The Hard Way w/ Joe De Sena (general)

Discover the secrets of elite performers straight from a Special Forces expert!
 
In this episode, Dr. Reginald O'Hara who has been working with special forces in the Department of Defense for 23 years. reveals how top soldiers push their limits and stay sharp. He explains game-changing techniques to boost your own performance, from breathing tricks to recovery hacks.
 
Whether you're an athlete, entrepreneur, or just looking to level up, this episode is packed with actionable advice to help you achieve more. Find out how to train like a warrior, recover like a pro, and unlock your full potential. Don't miss these insider tips that could transform your life and career!
 
Highlights:

00:00 Intro
00:49 What makes a hard performer?
07:02 Excessive training can lead to chronic overtraining
10:16 Relaxation techniques for high-performing individuals
15:59 Dr. O’Hara’s training routine
18:19 The importance of moderate-intensity exercise
20:03 Developing healthy habits

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast interview are those of the individual (Dr. Reggie O’Hara) and do not reflect the official policy or position of William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Department of the Army, Defense Health Agency, or the U.S. Government.

Connect with Dr. Reggie O’Hara:

LinkedIn: in/reggie-b-o’hara-m-sc-ph-d-8a91b1168

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Most people struggle with low energy, willpower, and motivation. But what if you could feel energized and excited about life again?
 
In this episode, former pro soccer player turned health entrepreneur Yuri Elkaim shares his unexpected journey from playing on the world stage to finding a new purpose through wellness.
 
Yuri reveals the single change that transformed his life - and it can change yours in just one week. Discover why facing fears is so important for success and happiness.
 
Plus, Spartan CEO Joe De Sena dives into the power of helping others and manufacturing adversity.
 
Learn Yuri's top tips for feeling motivated, overcoming obstacles, and living your fullest life. It's time to stop sabotaging yourself and start feeling alive again! 
 
Highlights:

00:00 Intro
01:03 Yuri’s background
03:48 Desire as a burning flame that trumps everything
05:21 Transferring your desire to another part of life
08:40 Finding energy and motivation in helping others
11:17 Energy is rare and hard to find
14:35 Reaching rock bottom to experience transformation
15:37 Yuri’s current business growth
16:56 Conflicting nutrition and health information in the digital age
19:00 Three most important things to change in our life
22:04 How to find Yuri

Instagram: @healthpreneur
Youtube: Healthpreneur/videos
Website: https://healthpreneurgroup.com/

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In this episode, fitness mogul Tom Dowd reveals how he went from working long hours in his family's supermarket business to partnering with Mark Wahlberg and saving struggling franchise F45.
 
Growing up instilled a strong work ethic in Dowd, but his biggest test came when he took over F45 in crisis. Through strategic partnerships, focusing on culture, and his relentless drive, Dowd engineered an incredible turnaround.
 
Tune in to hear directly from Dowd as he opens up about lessons from his past and shares the tactics that transformed both his career and the fitness industry, pulling companies from the brink of failure to massive success.
 
Highlights:

00:00 Intro
01:37 Tom’s childhood and growing up in the family business
04:38 Networking, adding value, and connecting with influential people
08:58 Finding investment opportunities and growing a business
13:19 Challenges and growth in the health and wellness business
18:56 Business success a believing in fate
22:19 Recovering struggling business through hard work and commitment
26:27 Building a team and giving them the right to contribute
29:26 One thing that always helps through struggles
32:33 Joe’s partnership with Tom and F45

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In this episode, Joe De Sena, chats with his friend Kalojan Georgiev, currently residing in Zanzibar. Kalojan provides an engaging insight into the untapped potential of Zanzibar as a prime investment destination and a wonderful place to live.
 
Kalojan highlights the significant return on investment in Zanzibar, which can reach up to 15-20%, far exceeding returns in more developed regions. He explains the unique appeal of Zanzibar for tourists and investors alike, emphasizing its growing tourism industry and the high demand for quality accommodations.
 
Kalojan also shares his personal lifestyle in Zanzibar, balancing work, family, and a range of outdoor activities. This episode will make you consider Zanzibar for investment opportunities as well as a new living destination, promising a vibrant community and a high quality of life.
 
Highlights:

00:00 Intro
00:57 The work ethic of Eastern Europeans
05:32 Investing in tropical destinations
08:14 Potential high returns with investing in Zanzibar
14:41 Zanzibar real estate investing examples
16:33 Innovative education system in a beachside community
19:27 How to connect to Kalojan Gerogiev
21:03 Balancing work and family life in Zanzibar
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Meet the world's toughest inspiration - 98-year-old Lala LaLanne!
In this episode, Joe De Sena sits down with the fitness legend to uncover her secrets to breaking records, crushing workouts, and staying motivated well into her 90s.
 
Listen as Elaine shares incredible stories of her and her late husband Jack's accomplishments over the decades. She'll also give you an inside look at her current mission - rallying people worldwide to shatter her record of 2,251 jumping jacks.
 
If you want to add years to your life and life to your years, you don't want to miss this rare chance to learn from the woman who proves aging is truly just a mindset. You can connect with Lala through her website jacklalanne.com and listen to more of her valuable advice on the Pass It Along Podcast which she co-hosts with Greg Justice.

Highlights:

00:00 Intro
00:51 Who is Lala Lalanne?
04:48 Lala’s books and upcoming movie
07:54 Jack LaLanne jumping jack challenge
11:39 ARCH – attitude, resistance, consistency, harmony
15:06 Aging is like a sport, you have to train for it  
17:55 If you want something to happen, don’t be a quitter!
26:18 Learn to like yourself and improve
28:19 Where can people find Lala?

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Tired of feeling stuck in a rut? Discover how taking on new challenges can make you feel alive again at any age.
 
In this empowering episode, Gwendolyn Bounds shares how she conquered self-doubt and found her inner athlete later in life. She discusses her transformation from a sedentary to a competitive obstacle course racer through grit and community support.

