Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind! (general)

“You can’t run a race if you’re not thinking about the type of food, the fuel you’re putting in your body. And if you’re a kid growing up in New York City, and you’re going to school, you can’t think about math if the stuff you’re being fed is not good fuel,” says Jeffrey Zurofsky, chef and entrepreneur.

 

This week’s classic episode is about the benefits of eating well for your social, mental, and physical health. In this episode you’ll learn…

 

  • It’s okay to eat what you want, as long as you don’t lose control
  • You don’t have to only eat raw fruits and veggies to be healthy
  • The difference that cutting out processed foods can make



If you want to watch the full episodes,

 

Skratch Labs Allen Lim talks about Food and Sport - https://youtu.be/PTLxmgEJG40

 

Dr. Fred Bisci - Lived on ONLY raw fruits and vegetables for 50+ years! - https://youtu.be/YD45q5_XKnI

 

Chefrepreneur Jeffrey Zurofsky ep.062 - https://youtu.be/J6YrtY978Xo




SPONSOR

 

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by 5.11 and 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.   

 

And

 

5.11, the Official Plate Carrier sponsor of the 2021 U.S. Spartan Events, 511Tactical.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

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: Eating_Well_is_so_Fxcking_Simple_-_ENDURANCE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

“There’s some brutal optics, and you see the crappy things going on out there, and every now and then we’re reminded that there’s way way more good than there is bad,” says Yancy Culp, co-host of the DEKA Series.

 

Today, Jarod, Yancy and Johnny Waite all get together to talk about what it means to be grateful and how caring for others will impact your life. In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Importance of giving and being grateful
  • Be thankful for your journey and the opportunities and people you meet along the way
  • There’s way more good on the Earth than bad

 

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 5.11 and Fitaid

 

5.11, the Official Plate Carrier sponsor of the 2021 U.S. Spartan Events, 511Tactical.com

 

And

 

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. That’s 30% off EVERYTHING. Enjoy that post race reward anytime by visiting lifeaidbevco.com and coupon code SPARTAN30 for 30% 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: Johnny Waite, Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: Thanksgiving_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:44am EST

“Someone took the hand you’re complaining about and won with it” said John Henry. A Dominican-American entrepreneur and investor. Henry has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30, Inc 30 Under 30, Adweek Creative 100, The Root 100, and Ebony Power 100 lists. John Henry,  Cofounder and Co-CEO of Loop, and Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan, talk about what makes a win.  The hand?  The player? The game?  All three?




John Henry on Twitter https://twitter.com/JohnHenryStyle

John Henry on Discord discord.gg/loop

Loop https://www.ridewithloop.com/

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 

 

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by 5.11 and 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.   

 

5.11, the Official Plate Carrier sponsor of the 2021 U.S. Spartan Events, 511Tactical.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

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



© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: 396_John_Henry_episode.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:13am EST

“It’s that important. It’s like, basically you approach recovery as if it’s like your most important workout of the week, but you do it everyday, probably,” says Nicole Mericle.

 

Spartan Up Endurance Series host, Johnny Waite, talks with Nicole Mericle about her recovery from tearing her ACL, and how we can find the mindset to recover and come back better than before. In this episode you’ll learn about…

 

  • Focusing on what you can control yourself during each step of recovery
  • Approaching recovery the same way as training, and how athletes need to treat recovery more importantly than their workouts
  • Learning from previous and current injuries
  • Having the necessary support and reinforcement from those around you during recovery
  • The obstacles you think are the easiest are the ones you’re more likely to get hurt on 



Nicole Mericle is an OCR and Spartan legend, 2019 Spartan Race World Champion, and founder of OCR Dream Team, Elevating women in OCR.



You can follow her on Instagram: @nickeldm

And check out her website for the Dream Team: www.ocrdreamteam.com




SPONSOR

This episode is brought to you by CLMBR and Fitaid

 

CLMBR provides a full body strength + cardio workout with zero impact. Get an efficient workout in only 30min with CLMBR, the most advanced vertical climber ever! Visit https://clmbr.com/ and use the code SPARTAN for $250 off a CLMBR. 

 

 

 

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. That’s 30% off EVERYTHING. Enjoy that post race reward anytime by visiting lifeaidbevco.com and coupon code SPARTAN30 for 30% 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

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: ENDURANCE_Nicole_Mericle_Shortened.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

“If you’re not so confident or you’re not where you want to be, there are skills that we can develop to get there, so, don’t worry,” says Craig Siegel, Founder of Cultivate Lasting Symphony and The Host of The CLS Experience.

 

Today we talk with Craig Siegel about how you can develop skills and tools to replace limitations with possibilities and opportunities. In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Confidence is a skill you can develop
  • Inspiration is temporary, work on your future through your lifestyle
  • Removing your “governor” and rewiring your mindset
  • Associating pleasure with fitness to change perspective
  • Significance of having good mentors

 

You can find Craig at:

Instagram - @CraigSiegel_CLS

Podcast - The CLS Experience

Website - www.CultivateLastingSymphony.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 is brought to you by CLMBR and Fitaid

 

 

 

CLMBR provides a full body strength + cardio workout with zero impact. Get an efficient workout in only 30min with CLMBR, the most advanced vertical climber ever! Visit https://clmbr.com/ and use the code SPARTAN for $250 off a CLMBR. 

 

 

 

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. That’s 30% off EVERYTHING. Enjoy that post race reward anytime by visiting lifeaidbevco.com and coupon code SPARTAN30 for 30% 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

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: DEKA_Craig_Siegel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Are you doing future you any favors? Dorie Clark, author of "The Long Game" talks with Joe De Sena, founder & CEO of Spartan, about the value of thinking long term and taking time to think strategically.

Dorie Clark has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50. She is a keynote speaker and teaches executive education at Duke University. She is also the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Long Game, Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of the year by Inc. magazine. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she writes frequently for the Harvard Business Review. Learn more at dorieclark.com. 

 

Download a free Long Game self assessment https://dorieclark.com/thelonggame/

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 



This episode is brought to you by CLMBR and Fitaid

 

CLMBR provides a full body strength + cardio workout with zero impact. Get an efficient workout in only 30min with CLMBR, the most advanced vertical climber ever! Visit https://clmbr.com/ and use the code SPARTAN for $250 off a CLMBR. 

 

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. That’s 30% off EVERYTHING. Enjoy that post race reward anytime by visiting lifeaidbevco.com and coupon code SPARTAN30 for 30% plus fast, 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

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



© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: 395_Dorie_Clark_ASSEMBLY_LEV_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:10am EST

“...To know that it’s okay to fail, basically. Because if you don’t fail...it’s okay to not always succeed, because if you succeeded all the time, then you’d have no reason to try harder,” says Matt Segal, professional climber.

 

This week’s classic episode will help you find the advantages in failure in all aspects of life. We look to Howard Chang and Matt Segal to give us their knowledge. In this episode you’ll learn…

 

  • Seeking discomfort to make other aspects of life easier, like dealing with humiliation and defeat
  • Fail, pick yourself up, rebuild - this creates resilience
  • Training for adversity for your life
  • Being able to look back on a failure and be inspired to succeed on your next opportunity
  • If you set yourself up for failure and fail, you won’t keep your desire. But, if you set yourself up for success and fail, you have motivation to try harder




If you want to watch the full episodes,

Advertising CEO Howard Chang Embraces Failure to Succeed ep.042 - https://youtu.be/C4W3xYqKmWc

 

024: Matt Segal | If You Aren't Failing You're Not Trying Hard Enough - https://youtu.be/r2JWCtdZT00




SPONSOR

Race dirty, recover clean with FITAID Sports Recovery Drink. Visit lifeaidbevco.com and enter code SPARTAN30 at checkout to get EXCLUSIVE early access to FITAID’s Black Friday 30% off sale. That’s 30% off EVERYTHING. Enjoy that post race reward anytime by visiting lifeaidbevco.com and coupon code SPARTAN30 for 30% plus fast, free shipping.  

