Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind!

When the US abruptly left Afghanistan a group of veterans took matters into their own hands to rescue their Afghan allies and partners.

 

"What does a promise mean to you? And how far would you go to honor it?"

 

Lt. Col. Scott Mann (ret) is a veteran and author of the New York Times bestseller “Operation Pineapple Express.” He is the founder of The Hero's Journey, a nonprofit that helps veterans and military family members connect to their story.

 

Scott talks with Joe De Sena (CEO & Founder of Spartan Race) about how the government abandoned the Afghan people and how this has led to what he calls “a great moral injury.”  He explains the challenges veterans and their Afghan Special Operator friends and partners are now facing.  



Scott talks about the young man, Nazam, who was passenger number one on the Pineapple Express. He was shot through the face on a patrol with US. Special Forces because he turned to warn the patrol that they were walking up on Taliban. 

 

Scott wanted the narrative of the book to be storytelling first and foremost, not a military book, not an intelligence analysis. He interviewed dozens and dozens of people, including some senior level people in the US. Military, intelligence professionals. 

 

LINKS:

Operation Pineapple Express https://amzn.to/3Ljpncy

More About Scott https://scottmann.com/

Spartan Up podcast https://podfollow.com/spartan

Spartan Up podcast on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/SpartanUpPodcast

Joe De Sena on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/realjoedesena/



SPONSORS:

Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Wild Health www.wildhealth.com Wondering which diet is right for you? What your optimal recovery routine is? How your sleep impacts performance? Wild Health will help you uncover all the answers to your health questions with a fully personalized, precision health plan, based on your DNA & bloodwork. Discover your truth - sign up at wildhealth.com with code SPARTAN10 for 10% off. 

 

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







CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: 431_Scott_Mann_AssemblyLEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Do you want to get optimal performance? You've probably been told to eat healthy and exercise, but if you're not seeing the results you want, then this episode is for you. In this episode you will learn:

1. How do we define 'processed food'?

2. What is the best diet for performance?

3. What are the different diets for different sports and activities?

Here's a breakdown of what is covered:

[00:02:20] - What should Joe De Sena feed his kids.

[00:13:03] - How do we define processed food.

[00:14:41] - Different diets for different sports.

[00:17:23] - Different diets for sport.

[00:22:55] - The perfect breakfast and lunch.

 

Mario Limaduran has his BA Culinary Nutrition and has worked in both the Michelin restaurant world and the sports nutrition field serving D1, NFL, MLB, NHL, MMA, amateur, and Olympic athletes. Today he works with Trifecta as the company's performance chef.

 

LINKS:

Mario on Instagram @chefmario._

Mario on TikTok chefmario_

Trifecta https://www.trifectanutrition.com/Spartan

Spartan Up podcast https://podfollow.com/spartan

Spartan Up podcast on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/SpartanUpPodcast

Joe De Sena on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/realjoedesena/



SPONSORS:

Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Wild Health www.wildhealth.com Wondering which diet is right for you? What your optimal recovery routine is? How your sleep impacts performance? Wild Health will help you uncover all the answers to your health questions with a fully personalized, precision health plan, based on your DNA & bloodwork. Discover your truth - sign up at wildhealth.com with code SPARTAN10 for 10% off. 

 

This episode of Power Up! is brought to you by Honey Stinger. Made with organic honey and delicious ingredients, use code SpartanAthlete30 at Honeystinger.com for 30% off to help you sweeten the burn.




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

 

Direct download: Mario_Limaduran_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:27am EDT

As an infant boat refugee he nearly died of dysentery, Kien Vuu arrived in the U.S. with his parents with no money. Overcoming poverty and racism, he became a “successful” physician. Vuu's new book "Thrive State" is a blueprint for optimal health, longevity and peak performance.

 

He speaks with Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, about the 7 things you can do to influence the expression of your DNA and increase longevity.  They also talk about resilience, that national crisis in health, and Kien's immigration story.

 

LINKS:

Kien’s book “Thrive State”

Kien Vuu MD on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/doctorvmd/

Spartan Up podcast https://podfollow.com/spartan

Spartan Up podcast on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/SpartanUpPodcast

Joe De Sena on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/realjoedesena/

 

SPONSORS:

Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Wild Health www.wildhealth.com Wondering which diet is right for you? What your optimal recovery routine is? How your sleep impacts performance? Wild Health will help you uncover all the answers to your health questions with a fully personalized, precision health plan, based on your DNA & bloodwork. Discover your truth - sign up at wildhealth.com with code SPARTAN10 for 10% off. 

 

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by 5.11, the Official Plate Carrier sponsor of the 2022 U.S. Spartan Events. Check out their website at 511tactical.com/spartan

 

Race, recharge, recover. The #1 workout-recovery blend in America is now available with 200mg of clean caffeine. FITAID Energy is naturally sweetened with only 15 calories, no sucralose, no aspartame, and no compromises. This NATURALLY sweetened clean energy + sports recovery blend is now available in 4 electric flavors. Visit lifeaidbevco.com and save 20% when you sign up for a subscription today. Use code SPARTANENERGY at checkout for 20% off.

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: 429_Kien_Vuu_Interview_AssemblyLEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:12am EDT

Colin O’brady is a 10-time world record breaking explorer. He was the first person to cross Antarctica solo, unsupported and fully-human powered, and has rowed a boat across the treacherous Drake Passage. He’s found a way that ANY person can change their life in just 12 hours.  He and Joe de Sena , founder and CEO of Spartan, talk about it on this episode of the Spartan Up podcast.

 

LINKS:
More about the 12 hour walk ​​https://12hourwalk.com/

More about Colin https://www.colinobrady.com/




SPONSORS:

Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Wild Health www.wildhealth.com Wondering which diet is right for you? What your optimal recovery routine is? How your sleep impacts performance? Wild Health will help you uncover all the answers to your health questions with a fully personalized, precision health plan, based on your DNA & bloodwork. Discover your truth - sign up at wildhealth.com with code SPARTAN10 for 10% off. 

 

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Trifecta. Unbox your best self with the food, coaching, and community support you need to reach your goals. Trifecta delivers delicious, macro-balanced meals directly to your door. Let Trifecta handle meal prep and take 40% off your first order using code SPARTAN at checkout. 

 

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Visit spiderbracket to place an order and get connected from anywhere!

https://www.spiderbracket.com/?utm_source=SpartanUp&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=August








CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

 

Direct download: Colin_Obrady_Interview_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:48am EDT

Big things take time. That's Alex Hormozi's number one business tip. Little did he know that was 100% in alignment with Joe De Sena's philosophy. 

By the age of 32, Alex Hormozi and his wife Leila’s portfolio of companies surpassed $85M in annual revenue spanning, Joe De Sena (founder & CEO of Spartan) invited him on Spartan Up podcast to learn more.

Listen to hear how this growth & monetization expert thinks about business, fitness and longevity.



LINKS:

Hormozi on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hormozi/

Acquisition.com

 

SPONSORS:

Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Wild Health www.wildhealth.com Wondering which diet is right for you? What your optimal recovery routine is? How your sleep impacts performance? Wild Health will help you uncover all the answers to your health questions with a fully personalized, precision health plan, based on your DNA & bloodwork. Discover your truth - sign up at wildhealth.com with code SPARTAN10 for 10% off. 

 

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by 5.11, the Official Plate Carrier sponsor of the 2022 U.S. Spartan Events. Check out their website at 511tactical.com/spartan

 

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/

 




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan



Direct download: 427_HORMOZI_Assembly_LEV1_FIN_AUPH.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:02am EDT

Anxiety is pervasive, but not all anxiety is bad.  That's what Tracy Dennis-Tiwary, Ph.D. has determined after 20 years of research. 

Anxiety is not an illness to be avoided. Anxiety is an emotion that can serve us. That's why all the medications and self help books continue to fail us. (quick note - anxiety disorders are real, but anxiety is not the same thing as an anxiety disorder.)

 

LINKS:

READ Future Tense: Why Anxiety Is Good for You (Even Though It Feels Bad) https://www.drtracyphd.com/future-tense

More about Tracy Dennis-Tiwary, Ph.D. https://www.drtracyphd.com/

 

SPONSORS:

Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Wild Health www.wildhealth.com Wondering which diet is right for you? What your optimal recovery routine is? How your sleep impacts performance? Wild Health will help you uncover all the answers to your health questions with a fully personalized, precision health plan, based on your DNA & bloodwork. Discover your truth - sign up at wildhealth.com with code SPARTAN10 for 10% off. 

 

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by 5.11, the Official Plate Carrier sponsor of the 2022 U.S. Spartan Events. Check out their website at 511tactical.com/spartan

 

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Trifecta. Unbox your best self with the food, coaching, and community support you need to reach your goals. Trifecta delivers delicious, macro-balanced meals directly to your door. Let Trifecta handle meal prep and take 40% off your first order using code SPARTAN at checkout. 




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Tracy_A_Dennis-Tiwary_audioLEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Craig James is a friend of Joe De Sena (founder and CEO of Spartan Race), and they are talking about what almost everyones talking about - remote work vs in person work.  You probably know Joe's take, but what do the studies say? What do professionals in the business of work spaces say?

 

Craig is the founder of DWELLoptimal. The idea is that extended stay business travelers need to be productive while on the road. Craig spent 20 years on Wall Street and 8 years in Hong Kong.

 

He and Joe will talk about the pros and cons of remote vs in person work from both the worker and the employer side, AND why no matter where you work you need to make time for burpees.



LINKS

Craig’s Dwelloptimal https://www.dwelloptimal.com/#/

READ: the effects of exercise on the brain https://www.spartan.com/blogs/unbreakable-focus/effects-of-exercise-on-the-brain



Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Wild Health www.wildhealth.com Wondering which diet is right for you? What your optimal recovery routine is? How your sleep impacts performance? Wild Health will help you uncover all the answers to your health questions with a fully personalized, precision health plan, based on your DNA & bloodwork. Discover your truth - sign up at wildhealth.com with code SPARTAN10 for 10% off. 

 

Race, recharge, recover. The #1 workout-recovery blend in America is now available with 200mg of clean caffeine. FITAID Energy is naturally sweetened with only 15 calories, no sucralose, no aspartame, and no compromises. This NATURALLY sweetened clean energy + sports recovery blend is now available in 4 electric flavors. Visit lifeaidbevco.com and save 20% when you sign up for a subscription today. Use code SPARTANENERGY at checkout for 20% off.



CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

 

Direct download: Craig_james_Edit.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:33am EDT

Is it worth it to build your own business? Joe De Sena, CEO and Founder of Spartan Race, asks Brian Scudamore, CEO & Founder of 1-800-GOT-JUNK.  Then they talk about Scudamore's new book "BYOB - Build Your Own Business."

