Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind!

Imposter syndrome is something we all struggle with from time to time. It occurs when you doubt your own contribution and experience yourself as fraudulent in any given situation. No matter how common this way of thinking is, however, it’s not healthy and if you don’t build resilience around it, your self-esteem can suffer. It’s important to catch yourself when you engage in such thinking and work to challenge the inner critic that is looking to capitalize on your self-doubt.

LESSONS:
Imposter Syndrome: the experience of believing yourself to be fraudulent or having significant doubt about your contribution.
If you experience imposter syndrome, ask yourself, How does this way of thinking serve me?
Make sure you are telling your closest friends when you experience this so they can provide empathy and help you work to fight it.


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CREDITS:

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host: Dr. Lara Pence
Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

© 2019 Spartan

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Pete Tanzilli, a police officer shot in left hip in the line of duty, faced chronic physical issues from the incident, he speaks with us just before taking on his first Spartan Race with the Task Force Sentinel / OEW team. Chris Thorp has served in many uniforms, from EMT to Police Officer. As a public servant he’s had to deal with many tragic and difficult situations. In a small gesture of gratitude he created a patch to say thank you, that small gesture lead the way to Task Force Sentinel - the law enforcement branch of Operation Enduring Warrior. Learn to take on an attitude of gratitude and always help to inspire others - no matter your situation.

LESSONS
Take control of your situation
Extend gratitude to public servants
Take one step at a time & keep stepping
Reach out- knock on a door
Be an inspiration to others

LINKS
https://www.enduringwarrior.org/

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Charlie Brenneman, Col. Nye, Doctor Johnny & Sefra introduce the interview
1:30 interview begins with Colonel Nye and Chris Thorp at West Point
3:30 How people treat you can depend on your uniform
4:30 a patch to thank you
6:15 Operation Enduring Warrior - earning your mask
10:00 take that one more step when it seems impossible
13:00 dealing with the daily traumas of service in family life
15:07 Marion introduces “Spartan Trail Talk” with Charlie Engle & Luis Escobar https://apple.co/2IlA9k3
16:30 Running Bad Water & secrets of hydration…
19:45 Interview returns with Pete Tanzilli before his first Spartan Race
21:15 inspiring & motivating others in their recovery
24:00 Charlie Brenneman, Col. Nye, Doctor Johnny & Sefra discuss what they learned

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, Colonel Nye & guest host Charlie Brenneman

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

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Perfection is a wonderful ideal. But when we take it out of balance it can stagnate efforts and become an impediment to the essential action of ‘start’.

If we keep in mind that the ideation and planning phases that are only equal parts to the phases of rehearsal, execution, follow up, assessment, redesign & reiteration we might allow ourselves to just build momentum by getting started. You will spend more time stuck in trying to design perfect than you will by executing and staying invested in learning and redesigning on your path to achievement.

How many times have we started something only to realize that all the anxiety in preparation over trying to get it just right was wasted because through action we’ve found a better appreciation of a standard we thought we originally had?

What we aren’t saying is to be reckless, that planning isn’t purposeful, or we should leap twice then think once.

LESSONS:
Go for it, forgive yourself so long as you are invested in assessment & refinement
80% now & aggressive beats 100% too late every single time.
The better part of perfection is found in the commitment to learn and adapt.
The perfect plan never survives 1st contact.


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CREDITS:

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion,llc.
Host: Brian “tosh” Chontosh
Show notes: Brian “tosh” Chontosh

© 2019 Spartan

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One in three adults in the U.S. don’t get a good night’s sleep. Some reasons might be physical problems (like apnea) or mental distress. But for many, it’s simply bad habits. Here are five easy ways to improve your chances for restful sleep.

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT

Number 1: You’re Using Electronics Right Before You Fall Asleep
We’ve all done it – spending minutes or even hours scrolling through social media before bed. Researchers have found that people who used electronics before bed saw a significant reduction of melatonin in their body, a chemical that regulates our body’s sleep patterns. The decreased levels of melatonin in their bodies made it harder to fall asleep. Replace your phone with a book or newspaper for a much better bedtime ritual.

Number 2: You’re Drinking Caffeine Within 3 Hours of Sleeping
Caffeine is a stimulant that can make it hard for you to fall asleep, so try to make your last cup more than three hours before bedtime. If you’re looking for a warm drink before bed, many herbal teas like chamomile can help you relax and reduce stress right before bed.

Number 3: You’re Eating Right Before You Go To Bed
Always try to finish eating at least three hours before bed. Why? Eating increases your blood sugar and insulin levels, which in turn makes it much harder for you to fall asleep.

Number 4: Your Bedtime Is All Over The Place
If some nights you go to bed at 2 am, and other nights you go to bed at 9 pm, your body’s circadian rhythm isn’t syncing up. By having a consistent bedtime, your body gets used to falling asleep and waking up at the same times, which can make you more alert in the morning. A good solution: try to go to bed at the same time every night!

Number 5: Your Bedroom Is Too Warm
While sleeping, your body temperature naturally begins to dip. Sleeping in a room that is more than 68 degrees can make it much harder for your body to fall asleep. If it’s too hot, you’ll be battling with you covers all night.

In short, pick a time to go to sleep, wind down before that time, and don’t let distractions like eating or talking on the phone get in the way of winding down. You’ll likely wake up rested, recharged and ready for the day ahead!

 

KEY TERMS & IDEAS

One in three adults in the U.S. don’t get a good night’s sleep. Some reasons might be physical problems (like apnea) or mental distress. But for many, it’s simply bad habits. These habits are easy to change. In this podcast, we look at six bad habits that many people fall into.

Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a daily cycle.

Deep sleep is a time of nearly complete disengagement from the environment (Psychology Today).

 

LINKS & RESOURCES:

Follow Dr. Nada on:

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Sage Tonic www.sagetonic.com
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Yong Liu, "Prevalence of healthy sleep duration among adults—United States, 2014," MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report 65 (2016), https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6506a1.htm?s_cid%3Dmm6506a1_w,
accessed January 2019.

“Is Your Smartphone Ruining Your Sleep,” Sleep.org, https://www.sleep.org/articles/is-your-smartphone-ruining-your-sleep/, accessed January 2019.

Harvard Medical School, “8 Secrets to a Good Night’s Sleep,” http://www.health.harvard.edu/sleep/8-secrets-to-a-good-nights-sleep, accessed January 2019.

Amanda MacMillan, “20 Things You Shouldn’t Do Before Bed,” health.com, https://www.health.com/mind-body/20-things-you-shouldn-t-do-before-bed, accessed January 2019.

John Cline, “The Mysterious Benefits of Deep Sleep,” October 11, 2010, psychologytoday.com, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sleepless-in-america/201010/the-mysterious-benefits-deep-sleep, accessed January 2019.

 

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CREDITS:
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD

© 2019 Spartan

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We learn a little about Spartan Pro Team racer Ryan Kent. He talks about his running background, how he trains during the offseason, and finding a balance between strength and speed. He also has some tips for larger runners.

LESSONS:
Stay consistent for a higher fitness level
Less volume on race week, maintain or increase the intensity
Find things that suit your strengths on each course.

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Ryan Kent on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dr0p_the_hammer/

CREDITS:
Host: Matt B Davis
Show Notes: Matt B Davis
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Videography: Adam Coe
Editing: Heather Knox

© 2019 Spartan

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A long time ago a friend of mine and mentor told me that he kept specific books on his work desk, just so he could see the title. He told me how the title of the book alone would fire him up to do work, to set bigger goals and to get after it.

I remember a book that did it for me was Jump In!: Even If You Don't Know How to Swim by Mark Burnett

Here and there I would flip open the book to a random page and read a page or two. The stories inspired me to think bigger and go bigger. THESE are the types of books you need on your desk!

LESSONS:

Leverage your time. Sometimes just seeing the Title of a powerful book will spur you into action!
Put 3 books on your desk that will inspire you to take action.
Every day, flip open these books and read a page or two. You’ll often find stories and information that drives you to greater heights.


LINKS:
More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com
Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book


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Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host & Show Notes: Zach Even - Esh

© 2019 Spartan

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We may wish it weren’t true but it is: You can’t control how you feel at any given moment. You CAN however, control your response to how you feel. And you can absolutely learn to control your emotions. When we don’t control our emotions, we run the risk of letting them control us by impacting our choices, decisions, and next moves without our consent. Learning how to control your emotions is a key element of having a tough mind and shifting your mind into the position of driver rather than passenger. The STOPP method is an excellent place to start.

LESSONS:
STOPP method for controlling emotions:
Stop
Take a deep breath
Observe
Pull back and take perspective
Proceed with the next right move
Remember, the more you practice the STOPP method during more even-keeled times, the more likely you are to remember to use it during stressful times.


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CREDITS:

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host: Dr. Lara Pence
Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

© 2019 Spartan

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Joe DeSena interviews Charlie Rocket at the Fenway Park Spartan Race.  “CEO Charlie” was successful in business, he managed the artist 2 Chainz to a Grammy! But he found himself overweight and seriously ill with a brain tumor, none of that so-called success mattered anymore. Charlie made a massive pivot from “CEO Charlie” to “Charlie Rocket!” In an honest, human and incredibly energetic and optimistic way Charlie Rocket is sharing his journey. Everyone told him it was impossible, but he’s now a Nike sponsored Athlete. Charlie Rocket is unstoppable, or as he says “I’m on a WINNING STREEAAAK!!” We recorded this interview in November, and Charlie’s been killing it since then!

LESSONS
Call yourself the person you want to become
Believe it’s going to be easy, even through the hard parts
Train like an 8-year old (full of fun!!)
Even water, if it’s still too long, begins to stink!
Walk your walk

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Tiger Balm Active. Trust Tiger Balm Active for proven pain relief. Get new Tiger Balm Active in Gel, Rub and convenient Spray. https://tigerbalm.us/

 

LINKS

Charlie Rocket https://www.charliejabaley.com/

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Joe, Sefra. Col. Nye & Guest host retired Sgt. Major Frank Grippe introduce the episode
1:15 Tiger Balm Active intro
1:45 Interview begins with Charlie Rocket
3:20 Why he became CEO Charlie
5:00 Why he became an athlete
6:45 How he got to work with Nike
9:00 Tiger Balm Active Break
10:15 31 Habits of Healthy Spartans: Who you are when no one else is looking
11:40 Back to Charlie Rocket and Joe Kettlebell (with Spartan Tea)
13:20 “The Life and Death of CEO Charlie”
14:50 What does it mean to train like an 8-year-old
17:10 Joe, Sefra. Col. Nye & Guest host retired Sgt. Major Frank Grippe discuss how to integrate Charlie Rockets lessons into your daily routine
22:35 Tiger Balm Active Close


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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Colonel Nye & Sefra Alexandra, Guest host retired Sgt. Major Frank Grippe (Johnny Waite is producing Spartan Races in Asia )
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

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If you say you are going to do something, then do it. Not a version of it. Not some approximation. Do exactly it. Not to is to set the new lowest standard or to invite confusion.

 

Look for those tiny simple things that you might do that create inconsistency with communication and action. It could be using the word ‘try’ or ‘maybe’ when establishing a performance metric. It could be punching the snooze button which suggests you either didn’t really mean what you said or that you can change your tune with your mood. No matter how simple is may seem they are sure foundations for some of the less obvious and more intrusive places you allow dissonance to reside.  

 

When you find yourself confronted with someone that has trouble with saying and doing, get them to specify measurable factors of performance or action to eliminate confusion or opportunity for disappointment.

 

LESSONS:

  • Do what you Say
  • Say what you Mean
  • Mean what you Do
  • Do what you Mean



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CREDITS:

 

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion,llc.

Host: Brian “tosh” Chontosh

Show notes: Brian “tosh” Chontosh

 

© 2019 Spartan

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Magnesium has some amazing properties for your brain and body. It also makes important contributions to many important processes in the human body.

Two things that many of us have experienced are stress and muscle cramps.

First, let’s look at magnesium and its impact on stress, especially in relation to cortisol.
Cortisol is the body’s principal stress hormone. This hormone helps to keep us alert during stressful moments or emergencies. But when stress becomes chronic, cortisol levels can stay high for too long which can lead to damage a part of the brain called the hippocampus; this damage leads to further creation of cortisol – and even more stress! Luckily, magnesium can help to reduce the ability of the hippocampus to go into overdrive with the production of cortisol.

Second, magnesium has many therapeutic and restorative effects on the brain. For instance, it helps to keep the neurons in the brain healthy by reducing the stimulating effects of calcium and glutamate on neural receptors. A lack of magnesium in the area of cell receptors means that stimulus from calcium and glutamate can increase. This leads to cell damage and even cell death in the brain. Research has also suggested that this mineral can help protect people from falling into periods depression and anxiety after suffering brain trauma.

Third, magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and it’s part of many important functions. Keeping magnesium at the right level can help you in so many ways. Since it plays a role in neuromuscular transmission and muscle contraction it is linked (along with some other minerals like potassium and calcium) to muscle cramping when levels are deficient. Things like nerve compression and poor blood supply can also cause cramping so if it’s something persistent and troublesome see your health care provider.

Not many people know this but magnesium is part of every cell in your body. It’s what’s known as a “helper” molecule that is part of biochemical reactions that are happening all the time in human cells. Everything from the movement of muscles to the creation and repair of DNA and RNA involves magnesium.

Although magnesium doesn’t often make the health headlines, it’s presence in all our cellular functions means that it’s a critical component of our overall well-being.

How about some natural ways you can up your magnesium: it’s found in avocados, nuts, lentils, and bananas. Of course there are Mg supplements but I love food as medicine whenever possible.

So keep calm and carry on … by keeping your magnesium at healthy levels.


KEY TERMS & IDEAS

Magnesium is ubiquitous in the body and plays a role in all of the processes of our cells. It also plays an important role in mental health by both reducing cell death in the brain and mitigating the levels of cortisol released by the brain during times of stress.

Cortisol is the body’s principal stress hormone.

The hippocampus “is a small, curved formation in the brain that plays an important role in the limbic system. The hippocampus is involved in the formation of new memories and is also associated with learning and emotions.”


LINKS & RESOURCES:

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Sage Tonic www.sagetonic.com
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Franziska Spritzler, “10 Evidence-Based Benefits of Magnesium,” Healthline, September 3, 2018, https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-magnesium-benefits#section9, accessed January 2019.

Inna Slutsky et al., "Enhancement of learning and memory by elevating brain magnesium," Neuron 65.2 (2010): 165-177, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896627309010447, accessed January 2019.

Emily Deans, Magnesium and the Brain: The Original Chill Pill,” Psychology Today, June 12, 2011,
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/evolutionary-psychiatry/201106/magnesium-and-the-brain-the-original-chill-pill, accessed January 2019.

Kendra Cherry, “Hippocampus Role in the Limbic System, verwellmind, https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-the-hippocampus-2795231, accessed January 2019.

“What is Cortisol?” Web MD, https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/what-is-cortisol#1, accessed

Lisa Fromm, et al., "Magnesium attenuates post-traumatic depression/anxiety following diffuse traumatic brain injury in rats," Journal of the American College of Nutrition 23.5 (2004): 529S-533S,
https://www.spectracell.com/media/uploaded/0/0e2016839_020fullpaper2004jamcollnutrmagnesium-attenuates-post-traumatic-depression-anxiety.pdf, accessed January 2019.


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CREDITS:
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD

© 2019 Spartan

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Kevin Gillotti talks with John Yatsko, an athlete not often seen on the OCR circuit but one who has the historical results & credentials to put worry into his competitors when he does show up. Kevin & John talk about staying elite level fit while living a nomadic lifestyle.

LESSONS:
Be resourceful
If you are creative & dedicated, you can train anywhere
Be disciplined with your time
Consider phases - mountain, speed, etc.

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Kevin Gillotti on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kevingillotti/
Kevin Gillotti on The Web www.kevingillotti.com

CREDITS:
Host: Kevin Gillotti
Show Notes & Artwork: Kevin Gillotti
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Videography: Madison McGahan, Mike Isabell, Alberto Campos
Editing: Heather Knox

 


© 2019 Spartan

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The 4 AM club is something that Cory Gregory runs out of his gym in Ohio. You can create ANY type of “club” & it doesn’t have to be at 4 AM!


LESSONS:

Building a club will build accountability for yourself and everyone else
Pick specific days & times with a group and lock them down for whatever it is you want to improve: fitness, business, sports skills, etc.
Make sure this group of people are people you do NOT want to let down. This will motivate you to always show up, even during tough times


LINKS:
More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com
Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book


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Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh
Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host & Show Notes: Zach Even-Esh

© 2019 Spartan

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For better or worse, life is filled with struggle and challenge. We, as humans, were built with a wide emotional range and often experience a variety of feelings, both joyful and painful ones. Nevertheless, we are bombarded with the message that one’s life goals should be a constant state of happiness; that the pursuit of happiness should trump all. The problem with this goes back to that first sentence, life is filled with struggle and challenge. And it’s normal for us to experience hardship. Good for us in fact. But when we have the misbelief that life should always and only be happy we can end up comparing our current position to a false and manufactured ideal.

 

LESSONS:

  • The Happiness Hoax: Ascribing to the misbelief that life should be all happy, all the time.
  • Struggle, challenge, and hardship are a part of life. Stop judging your own position against a false ideal that is impossible to achieve.
  • Remember, the struggles that you encounter are there for a reason and are no measure of how capable you are of living a fulfilling life.  



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CREDITS:

 

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2019 Spartan



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The Youngest GM in baseball history, Theo Epstein took the Red Sox to the World Championships after 86 years then did the same for the Chicago Cubs after a 108 years! What techniques did he use to change the culture of his organization? In this interview he explains how he chooses players (it has a lot to do with their mindset and resilience!), his theory on taking and giving credit, and the three things you should do if you want to improve your team culture.


LESSONS
Understand foundational elements of success
Study your mental makeup
Look inwards for motivation
List strengths and weaknesses to make your development plan
Know your foundations to be able to make adjustments
Have a “mirror & window” business/ personal culture
Don’t just talk about the values that you want - demonstrate them
Character & connectedness is key

LINKS

Save $50 on the Misfit Vapor2 with the code SPARTAN50 at www.Misfit.com/vapor2
Misfit Vapor2 is the mudproof, sweatproof smartwach that’s great for Spartans.

TIME STAMPS:
0:00 Joe De Sena, Colonel Nye & Sefra Alexandra introduce the interview
1:05 MISFIT.COM/ VAPOR2 code SPARTAN50
1:35 Interview with Theo Epstein at Fenway begins
4:00 how to turn a team around
6:00 diving into the unknown of baseball to gain insights
8:00 questioning the process after bad outcomes
10:45 creating a vision everyone can buy into
11:35 managing success
14:40 inheriting a team with 100+ year losing record
16:55 MISFIT.COM/ VAPOR2 break
18:30 31 Habits: #13 Carbs are not the enemy
20:30 Interview continues: identifying amazing players
23:20 Changing your frame of reference: manufacturing adversity
30:19 Joe De Sena, Col. Nye & Sefra discuss the interview
36:48 MISFIT.COM/ VAPOR2 close

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Colonel Nye & Sefra Alexandra (Johnny Waite is producing Spartan Races in Asia )
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

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Highly Competent: know your job, do your job, be quick to develop and eager to assume responsibility. Competence is acquired through training, practice, time under tension, experience - for sure. Let’s just not keep making the same mistakes over and over, being told to do things repeatedly, and be happy with minimum standards.

