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Learn the Spartan mindset. Founder & CEO of Spartan Race and NY Times best-selling author, travels the globe seeking and answers authors, academics, athletes, adventurers, entrepreneurs, CEOs and thought leaders. It will shift your thinking, make you laugh and and give you the tools you need. He’s…

Joe De Sena CEO & Founder Spartan Race

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Wrestling will change your life with Coach Mike Palazzo / COMBAT

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2021 38:21

“Wrestling will change your life,” says head wrestling coach Mike Palazzo, who has created a wrestling dynasty at Lake Highland Prep (Florida).     SpartanUp Combat Series host Ryan Warner and Joe De Sena interview Mike to learn how - within 10 years - he took a program on the brink of oblivion and turned Lake Highland Prep High School into a national powerhouse.  In this episode you’ll learn...   -How wrestling is a vetting process for life -To set goals - big goals - and develop a process to get there -Understand that there are levels of greatness and know what it truly means to be the best in the country -Run to the fire (Lake Highland Prep’s schedule is one of the toughest in the country) -The correlation between wrestlers and OCR racers   Connect with Coach Palazzo: -Central Florida Wrestling Academy   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Better Help. Save 10% on your first month by going to BetterHelp.Com/Spartan.   SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay   FOLLOW US: Spartan Combat: https://www.instagram.com/spartancombat/ Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   Find out more at https://spartancombat.com/ © 2020 Spartan

Learning from Failures with Inventor Pete Holman / DEKA

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 19:23

“I just can’t see investing in a business where the product is a stick with a cord,” an investor told Pete Holman.  Today, that stick with a cord is sold across the globe and is known as the TRX Rip Trainer.     SpartanUp DEKA series host Jarod Cogswell talks with Pete about some of his biggest failures - both athletically and professionally. In this episode, you’ll learn…   -What athletic failure did Pete learn the most from? -How Pete rebounded after the aforementioned investor told Pete that his idea wasn’t worth investing in -How injuries led to Pete’s career as a physical therapist -The three most influential people in Pete’s life   About Pete Holman: Pete’s accreditation as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, has enabled him to work with professional athletes and strength coaches from the MLB, NFL, NBA, UFC, X-Games and SunEnergy1 race car team: most notably Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Famer Jerome “The Bus” Bettis and 8 time X-Games and Olympic gold medalist, Mike Schultz. Pete presents for IDEA FIT (the largest continuing education provider for personal trainers in the world,) writes for IDEA Fitness Journal, PTontheNet, STACK magazine and IronMan Magazine and has appeared on national tv shows such as the Dr’s and the Steve Harvey show.   Pete’s dedication to advancing the fitness industry and his entrepreneurial spirit has inspired him to create multiple products that impact fitness enthusiasts and athletes worldwide. His first product, The Functional Training Rack, was licensed to Perform Better in 2008 and inspired “hoop” platforms for current stability ball rack designs. His second product, the RIPCORE-FX, was acquired by TRX and is now referred to as the TRX Rip Trainer. The Rip Trainer has grossed over $20 million in worldwide sales and continues to be a leading rotational training modality used by athletes such as Steph Curry, Phil Mickelson and Drew Brees. His latest product, a plate loaded Hip Thrust machine called the Glute Drive, was licensed to Nautilus and is currently their number one selling commercial strength product, selling over 2000 units in its first year.   Pete recently authored his first book, a fictional piece called CRUZ, published by Scriptor publishing. The book is an homage to athletic development, coaching, mentorship and the underdog in us all. Connect with Pete: -Website: PH1Performance.Com -Twitter: @PeteHolman1 -Instagram: @PeteHolman1 SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Better Help. Save 10% on your first month by going to BetterHelp.Com/Spartan. SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/   Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2021 Spartan

Could You Go from 0 to Olympic Gold? Lindsay Shoop & Joe De Sena

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 36:53

Imagine: You're not in the shape you should be. You've of lost your direction. You've hit a low. That was Lindsay Dare Shoop. Eight years later, she was taking home gold at the Olympics on the US Rowing Team.  Today she tells Joe De Sena, founder & Ceo of Spartan,  how she made that transformation and all the things she learned in the process that make up her book, "Better Great Than Never." “I didn't think I was good enough to play a sport after high school. So I quit sports and spent about two and a half years, kind of wandering aimlessly without them.  Gaining weight, grades dropping, kind of socially withdrawing, and then through a random kind of chance moment bumped into the head rowing coach when I was in college,  and in that day on that moment, the timing was right. And it was like this. The opportunity arose right when I needed it.” Today's episode of Spartan up is brought to you by BetterHelp.  Spartan Up listeners can save 10% on their first month by going to www.BetterHelp.com/Spartan LINKS: About Lindsay Shoop https://www.lindsaydareshoop.com/ “Better Great Than Never” https://bettergreatthanneverbook.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

Former NFL Pro JJ Birden Always Works Like an Underdog / DEKA

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2021 39:53

“It’s okay if they see you as the underdog, but don’t believe that you are the underdog,” says former NFL pro JJ Birden. Birden played in 9 NFL seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons from 1988 to 1996. Spartan Up DEKA series hosts Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp interview JJ Birden to help the listener learn:    -How to sustain success after the ‘highlight’ after your life -Why it’s okay if other people see you as an underdog -How to focus your efforts on making small, incremental improvements -The #1 trait of good leaders: leading from the front and how to implement this methodology in your life -How to make decisions under pressure: Process, Decide and Commit -Why team sports for America’s youth?   About JJ:  JJ is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, husband and father. He has been married to his college sweetheart, Raina, for 30 years and has 8 children (3 biological and 5 adopted nieces and nephews). He and his family reside in the Phoenix area. JJ Birden is an engaging communicator, passionate presenter, and a leading authority on helping individuals seize their opportunities in life.    Connect with JJ Birden: Website: JJBirden.Com Twitter: @jjbirden Instagram: @jjbirden   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Honey Stinger. Save 30% with the code “HSSpartan2020”.    SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/   Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2020 Spartan