LINKS:

BYOB Build Your Own Business, Be Your Own Boss https://amzn.to/3axWISr

 

Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Wild Health www.wildhealth.com Wondering which diet is right for you? What is your optimal recovery routine? How does your sleep impact performance? Wild Health will help you uncover all the answers to your health questions with a fully personalized, precision health plan, based on your DNA & bloodwork. Discover your truth - sign up at wildhealth.com with code SPARTAN10 for 10% off. 

 

AND by Athletic Brewing Company. Athletic Brewing Company’s innovative process allows them to brew great-tasting craft beer without the alcohol. Place an order today at athleticbrewing.com and get free shipping on two six packs or more. New customers can also get 10% off their entire order with code SPARTAN10. Limit one per customer.

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

 

Direct download: 424_Scudamore_EDIT_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Mindset matters.  Actions matter. Tactics matter. The power of "one more" is as effective as it is simple. In this conversations withJoe De Sena, Spartan Race founder and CEO, Ed Mylett explains the origins of his ideas that combine thoughts and actions to unlock massive change. How his father tried one more time to get sober, how he took one more breath, how he wished he could have one more day with him and how today Ed Myeltt has built an identity around always doing one more of the things that matter - one more rep at the gym, one more "I love you" to his family, one more edit of the book.

 

LINKS:

Ed Mylett's http://www.maxoutlive.com/

The Book "The Power of One More: The Ultimate Guide to Happiness and Success" https://amzn.to/3m36IWA

The Race https://www.spartan.com/



Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Wild Health www.wildhealth.com Wondering which diet is right for you? What is your optimal recovery routine? How does your sleep impact performance? Wild Health will help you uncover all the answers to your health questions with a fully personalized, precision health plan, based on your DNA & bloodwork. Discover your truth - sign up at wildhealth.com with code SPARTAN10 for 10% off. 




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: ED_Mylett_Assembly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:23am EDT

To be successful Austin Speck, CEO of Titan Brands, uses a formula that balances 4 areas - Intellect Quotient, Physical Quotient, Emotional Quotient and Spiritual Quotient.

 

He and Joe De Sena, Spartan founder and CEO, talk about how they manage each in their personal and business lives.

 

LINKS:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/austinspeck

https://www.titan.fitness/



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/



Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Wild Health www.wildhealth.com Wondering which diet is right for you? What your optimal recovery routine is? How your sleep impacts performance? Wild Health will help you uncover all the answers to your health questions with a fully personalized, precision health plan, based on your DNA & bloodwork. Discover your truth - sign up at wildhealth.com with code SPARTAN10 for 10% off. 




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Austin_EDIT_Assembly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:41am EDT

Gilbert has endured great suffering in his life, but his message is of joy! Burundian long-distance runner, author, and motivational speaker is a survivor of the massacres during the Burundian Civil War of the early 1990s. Members of the Hutu tribe invaded Tuhabonye's high school and captured more than 100 Tutsi children and teachers killing most with machetes; the rest were burned alive. Tuhabonye managed to escape and he published his account in "This Voice in My Heart: A Genocide Survivor's Story of Escape, Faith, and Forgiveness"

 

LINKS:

https://www.gazellefoundation.org/

https://www.gilbertsgazelles.com/

More about Gilbert https://gilberttuhabonye.com/

 

GILBERT’S BOOK

This Voice in My Heart: A Genocide Survivor's Story of Escape, Faith, and Forgiveness"

 https://amzn.to/3MjhfZ4

 

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by 5.11, the Official Plate Carrier sponsor of the 2022 U.S. Spartan Events. Check out their website at 511tactical.com/spartan



Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Wild Health www.wildhealth.com Wondering which diet is right for you? What your optimal recovery routine is? How your sleep impacts performance? Wild Health will help you uncover all the answers to your health questions with a fully personalized, precision health plan, based on your DNA & bloodwork. Discover your truth - sign up at wildhealth.com with code SPARTAN10 for 10% off. 




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: GILBERT_ASSEMBLY_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36am EDT

Have you ever run an ultramarathon? If you want to, you can do it. Travis Macy, his dad, Mark, Mimi Anderson, and Bart Yasso are going to make you want to go for a run today and forget about the distance.


Mimi Anderson says, “I had that moment in my heart. You know, where somebody suggests something, and I thought, 'Well, why can't I do that?' It was so out of the ordinary.”


Bart Yasso, “People ask me about motivation and I always said, I had the motivation. I had to, like, hold myself back that I didn't go out and run 40 miles every day. I was… I just loved it.


In this episode, you’ll learn:

Obstacles are all good mental training
Focusing on the process rather than the outcome
Setting goals that you want to beat and working to beat them
Running for the love of it, not just for sport

If you want to watch the full episodes:


What is the Ultra Mindset? Travis Macy tells Joe De Sena

https://youtu.be/https://youtu.be/FepoSo4XL0I


The Female Ultra Runner with 3 World Records You Haven't Heard About ep. 015 

https://youtu.be/DCUZiWwmZII


Meet Runners World's Chief Running Officer Bart Yasso ep.077 

https://youtu.be/cpKSXB9dSoM

 

SPONSOR


Become the best version of yourself in just 3-minutes a day with Heroic—the new social training platform built to help you be more energized, productive, and connected, TODAY! Join the movement at www.heroic.us, and use the code SPARTAN20 to save 20% off your membership.

 

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, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Ultra_Classic_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

Joe Gray says, “What are the elite athletes doing? If you're looking to set elite goals for yourself, I don't care if you're a five hour marathoner and you want to run a 4:30, you're trying to do something that you've never done before. You have performance on mind. One thing you'll always notice is you're not going to see a lot of low carb athletes in endurance sports at the top of the sport.”


Today, Yancy and Joseph Gray talk about how you can reach elite goals and live life and train like an elite athlete. Today, you’ll learn about:

- Finding what’s best for you instead of just what works for others
- Training at 38 vs 28 years old
- Importance of being selfless

Joseph Gray is one of the most accomplished professional trail and mountain runners on the planet. He is a 9-Time World CHAMPION, 31-time USA National team member and 2016 & 2019 World Mountain Running Champion, the American record holder at the Mount Washington Road Race, 2012 XTERRA Trail Run World Championships co-winner, and he is a 16-Time USA National Champion. 


Follow Joe:

Facebook - facebook.com/journeyofjoegeezi

Twitter - @joegeezi

Instagram - @joegeezi

 

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

Become the best version of yourself in just 3-minutes a day with Heroic—the new social training platform built to help you be more energized, productive, and connected, TODAY! Join the movement at www.heroic.us, and use the code SPARTAN20 to save 20% off your membership.

 

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


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Joe_Gray_Pt_2_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

The behavioral and social science tells us community is the great unlock! Gina Bianchini is a groundbreaker in the work of entrepreneurship and community first with Ning and today as founder and CEO of Mighty Networks. Hear how you can use community to unlock your potential, how this is a golden age for sharing ideas,  what she thinks of Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter and much more!

 

LINKS:

Mighty Networks:

https://community.mightynetworks.com/ 

https://www.mightynetworks.com/ 

https://www.mightynetworks.com/migration

10 Rules for Resilience, Mental Toughness for Families https://amzn.to/3FbqwQ0

 

Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Wild Health www.wildhealth.com Wondering which diet is right for you? What your optimal recovery routine is? How your sleep impacts performance? Wild Health will help you uncover all the answers to your health questions with a fully personalized, precision health plan, based on your DNA & bloodwork. Discover your truth - sign up at wildhealth.com with code SPARTAN10 for 10% off. 

 

Become the best version of yourself in just 3-minutes a day with Heroic—the new social training platform built to help you be more energized, productive, and connected, TODAY! Join the movement at www.heroic.us, and use the code SPARTAN20 to save 20% off your membership.

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: 420_GINA_Assembly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Aaron Hinde, Laura Gassner Otting, and Ryan Holiday have advice and experiences that will help you get where you truly want to be.


Laura Gassner Otting, author of “Limitless,” says, “I had the great fortune of having this business coach who was curious about what I was doing and wanted to help me. And I went to have breakfast with him, and I brought him all this great stuff. I brought him like my P&L sheets and my marketing material and all my to do lists and all this, and I thought I was gonna get all the gold stars. And he didn't look at any of it, and he basically was like, ‘What kind of life do you want?’ And I was like, What are you talking about? And he's like, ‘What kind of life do you want? And is the work you're doing right now helping you build that?’”


In this episode, you’ll learn:

- The relationship between Alignment, Trajectory, and Momentum
- How to evaluate if you’re on the right trajectory, and controlling it yourself
- Setting your trajectory for the day to help the trajectory of your life

If you want to watch the full episodes:


LIFEAID Founder Aaron Hinde and his Bottomless ATM

https://youtu.be/_L790EQ_u2A


Define Your Own Path with Laura Gassner Otting & Joe De Sena

https://youtu.be/D8ES8-zrfvQ


Real Life Lessons from Ancient Greeks / Ryan Holiday & Joe De Sena

https://youtu.be/Xj6kBZgIsjk


SPONSOR


This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Athletic Brewing Company. Athletic Brewing Company’s innovative process allows them to brew great-tasting craft beer without the alcohol. Place an order today at athleticbrewing.com and get free shipping on two six packs or more. New customers can also get 10% off their entire order with code SPARTAN10. Limit one per customer.

 

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, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Trajectory_Classic_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Yancy: There may come a day when I can't run anymore, but I can still do it right now. So I do it. I run just about everywhere I go. 

Joe Gray: But ultimately too, I need to stay in shape because I want to beat my son for a few more years. He's slowly catching up.


Today, Yancy and Joseph Gray talk about finding the spark to run, having an activity to do until you physically can’t anymore after a long life, and using it to better your life and for those around you. Today, you’ll learn about:

How to push yourself in a way that brings you gratification like nothing else 
Getting lost in the magical feeling of the trail
One day there will be a day you can’t run anymore, enjoy physical things while you can

Joseph Gray is one of the most accomplished professional trail and mountain runners on the planet. He is a 9-Time World CHAMPION, 31-time USA National team member and 2016 & 2019 World Mountain Running Champion, the American record holder at the Mount Washington Road Race, 2012 XTERRA Trail Run World Championships co-winner, and he is a 16-Time USA National Champion. 


Follow Joe:

Facebook - facebook.com/journeyofjoegeezi

Twitter - @joegeezi

Instagram - @joegeezi

 

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 Athletic Brewing Company. Athletic Brewing Company’s innovative process allows them to brew great-tasting craft beer without the alcohol. Place an order today at athleticbrewing.com and get free shipping on two six packs or more. New customers can also get 10% off their entire order with code SPARTAN10. Limit one per customer.

 

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


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Joee_Gray_Pt_1_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Your brain evolved to prevent you from moving, to conserve energy, because there was a time when humans needed  a lot of energy to hunt and to gather food. We don't have to do that now, but the brain is still set up to conserve energy. But if you can overcome that resistance and MOVE you unlock the most powerful medicine in mental health.  This episode explains how exercise can improve focus, memory, depression, anxiety and sleep.  How much exercise you need to do.  And some simple recommendations to encourage the release of the chemicals your brain wants more of.