Low Maintenance: don’t require a lot of special handling or attention. At times, things will come up that need to be handled or addressed in order to not distract us from performing. The key here is frequency. If it is a daily maintenance task to get someone to do their job, then I’m looking for someone with a weekly maintenance cycle. And then, I’m already looking for someone with a monthly cycle, and then a quarterly…

No Drama: we already have enough as it is to get along, understand and appreciate differences, and try to figure out how to lead dozens of different personality/talent patterns. If you like to gossip, invent truth, pass judgment, make gros assumptions too quickly, be over sensitive or take things always personal etc, I’m not convinced you are a good fit to be a part of a great team.

Whatever you expect from others, demand of yourself.

LESSONS:
Do your job; well. Be invested in success.
Minimize the special circumstances you need in order to produce.
Don’t create problems. The world has enough already.

 

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CREDITS:

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion,llc.
Host: Brian “tosh” Chontosh
Show notes: Brian “tosh” Chontosh

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: STAND_004_Highly-Compenent_FULL_01.mp3
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Today, we’re going to clear up a misconception about muscle and metabolism. It’s become common knowledge that muscle burns so many more calories than fat. If you put on more muscle, the story goes, more calories just burn along with it. So increase your muscle mass! Right? In this episode of Spartan Health we’re gonna’ look into that…

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT

While it’s true that muscle does burn more calories than fat, the importance of this difference may be quite exaggerated. As it turns out, resistance training (which is often the preferred way to build muscle) is important in keeping many of our body’s functions healthy and vibrant … but it’s not best way to lose weight.

Not convinced? Here are some things to think about--

Many studies that demonstrate how muscle mass increases your calorie consumption measure your body’s total metabolic rate as a way to determine how new muscle mass burns calories. But that metabolic rate is a measure of all of a person’s daily activities, not just that of muscle mass.

It turns out that on a daily basis, at the same time your muscles are working, so are other parts of your body – and they’re burning calories, too. Your organs are doing this all day long. Even “fat” is burning calories indirectly by secreting proteins. Almost everything your body is doing outside of exercising is known as your “basal” or “resting” metabolism. You might be surprised to learn that the basal metabolism takes up 60-80% of your body’s total consumption of energy.

So, what are you going to do if you can’t lift yourself towards losing huge amounts of calories through growing muscle? In a word, it’s balance.

1) Watch your calorie intake but don’t binge diet. In general, it’s a simple equation. If you burn more calories than you consume, you’ll probably lose weight. (But there is a catch – binge dieting may result in a permanent shift downwards in your metabolism, so a gradual approach is usually better….)

2) Drink lots of water. Drinking water can suppress your appetite. Drinking water also burns calories, especially cold water (because the body has to heat it up). And water is necessary to burn fat.

3) Have a varied exercise routine. Guess what? That’s exactly what any Spartan Race will do. Weight training is good in this domain, but it’s not the only thing. Daily aerobic exercise is a very efficient kind of movement for burning calories. But make sure to add little things to your daily routine – take the stairs instead of an elevator or walk to the local convenience store instead of using a car. Even “low intensity” activities like working in your backyard can add up on your daily calorie output.

So, in short, how do I weigh in on only weight training to burn calories? It’s not enough. Activities that vary your routine not only prep you for your next race but keeps your metabolism in good form.


KEY TERMS & IDEAS

Building muscle mass is a good way to increase your body’s consumption of calories, but it’s by no means the only way. In fact, if you depend too much on growing muscle as a means to control your weight, you’ll be wasting a lot of effort. Reducing calorie intake in a sensible way while finding various ways to increase your aerobic and daily physical activities will offer the best path forward to losing weight.

Basal metabolism: the energy consumed by the body when at rest.

Metabolic rate: the amount of energy used by the body over a specific period of time.

 

LINKS & RESOURCES:

Follow Dr. Nada on:
Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nada-milo...
Sage Tonic www.sagetonic.com
Sage Tonic on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sagetonic/


Julia Bellus, “Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up,” Vox, September 4, 2018, https://www.vox.com/2016/5/18/11685254/metabolism-definition-booster-weight-loss, accessed January 2019.

Christan Finn, “The Truth about Muscle and Metabolism,” Muscle Evo, https://muscleevo.net/muscle-metabolism/, accessed January 2019.

Jennifer Huizen, “Can water help you lose weight?” Medical News Today, June 28, 2018, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322296.php, accessed January 2019.

Alexandra McPherron, et al., "Increasing muscle mass to improve metabolism," Adipocyte 2.2 (2013): 92-98, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3661116/, accessed January 2019.

Ludo Van Etten et al., "Effect of an 18-wk weight-training program on energy expenditure and physical activity," Journal of Applied Physiology 82.1 (1997): 298-304, accessed January 2019, https://www.physiology.org/doi/pdf/10.1152/jappl.1997.82.1.298.


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CREDITS:
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 19_Spartan_HEALTH_Muscle_mass.mp3
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Kevin Gillotti talks with Kirk Dewindt, a personal trainer (PT), a collegiate All-American in track, a handsomely popular “The Bachelorette” contestant, and a strong & respected member of the Spartan Pro Team about common injuries amongst endurance athletes.

 

LESSONS:

  • Overuse & repetitive injuries are most common
  • Work on hip stabilization
  • Wear a properly fit shoe
  • For grip, improve your holds by adding weight

 

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Kevin Gillotti on The Web www.kevingillotti.com

 

CREDITS:

Host: Kevin Gillotti

Show Notes & Artwork: Kevin Gillotti

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Videography: Madison McGahan, Mike Isabell, Alberto Campos

Editing: Heather Knox





© 2019 Spartan

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We all go through times in our life where we second guess ourselves. The way to get out of that phase is to do the work. The work will remind you what you’re capable of. The mere fact that you’re doing the work will help you put “points on the board” and build confidence again.

LESSONS:

Get out of your normal environment and demonstrate your expertise.
Staying in your same environment builds complacency.
Complacency kills your confidence.
Get out there and DO something to share your expertise.


LINKS:
More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com
Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book


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Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host & Show Notes: Zach Even - Esh

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY_SELF_CONFIDENCE_32.mp3
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Feelings can be powerful and even more so when they create discomfort. Anxiety, worry, and concern are three feeling states that can initiate a way of thinking that can very quickly create a barrier to you moving forward with whatever task is at hand. How you feel today is not necessarily a marker of how you will feel in the future but we can sometimes fall into the mind trap of believing this to be true. Think about it, if signing up for a Spartan race induced a tremendous amount of anxiety you may have the tendency to feel into the future and believe that your nerves on race day will be twice as bad. It’s important to remain in the present as much as possible and not make assumptions that how you feel now will be your emotional state moving forward.

LESSONS:
Feeling into the Future: When you make the assumption that how you feel now will be the same emotional state in the future.
Feelings are out of your control but how you respond to them very much IS in your control. Try not to let painful feelings be a marker for how capable you are to manage what lays ahead.
Remember, only you have the ability to decide your next best step. Don’t let feelings get in the way of how you want to proceed.


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CREDITS:

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host: Dr. Lara Pence
Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 32_Stop_Feeling_into_the_Future.mp3
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Angel Sanz is humble, hilarious and always smiling mastermind and Country Manager of Spartan Spain whose up each day by 3:30 am. Sport has always been an integral part of his life, from playing basketball at University of Houston to teaching physicality and obstacle racing as a perfect analogy for entrepreneurship. Sport is what drives his pedagogy in education, with how he interacts with his family, how he gets better at business, how he to made his new business and now how he makes people better by ripping them off the couch. He may or may not be wearing a dark mask in a dark van and show up at your door in the middle of the night.

Lessons
Be humble enough to know what we need
Be generous enough to give what we need to give
Be smart enough to bring the people we need to grow beyond our talent

LINKS

TIME STAMPS
0:00 Col. Nye, Johnny Waite, Sefra & Guest Host Mike Miller introduce this week’s episode
0:40 Interview with Angel begins
1:30 the multi-faceted uses of sport
3:00 obstacle racing is the same as entrepreneurship
4:50 the pyramid of performance
6:00 learn by living
8:00 “The Purpose Economy”
10:20 31 Habits: #12 - “Find your Five”
12:10 Interview continues: changing 100 million lives
13:00 the first follower to 16 million
16:00 Rafael Nadal : way beyond his talent
18:00 Spartan is just getting started!
21:00 Ghandi & chocolate
21:35 Sefra, Col. Nye, Johnny Waite & Guest Host Mike Miller

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Johnny Waite,Colonel Nye, Sefra Alexandra & guest Host Mike Miller
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

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The complex, flashy, super sexy solution rarely survives substantial contact with any situation less than the ideal it was created for.

It’s safe to say that ‘The Basics’ are just that, basic. The reasonable extension of this conversation then suggests also timeless. Let’s look at the lever, wedge, wheel… half of humankind’s inventions wouldn’t work without these simple machines. There’s a saying that goes somewhat like: “Why use an expensive whatnot when a hammer will suffice?”

When faced with problems I like to reduce them to their simplest terms. Complex problems require complex solutions and complex things get increasing hard to pull off when we are tired, afraid, cold, wet, it’s dark… And even then, complex things are typically built on the foundation of the basics. So it stands to reason we should be absolutely brilliant at the basics to even set conditions for the fancy to manifest.

At a minimum, the basics can serve as a last resort. If it’s a last resort you should have the greatest of confidence it will work!

I’m assuming of course you are interested in results and not just the appearance of cool.

LESSONS:
Reduce everything to simple terms and then solve for simple.
Uncontrollables have the greatest control over ultimate success of the complex.
Be impressed with how well/precise, a master applies the basics. It’s called elegance.
Spend time tackling the complex so that the basics have greater meaning.

 

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CREDITS:

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion,llc.
Host: Brian “tosh” Chontosh
Show notes: Brian “tosh” Chontosh

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: STAND_003_Basics_FULL_01.mp3
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When things run well, we often assume, they run regularly. From the pistons in a car to the daily changes in the tide, we often expect that processes run optimally when they progress or move forward in the same or a uniform way. Or if they change, the change is gradual and moves slowly from phase to phase – like the seasons or the way the sun rises and sets. One important body function is an exception!

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT:
While it may seem crazy at first, it turns out that all this variability … is good!

Heart rate variability (HRV) is a strong indicator of health – of good mental and physical health as well as the potential or resiliency of the body to survive problems, stressors, and illness. It’s a big topic but today I want to introduce the concept and make you aware of what it is and how it can help you both short and long-term.

Your heartbeat is controlled by your body’s autonomic nervous system (ANS). This system runs and regulates parts of your system that are always “on.” Things like your breathing, digestion, blood pressure and heart rate. The autonomic nervous system itself is divided into two main aspects: the fight or flight response or the relaxation response.

When the autonomic system is relaxed, the heartbeat becomes more variable, demonstrating resilience and flexibility. In contrast, the “fight-or-flight” version of the autonomic system is triggered by stress (caused by an unhealthy emotional or physical conditions). If this stress response of the autonomic system is maintained, heart beat variability decreases as it moves to a more consistent high pitch. This racing heart beat is a symptom of high stress and is also an indicator that the body is being pushed towards an unhealthy and brittle state.

It makes sense, then, that healthy heart rate variability would be an indicator of a person’s ability to bounce back from severe illness – and indicator of that person’s resilience. And, indeed, it is. One recent study showed that subjects suffering from cancer who had decreased heart rate variability were strongly associated with shorter survival time.

This great indicator of overall health is surprisingly easy to access and read by being in tune with your body. It’s essentially your pulse. As you’re feeling your pulse, you’ll notice that time between heartbeats increases when you exhale and decreases when you inhale. If there are some good differences between the two, congratulations: you may have healthy heart rate variability!

 


KEY TERMS & IDEAS

A large range of heart rate variability is a sign of health and resilience. The resilience pertains to both mental health and physical health, especially the potential to survive bouts of severe illness.

Heart rate variability: the variation in the time interval between heartbeats.

Autonomic nervous system: This system runs and regulates functions in your body that are always “on” and work without conscious control. This includes your breathing, digestion, blood pressure and heart rate

Sympathetic nervous system: part of the autonomic nervous system that activates the “fight or flight” response.

Parasympathetic nervous system: part of the autonomic nervous system that helps to slow heart rate, relax the sphincter muscles and increase intestinal and glandular activity.


LINKS & RESOURCES:

Follow Dr. Nada on:

Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nada-milo...
Sage Tonic www.sagetonic.com
Sage Tonic on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sagetonic/


Ying Guo, et al., "Prognostic value of heart rate variability in patients with cancer," Journal of clinical neurophysiology: official publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society 32.6 (2015): 516, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4668946/, accessed January 2019.

Angela J. Grippo, "Opinion:“Heart Rate Variability, Health and Well-Being: A Systems Perspective” Research Topic," Frontiers in public health 5 (2017): 246, https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpubh.2017.00246/full, accessed January 2019.

Oura Crew, “What Is Heart Rate Variability and What You Can Learn from It,” Oura, September 14, 2019, https://ouraring.com/heart-rate-variability-basics/, accessed January 2019.

Marcelo Campos, “Heat rate variability: A new way to track well-being,” Harvard Medical School Publishing, November 22, 2017, https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/heart-rate-variability-new-way-track-well-2017112212789, accessed January 2019.


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CREDITS:
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 18_Spartan_Health_Heart_Rate.mp3
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This week Kevin talks with 2015 Spartan Race World Champion, and all around prolific badass multisports racer Robert Killian, about what it takes to be and stay on top of such a demanding sport like OCR.

LESSONS:
Being prepared puts you in the best possible situation & can reduce pressure
Motivating others can motivate you to be better
The importance of sleep, mobility and nutrition
Grit, determination can carry you through, not biceps

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Kevin Gillotti on The Web www.kevingillotti.com

CREDITS:
Host: Kevin Gillotti
Show Notes & Artwork: Kevin Gillotti
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Videography: Madison McGahan, Mike Isabell, Alberto Campos
Editing: Heather Knox

 

© 2019 Spartan

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Inspired by former Navy SEAL & 1 of the world’s best CrossFit competitors, Josh Bridges. Josh constantly talks about #PayTheMan - meaning, you gotta earn it!

If you want something, you gotta EARN it. You don’t deserve anything. You get what you Earn!


LESSONS:

Most successful people will tell you that the majority of their victories and success stories are on the other side of hard work, aka Paying the Man.
You can #PayTheMan and apply this lesson to any area of your life.
Set small goals that you MUST accomplish that earns you the right to do something.


LINKS:
More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com
Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book


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Follow Zach on Instagram https://instagram.com/zevenesh
Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh
Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host & Show Notes: Zach Even - Esh

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY_PAY_31.mp3
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The future can be scary for some of us. It’s normal to be uncomfortable with the unknown and uncertain. But future tripping, the act of making your way into the future and tripping over what exists, is not an effective way of handling your worries. This kind of thinking can easily create more worry and concern for what lays ahead. Though it may be hard, working to stay in the present and remain focused on the task right in front of you is a better way of handling what you may be anxious about.

 

LESSONS:

  • Future Tripping: When you place yourself in the future and trip over, or imagine yourself failing, before you have even begun.
  • Work to remain present through deep breathing and focus on the next best thing that you can implement to move your forward.
  • Remember, the future is out of your control but your present state is very much available to you.



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CREDITS:

 

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 31_SM_FutureTripping.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

A former Celtics NBA player, Chris Herren speaks honestly and openly about his addictions and his path to recovery. Whether dealing with addiction, or the day to day problems of life, Herren advocates doing things the hard way. He believes kids need to learn to deal head-on with the real and difficult emotions life can bring, this will reduce the temptation to mask and avoid them with drugs and alcohol. Just like physical and mental resilience - emotional resilience is a key building block for success. Overcoming addiction has been his greatest obstacle. His sobriety, his greatest accomplishment. His dedication to helping others led him to found the Herren Project: to Support. Recover. Overcome. Sometimes the hard thing is asking for help. This episode reminds us to reach out for help when we need it, because extraordinary resources are available.

LESSONS
Ask why, rather than who or how, when it comes to substance use and abuse.
Celebrate the kids who are doing it right, their voices should be heard.
Learn emotional resilience.
Recovery is a lifestyle, it’s a culture and way to live .

LINKS
https://herrenproject.org
https://herrentalks.com/

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TIME STAMPS
0:00 Colonel Nye, Dr. Johnny & Dr. L introduce this weeks interview
1:40 Interview begins
3:45 how addiction starts
6:00 how can we prevent addiction?
8:30 giving kids a platform to express how they feel
8:40 31 Habits: Swapping Grains for Greens
10:45 Powerful Foods Break
12:45 Interview continues - playing basketball with an addiction
15:45 the greatest accomplishment of his life
19:00 Col. Nye, Dr. Johnny & Dr. L discuss how you can integrate lessons learned from Christopher’s journey in recovery to your everyday life


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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Johnny Waite,Colonel Nye & guest host Dr. L (Sefra Alexandra was on expedition in the South Pacific)

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 238_SUP_EDIT_Christopher_Herren_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

I often find myself giving other’s opinions, especially a stranger’s, more value over what I find valuable or purposeful. In this episode I introduce and toss around a few thought processes that help me defeat falling into that trap.

 

Who has authority over how we feel? Who lends the ultimate approval on what it is that fills us with purpose or value? Is it your ‘why’ or is it someone else’s ‘why’ that gives us energy and direction? If it isn’t each of us ourself, then why are we always looking for the thumbs up from other’s to be our authentic selves and hesitate to be when we receive a frown; especially from a stranger?

 

Being conscious and aware when someone else is making you feel guilty for doing right, being good, or enjoying what moves you will empower you to refuse being a victim or held captive by a weaker person.

 

LESSONS:

  • YOU are responsible, YOU have the authority to approve of Yourself.
  • Know what is right, know what is wrong - Do right, don’t do wrong; you don’t need. approval or permission for this.
  • Be aware when others try to take undue priority over you.
  • Always: common decency, respect - courteous & kind.



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CREDITS:

 

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion,llc.

Host: Brian “tosh” Chontosh

Show notes: Brian “tosh” Chontosh

 

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: STAND_002_Premission_FULL_01.mp3
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The link between intermittent fasting and good health has been noticed for a while. Intermittent fasting means going about 8 to 12 hours without food but in some cases a bit longer. And recent studies have begun to make clear the connection between fasting and longevity, a finding that is creating a lot of buzz.

What we talk about:

There are some obvious reasons that connect fasting to good health. The most obvious is weight loss. But there are many others:

Increasing your metabolism. While it’s true that long-term fasting can decrease your metabolism, short-term fasting has the opposite effect – perhaps up to 14 percent.
It promotes brain health by supporting an increase in the growth of neurons and enhancing memory performance.
Know when you’re really hungry. Going without food often provokes a desire to eat that that is more psychological than physical. Fasting 8-12 hours helps people distinguish between real hunger pangs and food cravings.