Keep your training fresh with endurance athlete Lisa Smith-Batchen / ENDURANCE

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 20:25

“If you want to be an athlete when you’re 90, you have to keep mixing up your workouts,” says Lisa Smith-Batchen, endurance athlete and guest on this week’s Endurance Series episode.    SpartanUp Endurance Series host Johnny Waite talks with Lisa about how she uses cross-training to stay excited about working out.  In this episode you’ll learn:   -Why Lisa ran 100 miles while pulling a tire? -How Lisa uses snow-shoe walking as a form of meditation -Why does Lisa train / run with slower runners? -When to pull out of a race (hint, Lisa uses a motto “make the right choice” vs DNF) -What types of cross-training exercises Lisa uses when she wants to mix-up a workout   About Lisa:  Lisa Smith-Batchen – Endurance Athlete & Personal Coach Stories about Lisa’s athletic achievements have appeared on the covers of The NY Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post and Winning Magazine. Additionally, she has appeared in Runner’s World, Sports Illustrated for Women, ESPN Magazine, Outside Magazine, Ultrarunning, Trail Runner, Running Times and numerous other national and international publications. Look for feature stories about Lisa’s 2,500 mile run through America in Runners’s World (Jan. 2011) Women’s Adventure (Nov. 2010) Ultra Runner Magazine (April 2011) Lisa is the first and only person to run 50 miles in all 50 states in the USA in 62 days as part of her Running Hope Through America fundraising project! Lisa was the first American female to win the Marathon des Sables, a 150 mile stage-race  through the Sahara desert. Additionally, she has twice won the Badwater Ultramarathon (135 miles through Death Valley). Lisa is the only person to run from Las Vegas, NV to the summit of Mt. Whitney, covering 306 miles and was the first female to complete the “Badwater Quad,” covering 584 miles! Television coverage on Lisa includes segments on ESPN, Discovery Channel, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, NBC’s Nightly News with Tom Brokaw and Good Morning America. In 2010 Lisa was featured on CNN and on newscasts in 47 states. She was a main character in a feature length film on the Badwater Ultramarathon, entitled Running Under the Sun. She has also appeared in two Outdoor Life Network specials on the Marathon des Sables. Lisa has done product testing for The North Face, an outdoor equipment and clothing company, and has appeared in their product catalogs and a national advertising campaign with Dean Karnazes. She is a past member of the Montrail/Patagonia and Smith/Pearl Izumi Ultrarunning Teams and has been also sponsored by Clif Bar, Petzl, Pharmanex, Smartwool, Sharkies, Nathan, Nuu-Muu, Nuun, Smith Optics, Body Glide, Engo, Hammer Nutrition, Kinesys, Salt Stick, Crescent Moon Snowshoes, Freelife, Damascus Bakeries, Nike, Crocs, Coco 5, Coco-Elite, Ceregumil, Styr Labs and Trail Toes. Click here for links to Lisa’s sponsors.   CONNECT WITH LISA Twitter: @dreamchasrs Instagram: @coachlisasmithbatchen Website: DreamChaserEvents.Com   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Honey Stinger. Save 30% with the code “HSSpartan2020”.   SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Hosts: Johnny Waite Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2020 Spartan

Roar into 2021 with Stephen Pressfield & Joe De Sena

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 34:52

Stephen Pressfield, author of "Gates of Fire" about the original Spartans, and the classics "The Warrior Ethos" and "The War of Art" joins Joe De Sena on the Spartan Up podcast today. How will you keep driving forward in 2021? And what can we learn from the ancient Spartans about success and drive?   If you've heard the terms "going pro" or "resistance" in the context of athletic, creative, mental performance you've heard the ideas of Stephen Pressfield.  What can we learn about motivation from the original Spartans?  What is the essential lesson of Pressfield's book "turning pro?" Those are all topics of this motivating conversation.   Get ready to crash into 2021 and keep driving forward, just make sure you're walking, lifting, running, or hustling while you listen.   This episode is brought to you by Honey Stinger  HONEYSTINGER.COM CODE: HSSPARTAN2020 LINKS: Stephen Pressfield https://stevenpressfield.com/books/ His NEW Book “A Man at Arms” https://stevenpressfield.com/preorder-a-man-at-arms/   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  

What I learned from getting fired with business leader Wade Burgess / COMBAT

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2021 43:17

“I was fired, my car exploded, and closed on a new house in a week’s time”, says Wade Burgess, Chief Revenue Officer at Rev.Com   SpartanUp Combat Series host Ryan Warner talks with Burgess about that life-changing week. In this episode you’ll learn:   -How to stay positive during your a job change -3 tips for achieving long-term happiness and satisfaction in your career -Advice for fitness lovers on careers that reward competitiveness  -What wrestling taught Wade about discipline   Connect with Wade -Twitter: @wadeburgess SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Gone Rogue Snacks. Use the promo code ‘Spartan25’ to get 25% off.   SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay   FOLLOW US: Spartan Combat: https://www.instagram.com/spartancombat/ Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   Find out more at https://spartancombat.com/ © 2020 Spartan  