 

Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan is joined by Jennifer Heisz, PhD author “Move the Body, Heal the Mind” is an expert in brain health, associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University and directs the NeuroFit Lab.  Dr. Heisz's research examines the effects of physical activity on brain function to promote mental health and cognition.

 

LINKS:

More about Dr. Jennifer Heisz https://www.jenniferheisz.com/

Move the Body Heal the Mind https://amzn.to/3y9IYaz

10 Rules for Resilience, Mental Toughness for Families https://amzn.to/3FbqwQ0

 

Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Wild Health www.wildhealth.com Wondering which diet is right for you? What your optimal recovery routine is? How your sleep impacts performance? Wild Health will help you uncover all the answers to your health questions with a fully personalized, precision health plan, based on your DNA & bloodwork. Discover your truth - sign up at wildhealth.com with code SPARTAN10 for 10% off. 

 

AND by Athletic Brewing Company. Athletic Brewing Company’s innovative process allows them to brew great-tasting craft beer without the alcohol. Place an order today at athleticbrewing.com and get free shipping on two six packs or more. New customers can also get 10% off their entire order with code SPARTAN10. Limit one per customer.

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: 419_DR_Heisz_Assembly_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:03am EDT

Marla Sweeney, Heather Gollnick, Jimmy Binns are going to let you know how they keep doing what they do as they get older, and with their advice, you’ll be able to keep competing and having fun actively until your 80s, 90s, maybe even into your 100s. We had the help of Amelia Boone interviewing Marla, and Kevin Gillotti interviewing Heather.


Joe: Because they didn't want a 72 or 73 year old?

Jimmy Binns: I think a part of it was that they didn't want people thinking that anybody can walk in there and just go through the police academy.

Joe: But you would train.

Jimmy: Yeah, but I mean, it's a very vigorous and rigorous program. You know, ain't nobody walking in there and completing it, trust me, unless you really are motivated.


In this episode, you’ll learn:

- How to run Spartan Races in your 70s
- With competitive age comes wisdom IF you listen to your body
- How Jimmy was able to complete the Police Academy at the age of 73

If you want to watch the full episodes:


You're Never too old to Run - Marla Sweeney and Amelia Boone ep 185 - https://youtu.be/RY5bcqyHppQ


Staying Fit as You Age with Heather Gollnick // Spartan ATHLETE 001 - https://youtu.be/3o45DV6GXTU


74 Year Old Motorcycle Cop Jimmy Binns is Never too Old for a Challenge ep.031 - https://youtu.be/SEyf8H8vVcc


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 https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

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


CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Are_You_Too_Old_CLASSIC_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Hans Florine says, “That's what climbing is, is doing something that you couldn't previously do, whether it was last week or seconds ago. And so there's immediate reward in climbing for, 'Hey there's a problem in front of you, and it's just a problem.' And that's what life is. And we do something, change our body position, get another tool, and we move forward and we get past it.”


Today, Yancy and Jarod talk with Hans about reaching for goals you can’t accomplish yet, and how having fun means you're at your best. Today, you’ll learn about:

The people having the most fun are the best climbers
Go out and find things to do and challenge yourself, because you can
Finding something you can’t do, but want to do, and working and learning until you accomplish it

Hans Florine is a speed climber, professional speaker, author and thought leader in speed and efficiency. Hans has repeatedly set and broken one of the most coveted speed records in the world: The Nose of El Capitan, a 2,900-foot monolith in Yosemite Valley.


Connect with Hans and buy his book, On the Nose:

On the Nose (Hardcover and Audiobook) -hansflorine.com/?page_id=252

Website - hansflorine.com/

Do Hard Things Challenge - dhtchallenge.com/

Facebook - facebook.com/HansFlorineclimbs

Twitter - twitter.com/hansflorine

Instagram - instagram.com/hansflorine

YouTube - youtube.com/channel/UChfOZX5LDSuhZDJA4xa08Og/feed

Stay at Hans’ homes -hansbasecamp.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 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


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: DEKA_Hans_Florine_PT_2_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Feel a lack of motivation?  Find a problem that needs to be solved. Ryan joins Spartan Race founder and CEO Joe De Sena to talk about it. He enlisted in the Navy after watching the Twin Towers fall on 9/11, and Parrott served eight years as a U.S. Navy SEAL completing three combat tours to Iraq before being assigned to Advanced Training Command as an Instructor.  

 

He saw the need for better burn care, he started Sons of the Flag. Today he sees a need for better physical education and he's starting the The Human Performance Project to dissect and share essentials of human physiology.

 

The Tough Bible - the best information from Spartan Up all in one place

Spartan.com/toughbible 

Be ready for ANYTHING - download the free book  https://www.spartan.com/readyforanything

 

Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Wild Health www.wildhealth.com Wondering which diet is right for you? What your optimal recovery routine is? How your sleep impacts performance? Wild Health will help you uncover all the answers to your health questions with a fully personalized, precision health plan, based on your DNA & bloodwork. Discover your truth - sign up at wildhealth.com with code SPARTAN10 for 10% off. 

 

Race, recharge, recover. The #1 workout-recovery blend in America is now available with 200mg of clean caffeine. FITAID Energy is naturally sweetened with only 15 calories, no sucralose, no aspartame, and no compromises. This NATURALLY sweetened clean energy + sports recovery blend is now available in 4 electric flavors. Visit lifeaidbevco.com and save 20% when you sign up for a subscription today. Use code SPARTANENERGY at checkout for 20% off.



CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: 418_RYAN_Birdman_PARROTT_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Meb Keflezighi, Jeffrey Zeizel, and Kathrine Switzer each have experiences at the Boston Marathon that would seem unthinkable if they didn’t happen.


Meb Keflezighi, the first American to win the boston Marathon after the tragic bombing, says, “In a marathon, you don’t break early. You know, you try to hold on, but sometimes you have to listen to your instincts and go for it. And I went for it. I was the fifteenth, or so, fastest guy in the race, but you know, you’ve got to do it that day, and I was so proud to be able to pull the victory for the United States.”


In this episode, you’ll learn:

- How Meb’s family embodying the American dream led to his glorious victory
- Jeffrey’s experience being in the Marathon when the bomb went off and how he managed his situation
- The lead up, the incident, and the after effects of Kathrine Switzer’s historical run where she was attacked by an official

If you want to watch the full episodes:


Meb Keflezighi tells Spartan why he wins Marathons - https://youtu.be/SDUU865MV4s


Clinical Social Worker Shares Techniques to Overcome Any Obstacle ep.068 - https://youtu.be/1Jo1oEHVttY


Kathrine Switzer Changed Marathons Forever, with host Joe De Sena - https://youtu.be/p7cjri0IX80

 

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 https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

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


CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Marathon_Classic_Audio_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Hans Florine talking about when he broke his legs 4 years ago, “I was out of view when I fell and broke my leg. He came around the corner and I was talking on the phone. And he's like, "What the F are you doing talking on the phone?" And I'm like, I'm talking to the Rangers. Why are you talking Rangers? We need a rescue. I've broken both of my legs, and he's just like, you you know, couldn't you, like, cry or scream or do something first before you just get to business of fixing it... I think he's one of the people who just said, like, I just started doing what I could do.”


Today, Yancy and Jarod talk with Hans about finding peace with yourself through adventure. In this episode, you’ll learn about:

- Don’t live life from the sideline
- Get as much as you can out of what you love doing
- How joy and proper safety outweigh fear
- The bonds and trust you gain taking things on with others
- Staying happy and doing what you can do

Hans Florine is a speed climber, professional speaker, author and thought leader in speed and efficiency. Hans has repeatedly set and broken one of the most coveted speed records in the world: The Nose of El Capitan, a 2,900-foot monolith in Yosemite Valley.


Connect with Hans and buy his book, On the Nose:

On the Nose (Hardcover and Audiobook) -hansflorine.com/?page_id=252

Website - hansflorine.com/

Do Hard Things Challenge - dhtchallenge.com/

Facebook - facebook.com/HansFlorineclimbs

Twitter - twitter.com/hansflorine

Instagram - instagram.com/hansflorine

YouTube - youtube.com/channel/UChfOZX5LDSuhZDJA4xa08Og/feed

Stay at Hans’ homes -hansbasecamp.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 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


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: DEKA_Hans_Florine_PT_1_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Today’s kids are smarter and stronger than our culture gives them credit for. Kids need independence to learn the skills they’ll need as adults.  

After her column "Why I Let My 9 Year Old Ride the Subway Alone" created a media firestorm, Lenore Skenazy founded the book, blog and movement, “Free-Range Kids.” Today she is president of Let Grow, the nonprofit making it easy, normal and legal to give kids back some independence. 

 

Learn More About Let Grow:

https://letgrow.org/

 

“Free-Range Kids” https://amzn.to/3JWEd68

 

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

https://amzn.to/3JrN6oz

 

The Tough Bible - the best information from Spartan Up all in one place

Spartan.com/toughbible 

 

Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Wild Health www.wildhealth.com Wondering which diet is right for you? What your optimal recovery routine is? How your sleep impacts performance? Wild Health will help you uncover all the answers to your health questions with a fully personalized, precision health plan, based on your DNA & bloodwork. Discover your truth - sign up at wildhealth.com with code SPARTAN10 for 10% off. 

 

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/




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

 

© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: 417_SKENAZY_Assembly1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13am EDT

Earl Granville, Noah Currier, and Jonathan Lopez of Oscar Mike and Operation Enduring Warrior (OEW), author Alex Banayan, and Bai founder Ben Weiss are today’s experts for us to overcome all the different obstacles life throws at us..


Ben Weiss: You've got to be willing to take the path. For me, there's no shortcut. At the end of the day, you can't fail by working hard, you know, because your failures are still if you if they're rooted in hard work, somehow you lean on them, and then–

Joe De Sena: You find a way out.

Ben: Yeah, you’ll find success because there’s…

Joe: You might find a door on the wall.

Ben: Yes!

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

- Find the grit, and the right people, to help you overcome obstacles
- Practice and prepare for adversity
- Finding “the third door” that no one knows about to get where you want
- Going up against the tide in an already dominated industry, growing and navigating the infrastructure to stay relevant

If you want to watch the full episodes:


Three wounded Veterans want you to be unstoppable - Spartan Up Interview - https://youtu.be/tS2tukmRKMY


There is always a way in through the third door | Alex Banayan - https://youtu.be/WUGED4UAHtg


152. Ben Weiss | Why should you unbelieve? - https://youtu.be/bo41sGjW-_w

 

SPONSOR


This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by DUROLANE, a single injection that may provide up to six months 1 of relief from osteoarthritis knee pain. Risks can include general knee pain and pain at the injection site. 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: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Tactics_to_Overcome_All_Obstacles_CLASSIC_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Brice Johnson, Project Manager and Site Foreman at The Jericho Project, says, “Our form of spirituality is when you're doing so good, the next man is going to come up to you and ask you how you're doing that. No matter if it's cooking, in the gym at work, doing your homework, even folding your bed or doing your laundry. When the next man comes up and asks you, how are you doing that? That's our form of spirituality here.”