Gwendolyn Bounds is an award-winning journalist and author whose career spans media brands including The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, Consumer Reports, CNBC, SmartNews, and more.

Her latest book “NOT TOO LATE: The Power of Pushing Limits at Any Age” captures the mental and physical benefits of pursuing something hard that you love – a starkly different prescription for wellbeing in a world filled with hacks and shortcuts to find happiness and good health. 

Anchoring Gwendolyn’s book is the story of her own midlife evolution from an unathletic desk-bound news executive glued to her screens into an age-group medalist and world championship competitor in the daunting sport of obstacle course racing. 

In NOT TOO LATE, Gwendolyn offers a roadmap for action and realistic change that anyone can use to tap inner reserves, face fear, and push boundaries. You can find Gwendolyn on social media and sign up for her newsletter at gwendolynbounds.com.

Highlights:

00:00 Intro
01:02 The power of pushing limits at any age
02:46 It’s never too late for sports or Spartan race
07:01 Lessons from the obstacle course racing
10:40 Helping people to get moving after the pandemic
17:12 The Death Race in Vermont
18:15 How can people find Gwendolyn
20:09 How to get started and Not Yet mentality
24:16 The joy of pushing yourself beyond your limits
28:39 Life is about small choices

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When Kristin Smedley's young son was diagnosed as blind, she was devastated. But rather than accepting limits, she became fiercely determined to give him every opportunity. Tapping into creative problem-solving skills from her own athletic past, Kristin empowered her son to navigate life fearlessly.
 
Through using all available tools and relentless advocacy, her sons thrived academically against all odds. But Kristin's vision didn't stop there. She now inspires others through her nonprofit, proving disability is no barrier to success with the right mindset and support.
 
Hear Kristin's incredible story - from the shock of her son's diagnosis to his graduation at the top of his class. Discover practical lessons on nurturing independence, creative accessibility solutions, and transforming challenges into triumphs. Kristin will motivate and inspire you to believe in limitless potential.
 
Highlights:
00:00 Intro
01:01 Kristin’s childhood in Philadelphia
03:43 Learning about the importance of team
07:19 The shock of hearing her firstborn was blind
10:13 Realizing what to do as a parent of a blind child
14:23 Finding a nonprofit to help the blind community
18:43 What I Can Be Is Up to Me book
20:31 Using all available tools and holding the school accountable
23:22 Things to apply to make your life better
26:28 Where can people find Kristin?

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Kevin Kaiser has an unconventional approach to business that was shaped by his roots growing up on a farm in Canada. As a professor at Wharton, one of the top business schools in the world, Kaiser is challenging the status quo.
 
In this fascinating podcast episode, Kaiser shares the philosophies that have made him an outlier - treating companies like living organisms that must constantly adapt to survive. He believes success breeds complacency if you don't disrupt yourself.
 
You will learn Kaiser's unique strategies for avoiding complacency and staying motivated through unpredictability. You'll discover why he argues against giving employees clear goals and instead pushes them outside their comfort zones.
 
Kaiser also dives into mindset, explaining how to "own" your thoughts and emotions rather than identify with them. For business leaders and entrepreneurs, this podcast provides an invigorating fresh perspective on value creation, leadership, and turning assumptions on their heads.
 
Highlights:
00:00 Intro
01:01 Kevin Kaiser’s background
02:08 Business as a living organism
03:55 Who decides how to deploy resources?
06:03 Students at Wharton and fragility
09:44 How do big companies like Kodak fail?
13:18 Staying relevant as a company
15:33 Don’t listen to evolutionary wants
19:26 Challenges and the example of Toyota
22:26 Being the manager of your mind, body, and emotions
24:58 How can people find Kevin?

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In this episode, Joe se Sena is having an insightful conversation with TeamSnap CEO Pete Frintzilas. Pete shares how facing challenges as a child of immigrants built his resilience and success. He discusses lessons learned on instilling a strong work ethic in kids without spoiling them.
 
Joe and Pete also discuss how continuous learning and seeking guidance from mentors fueled their growth and empowered them to overcome obstacles. Discover actionable advice on prioritizing your career early, developing an immigrant work ethic, and showing appreciation to accelerate your success from scratch.
 
Tune in now!
 
Highlights:
00:00 Intro
01:01 Pete Frintzilas's background and childhood
03:55 Raising resilient children
07:31 Overprinting of the first child
09:05 Challenges of being a CEO of a big company
10:56 Hard work, mentors, and professional growth
13:24 Communication, gratitude, and working hard
15:55 Regret for not starting a business earlier
17:54 Where can people find Pete?

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In this episode of The Hard Way podcast, Joe De Sena interviews Paul Foster, the founder of the iconic fitness brand Reebok.
 
Tune in as Foster recounts growing up in a family shoe business plagued by infighting, and his risky decision to break out on his own with his brother. Listen how this small startup found its big break by pivoting to capitalize on the aerobics craze just starting to sweep the nation.
 
Foster shares the story of how resilience, innovation, and an openness to new opportunities allowed Reebok to outmaneuver giants and become the #1 brand in women's fitness worldwide. De Sena and Foster also discuss invaluable lessons around turning obstacles into opportunities and how perseverance can pay off big for entrepreneurs willing to work hard and think outside the box.
 
Highlights:
00:00 Intro
00:49 How did Reebok start?
04:16 Selling Reebok and going into aerobics
06:24 Surviving and thriving in business
08:07 Working with family members
09:23 Why do most companies fail?
10:43 The role of luck in success
11:28 The importance of sports
12:55 Writing a book - Shoemaker
15:42 How can people find Joe?
16:08 Preparing the second book
17:53 Just keep going

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When does pursuing your goals mean neglecting your relationships? For high-performing couples, maintaining intimacy may become hard and require intentionality.
 
In this episode, Amy Wine shares her strategies for helping elite athletes, entrepreneurs and busy professionals prioritize connection - even when life gets hectic. Learn a system for designing communication around each partner's unique rhythms and needs.
 