 

 And

 

Honey Stinger’s waffles, energy chews, gels and bars provide the fuel you need to push harder and go farther. For training and racing, you need convenient nutrition that tastes great and works. Use code HSSpartan2020 at Honeystinger.com for 30% off and 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

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: Howard_Chang__Matt_Segal_ENDURANCE_Classics.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

“The work should not be on the individual to figure out how to be healthy. We should show up for them to show them, in all ways, how to be healthy. Whether it’s movement, whether it’s eating, whether it’s sleeping, whether it’s-- you know, if you’ve got to see a doctor, then why should you have to see four different specialists? And then, have to like, navigate this very difficult system to get all of this coordinated care,” says Marcus Filly, 6x CrossFit Games athlete, expert fitness coach, and founder of Functional Bodybuilding.

Today, with Marcus Filly, we talk about how positively you can impact others lives by helping them in fitness and how getting into coaching helped Marcus personally change his life. In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Dealing with confidence and switching professions
  • Growing as a coach, athlete, and business owner all at once
  • It’s hard to make a living in fitness, so you better love it and have good “Bedside Manner”
  • Re-consider what you think success is, and every day, do something that will help you in the future

 

You can find Marcus at:

Instagram - @marcusfilly

YouTube: ​​ youtube.com/channel/UCwJhoAPAoUfinWSLioVjNog

His website - functional-bodybuilding.com/

Look Good Move Well Podcast - functional-bodybuilding.com/podcast/

LinkTree including Ebooks - linktr.ee/marcusfilly

 

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

 

Race dirty, recover clean with FITAID Sports Recovery Drink. Visit lifeaidbevco.com and enter code SPARTAN30 at checkout to get EXCLUSIVE early access to FITAID’s Black Friday 30% off sale. That’s 30% off EVERYTHING. Enjoy that post race reward anytime by visiting lifeaidbevco.com and coupon code SPARTAN30 for 30% plus fast, free shipping.  

 

 And

 

Honey Stinger’s waffles, energy chews, gels and bars provide the fuel you need to push harder and go farther. For training and racing, you need convenient nutrition that tastes great and works. Use code HSSpartan2020 at Honeystinger.com for 30% off and 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

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: Marcus_Filly_pt_2_Edited.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Success through Failure - that’s the name of Jim Harshaw Jr’s podcast, he and Joe De Sena (founder & CEO of Spartan) examine attitudes toward failure and the power it can have in your life. Jim also shares his 4 part framework - a framework he discovered was in place in all of the most successful periods in his life.  The episode ends with a candid discussion between Joe and Jim about how they each choose to apply these principles.

 

Jim Harshaw Jr. is an NCAA Division I All American wrestler, former NCAA Division I head coach, and personal performance coach.

 

This episode is brought to you by  Spartan, Honeystinger and Fitaid.

Find a race near you https://www.spartan.com/

Race dirty, recover clean with FITAID Sports Recovery Drink. Visit lifeaidbevco.com and enter code SPARTAN30 at checkout to get EXCLUSIVE early access to FITAID’s Black Friday 30% off sale. That’s 30% off EVERYTHING. Enjoy that post race reward anytime by visiting lifeaidbevco.com and coupon code SPARTAN30 for 30% plus fast, free shipping.  

 

Honey Stinger’s waffles, energy chews, gels and bars provide the fuel you need to push harder and go farther. For training and racing, you need convenient nutrition that tastes great and works. Use code HSSpartan2020 at Honeystinger.com for 30% off and Sweeten the burn.

 

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 

 

More about Jim Harshaw Jr

https://JimHarshawJr.com/APPLY (for free coaching call)

Jim on Instagram @jimharshawjr

Jim on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimharshaw/

 

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: 394_jim_Harshaw_Jr_EPISODE_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EST

“He said, ‘No, no. Not to my boss.’ I heard him say it. I said, ‘Hassib? Is that you?’ He said, ‘Yes.’ I said, ‘Can you help me?’ He said, ‘What I can do to help you?’ So, I gave him three names, let them look, because nobody knew I was there. Two hours later, they told me that I was lucky they didn’t find anything on me, they have orders to release me,” says Karim Jaude, who escaped Lebanon in 1976 during the Palestinian insurgency, went to Iran until he was forced to leave in 1979 because of the Iranian revolution, and finally to L.A. to continue his success in real estate.

 

This week’s classic episode shows how much your life can change just because of the people you know and how you get along with them. In this episode you’ll learn…

 

  • Facing adversity in different situations and learning from the best people along the way
  • Always work with people you like
  • The religion of helping people
  • Finding ways to talk to everyone who could possibly help you
  • Reducing others’ suffering




If you want to watch the full episodes,

How Non-Negotiables Can Facilitate Success with Elizabeth Weil - youtu.be/2OKHKBkB8kI

 

He was Kidnapped Tortured and Robbed Then Rebuilt Life On $17 ep.051 - youtu.be/MWFutwhkiHE

 

SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by 5.11, the Official Plate Carrier sponsor of the 2021 U.S. Spartan Events, 511Tactical.com

 

And

 

By Fitaid - Race dirty, recover clean with FITAID or FITAID ZERO SUGAR. Visit FORTHEFITAID.com now and sign up to win an amazing Grand Prize package from FITAID & 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

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: Elizabeth_Weil__Karim_Jaude_Endurance_Classics.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

“I had done enough to know, like, okay, there's nothing to prove here. I either push forward because I love this, and this is what I am meant to do, or I stop. There was nobody that was going to be like, ‘Yeah he couldn’t cut it as a doctor,’” says Marcus Filly, 6x CrossFit Games athlete, expert fitness coach, and founder of Functional Bodybuilding.

Today, with Marcus Filly, we look into the preparation and what it takes to live like an athlete at the level where he made six CrossFit Games and also went to medical school. In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Reapproaching your sport
  • Pushing forward on what you love
  • Pushing through being scared and depressed
  • Don’t be connected to a label
  • Doing more than checking the box in your fitness goals

 

You can find Marcus at:

Instagram - @marcusfilly

YouTube: ​​ youtube.com/channel/UCwJhoAPAoUfinWSLioVjNog

His website - functional-bodybuilding.com/

Look Good Move Well Podcast - functional-bodybuilding.com/podcast/

LinkTree including Ebooks - linktr.ee/marcusfilly

 

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 5.11, the Official Plate Carrier sponsor of the 2021 U.S. Spartan Events, 511Tactical.com

 

And

 

By Fitaid - Race dirty, recover clean with FITAID or FITAID ZERO SUGAR. Visit FORTHEFITAID.com now and sign up to win an amazing Grand Prize package from FITAID & 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

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: DEKA_Marcus_Filly_pt_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

What can Spartans learn about high performance from professional baseball? Brandon Guyer spent seven years as a Major League Baseball outfielder, now he coaches athletes and he's trying his hand at Spartan Races. In the Spartan Up podcast interview, he tells Joe De Sena (founder and CEO of Spartan) how he got to that elite level and his advice for you.

 

Guyer spent seven years as an elite professional athlete. He's extremely competitive and driven, and when he decides to commit to something, he goes all-in. So when he decided to sign up for his Spartan race, he didn't do it to have fun or try something new. He did it to win.