Learn to live with no regrets with fitness inventor Pete Holman / DEKA

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 21:49

  How do you live life with no regrets? Tune into this episode with fitness inventor and export Pete Holman, who joins SpartanUp DEKA series hosts’ Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp, to share tactical advice on how to ‘leave it all on the table.’  In this you’ll learn...   -What question you should ask yourself on your deathbed -About Pete’s inspiration for the TRX Rip Trainer -How you can create something from dust -The turning point in Pete’s life and how you can find yours -To never underestimate the impact you can have one someone else’s life   About Pete Holman Pete’s accreditation as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, has enabled him to work with professional athletes and strength coaches from the MLB, NFL, NBA, UFC, X-Games and SunEnergy1 race car team: most notably Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Famer Jerome “The Bus” Bettis and 8 time X-Games and Olympic gold medalist, Mike Schultz. Pete presents for IDEA FIT (the largest continuing education provider for personal trainers in the world,) writes for IDEA Fitness Journal, PTontheNet, STACK magazine and IronMan Magazine and has appeared on national tv shows such as the Dr’s and the Steve Harvey show.     Pete’s dedication to advancing the fitness industry and his entrepreneurial spirit has inspired him to create multiple products that impact fitness enthusiasts and athletes worldwide. His first product, The Functional Training Rack, was licensed to Perform Better in 2008 and inspired “hoop” platforms for current stability ball rack designs. His second product, the RIPCORE-FX, was acquired by TRX and is now referred to as the TRX Rip Trainer. The Rip Trainer has grossed over $20 million in worldwide sales and continues to be a leading rotational training modality used by athletes such as Steph Curry, Phil Mickelson and Drew Brees. His latest product, a plate loaded Hip Thrust machine called the Glute Drive, was licensed to Nautilus and is currently their number one selling commercial strength product, selling over 2000 units in its first year.   Pete recently authored his first book, a fictional piece called CRUZ, published by Scriptor publishing. The book is an homage to athletic development, coaching, mentorship and the underdog in us all. Connect with Pete: -Website: PH1Performance.Com -Twitter: @PeteHolman1 -Instagram: @PeteHolman1   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Gone Rogue Snacks. Use the promo code ‘Spartan25’ to get 25% off.     SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/   Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2020 Spartan

Stay Motivated for 2021 with Clark Bartram & Joe De Sena

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 38:03

Need some motivation as we walk into 2021?  This is the episode for you. Fitness icon Clark Bartram and Joe De Sena share their favorite tactics for getting going and keeping going even when you don't feel like it. Clark says "I'm gonna let the cat out of the bag, I'm a fitness guy, I've made a living off of being in fitness. I don't like to exercise. I don't, I don't get up every morning, go, yay, I get to go work. ...   but I enjoy the result from it. " This episode of Spartan Up! Is brought to you by GONEROGUESNACKS.COM - use code SPARTAN25 for a discount  LINKS: Clark Bartram https://clarkbartram.com/ Spartan Fit App https://www.spartan.com/pages/fit-app 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

Race the extremes with the Badwater queen Lisa Smith-Batchen / ENDURANCE

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2021 20:56

  “Physically, our bodies are so capable to do what our mind wants to do,” says Lisa Smith-Batchen, endurance athlete and guest on this week’s Endurance Series episode.    SpartanUp Endurance Series host Johnny Waite talks with Lisa about her experiences racing the Badwater and the Badwater Quad. In this episode you’ll learn:   -The extreme environments that runners face during the Badwater Ultramarathon -How to prepare for a race where you traverse multiple climates -How Lisa stays ‘peaceful’ during a race -Why it’s okay to not be competitive  -The transformative experience for Lisa that allows her to stay ‘quiet and calm’ during a race -Why she views the elements as obstacles   About Lisa:  Lisa Smith-Batchen – Endurance Athlete & Personal Coach Stories about Lisa’s athletic achievements have appeared on the covers of The NY Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post and Winning Magazine. Additionally, she has appeared in Runner’s World, Sports Illustrated for Women, ESPN Magazine, Outside Magazine, Ultrarunning, Trail Runner, Running Times and numerous other national and international publications. Look for feature stories about Lisa’s 2,500 mile run through America in Runners’s World (Jan. 2011) Women’s Adventure (Nov. 2010) Ultra Runner Magazine (April 2011) Lisa is the first and only person to run 50 miles in all 50 states in the USA in 62 days as part of her Running Hope Through America fundraising project! Lisa was the first American female to win the Marathon des Sables, a 150 mile stage-race  through the Sahara desert. Additionally, she has twice won the Badwater Ultramarathon (135 miles through Death Valley). Lisa is the only person to run from Las Vegas, NV to the summit of Mt. Whitney, covering 306 miles and was the first female to complete the “Badwater Quad,” covering 584 miles! Television coverage on Lisa includes segments on ESPN, Discovery Channel, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, NBC’s Nightly News with Tom Brokaw and Good Morning America. In 2010 Lisa was featured on CNN and on newscasts in 47 states. She was a main character in a feature length film on the Badwater Ultramarathon, entitled Running Under the Sun. She has also appeared in two Outdoor Life Network specials on the Marathon des Sables. Lisa has done product testing for The North Face, an outdoor equipment and clothing company, and has appeared in their product catalogs and a national advertising campaign with Dean Karnazes. She is a past member of the Montrail/Patagonia and Smith/Pearl Izumi Ultrarunning Teams and has been also sponsored by Clif Bar, Petzl, Pharmanex, Smartwool, Sharkies, Nathan, Nuu-Muu, Nuun, Smith Optics, Body Glide, Engo, Hammer Nutrition, Kinesys, Salt Stick, Crescent Moon Snowshoes, Freelife, Damascus Bakeries, Nike, Crocs, Coco 5, Coco-Elite, Ceregumil, Styr Labs and Trail Toes. Click here for links to Lisa’s sponsors.   CONNECT WITH LISA Twitter: @dreamchasrs Instagram: @coachlisasmithbatchen Website: DreamChaserEvents.Com   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Athletic Brewing. Get free shipping on two six-packs by placing your order online at AthleticBrewing.Com.   SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Hosts: Johnny Waite Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2020 Spartan