Learn about the "married roommate" trap and how to overcome it. Discover Amy's techniques for educating spouses on the elite mindset and scheduling meaningful moments together.
 
Whether you're training for the Olympics or building an empire, get Amy's advice for keeping romance alive while chasing your dreams.
 
Highlights:
00:00 Intro
01:04 Who is Amy Wine?
01:40 Troubles with relationships
03:57 Married roommates stage
07:31 High-class problems
09:21 Being there for your spouse
11:23 The mindset of wanting the change
15:46 Finding the joy
18:08 We don’t own stuff, it owns us
20:41 How can people find Amy?

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While most would have quit after repeatedly getting cut from teams, Dre Baldwin refused to give up on his basketball dreams. This episode shares his incredible journey from benchwarmer to going pro, despite the countless setbacks along the way.
 
You'll learn how he maintained an unstoppable motivation to improve day after day through strategies like constantly problem-solving new approaches. Dre also discusses the mindset it takes to achieve big goals, emphasizing the importance of working with others who are truly ready to put in the effort.
 
For anyone wanting to up their game in life and business, this episode is a must-watch source of inspiration and practical advice on overcoming obstacles through grit and determination.
 
Highlights:
00:00 Intro
00:46 Work on Your Game phrase
02:29 Why don’t people work on their game?
04:55 Staying focused and motivated  
06:55 Fight against the gravity
08:45 How to motivate unmotivated people?
14:17 Joe’s invite to his event
15:18 Transformation stories
19:31 How can people find Dre

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This episode follows the transformation of successful entrepreneur Andy Goldstrom from a results-driven corporate executive to a compassionate parenting coach. Faced with his own daughter's mental health struggles, Andy realized the tough love approach that worked in business failed his family.
 
Through difficult lessons and parent coaching certification, Andy learned to see issues through his child's eyes. Now he shares these hard-won insights to help others strengthen bonds with kids facing unprecedented challenges.
 
Tune in as Andy discusses his pivotal journey with Spartan Race founder Joe De Sena. Hear real-world strategies for setting boundaries, building trust and finding perspective - even in divorce. Discover how simple acts of attunement can ease parenting pressures in our hyper-connected world.

Connect with Andy: www.parentsjourneycoaching.net
 
Highlights:
00:00 Intro
00:43 Mental health challenges
04:03 Learning curve and coaching
08:11 Authoritative parenting styles
09:35 Setting boundaries around dating
11:10 When to allow the use of phones
12:56 Kids today have too much pressure
17:12 The importance of exercise for anxiety and depression
18:30 Welcome to Holland parable
20:57 Three things for parents to do
23:08 Kids need support and understanding

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Tired of being average? Want to take your game to the next level and become unstoppable? This episode will show you how to maximize your innate strengths, tap into your deepest interests, and unleash an unstoppable drive to win.
 
Former military strategist James King shares his science-backed approach to identifying your "sweet spot" and aligning your goals in a way that ignites your full potential. Spartan CEO Joe De Sena opens up about applying these principles to build an empire and change millions of lives.
 
Discover the secrets of the world's top performers and leave with an action plan to optimize your body and mind for total excellence.
 
Highlights:
00:00 Intro
00:42 Who is James King?
02:45 Studying performance science at the University of Edinburg
09:26 Key goals to pursue in order to excel
12:42 Leaning into strengths or fixing the weaknesses?
15:01 How hard is it to figure out your interests?
17:41 Just start doing something
20:22 Finding your sweet spot
23:13 The University of Better

For more insights into James King, be sure to explore:

Social Media Handles-
Instagram: @jamesaking_
LinkedIn: @acceleratingexcellence
Youtube: @acceleratingexcellence
Twitter: @jamesaking

Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B15MT2F9?ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_WC2SR2T9WSA12ZZCTFDP

Spotfiy: https://open.spotify.com/show/5LJFspGl7b0e5YuxMfPLpx?si=be50920d345347ea

Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-accelerating-excellence-podcast/id1706636304

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In this episode, marketing pioneer Seth Godin shares his proven strategies for building viral movements and brands. He and the Spartan founder Joe De Sena talk about the power of cultivating small, passionate communities over mass appeal.
 
Godin draws from his experience helping top brands connect through stories and building a community. He explains how understanding the way ideas spread socially unlocked his viral successes.
 
Seth points out that the most successful brands are built like "religions" that unite people through shared experiences. He also talks about happiness as a choice and the advantages of the world we live in.
 
For anyone wanting to inspire a change, this conversation provides valuable lessons on spreading ideas that uplift, becoming a viral phenomenon, and establishing movements that empower lives.

Episode presented by MudGear
 
Highlights:
00:00 Intro
00:42 The world is not your customer
02:08 Is a small audience enough?
04:31 The secret to becoming viral
08:01 The success of Joe’s New York restaurant
09:10 What would Seth as a head of Spartan?
13:33 How did Seth find his path?
14:25 Being happy is a choice
16:47 Building a brand is building a religion
18:36 The war in Ukraine from a marketing perspective
21:12 How can you find Seth?

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Craig Levinson has overcome countless obstacles on his journey from South Africa to Silicon Valley. After immigrating as a teen, he chased his basketball dreams in the US only to have a devastating injury end his career. But he refused to quit, pivoting to build supplement brands and manage inspirational clients.
 
Through it all, 3 principles have guided him: accountability, consistency, and self-care. In this episode, Craig shares gripping tales of his moves across the world, business failures, and backstage encounters that led him to create a very sought-after agency. His story is an inspiration for anyone willing to keep chasing their dreams against all odds.
 
Highlights:

00:00 Intro
00:43 Craig Levinson’s family and background
02:34 Moving to the United States at 19
05:13 Playing college basketball and getting injured
08:18 Creating a supplement brand and failing
11:31 Pivoting and finding a way through
13:10 Meeting his faith in the backstage of Ellen DeGeneres show
15:33 Working with A-list clients
17:34 Thee things important for success
20:48 How to find Craig?
21:54 Final words

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Dominic Schlueter was a regular kid who loved running. Through consistency, the right influences, and taking action on his dreams, he's built a thriving podcast and brand at just 18 years old.
 
