Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind!

Ryan Holiday studies the place where ancient Greek philosophy meets current day high achievers with books like "Lives of the Stoics," "Ego is the Enemy," "The Obstacle is the Way," and "Stillness is the Key." He tells Spartan Race founder the lessons he learned from each of these explorations and how he applies them to his life. From his morning routine, to his thoughts on exercise, and his method and philosophy for writing ten successful books.

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Kevin Ward received a master class in team-building, while working under legendary, Oklahoma State wrestling coach John Smith.  Now, Kevin is the head coach at Army and is recognized as one of the premier coaches in the country. In this episode, Kevin shares how-to, tactical advice on how to build teams from the ground-up. 

 

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Courtney Dauwalter is an ultra-marathon racing champion. She was named Ultra Runner of the Year in 2018, and has won some of the most prestigious races in the endurance world, such as the Moab 240 and the Western States. Follow Courtney at @courtdauwalter.

 

Courtney shares how-to advice on how to grow your endurance.  In this episode, we cover…

 

-Competitiveness doesn’t know genders

-Discovering ultra-running

-How to grow your endurance

-When your normal distance is 100 miles

-How to rest your body and brain, before a bit race

-Courtney’s why

-Courtney’s battle with the mental wall

-Emotional and pain management

-What’s next for Courtney



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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan

 

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While building the incredibly successful Huffington Post Arianna Huffington suddenly collapsed. The diagnosis - burnout.  Yes, burnout is a real, medical condition and it threatens all of our health.

Over the next few years Arianna explored the consequences, the cure and the prevention of burnout - today it's her life's work. Spreading the anti-burnout gospel through her books like "Thrive" and "The Sleep Revolution" and her company Thrive Global teaching resilience and behavior change.

In this candid discussion, Arianna shares the journey and the pillars of good mental and physical health with Spartan founder Joe De Sena, and asks him to take a look at his own health in a new way.

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye send their regards :)  

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

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Business, fitness and leadership coach Alicia Streger joins Yancy Culp and Jarod Cogswell on the DEKA series of Spartan Up. Fitness pro Alicia Streger drives home the importance of acting as if you were your future self AND shares 3 actionable, revenue-generating tips for gym owners.

 

LESSONS

  1. Trust yourself to make decisions quickly (and nerve second guess yourself after the fat, simply adjust and pivot as required). 
  2. Adjust the plan, never the goal
  3. Act As If...Walk as your future self. Have clarity on who you want to be 3 years from now, and embody that person today
  4. Three revenue-generating tips for gym owners



SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Durolane. Visit Durolane.Com to learn more.

 

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Yancy Culp, Jarod Cogswell

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan



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Ultrarunning father & son Travis & Mark Macy were excited about the return of  Eco-Challenge Fiji and planned to race - Travis on a younger competitive team, Mark on team "Stray Dogs."  Plans changed after learning 66-year-old endurance racer Mark Macy was facing Alzheimer's.  He’d won the grueling Iditashoe 100-mile snowshoe race and competed in 9 Eco-challenges - but this race would pose a special challenge, but also unique rewards.  Joe De Sena, a veteran endurance racer himself, trades tales with Travis and Mark about eco-challenge and about their last meeting when we interviewed Travis about his book "The Ultra Mindset."

 

LESSONS

  1. Make time for family
  2. Sometimes the risk of avoiding the challenge is greater than the risks the challenge poses.



This episode was brought to you by TrueForm Runner. Visit www.trueformrunner.com/spartan and use the code SPARTAN10 to save 10% 

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye send their regards :)  

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan



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Mike Amine is the CEO and president of Wealth Strategies Financial Group. He was an NCAA runner-up in 1988 and competed for a spot on the US greco team in 1992. In this conversation, we focus on a 12-month period that was, as Mike called it, the toughest 12 months of his life.  