How Gym Owners can Raise the Stakes with Alex Hormozi / DEKA

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 49:22

“The people who are advanced never don’t do the basics,” says Alex Hormozi, CEO of Gym Launch. Alex talks with SpartanUp DEKA series hosts Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp about how gym owners can thrive during the pandemic. In this episode you’ll learn:    -How to increase client retention -How to inspire change with a client by using pain, not gain -The #1 principal for gym owners who want to achieve financial longevity -How to differentiate your gym  -How to change your clients’ internal dialogue   Connect with Alex: -Gym Launch: @GymLaunch, GymLaunch.Com -Instagram: @hormozi -Get your free copy of Gym Launch Secrets   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Athletic Brewing. Get free shipping on two six-packs by placing your order online at AthleticBrewing.Com.   SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/   Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2020 Spartan

What Would Mark Cuban Do if He Were President? Joe De Sena Asks

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 49:38

How can we solve some of our trickiest problems? Joe asked Mark Cuban how he would handle 8 of the biggest problems our country faces if he were president... 9 if you count getting more of you off the couch and out on the course. Wonder what it's really like to be a billionaire?  That's where the interview starts.  Next Joe De Sena, the founder of Spartan, asked Mark whether he'd consider running for president of the United States. If Mark Cuban were president: How would Mark Cuban handle COVID and get us back to racing and Mavericks games? How would he handle the gaping political divide between Red & Blue, Left & Right in the US? How would he solve the current health crisis and get people away from crap food and sugar? What would Mark Cuban do about childhood obesity? What does he think about some kind of mandatory service or right of passage in America? What would he do to create Green Energy? Does Mark Cuban support term limits?   How would he improve our education system in the US? Presidential aspirations aside, Joe also asked Mark how HE would market Spartan Races and help with the mission to get 100 million people off the couch and what he thought about investing in Tesla stock.   This episode is brought to you by Athletic Brewing. Visit https://athleticbrewing.com/  for free shipping on two six-packs or more  LINKS: Mark Cuban Companies https://markcubancompanies.com/ Shower Toga https://showertoga.com/ Alyssa’s Cookies https://alyssascookies.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

The Egoless Coach with Bryan Medlin / COMBAT

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2021 34:26

“We will go to the end of the Earth to make sure our team gets what they need,” says Bryan Medlin.  SpartanUp Combat Series host Ryan Warner talks with Medlin - one of the most respected greco-roman wrestling coaches in the country and current University of Illinois assistant coach - about how coaches can remove the ego. In this episode you’ll learn:    -What 14+ trips to Russia taught Medlin about youth development -Why coaching provides purpose to those who feel the calling -How a house fire in 2017 changed his perspective on gratitude -When you’re in a tough spot, how to focus on doing ‘one thing right’ -Leadership principles from the Marines   Connect with Bryan -Twitter: @MedlinBryan -Illini wrestling   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by HoneyStinger.  Use the code ‘HSSpartan2020’ to save 30% off.    SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay   FOLLOW US: Spartan Combat: https://www.instagram.com/spartancombat/ Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   Find out more at https://spartancombat.com/ © 2020 Spartan

This is why. you delay gratification with creators of Running the Roof/ ENDURANCE

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2021 20:16

From the border of Afghanistan to the border of China, the Running the Roof the crew traversed the Bartang Valley on foot!  This journey took over 20+ months to plan, and is the epitome of delayed gratification.    SpartanUp Endurance Series host Johnny Waite interviews Jody Bragger, Jodie Gauld and Gabriel Ghiglione, who together, ran across Tajikstan as part of a friendly bet.  The bet started in the dead of winter, where the crew picked a location on a map (blindfolded) and committed to running wherever their finger landed.  The end result was a cross-country adventure that was made into a documentary, Running the Roof.  In this episode you’ll learn:    -How to break a massive task into micro-projects  -What role visualization played in the Crew’s preparations -Why it’s important to be a yes person -How the Crew used game theory during the planning process -How the film impacted the Crew’s lives   Learn more about Jodie, JB and Gabriel: -RunningTheRoof.Com -Watch the documentary: https://filmfest.banffcentre.ca/products/2020-21-world-tour-onyx-program  -Connect on social: @jodieGauld; @intrepid_sole -Connect with Midnight Runners on social (@midnightrunners)   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by HoneyStinger.  Use the code ‘HSSpartan2020’ to save 30% off.    SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Hosts: Johnny Waite Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2020 Spartan

What's Your Ideal Diet? with Nick Shaw & Joe De Sena

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2021 36:00

Joe De Sena and Nick Shaw review all the most popular diet types.  What should you really be eating?  How do you simplify your food choices? Nick is the Founder and CEO of Renaissance Periodization - a diet and fitness company founded on evidence-based practices, the author of "Fit for Success," and the host of the RP Strength podcast.   This episode is brought to you by Honey Stinger. Visit Honeystinger.com and use code: HSSPARTAN2020 to save 30% off. LINKS: https://renaissanceperiodization.com/ https://renaissanceperiodization.com/fit-for-success-hardcover 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