Now, here are some less obvious and but equally important reasons that connect fasting to longevity:

Recent academic studies have people buzzing about the health benefits of occasional fasting.
As we age, our cell’s ability to process energy decreases. This can lead to aging and diseases associated with aging. A recent academic study has pointed to the reason behind this phenomenon: mitochondria’s role in breaking down fat and modulating fat metabolism (which is important in keeping cells healthy).

Mitochondria (which are powerhouse structures in your cells involved in releasing energy) help to break down fatty acids and carbohydrates. They work in networks that remain fused in a healthy state (in contrast to an unhealthy, “fragmented” state). This fused state of mitochondria networks are in a “youthful” state, which maximizes their efficiency. What can help to keep these networks running well? You guessed it. Fasting!

The good news is that effective fasting doesn’t involve long periods of difficulty and self-denial. It might cause a little discomfort as you’re adjusting to a new schedule of eating, but as we know, changes in habits often require some adjustments. And this isn’t an every-day regimen. And anything worth striving for requires a little struggle and a little effort. The only things this kind of fasting requires is to not eat for a little while (and to resist your cravings while you do this). The benefits of this effort will surprise you.


KEY TERMS & IDEAS

Intermittent fasting leading to increasing metabolic rates as well as improving metabolic processes that can mitigate the normal effects of aging.

Intermittent fasting means going 8 to 12 hours without food.

Mitochondria are the “parts of cells that turn sugars, fats and proteins that we eat, into forms of chemical energy that the body can use to carry on living.”

 

LINKS & RESOURCES:

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Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nada-milo...
Sage Tonic www.sagetonic.com
Sage Tonic on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sagetonic/

Christian Zauner et al., "Resting energy expenditure in short-term starvation is increased as a result of an increase in serum norepinephrine," The American journal of clinical nutrition 71.6 (2000): 1511-1515.

Henriette Van Praag, et al., "Exercise, energy intake, glucose homeostasis, and the brain," Journal of Neuroscience 34.46 (2014): 15139-15149.

Karen Feldscher, “In pursuit if healthy aging” Harvard Gazette, November 3, 2017, https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2017/11/intermittent-fasting-may-be-center-of-increasing-lifespan/,
accessed January 2019.

“What are Mitochondria,” Medical Research Council, http://www.mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk/, accessed January 2019.


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CREDITS:
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Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD

© 2019 Spartan

 

Direct download: 17_Spartan_HEALTH_Fasting.mp3
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Kevin Gillotti talks with 40+ masters athlete, SGX coach, commentator & hella legit OCR racer Kevin Donahue about staying injury free over a long & demanding Spartan Race season and career.

 

TAKE AWAY POINTS:

  • Genetics plays a role, tap into that knowledge of self
  • Using your lower body to your advantage, even on overhead head obstacles
  • Take some risks & try new techniques
  • Don't eat candy, it’s bad for you

 

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Kevin Gillotti on The Web www.kevingillotti.com

 

CREDITS:

Host: Kevin Gillotti

Show Notes & Artwork: Kevin Gillotti

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Videography: Madison McGahan, Mike Isabell, Alberto Campos

Editing: Heather Knox




© 2019 Spartan

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

Zach Even-Esh, Joe DeSena and Brian Chontosh talk about building teams. The best teams, companies & work environments come from a place where the leaders invest in their team. Taking great care of your team inspires them to want to be a bigger & better part of the team!

 

LESSONS:

Don’t hold others back on your team. Help them win. When your team wins, you win, even if they leave for another team!
Ethics & caring for others is “winning”.
In the long run, you will always feel better when you build others up!


LINKS:
More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com
Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book


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Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh
Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host & Show Notes: Zach Even - Esh

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY_Invest_30.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Sometimes when we encounter struggle or a challenge we transform what might be best identified as a small problem into a catastrophe. You know the phrase, “turning a molehill into a mountain.” So that’s an actual psychological phenomenon called, Catastrophizing. This way of thinking can get you into trouble, however, because not all problems are catastrophes. In order to remain balanced and grounded human beings it’s important that are responses to problems are congruent with the degree of challenge in front of us.

LESSONS:
Catastrophizing: When you transform a small problem into a catastrophe and act accordingly.
Take each problem as it comes and use a grading system to help you if you need. Ask yourself, Is this an emergency, a large problem, medium problem, small problem, or insignificant.
Remember, the more sound your responses are to certain problems, the more capable you will feel in your ability to handle them.


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CREDITS:

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host: Dr. Lara Pence
Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

© 2019 Spartan

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

Rebekah and her son were spectating at the finish line of the Boston in Marathon in 2013 when those two fateful bombs exploded. She may have lost part of her leg- but 68 operations later, she has gained a whole new insight on “counting her blessings, not her problems.” Instead of being defined by this one event she has used it as a catalyst to make PTSD training available for children all over the country through her foundation Rebekah’s Angels. She says very few have to deal with a bomb exploding near them, but many people deal with things in their life blowing up everyday- her resilience is marked by her joyful determination to inspire others and help them get the treatments they need.

LESSONS
Count your blessings not your problems
Be thankful for the life you have and have goals for the life you want
Don’t let your life be defined by one event
Your circumstances don’t define you
Make everyday a great day- don’t let anything steal your joy

LINKS
www.rebekahsangels.org
www.rebekahmgregory.com
https://inspiredperformanceinstitute.com/


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TIME STAMPS
0:00 Joe, Johnny, Col. Nye & Dr.L introduce Rebekah’s interview
1:30 Powerful Foods
2:00 Interview begins
3:00 being 3 ft from a bomb
4:30 the mental side of healing
5:30 dealing with PTSD: Rebekah’s Angels Foundation
7:00 Robbed at gunpoint
8:00 changing your relationship to past experiences
8:50 SHOP.SPARTAN.COM/POWERFUL break
11:00 31 Habits: #10 Resisting the Norms of Everyday Sedentary Life
12:45 Interview Continues
14:15 Children dealing with PTSD
16:00 A life full of possibilities: a new chapter of life
20:35 Joe, Johnny, Col. Nye & Dr. L discuss this inspiring interview
26:20 Powerful Foods Close

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Johnny Waite,Colonel Nye & guest host Dr. L (Sefra Alexandra was on expedition in the South Pacific)

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 237_EUP_REBEKAH_GREGORY_assembly_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

This week we welcome Brian "Tosh" Chontosh to the Spartan Up family! He'll be here every Monday with Spartan Stand.

What are you capable of right here, right now; not a question, a statement. What you could have done if, what you might be able to do if, if you had time to prepare, or under whatever cute circumstance you require to succeed is of zero interest.

 

A readiness mindset consists of two parts. 1) anticipating reasonable and likely events or circumstance in order to prepare. This is the ground floor of professionalism. It is a branch conversation of Ownership. 2) building up capacity to simply respond given a task, event, or emergency. It is letting performance have the ultimate voice for competence.

 

Would you face a known enemy or threat with a “wait a minute, let me heal my mojo for a few weeks and then we can fight?” or would you want to advertise to your opponent all the many ways you are strategizing to challenge him as you attempt to win?

 

Common sense would suggest then that we develop a mindset to not habituate these patterns in our lives.

 

LESSONS:

  • Tests confirm or deny capability given the moment of now.
  • Excuses hold you back.
  • Balance anticipation & preparation with acquiring competence for the unknown.



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CREDITS:

 

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion,llc.

Host: Brian “tosh” Chontosh

Show notes: Brian “tosh” Chontosh

 

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: STAND_001_Preformance_FULL_01.mp3
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We all know that it’s important to pay attention to our daily food intake. But many people don’t know this important fact: the number of calories your body retains is not only affected by how much you eat but also by when you eat.


What we Talk About:

In this podcast, we’re going to look at the impact of the body’s daily cycles – it’s circadian rhythms (or “CR”) – on supporting the maintenance of healthier food intake and more efficient weight control.

The process by which the body breaks down food and turns it into energy is known as our metabolism. The metabolism isn’t just what happens in your stomach; it refers also to a wide range of biochemical processes within an organism. So, something that impacts your metabolism has a huge influence on your overall health and well-being. And an important driver of metabolism is the hormone cortisol.

CR’s connection to metabolism is that it helps trigger a cortisol rise in the morning. Cortisol is your “get up and go” hormone; it drives your metabolism, supports thyroid function, and contributes to the energy you can access to complete your daily activities. Because your metabolic processes are receiving a bit of a jump start from cortisol, the food you consume when cortisol is released has a greater likelihood to be burned and turned into fuel rather than stored as fat.

Your CR supports a diurnal (or daily) release of cortisol. This means that two times per day your cortisol level peaks: once in the early morning and another time in the late morning.

If you guessed that the opposite is true for the evening hours, you would be right. As the sun goes down and night approaches, your body is winding down all its processes for a good night’s sleep. Part of that winding down is lower cortisol levels. If you consume food during late hours, that food has a greater likelihood that it will not be turned to energy to accomplish a goal or task; instead, it’s likely to be stored as fat.

Using your body’s own natural cycle to shape your eating habits can enhance weight loss efforts. Consuming food between approximately 7a.m. and 7 p.m. is the optimal time for your body’s needs.

Knowing this, you should leave your midnight snacks behind and ride the CR wave and cortisol peaks to maintain good eating habits that align with your body’s natural inner clock.


KEY TERMS & IDEAS

Circadian rhythm’s connection to the release of the hormone cortisol in the human body effects how the metabolism processes food intake. Eating according to those rhythms can maintain a healthy and efficient intake of food; this also helps with maintaining weight.

Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a daily cycle.

Cortisol is a hormone that drives your metabolism, supports thyroid function and contributes to the energy you can access to complete your daily activities.

Metabolism refers also to a wide range of biochemical processes within an organism (in addition to digestion).

 


LINKS & RESOURCES:

Follow Dr. Nada on:

Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nada-milo...
Sage Tonic www.sagetonic.com
Sage Tonic on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sagetonic/


National Institute of General Medical Sciences, “Circadian Rhythms,”
https://www.nigms.nih.gov/Education/Pages/Factsheet_CircadianRhythms.aspx, accessed January 2019.

Society for Endocrinology, “Cortisol,” January 2017, http://www.yourhormones.info/hormones/cortisol/, accessed January 2019.

The Mayo Clinic Diet, “What exactly is metabolism,” January 2019, http://diet.mayoclinic.org/diet/move/what-is-metabolism?xid=nl_MayoClinicDiet_20150910, accessed January 2019.


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CREDITS:
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Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD

© 2019 Spartan

 

Direct download: 016_Spartan_HEALTH_Circadian2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

This week I talk with the tiny, but fiercely mighty, Faye Stenning about staying fit & race prepping in a dense city habitat like the overwhelming & chaotic life of a NYC city dweller.

TAKE AWAY POINTS:
Be creative in your training options and use the environment you have
Commuting to trails, finding groups, pick your times, just do what you have to do
Surround yourself with like minded people
It CAN be done

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Kevin Gillotti on The Web www.kevingillotti.com

CREDITS:
Host: Kevin Gillotti
Show Notes & Artwork: Kevin Gillotti
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Videography: Madison McGahan, Mike Isabell, Alberto Campos
Editing: Heather Knox

 

© 2019 Spartan

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

Zach brings on special guest & fellow Spartan Podcaster, Tosh, to discuss why you should NOT feel bad while standing up for Excellence! Sometimes we start to feel bad when our friends and family tell us, Hey, you’ve changed!

That’s right, you are changing for the better and there is Nothing wrong with that!

 

LESSONS:

• Do not conform to the norms of “good enough”, even when people close to you try to tell you that you’re trying too hard.

• Do not ease up on your mission. If you’ve done the work, you deserve to EARN more success. 

• You should celebrate the fact that you want to win. When you win, you help other people win. 



LINKS:
More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com
Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book


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Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host & Show Notes:  Zach Even - Esh

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY_EXCELLENCE_29.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Emotional reasoning is a negative thinking pattern that can best be described as the process of turning feeling into fact. We cannot control how we feel but we can control what we do with these feelings and when we turn our feelings into fact we can find ourselves in a made up reality. Being aware of when you engage in emotional reasoning can help you shift out of this way of thinking and bring you back into a position of knowing that a feeling is sometimes just a feeling.

LESSONS:

Emotional Reasoning: When we turn our feelings into fact. Try to catch yourself when “I feel XXX”, becomes “I am XXX” : such as, “I feel incompetent” becomes “I am incompetent.” Remember to tell yourself that a feeling is just a feeling, or use the phrase, “I’m having the feeling that I am incompetent” so that you get separation from the emotion.

 

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CREDITS:

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Host: Dr. Lara Pence Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence © 2019 Spartan

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

In that moment when you think your life will end, will you have regrets? During his second Afghanistan deployment Green beret Kevin Flike was shot in the abdomen, what did he think in those touch and go moments? Kevin says “an experience is worth nothing unless you share it,” now he shares the story of his own recovery and his experiences going from highly competent soldier to a man who needed help putting on his socks. He talks about fear, courage (which he defines as “going forward when the outcome is uncertain,”) and the power of setting exceptional goals. With his wife’s encouragement, he got off pain medication, got himself into both MIT and Harvard, and started the Green Beret Foundation. He’s created a documentary to raise awareness and funds for the Green Beret Foundation called “Wounded by War.”


LESSONS
Have long term goals
Setup small milestones along the way
Find something that motivates you to not quit
Understand the sacrifice it takes to get where you want
Failure is the best teacher: fail early, fail often
Don’t be afraid- just get out there
Try new things and be open to the experience


LINKS
Kevin’s Documentary Film http://www.woundedbywar.com/
More about Kevin https://www.greenberetfoundation.org/people/kevin-flike/
Wounded by War on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/woundedbywar/
Green Beret Foundation https://www.instagram.com/greenberetfoundation/


This episode of Spartan Up! Is brought to you by Powerful Foods. Fuel your active lifestyle with high-protein, no sugar added products, made with natural ingredients. Visit Shop.Spartan.com/Powerful for a 10% OFF any Powerful product, with code SPARTANPOWER.


TIME STAMPS
0:00 Joe De Sena, Dr. L , Johnny Waite & Col. Nye introduce Kevin’s episode
1:47 Powerful Foods shop.spartan.com/powerful code SpartanPower
2:13 Interview begins with guest host Dr. L
3:00 Getting shot in the stomach
5:00 Dealing with wounds
7:00 Support staff and path to recovery
10:45 Powerful Foods Break
12:50 Habit number 9 of the 31 Habits of the Healthiest Spartans
14:45 Interview continues: degrees from Harvard & MIT
18:00 Lessons learned
20:45 Joe, Dr. L, Johnny & Col. Nye discuss the interview and how you can apply lessons learned from Kevin’s experience to your life
25:43 Powerful Foods
26:00 Show close


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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Johnny Waite,Colonel Nye & guest host Dr. L (Sefra Alexandra was on expedition in the South Pacific)

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 236_SUP_KEVIN_FLIKE_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

There are a million ways you can be tempted to squeeze a few more minutes or hours out of your day, but if you want to stay healthy, you should remember one thing: you can’t cheat sleep. If you do, you may throw off what’s called - your circadian rhythm.

Circadian Rhythm is also called your sleep/wake cycle and it’s the physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a 24- hour or daily cycle in your body. One of the chemical or hormone mechanisms that is central to your circadian rhythm (aka, sleep-wake cycle) is melatonin, which is a hormone that induces sleep. When the optic nerves (in the eye) receive less light, that triggers a signal to the brain to make more melatonin. That happens, for example, when the lights go out and you go to bed. That natural hormone release can be affected which, in turn, can negatively affect your circadian rhythm.

Circadian rhythms or sleep-wake cycles influence hormone release, eating habits and even body temperature to name a few. Having an irregular rhythm has been linked to some chronic health conditions like sleep disorders, obesity, diabetes, depression, and something called seasonal affective disorder. Those irregular rhythms will also affect your physical performance, endurance, and cognitive health.

How much sleep do we need? We talked about this in another episode, and if you remember, it can vary a bit by age, according to the National Sleep Foundation you need an average of 7-9 hours of sleep each night.

To maintain healthy sleep patterns, one thing you should do is keep consistent bedtime habits as much as possible.

Try to go to sleep at roughly the same time each night. Another way, putting away your phone at night, and not looking at computer screens in the hours before you sleep because it can disrupt that sleep/wake cycle.

Since this question has come up with some of our listeners I want to go back to something we talked about a moment ago. Some people call it the “winter blues” or feeling a bit therapy used for “seasonal affective disorder” (or “SAD”), a condition that makes some people feel down or depressed with reduced exposure to sunlight during the winter.

One effective natural treatment is using “light therapy,” in which you use a bright lamp with a strength of 10,000 lux (strength of light emitted) for about 20-30 minutes every morning during the fall and winter. This can decrease the amount of melatonin that is secreted in the brain during the daytime and can help reset your circadian rhythm.

Our busy schedules can often distract us from good daily routines and habits and disrupt our circadian rhythm. Being conscious about keeping a regular bedtime and some easy steps and natural treatments can help you maintain healthy sleep/wake cycle throughout the year. Maintaining and supporting your CR means you’ll be much more alert, better prepared for your next race, and more effective at whatever challenge comes next.

KEY TERMS AND IDEAS:

Circadian rhythms (aka, Sleep/Wake Cycles) have a major impact on health because they help to regulate multiple systems within the body. Maintaining regular sleep patterns is the key to maintaining natural circadian rhythms. For some people who have problems with their circadian rhythms, there are gentle means to compensate and get back on track.

1. Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a daily cycle.

2. Melatonin is a hormone that induce sleep and plays a role in maintaining a healthy circadian rhythm.

3. Seasonal affective disorder (or “SAD”) is a condition that makes some people feel down or depressed with reduced exposure to sunlight during the winter. A natural way to help improve this is light therapy (10,000 lux strength) for 20-30 minutes each morning.


LINKS & RESOURCES:

Follow Dr. Nada on:

Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nada-milo...
Sage Tonic www.sagetonic.com
Sage Tonic on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sagetonic/

National Institute of General Medical Sciences, “Circadian Rhythms,”
https://www.nigms.nih.gov/Education/Pages/Factsheet_CircadianRhythms.aspx, accessed January 2019.

National Sleep Foundation, “Excessive Sleepiness,”
https://www.sleepfoundation.org/excessivesleepiness/content/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need-0, accessed January 2019.

Alfred J. Lewy, et al. "Winter depression: integrating mood, circadian rhythms, and the sleep/wake and light/dark cycles into a bio-psycho-social-environmental model." Sleep medicine clinics 4.2 (2009): 285-299. https://www.sleep.theclinics.com/article/S1556-407X(09)00017-4/abstract

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CREDITS:
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 015_Spartan_HEALTH_Circadian1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

This week I talk strategies for overcoming pre-race jitters and nervousness with Kenneth Yee. When you travel all of the way from Malaysia for a first time visit to a country, a lot is at stake because a lot has been expended. So the last thing you need is to be dealing with energy robbing nervousness on top of all of the other moving pieces associated with racing.