 

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© 2020 Spartan

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Deanna Blegg is our guest for this week’s Spartan Endurance episode. Deanna breaks-down the Amazon Eco-Challenge, as well as her background in competitive racing. Specifically…

1:08 Deanna’s first race

04:14 Biathlon & aquathlon racing

06:24 How to reignite the competitive flame

11:50 Age is just a number

15:23 How to manage injuries

20:45 Deanna on the “world’s toughest race”, the Amazon Eco-Challenge

 

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan





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As a kid Jim Kwik was the “the kid with the broken brain,” but through curiosity and sheer will he learned to hack his own brain and today is recognized as one of the top brain trainers in the world. “I had three traumatic brain injuries before the age of 12. I had very poor focus. I was put in special classes took me three years longer to learn how to read. My teachers would have been surprised I read a book much less wrote a book.” The author of the best selling book “Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life,” and founder of Kwik Learning tells Spartan founder Joe De Sena the most important things to include in your morning routine, but more importantly - what NOT to do. As always, De Sena wants to knowKwik’s origin story,  whether doing hard things now strengthens your brain for later challenges, and how nutrition and exercise affect the brain. Listen in for the answers.   



“There's no limit to our determination to our ability to solve problems, no limit to our creativity, our imagination, our ability to persevere.”



LESSONS

  1. Be the thermostat, not the thermometer
  2. Your mind is receptive in the morning, be careful what you feed it
  3. Struggle is an essential part of developement 

 

This episode was brought to you by TrueForm Runner. Visit www.trueformrunner.com/spartan and use the code SPARTAN10 to save 10% 

 

LINKS

https://kwiklearning.com/

https://www.limitlessbook.com/

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye send their regards :)  

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

 

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Welcome to the DEKA series here on the SpartanUp podcast. On today’s episode Jarod and Yancy interview Spartan CEO and founder, Joe De Sena. In this episode you’ll hear about

 

TIME STAMPS 

1:30 The origin story of DEKA 

3:35 The warpath to impact 100m lives through fitness

5:01 Why DEKA

8:21 The grind to creating DEKA

12:53 DEKA is for the masses 

15:19 Joe on going through the DEKA course

22:53 Why the gym is the shrine of the athlete

30:09 The future & impact of DEKA



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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Yancy Culp, Jarod Cogswell

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan



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Deana Blegg is our guest for this week’s Spartan Endurance episode. Deanna recently competed in the Amazon Eco-Challenge Fiji. She’s a veteran endurance racer and in this episode we talk about why and how to choose a team for your next endurance-event.  

 

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by TrueForm Runner. Save 10% on your purchase by going to TrueFormRunner.com/Spartan.

 

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2020 Spartan

 

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A brain surgeon, author, and wrestling coach Dr. McLaughlin knows how obstacles affect your body & mind. He explains the science behind quitting and its effects on the brain, and why it’s critical to overcome obstacles. We get good at what we do, which includes quitting. Through his life experiences, he’s learned to metabolize fear using what he calls “Cognitive Dominance.” It allows you to make quick decisions in stressful situations, something we all need! Don’t be limited by fear and always keep challenging your brain! 



LESSONS

  1. You are what you repeatedly do 
  2. Challenge your brain 
  3. Follow your circadian rhythms 
  4. Don’t let fear limit you 
  5. You can metabolize fear in a healthy way 



This episode was brought to you by TrueForm Runner. Visit www.trueformrunner.com/spartan and use the code SPARTAN10 to save 10% 

 

LINKS

https://www.markmclaughlinmd.com/book



TIME STAMPS 

0:25 Joe intros this episode 

1:20 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM intro 

1:50 Interview begins with wrestling 

3:00 His family's history & beginnings of weightlifting 

7:15 The psychology of quitting 

9:00 Challenging your brain 

12:00 Parenting strategies 

14:00 Training good habits 

15:30 Earn your breakfast 

17:10 Camp Spartan on Youtube 

18:15 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM break

19:45 Rites of passage 

22:45 Limitations of fear 

25:30 Overcoming anxiety of perceived failures 

27:00 Cognitive dominance and advanced situational awareness 

28:00 A map to metabolize fear 

29:00 Alchemy in transformation 

30:00 Quadrants of the subjective and objective 

32:00 Go towards your fear 

33:00 Joe debriefs what he learned 

 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena 

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye send their regards :)  

 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

 

© 2020 Spartan

 

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