Brice has been through a lot to get where he’s at today, and he’s made it his mission to help others like himself be the version of their self that they strive to be.


Today, Yancy and Jarod talk with Brice about really wanting to be better and how you can focus on yourself. In this episode, you’ll learn:

- You have to be dedicated to get better yourself, commit to yourself
- Find the right support system
- Be accountable and don't let negativity spread
- Don’t let the people around you quit on themselves


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 DUROLANE, a single injection that may provide up to six months 1 of relief from osteoarthritis knee pain. Risks can include general knee pain and pain at the injection site. 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: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Brice_Johnson_DEKA_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am EDT

Chuck Etchison founded the Jericho project after 20 years of heroin addiction and incarceration. Spartan Up host Johnny Waite was at our trail race, the Golden Gate classic in San Francisco, back in November. There was a group of guys, about 30 of them, all there to volunteer. He said these were interesting guys, these are hard guys, you could tell that they'd spent some time in trouble. But Johnny said he'd never seen such friendly, helpful, engaging, enthusiastic people. 30 of them did the work of 300. One of them told him about the Jericho project, that these are all guys who've been in prison, all guys who'd had addiction issues, all guys were on a track to spend the rest of their life doing that. But they all ended up in Chuck's program called the Jericho project.    www.jerichoprojectca.org

 

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

https://amzn.to/3JrN6oz

 

The Tough Bible - the best information from Spartan Up all in one place

Spartan.com/toughbible 

 

Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Wild Health www.wildhealth.com Wondering which diet is right for you? What your optimal recovery routine is? How your sleep impacts performance? Wild Health will help you uncover all the answers to your health questions with a fully personalized, precision health plan, based on your DNA & bloodwork. Discover your truth - sign up at wildhealth.com with code SPARTAN10 for 10% off. 

 

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




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

 

© 2022 Spartan

 

Direct download: 416_JERICHO_Assembly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Frank Ferrante, Jeff Gomez, and JR Martinez have all had their own experiences rewriting their stories, and what they say will help you rewrite yours.


JR Martinez says, “I think that's what drives me to this day, is I want to be that old man on the rocking chair and I'm on the front porch one day, and not asking "What if? What if? what if?" I want to be the guy that said, "I tried it. I didn't probably complete it, but at least I gave it a shot," you know? And that's what matters more than anything. You have to ask yourself, the question is, whatever you're unhappy about, is this what you want your life to become?”


In this episode, you’ll learn:

- Find where you belong. Life is not linear
- Don’t let your past dictate who you’re going to be
- Acknowledge what is holding you back in life and confront it instead of ignoring it
- First 2 chapters of your life are written for you, you get to write the rest

If you want to watch the full episodes:


Frank Ferrante, Overcoming addiction and obesity | Spartan Up - https://youtu.be/ShLTsl9KSRo


160: Jeff Gomez | Rewrite Your Story - https://youtu.be/UYCupGKzwr4


JR Martinez Look Beyond the Scars and Overcome Any Adversity - https://youtu.be/86IIt1jUfco

 

SPONSOR


This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by DUROLANE, a single injection that may provide up to six months 1 of relief from osteoarthritis knee pain. Risks can include general knee pain and pain at the injection site. 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: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Rewrite_your_Story_CLASSIC_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

JJ Birden: “Getting better, waiting for my opportunity. And when you get the opportunity, you don't open the door, YOU RIP THE DOOR OFF THE HINGES, and you make that opportunity stay. You own that baby. And that's what I did.” 

Yancy: “That's another mic drop!”


Today Yancy and Jarod go over 3 legendary mic drop moments from Todd Durkin, JJ Birden, and Matthias Giraud, that have shaped our mindsets for the better. In this episode, you’ll learn about:

- Get your axx up and get after it, there’s no regrets with it
- When you get an opportunity, own it!
- Don’t be a pig wallowing in shxt

Full Episodes

Todd Durkin, “Improve Your Daily Discipline with Todd Durkin / DEKA” - https://youtu.be/hASH42xLhkk

JJ Birden, “Former NFL Pro JJ Birden  Always Works Like an Underdog / DEKA” - https://youtu.be/sNJoGNJw1F0

Matthias Giraud, “The Roadmap to Fulfillment with Super Frenchie, Matthias Giraud / DEKA” - https://youtu.be/2y29ZFmioic


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 DUROLANE, a single injection that may provide up to six months 1 of relief from osteoarthritis knee pain. Risks can include general knee pain and pain at the injection site. 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: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Mic_Drop_1_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

What does the science say? Anna Lembke MD, Professor and Medical Director of Addiction Medicine at Stanford University and author of "Dopamine Nation," says yes! She explains, in terms we can all understand, why this is the case.  How does your reward system work? How have human interactions been “druggified”? If Buddha said take the middle path, why is it that today we need to take the hard path?

 

Anna Lembke, MD’s book Dopamine Nation https://amzn.to/3ua8Lgn

More about Anna Lembke, MD https://www.annalembke.com/

 

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

https://amzn.to/3JrN6oz

 

The Tough Bible - the best information from Spartan Up all in one place

Spartan.com/toughbible 

Be ready for ANYTHING - download the free book  https://www.spartan.com/readyforanything

 

Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Wild Health www.wildhealth.com Wondering which diet is right for you? What your optimal recovery routine is? How your sleep impacts performance? Wild Health will help you uncover all the answers to your health questions with a fully personalized, precision health plan, based on your DNA & bloodwork. Discover your truth - sign up at wildhealth.com with code SPARTAN10 for 10% off. 

 

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




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

 

© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: 415_LEMBKE_Assembly_Lev.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:02am EDT

Dr. Nada, Dr. Alan Desmond, Apo Atsalakis & Alex Wisch all have great advice and tips to have a better metabolism.


Apo Atsalakis, founder of PNOE, says, “Undereating is equally bad, actually, as overeating. So, many people do go on, particularly people who are into weight loss, do crash diets and they would eat very low calories and this essentially slows their metabolism down.”


In this episode, you’ll learn:

- Daily routines to boost metabolism
- Circadian rhythm and metabolism. Getting a jumpstart from cordisol, using natural cycles for the best metabolism
- What kind of training and diets you should try for your lifestyle to improve metabolic flexibility
- What you should eat to have a better metabolism and healthier gut

 

 

If you want to watch the full episodes:


Muscle and Metabolism // SPARTAN HEALTH 019 - https://youtu.be/MYsoQBV0lh0


Circadian Rhythm and Weight Control // SPARTAN HEALTH ep 016 - https://youtu.be/ZqqMYp7uvnM


Geek out on Your Metabolism / Joe De Sena with  Apo Atsalakis & Alex Wisch - https://youtu.be/FwPjI9PiSW0


Should You Eat More Plants? / Joe De Sena & Dr. Alan Desmond - https://youtu.be/2cIgkfqKwME

 

SPONSOR


This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by DUROLANE, a single injection that may provide up to six months 1 of relief from osteoarthritis knee pain. Risks can include general knee pain and pain at the injection site. 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: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Metabolism_Classic_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

“The good doctors are out there prescribing exercise to people suffering with depression, anxiety, stress. It's an antidepressant, and I know the other thing that it does for me is it makes me feel more confident. Confidence breeds joy as well. It gives me more self-worth. It gives me a better self-image. And that always, that always happens after a workout,” says Jarod Cogswell, co-host of the DEKA Series and Co-Creator of Spartan DEKA.


Today Yancy and Jarod are talking about how exercise is about more than your physical results. It can help create your best mindset ever. In this episode, you’ll learn about:

- Mindset shapes your behavior and elevates positivity
- 3 step plan, get up and out, reach for the moments and thoughts you want, take notes after each session
- You need to exercise your mind and spirit as much as your body
- Fitness is guaranteed to serve you back

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 DUROLANE, a single injection that may provide up to six months 1 of relief from osteoarthritis knee pain. Risks can include general knee pain and pain at the injection site. 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: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Move_To_Fix_Your_Mindset_DEKA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

What's the Perfect Diet? Max Lugavere weighs in with Joe De Sena (founder & CEO of Spartan).. Vegan, Vegetarian, carnivore?  Should you eat breakfast?  AND why does all of it matter so much! Max Lugavere, is a health and science journalist, watched his mother's fast decline and started a journey to understand how to best extend his own health span.  He's the author of Genius Foods, Genius Life and his new book Genius Kitchen and the host of the podcast "The Genius Life."



Genius Kitchen https://amzn.to/3Nz17nw

Genius Foods https://amzn.to/3LttdyF

 

 

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

https://amzn.to/3JrN6oz

 

The Tough Bible - the best information from Spartan Up all in one place

Spartan.com/toughbible 

Be ready for ANYTHING - download the free book  https://www.spartan.com/readyforanything

 

Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Wild Health www.wildhealth.com Wondering which diet is right for you? What your optimal recovery routine is? How your sleep impacts performance? Wild Health will help you uncover all the answers to your health questions with a fully personalized, precision health plan, based on your DNA & bloodwork. Discover your truth - sign up at wildhealth.com with code SPARTAN10 for 10% off. 

 

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




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

 

© 2022 Spartan

 

Direct download: Max_Lugavere_Assembly_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Zach Even-Esh, Jimmy Chin, Rick Lamb, and Gabby Reece are going to help us become better parents, giving us advice and their own experiences as guidance to get our kids on the journey to greatness.


Retired Command Sergeant Major Rick Lamb says, “Family. That's what you're left with at the end of the day. You know, as the body fails, the brain fails, everything else. Like we were talking about earlier, you don't want to be that guy that's dying at the VA hospital with oatmeal dripping off your chin because nobody's going to visit you.”

Joe: “I like that! We're going to call that the oatmeal test.”


In this episode, you’ll learn:

- How to get your kids active and exercising
- Helping kids discover a passion where excellence is the only option
- Reconnecting with your kids after you’re distant from them for a while
- Don’t force your sport on your kids! Having fun and discovering new things is more important

 

If you want to watch the full episodes:


Motivate your Kids to Exercise // SPARTAN WAY 025 - https://youtu.be/fGLYQSCAinE


Jimmy Chin | It took 3 Attempts to Ski Everest - https://youtu.be/aH2dza1X4JI


Rick Lamb | Warrior / Husband / Father: Lessons Learned & Earned - https://youtu.be/gDu8XJpbGaM


Athlete, Model, Mother, and Guru Gabby Reece talks with Spartan Race founder Joe Desena - https://youtu.be/JOsRMmWhSXo

 

SPONSOR


This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by DUROLANE, a single injection that may provide up to six months 1 of relief from osteoarthritis knee pain. Risks can include general knee pain and pain at the injection site. 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: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Parenting_CLASSIC_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Bruce Babashan, former senior-level corporate executive turned professional boxing trainer, says, “And if you stay lonely and you don't reach out, at least this is the way it is for me, I become drained. When I bring them in and I spend my time mentoring them, that's how I get my juice, but that's how I stay connected. But when I'm just grinding every day, I disconnect over time, and I tend to move towards the cynicism side of that continuum.”