 

TAKE AWAY POINTS:

  • Ask for advice from more well traveled athletes on their tactics
  • Concerns about temperature changes between countries
  • Catching up on sleep ASAP so leave enough time in your travel schedule

 

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Kevin Gillotti on The Web www.kevingillotti.com

 

CREDITS:

Host: Kevin Gillotti

Show Notes & Artwork: Kevin Gillotti

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Videography: Madison McGahan, Mike Isabell, Alberto Campos

Editing: Heather Knox



© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 006_SPARTAN_ATHLETE_Kenneth_Yee.mp3
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People LOVE being around passionate people. It makes them feel good
And inspires them to get better at Life!


LESSONS:

• If you’re struggling to get better in a certain area of your life,
Seek out passionate coaches / environments to become part of.

• Passionate people can completely alter the trajectory of a company, school, sports team, etc. 

• Passion is inside ALL of us, you need to share it with the world.



LINKS:
More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com
Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book


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Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod
Follow Zach on Instagram https://instagram.com/zevenesh
Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh
Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host & Show Notes:  Zach Even - Esh

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY_PASSIONATE_PEOPLE_28.mp3
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Great competitors believe that they have the capacity to win and compete in the way that moves them closer to their goals. They build themselves up with confidence and visualize accomplishments instead of defeats. Believing in yourself is a key part of pumping positive medicine into your brain and your body, as the power of positive thinking has been demonstrated across disciplines.

 

LESSONS:

  • A strong belief in your capacity to achieve and get things done is a critical part of being a great competitor.
  • Building up self-confidence and relying on positive self-esteem will help you along your journey and give you an edge against those who don’t believe that they can.

 

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Dr. L on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drlarapence/

 

CREDITS:

 

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: 28_SM_Believe_Update.mp3
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Picture this, you’ve just reached the Summit of Everest- a pinnacle achievement when you’re literally on top of the World… and all of sudden everything goes white... your completely blind. Join us this week as Brian walks us down his “Blind Descent,” and tells us what skills learned from his time as a former US Navy Air Rescue Swimmer / Combat Search and Rescue and perhaps a little luck, got him home safe.

 

LESSONS:

  • Don’t panic
  • Focus on what needs to be done
  • Do more
  • Be who you are
  • Seek obstacles, don’t avoid them



LINKS
http://www.briandickinson.net



TIME STAMPS:

0:00 Dr. L, Col Nye and Johnny Waite introduce Brian

1:20 Interview begins- “always climbing”

2:50 Joe on Aconcagua

4:00 Mental toughness of downtime

5:00 Growing up on a mountain

7:00 Climbing Everest solo with sherpa support

8:45 Acclimatization

10:00 Hiking in the “death zone”

11:15 Completely soloing

13:00 Time standing still on the Summitt

14:30 Descending snow blind

19:05 31 Habits: #8 Intermittent Fasting

21:20 Interview continues: 24 hrs locked in a shipping container at Tahoe

25:00 Navy Training

28:28 Dr.L, Col Nye & Johnny Waite discuss Brian’s experience and what we can learn from his Blind Descent

 

LINKS:

More about Brian http://www.briandickinson.net/

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Johnny Waite,Colonel Nye & guest host Dr. L (Joe De Sena was running around Fenway & Sefra Alexandra was on expedition in the South Pacific)

 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2019 Spartan

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Our bodies need energy and we get that from the food we eat. No surprise, right? But, what is the gatekeeper between food consumption and the energy needed for athletic performance? It’s your gut – especially the gut flora.


EPISODE SCRIPT

There are millions and millions of bacteria in your gut – in fact, there are ten times more bacteria than cells in your gut. Ten times! What are these flora doing in addition to processing food?

They can identify pathogens (dangerous compounds)

Bolster and improve the health of the intestines

Promote the growth of new cells

What happens to athletes when the gut isn’t working well? It gets in the way of performance, recovery and long-term health and sustainability of athletic performance at a high level like competition. To be more specific, there’s a cascading effect that starts very small but ends up degrading your abilities to do what you want to do in the gym, at a race or in any competitive setting. It starts with:

Too few interferons in your gut. Interferons (a type on immune cell in your body) are they’re released from cells in your gut and are important in helping to fight viruses. A healthy gut microbiome supports interferons. An unhealthy gut means fewer interferons and that can hurt your immune system. With that, the possibility of catching cold and suffering from other viruses increases.

If your immune system is stressed, your body’s ability to repair the kind of inflammation that often comes with strenuous exercise is impaired. This can lead to an increased possibility of increasing the injuries sustained during training.

Your digestion is also compromised, thus reducing the efficiency of processing nutrients for energy.

If this continues, you’ll probably not be able to improve and sustain the kind of athletic performance we Spartans are aiming for.

Luckily, it’s relatively easy to keep your gut healthy.

First, eat healthy. We all know this, but don’t cut corners if you’re exercising at a high level. The difference between good performance and great performance can sometimes be very small – so you need to be disciplined if you’ve set ambitious goals for yourself.


Give your gut what it wants.
Probiotic supplements are very helpful. Yogurt is a common source of friendly bacteria. Many specialized probiotic supplements are very helpful, too.
Some other options might be fermented foods, like sauerkraut.

As we’re exercising, our gut normally performs silently and behind the scenes. That’s how you want to keep it because it usually draws our attention after something has gone wrong. Support you gut with good eating habits and you’ll keep your performance at a high level.


KEY TERMS & IDEAS

Gut health is key to thwarting viruses, processing food for energy and repairing the damage of inflammation. Keeping the gut healthy is relatively simple. It’s worth it because the gut and especially gut flora provide a necessary foundation for your health.

Gut flora. “Bacteria and other organisms that live inside the intestines. They help digest food. Vitamins such as biotin and vitamin K are made by gut flora. Also called gut microflora, intestinal flora, intestinal microflora, and microflora.” (National Cancer Institute)

Probiotics. “Probiotics are living microorganisms that, when ingested, provide numerous health benefits.” (Healthline)

 

LINKS & RESOURCES:

Follow Dr. Nada on:

Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nada-milo...
Sage Tonic www.sagetonic.com
Sage Tonic on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sagetonic/


“Microflora,” in NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms, National Cancer Institute, https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms/def/microflora, accessed January 2019.

“Probiotics 101: A Simple Beginner’s Guide,” Healthline, https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/probiotics-101, accessed January 2019.

Morgan Bickenbach-Davies, “Here’s How Your Gut Plays a Major Role in Your Athletic Performance,” Braveheart Coaching, February 22, 2017, http://www.braveheartcoach.com/2017/02/22/healthy-gut-healthy-athlete/, accessed January 2019.


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CREDITS:
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 014_Spartan_HEALTH_Gut_health_EDIT.mp3
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On this episode, I talk with Colleen about adjusting & adapting (time changes, food, sleep, training, weather) to the local race destination and preparing for a race after the rigors of long-distance international travel. Colleen should know, she traveled 28 hours from Malaysia to race in the USA.

TAKE AWAY POINTS:
Using meals to beat jet lag effects
Paying attention to time zones (get on the local time ASAP)
Using sleep times of race time zone, even when traveling despite what others are doing

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Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod
Kevin Gillotti on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kevingillotti/
Kevin Gillotti on The Web www.kevingillotti.com

CREDITS:
Host: Kevin Gillotti
Show Notes & Artwork: Kevin Gillotti
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Videography: Madison McGahan, Mike Isabell, Alberto Campos
Editing: Heather Knox

 

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 005_SPARTAN_ATHLETE_Colleen_Augustin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Rest & recovery are NOT a negative thing for Spartans. In fact, when you work hard, the rest and recovery gives you the much need mental & physical break allowing you to come back stronger, more energized and more inspired.


LESSONS:

Rest & recovery are good for the mind AND body.
Taking a break from the normal stimulus will boost your creativity.
More is not better, Better is Better!


LINKS:
More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com
Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book


SUBSCRIBE:

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP & Zach:

Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod
Follow Zach on Instagram https://instagram.com/zevenesh
Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh
Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host & Show Notes: Zach Even-Esh

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY_VACATION-27.mp3
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Great competitors believe that they have control over the things that happen in their lives and they take ownership of those choices. They do not offload poor performance to circumstances outside of them. They take ownership for the choices - both those that make them stronger (both mentally and physically) and those that put them in circumstances of struggle. Ownership is about believing that you have a strong internal locus of control - that you can control the direction of your life.

 

LESSONS:

  • Try to remember that you always have a choice; that you have more control over your life when you believe that you have more control.
  • Take ownership of the decisions that you make, whether they are your accomplishments or your poor choices.  

 

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Dr. L on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drlarapence/

 

CREDITS:

 

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2018 Spartan



Direct download: 27_SM_Ownership_Update.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

What does it take to solve complicated and seemingly insurmountable challenges? Dr. Jeff Karp, Principal Investigator of Karp Lab & Harvard Medical School professor, believes the answer is a multidisciplinary approach. Surround yourself with experts who have expertise you don’t with a variety of skills and backgrounds. Karp explains to Joe De Sena how his team applied their problem-solving system to a specific challenge around brain cancer. It’s a system and process that can be applied to any puzzle. He is committed to developing the “next generation bioengineers at the forefront of regenerative medicine.” When you face Spartan challenges and obstacles as look for creative solutions. Collaborate and find new approaches to conquer our goals.

LESSONS
Always continue to learn
Ask lots of questions and seek those that have the answers
Validate those around you by allowing them to contribute
Surround yourself with mission-driven people who have expertise varied from your own
Focus on helping people and being a good mentor- give back to the next generation!
Mistakes, even those on the stage, teach you

LINKS
http://www.karplab.net/

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TIME STAMPS
0:00 Col. Nye, Johnny Waite & Dr. L introduce Dr. Jeff Karp
1:00 Elevate beak
1:25 Interview with Joe & Dr. Karp begins - medical lab design at Harvard
2:30 starting six companies
4:00 multidisciplinary problem solving
5:45 developing a new approach to brain cancer
8:20 going “all in”
10:00 breaking down dogmas
11:45 meeting people in the entrepreneurial ecosystem
13:15 constantly be experimenting
13:50 31 Habits of Health Spartans: #7 “Tell Someone”
14:55 Elevate break
16:50 Interview continues: Joe tells the tale of Spartan Tea
18:00 Learning from a big mistake at a TEDMED talk about bioinspiration
21:00 Giving feedback to CNN & taking risks
26:00 Three things everyone should do
26:55 Colonel Nye, Johnny Waite and Dr. L discuss how to integrate Dr. Jeff Karp’s insights
34:30 Elevate Break
35:00 close

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Johnny Waite, Colonel Nye & guest host Dr. L (Sefra Alexandra was on an expedition in the South Pacific)

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 234_SUP_EDIT_JEFF_KARP_FULL_01.mp3
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Maintaining good health usually means doing many things and not just one. For instance, if you want to lose weight, gaining muscle can help, but focusing on that alone is not the best or most efficient way to make your weight goals. Today, we’re focusing on immunity and how to naturally raise the bar and stay healthy.

A multi-faceted approach is even more important in boosting the strength of your immune system. The right foods and herbs combined with the right daily habits can support your immunity to pathogens (a bug, a virus)…

Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol as much as you can (of course).

Getting enough sleep. Sleep performs many regulatory functions for the immune system. One that is especially important is helping to create a “memory” within the immune system so antibodies can “remember” unwelcome organisms that have previously invaded the body.

Also, something all Spartans do is to follow a moderate and regular exercise regimen that boosts immunity. One caveat: athletes performing at peak levels have reported some increased susceptibility to respiratory illness, so if you’re going to push yourself to high competitive levels of performance, your preparing for a big race take some extra precautions. And I’ll mention those now...

The immune system – like any system in the body – needs a variety of nutrients to keep it running well. A lot of those nutrients (like vitamins and minerals) are often best supplied by fruits and vegetables … and some spices and herbs as well.

Citrus fruits: These are easy to access and rich in vitamin C, which is thought to increase the body’s production of white blood cells. (Papaya, kiwis and spinach also have a lot of Vitamin C.)

Turmeric: It’s part of many spicy curry recipes, but it can also have a restorative effect on the body by reducing inflammation and repairing muscle damage that come with exercise.

Oregano: this popular herb is full of antioxidants. Research has also shown that essential oils from oregano can combat bacteria, as well.

Cayenne pepper packs multiple punches. In addition to vitamin C, it has beta carotene and antioxidants which help to maintain mucus membrane tissue that fends off bacteria and viruses.

The right food intake combined with the good daily habits can support your immunity to pathogens. This multi-faceted approach just takes a little bit of planning and is easy to do and really effective!

KEY TERMS AND IDEAS
Good habits can support a vibrant immune system. A multi-faceted approach to maintaining good health is even more important in boosting the strength of your immune system. The right foods and herbs combined with the right daily habits can support your immunity to pathogens.


Immune system. “The immune system is the body's defense against infectious organisms and other invaders. Through a series of steps called the immune response, the immune system attacks organisms and substances that invade body systems and cause disease.” (KidsHealth)

Pathogens. A microorganism (like a virus or bacteria) that can cause disease.

White blood cells. “A type of blood cell that is made in the bone marrow and found in the blood and lymph tissue. White blood cells are part of the body’s immune system. They help the body fight infection and other diseases.” (NCI Dictionary).

LINKS & RESOURCES:
Follow Dr. Nada on:
Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nada-milo...
Sage Tonic www.sagetonic.com
Sage Tonic on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sagetonic/

David C. Nieman, et al. "Upper respiratory tract infection is reduced in physically fit and active adults." British Journal of Sports Medicine 45.12 (2011): 987-992, https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/bc18/dca045fdece0fc7b9b4c30f6c7ec887f1869.pdf,
accessed January 2019.

“How to boost your immune system,” Harvard Health Publishing, July 16, 2018, https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/how-to-boost-your-immune-system, accessed January 2019.

“Immune System,” Kidshealth, https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/immune.html, accessed January 2019.

Luciana Besedovksy, Tanja Lange, and Jan Born, "Sleep and immune function," European Journal of Physiology 463.1 (2012): 121-137, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00424-011-1044-0, accessed January 2019.

“Protect Your Health with Immune-Boosting Nutrition,” eatright.org
https://www.eatright.org/health/wellness/preventing-illness/protect-your-health-with-immune-boosting-nutrition, accessed 2019

NCI Dictionary, “White blood cells", https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms/def/white-blood-cell, accessed January 2019.


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CREDITS:
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 013_Spartan_Health_Immunity_EDIT_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

On this episode, Cole and I chat about tapering for a Spartan Race using methods such as the current week’s workload and perceived effort as a determination for how much of an effort level and workload to put out in a race taper depending on race distance (Sprint, Super, Beast).

 

TAKE AWAY POINTS:

  • At least a 1 week taper for a Beast
  • Use RPE (rate of perceived exertion) as a means to determine effort level
  • The immediate events leading up to a race (sleep, work, previous workouts) need consideration is a taper plan
  • Listen to your body!

 

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

Kevin Gillotti on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kevingillotti/

Kevin Gillotti on The Web www.kevingillotti.com

 

CREDITS:

Host: Kevin Gillotti

Show Notes & Artwork: Kevin Gillotti

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Videography: Madison McGahan, Mike Isabell, Alberto Campos

Editing: Heather Knox




© 2019 Spartan

 

Direct download: 004_SPARTAN_ATHLETE_Cole_Derosa.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

I first heard this Sun Tzu quote from my friend and NFL Veteran,
John Welbourn. It REALLY hit home for me as I have experienced
Countless times how an environment can lift you up or hold you back.



LESSONS:

 

  • Surround yourself with battery chargers as our friend Joe Polish says to gain inspiration from others
  • As a parent, keep an eye on your kids’ friends. Do they make your child better or add more stress?
  • Whether it’s work, sports, gym - you’re always in an “environment” and surrounded by people. Make sure these environments are charging your batteries!



LINKS:

More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com

Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book



SUBSCRIBE:

 

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP & Zach:

 

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

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

Follow Zach on Instagram https://instagram.com/zevenesh

Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh

Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1




CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host & Show Notes:  Zach Even - Esh

 

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: 26_SPARTAN_WAY_SWORD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Great competitors stay committed. There will always be excuses, always a reason to quit, move on to something else, or put it on the shelf for later. Great competitors commit. They move away from language like, “I’ll try”, that immediately gives them a way out, and they use more declarative statements like, “I will.” Having the mindset of completion allows them to move forward with stronger intention and will.

 

LESSONS:

  • Commitment is a key element to becoming a great competitor.
  • Try to shift away from words that give you an out and become more proficient in the language of commitment.
  • Commitment isn’t about perfection but it is about showing up and remaining on task.



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Dr. L on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drlarapence/

 

CREDITS:

 

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: 26_SM_Commitment.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

What patterns did you learn as a child? How are they showing up in your adult life? Bizzie Gold unveils the mystery behind the obstacles and triggers in your mind that hold you back from realizing our full potential. The founder of the massive phenomenon Buti Yoga, Bizzie Gold was not satisfied with breakthroughs in physical health. This week she and Joe discuss how Sustainable Self-Mastery can be conquered through her paradigm shifting BREAK Method.


LESSONS

  • Don’t adhere to a victim mentality
  • Practice self awareness and do a “check-in”
  • Take note of what triggers you
  • Observe your emotional responses
  • Be open and unafraid to uncover what is holding you back

 

LINKS

https://breakmethod.com/

https://www.bizziegold.com/

https://mymoderngood.com/

https://butiyoga.com/

 

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TIME STAMPS

0:00 Johnny, the Colonel & Dr. L introduce Bizzie’s episode

2:25 Interview with Joe De Sena & Bizzie Gold at Spartan World Championships begins

4:15 Directed storytelling

5:00 Overcoming childhood adversity

6:30 Not embracing the victim mentality

7:30 “You’re a Liar”

9:45 31 Habits  Relearning About Fats

11:11 FORTHEFITAID.COM break

12:30 The interview continues & Joe’s completely “fixed” :)

13:15 Obstacle course vs online course

14:00 Buti Yoga- the cure to something that is hidden

16:25 Core beliefs about yourself

17:45 “Go Into the Chaos”

20:00 Dr. Johnny, Colonel Nye & Dr. L discuss how to integrate Bizzie’s method into your daily routine

24:50 FORTHEFITAID.COM close

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena, Johnny Waite,Colonel Nye & guest host Dr. L (Sefra Alexandra was on expedition in the South Pacific)

 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2019 Spartan

Direct download: 233_SUP_EDIT_BIZZIE_GOLD_FULL_01.mp3
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We’ve talked about a class of herb called adaptogens in an earlier episode of Spartan Health. Rhodiola is an adaptogen that can provide many health benefits and provide energy, endurance, and recovery support during your next Spartan Race. Rhodiola is a well-researched herb used for centuries in Asia, Russia and arctic regions of Europe.