Relive the Spartan Games with "The Sheriff" Hunter McIntyre / DEKA

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2021 25:22

“I have a sticky-note on my wall that says ‘Ryan Atkins made you look stupid,” says Hunter McIntyre, who lost to Atkins at the inaugural Spartan Games.     SpartanUp DEKA Series hosts Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp talk with Hunter about his Spartan Games performance. In this episode you’ll learn:    -That fitness is the one outlet in modern society that provides a constant feedback loop -Why Hunter’s purpose is to be the happiest person in the world -Why Hunter feels it’s the ‘best’ way to determine the ‘fittest athlete’ -What happens when you don’t ‘own’ your wetsuit -What obstacle gave him the most trouble -His thought on competing against Ryan Atkins -What’s next for the Sheriff   Connect with Hunter -Twitter @huntthesheriff -Instagram: @huntthesheriff -Website: huntermcintyre.com   Connect with Jarod and Yancy -Jarod’s Twitter and Instagram: @jarod_cogswell -Yancy’s Twitter and Instagram: @YancyCulp   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by GoneRogue.  Use the promo code ‘Spartan25” to get 25% off.  SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/   Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2020 Spartan

Pick a country and run with the creators of Running the Roof/ ENDURANCE

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2021 25:10

It’s not about the idea, it’s about the people behind the idea who can make it happen.    That’s the theme of today’s StartanUp Endurance Series episode, where host Johnny Waite interviews Jody Bragger, Jodie Gauld and Gabriel Ghiglione, who together, ran across Tajikstan as part of a friendly bet.  The bet started in the dead of winter, where the crew picked a location on a map (blindfolded) and committed to running wherever their finger landed.  The end result was a cross-country adventure that was made into a documentary, Running the Roof.  In this episode you’ll learn:    -The importance of the team you surround yourself with  -Commitment: how to pick a date, or in this case, a country, and commit to the adventure that lies ahead -Why Tajikstan and what dangers did they encounter along the crew’s trip? -The crew’s running plans for the next 2 years     Learn more about Jodie, JB and Gabriel -RunningTheRoof.Com -Watch the documentary -Connect on social: @jodieGauld; @intrepid_sole   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by GoneRogue.  Use the promo code ‘Spartan25” to get 25% off.    SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Hosts: Johnny Waite Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2020 Spartan

Leading During Chaos, advice from Unbreakable Leadership's Thom Shea with Joe De Sena

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 33:24

They were desperate enough to call in an airstrike on themselves. Think about that. WIth that came ultimate clarity. Retired Navy SEAL Thom Shea says war teaches you what's real. He served 23 years with distinguished valor before writing his bestselling book, "Unbreakable: A Navy Seal's Way of Life." Today he talks about his latest book, "Three Simple Things: Leading During Chaos." The founder of Unbreakable Leadership's lessons are more valuable than ever today.  Thom shares battle-tested advice for leading through chaos with Spartan founder and CEO Joe De Sena based on the three primary skills you need to master - focus, ego/emotion, and failure.  He shares the 6-hour daily program that is the baseline of the successful leaders he trains.   LINKS: Unbreakable Leadership https://www.unbreakableleadership.com/ “Three Simple Things: Leading During Chaos” https://www.unbreakableleadership.com/books 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! © 2020 Spartan

How to Stay Hydrated, Focused and Nourished in 2021 with Joe De Sena / COMBAT

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2021 22:35

When a decade of training wrestling, blindfolded, saves your life.  That’s what Spartan CEO Joe De Sena and SpartanUp Combat Series host Ryan Warner talk about in today’s episode.  The guys also cover Joe’s passion for combat sports, why Spartan Nutrition and Joe’s background in chosen suffering.  In this episode you’ll learn…   How a dinner in NYC led Joe to fall in love with combat sports, specifically, wrestling Joe’s journey from cleaning pools, to Cornell to Wall Street Why Joe started racing ultra-distance races A crazy week where Joe ran Badwater, the Vermont 100 and the Lake Placid Ironman Spartan Nutrition and what you’ll get from each of the three tools: Hydration Tablets, Energy Capsules and the Spartan Tea Why and when to take these supplements in 2021 How to cut weight (this is for our combat athletes and parents of combat athletes)   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Headspace. For a free one month trial, go to Headpace.Com/Spartan.   SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay   FOLLOW US: Spartan Combat: https://www.instagram.com/spartancombat/ Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   Find out more at https://spartancombat.com/ © 2020 Spartan

Strategies to Light Up 2021 with Jarod & Yancy / DEKA

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2020 21:27

“Keep climbing and stop whining,” says Jarod Cogswell, co-host of the SpartanUp DEKA Series. “Keep climbing and stop whining,” says Jarod Cogswell, co-host of the Spartan Up DEKA Series. Coaches Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp share their best advice for making the most of your 2021 in this episode solo.  They recap their biggest learnings from 2020, share strategies on how to get the most out of 2021, and talk about 3 reasons to be grateful during these crazy times.     In this episode you’ll learn -That sometimes you hit a false summit, but you have no choice but to keep climbing -Don’t filter yourself in 2021. If you have something to give, let yourself shine -How to keep climbing and stop whining -What the guys are most grateful for    Connect with Jarod and Yancy -Jarod’s Twitter and Instagram: @jarod_cogswell -Yancy’s Twitter and Instagram: @YancyCulp   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Headspace. For a free one month trial, go to Headpace.Com/Spartan. SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/   Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2020 Spartan