Fully Equipped Athlete https://fullyequippedathlete.com/

Read about Brandon Guyer and his first Spartan Race https://www.spartan.com/blogs/unbreakable-race-stories/brandon-guyer

 

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 

 

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by 5.11, the Official Plate Carrier sponsor of the 2021 U.S. Spartan Events, 511Tactical.com

 

And



By Fitaid - Race dirty, recover clean with FITAID or FITAID ZERO SUGAR. Visit FORTHEFITAID.com now and sign up to win an amazing Grand Prize package from FITAID & Spartan.



FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

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



© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: Brandon_Guyer_-_IntervieEXP_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:14am EST

“It’s a snowstorm and they had already run 10 miles in the morning, they had skied all day, black double diamonds. And they were going out, it was dark, freezing cold, and they were going out for another 10 mile run! And Prefontaine was like, ‘Ah, Frank, maybe we should just do 5,’ and Frank’s comment was, ‘No one in the world is training harder than us right now,’” says Mike Sandrock, author of Running Tough and Running With Legends.

 

This week’s classic episode dives into what creates the toughest people and the Spartan mindset. In this episode you’ll learn…

 

  • How to change your frame of reference in life so the challenges that pop up aren’t so tough
  • Importance of self-discipline, self-reinforcement, and creating your own choices
  • Creating “Positive Pressure”
  • Training for good luck
  • Inspiration is hard work, some people aren’t meant for the comfortable life



If you want to watch the full episodes,

 

Steven Pressfield's Lessons from the Original Spartans - https://youtu.be/k1DTyOmaydA

 

Lessons from the Worlds Toughest Running Legends ep.014 - https://youtu.be/5mET2FQhh24



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

 

© 2021 Spartan


“That’s a culture that not everyone’s cut out for, and that’s okay, right? So that happens in organizations. Not everyone’s cut out to be, necessarily, in this particular culture. But let's talk about it honestly and you know just keep everyone's dignity intact along the way,” says Ralph Rajs, COO of Forma Gym, and long-time friend and business partner of JC.

We’re back with part 2 of our interview with Ralph. Today he talks about the lessons he’s learned and the legacy he wants to leave. In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The returns you get in life from being respectful
  • Importance of leaving people motivated and keeping their dignity intact
  • Being “graciously direct”
  • Recognizing people’s efforts and having more humility

 

If you’d like to reach out, you can find Ralph:

Instagram - @RalphRajs

On Twitter and LinkedIn - @ralphrajs

And check out Forma Gym - formagym.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 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

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: Lifestyle_of_a_Fit_Pro_Pt_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

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 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. FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppo... 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

Category:general -- posted at: 8:45pm EST

“How much can I experience and not just, you know, ‘I saw the hotel lobby. Cool.’ I want to be able to experience stuff. And being physically fit and capable allows me to expand that world so much more,” says Ralph Rajs, COO of Forma Gym, and long-time friend and business partner of JC.

Ralph came on the podcast to drop some knowledge on how he lives his life and how he keeps it going, even in his 50s. He has no plans to stop being physically active anytime soon, so anyone using the excuse, “I’m getting too old,” needs to listen to this podcast! In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • 3 things that get people going competitively and wanting to do more
  • Finding passion in fitness, and taking care of yourself while doing it
  • How life in the gym affects life outside of the gym
  • How the good fitness clubs will survive the future

 

If you’d like to reach out, you can find Ralph:

On Twitter - @RalphRajs

Instagram - @ralphrajs

And check out Forma Gym - formagym.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 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

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: Lifestyle_Of_A_Fit_Pro_pt_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40am EST

“We use a term all the time, ‘balance.’ I don’t like that term. Life isn’t about achieving balance, it’s about integration,” says now Major General and Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army, Chaplain Solhjem.

 

This week, we have another classic episode with a couple of the highest respected people we’ve had on the podcast. General Stanley McChrystal and BG Chaplain Solhjem tell us how having high expectations for yourself and those around you leads to you being a better performer and all around better person. In this episode you’ll learn…

 

  • How to recognize and make changes in a bad environment
  • The importance of making your standards and expectations attainable
  • What’s foundational to your life? And what strengthens you?
  • Having the strength to be transparent and recognize where you need help
  • Overcoming adversity by drawing strength from outside yourself



If you want to watch the full episodes,

 

General Stanley McChrystal | Why Elite Special Forces Succeed - https://youtu.be/5i6TRKZlcaE

Tactics for resilience in combat & life from BG Chaplain Solhjem ep. 127 - https://youtu.be/nbxGH4o1YXI



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

 

© 2021 Spartan


Today we take our quest for resilience to the next level with data-backed insights from George Bonnano, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University where he heads the Loss, Trauma, and Emotion Lab which has studied resilience in the face of extreme adversity for 25 years. He's the author of the new book "The End of Trauma: How the New Science of Resilience Is Changing How We Think About PTSD."

In this episode Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan, asks Bonnano the ultimate questions about resilience - what’s it made up of and how can we get it?

George A. Bonanno, Ph.D. is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University. His research has for over 25 years centered on defining and documenting resilience in the face of loss or potential traumatic events, including disaster, loss, terrorist attack, bio-epidemic, traumatic injury, life-threatening injuries medical events, and military deployment, and on investigating the role of flexible responding in predicting psychopathological and resilient outcomes. He was honored recently with the Cattell award from the Association for Psychological Science “for a lifetime of intellectual achievements in applied psychological research and their impact on a critical problem in society at large.” 

 

George Bonnano’s Book “The End of Trauma: How the new science of resilience is changing how we think about PTSD” https://amzn.to/3ji63iN

 

Loss, Trauma, and Emotion Lab: http://www.tc.edu/LTElab/

 

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 

 

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.



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: 391_George_Bonanno_EPISODE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:23pm EST

“I’m telling you, that’s one, the way we just did that-- if we could snap our fingers and get every single human walking the planet to listen to that one, the world would be a better place,’” says Yancy Culp, co-host of the DEKA Series Podcast, about the awesome podcast you’re about to dive into.

 

Spartan Up Podcast, DEKA Series hosts Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp talk about how you handle life’s obstacles and how the way you handle it affects your life. In this episode you’ll learn:

 

  • Do your research and educate yourself to find solutions
  • Raising the intensity as a problem’s solution
  • Are you going to be frustrated and be negative when you have a problem or be grateful? Find strategic ways to get out of your problems
  • Mistakes are going to happen, so you have to play your misses
  • Collaboration is better and easier than fighting on your own




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

 

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

 

-Yancys Social: @YancyCulp

 

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT






SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by 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





© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: Are_You_a_Flamethrower_or_a_Fire_Extinguisher__DEKA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

“We’re gonna check in on my wife and see if she’s happy. Happy wife, happy life...hope she’s home! Or somewhere that I can reach her!... Uh oh… She’s happy, she’s just not available!” says Joe De Sena as he calls his wife, Courtney. She picks up the phone, “Hey there!” and Joe asks, “Hey, are you happy?” 

“Me?”

“Yeah.”

“I’m happy!”

“Alright, I’ll see you later.”

“Wait, where are you?”

“I’m just sittin’ with a monk, we were checking.  I’ll see you later, I love you.”