WHAT WE COVER

a. First if all, what is it? In a nutshell, it’s a wonderful herb that can help your body recover from stress and fight fatigue. Further, it can support the body as you condition to different environmental stressors like high altitude.
b. But, let me give you a bit of its history ‘cause it really is fascinating: Rhodiola is an herb native to China, Russia (and a particular region in Russia, Siberia) and Mongolia. It has been used in Russian folklore medicine for centuries and caught the interest of Russian scientists in roughly the 1950’s. They heard of its health and vitality promoting properties and began conducting research to get a better understanding of its clinical properties and application. They were so impressed with what they found they started giving it to Russian cosmonauts (in their space program) and their Olympic athletes. They felt the cosmonauts recovered more quickly from space induced ill-effects and that it supported their Olympic athletes in terms of endurance.
c. Rhodiola is one of the most well-researched Adaptogens (they’ll be more on adaptogens in another podcast so stay tuned); it’s generally regarded as a safe, non-toxic, herb. But, before taking any herbal supplements of any kind check with your health provider in case you have specific medical needs that might affect your use of this herb or any others for that matter.
d. To recap, Rhodiola can help enhance stamina, exercise recovery and help the body adjust to stress-related conditions (such as high altitude or even jet lag when changing time zones).
e. Several ways it can be used - In Siberia, it’s often taken as shot of rhodiola infused vodka! I am NOT suggesting that and I want to be quite clear but I am highlighting the importance and health application of this wonderful, time-honored herb. It can be consumed as an herbal tea / aka tisane, in capsule form, or as a powder in a healthy smoothie or beverage.
f. So the next time you’re looking for something to provide natural and healthy support as you push your body and mind to prep for the next race. Check out Rhodiola!

KEY TERMS & IDEAS:

Rhodiola: native to arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and Russia
Supports a healthy stress response, endurance, and recovery from environmental extremes - jet lag and high altitude
Historical use by Russian cosmonauts and olympic athletes
A well-researched herb with a fascinating history

LINKS & RESOURCES:
Follow Nada on LInkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nada-milosavljevic-35b502b9/
Sage Tonic www.sagetonic.com
Sage Tonic on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sagetonic/

“Adaptogens exert a stress-protective effect by modulation of expression of molecular chaperones” Phytomedicine. 2009 Jun;16(6-7):617-22.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19188053
“The effects of an acute dose of Rhodiola rosea on endurance exercise performance”J Strength Cond Res 2013 Mar;27(3):839-47.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23443221
“Acute Rhodiola rosea intake can improve endurance exercise performance” Int J Sport Nutr Exer Metab 2004 Jun;14(3):298-307.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15256690


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CREDITS:
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 012_HEALTH_RHODIOLA_EDIT_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

On this episode, Kristen talks to me about how to stay race fit & race ready when you are juggling a life & interests outside of racing, but yet are a highly competitive athlete with aspirations.

 

TAKE AWAY POINTS:

  • BALANCE - Does racing have to be your sole focus to be successful?
  • Consider being content & at peace with being a top athlete, but not always the “winner”
  • Make a mental effort to not get caught up in what others are doing
  • Be ok with going with the flow
  • Train & use what you have at hand & time allows

 

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Kevin Gillotti on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kevingillotti/

Kevin Gillotti on The Web www.kevingillotti.com

 

CREDITS:

Host: Kevin Gillotti

Show Notes & Artwork: Kevin Gillotti

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Videography: Madison McGahan, Mike Isabell, Alberto Campos

Editing: Heather Knox




© 2019 Spartan

 

Direct download: 003_SPARTAN_ATHLETE_Kristen_Saad.mp3
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If you’re wondering how to inspire, educate and influence your kids into

Exercising and living a healthy lifestyle, this is the episode for you! To quote

One of our Spartan UP Guests, Coach Rob Koll, Your actions speak so loud I can’t
Hear a word you’re saying. This quote is perfect for today’s episode!


LESSONS:

 

It’s not just what you say / tell your kids to do, it’s what they see YOU doing.
Exercise in front of your kids regularly throughout the week.
Create a supportive environment at home. I had some Kettlebells, rings and a climbing rope in my garage and my kids saw me exercising regularly.
Get the entire family involved. Do just 1 exercise in front of your kids everyday. It can be 10 squats, 10 burpees, maybe a quick sprint up and down the sidewalk. Let them see YOU being a leader!


LINKS:

More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com

Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book


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

Follow Zach on Instagram https://instagram.com/zevenesh

Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh

Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1



CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host & Show Notes:  Zach Even - Esh

 

© 2018 Spartan

 


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Office: 802-746-8876
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Direct download: 25_SPARTAN_WAY_KIDS.mp3
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Great competitors see the challenges they face and the hardships they endure as opportunities. We all experience difficult things but great competitors see those experiences as vehicles of wisdom, growth, and an opportunity to build obstacle immunity. They do not cower in the face of that which is difficult but rather rise because they know that in the end it will make them stronger and improve their performance.

 

LESSONS:

  • Remember that when a challenge is set in front of you, try to see it as an opportunity.
  • Roadblocks and obstacles are there to build you up, give you a chance to test your limits, and assist you in self-reflection.



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Dr. L on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drlarapence/

 

CREDITS:

 

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 25_SM_Obstacles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

What’s Wellness? How can you integrate these principles to dominate the obstacles ahead?  How do you live your life well? This episode is all about discovering the forces of wellness. Josh Trent addresses the physical, the mental/emotional and the spiritual. He walks us through his tips, tricks and routines - as he says, “if I can breathe I can choose.” Let’s all breathe goodness into our lives.


LESSONS

  • Build internal trust when in hard situations
  • Fill the buckets of spiritual, physical body and mental/ emotional wellness daily
  • Breath is everything! It’s helps you with all facets of your life
  • Womb squats will set you free
  • Do an emotional inventory- find your “enjoyment curve”

 

LINKS

https://wellnessforce.com/

Josh's M21 morning program https://wellnessforce.com/M21

 

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by FitAid. Race dirty, recover clean with FitAid. Visit FORTHEFITAID.com and sign up to win an amazing Grand Prize package from FitAid and Spartan, monthly Spartan prize packs, and more! FITAID – Recovery for YOUR active lifestyle.

 

TIME STAMPS

0:00 Our hosts Sefra Alexandra (The Seed Huntress,) Johnny Waite and guest panelists Matt B Davis (Obstacle Racing Media,) and Charlie Brenneman (The Spaniard) introduce Sefra’s interview with Josh Trent

1:25 FORTHEFITAID.COM

1:45 Interview begins with a deep belly breath

4:00 The choice of fear or trust

7:30 How do I be healthy?

8:25 31 Habits- Always Taking Advice & Never Stop Learning

9:40 FORTHEFITAID.COM break

10:55 Interview continues

12:30 The M21- 21 warrior breaths

16:00 Reverse Engineering

18:30 Womb Squats

20:00 Conduct and emotional inventory- look at your enjoyment curve

22:55 Sefra Alexandra (The Seed Huntress,) Johnny Waite and guest panelists Matt B Davis (Obstacle Racing Media,) and Charlie Brenneman (The Spaniard) discuss how to integrate the goodness of wellness into your daily routine

31:00 FORTHEFITAID.COM close - sign up for monthly grand prize


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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra & guest hosts Matt B Davis & Charlie Brenneman

 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 232_SUP_EDIT_JOSH_TRENT_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

We’re all pressed for time and need efficient, quick tools to increase energy and help us optimize our busy days. Here are two simple techniques that can provide rapid but effective ways of giving you a “wake up call.” One will give your brain a boost and the other will support your core for stability and injury prevention. Let’s engage your mind and energize your body whether it be for your next Spartan Sprint or Super!


WHAT WE TALK ABOUT:

a. Today’s world is more and more demanding. Some of us have two jobs, or maybe you’re taking night classes after work, starting families and raising children the list goes on and on…

b. In this podcast I’m going to talk about what can aid in increasing our energy and helping us fight fatigue. I’ll discuss two different sensory stimuli: one olfactory (your sense of smell) and the other is a stretch which is physical but also engages your sense of sight.

- First, your sense of smell: it’s a fruit, an essential oil, herbal tea: That is Grapefruit:
it’s a juicy, bittersweet citrus fruit that’s a hybrid fruit created from the pomelo and the orange. It’s a good source of Vit C, lots of other vitamins and minerals but important for our chat right now…it energizes the senses!
Grapefruit oil or its essence upregulates the CNS and stimulates the brain. Wakes us up!

c. Second quick energy boost: Stretch Your Hip Flexors

- This often forgot about muscle group will not only energize the body but it’s one of the most important muscle groups to help prevent falls and injury and improve balance. Helps ensure stability of the lower body, allows you to bend at the waist and bring your knee toward your chest
-Sitting for extended periods shortens and tightens them. You should stand from your chair every hour to stretch them.
- Simple stretches: lunges, if you have more space you can do a bridge (laying down, feet flat on the floor, arms flat at sides, push up using your glutes, thighs, and back.


KEY TERMS & IDEAS:
Combat low energy and fatigue with quick, simple tools that you can use anytime by engaging your mind and body for an effective result.
Engage your sense of smell: use Grapefruit essential oil to stimulate and “wake up” when you feel sluggish. It can give your brain a boost and provide rapid but natural energy
Engage your body and sense of sight: your hip flexors are one of the most important muscle groups to provide stability and a solid core. A hip flexor stretch improves circulation, helps prevent injury, and focuses your sense of sight while holding the pose and balancing the body for this important stretch.


LINKS & RESOURCES:

Follow Nada on LInkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nada-milosavljevic-35b502b9/
Sage Tonic www.sagetonic.com
Sage Tonic on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sagetonic/

“Actions of essential oils on the central nervous system: an updated review” Dobetsberger, C. and Buchbauer, G. Flavour and Fragrance Journal, Feb 18, 2011.
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/fc4d/01f20b689f5f3c19d747c2bda4f256865b81.pdf
“Nonvolatiles of commercial lime and grapefruit oils separated by high-speed countercurrent chromatography” Feger, W. Journal of Agricultural of Food Chemistry, 2006; 54: 2242-2252.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16536603
“Current concepts in muscle stretching for exercise and rehabilitation” Page, P. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2012 Feb; 7(1): 109–119.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3273886/


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CREDITS:
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 11_HEALTH_TWO_ENERGY_BOOSTS_edit_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

On this episode, I talk with Mark & Natalie about what it takes to balance family life with kids while still having racing & training goals to meet. They reveal that they have to make the most of the free time they get, even when it's unexpected.

 

TAKE AWAY POINTS:

  • Make the most of & manage the time you have
  • Balance who races versus who is on sidelines for the day
  • Have a strategy of who performs best at what race type & support that strategy
  • Reduce stress by splitting the childcare load equally

 

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

Kevin Gillotti on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kevingillotti/

Kevin Gillotti on The Web www.kevingillotti.com

 

CREDITS:

Host: Kevin Gillotti

Show Notes & Artwork: Kevin Gillotti

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Videography: Madison McGahan, Mike Isabell, Alberto Campos

Editing: Heather Knox




© 2019 Spartan



Direct download: 002_SPARTAN_ATHLETE_Batres_and_Miano.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Successful people have a clear vision for their perfect day. They write it down which inspires them to take action to achieve that perfect day. The key to making it happen is by reverse engineering your perfect day.



LESSONS:

 

  • Write down what your perfect day looks like
  • What is the 1 thing you REALLY want to change in your life? Start there! For me, it was having breakfast with my kids.
  • Increase your productivity by blocking out your schedule for all of your important activities. This is your “To Do” list to the 20th degree!
  • Write it down and take action every day to achieve your goals.



LINKS:

More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com

Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book



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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP & Zach:

 

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

Follow Zach on Instagram https://instagram.com/zevenesh

Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh

Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1




CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host & Show Notes:  Zach Even - Esh

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 24_Ep_SPARTAN_WAY.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Great competitors understand the importance of the mind-body connection. Our physical body can only be as strong as the mind that controls it and a healthy mind is impossible without a healthy body. Great competitors know that they can not focus on just one element, that both are critical for performance in and out of the competition.

 

LESSONS:

  • Remember that you must focus on both your physical health AND your mental health.
  • Working on physical strength and stamina without working to build a strong and healthy mindset can only get you so far.



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

Dr. L on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drlarapence/

 

CREDITS:

 

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2018 Spartan



Direct download: 24_SM_Understanding.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

What is focus endurance? Louisa, a professional triathlete, was in a car accident and told she would never walk or run again. As a trained mathematician, she delved deep into the field of neurofeedback and flow state. Her understanding of the algorithms behind human performance allowed her to make a full recovery. She utilizes these tactics in her athlete mental performance agency: Neuro Athletics. Time to get those neurons fit Spartans!

Lessons:
Do math- it’s great for your brain!
Be mindful of the answers you accept
Visualize your end goal
Peak performance is achieved in “no mind”
Train your “focus endurance”

Links:
Louisa Nicola https://www.neuroathletics.com.au/

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by FitAid. Race dirty, recover clean with FitAid. Visit FORTHEFITAID.com and sign up to win an amazing Grand Prize package from FitAid and Spartan, monthly Spartan prize packs, and more! FITAID – Recovery for YOUR active lifestyle.

Time Stamps:
0:00 Sefra, Joe, Johnny & Joe Di introduce the interview
1:10 Fitaid break
1:45 Interview with Louisa Nicola at West Point begins
3:00 Creating new neural pathways with mathematics
6:00 Conducting a neuro performance test: focus endurance
9:45 Prevention Vs. Bandaid model
11:05 31 Habits of Healthy Spartans: #4 “Add in the Good”
12:50 Fitaid Break
13:45 Interview continues- math & the brain: algorithms behind human performance
15:00 Flow State: “No Mind” - best results with minimal effort
19:00 Focus Endurance
22:20 Training reaction time
25:30 Reacting appropriately
27:45 The brain and how it helps us to survive
31:00 Sefra, Joe, Johnny & Joe Di discuss the interview & how to apply neural training to your day
36:20 Fitaid close

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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra and guest host Joe Di
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra


© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 231_SUP_LUISA_NICOLA_assemply_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

However you choose to move your body -, whether it’s a daily run, yoga, team competition or a Spartan Ultra - once you’re done, it’s time to recover. What does the body need to heal and regenerate? We’ll review some key nutrients and foods that can restore and replenish so you’re ready for whatever comes next.



WHAT WE COVER:

 

  1. Movement or exercise for the body is one of the pillars of long-term health and wellness. But, once you’ve pushed your body hard it’s time to recover. One of the things that happens whether it be aerobic or weight training is that cells in the body consume huge amounts of oxygen. That process, called oxidation, can damage cell membranes and impair their ability to function. Externally, how does this manifest? We’ve all been there…Muscle soreness, inflammation, and fatigue.

What we’re going to talk about for the next few minutes is how to correct that and optimize the healing process.   

  1. I’m going to list 5 simple steps you can take to jump start the healing and recovery process: I’m a big believer in food as medicine. I love going right to the source and that’s food for nutrients but some of the things I’ll mention do come in supplement (capsule or powder) form but I’m going to mention the food source as well.

-First up, Antioxidants – one you can use Quercetin  - found in apples, blueberries, and buckwheat herbal tea

-Next, an Anti-inflammatant - Bromelain it’s an enzyme derived from pineapple you can get it either by drinking the juice or eating the fruit. It’s more concentrated at the core of the pineapple. So, if you’re slicing it up to eat….don’t toss the core!

- How about Minerals…there’s a mineral that aids muscle recovery and it also calms the brain. It’s  Magnesium - available as a supplement, but naturally found in nuts (especially almonds and brazil nuts), seeds (such as pumpkin or flax), and legumes (those include beans, chickpeas and lentils).

- Another important factor for rapid recovery is healthy Blood Glucose Homeostasis or balance there’s a natural spice that can help and it’s is Cinnamon. Based on recent studies it’s thought help with blood sugar control by increasing insulin sensitivity. This can allow the body to better perform tissue repair. Anywhere from about 1-6 grams of cinnamon has been used in clinical studies. How much does that equate to? Well 1 gram of ground cinnamon is about ½ a teaspoon. So, it doesn’t take much to reap the healthy benefits.

- Last up, number 5: Rehydrate! – with what else…H2O - your body is roughly 55% water for women and 60% for men and you decrease your water stores through perspiration, cellular activity and metabolism during intense workouts. So drink up!

  1. To recap: 5 nutrients to aid body recovery
  2.       Antioxidants: Quercetin
  3.       Anti-inflammatant: Bromelain
  4.       Mineral: Magnesium
  5.       Blood Glucose balance: Cinnamon
  6.       Hydration: water

 

These easy steps will help you recover optimally post workout or race!



KEY TERMS & IDEAS:

  • During exercise our bodies consume a lot of oxygen
  • That oxygen consumption contributes to post-exercise muscle soreness, inflammation, and fatigue
  • You want to support the body’s healing process and repair mechanisms
  • 5 nutrients and foods that provide balanced nourishment and support recovery: antioxidants (quercetin in blueberries), anti-inflammatants (bromelain in pineapple), mineral (magnesium in nuts), blood glucose balance (cinnamon), and HYDRATE!



LINKS & RESOURCES:

Follow Nada on LInkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nada-milosavljevic-35b502b9/

Sage Tonic www.sagetonic.com

Sage Tonic on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sagetonic/




“The lactate shuttle during exercise and recovery.” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise  Jun 1, 1986,18(3):360-368

https://europepmc.org/abstract/med/3523107

“Contextualising Maximal Fat Oxidation During Exercise: Determinants and Normative Values”

Front Physiol. 2018;9:599

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5974542/

“Properties and therapeutic application of bromelain: a review” Biotechnol Res Int. 2012; 2012: 976203.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3529416/

“The potential of cinnamon to reduce blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance” Diabetes Obes Metab. 2009 Dec;11(12):1100-13.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19930003




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Nutrients for Rapid Recovery   // SPARTAN HEALTH ep 010

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CREDITS:

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD

 

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: 10_HEALTH_RAPID_RECOVERY-EDIT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

On this premiere episode of the Friday Spartan Up series "Spartan ATHLETE," Kevin Gillotti talks with Heather Gollnick, a prolific multisports athlete in her 40s, about staying fit & healthy as a high-level athlete as we age. They talk insight, strategies & methods from her own experiences.

 

TAKE AWAY POINTS:

  • Stay in love with competition
  • With competitive age comes wisdom IF you listen to your body
  • Cross training can lead to longevity in sport
  • Keep consistent in training
  • Recovery protocols are critical

 

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

Kevin Gillotti on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kevingillotti/

Kevin Gillotti on The Web www.kevingillotti.com

 

CREDITS:

Host: Kevin Gillotti

Show Notes & Artwork: Kevin Gillotti

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Videography: Madison McGahan, Mike Isabell, Alberto Campos

Editing: Heather Knox



© 2019 Spartan

 

Direct download: 001_SPARTAN_ATHLETE_Heather_Gollnick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Zach says: I wish we could all be motivated 24/7/365 but the truth is, sometimes we’re not. Sometimes our self-motivation just isn’t there. That being said, here’s what Spartans and Powerlifters do to get motivated!



LESSONS:

 

  • Sign up for something. “Write a check”.
  • Sometimes we need an event to push our motivation. The fear of showing up unprepared will motivate you to show up and do the work.
  • Have a team. A team or partner pushes your accountability and energy levels.




LINKS:

More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com

Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book



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Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1




CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host & Show Notes:  Zach Even - Esh

 

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY_EP23.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Disqualifying the positives occurs when you discount positive experiences and accomplishments but invite in the negative. It can occur anywhere and becomes problematic when you struggle to acknowledge achievement. We need to own and be proud of the things that we do well in order to build self-confidence and a sense of pride. When we disqualify the positives we are not feeding our brains with the positive medicine that they deserve.