What is the Equation for Happiness? Mo Gawdat and Joe De Sena

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 45:26

Mo Gawdat, today’s guest on Spartan Up, tells Joe De Sena happiness, like fitness, is something you can build.  He’s the author of "Solve for Happy'' and former Chief Business Officer of Google [X], and today he’s on a mission to teach the art and practice of happiness.     Mo experienced a uniquely devastating event, the death of his son, it inspired in him a drive to understand the formula of happiness. Happiness, he says, follows a predictable equation.   "You can actually follow an algorithm, similar to the idea of if I eat healthy and work out I'll be fitter. If I make happiness, my priority, and do the work, I'll be happier."   This episode of Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Headspace You deserve to feel happier, and Headspace is meditation made simple. Visit HEADSPACE.com/SPARTAN for a FREE one month trial with access to Headspace’s full library of meditations for every situation. READ: https://www.solveforhappy.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! © 2020 Spartan  

How to Track Personal Growth in 2021 with Olympian Jake Herbert / COMBAT

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2020 53:24

Exercise is like the magic pill. You’ll get better sleep. You’re testosterone will go up. You’re going to look and feel better. All because of exercise, says Olympic wrestler Jake Herbert.  Host of the SpartanUp Combat Series Ryan Warner talks with Jake about:   -How to track personal growth in 2021. Jake uses a journaling routine called the 4 B’s to guide his personal growth tracking.  -Why exercise is the magic pill -Financial literacy for the new year -Takeaways from the Russian philosophy of wrestling and how Jake uses these lessons for his own personal growth   Follow Jake: Twitter: @Jakeherbert84 Instagram: @Jakeherbert84 Website:JakeHerbert.Com   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Headspace. For a free one month trial, go to Headpace.Com/Spartan.   SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay   FOLLOW US: Spartan Combat: https://www.instagram.com/spartancombat/ Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   Find out more at https://spartancombat.com/ © 2020 Spartan

How to Become a Minimalist Runner with Patrick Sweeney / ENDURANCE

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2020 16:10

“If you want to identify your running inefficiencies, run naked” says ultra-marathon runner Patrick Sweeney, who talks with SpartanUp Podcast Endurance Series host Johnny Waite about how to become a minimalist runner.  In this episode you’ll learn:   -How Patrick developed a love for running in the sandals -Why minimalist running improves your running form -How running with sandals heightens your sense of awareness -Why running naked will identify your running inefficiencies -That running in sandals and running barefoot are tools to improve your running form -The importance of listening to your body to prevent injuries -The genesis story for Pat’s run from Huntington Beach to Boston - a 3,355 mile trek that took 114 days.    SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Headspace. For a free one month trial, go to Headpace.Com/Spartan.   SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Hosts: Johnny Waite Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2020 Spartan

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

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 41:59

We've been telling you for YEARS to do hard things.  Today Joe De Sena, our show host and the founder and CEO of Spartan, asks neuroscientist, psychologist, and University Distinguished Professor, Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett if we're right.   The author of "7 1/2 Lessons About the Brain" and "How Emotions are Made," explains how the brain reacts to stress. How to keep your brain snappy into old age. And how it is that doing hard things affects your mind and your body.   This episode of Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Headspace You deserve to feel happier, and Headspace is meditation made simple. Visit HEADSPACE.com/SPARTAN for a FREE one month trial with access to Headspace’s full library of meditations for every situation. READ: Lisa’s latest book https://lisafeldmanbarrett.com/books/seven-and-a-half-lessons-about-the-brain/   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! © 2020 Spartan

Training Secrets to Ride into Your 50's with Tinker Juarez / LA RUTA

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2020 20:23

“The best social security is to keep on riding.”   Tinker Juarez (@dtinker) is 59 years old and still rides 350 miles a week.  His consistency and dedication to training is the main focus of today’s episode.  La Ruta Series on the SpartanUp Podcast host Roy M. Wallack talks with Tinker about training secrets for those of us past our athletic primes.   In this episode you’ll learn:  Tinker’s weekly training regiment Why Tinker prefers training on a road bike Why he always includes climbing on his ‘hard days’ A deep-dive on a Tinker’s nearly 3-hour riding workouts Tinker’s diet strategy for big races   Background: David "Tinker" Juarez is a 2x Olympian, former professional BMX racer and is one of the most decorated mountain bike racers of all time. Juarez got his start in BMX racing when he was just 16. For the next 10 years, built an impressive career in BMX, but then mountain biking pulled him in a different direction. Today, Juarez is still racing for Cannondale, his bike sponsor since 1994, and racing at the elite pro level most weekends of the season.    Connect with Roy:   Hear more about La Ruta, the world's hardest mountain-bike race, on Roy's Bike for Life Stories podcast: https://roywallack.wixsite.com/bikeforlifestories Read Roy’s book: Bike for Life: How to Ride to 100 and Beyond   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Headspace. For a free one month trial, go to Headpace.Com/Spartan.   SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt   FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Host: Roy Wallack Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2020 Spartan

How to Stay Motivated with "the Engine," Sam Briggs / DEKA

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 28:30

One of the most decorated CrossFit athletes of all time - Sam Briggs - talks with Spartan Up podcast DEKA series hosts Jarog Cogswell and Yancy Culp about:   -Sam’s origin story and what being a firefighter has taught her about team building -Why Sam participated in the Spartan Games -The benefits of functional fitness, regardless of age -When Sam takes on a new challenge, how does the evaluate the opportunity? -How has Sam’s ‘why’ changed over the past decade? -Spartan Games Day 2 recap -Sam’s inspiration at a young age and her favorite CrossFit Games memory   Connect with Sam: -Twitter: @BicepLikeBriggs -Instagram: @BicepLikeBriggs   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Headspace. For a free one month trial, go to Headpace.Com/Spartan. SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/   Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2020 Spartan