 

This week, we’re continuing our Classics with some conversations that will make you think differently about what you're doing to live the life you want. In this episode you’ll learn…

 

  • The difference between quitting and wanting to quit
  • Staying focused to find success
  • Living life with no restraints
  • The benefits of letting your kids learn what they want to learn



If you want to watch the full episodes,

 

Ep 75: Hindu Monk Dandapani - https://youtu.be/ZNQkb6odK-8

Ben Greenfield & Joe De Sena - Your Body is a Battery - https://youtu.be/LgF7am1lvJ8



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

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: Live_The_Life_You_Want_To_Live_ENDURANCE_CLASSICS_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

“We’re gonna check in on my wife and see if she’s happy. Happy wife, happy life...hope she’s home! Or somewhere that I can reach her!... Uh oh… She’s happy, she’s just not available!” says Joe De Sena as he calls his wife, Courtney. She picks up the phone, “Hey there!” and Joe asks, “Hey, are you happy?” 

“Me?”

“Yeah.”

“I’m happy!”

“Alright, I’ll see you later.”

“Wait, where are you?”

“I’m just sittin’ with a monk, we were checking.  I’ll see you later, I love you.”

 

This week, we’re continuing our Classics with some conversations that will make you think differently about what you're doing to live the life you want. In this episode you’ll learn…

 

  • The difference between quitting and wanting to quit
  • Staying focused to find success
  • Living life with no restraints
  • The benefits of letting your kids learn what they want to learn



If you want to watch the full episodes,

 

Ep 75: Hindu Monk Dandapani - https://youtu.be/ZNQkb6odK-8

Ben Greenfield & Joe De Sena - Your Body is a Battery - https://youtu.be/LgF7am1lvJ8



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

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: Live_The_Life_You_Want_To_Live_ENDURANCE_CLASSICS_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

You make decisions about your health every day - from nutrition to medication, to whether you should go out and race on an injured knee or ankle. Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan,  interviews Dr. Talya Miron-Shatz, author of "Your Life Depends on It: What You Can Do to Make Better Choices About Your Health."

Dr. Miron-Shatz shares three simple essential questions you need to ask your doctor any time you're making a medical decision.  AND Joe talks about a few big medical decisions he's had to make in his own life.

 

Find More About Dr. Talya Miron-Shatz:

On Twitter https://twitter.com/talyamironshatz

Dr. Talya Miron-Shatz Website: https://talyamironshatz.com

Buy the book:Your Life Depends on It: What You Can Do to Make Better Choices About Your Health." https://amzn.to/3oRlqlU




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

 https://www.spartan.com/10Rules

 

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

Spartan.com/toughbible 

 

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.



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: 390_DR_Talya_Miron-Shatz_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:16am EST

“So for all you leaders out there, let this pull you to the edge of your seat.  When you pull up to work, or when you get ready to hit ‘play’ on the Zoom, or go live on the Zoom or Google Hangout, you need to say, ‘Wait a second, am I ready to win the caring game, today, with the people that are helping make me and this organization look good?’  And if not, you better take thirty seconds and say, ‘I gotta get my s*** straight, because it’s not straight right now,’” says Yancy Culp, co-host of the DEKA Series Podcast.

 

Spartan Up Podcast, DEKA Series hosts Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp get passionate about what makes a good leader and how that impacts your team. In this episode you’ll learn:

 

  • What great leaders practice
  • Culture of care
  • Importance of communication and authentic engagement 
  • The 80/20 Rule



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

 

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

 

-Yancys Social: @YancyCulp

 

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT






SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by 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




 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: DEKA_Leadership.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Coach Frank McKinney, one of the first Black college rugby coaches in the US, says "I didn't get into coaching to win games.  My thing is to make young men better."  It turns out those are also the ingredients of a winning team.

 

Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan, interviews coach Frank McKinney and critically acclaimed filmmaker Thomas Morgan about the new film "Scrum" and the incredible story behind it.

 

Listen for the inspiring story, or for coach Frank's great coaching advice and insights.  "I tell the players, the kind of dog I need is the dog that's in the junkyard, with the tire swing in the old Roy dog food. And he has a little bit of water. You don't want to put your hand through that fence. But the border collie you put your hand through the fence and pet. So I tell the kids no matter where they come from, I need junkyard dogs out there playing that's for us to be successful for us to win. You've got to be a junkyard dog on the field, in the classroom and in life."

 

He strives to bring diversity to a predominantly white Southern institution through recruiting athletes from marginalized communities. Coach McKinney is an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion within higher education and uses his position as a rugby coach to create opportunities, mentorship, and resources for at-risk youth to help them see themselves access and succeed in college and beyond. 

 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SCRUM:

https://99goodfilms.com/pages/scrum

https://www.instagram.com/scrumfilm/

 

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

 https://www.spartan.com/10Rules

 

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

Spartan.com/toughbible 

 

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.



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: 389_SCRUM_Episode_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:04am EST

“‘Let's go for a walk, you know, let's go for a run.’ And whatever she could do, if she couldn’t run, she’d walk. If she couldn’t walk, she’d do something else. And she always put an adventure on her calendar so that when she was going through her chemo, she wasn’t just a cancer patient, she was a mountaineer in training, or she was, you know, training for her next adventure race or ultra run,” says Robyn Benincasa regarding her friend, Louise.

 

This week, we’re continuing our Classics with some conversations that help us understand how to live life in a way that makes us happier. In this episode you’ll learn…

 

  • How people who spend money on experiences are happier than those who spend money on materials
  • How getting involved with experiences can improve your life
  • How experiences change how you think of yourself



If you want to watch the full episodes,

Cornell Happiness Expert asks if Money Can Buy Happiness Episode 032: https://youtu.be/qWPUVK2ow3Y

How Adventure Transforms You - Robyn Benincasa Episode 02: https://youtu.be/9uqTIBRR0zY

 

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

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: Living_Through_Experiences_ENDURANCE_Classics.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

“Before I ever went to Mt. Everest, I saw every single YouTube video you could possibly imagine about that mountain, what I’m in for, right? All these dead bodies, all these other things, right? Like, how do you do this?” says Mark Pattison.

Mark Pattison has played professional football, is an Executive at Sports Illustrated, and the 1st NFL player to climb the Seven Summits. In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The power of great coaches, mentors, and friends
  • How to be mentally and physically prepared for a big climb
  • Lessons learned on the mountains
  • Coping with the extremes and fears seen while climbing

 

Be sure to check out Mark’s documentary, Searching For The Summit,  which you can watch for free on the NFL’s website here: www.nfl.com/videos/searching-for-the-summit-with-mark-pattison-nfl-360

 

If you’d like to reach out, you can find mark at - ​​markpattisonnfl.com

And if you’d like to contribute to Emilia’s Everest - www.markpattisonnfl.com/emilias-everest/

 

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

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: DEKA_Mark_Pattison_Pt_2_FINAL_CUT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:35am EST

As parents, it's the ultimate question. Today Joe De Sena, founder & CEO of Spartan, talks with his friend Ilias Diakomihalis about building mentally strong kids. Ilias' son is wresteler Yanni Diakomihal a 2021 US World Team member and was the 2020 Pan American champion, 2019 US Open National Champion and a two-time age-group World Champion.

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

Spartan.com/toughbible The Tough Bible - the best information from Spartan Up all in one place

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.



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: 388_Diakomihalis_ASSEMBLY_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

“The original goal was to try to become the first NFL player to ever climb the Seven Summits, and when that got pushed out a year, I said, ‘You know what? I’m going to double down. And I’m going to not only go up and climb Mt. Everest, I’m going to come back down, and then I’m going to go up the other side,’ which is Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain in the world. And, at the end of the day, that didn’t happen because I would have died on Lhotse,” says Mark Pattison, former NFL player who just conquered the Seven Summits.

Mark Pattison has played professional football, is an Executive at Sports Illustrated, and the 1st NFL player to climb the Seven Summits. In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Competitive greatness
  • Having a “big hairy audacious goal”
  • Healing by being connected with nature
  • Adjusting to the elements to reach a goal instead of changing the goal

 

On top of all this, he has a documentary presented by NFL 360 coming out TONIGHT, 9/23, “doors” open at 7:30 PM Central Time, and the film starts at 8:00.