LESSONS:
Disqualifying the positives is a mindset trap that leaves you disowning positive accomplishments but attaching to negative experiences.
We need to own that which we have achieved, as this serves as important medicine for our self-esteem and self-confidence.
Try owning your achievements and patting yourself on the back when you have worked hard for something and created success.


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CREDITS:

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host: Dr. Lara Pence
Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 23_SM_Disqualifying.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Raised in uncertainty Udo Erasmus has spent the last 69 years studying how to be more in control of his own fitness and fulfillment - the key? Healthy oils and awareness of the magnificence that surrounds him! Food oils derived from seeds, says Udo, are some of the healthiest things you can add to your diet. Journey with us as we learn that the road to health may be paved with fresh oils, plants and taking time to be present in the moment. “Be inspired to look after yourself and get in touch with the magnificence of your existence!”

 

Lessons:

  • Fried foods and fried oil fry health
  • Seed food oils are healthy oils  
  • Be inspired to look after yourself
  • Voluntary Solitude: take time to be quiet and contemplative each day
  • Be present & fully relaxed- understand who you are & where you are

 

Links:

Udo Erasmus https://udoerasmus.com/



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Time Stamps:

0:00 Joe, Col. Nye, Johnny Waite & Sefra introduce episode

1:00 Interview begins

2:10 The quick fix

3:45 making healthy oils

5:45 why healing is possible

9:25 living low on the food chain

11:00 health vs. wealth

12:55 SPARTAN.AFTERSHOKZ.COM Break

13:45 31 Healthy Habits -  Habit 3 Mindful Eating

15:40 Interview with Udo Erasmus continues

17:45 Voluntary Solitude

19:15 The Magnificence of your Existence

22:45 Happiness as a state of being

24:30 Joe, Col. Nye, Johnny Waite & Sefra discuss episode and how you can apply these lessons to your life

31:20 SPARTAN.AFTERSHOKZ.COM Close

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Thank you to our guest videographer: Mark Hemstock

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Colonel Nye, Marion Abrams and guest Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra



© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: 230_SUP_EDIT_UDO_ERASMUS_ASSEMBLY_01.mp3
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This time honored plant, consumed by Asian cultures for centuries, packs a powerful punch when it comes to naturally pumping up your brain and body. Green tea is packed with healthy nutrients from amino acids and antioxidants to enzymes. These compounds promote brain health, metabolism, immunity, and energy. It’s an easy addition to your daily routine and gives an all natural mind/body boost to get you off the couch and up your next Spartan Rope Climb and over the Seven Foot Wall!



WHAT WE COVER:

 

What’s so great about this ancient brew?  A lot! It’s not just for your afternoon tea and crumpets. This wonderful plant is chock full of healthy nutrients, antioxidants, and amino acids to help you pre- and post workout.

- Green tea contains some caffeine about 40 mg per cup so it can give you nice boost without overloading you on caffeine and giving you the jitters.

- Why else don’t you get the jitters with green tea? L- theanine. I know, I know, what on earth is that, right? L-theanine is an amino acid found naturally in only a few sources. One, is tea. L-theanine acts synergistically with caffeine and gives you the natural boost you get from caffeine but without the jitters.

- Next up – antioxidants and green tea is full of them. In particular, a group called catechins that help fight free-radicals. This can support your immune system and certainly help during cold and flu season.

- Another important feature of green tea is the anti-inflammatory effect. This can help you post workout with muscle recovery and decrease stress on the body which can promote healing.

- So many superpowers are hidden in this wonderful tea plant. In fact, green tea can help inhibit cavity forming bacteria in the mouth. So, as an added benefit it can keep your breath fresh during those long workouts.

Also remember hot or iced you can reap these health benefits and it will help you stay hydrated.

 

KEY TERMS & IDEAS:

  • Green Tea (Camellia sinensis plant) can provide a healthy mind/body boost and has about 40 mg of caffeine per cup.
  • Another special compound found in few foods other than green tea is the amino acid, L-theanine. It couples with the caffeine and gives you a natural energy lift but not the jitters you get with straight caffeine.
  • Powerful antioxidant support: green tea is chock full of these and they help neutralize  free-radicals which can form during basic metabolism. We all produce free-radicals during exercise and workouts. It’s important to help the body get rid of them.   
  • Anti-inflammatory: green tea can help reduce inflammation which is an important mechanism for muscle repair and recovery
  • As an added benefit: green tea inhibits oral bacteria that can cause cavities and bad breath. Keeps your mouth fresh during workouts.



LINKS & RESOURCES:

 

Follow Nada on LInkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nada-milosavljevic-35b502b9/

Sage Tonic www.sagetonic.com

Sage Tonic on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sagetonic/

 

"L-theanine—a unique amino acid of green tea and its relaxation effect in humans," Lekh Raj Juneja et al.,Trends in Food Science & Technology 10.6-7 (1999): 199-20

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0924224499000448

"Green tea extract improves running endurance in mice by stimulating lipid utilization during exercise,"  Takatoshi Murase, et al., American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology 290.6 (2006): R1550-R1556.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16410398

"Green tea catechin consumption enhances exercise-induced abdominal fat loss in overweight and obese adults," Kevin C. Maki, et al., The Journal of nutrition 139.2 (2008): 264-270.

https://watermark.silverchair.com/264.pdf?token=AQECAHi208BE49Ooan9kkhW_Ercy7Dm3ZL_9Cf3qfKAc485ysgAAAjwwggI4BgkqhkiG9w0BBwagggIpMIICJQIBADCCAh4GCSqGSIb3DQEHATAeBglghkgBZQMEAS

Free radicals are “toxic byproducts of oxygen metabolism that can cause significant damage to living cells and tissues in a process called ‘oxidative stress.’ " See William B. Salt II, “How do free radicals affect the body,” in Sharecare.

https://www.sharecare.com/health/wellness-healthy-living/how-free-radicals-affect-body



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CREDITS:

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD

 

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: 09_HEALTH_GREEN_TEA_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Momentum can build up in the positive or the negative. Here’s how you can make momentum work for you, NOT against you!



LESSONS:

 

  • Learn to course correct if momentum is starting to work against you.
  • Take a new action to help build momentum for your goals.
  • Organization is crucial for your success.
  • Take 1 action, do the 1 thing, to start building momentum towards your goals.



LINKS:

More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com

Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book



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Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1




CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host & Show Notes:  Zach Even - Esh

 

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY_EP22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Mind reading is when we make assumptions about what others are thinking or feeling. The problem is, these presumptions can put us in a position of believing we know what is true, when in fact we are guessing. We can then attach ourselves to stories that we are creating and see them as reality rather than assumption. Mind reading can essentially get us into trouble so it’s important that we catch ourselves when we are doing it and work to correct course.

 

LESSONS:

  • Mind reading occurs when we make assumptions about what someone else is thinking.
  • Two ways to move away from this are:
    1. Catching yourself when you find yourself mind reading.
    2. Circling back to the individual that you find yourself attempting to mind read and asking for clarification on what it is you may be assuming.



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CREDITS:

 

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2018 Spartan




Direct download: 22_SM_MindReading.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

This may be the most important interview in Spartan Up history. The story Dan Crowley, a 96-year-old WWII POW, survivor of the horrific Bataan Death March, and a delightful man. Faced with unfathomable torture, he is truly one of the most resilient, remarkable and optimistic human beings we have had the privilege to meet. This extended episode tells a dark tale in the world’s history, yet, his smiling jovial face shows the true and utter strength, grit and resolve of our species. It was our honor to be able to capture this important story and share it with all of you.

 

LESSONS:

Persistence of hope is key

Whatever has happened, there is still joy to be had

Believe in yourself

Be a role model

Use the way your impacted to positively impact the world

Live your life knowing you will survive

Humor can be a powerful tool for healing

 

LINKS:

 

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TIME STAMPS:

0:00 Hosts Colonel Nye, Johnny Waite, Marion Abrams and guest Dr. Lara Pence introduce this powerful interview

2:34 Col Nye introduces the history behind the Bataan Death March

4:00 Joe DeSena interview with Dan Crowley begins

7:00 making his way to the Philippines

13:00 attack on Nichols Base in Manilla

15:00 sailing to Bataan Peninsula

17:00 defending Bataan against the Japanese

21:00 an untenable position

22:25 the night of April 9th - a long swim

28:00 CHOMPS.COM break

29:00 31 Habits of the Healthiest Spartan

30:48 Joe DeSena interview with Dan Crowley continues - “the need to endure”

33:00 trapped in a 3 acre cesspool - “becoming valuable enough to be given the right to live”

35:00 slave labor work detail

36:45 building an airfield without machinery & beaten with clubs (nicknamed vitamin sticks)

38:00 almost beaten to the point of death

39:30 Jerry the “Executioner”

43:20 being deemed “unfit for labor” & sent to Japan

46:45 sailing from Brooklyn army base

47:00 The lowest point

48:45 Going home - the Readjustment Period

51:00 trying to get a job once home

53:15 Johnny Waite, Colonel Nye, Marion Abrams and guest Dr. Lara Pence discuss this remarkable interview

1:05:00 CHOMPS.COM close



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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Colonel Nye, Marion Abrams and guest Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 229_SUP_EDIT_DAN_CROWLEY_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Both mental and physical health are critical for athletic performance. Environmental conditions also play a crucial role. What happens to your body when you’re exposed to extremes of cold and heat? Can your body adapt to these conditions? It’s important to know what happens to the body during extremes of temperature, what science has taught us about human environmental limits, and ways we can do to safely take out endurance to the next level.



WHAT WE COVER:

 

In a word….yes, but, in moderation. First, two terms to review:

  1. Hyperthermia and Hypothermia.

-  Hyperthermia – that’s when the body is too hot and in the extreme, can lead to heatstroke. This happens when there’s an uncontrolled increase in body temp and it exceeds the body’s ability to lose heat.  Depending on how it’s measured typically hyperthermia begins when your core body temp is above 100.5F (38C) and extreme hyperthermia is at 104F (40C). Why it’s bad is that key enzymes in the body start to break down. And at about 106F cells start to die. Remember our normal body temp is 98.6F (37C)

Now with this, I’m talking about internal or core body temperature obviously the external temp can be much higher. The key, your body’s ability to lose the heat, stay hydrated and maintain your core temperature. Everything is about homeostasis or balance.

-  Now how about Hypothermia – that’s the opposite extreme.  It’s when the body loses more heat than it can absorb. This begins once body core temp goes below 95F and starts with shivering because that’s a way for your body to try and increase body temp. Once internal temps reach about 86F (30C) cellular metabolic processes start to shut down and this makes walking almost impossible. Now that’s the extreme but there’s a lot in between. Most humans can’t withstand internal core temps below 70F.

 

  1. With these temp extremes it’s important to keep in mind that our bodies can adjust and acclimate to some environmental changes gradually. It builds tolerance and resiliency. You know the stories of Joe De Sena, Wim Hof, and others who have pushed, conditioned and trained their bodies to adapt to some pretty extreme situations.

Many of the boundaries that describe what a typical human can survive are relatively well established. You may have heard the reference the “rule of threes” that’s air, water, and food. It equal to 3 min, 3 days, and 3 weeks respectively so that’s …3 min without air, 3 days without water, and 3 weeks without food. Yet, we’ve all heard of some that have exceeded those limits and pushed the boundaries of what we thought humanly possible. Training and exposure to extremes of temperature, when done properly, can unlock a form of environmental conditioning and your tolerance can increase. But, as always know your limits, be in tune with your body, and stay hydrated.

 

KEY TERMS & IDEAS:

  • Mental and physical health are critical for athletic performance but environmental factor play a significant role.     
  • Hyperthermia: an uncontrolled increase in body temperature that exceeds the body’s ability to lose heat. Begins when core body temp hits approx 100.5F (38C) and extreme hyperthermia is at 104F (40C)
  • Hypothermia: when the body loses more heat than it can absorb. This begins when core body temp dips to below 95F (35C) and your body begins to shiver as a way to produce heat.
  • The human body can adjust to temp extremes and improve tolerance. When done gradually and with proper training you can build resiliency.    
  • Each person’s tolerance to environmental extremes can differ. The key is to know your limits and build gradually and safely.



LINKS & RESOURCES:

 

Follow Nada on LInkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nada-milosavljevic-35b502b9/

Sage Tonic www.sagetonic.com

Sage Tonic on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sagetonic/



“Between extremes: health effects of heat and cold” Environ Health Perspect. 2015 Nov; 123(11): A275–A279.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4629728/

“How thermoregulation can give athletes an edge (mission athletecare)” Korey Stringer Institute, Univ of Conn, May 17, 2015.

https://ksi.uconn.edu/2015/05/17/how-thermoregulation-can-give-athletes-an-edge-mission-athletecare/#

“What doesn’t kill us: how freezing water, extreme altitude, and environmental conditioning will renew our lost evolutionary strength” by Scott Carney Jan 3, 2017.

https://www.amazon.com/What-Doesnt-Kill-Environmental-Conditioning/dp/1623366909

 

 

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CREDITS:

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD

 

© 2018 Spartan

 

 

Direct download: 08_HEALTH_TEMP_EXTREMES.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Success leaves clues. When I hear lessons from successful people, there are common themes and 1 of those common themes is getting comfortable being uncomfortable. Growth comes from being uncomfortable.




LESSONS:

  • Going through tough times empowers you mentally and physically.
  • Struggle reveals AND builds our character.
  • Challenges are opportunities for you to grow.
  • Write down something that opposes your comfort zone (morning workouts, waking up early, packing a healthy lunch) and then DO the very thing that opposes your comfort zone!



LINKS:

More about Zach Even-Esh https://zacheven-esh.com

Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book



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Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh

Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1




CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host & Show Notes:  Zach Even - Esh

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY_EP21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Setbacks are part of the human experience. We all experience them and they often come in different forms - physical, relational, emotional. Setbacks can offer lots of opportunities for growth but you’ve got to be open to seeing them in order to benefit. How we recover from a setback is often determined by our outlook and willingness to shift perspective.

 

LESSONS:

  • Setbacks can offer opportunities for growth and change.
  • When you experience a setback, give yourself permission to reflect on what brought you there in the first place. Ask: How did I get there?
  • Allow a setback to give you space for pause so that you may benefit from slowing down and being still.
  • Remember that a setback gives you a chance to shift course and try something new.



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CREDITS:

 

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 21_SM_SetBack.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Three-Time Olympic Medalist Kristine Lilly’s Advice on Soccer and Life

Kristine was part of the world-renowned American Women’s soccer team that put women’s soccer on the map in the US!  On that team, she scored an incredible 130 goals in her 23-year career, played in 3 Olympics winning Gold in tow and Silver in the third, and is the most “capped” player in football history. She and Joe DeSena talk about being fit for life, the struggle and reward of the fight to the top, and her strategy for the tough days! Watch out, Joe may even get a black eye...

 

LESSONS:

  1. Keep trying
  2. Know that EVERYTHING matters
  3. Make choices that make you a better person each day
  4. Push each other in workouts
  5. Belong to something that has like mindedness
  6. Be fit for life
  7. HAVE FUN!


LINKS

Kristine Lilly http://kristinelilly13.com/

 

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TIME STAMPS

0:00 Hosts Colonel Nye, Dr. L and Johnny Waite introduce the guest

2:30 Interview with Kristine Lilly begins

5:20 Joe calls his wife Courtney DeSena

8:40 Fitaid Break

10:15 31 Habits of Healthy Spartans: #1 eating window - intermittent fasting

11:27 Kristine Lilly Interview continues - being competitive

12:27 Healthy competition

15:00 Sharing goals for success

18:00 Why the women’s game did so well

21:40 Dr. L, Colonel Nye and Johnny Waite discuss the interview and how you can apply the lessons we learned into your daily routine

28:47 Fitaid special offer


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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Colonel Nye, Sefra Alexandra  and guest Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2018 Spartan





Direct download: 228_SUP_EDIT_Kristine_lilly_FULL_HABIT1_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Chronic inflammation can be caused by many different sources. The key is to know some of the inflammatory triggers and take active steps to manage and prevent it. In this episode, we’ll cover what it is, common causes, and some easy anti-inflammatory tools you can use anytime. Chronic inflammation can be caused by many different sources. The key is to know some of the inflammatory triggers and take active steps to manage and prevent it. In this episode, we’ll cover what it is, common causes, and some easy anti-inflammatory tools you can use anytime. 

WHAT WE COVERInflammation occurs naturally in the body and can be helpful and needed for an acute situation. It’s your body’s first line of defense But, if left unchecked, chronic inflammation can contribute to some major illnesses such as: heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression, and Alzheimer’s. So, what are some key steps you can take to decrease or prevent chronic inflammation: A number of lifestyle choices can help reduce inflammation:          1. Stop smoking!          2. Decrease your alcohol consumption          3. Exercise! Our bodies are meant for movement and this helps clear toxins4. Adequate sleep: you rob yourself of much-needed sleep and it triggers inflammation because it puts stress on the body.5. How about some natural remedies or treatments that can help?e. Some powerful anti-inflammatants include:  - Turmeric: it’s an ayurvedic spice used to flavor many delicious curries but you can use this in its powdered form on food, in drinks, as a tea or in supplement form- Broccoli: I love food as medicine so eat the real deal when you can but it can also be consumed in powder form that can be added to healthy smoothies or veggie drinks.- Green Tea: I discuss green tea in another one of our podcasts but it’s because it is great, I’m a fan, and I drink a few cups every day. Again, I like using the actual food or beverage but they do make green tea supplements and a particular compound found in green tea called EGCG has strong anti-inflammatory effects. -Quercetin: its an antioxidant found in citrus, olive oil, and dark-berries – like blueberries. Use the natural from in food whenever possible but it does come in a capsule supplement form as well.f. Now you know why you don’t want inflammation and some simple ways to prevent it. Keep inflammation at bay and your body primed and ready to take on whatever comes next!
KEY TERMS & IDEAS:Chronic inflammation: many triggers from poor diet, chronic stress, autoimmune conditions, allergy, and poor sleep. Healthy inflammation: an acute response to illness, infection, injury or some other bodily insult is a healthy defense but avoid chronic inflammatory statesChronic inflammation can increase risk of heart disease, diabetes, depression, and obesityAnti-inflammatory activities: healthy diet, decrease alcohol consumption, stress reduction, and quality sleep Anti-inflammatory foods and herbs: turmeric (natural spice), broccoli, green tea, and quercetin (found in olive oil, citrus, and dark berries) 
LINKS & RESOURCES:Follow Nada on LInkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nada-milosavljevic-35b502b9/Sage Tonic www.sagetonic.comSage Tonic on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sagetonic/
“Obesity and inflammation: the effects of weight loss” Nutr Res Rev 2008 Dec;21(2):117-33.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19087366“The inflammatory theory of disease” EMBO Rep 2012 Nov; 13(11): 968–970.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3492709/“Antioxidant and antiinflammatory activities of curcumin on diabetes mellitus and its complications” Curr Pharm Des 2013;19(11):2101-13.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23116316“Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Activities of Broccoli Florets in LPS-stimulated RAW 264.7 Cells” Prev Nutr Food Sci. 2014 Jun; 19(2): 89–97.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4103733/

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CREDITS:Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD 
© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 07_HEALTH_INFLAMATION_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Here are some GREAT lessons I picked up from a book called ‘The Great Work of Your Life’. This book will give you inspiration and clarity on your true calling.