When Should Pain Stop You? With Dr. Sean Pastuch and Joe De Sena

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 32:43

Pain is inevitable, right?  But how do you distinguish between the pain you should push through and the pain that's a red flag?  Dr. Sean Pastuch, founder of Active Life RX, gives Joe De Sena his 4 rules for pain assessment. He also talks about the importance of seeking out and overcoming some kinds of pain in our life. When assessing pain Pastuch says there are four important terms you need to understand - Insult, Irritation, Pain and Injury.  Whether you're taking on a Spartan race or planning your workout understanding pain is critical to your growth.   This episode of Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Headspace You deserve to feel happier, and Headspace is meditation made simple. Visit HEADSPACE.com/SPARTAN for a FREE one month trial with access to Headspace’s full library of meditations for every situation.   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! © 2020 Spartan  

Escaping the American Dream with Rollie Peterkin / COMBAT

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2020 53:14

When you leave a high-paying job on Wall Street to fight MMA professionally in Peru. That’s the decision Rollie Peterkin (@rolliepeterkin - Twitter)  made - our guest on today’s episode of Combat on the SpartanUp Podcast - that would forever change his life.  Host Ryan Warner talks with Rollie about:   -Rollie’s college wrestling career at the University of Pennsylvania -The breaking point that encouragee Rollie to move to Peru, leaving his Wall Street job behind -How to acclimate to a new environment  -What routines, tactics and tips helped Rollie embrace a life without the 9-5 routine   To learn more about Rollie,... -Check out his book “The Cage: Escaping the American Dream”  -Listen to his podcast, The Divergent Path -Read Rollie’s blogs SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Kettle & Fire.  Use the code “Spartan” for 25% off and free shipping.    SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay   FOLLOW US: Spartan Combat: https://www.instagram.com/spartancombat/ Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   Find out more at https://spartancombat.com/ © 2020 Spartan

Smiles for Miles with Patrick Sweeney/ ENDURANCE

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2020 16:06

Imagine running the Chicago marathon and then running to New York - spanning 22 days - to compete in the NYC Marathon. That’s the kind of runner that Patrick Sweeney is and in this episode he talks with SpartanUp Endurance Series host Johnny Waite about:    -How he developed a love for running in the early days and what drew Patrick to long-distance running -How Patrick chooses a race. Here’s a sneak peak - he uses the strength of community and the location. -How to have a blast and still perform at a high level -Burro racing and why Patrick is dabbling in this field of endurance -How to prevent burnout  -How to develop a sense of community while being injured SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Kettle & Fire Bone Broth. Use the code “Spartan” for 25% off.    SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Hosts: Johnny Waite Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2020 Spartan

The Whistleblower who Walked Away with Over 100 Million Dollars

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 49:53

He went to the DOJ. He testified to congress.  He went to the IRS. Instead of a "thank you," they threw him in jail!  But that wasn't the end of the story.  Next, the US Government awarded Bradley C Birkenfeld with over 100 million dollars. In fact, he holds the Guinness World Record for the largest payout by a government to a single individual! Sounds too crazy to be true?  Joe De Sena interviewed Birkenfeld, author of "Lucifer's Banker,"  back in September of 2019.  We just dug up the interview for you.   What do you think?  Was he right to do what he did?  Is he right about the reason he went to jail?   This episode is brought to you by Kettle & Fire, bone broth for better living. Visit Kettleandfire.com/spartan and use the code SPARTAN to save 25% 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! © 2020 Spartan

Are You Running with Responsibility? Meghan Hicks / TRAIL

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2020 21:35

Meghan Hicks says “Don’t put on a race or don’t sponsor racers unless you are ready to sponsor women who perform at the same level as their male counterparts.” Hicks tells Spartan Up Podcast Trail Series host Mauri Pagliacci about how gender equality, sustainability and COVID can pose unique challenges trail running.   #1 - Meghan’s race adventures during Covid.  Meghan completed the Nolans 14, a run over the 14 summits over 14,000 ft. in Colorado's Sawatch Range.   #2 - Equality in trail racing.  Meghan talks about the challenges of ensuring male and female racers receive equal pay for equal performances and what we can do to help the cause.   #3 - Sustainability for the natural lands which bears host to trail races.  Meghan shares advice on how trail runners can practice sustainability.    Background on Meghan Hicks: Meghan has ran over 60 trail races and ultras, and is the managing editor for IRunFar.com. She’s also the author of Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running and has set records at the Nolan’s 14 and won stages rages across the globe, such as the Marathon des Sables. If you want to learn more about Meghan, check out her work at IRunFar.Com, as well as her social accounts: Instagram: @meghanmhicks Twitter: @@MeghanHicks   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Optimize.  Use the code word “spartan” to save 10% on a monthly or annual membership.    SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Hosts: Mauri Pagliacci Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2020 Spartan