Buy tickets to stream Mark’s documentary, “Searching For The Summit,” here:  https://www.markpattisonnfl.com/searching-for-the-summit/

* This episode was recorded on Wednesday, September 22 *

 

If you’d like to reach out, you can find mark at - ​​markpattisonnfl.com

And if you’d like to contribute to Emilia’s Everest - www.markpattisonnfl.com/emilias-everest/

 

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

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: DEKA_Mark_Pattison_Pt_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST

When it feels like all hope is lost, how do you come back? Heard of the "Varsity Blues" college admission scandal? Have you asked yourself what happened next? How a family recovers? What’s next after jail after losing his career? That’s what Joe De Sena  and Gordon Caplan talk about in this second half of their interview.

Gordon Caplan was one of those parents, and he tells Joe De Sena (CEO & Founder of Spartan) exactly what he was thinking, and what he learned from the experience and the deep thinking he did in jail. Every parent of a high school-age kid, and grandparents ... and anyone who works with them in school needs to listen closely to the lessons here.  In part one of this interview, you'll hear what exactly happened, how it happened, why it happened, and what is wrong with the way 90% of the parents out there are thinking about their kids.  Next week we publish part two, that's where you'll hear you can come back from even the most devastating blow.  



Read more about Gordon Caplan’s story  https://www.spartan.com/blogs/unbreakable-kids/gordon-caplan

 

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

 https://www.spartan.com/10Rules

 

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

Spartan.com/toughbible 

 

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.



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: Gordon_Caplan_Ep2_audioEXP-lev.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

“There are fishermen…that go out swimming, with nets, they don’t even have a boat. They’ll go out with nets in crocodile infested waters. And they’re like, ‘Well, we don’t have a choice, I can’t afford a boat, I need to eat, my family needs to eat,’” says Levison Wood, explorer who walked almost the entire Nile River in one go.

 

We’re continuing our Classics with some conversations that tell us about the uncharted places in the world that many of us haven’t even considered visiting. These explorers literally risked their lives to do what they’ve accomplished. In this episode you’ll learn…

 

  • How Levison Wood walked from Rwanda to Egypt along the Nile River, trekking deserts, swamps, and warzones
  • Shannon Galpin’s stories from Afghanistan, the prisons, and how she’s helped Afghan women push for more freedom



If you want to watch the full episodes,

Episode 044 with Levison Wood: https://youtu.be/bwqM81DfC9g

 

Episode 104 with Shannon Galpin: 

https://youtu.be/atVL-__R1tE



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, Dr. Delle, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: ENDURANCE_Uncharted_Territory.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:38pm EST

“You know, if you think, every member that you’ve got in the gym knows three people, they know at least three people, who they’re friends with, that don’t exercise. Be a friend, bring a friend. That would be my message,” says Dr. Paul Bedford.

Paul Bedford, the Retention Guru, is a fitness industry authority on retention, attrition and member experience. In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The fitness industry shouldn’t be waging war against others in the industry, rather, the industry should be waging war against inactivity
  • There needs to be more collaboration in fitness
  • The best technologies to keep you on track with your exercise, according to Dr. Bedford
  • How to motivate others to get active using the power of friendship, existing connections, and instilling value. “Be a friend, bring a friend.”

 

Connect with Paul:

Website - retentionguru.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 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

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: Paul_Bedford_Pt_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Heard of the "Varsity Blues" college admission scandal? Maybe you've asked yourself "what were those people thinking?," or maybe you thought "does everybody do that?," or maybe you asked yourself "how far would I go if I thought it would help my kids?"

Gordon Caplan was one of those parents, and he tells Joe De Sena (CEO & Founder of Spartan) exactly what he was thinking, and what he learned from the experience and the deep thinking he did in jail. Every parent of a high school-age kid, and grandparents ... and anyone who works with them in school needs to listen closely to the lessons here.  In part one of this interview, you'll hear what exactly happened, how it happened, why it happened, and what is wrong with the way 90% of the parents out there are thinking about their kids.  Next week we publish part two, that's where you'll hear you can come back from even the most devastating blow.  

 

Read more about Gordon Caplan’s story  https://www.spartan.com/blogs/unbreakable-kids/gordon-caplan

 

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

 https://www.spartan.com/10Rules

 

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

Spartan.com/toughbible 

 

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.



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: Gordon_Caplan_EP1-v2_revised_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

“Well you know, this was a man who, at the time, I was contemplating, ‘How do I stop today? I can’t move on, I can’t get to the end. I have a fractured leg, something’s wrong. I’m in so much pain. How can I possibly get to land’s end?’ And then you get this card… what do you do? I did what anybody else would do and I made a promise to that lady that I would get to the other side,” says Tony the Fridge.

 

We’re back with two more awesome throwbacks. We kick it off first with Chris Legh, you may remember him stumbling across the finish line at the 1997 Hawaii Ironman. His story is amazing when you hear the mentality he had during that infamous race. The second half is Dr. Delle’s heartwarming and inspiring conversation with Tony “The Fridge,” someone who literally runs with a fridge on his back to raise money for cancer research. In this episode you’ll learn…

 

  • How your mind and spirit can push your body past its limits
  • The importance of pushing through for others
  • Live in the moment and stay focused. You can do anything if you put your mind to it. Can you carry a fridge the length of England? YES!



If you want to watch the full episodes,

Episode 026 with Chris Legh: Why Chris Legh Almost Died at the Hawaii Iron Man Finish Line ep 026

Episode 007 with Tony “The Fridge”: Tony The Fridge Runs Ultras with a Fridge on Has Back - Seriously! ep.007




SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Nutrafol. You can grow thicker, healthier hair without a prescriptionNutrafol is physician formulated to be ONE HUNDRED PERCENT drug-free. They use natural, medical-grade botanicals in consistently effective dosages so you get the most reliable results. Save fifteen dollars off your first month’s subscription by visiting https://nutrafol.com/  and using the code SPARTAN

 

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, Dr. Delle

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: Chris_Legh_and_Tony_The_Fridge.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am EST

“I speak to people all the time that go, ‘I can’t do this because… of my age. Because of my gender. Because of my sexual preference. Because I’ve got hair. Because I’ve got no hair. Because of my accent. Because of where I was born. Because of the color of my skin. Because of the school I went to, or didn’t go to.’ People are carrying all of that, all of the time. And the thing I would say to the young me, and I’d also say to other people is, recognize your limiting beliefs, and recognize what you’ve already done to overcome them,” says Dr. Paul Bedford.

Paul Bedford, the Retention Guru, is a fitness industry authority on retention, attrition and member experience. In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to get to someone’s head in order to get to their body

 

  • The difference between coaching and training

 

  • Importance of POSITIVE feedback

 

  • Recognizing limiting beliefs to overcome them

 

  • The difference between exercise and training

 

Connect with Paul:

Website - retentionguru.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 Nutrafol. You can grow thicker, healthier hair without a prescriptionNutrafol is physician formulated to be ONE HUNDRED PERCENT drug-free. They use natural, medical-grade botanicals in consistently effective dosages so you get the most reliable results. Save fifteen dollars off your first month’s subscription by visiting https://nutrafol.com/  and using the code SPARTAN

 

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: Paul_Bedford_Pt_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:49am EST

You don't have to change everything - start with more plants. Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan, talks to the authors of "The Plant Based Athlete," Matt Frazier (founder of the No Meat Athlete community) and Robert Cheeke (vegan bodybuilder) and the how and why of eating more plants.  Find out what Joe and these experts have to say about the protein hoax, and an easy first step to getting more plants in your diet.