LESSONS:

 

  • If you do not follow your true calling, aka your true north, it will eat you up on the inside
  • Share your unique genius with the world. There are people out there who NEED you to share your unique genius.
  • Come up with an action plan to move forward with at least 1 action every week.  



LINKS:

More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com

Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book

The Great Work of Your Life, Book: http://a.co/d/1CiN0Rw



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Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh

Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1




CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host & Show Notes:  Zach Even - Esh

 

© 2018 Spartan



Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY_EP20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Anxiety can plague many of us. That habitual and pervasive worry can not only become intrusive but also leave us feeling debilitated if not managed well. There are a few ways to reduce your anxiety and practicing them regularly can leave you feeling more in control of your worry and less vulnerable to it’s impact on your day. These various tactics are not only simple in their accessibility but also easy to understand and apply.

 

LESSONS:

  • Anxiety is a habitual and pervasive state of worry that can impact your daily functioning.
  • Working to manage your anxiety and practicing anxiety-reducing skills can help you feel more in control when feelings of worry arise.
  • Try these tactics to reduce your anxiety:
    1. Breathe - the power of a steady breath is crucial when working through anxiety.
    2. Ground yourself - place your feet flat on the floor if you are sitting, and feel the weight of your body push into the floor.
    3. Name your experience - differentiate between being excited and being anxious.



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CREDITS:

 

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 020_SM_ManageAnxiety.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Anything is possible when you let no one outwork you.  That’s the mantra of Isaiah Kacyvenski. This episode is  testament to the power of relentless determination. Growing up with a difficult childhood in poverty and bouts of homelessness - it was his dedication to studies, reading six hours every Sunday, and focusing on the words he taped to his ceiling “let no one outwork you today,” that led Isaiah to eight years in the NFL. 6 years with the Seattle Seahawks, and then the St. Luis Rams and Oakland Raiders.  But why stop there, next he won his MBA from Harvard business school and then on to success in venture capital. This is a story worth hearing. Hold yourself accountable for your own destiny !

 

LESSONS:

  1. You can control your own destiny
  2. Let no one outwork you
  3. Hold yourself accountable
  4. Don’t be afraid to ask questions
  5. Always put yourself in someone else’s shoes
  6. Have a relentless attitude
  7. Stay positive, work hard and dream big!

 

LINKS

This episode is brought to you by AfterShokz. Be open and hear it all with AfterShokz open-ear headphones, delivering situational awareness and comfort, unmatched by traditional in-ear or over-the-ear headphones. Visit spartan.aftershokz.com for $50 off wireless headphone bundles.

 

TIME STAMPS

0:00 Our hosts Colonel Nye, Dr. L and Johnny Waite

1:26 SPARTAN.AFTERSHOZ.COM

1:53 Interview begins- how to overcome a rough childhood background

4:00 Controlling your destiny

5:00 Letting no one outwork you!

6:20 Holding yourself accountable

8:00 Working towards your goal- getting to Harvard

11:12 SPARTAN.AFTERSHOKZ.COM break

13:24 Interview continues

14:50 Getting into the NFL

18:30 Becoming a venture capitalist

20:30 Learning how to run businesses

22:50 Three takeaways

23:25 Dr. L, Colonel Nye and Johnny Waite discuss the interview and how you can apply some of the lessons we learned into your daily routine

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Colonel Nye and Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 227_SUP_EDIT_Isaiah_Kacyvenski_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Meditation can be a simple but powerful tool to help your brain calm, improve focus, and enhance sleep. What’s the easiest way to incorporate this technique into your daily routine? In this episode we’ll tell you what it is, how to do it, and the short and long-term benefits to enhanced focus.  
 
WHAT WE COVER:
 
1. In a world of smartphones, networking groups, and virtual education, we are constantly bombarded with new tools, apps, and services that will help us be better and more effective at home, school, and work. All of these types of technology are great. But, there’s one tool that no one is selling because you can use it for free: meditation. Lots of devices can help you with it but you can engage in it anytime, anywhere, and on your own.
On a biological level, daily meditation has been linked to changes in brain structure, including a thicker cerebral cortex and  . These parts of the brain have been linked to information processing and decision making.


The benefits don’t stop there - studies suggest that age-related brain changes might be off-set with regular mediation
-  So what is it really? Meditation is concentration in practice. According to a University of Washington study, meditation was shown to improve concentration and cultivate the kind of mindfulness that eases distracted or automatic behaviors and aids in maintaining focus.
- You’ll be noticeably less stressed. Meditation can provide a sense of calm, inner peace, and balance that benefits both your emotional well-being and your physical performance.
- Another benefit, better communication. Communication is a result of the clarity and focus that meditation brings. A clear mind will communicate focused and clear thoughts.


4 Simple Steps
- Sit somewhere comfortably
- Close your eyes
- Breathe deeply and naturally
- Focus your attention on each breath and how your body moves with each inhale and exhale.
1. And always be “present” with your body and mind. That will make you feel grounded and enhance focus.
 
KEY TERMS & IDEAS:
• Daily meditation is linked to positive changes in brain structure and can improve focus and concentration
• Research studies support meditation can focus the mind, decrease stress, and assist in brain processes such as decision-making and improve physical performance
• 4 simple steps: sit comfortably, close your eyes, breathe deeply, and focus on your breathing
• Meditation in your everyday routine: helps you to be present, feel grounded, focus and perform at your best  



LINKS & RESOURCES:
Follow Nada on LInkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nada-milosavljevic-35b502b9/
Sage Tonic www.sagetonic.com
Sage Tonic on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sagetonic/




“ Specific Transcriptome Changes Associated with Blood Pressure Reduction in Hypertensive Patients After Relaxation Response Training” J Altern Complement Med 2018 May;24(5):486-504
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29616846
“Thinking about Not-Thinking”: Neural Correlates of Conceptual Processing during Zen Meditation” PLOS One, published online: Sept 3, 2008.
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0003083
“The potential effects of meditation on age‐related cognitive decline: a systematic review”
Advances in Meditation Research: Neuroscience and Clinical Applications January 2014, Vol 1307, Issue 1; 89-103.
https://nyaspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/nyas.12348



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CREDITS:
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD




© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 06_HEALTH_MEDITATION_TO_FOCUS_THE_MIND_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Do you ever find yourself saying the all too common phrase, I just don’t have the time to exercise.

 

We’ve all been there before, so if you find yourself on a time crunch, here are a few powerful SPARTAN exercises that you can do at home, no matter where you live!

 

NOTE: This episode works best if you can watch the video to see how the exercises should be performed!



LESSONS:

 

  • You can exercise at home or outdoors, no gym needed, with these 3 simple and effective exercises.
  • Sandbag Shouldering: Keep a flat back and pull the bag up onto your shoulder, alternating shoulders for reps or time.
  • Carry: You can carry any object. Always lift with a flat back and mix up the position you carry the object (shoulder, on your back, or in front of the body)
  • Clean & Throw: Throwing a medicine ball or stone is a great way to develop power and conditioning.   


LINKS:

More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com

Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book


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

Follow Zach on Instagram https://instagram.com/zevenesh

Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh

Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1



CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host & Show Notes:  Zach Even - Esh

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY_EP19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

The data is pretty clear - the way that you think about yourself impacts your performance. Plain and simple. When you are engaging in more positive thinking patterns and see the world through a more positive lens, your performance in various arenas increases. Whether it’s your career, your relationships, or your performance out on the Spartan course, how you come out in the end will depend on the way that you think about yourself and the language you use for yourself. The more positive your thinking, the more improved you can expect your performance.

 

LESSONS:

  • Thinking positively increases your performance in various arenas of life.
  • When you engage in more positive thinking patterns, you are more likely to operate with greater confidence and faith in yourself.
  • Try to shift away from negative, self-deprecating thoughts and start implementing more positive affirmations and mantras.  



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CREDITS:

 

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 019_SPARTAN_MIND_PositiveThinking.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Have trouble staying happy? When it became a struggle for Chris Ashenden, founder of Athletic Greens he attacked it like any other problem in life.  He compiled a list of things that make him happy, then made sure to do them every day. For Chris the list includes dancing, time with dynamic people, sunlight on the face, intense exercise, heat changes. In this episodes of Spartan Up Joe DeSena sits with Chris at Spartan World Championships in Tahoe to learn about the entrepreneurial and personal journey that led to the incredible success of Athletic Greens - both as a product and as a business.



LESSONS

  1. “It’s not what you eat, It’s what gets absorbed.”
  2. Build a Moat = protecting your business.
  3. Play well as a team.
  4. There is value to being 100% focused on happiness.
  5. Struggling with happiness? Try writing a list of things that make you happy and doing them every day.
  6. Find one thing each day that pushes you toward your goal and check it off.
  7. Always be improving, if someone is going to come out with a better product, let it be you.
  8. Have fun with the growth of your business.
  9. Don’t let perfect stand in the way of possible.
  10. Get your marketing message right.



LINKS

Athletic Greens https://athleticgreens.com/

Athletic Greens on Facebook https://m.facebook.com/athleticgreens



This episode is brought to you by CHOMPS, the cleanest jerky stick on the market. You can purchase Chomps' grass-fed, non-GMO, no sugar added meat snacks at https://chomps.com use the promo code SPARTAN for 20% off and free shipping

 

TIME STAMPS

0:00 Our hosts Sefra Alexandra (The Seedhuntress,) Johnny Waite and guest panelists Matt B Davis (Obstacle Racing Media,) and Charlie Brenneman (The Spaniard) introduce Joe DeSena’s Interview with Chris Ashenden.

1:22 CHOMPS.COM save 20% with code SPARTAN

1:40 Interview with Chris Ashenden of Athletic Greens begins

3:00 What you eat vs. what gets absorbed

5:45 Playing rugby in Argentina & meeting Tim Ferriss

7:45 Building a “moat” around the brand

9:20 CHOMPS.COM break

10:25 Back to Joe DeSena’s interview with Chris Ashenden

12:00 Origin story of this entrepreneur

12:50 Bankruptcy & how to overcome it

14:00 How to focus on happiness

17:00 What’s good enough?

18:30 Perfect vs. possible

21:40 Charlie Brenneman (The Spaniard,) Sefra Alexandra (The Seedhuntress,) Matt B Davis (Obstacle Racing Media,) and Johnny Waite put the interview with Chris in perspective and help you apply the lessons to your life.

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra & guest hosts Matt B Davis & Charlie Brenneman

 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 226_SUP_EDIT_CHRIS_ASHENDEN_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

On Spartan Health we’ve talked about how important your senses can be in terms of your cognitive function and physical health. In this episode, we take a deep dive into how you can tap into your sensory system as a powerful tool for optimal mental and physical performance. SImple techniques that can get you ready and set for you next Spartan Sprint, Super, or Beast!


WHAT WE COVER:

 

We all experience it now and then. You want to focus, get in “the zone” but you’re having a tough time. Here’s 5 easy steps that will help you get centered fast. Each of them is a different tool or technique and each activates a different sensory pathway. What do I mean by that?

Let’s say you want your brain to focus or concentrate. An effective way to do that is to send a signal on every one of your sensory pathways (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. It works 24/7 sending signals to your brain and you’re deciding (often subconsciously) if it’s a positive or negative stimulus and your body and mind respond accordingly. So, being in tune and mindful of your sensory system can carry you a long way to better focus and getting your “game face on.”

What to do:

  1.       Sight: now this first one is both sight but it’s also something physical. It’s a yoga pose: called tree pose. The challenge of tree pose is maintaining your balance on one leg. Unlike most poses, this one requires eyes open, which helps cultivate focus. Select a point for your gaze and hold that it will help alignment of your posture. When practicing, it helps to imagine your body as a tree and that the foot you are balanced on are the roots and your leg is the trunk. Regular practice of this pose improves concentration, balance and coordination.
  2.       Touch: your sense of touch can be engaged by acupressure. Acupressure unlike acupuncture does not use needles but, instead stimulates (according to TCM) certain active point locations on the body can elicit a response.  Such as, improved focus. There’s a number of points you can use but here’s an easy one: It’s called Governing Vessel or GV 20. It’s on the crown of your head between the cranial bones to find the point make a line with both fingers from the back of your ears and they’ll meet at the top of your head where there’s a slight hollow. That’s GV20. Gently rub or stimulate the point for a minute or two. This can be repeated as needed.
  3.       Sound: Sound and Music can be powerful. The types of music to listen to that aid concentration are typically songs with smooth melodies and a peaceful harmony with minimal lyrics are the types of sounds that help the mind calm and allow the brain to focus.
  4.       Taste: this is an going to be a tea blend. Both green tea and ginseng can help the brain focus. You can use one or the other or combine both for an extra punch. Green tea has a relatively low amount of caffeine but that caffeine is coupled with another compound found in tea, L-theanine. These two together help calm but focus your brain. Another option or a great addition is ginseng – this herb has several different types and it’s the panax ginseng that can help improve aspects of working memory and focus.
  5.       Last up, smell; your sense of smell or olfaction offers one of the most direct sensory connections to the brain. So for this sense aromatherapy but I’m talking about the actual herbs in the form of essential oil not synthetic mimics. Two to try: rosemary and basil. Inhaling the scent of these herbs has a stimulatory effect on the brain and be uplifting. You only need to inhale for one to two minutes. You can repeat several times throughout the day for a quick boost.

 

Ok, lots of stuff covered here let me give a quick review of key points for each sense to be treated:

1.Sight: Tree Pose

  1. Touch: acupressure point GV20
  2. Sound: minimal lyrics, a peaceful harmony, pick something you enjoy
  3. Taste: Green tea and /or Ginseng
  4. Sense of Smell:  Rosemary and Basil.

Now, get in touch with your sensory system and you’ll be amazed as to how you get in tune and in sync with your body and mind.


KEY TERMS & IDEAS:

  • Consciously and unconsciously your body responds to sensory stimuli around you.
  • Your 5 senses are your connection to the outside world. They take in environmental stimuli 24/7.
  • To get the best response from your brain to improve mental focus: use your entire sensory system - sight, touch, sound, taste, and smell.
  • Stimulate each sense to improve mental focus: Touch - acupressure, Sight - yoga poses (provides both a  physical reality and visual aspects), Sound - minimal lyrics, pick something you like, Taste - Green Tea and Ginseng, Smell - invigorating rosemary and basil
  • To be “all in” for your next Tyrolean Traverse, Sled Drag, or Atlas Carry - tap into your senses!

     

 

LINKS & RESOURCES:

Follow Nada on LInkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nada-milosavljevic-35b502b9/

Sage Tonic www.sagetonic.com

Sage Tonic on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sagetonic/

 

“View through a window may influence recovery from surgery” Science. 1984 Apr 27;224(4647):420-1.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6143402

“The potential of positive places: senses, brain, and spaces” Intelligent Building International 2010, 2: 218-228.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3763/inbi.2010.0042      

“Integrative health services in school health clinics” Adolesc Psychiatry 2015 Apr; 5(2): 132–139.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5425651/

“Internal and external imagery on sports performance among swimmers” European  Academic Research Feb 2015 Vol. II, Issue 11.

http://euacademic.org/UploadArticle/1397.pdf


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CREDITS:

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 05_HEALTH_MENTAL_FOCUS_IN_STEPS_W_GFX_1_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

No matter how passionate you are about what you do, there will always be a time where you feel like you’ve hit a wall and need a break. The BIG reason I’ve seen others experience burnout including myself, is often times because we get busy looking at what others are doing and we lose our OWN True North!


LESSONS:

 

  • Don’t waste time watching what others do
  • Focus on YOUR passion, not what others are passionate about
  • Reconnect with your True North on the regular. Ask yourself WHY you started doing what you’re doing in the first place
  • Focus on your Unique Ability as Dan Sullivan from Strategic Coach calls it. Your Unique Ability is your passion and will keep you fired up for the long term!

 

LINKS:

More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com

Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book

 

SUBSCRIBE:

 

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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


FOLLOW SPARTAN UP & Zach:

 

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

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

Follow Zach on Instagram https://instagram.com/zevenesh

Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh

Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1


CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host & Show Notes:  Zach Even - Esh

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY_EP18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Getting curious is the unsung hero of mental toughness. Sometimes our ego likes to play first man and we close ourselves off to the wisdom, expertise, and knowledge of others. But the truth is, when we do this we are actually closing ourselves off to growth, expansion, and enlightenment. The more available we are to learning and taking in what others have to offer the more we can fill our mind with the ‘good stuff’ and rid ourselves of the junk.  

 

LESSONS:

  • Getting curious and becoming available to the expertise and knowledge of others is important in gaining wisdom and getting rid of that which doesn’t serve you.
  • Get curious by asking the individuals you admire:
    1. How do you do it?
    2. How did you get here?
    3. What have you learned and know to be true?
  • Set aside your ego and become available to new information through books, conversations, podcasts, documentary movies, and more!



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

Dr. L on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drlarapence/

 

CREDITS:

 

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: 18_SPARTAN_MIND_Getting_Curious.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Kwame Christian, Director of the American Negotiation Institute, says any time two people are in a conversation and one of them wants something it’s a negotiation. The best things in life often lie on the other side of difficult conversations. We are negotiating all the time!  In this interview, he shares a series of tools to help you negotiate anything, then puts Joe through a negotiation sparring session to demonstrate. Kwame believes using “compassionate curiosity” and understand the value of relationships, the importance of deep listening and questioning are the true art of negotiating. Stay tuned to the end of the conversation for the tools he recommends to  “channel your inner unreasonable person” and win the day.

 

As an added bonus, if you watch on YouTube you’ll get to see Col. Nye behind the wheel for this on the move interview.



LESSONS:

  1. Learn to recognize when you are negotiating.
  2. Get CURIOUS to see what is going to get the deal done.
  3. The person asking the questions is controlling the conversation, not the person talking.
  4. LISTEN.
  5. Have compassion.
  6. Understand the value of building relationships.
  7. Use negotiating as a brainstorming session to solve problems.

 

LINKS:

  • American Negotiation Institute http://americannegotiationinstitute.com
  • “Nobody Will Play With Me: How To Use Compassionate Curiosity to Find Confidence in Conflict”  https://amzn.to/2Eo6wNx

 

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TIME STAMPS

1:40 FORTHEFITAID.COM

2:17 Interview begins - careful the Col. is behind the wheel ;)

6:00 Tips and tricks for negotiating  

7:30 Negotiation practice - Sparring session

9:00 Compassionate curiosity

11:30 The role of ego in winning/ losing

11:48 FITAID Break

14:04 Interview continues :A negotiation step by step

17:32 Brainstorming to solve problems

19:00 Three key skills explained: Pace, direction & framing

24:25 Sefra, Dr.L, Joe & Johnny discuss interview

 

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra & Dr. L

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 225_UP_KWAME_CHRISTIAN_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

What is sleep? Why do we sleep? And what does sleep really do? Even though sleep is a fundamental part of of our daily routine the scientific community still debates many topics about our sleep. But, a few things are clear: we need it and can’t function without it. And, it’s a powerful way to support mental and physical health. Our brains do a lot when we sleep. In this episode, we’ll talk about why you need your Zzzzzz’s!