Today, Yancy and Jarod talk with Bruce about avoiding being a cynic in your life and in doing the things you love, and making sure you have a romantic relationship with what you do. In this episode, you’ll learn:

- If you’re at your highest level, your greatest outcomes will naturally follow
- You’re not going to win off of schemes and plays, you need to have passion to push to the next level
- You have to work hard enough to feel bad about losing


Coach Bruce Babashan is a “master storyteller” who teaches others his knowledge based on the concept of GRIT and self-leadership.


Check out Bruce at:

Yourcornerman.com

Instagram - @yourcornerman

Twitter - @BruceBabashan

Facebook - facebook.com/CoachBruceBabashan

 


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 DUROLANE, a single injection that may provide up to six months 1 of relief from osteoarthritis knee pain. Risks can include general knee pain and pain at the injection site. 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: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: DEKA_Bruce_Babashan_pt_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Spartans really are all over the world, and the Spartan employees in Ukraine and Slovakia, along with Spartans around the world, are getting things done. Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, went to see of himself and called in this report from the Slovakian border with Ukraine.

 

 

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

https://amzn.to/3JrN6oz

 

The Tough Bible - the best information from Spartan Up all in one place

Spartan.com/toughbible 

Be ready for ANYTHING - download the free book  https://www.spartan.com/readyforanything

 

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




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

 

© 2022 Spartan



Direct download: 413_Slovakia_AUDIOEXP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Dr. Jen Welter, Coach Kevin Ward, and Dr. Jeff Karp are the people we need to listen to for advice to build the best team of people possible in all walks of life.


Dr. Jeff Karp says, “When you take someone who is outside the discipline, they start asking these basic questions that can actually break down those dogmas. And then you start questioning, you know, how the entire field was evolved. You know, like there's like this kind of framework and you start breaking down that framework and you realize that there's completely new ways of thinking that could be helpful. So I think just as a general kind of principle in life, it's, you know, surrounding yourself with people who have expertise and skills that you don't have.”


In this episode you’ll learn:

- Using diversity as a strength from Dr. Jen Welter
- Defining your culture with Coach Kevin Ward. How to maintain a team that wants to work and serve themselves
- Why Dr. Jeff Karp has multiple people from different backgrounds to bring a deeper understanding to all problems

 


If you want to watch the full episodes,


The first female coach in the NFL - Dr. Jen Welter / Interviewed by Joe De Sena https://youtu.be/1FYCWKNFfQY


271: Kevin Ward | How West Point Wrestling Builds Team Culture https://youtu.be/Qkvxr3UFWt0


Dr. Jeff Karp | Problem-Solving Skills from the Bio-Tech Industry https://youtu.be/RoUx-IYLw0c

 


SPONSOR


This episode of Power Up! is brought to you by Trifecta. Unbox your best self with the food, coaching, and community support you need to reach your goals. Trifecta delivers delicious, macro-balanced meals directly to your door. Let Trifecta handle meal prep and take 40% off your first order using code SPARTAN 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 https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/

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


CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Build_A_Super_Team_CLASSIC_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Bruce Babashan, former senior-level corporate executive turned professional boxing trainer, says, “Grit, to us, is time and pressure. Will you put in the time, will you completely devote yourself long enough to find out whether or not you can be successful at something.”


Today, Yancy and Jarod talk with Bruce about finding your long range goal and embracing the pain and grit to reach what you see as excellence in your life. In this episode, you’ll learn:

- Redefining what success looks like for you
- Finding a goal to devote yourself to
- The ability to delay gratification
- The grit advantage. How grit gets you to that level of excellence that talent and practice alone can’t

Coach Bruce Babashan is a “master storyteller” who teaches others his knowledge based on the concept of GRIT and self-leadership.


Check out Bruce at:

Yourcornerman.com

Instagram - @yourcornerman

Twitter - @BruceBabashan

Facebook - facebook.com/CoachBruceBabashan

 


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 Power Up! is brought to you by Trifecta. Unbox your best self with the food, coaching, and community support you need to reach your goals. Trifecta delivers delicious, macro-balanced meals directly to your door. Let Trifecta handle meal prep and take 40% off your first order using code SPARTAN 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


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: DEKA_Bruce_Babashan_pt_1_Revised.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

She coaches Olympians and Fortune 100 Execs, what do they have in common? They all need this unique blend of advice.

  • Athletes train 90% of the time and perform 10%, the rest of us reverse that.
  • Multitasking will not yield the best performance
  • Be the fastest at RECOVERING when you lose
  • Admit your fear
  • Focus on the process to gain confidence
  • Feedback means someone believes you can improve
  • Prioritize, use this concentration grid exercise to practice focus

 

Dr. Haley Perlus https://drhaleyperlus.com/

 

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

https://amzn.to/3JrN6oz

 

The Tough Bible - the best information from Spartan Up all in one place

Spartan.com/toughbible 

Be ready for ANYTHING - download the free book  https://www.spartan.com/readyforanything

 

This episode of Power Up! is brought to you by Trifecta. Unbox your best self with the food, coaching, and community support you need to reach your goals. Trifecta delivers delicious, macro-balanced meals directly to your door. Let Trifecta handle meal prep and take 40% off your first order using code SPARTAN at checkout. 

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

 

© 2022 Spartan

 

Direct download: 412_PERLUS_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40pm EDT

Amanda Sullivan, Hannah Eden, and Marko Cheseto have experiences that will drive you to find strength and power from your life’s hardest moments.


“So what do you do in this instance? To our point previously, when you know you’re going in a bad direction, do you keep going down that way or do you try and make that pivot, and go, “Shxt, I’ve got to do something positive here.” And be an example, I guess, to the rest of the world, and try and use something negative and turn it into something positive,” says Hannah Eden.


In this episode, you’ll hear about:

How Amanda Sullivan turned around her mindset from being suicidal to being her own hero after being hit by two cars.
How Hannah Eden’s “joke” turned life changing experience with one of her best friends got her to do more for her community and herself
Marko Cheseto’s mindset of being so happy about every new step he made after losing his legs, and always thinking of how much better he can and will get


If you want to watch the full episodes,


How to become your own hero | AMANDA SULLIVAN  and Joe DeSena https://youtu.be/A8pfF8inx88


Hannah Eden and Joe De Sena talk Fitness https://youtu.be/essAVDdObq8


The Fastest (and happiest) Double Amputee in the World! Marko Cheseto https://youtu.be/pwPIySHxSpU


Recovery From a Setback  // SPARTAN MIND ep. 021 https://youtu.be/wYaZyi7cIYs

 


SPONSOR


This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Honey Stinger. Made with organic honey and delicious ingredients, use code SpartanAthlete30 at Honeystinger.com for 30% off to help you sweeten the burn.

 

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, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Pain_Into_Power_Classic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Doug Lewis, Olympian and former World Cup alpine ski racer, says, “...And they were powder skiing. Like, I had powder skis, but they were poder skiing on race skis, which is a nightmare, on their day off. They are at the Olympics. They have trained 25-30 years for that week, and on a day off, where they could get hurt or whatever, they went powder skiing. And they were whooping and hollering, and they would fall, and we’d spray ‘em. And it was one of the best days ever, and I just think of that, that those guys chose the love of sport over saving their body, taking a day off, or whatever. And all of those are champions.”


Today, Yancy and Jarod talk with Doug about how the love of sport is the foundation of your skills, talents, and overall, how good you are at something. In this episode, you’ll learn:

- The difference between a goal and a dream
- Equipment and knowledge has gotten greater over the years, but the foundation of what makes a good athlete is still the same
- Don’t kill motivation. Building confidence like a muscle
- Find things that push you to new levels as a regular person
- Being able to give someone a breakthrough, which will snowball into success in whatever they choose down the road
- Think, why’d you get into it in the first place? Keep the love alive

Doug Lewis, Olympian and founder of Eliteam, is currently an alpine ski racing broadcast analyst, but he used to be a top competitor in the 1980s.  Doug was on the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Alpine Team, and 2 World Championship Teams in 1985 and 1987. At the 1985 World Championships, Doug won the bronze medal, which was the first ever World Championship medal for an American in downhill. He was the 1986 & 1987 U.S. Nationals National Downhill Champion. Inducted in 2002 VARA Ski Hall of Fame, 2007 US National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame, and 2019 Vermont Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame.


Check out Eliteam

Eliteam.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 Honey Stinger. Made with organic honey and delicious ingredients, use code SpartanAthlete30 at Honeystinger.com for 30% off to help you sweeten the burn.

 

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


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: DEKA_Doug_Lewis_pt_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Alexander Kopacz won Olympic gold in the two-man bobsled in 2018. Was it grit, determination, stubbornness, or an inability to face losing? He joins Spartan Race founder and CEO Joe De Sena on the Spartan Up podcast to talk about the physical and mental challenges of competing at that level and what you can learn from his experiences.  

Thank you to our friend Jason Nacey from USANA for introducing us to Alex.

 

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

https://amzn.to/3JrN6oz

 

The Tough Bible - the best information from Spartan Up all in one place

Spartan.com/toughbible 

Be ready for ANYTHING - download the free book  https://www.spartan.com/readyforanything

 

This episode of Power Up! is brought to you by Honey Stinger. Made with organic honey and delicious ingredients, use code SpartanAthlete30 at Honeystinger.com for 30% off to help you sweeten the burn.

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

 

© 2022 Spartan

 

Direct download: 411_Alex_Kopacz_EXP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:34am EDT

Tom Bilyeu, Ray Ushikubo, and Brian Chontosh are here to tell us how we can build on being consistent.


“What if I broadened our idea of what consistency was, to include taking advantage of opportunity when you have it. Meaning, I might not have an opportunity to work out today. Well, let’s not hold it against me because everytime I do have an opportunity, I take it,” says Brian Chontosh.