More about Matt Frazier - he’s a vegan ultrarunner, best known as the founder of the No Meat Athlete movement and author of The No Meat Athlete Cookbook. Matt found he could run faster and longer when he began eating a plant-based diet, and qualified for the Boston Marathon and completed his first 100-mile ultramarathon soon after doing so. Matt Frazier: @nomeatathlete_official 

More about Robert Cheeke -he’is a champion vegan bodybuilder and the founder of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness. He is the author of Shred It! and Plant-Based Muscle, and is a contributor to No Meat Athlete, Forks Over Knives, Vegan Strong, and other popular websites. He has followed a plant-based diet for more than twenty five years.  Robert Cheeke: @robert.cheeke 

 

Read The Plant Based Athlete https://book.nomeatathlete.com

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

 https://www.spartan.com/10Rules

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Nutrafol. You can grow thicker, healthier hair without a prescriptionNutrafol is physician formulated to be ONE HUNDRED PERCENT drug-free. They use natural, medical-grade botanicals in consistently effective dosages so you get the most reliable results. Save fifteen dollars off your first month’s subscription by visiting https://nutrafol.com/  and using the code SPARTAN



FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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

© 2021 Spartan

 

Direct download: 384_Plant_based_Episode_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:57am EST

“You know, I’m sure you’ve heard that old adage of, I guess it’s credited to Winston Churchill, when he gets up to speak about accomplishment...three lines he says, ‘Never give up. Never give up. Never give up.’ And I think that, without question, is the key,” says Will Roseman, Executive Director of the legendary Explorer’s Club.

 

In this episode, we take a look back at two original Spartan Up! interviews published in 2015.  The episode begins with Will Roseman telling Joe De Sena the stories of the legendary members of the Explorer’s Club, and ends with Dr. Delle’s conversation with Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the world’s greatest living explorer. In this episode you’ll learn…

 

  • The importance of perseverance and assessing risk (Apollo 13)
  • The outside of the box thinking and extraordinary knowledge that explorers have (Fighting a leopard, hunting a man eating tiger, using feces as a chisel)
  • Overcoming fear (Even the world’s greatest explorer is afraid of heights)
  • How Sir Ranulph Fiennes, without doctors, survived a heart attack during a climb on Everest and later cut off his own fingers at his home
  • To surmount obstacles, have a cup of tea and figure out how to go around them.



If you want to watch the full episodes,

Episode 045 with Will Roseman: https://youtu.be/JAplzvIXqWo

Episode 029 with Sir Ranulph Fiennes: https://youtu.be/qtbIy9zHf9Q




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, Dr. Delle

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: ENDURANCE_Explorers_Pod_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

“You know, I mentioned, when you move with other people, you trust them more and you like them more. There’s something about moving with other people and in synchrony with them that you just project a lot of good onto them,” says Kelly McGonigal, PhD.

Kelly McGonigal is an award-winning Stanford lecturer, health psychologist, author, and public speaker. We finish our conversation with part 3, focusing on gaining or learning compassion. In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to develop the willingness to take care of yourself

 

  • How to become a friend and mentor to yourself

 

  • How to find what you need in this moment to move forward

 

  • Fostering community through movement

 

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

 

Connect with Kelly on social:

Instagram - @kellymariemcgonigal

Twitter - @kellymcgonigal

Website - kellymcgonigal.com

Books - kellymcgonigal.com/books

 

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

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy’s Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT



SPONSOR

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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: DEKA_Kelly_McGonigal_Pt_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

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

 

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

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

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

 https://www.spartan.com/10Rules

 

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



FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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



© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: 383_NYE_MANN_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

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

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

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


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

You can follow him on Instagram: @kylewhite92


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: Sarah Goldman, Johnny Waite
Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: Endurance_Kyle_White_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

“When you exercise, your brain is receiving signals from your body that really tell you who you are and what you’re capable of. So when we talk about exercise boosting confidence or being empowering, sometimes we think about it very abstractly, but I think about it very literally,” says Kelly McGonigal, PhD.
Kelly McGonigal is an award-winning Stanford lecturer, health psychologist, author, and public speaker. We continue our conversation, but this time about resilience relating to happiness and positivity. In this episode, you’ll learn:
• How feeling connected and having something to offer to your community builds compassion, happiness, and resilience
 
• Why working out in a group is shown to be the best for improving your mood
 
• Finding empowerment through exercise to figure out what you’re capable of and to build resilience
 
• Having pure intentions when coaching others
 
• No matter how bad your day is going, anyone taking the time to listen to you may be having it worse, so show up for them!
 
If you enjoyed our conversation, make sure to check out Kelly’s new book, The Joy of Movement
 
Connect with Kelly on social:
Instagram - @kellymariemcgonigal
Twitter - @kellymcgonigal
Website - kellymcgonigal.com
Books - kellymcgonigal.com/books
 
Connect with Jarod and Yancy on social, and attend a DEKA event: 
-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell
-Yancy’s Social: @YancyCulp
-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT



SPONSOR
This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by the EXOGEN ultrasound bone healing system. EXOGEN is a non-invasive treatment option that can help heal your broken bone in just 20 minutes a day in the comfort of your own home. If you or a loved one has broken a bone, talk to your doctor about EXOGEN. EXOGEN is indicated for the healing of nonunion fractures and for accelerating the healing of certain acute fractures, with no known contraindications. To learn more visit https://www.exogen.com/us/SPARTAN
 
SUBSCRIBE:
Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow 
YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt 
 
FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:
Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast
Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod
 
CREDITS:
Producer: Lake Watters
Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp
Sr Producer: Marion Abrams
 
© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: DEKA_Kelly_McGonigal_Pt_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Can you inoculate yourself from stress?  Paul Taylor, of the Mind-Body Brain Performance Institute, says you can. He calls himself a "PracAdemic," part practical part academic. He's a former British Armed Forces Aircrew Officer who is now a Neuroscientist, Exercise Physiologist & Nutritionist who is doing a Ph.D. in Psychology, focusing on resilience.  His training includes rigorous military combat survival and resistance to interrogation. 

 

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

 

More About Paul Taylor

www.mindbodybrain.com.au

The MindBodyBrain Project podcast

 

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

 https://www.spartan.com/10Rules



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



FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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



© 2021 Spartan

 

Direct download: 382_PAUL_TAYLOR_EPISODE_exp.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:32am EST

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

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

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

 

  • How uncomfortable situations tell us who we truly are

 

  • How to develop the willingness to overcome your challenges

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Connect with Kelly on social:

Instagram - @kellymariemcgonigal

Twitter - @kellymcgonigal

Website - kellymcgonigal.com

Books - kellymcgonigal.com/books

 

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

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy’s Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT



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This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Nutrafol. You can grow thicker, healthier hair without a prescriptionNutrafol is physician formulated to be ONE HUNDRED PERCENT drug-free. They use natural, medical-grade botanicals in consistently effective dosages so you get the most reliable results. Save fifteen dollars off your first month’s subscription by visiting https://nutrafol.com/  and using the code SPARTAN

 

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CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

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

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

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

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Nutrafol. You can grow thicker, healthier hair without a prescriptionNutrafol is physician formulated to be ONE HUNDRED PERCENT drug-free. They use natural, medical-grade botanicals in consistently effective dosages so you get the most reliable results. Save fifteen dollars off your first month’s subscription by visiting https://nutrafol.com/  and using the code SPARTAN

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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



© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: 380_Mike_Zani_episode_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:31am EST

“Listen, some people are whooped right now. Wag your tail, find what's good in your life. Find gratitude, what's going on. Write it down. Because the one thing, when I come home, good day or bad day, and there are days that are bad and I'm tired and everything else, or come home from a trip and it didn't go the way I wanted, or back's hurting or something like that. Guess what? I'm coming home to a waggin' tail,” says Todd Durkin, Motivational Speaker, Personal Trainer, Best Selling Author and Life Transformer.