In this episode, Dominic recounts how from a young age he found joy in challenging himself on the track. That drive soon led him to seek out greater obstacles through podcasts and books. And it inspired him to start his own show to share the stories of people that he found inspiring.
 
Dominic talks about his fascination with Joe’s podcast and “threats” from his dad to send him to Joe De Sena's infamous farm. Years later, he is having an interview with Joe himself and talking about pushing himself to the limit through running, life-changing lessons he learned about grit, a circle of influence, and turning passion into purpose.
 
Tune in to hear more from this fascinating young man!

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In this hard-hitting episode, bestselling author Michael Easter joins Joe De Sena to discuss the
dangers of our addiction to comfort in the modern world. 
 
They explore how technologies like social media and junk food use the same psychological tricks
as slot machines to hijack our brains. Easter reveals the "scarcity loop" that makes these activities so addictive. They also debate controversial solutions like taxing junk food and mandatory military service. 
 
This thought-provoking discussion will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about comfort - and maybe inspire you to get a little uncomfortable yourself!
 
Highlights:

00:00 Intro
01:18 Michael Easter’s background
05:02 Lessons learned from skiing
06:27 Parenting mistakes and the danger of technology
09:44 The casino laboratory and a 3-part behavior loop
13:35 The negative consequences of casino games and phones
14:58 Snacking and junk food industry
17:02 Challenging things will make you thrive
20:37 Overeating and managing food
25:26 The power of phones and what to do
28:09 Mandatory military service and recruiting
30:53 Three things everybody should do daily
32:56 How to find Michael?
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Joe De Sena interviews Craig Siegel who is an author and motivational speaker. While having a successful business on Wall St Craig felt unfulfilled. He re-invented himself and constantly pushed himself into discomfort until he found a passion that would get him out of bed in the morning. He now helps others find their true potential and calling.

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Joe De Sena sits down with Co-Director of Christspiracy, Kameron Waters who talks about his upcoming film which he and his co-director bought back from Netflix making it the first of its kind to do so. This is the sequel to the popular Seaspiracy, What the Health and Cowspiracy which explores The Spirituality Secret kept hidden for thousands of years. To help Kameron buy the movie back from Netflix they are launching a kickstarter which you can find here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/christspiracy/christspiracy-the-spirituality-secret?ref=1l5hn3

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Jessie Kanzer, author of UNLOCKING YOUR INNER ZELENSKY shares profound life lessons drawn from Volodymyr Zelensky's words and actions, and shows us how we too can access our Inner Zelensky to improve how we lead, conduct ourselves, and how we live. Jessie Kanzer, a half-Ukrainian child of the USSR who had a small part in Zelensky’s first major film, sees Zelensky as "a spiritual leader for our times." Joe sits down with her to discover what we can do to become better leaders.

 

For those interested in the book please visit: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250894762/unlocking-your-inner-zelensky

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On this episode Joe De Sena interviews Eric Frohardt who is a retired Navy Seal and purple heart recipient. Eric talks about his time in active service and his transition to becoming COO of Defy. Episode presented by Mudgear.

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On this episode of The Hard Way Joe De Sena sits down with Ed Hajim, a successful Wall Street executive who persevered through some of life's hardest tests as a young child.

 

Ed was kidnapped by his father at 3 years old and left in foster care and continued to fight through all the obstacles in front of him to now living a life of giving back to younger generations. In his latest book, The Island of the Four P's, he created a fable that helps prepare the youth for their future. 

 

To learn more about Ed or buy a copy of his book visit: https://www.edhajim.com/

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Joe brings on longtime friend and an original Spartan; Zach Even Esh. Joe and Zach talk about why it's important to toughen up in modern times and what the reasons are for the increase of softness in society.

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Andrea Miller is the founder and CEO of YourTango, an independent, purpose-driven publisher focused on relationships, emotional resilience, love, and self-empowerment tha attracts more than 23 million unique visitors each month organically. Joe and Andrea talk about the loneliness epidemic and how the modern tools out there have made fostering relationships more difficult than ever.

For more info head to: https://www.yourtango.com/ 

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Joe interviews Angelo Poli who is the founder of Metabolic Profiling (MetPro), which is an advanced methodology that analyzes a person’s specific response to diet and activity, and adjusts based on their personal needs and goals. Angelo breaks down his process for helping thousands of people achieve their goal weight and how the metabolism works differently for every single person. For more info head to: metpro.co/spartan

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Jaime Bronstein, LCSW is a relationship therapist, coach, host of “Love Talk Live” on LA Talk Radio, wife, and mama. She was named the #1 relationship coach transforming lives in 2020 by YahooFinance.

Joe sits down with her to talk about manifesting and what it takes to turn dreams into reality through hard work and faith. 

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therelationshipxpert/ 

Website: https://therelationshipexpert.com Amazon Link for my book, "MAN*ifesting: A Step-By-Step Guide to Attracting the Love That's Meant for You." http://posthill.to/1637586701

 

 

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Kelly and Juliet Starrett are pioneers in creating functional movement to improve quality of life. They have worked with Navy SEALS, Olympic and pro athletes, and weekend warriors to help them prevent injury and improve performance through customized programs. Kelly and Juliet are the co-founders of The Ready State, a virtual mobility coaching platform, and San Francisco CrossFit.

 

Their new book Built to Move: The 10 Essential Habits to Help You Move Freely and Live Fully aims to present 10 practices proven to enhance mobility, make you feel energetic and improve your quality of life.

 

You can order their new book at: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=built+to+move+starrett&hvadid=631645487512&hvdev=c&hvlocint=9004399&hvlocphy=9075555&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=9913280298291795655&hvtargid=kwd-1880193860341&hydadcr=15522_13517448&tag=googhydr-20&ref=pd_sl_9ktlbvwsoy_e

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After receiving millions of views on social media and dozens of comments asking where the full speech is we've published Joe De Sena's 10x Growth Con Speech. In this speech Joe talks about what it takes to become successful in whatever you're pursuing. The journey is always the same and this is what to expect. Episode is Presented by Athletic Brewing Co.