In this episode, we talk about how to get consistent and keep your momentum with some great advice. In this episode you’ll learn about…


- Getting habitually better and getting pride out of your day
- Staying consistent when you don’t feel like it, because you know it makes you better
- Picking up where you left off instead of dreading what you did or didn’t get done


If you want to watch the full episodes,


YOU CAN DO ANYTHING WITH THIS MINDSET - Tom Bilyeu and Spartan Joe DeSena - https://youtu.be/_2v_ziV5R8U


132: Child Prodigy Ray Ushikubo | Even at 5 He Understood the Value of Consistency - https://youtu.be/VEfnd1TPkOQ


Brian Chontosh, How Important Is It To Be Consistent? // Spartan STAND 016 - https://youtu.be/d5ysHF4a5FA

 


SPONSOR


This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by FITAID. Race dirty, recover clean with FITAID Sports Recovery Drink. Visit lifeaidbevco.com and enter code SPARTAN15 at checkout to get 15% off FITAID. Enjoy that post race reward anytime by visiting lifeaidbevco.com and coupon code SPARTAN15 for 15% plus fast, free shipping.

 


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, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Consistency_CLASSIC_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Doug Lewis, Olympian and former World Cup alpine ski racer, says, “If I could stand in the starting gate, 3,000 vertical feet above that finish, knowing that I am going to risk my life. But, if I had the confidence to push myself out there, and attack the course, more than I know the course is going to attack me, I have the upper hand on that course. And I know I can do it.”


Today, Yancy and Jarod talk with Doug about the mindset you must have to be the absolute best at whatever you’re trying to accomplish. In this episode, you’ll learn:

- Preparation and Visualization
- Recovering from a broken back at 17
- 3 traits of a World Class skier: Love for speed, work ethic, look at failure as a gift
- Finding the positivity in everything, regardless of the outcome
- Find what’s possible for yourself
- Figuring out what went right and wrong, and don’t shy away from looking at whoever is doing best to see what they’re doing better

Doug Lewis, Olympian and founder of Eliteam, is currently an alpine ski racing broadcast analyst, but he used to be a top competitor in the 1980s.  Doug was on the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Alpine Team, and 2 World Championship Teams in 1985 and 1987. At the 1985 World Championships, Doug won the bronze medal, which was the first ever World Championship medal for an American in downhill. He was the 1986 & 1987 U.S. Nationals National Downhill Champion. Inducted in 2002 VARA Ski Hall of Fame, 2007 US National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame, and 2019 Vermont Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame.


Check out Eliteam

Eliteam.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 FITAID. Race dirty, recover clean with FITAID Sports Recovery Drink. Visit lifeaidbevco.com and enter code SPARTAN15 at checkout to get 15% off FITAID. Enjoy that post race reward anytime by visiting lifeaidbevco.com and coupon code SPARTAN15 for 15% plus fast, free shipping.  

 


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


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: DEKA_Doug_Lewis_pt_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:45am EDT

Dina Kaytser, "Babushka," survived the holocaust by a twist of fate.  Her family was sent to Stalin's camps in Siberia during World War II and it saved her life. How was it, she says not that bad.  Today she offers two essential pieces of advice - Never Complain, and believe in LOVE.  

 

She and her granddaughter, Jessie Kanzer, join Joe De Sena, founder, and CEO of Spartan, on the podcast today to talk about Putin, Ukraine, Siberia, and most important - resilience.

 

Dina Kanzer is the grandmother (Babushka) of author Jessie Kanzer, more about Jessie:

Her website https://jessiekanzer.com/

Her book https://amzn.to/3v7PeOy



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

https://amzn.to/3JrN6oz

 

The Tough Bible - the best information from Spartan Up all in one place

Spartan.com/toughbible 

Be ready for ANYTHING - download the free book  https://www.spartan.com/readyforanything

 

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by FITAID. Race dirty, recover clean with FITAID Sports Recovery Drink. Visit lifeaidbevco.com and enter code SPARTAN15 at checkout to get 15% off FITAID. Enjoy that post race reward anytime by visiting lifeaidbevco.com and coupon code SPARTAN15 for 15% plus fast, free shipping.  




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

 

© 2022 Spartan

 

Direct download: 410_Babushka_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Tim Ferris, Louisa Nicola, and Dr. Nada Milosavljevic are all experts who are here to help you get focused. Today we bring their best advice back from past episodes of the Spartan Up podcast.


“Let’s say you want your brain to focus or concentrate, a great way to do that is to send a signal on every one of your sensory pathways. That means your sense of sight, touch, sound, taste, and smell. Your sensory system is your only connection to the outside world, and it’s pretty powerful” says Dr. Nada.


In this episode, we talk about how to get focused with some amazing tips and advice. In this episode you’ll learn about…


- How to increase focus endurance
- Using lists and other practices to keep track of your tasks to stay focused
- Using your sensory system to gain focus or stay focused


If you want to watch the full episodes,


Louisa Nicola - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHnOhDxhoEg


Tim Ferriss - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME5M3dUKDz8


Mental Focus in 5 Easy Steps with Dr. Nada - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7ZuxSuMXeo

 

SPONSOR


This episode is brought to you by USANA Health Sciences. USANA creates premium nutritional products built on one simple idea: if you feed the cells in your body exactly what they need, your overall health will benefit. USANA is driven to innovate and advance the science of nutrition—putting a healthy, happy life within reach for all. https://www.usana.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: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Focus_CLASSIC.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

“Find your inner beast, okay? Attack life. Punch fear in the face. It’s going to make you stronger. You know, be safe doing what you’re doing out there, we’re not talking about being reckless. But face your fears and punch through them. Man, the other side of it is such a beautiful place,” says Jarod Cogswell, co-host of the DEKA Series and Co-Creator of Spartan DEKA.


Today Yancy and Jarod are talking about how we can find that animal inside of us that we don’t know exists until we go through tough times. In this episode, you’ll learn about:

How to embrace the suffering and know that you can find what it takes to get through it
The gift of having these experiences to reflect on
We need something to kick us in the a** so we keep pushing our abilities
Crushing the ordinary in your life
The beauty after being challenged

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 is brought to you by USANA Health Sciences. USANA creates premium nutritional products built on one simple idea: if you feed the cells in your body exactly what they need, your overall health will benefit. USANA is driven to innovate and advance the science of nutrition—putting a healthy, happy life within reach for all. https://www.usana.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


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Inner_Animal_DEKA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

The author of "Don't Just Sit There, DO NOTHING: Healing, Chilling, and Living with the Tao Te Ching" goes head to head with Spartan Race CEO and Founder Joe De Sena.  Joe's answer to everything is do more, and do it sooner. Just get it done.  Today he sits down with Jessie Kanzer to talk about the Tao Te Ching, her book and why she says sometimes it's best to do nothing.

 

More about Jessie Kanzer

Her website https://jessiekanzer.com/

Her book https://amzn.to/3v7PeOy

 

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

https://amzn.to/3JrN6oz

 

The Tough Bible - the best information from Spartan Up all in one place

Spartan.com/toughbible 

Be ready for ANYTHING - download the free book  https://www.spartan.com/readyforanything

 

This episode is brought to you by USANA Health Sciences. USANA creates premium nutritional products built on one simple idea: if you feed the cells in your body exactly what they need, your overall health will benefit. USANA is driven to innovate and advance the science of nutrition—putting a healthy, happy life within reach for all. https://www.usana.com/



CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

 

© 2022 Spartan




Direct download: 409_KANZER_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Chris Herren, Joe Polish, and Ray Morvan tell us their experiences and give us advice to help battle our own addictions.


“You know, I have children, I have a 19 year old son, I have a 16 year old daughter, and a 10 year old. And you know, my thing is, go to parties. Be social. But why get drunk?” says Chris Herren. 

Joe asks, “Because they’re going to do it anyway aren’t they?”

Chris says, “No, why? That’s my point. See, you’re one of the parents that have made the assumption and waved the flag that that’s going to happen. But why? Why assume that? And why not do things to prevent it?”

 

In this episode, we talk about how to help beat addiction before or after it’s already begun. In this episode you’ll learn about…


- Having the awareness that you don’t need substances. Figuring out why we get addicted and how to beat it before it starts
- Recognizing when you’re in a bad environment and getting yourself out
- The link between trauma, how you relieve that stress, and addictions
- Finding another activity that keeps you off drugs and alcohol to help you realize your journey to become a better version of yourself


If you want to watch the full episodes,


Chris Herren | The Truth About Addiction - https://youtu.be/P7JK21-15zs


Joe Polish | Addiction & Carpet Cleaning Taught him to Sell Anything

 - https://youtu.be/yDGu8k0XyHk


This Vermonter Used the Mountains to Overcome Addiction ep.120

 - https://youtu.be/Ip2AoWRLLV4

 

SPONSOR

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This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by SuperBeets Heart Chews. RIGHT NOW, you can get a free THIRTY DAY supply with your first purchase at www.SuperBeets.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: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Guest Host: Zach Even-Esh

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Addiciton_Classic_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Andrew Simpson says, “We can have both. We can have high success, we can have winners that do get the scholarship and that actually enjoy it along the way. We just need a new paradigm and some new strategies along the way.”


Today, Yancy and Jarod talk with Andrew about how we can improve our mentoring and stop ourselves from being too hard so the youth can continue having fun. In this episode, you’ll learn:

- Focusing on who a student athlete becomes, their happiness, health, and well-being instead of their stats
- Key areas we’re going wrong as coaches to kids
- Stop looking for the wrong things to base how someone’s doing
- 5 techniques for coaches and parents to help their kids be their best (and to be a better coach in general)
- How to get the youth more active beyond sports

Andrew Simpson is a husband, a father, a Founder of a company called Player’s Fitness and Performance, and the creator of the Winning Athlete Formula. A system that helps kids and adults alike become high-performing leaders without sacrificing values, health, or relationships along the way. He is also the author of a best selling book called The Youth Truth: a movement helping parents and coaches build true champions in today’s crazy youth sports world.


Connect with Andrew

www.andrewjsimpson.com

www.pfpfit.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 SuperBeets Heart Chews. RIGHT NOW, you can get a free THIRTY DAY supply with your first purchase at www.SuperBeets.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: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Andrew_Simpson_DEKA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

For Chris Duffin, balance means giving everything you have to everything that's important.  Don't be limited by your own comprehension. In his conversation with Spartan founder and CEO Joe De Sena, Duffin explains why he named his brand Kabuki Strength, what three things are necessary for great achievements, and his unique and powerful take on balance.  

 

More about Chris Duffin 

Buy his book: https://amzn.to/3rKVuJP

www.chrisduffin.com 

www.kabukistrength.com 

www.bearfoot.store 

www.buildfastformula.com 

Follow Chris on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mad_scientist_duffin/

 

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

https://amzn.to/3JrN6oz

 

The Tough Bible - the best information from Spartan Up all in one place

Spartan.com/toughbible 

Be ready for ANYTHING - download the free book  https://www.spartan.com/readyforanything

 

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by SuperBeets Heart Chews. RIGHT NOW, you can get a free THIRTY DAY supply with your first purchase at www.SuperBeets.com/spartan




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

 

© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: 408_DUFFIN_episode_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:31am EDT

“Let's say my wife is fit and my kids are fit, and here I am, rolling into my fifties, and they want to go do something. I'll be damned if I-- if I have not respected myself. Through my 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s, I'm going to be forced. My body is going to say no dumb a**. You can't do that anymore. That would crush me. And I know people, listen and I know you listen and viewers, you're thinking, that might be where I'm at right now. We're not saying it's too late. We'll start today,” says Yancy Culp, co-host of the DEKA Series and Co-Creator of Spartan DEKA.


