Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind!

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 EST

“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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

“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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

“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 EST

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