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Joe De Sena sits down with Don Saladino, aka The Trainer to the Stars. Don is known for whipping celebrities into shape for major movies. He's worked with Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, John Krasinski any many more. For more info on Don click here: https://donsaladino.com/ 

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Dr. Luana Marques is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Founder and Director of Community Psychiatry PRIDE at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the former President of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. In her new book, she outlines an accessible approach for readers to not only manage their anxiety, but also address its root—avoidance. Get a copy of her new book here: https://drluana.com/book/

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Joe De Sena sits down with Dr. Gladys McGarey, author of "The Well-Lived Life" and talks about what it takes to live a long, healthy and happy life.

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Joe De Sena sits down with Dr. Gladys McGarey, author of "The Well-Lived Life" and talks about what it takes to live a long, healthy and happy life.

Direct download: EP15_Dr._Gladys_McGarey_V2_Audio_Only.mp3
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The CEO of O2 Hydration joins the show to talk about the obstacles and life of entrepreneurship. What has Dave learned through his journey of building O2 and what does the future of sports drinks look like?

Direct download: EP14_Dave_Colina_Audio_Only.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:11pm EDT

Dr. Amen is a physician, psychiatrist, and founder of Amen Clinics with 11 locations across the U.S. Amen Clinics has the world’s largest database of brain scans for psychiatry totaling more than 210,000 SPECT scans on patients from 155 countries. He is the founder of BrainMD, a science-based nutraceutical company, and Amen University, which has trained thousands of medical and mental health professionals on the methods he has developed. He is the go-to resource for all things brain health and Joe De Sena asks him ways to boost overall brain health.

Direct download: EP13_Dr._Daniel_Amen_Audio_Only.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34am EDT

Brian Johnson is the creator of Optimize and the Founder + CEΦ of Heroic. He’s spent half of the last twenty-five years as a Founder/CEO and the other half as a Philosopher. Not only does Brian know the secrets in creating successful businesses but he also knows the secrets to living an optimal life.

 

For more information on Brian click here: https://www.heroic.us/meet-brian-johnson

Direct download: EP10_Brian_Johnson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Dr. Amy Shah Dr. Shah graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University's world renowned school of nutrition. She helps busy people transform their health using cutting-edge nutritional and medical science. Her proven techniques to heal inflammation utilize the power of the microbiome to help digestion, obtain natural hormone balance and heal food sensitivities. She is a well-known expert on intermittent fasting for women. In this interview she explains what we got wrong about food, how our cravings can be controlled and the impact food has on our entire health.

Direct download: EP11_Dr._Amy_Shah_4.11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Joe sits down with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a humanitarian, spiritual leader and an ambassador of peace and human values. Through his life and work, Gurudev has inspired millions around the world with a vision of a stress-free, violence-free world. 

To follow Gurudev visit: https://www.instagram.com/artofliving/?hl=en

Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Paul Chek is a world-renowned expert in the fields of corrective and high-performance exercise kinesiology, stress management and holistic wellness. In a world of biohacking and shortcuts to achieve health Paul breaks down what it truly takes to achieve optimal health. Please like and subscribe!

 

You can follow Paul here: https://www.instagram.com/paul.chek/?hl=en

Direct download: EP8_Paul_Chek_Audio_Only.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

On this episode renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Vonda Wright shares what she does to help athletes unlock peak performance.

Direct download: EP7_Dr._Vonda_Wright_Audio_Only.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Jack Jarvis, a soldier from Hamble, Hampshire, spent 111 days at sea becoming the first solo rower to have rowed from mainland Europe to North America. Joe sits down to interview how the soldier rowed 4,500 nautical miles (8,334km) from Portugal to South Florida.

Direct download: EP6_Jack_Jarvis_Audio_Only.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

MICHAEL CHERNOW IS THE FOUNDER OF SEAMORE’S, CO-FOUNDER OF THE MEATBALL SHOP, CO-FOUNDER OF WELLWELL AND NOW THE FOUNDER OF KREATURES OF HABIT. BEFORE DOMINATING THE NYC RESTAURANT SCENE MICHAEL STRUGGLED WITH ALCOHOL AND DRUGS. BY REPLACING HIS BAD HABITS WITH LIFE CHANGING ONE'S HE WAS ABLE TO TURN HIS LIFE AROUND THROUGH HEALTH, FITNESS, AND MINDSET.

 

Follow Michael here: https://www.instagram.com/michaelchernow/?hl=en

Direct download: EP5_Michal_Chernow_Audio_Only.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

RJ Singh is on a mission to achieve ultra-performance in all areas of life. His mastery of ultra-habits helped him turn his life around and now he hopes to inspire others to do the same. Through commitment and absolute dedication to the evolution of the mind, body, and spirit, people can prosper in all areas of their lives. To achieve this, we require intention, discipline, and solid habits.

 

Can follow RJ here:

 https://www.linkedin.com/in/rj-singh/

 https://www.facebook.com/ultrahabits

https://www.instagram.com/ultra.habits/

Direct download: EP4_RJ_Singh_Audio_Only.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Ryan Serhant is a real estate broker, CEO, and founder of SERHANT. He's also a bestselling author, producer, and star of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing New York and Sell It Like Serhant. In this interview he reveals what the real estate market is doing in 2023 and his overall recommended investing philosophy when it comes to real estate. He also talks about his tips for success.

Direct download: EP3_Ryan_Serhant_Audio_Only_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Jen Cohen is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, brand strategist, international speaker, podcaster and educator with a specific focus on building healthy habits and inspiring people to achieve their biggest dreams through boldness.

 

Her new book Bigger, Better Bolder aims to help people achieve the life they want by being bold.