WHAT WE COVER:

 

Low energy, poor memory, irritability, and weight gain…what do these things have in common? Not - enough - sleep!

  1. Why do we sleep? Despite years of research, we still don’t know all the aspects of why we sleep but scientists do know we need it and can’t survive without. Even though we all know we need a good night’s sleep I in 3 adults in the US don’t get enough of it.
  2. How much do you need?

             - most of us require between 7-8 hours but some may need closer to 9. Anything less than that and you’re robbing your body of much needed down time to regenerate, recharge, heal and for the brain to consolidate learning from what you’ve done that day. A lot happens while you sleep from hormone release to learning and storage of information from that day’s activities.

  1.  If you don’t get enough sleep it can contribute to:

             - poor learning and memory

             - decreased stamina

             - increased stress hormone cortisol (not good, it can increase inflammation and negatively impact immune function)

             - Increased blood pressure

             - weight gain! Your body is more likely to gain weight because your metabolism is less efficient and you have more ghrelin – a hormone that can increase appetite.

Bottom line, catch your Zzzz’s so your body and mind are primed and ready for your next race!

 

KEY TERMS & IDEAS:

  • Sleep is critical to our health yet 1 in 3 adults in the US don’t get enough of it.
  • 7-8 hours of sleep per night is the average most of need for optimal health benefits.
  • Sleep helps us learn, store memory, perform healthy cellular repair and regeneration
  • Poor, disrupted or not enough sleep decreases stamina and physical performance, negatively affects memory and raises stress hormones, blood pressure and can cause weight gain

 

LINKS & RESOURCES:

Follow Nada on LInkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nada-milosavljevic-35b502b9/

Sage Tonic www.sagetonic.com

Sage Tonic on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sagetonic/

 

“Clues to the functions of mammalian sleep” Nature 2005 Oct 27; 437 (7063), 1264-1271.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16251951

“Sleep deprivation: Impact on cognitive performance” Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2007 Oct; 3(5): 553–567

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2656292/

“The impact of sleep deprivation on hormones and metabolism” Medscape, Neurology, Insomnia and Sleep Help, Nov 2018.

https://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/50282




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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD

 

© 2018 Spartan



Direct download: 4_Sleepand_the_brain_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Adversity and obstacles are always going to be there. Once you accept this, your obstacles can no longer control you. You begin to view obstacles as opportunities. You begin to thrive under adversity because adversity builds your Character!




LESSONS:

 

  • Obstacles are Opportunities.
  • Your mindset towards challenges will determine your outcome.
  • Injuries are not a green light to sit on the couch and sulk. Work around your injuries and find a way instead of finding an excuse.
  • Think about all the men and women we’ve interviewed for Spartan UP! They ALL took the obstacles and challenges and turned them into an opportunity!



LINKS:

More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com

Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book



SUBSCRIBE:

 

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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




FOLLOW SPARTAN UP & Zach:

 

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

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

Follow Zach on Instagram https://instagram.com/zevenesh

Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh

Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1




CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host & Show Notes:  Zach Even - Esh

 

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY_EP17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

We often wait to get started on projects or activities until we are motivated. But the ‘I’ll start when I’m motivated’ is leaving us stuck and stagnant. That’s because it’s momentum that builds motivation - not being still. Stillness stifles. Momentum motivates. Once you get going on your next project or new activity the motivation that you’ve been looking for will build as you grow the muscle of your work.

LESSONS:
Stillness stifles. Momentum motivates.
Don’t wait on getting motivated to get moving. Your movement will grow the motivation.
Start anywhere and keep pushing onward.


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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP AND DR. L:
Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/
Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod
Dr. L on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drlarapence/

CREDITS:

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host: Dr. Lara Pence
Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 17_SM_GETTING_MOTIVATED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Aaron Hinde, Co-Founder & President of LIFEAID, tells us how he has used his Universal ATM: Alignment, Trajectory & Momentum to build a huge brand organically and in the process has gathered a super loyal and positive community. He put everything into the creation of a healthier alternative to sodas and energy drinks, living on a frugal diet of canned tuna until the ATM paid off. The advice this week is as refreshing as the “Performance Beverages.”

 

LESSONS:

  1. Universal ATM: Alignment, Trajectory, Momentum
  2. It’s not a time issue it’s an engagement issue: BE PRESENT
  3. Never stop doing the little things
  4. Keep pushing, be conscious & positive
  5. Operate like everything you do will be on the front page of the paper

 

LINKS:

LIFEAID https://www.lifeaidbevco.com

Aaron on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/aaronhinde/

Fitaid on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/fitaid/


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TIME STAMPS:

 

0:00 Introduction

0:50 Spartan.aftershokz.com

1:20 Interview begins

1:45 hustler mentality

3:15 paying your own way

4:00 living off the grid

5:00 getting by on $1,000/ month

7:00 slinging cans at golf tournaments

8:30 having alignment

9:30 focus on trajectory

10:20 aftershokz break

13:26 interview continues

14:30 Universal ATM

16:00 repping the brand

18:50 time vs. engagement

29:10 Sefra, Angle, Johnny & Joe discuss the interview

 

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Tim Nye and guest host Angel Sanz.

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 224_SUP_SYNCH_aaron_hinde_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Caffeine in one form or another is used by about 90% of Americans every single day. How much caffeine you consume can have a direct effect on your health. Know your limits and the signs and symptoms of too much caffeine.

 

WHAT WE COVER:

 

We’ve all been there…you’re dragging and have a busy day ahead…you need a quick boost. Many of us turn to caffeine.

  1.  First of all, I’ve never known of anyone to die from caffeine overdose. Although death by caffeine sounds unlikely…can it occur and how much is too much? So, about 400mg of caffeine is the point at which most of us can develop caffeine intoxication. What does that mean?

Physically you:

-Start to sweat

-Get Clammy hands

-Feel Heart palpitations

-You can become Irritable, agitated, jittery and it’s hard to sit still

-In its most severe case, it can cause life threatening atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) which can prompt an MI (myocardial infarct) or heart attack.

  1.  Well, how much caffeine is in the stuff we drink? Your typical 8 oz cup of black coffee (straight up not with syrup, whipped cream, flavorings) has about 95mg of caffeine. Some will have upwards of 150 depending on the type of bean and how it’s processed. So, having 3 cups coffee, depending on the type, and you’re already nearing the range for caffeine intoxication.
  2.  By comparison, your typical cup of tea also depends on the type green or black can have anywhere from 30-70mg of caffeine per cup. In tea, a good portion of the caffeine leaches out in the first 30s of brewing. If you want to lower caffeine content, brew for 30s pour off that first batch and re-steep. If you want that caffeine then don’t.
  3.  Key points for caffeine in coffee and tea – don’t overdo it; be in tune with your body and any symptoms of too much caffeine; other than that choose your brew and enjoy!

 

KEY TERMS & IDEAS:

 

  • Some form of caffeine is consumed by approx 90% of Americans everyday.
  • The upper limit of caffeine consumption is 400mg per day. In that range you can experience caffeine intoxication
  • Typical 8 oz. cup of coffee is about 95mg of caffeine and an equivalent  cup of tea is about 40mg of caffeine.
  • Know your limits and the symptoms of too much caffeine: sweating, clammy hands, heart palpitations, anxiety, and irritability to name a few.  

 

LINKS & RESOURCES:

Follow Nada on LInkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nada-milosavljevic-35b502b9/

Sage Tonic www.sagetonic.com

Sage Tonic on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sagetonic/



“Caffeine content for coffee, tea, soda and more” Mayo Clinic Staff, Healthy Lifestyle/Nutrition and Healthy Eating

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/caffeine/art-20049372

“Caffeine Toxicity” Drugs & Diseases / Emergency Medicine, Medscape updated: Aug 21, 2018.

https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/821863-overview

 

 

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 3_CAFFEINE_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

We often hear others talking about focusing on one thing. In fact, you might be doing this yourself. You’re focused on work? Focused on family? Instead of just focusing one area of your life, simply apply excellence to ALL areas of your life. A Spartan exercises discipline and excellence to ALL areas of life.

LESSONS:

  • It’s easier to apply excellence to ALL your areas of your life.
  • Change your mindset. Stop saying that you’re only focused on 1 area. Instead, apply excellence to ALL areas of your life.
  • You build more momentum by applying excellence to all areas of your life.
  • Life is complicated enough. Don’t complicate it more by only focusing on one thing and being “good enough” at the rest.



LINKS:

More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com

Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book



SUBSCRIBE:

 

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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




FOLLOW SPARTAN UP & Zach:

 

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

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

Follow Zach on Instagram https://instagram.com/zevenesh

Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh

Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1




CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host & Show Notes:  Zach Even - Esh

 

© 2018 Spartan

 

Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY_EP16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

We all have a set of coaches that reside in our head at any given time. Many of these are a compilation of past individuals who have influenced us and their past messages have now become our own internalized voice. Many of these are helpful but some of them may be harmful because their messages are negative in nature or bring us down rather than lift us up. Learning how to differentiate between the helpful coaches and harmful ones is an important step in weeding out what doesn’t serve us.

 

LESSONS:

  • Be aware not only of what messages you send yourself internally but also where these messages might be coming from.
  • Differentiate between which internal coaches are helpful and which are harmful. Which ones make you feel good about yourself?
  • Quiet the harmful coaches by calling up the helpful ones and giving them more air time in your head.



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

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

Dr. L on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drlarapence/

 

CREDITS:

 

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2018 Spartan



Direct download: MD016_PICKINGRIGHTCOACH.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

What does it take to become an Olympian and do those things carry over into success in other endeavors? If anyone knows it’s Mike Miller. He’s CEO of the World Olympian Association, which brings together the 120,000 living Olympic alumni. How do these athletes transition into the business world? Will Spartan become an Olympic sport? The Olympic spirit is strong in SPartan’s international competitions!

LESSONS
Set a plan. Work hard to achieve the plan.
Be motivated by your values.
Push yourself in training.
Be curious.
Keep positive people around you.
GO FOR IT - don’t overthink.
If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not trying.
Approach life the way you would approach training for the Olympics.
Be a part of someone else's success


LINKS
World Olympians Association https://olympians.org/

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TIME STAMPS
00:00 Introduction with Johnny, Sefra and Col. Nye
00:47 Powerful Foods shop.spartan.com/powerful code SpartanPower
1:17 Interview with Mike Miller
2:45 Transitioning from being an Olympian
4:00 How athleticlic skills translate to business
5:15 Who are you after retirement
6:30 Mentoring programs
7:25 Pushing yourself in training
8:45 Olympic games as a platform to bring people together
10:00 Spartan in the Olympics?
10:32 Powerful Foods break
13:00 Mike Miller Interview continues
14:30 Believe in yourself
15:15 Be determined in life
18:00 Help others to succeed
20:20 Everyone has skills
21:40 Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye discuss the interview.
26:43 Performance Foods close


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CREDITS:
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Tim Nye
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 223_EDIT_MIKE_MILLER_FULL_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Adaptogens are a special class of herbs that have been used around the globe for centuries by many different cultures. These herbs support your body’s stress response, immune system, and can help pre- and post-workout for both endurance and exercise recovery.

WHAT WE COVER:
a. Simply put, adaptogens are great. They are a particular Class of Herbs that have been linked with helping the body adapt to stress (psychological and environmental, this includes physical or endurance related stress as well).
b. In general, they’re considered rejuvenators or tonics and have been assoc with helping cognitive performance as well
c. Some examples: these herbs come from across the globe but they have similar effects on the body. You’ve likely heard of some of them:
Ginseng
Ashwagandha
Holy Basil
Rhodiola
...used for centuries by many different cultures around the globe. They are different herbs yet share some similar characteristics.
d. One of the best researched is Rhodiola (I chat about this in another podcast so stay tuned)….literally hundreds of studies on it use and application for helping the body respond to physical and psychological stresses.
e. Another adaptogen, Ashwagandha it is a much-revered herb in Indian, Ayurvedic medicine and has been used in that culture for conditions such as nervousness and anxiety, insomnia, to promote memory and improve GI (gut) health.
f. Most of these adaptogens come in capsule, liquid, powder and herbal tea form and are typically very well-tolerated. There has been quite a bit of research on the various adaptogens and they are generally considered safe, non-toxic, and to have a normalizing effect on the body in terms of stress response and cortisol release.
g. Ahhhhh. Cortisol..what is that? It’s one of our main stress response hormones. It kicks into gear during our “flight or fight” response and at times of stress whether it be a physically demanding race, a work project deadline, or a school exam. What matters, is that your cortisol level increases when your body demands require it but that it returns to baseline once that stressor, whatever it might be, is mitigated or gone. And that’s where adaptogens come in.
h. Adaptogens support your HPA axis. That stands for Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis. What on earth is that? That is a subsystem in your body that forms a communication loop between two structures in your brain (the hypothalamus and your pituitary gland) and your adrenal glands (one those are located above each of your kidneys). Cortisol plays a big role in activating that system and your stress response.
I. Adaptogens have been associated with supporting that HPA axis, maintaining a healthy stress response. But, the HPA axis is an important neuroendocrine system in the body because it also regulates other body processes like our immune system, digestion, mood, and energy storage.
J. Remember, always check with your health provider before starting any herb and if you’re in the “all clear” then adaptogens can be a great addition to your health routine!


KEY TERMS & IDEAS:

Adaptogens: support body’s stress response, cognitive health, endurance, and exercise recovery
A few adaptogenic herbs: Ginseng, Rhodiola, Ashwagandha, and Holy Basil
Growing body of research to support their use
Cortisol and Adaptogens: Cortisol is one of our main stress response hormones and adaptogens help maintain a healthy range or level
HPA Axis (Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal Axis): cortisol activates this body system and your stress response
Adaptogens support HPA Axis: helps regulate stress, immune system, energy, mood and more
Adaptogens can help pre- and post- workout

LINKS & RESOURCES:
Follow Nada on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/nada-milosavljevic-35b502b9/
Sage Tonic www.sagetonic.com
Sage Tonic on Instagram https:// www.instagram.com/sagetonic/

“Evidence-based efficacy of adaptogens in fatigue, and molecular mechanisms related to their stress-protective activity” Curr Clin Pharmacol. 2009 Sep;4(3):198-219.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19500070
“Body Weight Management in Adults Under Chronic Stress Through Treatment With Ashwagandha Root Extract: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial” J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2017 Jan;22(1):96-106.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27055824

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CREDITS:
Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Writer and Host: Nada Milosavljevic MD, JD
© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: 2_ADAPTOGENS_EDIT_FULL_v2_1_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Are you always thinking about HOW to achieve more, be it in fitness, health, life, business or any other area of interest? Instead of thinking about HOW, you really should be thinking about WHO.


LESSONS:

 

  • Who do you already know that has achieved 1 of your goals?
  • Instead of thinking about how you can achieve certain goals, learn to collaborate, work with and learn from others who have already learned the how.
  • It’s WHO you can work with instead of learning the how on your own. Somebody else has already learned the how!
  • Take action today! Who do you know in your network that would be great to team up with for your goals?
  • Make it a win - win relationship. NEVER be a taker. Give first.



LINKS:

More about Zach https://zacheven-esh.com

Read “The Spartan Way” https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=the-spartan-way-book



SUBSCRIBE:

 

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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP & Zach:

 

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

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

Follow Zach on Instagram https://instagram.com/zevenesh

Follow Zach on Twitter https://twitter.com/zevenesh

Zach’s STRONG Life Podcast https://apple.co/2vFaCv1




CREDITS:

 

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host & Show Notes:  Zach Even - Esh

 

© 2018 Spartan

Direct download: SPARTAN_WAY_EP15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Accepting responsibility and taking ownership of your mistakes is key for not only self-reflection but also behavior change and modification. Because owning our mistakes can be painful and uncomfortable, we tend to offload responsibility onto other things or other people. We can always find a reason for why something is not our fault but engaging in this behavior pattern restricts our capacity for change and growth. When you accept responsibility you are opening yourself up to an opportunity to examine how things went awry in the first place and what might need to change next time.

 

LESSONS:

  • Taking responsibility and owning your mistake may be painful but it is critical for growth.
  • When you accept responsibility you have an opportunity to learn from your mistake and gain wisdom around what could be different.
  • Your mistake is not a reflection of your character, rather a point of reflection and opportunity for gaining self-awareness.



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

Dr. L on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drlarapence/

 

CREDITS:

 

Production Team: Heather Knox, Knox Creative; Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

 

© 2018 Spartan



Direct download: MD015_ACCEPTING_RESPONSIBILITY.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Mind Pump host and fitness/wellness guru Sal Di Stefano sits down with Spartan Race founder Joe DeSena to talk about the state of the fitness industry and what you can do today to be stronger and healthier.

You may be fast at something, but are you efficient? Repetitive frequency of proper skills builds effective health and wellness regiments - getting you to your maximum potential. This week we have Sal Di Stefano back on the podcast, discussing the platforms of “new media” and their role in shifting the “big ship” of fitness.

 

LESSONS

  1. Podcasts are like the new “Guttenberg Printing Press,” causing a communication revolution.
  2. Fitness Vs. Wellness:  address mental, physical and spiritual to solve the US health epidemic.
  3. Most chronic disease can be solved by changes in lifestyle and attitude.
  4. Fitness and health are empowering.
  5. The internal “locus” of control is knowing you can do something for yourself to improve your situation.
  6. Speak your message in a way that empowers people.
  7. If you do one form of exercise, Sal says make it resistance training.
  8. Weights are the most modifiable form of resistance training.
  9. Change bad patterns by repeating good patterns frequently and often.
  10. Frequency is important when it comes to movement and health.


LINKS

MInd Pump https://www.mindpumpmedia.com/  

 

This episode is brought to you by FITAID. Visit FORTHEFITAID.com and sign up to win an amazing Grand Prize package from FitAid and Spartan, monthly Spartan prize packs, and more! FITAID – Recovery for YOUR active lifestyle.



TIME STAMPS

00:00 intro

00:58 FitAID

1:30 Interview begins

2:00 Spartan Tea: “He of the Iron”

4:30 Mind Pump comes to Spartan

5:30 Podcasts as “new media”

7:20 Why “old media” is dying

8:00 An overlying purpose of fitness

9:00 Wellness as a solution to the health epidemic

9:40 Spartan women

10:45 Chronic disease and the need to change your lifestyle

11:00 Internal “locus” of control

11:25 Empowerment through speech

11:45 shifting the big ship of fitness

12:25 FitAID break

13:50 Interview continues

14:00 Recommendations for getting started in exercise

15:20 Significance of resistance training

16:30 Weights as a modifiable form of resistance training

18:00 Joe’s non-negotiable exercises

19:40 The human body and efficiency

21:00 Pattern interrupt

22:00 Frequency in movement and health

23:30 Problems with training to fatigue

26:22 Sefra, Angel, Johnny & Joe discuss the interview

30:00 FitAID close


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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Tim Nye  and guest host Angel Sanz.

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

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