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

  • Getting your energy flowing and getting juiced up

 

  • Following your dreams

 

  • The value of time

 

  • Being the hardest worker in the room

 

  • And last but not least, always wag your tail

 

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

 

Connect with Todd on social:

Instagram - @ToddDurkin

Facebook - @TodddurkinFQ10

Twitter - @ToddDurkin

Website - www.todddurkin.com

 

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

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy’s Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT



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:

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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

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CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

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

 

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



  • How Logan transitioned from wrestling to MMA

 

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

 

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

 

  • Don’t overlook any person or any move 

 

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



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



Connect with Logan on social…

 

-Twitter: @storleystorm

-Instagram: @logan_storley




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© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: Spartan_COMBAT_Logan_Storley.mp3
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Retired Navy Seal John Macaskill was desperate when his doctor prescribed meditation.  The results were so powerful he now teaches it. Listen today to hear how to get started, how to use mindfulness to be a better parent, CEO, or athlete, and even how it can impact your diet and nutrition.

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

 

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

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

 

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

 https://www.spartan.com/10Rules



FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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



© 2021 Spartan

 

Direct download: 379_John_Macaskill_EPISODE_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

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

 

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

 

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



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

 

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancys Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT



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



SUBSCRIBE:

 

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

 

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

 

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





FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

 

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

 

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

 

 

CREDITS:

 

Producer: Lake Watters

 

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

 

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams





© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: DEKA_Be_Selfish.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

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


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



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




FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:
 
Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
 
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod




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

Direct download: ENDURANCE_Kyle_Dake.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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



© 2021 Spartan




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Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

“I don’t think it’s a real, like, settling thought to most people that, you know, you’re going to go to the hospital and leave with less than what you came with,” says John Kuchinski, an astounding blind athlete who has persevered through obstacles many people would consider unthinkable.

 

Spartan Up Combat Series host, Ryan Warner, speaks with John Kuchinski about how he has pushed through the situations that have redefined his life. In this episode you’ll learn about...



  • John waking up blind after surgery and having to adjust to everyday life to be independent

 

  • Starting wrestling in 8th grade after going blind and later getting into judo, where he trained under Jeff Friedlis Sensei at Michigan State University

 

  • How John lost his legs and still continued to go to the dojo. Training for something other than just getting healthy



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.





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© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: Spartan_COMBAT_John_Kuchinski.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

“See, dreams ignite inspiration in your heart. And inspiration is different than motivation. As most of us know, inspiration is inspired. In spirit, inspire means in spirit. So if you could ignite your spirit, and all of a sudden now, it's like you're ignited by a dream to feel a certain way, or get out of pain, physically or mental pain” says Todd Durkin, Motivational Speaker, Personal Trainer, Best Selling Author and Life Transformer.

Yancy is on the road, so Spartan Up Podcast, DEKA Series host Jarod Cogswell is joined by Todd Durkin to wrap up the final episode of the new 4 part mini-series, Winning the Mind Game.  During this mini-series, the guys will address overall well-being and how to unlock the doors holding us back in our minds. This episode is about how to get your mind right when you’re mentally stuck in a dark place. In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • Mental and emotional conditioning

 

  • When life works best, what are you doing?

 

  • The Hall of Fame mindset of the athletes Todd has worked with

 

  • Developing discipline and getting energy to ignite your spirit

 

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

 

Connect with Todd on social:

Instagram - @ToddDurkin

Facebook - @TodddurkinFQ10

Twitter - @ToddDurkin

Website - www.todddurkin.com

 

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

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy’s Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT



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

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: DEKA_Todd_Durkin_7-29_Release.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

When do you take risks, when do you play it safe?  It turns out it's not one or the other.  Sukhinder Singh Cassidy talks with Spartan founder and CEO Joe De Sena about the importance of risk-taking, and suggests using a series of choices and risks to create better outcomes.

One simple formula - if your FOMO is bigger than your fear of failure, you're going to take action.  If your fear of failure is greater than your FOMO you're not going to take action.  To overcome this, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy suggests steps to reduce the fear of failure.

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is a leading technology executive and entrepreneur, board member, and investor with twenty-five years of experience founding and helping to scale companies, including Google and Amazon. Most recently, she served as president of StubHub and as a member of eBay’s executive leadership team. She is the founder and chairman of theBoardlist and author of Choose Possibility.

 

Take the RISK quiz at https://www.choosepossibility.com/risk-quiz

Find out more about the book https://www.choosepossibility.com/

 

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.

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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



© 2021 Spartan



Direct download: Sukhinder_Singh_Cassidy_episode_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46am EST

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

 

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



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

 

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

 

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

 

  • How to market yourself as a wrestler



Connect with Chael on social…

 

-Twitter: @ChaelSonnen

-Facebook: facebook.com/ChaelSonnen

-Instagram: @sonnench




SPONSOR

 

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





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© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: Spartan_Combat_Chael.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

You can follow him on Instagram: @BAREFOOT_TED

And check out his website: WWW.BAREFOOTTED.COM



SPONSOR

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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: ENDURANCE_Barefoot_Ted_Pt_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

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


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

LINKS:
https://drwillcole.com/

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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



© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: 376_Will_Cole_episode_lev_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

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

 

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

 

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



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

 

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

 

-Yancys Social: @YancyCulp

 

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT

 

SPONSOR

 

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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

 

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

 

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

 

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

 

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

 

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

 

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

 

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams





© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: DEKA_MTMG_pt_3_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

SUBSCRIBE:
Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow
YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:
Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

CREDITS:
Producer: Lake Watters
Hosts: Johnny Waite
Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: ENDURANCE_Barefoot_Ted_Pt_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

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

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

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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



© 2021 Spartan

 

Direct download: 375_Branson1_EPISODE-LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

You can follow Juliet on:

Instagram - @DrJulietMcGrattan

Facebook - @DrJulietMcGrattan

Twitter: @DrJulietMcG

Website - https://drjulietmcgrattan.com

 

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

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy’s Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT



SPONSOR

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

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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: DEKA_Dr._Juliet_McGrattan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

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

 

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

 

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



Hunter McIntyre is a professional athlete and fitness trainer who has established himself as a dominant force in the world of obstacle course racing. He was named one of the top 50 fittest athletes by Sports Illustrated and is the undefeated champion of CMT's reality TV show, Broken Skull Ranch.  Hunter was a Defender on CBS's Million Dollar Mile produced by LeBron James and recently broke the Murph Challenge world record and raised over $20,000 for charity along the way.

 

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

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



SPONSOR

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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: Endurance_Hunter_McIntyre_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

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

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

www.marquesogden.com

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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



© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: 375_Marques_interview_EPISODE_LEVEL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

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

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

  • Having discipline and aligning it with your values

 

  • Finding your motivational, discipline, and resilience data points

 

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

 

  • Accountability being your own best friend

 

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

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

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

You can also follow Lara on:

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

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

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

 

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

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancys Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT



SPONSOR

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

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: DEKA_Dr._L_WTHG_Pt_1_Revised.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36am EST

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

 

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

 

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



Hunter McIntyre is a professional athlete and fitness trainer who has established himself as a dominant force in the world of obstacle course racing. He was named one of the top 50 fittest athletes by Sports Illustrated and is the undefeated champion of CMT's reality TV show, Broken Skull Ranch.  Hunter was a Defender on CBS's Million Dollar Mile produced by LeBron James and recently broke the Murph Challenge world record and raised over $20,000 for charity along the way.