 

Grab a copy here: https://www.amazon.com/Bigger-Better-Bolder-Live-Life/dp/0306829584/ref=asc_df_0306829584/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=598359157175&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=276360795714431833&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9001987&hvtargid=pla-1665250621824&psc=1

Direct download: EP2_Jennifer_Cohen_Audio_Only.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Bill Eckstrom helps executive leaders, front-line managers, athletic coaches, teachers learn how to master coaching in order to enhance performance and growth.

 

After his TEDx Talk became the most viral talk in the history of that event, it became clear that the world was eager to understand growth and performance through Bill’s eyes.

 

Bill and Joe talk about the world of coaching and what it takes to elevate a group to improve their overall performance.

Direct download: EP1_Bill_Eckstrom_Audio_Only.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Do you feel like you have fewer friends than you used to? You're not alone. People all over the globe are reporting having smaller social circles and feeling more isolated. In this episode of "Spartan Up," host Joe De Sena talks with Dr. Marisa G Franco, author of “Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make—and Keep—Friends,”  about the loneliness epidemic and the importance of friendship for success and happiness. From joining a club or activity group to taking the initiative to reach out to others, Dr. Franco offers practical advice for combating loneliness and making new friends. Plus, learn how having a strong support network can make big hills look smaller and might even help you perform better in a Spartan race and other endurance events. 

 

LINKS:

Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make—and Keep—Friends https://amzn.to/3VKxnrh

More about Dr. Marisa G. Franco https://drmarisagfranco.com/

 

Joe De Sena & Spartan

“10 Rules for Resilience” by Joe De Sena https://amzn.to/3TlpeaR

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

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

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

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SpartanUpPodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

Website: https://www.spartan.com/

 

SPONSORS:

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

 

AC+ION Ion Charged Alkaline Water. They’ve unlocked water’s full potential so that you can unlock your own. AC+ION Ion Charged Alkaline Water is premium hydration with no added sodium and electrolytes for a pure taste. Visit drinkaction.com 

 

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



CREDITS:

Host: Joe De Sena

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

© 2022 Spartan

 

Direct download: 437_Marisa_FRANCO_interview_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:19pm EDT

We all know that self-control is important, but few of us know how to actually develop it. Joe De Sena, founder & CEO of Spartan, asks Professor Roy Baumeister, an expert in the field of self-control, how to build this essential muscle. Self-control or willpower - is about habit-forming and setting yourself up for success. Professor Baumeister's advice is simple but effective: start small, set goals, and be consistent. By following his advice, you can develop the self-control you need to achieve your goals.

Professor Roy Baumeister is a world-renowned psychologist who has spent his career researching self-control. In his work, he has found that self-control functions like a muscle - the more you exercise it, the stronger it becomes. This research has profound implications for our understanding of human behavior, and can help us all to live better, more productive lives.

Here are the steps you need to follow to also get self-control and discipline.:

  1. Do something hard every day to exercise your self-control muscle
  2. Keep track of your progress and reward yourself for meeting goals
  3. Make your goals public to add social pressure and accountability



"Self-control works like a muscle. So if you exercise it, it gradually gets stronger, and it's sort of one basic muscle that you use for everything."

 

LINKS:

“Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength” https://amzn.to/3EWHfrO

Prof. Baumeister’s work https://roybaumeister.com/

 

Joe De Sena & Spartan

“10 Rules for Resilience” by Joe De Sena https://amzn.to/3TlpeaR

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

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

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

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SpartanUpPodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

Website: https://www.spartan.com/

 

SPONSORS:

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

HEROIC Activate the best most energized productive and connected version of yourself with heroic the official wellness app of Spartan learn more to get started with your free Spartan starter pack at heroic.us/spartan

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



CREDITS:

Host: Joe De Sena

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

© 2022 Spartan

 

Direct download: 436_Baumeister_Interview_edit_1LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:36am EDT

Native American author, speaker, and veteran DJ Vanas is the author of "The Warrior Within," a book about the importance of service, discipline, and courage.

Joe De Sena, founder & CEO of Spartan Race, asked DJ Vanas what he believes makes a great Warrior.

"Someone who leads by example, and at the end of the day, somebody who has dedicated their life to service, to their tribe, to their people. It's all about making a contribution. That's what the warrior role comes from. And it transcends age, race, gender, and stage of life. These principles that I share in the book are available for anybody willing to take on the call."

In this interview, Joe De Sena and DJ Vanas talk about what rites of passage are now and what they should be, how young men are currently struggling and how to overcome that, the role of a warrior in the community, how warriors are more like ants than eagles, and the 5 things you should do to become a true warrior.

 

LINKS:

DJ Vanas

https://nativediscovery.com/

https://www.instagram.com/d.j.vanas/

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

“The Warrior Within” https://amzn.to/3TlCLPx

 

Joe De Sena & Spartan

“10 Rules for Resilience” by Joe De Sena https://amzn.to/3TlpeaR

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

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

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

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SpartanUpPodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

Website: https://www.spartan.com/

 

SPONSORS:

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

 

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by:

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

 

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






CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

 

Direct download: DJ_VANAS_INTERVIEW_Assembly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:36am EDT

If you're constantly feeding yourself negativity, fear, and anxiety, then that pathway gets locked on. It's like the railroad switch gets rusted and gets stuck on. Mark Divine, retired Navy SEAL and founder of the SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind, talks with Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan,  about the importance of maintaining discipline in your daily routine, even when external factors make it difficult. If we allow ourselves to be constantly bombarded with negativity, it can lead to a permanent state of anxiety and depression. Making a commitment to our routines and rituals can help us stay focused and positive.

 

The two also talk about the upcoming Burpees For Vets challenge

https://www.burpeesforvets.org/

 

Mark Divine is an entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, philanthropist, and one of the world’s top leadership and coaching experts. Divine’s leadership and coaching program for the SEALs was so effective that it’s now being used outside of the Navy by top CEOs, Fortune 100 companies, USA Olympics, elite universities, major league sports franchises, celebrities, and successful individuals from all over the world.