Today Yancy and Jarod are talking about how you can take care of yourself to stay fit at 50 years old. In this episode, you’ll learn about:

- Training for something on the calendar
- Continue to challenge yourself
- Setting your goals and scheduling your training
- Training vs Exercise
- Finding your “Why?”


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

 

SPONSORS


This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Titan Fitness, the Official Partner of Spartan North America. From sandbags to power racks, we provide the equipment you need to prepare for the race of a lifetime. Visit https://www.titan.fitness/ and use promo code ‘SPARTAN’ for 5% off your next order + free shipping!


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


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: DEKA_FIt_at_50.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Beau Miles, the Backyard Adventurer, poly-jobist, Doctor of Philosophy, author, is back to tell us about how he fuels himself on his days-long journeys.


“If it's days and days at a time, and the slower you're going, and you're doing that longer burn where your heart rate's ticking along at 130 the whole time, and you're not really stopping, you're always moving. I'm basically just eating normally, whatever way I can. That decides, you know, I'll have a sandwich, I'll have some licorice, I'll have some dates, I'll have lots of dried fruit and nuts, and some salty potatoes or an egg. I'll just bloody eat anything,” says Beau Miles.


In this episode, you’ll learn:

- Trust your body to tell you what you want and crave
- How Beau is eating on his long expeditions
- How eating only beans for 40 days and then running an Ultra Marathon ended Beau’s cravings
- The key companion is yourself. Listen to what your body and mind are telling you

Check out Beau’s other activities


Website - beaumiles.com

YouTube - www.youtube.com/c/beaumiles

Instagram - @beauisms

 

SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Titan Fitness, the Official Partner of Spartan North America. From sandbags to power racks, we provide the equipment you need to prepare for the race of a lifetime. Visit https://www.titan.fitness/ and use promo code ‘SPARTAN’ for 5% off your next order + free shipping!

 

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: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Beau_Miles_pt_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Don't ask how long you'll live.  Ask how long you'll be HEALTHY enough to enjoy life. What if you assessed your body by what it can DO rather than what it looks like or how long it will last? Is this the start of a newer, better fitness KPI?

 

Joe De Sena, founder & CEO of Spartan, talks with friend, trainer, and wrestling coach Mike Palazzo about the state of fitness and basic steps anyone can take to make improvements. Including the 6x around the car, take every stair and put the groceries on the shelf workout.

 

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

www.spartan.com/10Rules

The Tough Bible - the best information from Spartan Up all in one place

Spartan.com/toughbible 

Be ready for ANYTHING - download the free book  https://www.spartan.com/readyforanything

 

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Titan Fitness, the Official Partner of Spartan North America. From sandbags to power racks, we provide the equipment you need to prepare for the race of a lifetime. Visit https://www.titan.fitness/ and use promo code ‘SPARTAN’ for 5% off your next order + free shipping!



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.com

Host: Joe De Sena

 

© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: 407_Mike_Palazzo_edit2_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07pm EDT

Beau Miles, the Backyard Adventurer, poly-jobist, Doctor of Philosophy, author, doer and self-described oddball, is an inspiration to those of us looking to discover adventure in our lives to turn our ordinary into extraordinary. Johnny Waite talks to him about the ways we can make our exercise fun without worrying about time or other unnecessary external factors.


“Well everyone’s got a body metric, right? With, ‘How much I weigh, how much I run, how fast I do it, how good I feel, how much sleep I’ve had, how much creatine powder I’ve put in my drink.’ You know, it’s all very measured. And I'm completely not that way. I've never been a Strava person or a measurement person. I just go on feel and whatnot. Which is still quite strategic. But it's just not as number driven, I suppose.” says Beau Miles.


In this episode, you’ll learn:

- The love for going long on your journey and discovering the world
- Enjoying the element of the unknown and fixing things along the way
- How to find adventure close to home
- The Backyard Adventurer philosophy
- You’re next adventure doesn’t have to be extreme for you to test yourself and have fun

Check out Beau’s other activities


Website - beaumiles.com

YouTube - www.youtube.com/c/beaumiles

Instagram - @beauisms

 

SPONSOR

This episode is brought to you by USANA Health Sciences. USANA creates premium nutritional products built on one simple idea: if you feed the cells in your body exactly what they need, your overall health will benefit. USANA is driven to innovate and advance the science of nutrition—putting a healthy, happy life within reach for all. https://www.usana.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: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Beau_Miles_Pt_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Brian Nunez, IDEA World Fitness Personal Trainer of the year in 2019, owner of FNS (Fitness Never Sleeps) Training Center, author, and coach, talks to us about the highest qualities we can find in coaches and tips we can use to coach each other.


“And if we lead from the back, as a unified team, then we will leave nobody behind. And nobody can get past us, because we’re making sure that they’re safe along the way,” says Brian Nunez.


Today, Yancy and Jarod talk with Brian about the reasons we need a coach, and why we coach in the first place. In this episode, you’ll learn:

- Sharpen other swords other than your strongest, surround yourself with people who have different skillsets
- Feel the love around you and celebrate
- Lead from behind
- We have destinations that we want to reach but can’t reach on our own. A coach helps you get there
- Early on in your fitness journey, make sure to encourage fun, it’s the most important part

Connect with Brian and check out FNS

Brian’s Instagram - @coachbriannunez

Website - https://www.briannunez.com/

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz4ucDrELq30Jls_IT3LrAw/featured


FNS Training Center

Instagram - @fnstrainingcenter

Website - fns360.com

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/FNSTrainingCenter

 

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 is brought to you by USANA Health Sciences. USANA creates premium nutritional products built on one simple idea: if you feed the cells in your body exactly what they need, your overall health will benefit. USANA is driven to innovate and advance the science of nutrition—putting a healthy, happy life within reach for all. https://www.usana.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


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: DEKA_Brian_Nunez_Pt_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

“Stolen Focus - Why You Can’t Pay Attention and How to Think Deeply Again,” by Johann Hari examines the internal and external causes of our shrinking ability to focus.  He joins Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan, to talk about his research.  You’ll learn how your ability to focus is under attack and what you can do about it.

 

Buy “Stolen Focus” https://amzn.to/3s8oYjU

More about the book and research https://stolenfocusbook.com/

More about Johann Hari https://johannhari.com

 

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

www.spartan.com/10Rules

 

This episode is brought to you by USANA Health Sciences. USANA creates premium nutritional products built on one simple idea: if you feed the cells in your body exactly what they need, your overall health will benefit. USANA is driven to innovate and advance the science of nutrition—putting a healthy, happy life within reach for all. https://www.usana.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.com

Host: Joe De Sena

 

© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: 405_Hari_interview_Assembly_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:11am EDT

Arianna Huffington, Andrew Huberman, and Dr. Nada Milosavljevic help us to get the rest we need.


“So, the strongest zeitgeber is light. All the other stuff is important, but it pales in comparison, no pun intended to the fact that light is the dominant way that all your biological systems know how to behave properly,” says Andrew Huberman.

 

In this episode, we go over how to get the proper rest that all of us need. In this episode you’ll learn about…


How to prevent burnout
How to get better at sleeping instead of just saying how important sleep is
5 habits that ruin your sleep, and how to stop them 


If you want to watch the full episodes,


Arianna Huffington: Burnout Is Real with Host Joe De Sena - https://youtu.be/zx41c1Dmm1M


Scientifically proven better sleep and less stress Andrew Huberman, PhD + Joe De Sena - https://youtu.be/1ystN_hz5l0


5 Bedtime Habits That Ruin Sleep // SPARTAN HEALTH 021 - https://youtu.be/6MYDfUZi_y4

 

SPONSOR

​​

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Athletic Brewing Company. Athletic Brewing Company’s innovative process allows them to brew great-tasting craft beer without the alcohol. Place an order today at athleticbrewing.com and get free shipping on two six packs or more. New customers can also get 10% off their entire order with code SPARTAN10. Limit one per customer.

 


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, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Sleep_Classic_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am EDT

Brian Nunez, IDEA World Fitness Personal Trainer of the year in 2019 and owner of FNS Training Center, talks to us about how your purpose drives you the hardest, not just your passion.


“If people are having a tough time and struggling with it, ‘I hate social media, my engagement is down, this is set.’ It's like, because that's exposing the truth of what it's really about for you. It's about the applause. It's not about the cause. And it's a wakeup call for people,” says Brian Nunez, author, coach, and founder of FNS (Fitness Never Sleeps) Training Center.


Today, Yancy and Jarod talk with Brian about being driven by your purpose. In this episode, you’ll learn:

- The passion that separates coaches from athletes
- “Attention is our greatest asset”
- Passion doesn’t keep you in the fight, your purpose does. You have to be passionate about that purpose.
- Wake up with intention. More clarity results in more success
- Service Media vs Social Media. How one word can change your relationship and how getting fit exposes your truth

Connect with Brian and check out FNS

Brian’s Instagram - @coachbriannunez

Website - https://www.briannunez.com

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz4ucDrELq30Jls_IT3LrAw/featured

FNS Training Center

Instagram - @fnstrainingcenter

Website - www.fns360.com

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/FNSTrainingCenter

 

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


Athletic Brewing Company’s innovative process allows them to brew great-tasting craft beer without the alcohol. Place an order today at athleticbrewing.com and get free shipping on two six packs or more. New customers can also get 10% off their entire order with code SPARTAN10. Limit one per customer.

 

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


© 2022 Spartan

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West Point Performance Psychology Director Dr. Nate Zinnser talkies with Spartan founder and CEO Joe De Sena about tactics he uses with high performers and shares an easy daily self assessment tool you can use at home.



Dr. ZInsser’s Book “The Confident Mind” https://amzn.to/3fX6FZi



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

www.spartan.com/10Rules

The Tough Bible - the best information from Spartan Up all in one place

Spartan.com/toughbible 

Be ready for ANYTHING - download the free book  https://www.spartan.com/readyforanything



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.com

Host: Joe De Sena

 

© 2022 Spartan

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Sarah Wilson and Josh Clemente break down the impact of sugar in our diet and how to reduce our dependence on it.


“I don’t have the numbers off the top of my head, but it’s something like, we’re now eating 100 pounds of sugar per year, per person, and previously it was, I think, on the order of 1-3 pounds…it’s essentially two orders of magnitude higher now than it was 150 years ago,” says Josh Clemente, founder of Levels.

