Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind!

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

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

-Kevin’s self talk for goal setting

-The 3 fitness principles that improve mental health

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

-One idea for changing the DEKA Fit events.

 

Connect with Kevin on Instagram and Twitter: @fitmencook

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

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



SPONSOR

 

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



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FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

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



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

 

LINKS:

www.nucalm.com       

https://mastermind.nucalm.com     

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



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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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



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

 

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

 

-How to reframe a negative perception to a positive one

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

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

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

 

Connect with Johnny: 

-Johnny’s website



SPONSOR

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

 

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan



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

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

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

-It’s okay to cry at the gym

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

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

-3 best practices for making better choices with food

 

Connect with Kevin on Instagram and Twitter: @fitmencook

 

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

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



SPONSOR

 

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



SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

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

 

LINKS:

www.lisatamati.com

www.instagram.com/lisatamati

 

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



FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

-Everyone is a sales person in business

-Doug’s process for stress management

-Transcendental Meditation and Doug’s routine

-What we experience is based on our beliefs

-How to eradicate limiting beliefs

 

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



SPONSOR

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



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



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

 

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

 

-How writing about your passion creates the most authentic stories

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

-How to capture the moment when inspiration hits

-Why running without headphones is an idea creation machine

-Where does the creative process come from for Brendan?

 

About Brendan:

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

 

Connect with Brendan:

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

-Website: Semi-Rad.com

-Twitter: @semi-rad

-Instagram: @semi-rad



SPONSOR

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

 

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Hosts: Johnny Waite

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan



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



LINKS:

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

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

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

 

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Host: Joe De Sena

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



© 2021 Spartan



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

 

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

 

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

-Ego and the impact on stress

-How to become unstoppable by creating a niche

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

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

 

About Ben

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Follow Ben on Twitter, Instagram and his website

-@BenAskren

-BenAskren.Com



SPONSOR

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

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

-How to reset your goals after accomplishing a milestone

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

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

-What are the steps to celebrating fitness

-How every person can be a coach

-Why you can’t fake it in fitness.

 

Follow Jarod and Yancy on social media: 

-Jarod: @jarod_cogswell

-Yancy: @YancyCulp

SPONSOR

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

 

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

SUBSCRIBE:

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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

 

 

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

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LINKS:

https://frankfigliuzzi.com/

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

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

CREDITS:

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

© 2021 Spartan

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

 

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

 

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

-How to improve anxiety management

-Why the Olympic Trials represent the pinnacle in amateur sports



SPONSOR

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“100% was the standard every day, for 30 plus years,” says Command Sergeant Major Michael L. Hatfield. 

Spartan Up Podcast DEKA Series hosts’ Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp talk with Command Sergeant Hatfield about leadership, chosen suffering and fitness. In this episode you’ll learn:

-How to create your own standard by which to govern your life

-How Command Sergeant Major Michael L. Hatfield received the Purple Heart

-How shared suffering bonds a team

-Why you have to be vulnerable as a leader to connect

Learn more about Command Sergeant Major Michael L. Hatfield:

US Army biography 

SPONSOR

This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Headspace.  Get a free one month trial at Headspace.com/Spartan.

 

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YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

 

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP:

Spartan Up on Instagram: @spartanuppodcast

Spartan Up on Twitter: @SpartanUpPod

 

CREDITS:

Producer: Ryan Warner

Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp

Sr Producer: Marion Abrams

 

© 2021 Spartan

 

 

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