 

LINKS:

https://markdivine.com/

https://www.instagram.com/realmarkdivine/

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

https://www.facebook.com/RealMarkDivine

https://twitter.com/MarkDivine

 

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

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

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

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SpartanUpPodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

Website: https://www.spartan.com/

 

SPONSORS:

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

 

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by:

 

AC+ION Ion Charged Alkaline Water. They’ve unlocked water’s full potential so that you can unlock your own. AC+ION Ion Charged Alkaline Water is premium hydration with no added sodium and electrolytes for a pure taste. Visit drinkaction.com 

 

HEROIC Activate the best most energized productive and connected version of yourself with heroic the official wellness app of Spartan learn more to get started with your free Spartan starter pack at heroic.us/spartan

 

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



CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

 

Direct download: 434_Mark_Divine_InterviewLEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:33am EDT

Bedros Keuilian is a serial entrepreneur and business coach who is best known for his work in the fitness industry. He came to the United States as a young child, escaping the Soviet Union, and has since built a successful career by following his passions and serving others. He is the founder of Fit Body Boot Camp, a global franchise with over 700 locations, and he is the author of the book "Man Up: How to Go from Zero to Hero in Business and in Life."

"I don't need someone putting thoughts into my mind that could end up as deeds through my actions."

 

  1. Be careful with the words you choose because they can become reality.
  2. Have a clear vision and communicate it to your team.
  3. Lead from the front and be an example for others to follow.
  4. The importance of an immigrant mentality
  5. The when to wear & when to set aside your armor

 

LINKS:

Bedros Keuilian https://bedroskeuilian.com/

Bedros Keuilian Instagram @bedroskeuilian

More resources from Bedros:  

https://fitbodybootcamp.com

https://www.themdkproject.com

www.squireprogram.com

 

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

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

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

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SpartanUpPodcast

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

Website: https://www.spartan.com/

 

SPONSORS:

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



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

 

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



CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: 433_BEDROS_Assembly_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09pm EDT

Does exercise really help your mood? John J. Ratey, MD is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of “SPARK: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.” Spartan Race founder and CEO Joe De Sena invited him on Spartan Up podcast to ask.

"There's nothing in life that you can't walk off." 

In this episode, you will hear:

  1. How exercise can be used to treat depression
  2. The benefits of exercising outdoors
  3. The importance of having a goal or destination when exercising



LINKS:

More about John http://www.johnratey.com/

His book Spark https://amzn.to/3ryn6RF

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

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

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



SPONSORS:

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

 

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

 

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




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: 432_Ratey_Assembly_LEV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15am EDT

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

 

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

 

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

 

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



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

 

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

 

LINKS:

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

More About Scott https://scottmann.com/

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

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

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



SPONSORS:

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

 

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







CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

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

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

1. How do we define 'processed food'?

2. What is the best diet for performance?

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

Here's a breakdown of what is covered:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

LINKS:

Mario on Instagram @chefmario._

Mario on TikTok chefmario_

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

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

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

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



SPONSORS:

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

 

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




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

 

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

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

 

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

 

LINKS:

Kien’s book “Thrive State”

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

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

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

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

 

SPONSORS:

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

 

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

 

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

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

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

 

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

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




SPONSORS:

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

 

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

 

Start with The SpiderBracket, then choose your accessories—including an inventory of the lightest monitors on the market, ranging in sizes from 13.3 inches to 17.3 inches. You can attach them vertically or horizontally. 

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

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








CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

 

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

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

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

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



LINKS:

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

Acquisition.com

 

SPONSORS:

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

 

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

 

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

 




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan



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

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

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

 

LINKS:

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

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

 

SPONSORS:

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

 

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

 

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




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

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

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

 

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

 

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



LINKS

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

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



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

 

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



CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

 

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

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

LINKS:

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

 

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

 

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

 

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

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

 

LINKS:

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

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

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



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




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

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

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

 

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

 

LINKS:

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

https://www.titan.fitness/



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



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




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

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

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

 

LINKS:

https://www.gazellefoundation.org/

https://www.gilbertsgazelles.com/

More about Gilbert https://gilberttuhabonye.com/

 

GILBERT’S BOOK

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

 https://amzn.to/3MjhfZ4

 

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



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




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

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

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


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


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


In this episode, you’ll learn:

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

If you want to watch the full episodes:


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

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


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

https://youtu.be/DCUZiWwmZII


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

https://youtu.be/cpKSXB9dSoM

 

SPONSOR


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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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


CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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

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


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

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

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


Follow Joe:

Facebook - facebook.com/journeyofjoegeezi

Twitter - @joegeezi

Instagram - @joegeezi

 

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

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy’s Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT

 

SPONSOR

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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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

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

 

LINKS:

Mighty Networks:

https://community.mightynetworks.com/ 

https://www.mightynetworks.com/ 

https://www.mightynetworks.com/migration

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

 

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

 

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

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

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


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


In this episode, you’ll learn:

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

If you want to watch the full episodes:


LIFEAID Founder Aaron Hinde and his Bottomless ATM

https://youtu.be/_L790EQ_u2A


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

https://youtu.be/D8ES8-zrfvQ


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

https://youtu.be/Xj6kBZgIsjk


SPONSOR


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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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


CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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

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

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


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

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

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


Follow Joe:

Facebook - facebook.com/journeyofjoegeezi

Twitter - @joegeezi

Instagram - @joegeezi

 

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

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy’s Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT

 

SPONSOR

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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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

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

 

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

 

LINKS:

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

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

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


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

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

Joe: But you would train.