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

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



SPONSOR

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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: Endurance_Hunter_McIntyre_Part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

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

 

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



INTERVIEWS MENTIONED:

Personal Board of Advisors with Elizabeth Weil

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

 

Rat Hope Study

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

 

Camp Spartan

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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



FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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



© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: 373_joe_desena_episode_LEVEL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42pm EST

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  • Reflecting on your last summit to get through the next

 

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

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancys Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT



SPONSOR

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

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: LFBF_5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

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

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

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

 

LINKS:

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

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



FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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



© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: 372_Kyle_Mclaughlin_Episode_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

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

 

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

 

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

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

-Dave’s current philosophy on nutrition

-What foods to avoid when training

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

 

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



SPONSOR

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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan



Direct download: Dave_Scott_Ep_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

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

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

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

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

-How to track performance over the short and long term

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

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

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancys Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT



SPONSOR

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

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

 

 

Direct download: LFBF_Ep_4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

LINKS:  

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



FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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



© 2021 Spartan

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

 

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

 

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

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

-How sound and noise impacts performance anxiety

 

Connect with Matt on social…

-Twitter: @gentrywrestling



SPONSOR

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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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© 2021 Spartan

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

 

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

 

-How mobility is actioned in Dave’s coaching program 

-How to incorporate carbs into a training regiment

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

-How to get started: Just move period

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

 

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



SPONSOR

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

 

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan



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

 

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

 

LINKS:

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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



© 2021 Spartan



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancys Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT



SPONSOR

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

SUBSCRIBE:

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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

 

 

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

 

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

 

-How to use technology to improve training

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

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

-What heart rate zone Jonathan targets for training




More about Jonathan: 

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



SPONSOR

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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan



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

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

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

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LINKS

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

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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



© 2021 Spartan

 

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

 

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

 

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

-How a lifetime’s worth of work builds confidence

-It’s about executing under fire that matters



SPONSOR

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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW US:

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

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© 2021 Spartan

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

 

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

 

-Tapering: Jonathan’s definition and tapering routine

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

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

-Jonathan’s mindset when entering and leaving an obstacle

 

More about Jonathan: 

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



SPONSOR

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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan



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

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

 

LINKS:

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

 

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



FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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



© 2021 Spartan

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

-Gene’s most prized record



Connect with Gene: 

-Twitter: @TheUltraGeezer

-Instagram: @genewdykes

-Website: UltraGeezer

 

SPONSOR

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

 

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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

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

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

-How do you find the right fitness for you? 

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

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

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

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

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancys Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT



SPONSOR

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

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

 

 

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

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

 

LINKS:

www.YourInvited.Info 

www.JonLevyTLB.com

 

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



FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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



© 2021 Spartan

 

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

 

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

 

-Three benefits to using a running coach

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

-Use a mentor to set stretch goals

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

 

Connect with Gene: 

-Twitter: @TheUltraGeezer

-Instagram: @genewdykes

-Website: UltraGeezer

 

SPONSOR

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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan



Direct download: Gene_Dykes_Audio_ONly_Final.mp3
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“If you have a body, you are an athlete,” says Jarod Cogswell, co-host of the DEKA Series Podcast.  

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

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

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

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

-Life is not fun if you’re not fit

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

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancys Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT



SPONSOR

 

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



SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: Deka_Part_1__Audio_ONly.mp3
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What you eat can impact everything from mood, to energy, to disease. Naveen Jain, founder of Viome, and Joe Desena, Spartan Race founder and CEO,  talk about the gut microbiome.  What it is, how it works, and what foods make it work best.

 

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



FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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



© 2021 Spartan

 

Direct download: 366_Naveen_Jain_EPISODE_1.mp3
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“I looked in my rearview mirror and said to myself ‘you made $4k today but you hate your job.’ The next day I moved to Arizona and enrolled in radio school,” says Shane Sparks, hall of fame broadcaster and former wrestler.  

 

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

 

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

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

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

-What happens if you don’t take risks

 

About Shane: 

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

 

SPONSOR

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



SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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© 2021 Spartan

Direct download: CombatShane_Sparks_2.mp3
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“Looking back, the experience was miserable and that’s because I appended the wrong values to winning and losing,” says Shane Sparks, hall of fame broadcaster and former wrestler.  

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

About Shane: 

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

 

SPONSOR

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



SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW US:

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

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

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



© 2021 Spartan

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

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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



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

 

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

 

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

-The one piece of advice that every parent should avoid

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

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

 

Connect with Johnny: 

-Johnny’s website



SPONSOR

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

 

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

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

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

-Kevin’s self talk for goal setting

-The 3 fitness principles that improve mental health

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

-One idea for changing the DEKA Fit events.

 

Connect with Kevin on Instagram and Twitter: @fitmencook

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

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



SPONSOR

 

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



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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

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



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.

 

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https://mastermind.nucalm.com     

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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



© 2021 Spartan

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

 

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

 

-How to reframe a negative perception to a positive one

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

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

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

 

Connect with Johnny: 

-Johnny’s website



SPONSOR

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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

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

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan



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

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

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

-It’s okay to cry at the gym

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

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

-3 best practices for making better choices with food

 

Connect with Kevin on Instagram and Twitter: @fitmencook

 

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

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



SPONSOR

 

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



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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

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

 

LINKS:

www.lisatamati.com

www.instagram.com/lisatamati

 

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.



FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

-Everyone is a sales person in business

-Doug’s process for stress management

-Transcendental Meditation and Doug’s routine

-What we experience is based on our beliefs

-How to eradicate limiting beliefs

 

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



SPONSOR

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



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© 2021 Spartan

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

 

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

 

-How writing about your passion creates the most authentic stories

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

-How to capture the moment when inspiration hits

-Why running without headphones is an idea creation machine

-Where does the creative process come from for Brendan?

 

About Brendan:

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

 

Connect with Brendan:

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

-Website: Semi-Rad.com

-Twitter: @semi-rad

-Instagram: @semi-rad



SPONSOR

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

 

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan



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



LINKS:

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

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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



© 2021 Spartan



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

 

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

 

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

-Ego and the impact on stress

-How to become unstoppable by creating a niche

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

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

 

About Ben

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Follow Ben on Twitter, Instagram and his website

-@BenAskren

-BenAskren.Com



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

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

-How to reset your goals after accomplishing a milestone

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

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

-What are the steps to celebrating fitness

-How every person can be a coach

-Why you can’t fake it in fitness.

 

Follow Jarod and Yancy on social media: 

-Jarod: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy: @YancyCulp

SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Eurofins.  Go to EmpowerDXLab.Com/Spartan and use the code ‘Spartan’ for 15% savings.

 

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Orgain.  New subscribers save 30% at Orgain.Com/Pages/Spartan

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

 

 

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

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This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Eurofins Scientific, the official testing partner of Spartan. The Eurofins EmpowerDX at-home COVID collection kit is the fastest, cheapest, and most sensitive test on the market today. Go to EmpowerDXLab.com/Spartan and use access code SPARTAN for 15% savings or free with most insurance.

LINKS:

https://frankfigliuzzi.com/

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Host: Joe De Sena Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye will be back soon, we miss them!

© 2021 Spartan

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

 

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

 

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

-How to improve anxiety management

-Why the Olympic Trials represent the pinnacle in amateur sports



SPONSOR

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© 2021 Spartan

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