter: @kyledake444



Also make sure to check out Joe De Sena’s new book “10 Rules for Mental Toughness for Families” https://www.spartan.com/10Rules




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: Joe De Sena, Johnny Waite, joined by Sefra Alexandra and Colonel Nye
Sr Producer: Marion Abrams
 
© 2021 Spartan

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Save the fun for later, don’t be afraid to get in the ring, don’t fear discomfort - it’s all familiar advice but did you expect it from the founder of Click Funnels the sales funnel software giant?  It turns out that success in one arena shares traits with other arenas.  Russell Brunson tells Joe stories of his backyard training as a kid, where it led him, and how he’s returning to those roots today.

Over the past 19 years, Russell has built a following of over a million entrepreneurs, sold hundreds of thousands of copies of his books (making him a New York Times Bestselling Author), popularized the concept of sales funnels, and co-founded the software company called ClickFunnels that helps tens of thousands of entrepreneurs quickly get their message out to the marketplace. 

 

Check outRussell’s home gym https://youtu.be/3MhqQE5e6E8

Russell on IG https://www.instagram.com/russellbrunson/

 

Joe De Sena’s new book “10 Rules for Mental Toughness for Families” https://www.spartan.com/10Rules

 

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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