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


In this episode, you’ll learn:

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

If you want to watch the full episodes:


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


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


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


SPONSOR


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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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


CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

Website - hansflorine.com/

Do Hard Things Challenge - dhtchallenge.com/

Facebook - facebook.com/HansFlorineclimbs

Twitter - twitter.com/hansflorine

Instagram - instagram.com/hansflorine

YouTube - youtube.com/channel/UChfOZX5LDSuhZDJA4xa08Og/feed

Stay at Hans’ homes -hansbasecamp.com/

 

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

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy’s Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT

 

SPONSOR

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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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

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

 

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

 

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

Spartan.com/toughbible 

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

 

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

 

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



CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

© 2022 Spartan

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

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


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


In this episode, you’ll learn:

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

If you want to watch the full episodes:


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


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


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

 

SPONSOR


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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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


CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

Website - hansflorine.com/

Do Hard Things Challenge - dhtchallenge.com/

Facebook - facebook.com/HansFlorineclimbs

Twitter - twitter.com/hansflorine

Instagram - instagram.com/hansflorine

YouTube - youtube.com/channel/UChfOZX5LDSuhZDJA4xa08Og/feed

Stay at Hans’ homes -hansbasecamp.com/

 

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

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy’s Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT

 

SPONSOR

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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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

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

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

 

Learn More About Let Grow:

https://letgrow.org/

 

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

 

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

https://amzn.to/3JrN6oz

 

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

Spartan.com/toughbible 

 

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

 

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




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

 

© 2022 Spartan

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

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


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

Joe De Sena: You find a way out.

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

Joe: You might find a door on the wall.

Ben: Yes!

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

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

If you want to watch the full episodes:


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


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


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

 

SPONSOR


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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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


CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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

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


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


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

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


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

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy’s Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT

 

SPONSOR

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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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

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

 

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

https://amzn.to/3JrN6oz

 

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

Spartan.com/toughbible 

 

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

 

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




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

 

© 2022 Spartan

 

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

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


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


In this episode, you’ll learn:

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

If you want to watch the full episodes:


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


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


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

 

SPONSOR


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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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


CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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

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

Yancy: “That's another mic drop!”


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

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

Full Episodes

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

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

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


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

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy’s Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA.FIT

 

SPONSOR


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


SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

https://amzn.to/3JrN6oz

 

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

Spartan.com/toughbible 

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

 

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

 

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




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

 

© 2022 Spartan

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

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


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


In this episode, you’ll learn:

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

 

 

If you want to watch the full episodes:


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


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


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


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

 

SPONSOR


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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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


CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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

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


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

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

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

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy’s Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT

 

SPONSOR


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


SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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

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



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

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

 

 

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

https://amzn.to/3JrN6oz

 

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

Spartan.com/toughbible 

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

 

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

 

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




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

 

© 2022 Spartan

 

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

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


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

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


In this episode, you’ll learn:

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

 

If you want to watch the full episodes:


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


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


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


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

 

SPONSOR


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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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


CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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

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


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

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


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


Check out Bruce at:

Yourcornerman.com

Instagram - @yourcornerman

Twitter - @BruceBabashan

Facebook - facebook.com/CoachBruceBabashan

 


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

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy’s Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT

 

SPONSOR

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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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

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

 

 

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

https://amzn.to/3JrN6oz

 

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

Spartan.com/toughbible 

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

 

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




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

 

© 2022 Spartan



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

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


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


In this episode you’ll learn:

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

 


If you want to watch the full episodes,


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


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


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

 


SPONSOR


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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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


CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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

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


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

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

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


Check out Bruce at:

Yourcornerman.com

Instagram - @yourcornerman

Twitter - @BruceBabashan

Facebook - facebook.com/CoachBruceBabashan

 


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

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy’s Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT

 

SPONSOR

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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

https://amzn.to/3JrN6oz

 

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

Spartan.com/toughbible 

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

 

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

 

© 2022 Spartan

 

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

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


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


In this episode, you’ll hear about:

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


If you want to watch the full episodes,


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


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


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


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

 


SPONSOR


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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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


CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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

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


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

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

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


Check out Eliteam

Eliteam.com

 

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

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy’s Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT

 

SPONSOR

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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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

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

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

 

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

https://amzn.to/3JrN6oz

 

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

Spartan.com/toughbible 

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

 

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

 

© 2022 Spartan

 

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

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


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


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


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


If you want to watch the full episodes,


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


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


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

 


SPONSOR


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

 


SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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


CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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

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


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

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

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


Check out Eliteam

Eliteam.com

 

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

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy’s Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT

 

SPONSOR

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

 


SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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

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

 

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

 

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

Her website https://jessiekanzer.com/

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



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

https://amzn.to/3JrN6oz

 

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

Spartan.com/toughbible 

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

 

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




CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

 

© 2022 Spartan

 

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

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


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


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


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


If you want to watch the full episodes,


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


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


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

 

SPONSOR


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

 


SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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


CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

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

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


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

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

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

-Jarod’s Social: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy’s Social: @YancyCulp

-Race a DEKA Event: DEKA-FIT

 

SPONSOR


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


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CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


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Direct download: Inner_Animal_DEKA.mp3
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The author of "Don't Just Sit There, DO NOTHING: Healing, Chilling, and Living with the Tao Te Ching" goes head to head with Spartan Race CEO and Founder Joe De Sena.  Joe's answer to everything is do more, and do it sooner. Just get it done.  Today he sits down with Jessie Kanzer to talk about the Tao Te Ching, her book and why she says sometimes it's best to do nothing.

 

More about Jessie Kanzer

Her website https://jessiekanzer.com/

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

 

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

https://amzn.to/3JrN6oz

 

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

Spartan.com/toughbible 

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

 

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



CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com

Host: Joe De Sena

 

© 2022 Spartan




Direct download: 409_KANZER_LEV.mp3
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Chris Herren, Joe Polish, and Ray Morvan tell us their experiences and give us advice to help battle our own addictions.


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

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

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

 

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


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


If you want to watch the full episodes,


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


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

 - https://youtu.be/yDGu8k0XyHk


This Vermonter Used the Mountains to Overcome Addiction ep.120

 - https://youtu.be/Ip2AoWRLLV4

 

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CREDITS:

Producer: Lake Watters

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Joe De Sena

Co-Hosts: Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye

Guest Host: Zach Even-Esh

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams


© 2022 Spartan

Direct download: Addiciton_Classic_Final.mp3
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