 

In this episode, we talk about the benefits of cutting down, or even completely cutting out sugar from our diet. In this episode you’ll learn about…


- Switching the mindset to “What we could eat,” and other ways to change mindset like treating it as an experiment
- Recalibrating your appetite
- How to improve metabolism and how your body responds to sugar
- Getting energy from healthy fats so we’re not reliant on glucose
- Listen to your body and make better choices from it


If you want to watch the full episodes,


I Quit Sugar/ Joe De Sena & Sarah Wilson - https://youtu.be/HhUPdo9DFMM


Science-based secret to managing your energy / Joe De Sena & Josh Clemente - https://youtu.be/v1Tc6BfA1vE

 

SPONSOR

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This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by SuperBeets Heart Chews. RIGHT NOW, you can get a free THIRTY DAY supply with your first purchase at www.SuperBeets.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: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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Amy Culp, RD, CSSD, LD, CEDRD, tells us about getting the right nutrients in your day.


“What are you hungry for? What’s going to scratch that satisfaction piece of nutrition, while we’re also scratching the nutrition side of filling your plate? So there’s nutrition, and then there’s satisfaction. And if you’re never thinking about the satisfaction, and you’re just eating chicken, broccoli, rice everyday because you think that’s healthy, that’s not going to sustain those habits long term, because you’re going to get bored,” says Amy Culp, who is the President of the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietetics Association, Director of Sports Performance Nutrition for the Texas Longhorns Athletic Department, Assistant AD for Performance Nutrition at University of Texas, and Yancy’s wife!


Today Yancy and Jarod talk with Amy about meal planning and getting the right nutrients in your diet. In this episode, you’ll learn:

- How to keep energy high and preparing for performance
- What do you have a taste for?
- Starting simple to be a high performer
- Nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated, and it can be fun!


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 SuperBeets Heart Chews. RIGHT NOW, you can get a free THIRTY DAY supply with your first purchase at www.SuperBeets.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: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: DEKA_Amy_Culp_pt_2.mp3
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You’ve seen the iconic photo of the 1967 Boston Marathon race official attacking female registered racer Kathrine Switzer. She went on to become the first registered racer to complete the Boston Marathon and continues to believe in the power of running to change lives.

 

She and Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan, find they have a lot in common. 

 

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by SuperBeets Heart Chews. RIGHT NOW, you can get a free THIRTY DAY supply with your first purchase at www.SuperBeets.com/spartan

 

More about Kathrine Switzer

Her Book https://amzn.to/3GD7d2j

Her foundation 261 Fearless https://www.261fearless.org/about-261/

 

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

www.spartan.com/10Rules

The Tough Bible - the best information from Spartan Up all in one place

Spartan.com/toughbible 

Be ready for ANYTHING - download the free book  https://www.spartan.com/readyforanything



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.com

Host: Joe De Sena

 

© 2022 Spartan

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Adam Alter, author of "Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked," Dr. Amishi Jha, author of "Peak Mind: Find Your Focus, Own Your Attention," and Nir Eyal, author of "Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products" and "Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life," help us put down our phones in this episode.


Joe asks Adam Alter, “Do you think they recognize that this is unhealthy, but do it anyway?”

 

“Yeah. We know that. We know that because they've been interviewed and they say, they've said, a number of them, 'We are sort of agnostic about consumer well-being and consumer welfare. We don't really-- we're not trying to hurt people, but also it's not our primary aim. Our primary aim is to ensure that you spend as many minutes of the day on the screen as possible. And if you do that, we'll consider it a success.'”

 

 

In this episode, we take advice from the experts and how to focus our attention on the things we want instead of what we’re naturally drawn to, our phones. In this episode you’ll learn about…


- Extracting your best phone habits and leaving the worst habits behind 
- Being more aware, moment by moment, of how we’re using our attention
- Hacking back your attention from external distractions


If you want to watch the full episodes,


Addicted to Tech? An Expert Explains How to Overcome It / Adam Alter and Joe De Sena - https://youtu.be/pbaRVE5UTXU


Learn to Strengthen Your Focus / Joe De Sena & Dr Amishi Jha - https://youtu.be/heejP9tsLb8


Nir Eyal | Become Indistractable - https://youtu.be/XWtTwWtfEjQ

 

SPONSOR

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This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by JUNK, the official headband of Spartan pros. JUNK produces the best headband, guaranteed to work as hard as you do. Visit www.junkbrands.com/spartan for 10% off your order.

 


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, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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Amy Culp Performance Nutrition RD, CSSD, LD says “I always tell people, the weight will take care of itself when you focus on your healthy habits, you focus on your fitness. So many people focus too much on the weight and on the scale,” she is the President of the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietetics Association, Director of Sports Performance Nutrition for the Texas Longhorns Athletic Department, Assistant AD for Performance Nutrition at University of Texas, and Yancy’s wife!


Today Yancy and Jarod talk with Amy about the field of nutrition and how you can get ahead of your game to live a healthier lifestyle. In this episode, you’ll learn:

Different people start at different places
A life fueled by fitness can start in the kitchen, we can choose why and when we eat healthily
Food is Fuel, picking the right food for the right time 
Don’t try changing too much at one time
What should parents do to help their kids have a healthy relationship with food?


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 JUNK, the official headband of Spartan pros. JUNK produces the best headband, guaranteed to work as hard as you do. Visit www.junkbrands.com/spartan for 10% off your order.

 

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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Joe talks about a few of the big projects he and the team have been working on to spread the message of grit and resilience, drops in a superpowered sleep and focus tip from Andrew Huberman, and closes with a 2022 message to all of you.

PLUS the first stories from behind the scenes of the new CNBC show “No Retreat” that premiere’s this February.

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by JUNK, the official headband of Spartan pros. JUNK produces the best headband, guaranteed to work as hard as you do. Visit www.junkbrands.com/spartan for 10% off your order. 

 

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

www.spartan.com/10Rules

The Tough Bible - the best information from Spartan Up all in one place

Spartan.com/toughbible 

Be ready for ANYTHING - download the free book  https://www.spartan.com/readyforanything



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.com

Host: Joe De Sena

 

© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: 402_2022_new_year-Joe_LEV.mp3
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“I took notice to some of the other dads, and I saw that as soon as life, you know, quote unquote, life happens, they just stopped everything, aside from work and sitting down. Meaning they stopped being fit, they stopped trying to be strong. They stopped trying to develop themselves, not just physically, but mentally…They just let it go,” says Zach Even Esh, founder of The Underground Strength Gym.

 

In this episode, the third and final part of our New Year Motivation series, we’re taking advice on how to find success without giving up on your vision. In this episode you’ll learn about…


- Confirmation bias: knowing when your leaning the wrong direction on something and identify when your latching onto info that is holding you back
- You have to have a vision, a vision strong enough to succeed while knowing there’s no safety net. Don’t give up, but you have to adjust to the course
- Learning from unsuccessful actions
- Building momentum

 


If you want to watch the full episodes,


What is Confirmation Bias? / Spartan MIND 051 - https://youtu.be/LxbIU4Gu3YU

 

181: Darn Tough Founder Ric Cabot | Double Down on Your Strengths - https://youtu.be/09rneX6-8SY

 

Underground Strength Coach Zach Even Esh | Build Success From the Raw Material of Failure ep.005 - https://youtu.be/I9fJw1eTkaM

 

SPONSOR

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This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by JUNK, the official headband of Spartan pros. JUNK produces the best headband, guaranteed to work as hard as you do. Visit www.junkbrands.com/spartan for 10% off your order.

 


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, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: 3_of_3_New_year_CLASSIC_FINAL.mp3
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“Coach each other. You may not have a certification, but put that coaching hat on. Like, ‘Hey, you want to go to class today with me?’ My wife went to a cycle class this morning at 5:00 AM. She had a friend, she asked her, ‘Do you want to go with me?’ And it’s really, really hard to say no to that,” says Yancy Culp, co-host of the DEKA Series and Co-Creator of Spartan DEKA.


Today Yancy and Jarod are talking about 5 tactical ways that are going to help you weaponize your fitness to conquer 2022 and beyond. In this episode, you’ll learn about:

- Armoring up for the obstacles ahead
- Bullet-proofing your mindset
- Attacking your passions
- Teaming up with a like minded tribe
- Conquering your goals instead of reaching them


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

 

SPONSORS


This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by JUNK and ASHOC.  


ASHOC Performance Energy, the official energy drink of Spartan Race. Formulated to help you go further, faster. You can save 20% on open heats at all 2021-22 U.S. Spartan OCR events at Spartan.com if you use the code ASHOC20

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This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by JUNK, the official headband of Spartan pros. JUNK produces the best headband, guaranteed to work as hard as you do. Visit www.junkbrands.com/spartan for 10% off your order.


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

Direct download: 5_Ways_DEKA.mp3
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Joe’s Best podcast Lessons of 2021

Joe De Sena discusses 5 lessons from the 2021 Spartan Up season.

  • You can ALWAYS come back from failure, friends who stand by you but tell you the hard truth really help.
  • Human connection is critical, and shared struggle is the fastest way to build it.
  • Save the fun for later, play the LONG game.
  • Freedom is complicated.  Give some thought to what it means to you.
  • Make sure you develop your own personal code of conduct, what is acceptable in your family, in your own life, in your business?

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by JUNK, the official headband of Spartan pros. JUNK produces the best headband, guaranteed to work as hard as you do. Visit www.junkbrands.com/spartan for 10% off your order. 

 

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

www.spartan.com/10Rules

The Tough Bible - the best information from Spartan Up all in one place

Spartan.com/toughbible 

Be ready for ANYTHING - download the free book  https://www.spartan.com/readyforanything



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.com

Host: Joe De Sena

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



© 2021 Spartan

 

Direct download: Best_Of_2021_ASSEMBLY_LEV.mp3
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Joe - “You woke up one day and you were like, ‘I’m done, I’m not going to the bar?’”


Anders Varner - “Yeah, it was, like, pretty much exactly like that.” 


In this episode, we look back to some classic episodes to help you figure out your mission going into the new year and letting go of your negative lifestyle. In this episode you’ll learn…


Understand why you’re doing what you’re doing and that you have to love it
Figure out your mission and your “Grand Vision”
Importance of breaking up with your old self so you’re not held down
You have to move forward


If you want to watch the full episodes,


Athlete, Model, Mother, and Guru Gabby Reece talks with Spartan Race founder Joe Desena - https://youtu.be/JOsRMmWhSXo


The Excuse Destroyer - Jonathan Lopez and Joe De Sena - https://youtu.be/OPrwhqxB-VI


Barbell Collective's Anders Varner - Break Up With Yourself - https://youtu.be/4yACk_gZKAM


End Indecisiveness / Spartan WAY 059 - https://youtu.be/Zu9j9OjByp8

 


SPONSORS


This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by FITAID 


Race dirty, recover clean with FITAID Sports Recovery Drink. Visit https://www.lifeaidbevco.com/ and enter code SPARTAN30 at checkout to get EXCLUSIVE early access to FITAID’s Black Friday 30% off sale.   

 


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, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2021 Spartan

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