Chase the Pain with Mountain Biking Rockstar Tinker Juarez / LA RUTA

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2020 16:07

“I chased the pain,” says mountain biking legend Tinker Juarez (@dtinkerj), who has spent nearly 40 years atop the world of cycling.  Host Roy Wallack (@roywallack) - author of Bike for Life: How to Ride to 100 -  talks with Tinker about his career, how Tinker has achieved longevity in the sport and advice on how to grow your own career.     In this episode you’ll learn:  Firsthand, the early days of BMX and how mountain biking grew into a mainstream, extreme sport Tinker’s transition from BMX to mountain biking Tinker’s mindset of “chase the pain” and why it’s enabled him to have a sense of fulfillment in life Why the transition to 24-hour races and how Tinker manages fear during a race   Background: David "Tinker" Juarez is a 2x Olympian, former professional BMX racer and is one of the most decorated mountain bike racers of all time. Juarez got his start in BMX racing when he was just 16. For the next 10 years, built an impressive career in BMX, but then mountain biking pulled him in a different direction. Today, Juarez is still racing for Cannondale, his bike sponsor since 1994, and racing at the elite pro level most weekends of the season.    SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Optimize.  Use the code word “spartan” to save 10% on a monthly or annual membership.    SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt   FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Host: Roy Wallack Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2020 Spartan

Former Colts Player Curt Maggitt on Life, the NFL and Spartan / with Joe De Sena

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2020 27:12

What defines you?  Is it your origins?  What you've overcome? What you've achieved?  Who you are becoming? By any measure, Curt Maggitt is a champion.  We met Curt, a former NFL Colts player, at the 2020 inaugural Spartan Games where he launched out of his comfort zone tackling challenges ranging from Spartan courses and mountain biking to Deka fit and wrestling- all with a smile and an unrelenting drive. Childhood wasn't easy, Curt's mother died when he was two leaving his father raised three children "I've always told myself, nothing I do in life will ever be hard compared to what my dad has done throughout his life." In today's Spartan Up podcast Joe DeSena and Curt Maggitt talk about growing up in rough neighborhoods, about Curt's journey to the NFL, about the inaugural Spartan Games and what Curt thought of his fellow athletes, and about the MBA Curt was earning that very week.   This episode is brought to you by Optimize.  Go to  https://www.optimize.me/spartanup for a free trial, or use the code SPARTAN to save 10% on a membership.   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! © 2020 Spartan

UPDATE: What You Need to Know NOW about COVID-19 with Kyle Enfield MD and Joe De Sena

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2020 29:47

Did you listen to the "Spartan Up!" interview with Ivor Cummins? Joe Desena interviewed the biochemical engineer and complex problem-solving specialist about what popular messaging got wrong about COVID-19 and the lockdowns. We asked you for your feedback, and Spartan racer Kyle Enfield MD reached out to us. Kyle runs the Covid ICU at UVA, has a master's in epidemiology, and was willing to come on the show and give us the latest updates, background, and detail about Covid. This is a no politics no B.S. "Spartan Up!" episode where we tell you exactly what you need to know about COVID-19 right now. And stay until the end to hear about some of the heroes in the ICU and the techniques they use to handle the challenges they face.   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! © 2020 Spartan

Private Equity Investor Mike McMullan on How to Recruit Talent for Your Team / COMBAT

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2020 24:32

Private Equity is about building great teams to evaluate talent and in turn risk.  Mike McMullan is a private equity investor, and formerly was a 4x All American for wrestling at Northwestern and a college wrestling coach for the University of Pennsylvania.  Host Ryan Warner talks to Mike about the key ingredients for building a successful team.     In this episode you’ll learn -The parallels between building great teams as a college coaching and private equity investor -The role of risk taking in evaluating talent -How to sell people on your idea or business SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Inside Tracker. Go to InsideTracker.Com and save 33% off with the code “SpartanUp.”     Find out more at https://spartancombat.com/   SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay   FOLLOW US: Spartan Combat: https://www.instagram.com/spartancombat/ Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   © 2020 Spartan

How Joe Decker Found the Fountain of Youth / ENDURANCE

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2020 11:08

Fitness is the fountain of youth! Joe Decker - former Guinness World’s Fittest Man and Death Race legend - talks with Spartan Up Endurance series host Johnny Waite about how to accomplish your fitness goals when you're 50 or older. In this episode you’ll learn:   How to approach training when you’re out of your prime How to pivot your training. If you are beat-up from a life of running, try paddling or climbing.   Don’t be afraid to be a beginner again. Pivoting to a new form of training takes humility and a beginner’s mindset.  Don’t let fear of trying something new derail your fitness goals.  Do the work. Nothing changes here.  The roles of rest, stretching and mobility in injury prevention for the 50+ endurance athlete    Background on Joe Decker: Joe Decker is recognized as “The Worlds Fittest Man,” an ultra-endurance power athlete, renowned fitness trainer, and syndicated columnist who has helped thousands of women, men, kids and seniors get into shape and lose weight.   This outdoor workout format that Joe created is the same that he used to break the Guinness World Records® 24-Hour Physical Fitness Challenge in 2000. It works like no other program out there, getting people into the best shape of their lives. Joe believes in leading by example and is a personal testament to overcoming addictions and obstacles. Once overweight and out of shape, Joe transformed his body and his life through an amazing journey from fat to fittest.   Joe has appeared on The Today Show, Discovery Health, The Early Show, The O’Reilly Factor, and Fox News and has been featured in The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Baltimore Sun, Men’s Fitness, Muscle and Fitness, Men’s Health, and GQ. To his surprise, People Magazine named him one of America’s 50 Most Eligible Bachelors in 2001.   Learn more about Joe:  -Website: GutCheckFitness.Com -Instagram: @gutcheckfitness SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Inside Tracker. Go to InsideTracker.Com and save 33% off with the code “SpartanUp.”     SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Hosts: Johnny Waite Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2020 Spartan

Unlock the Power of Your Hormones / Alisa Vitti and Joe De Sena

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2020 43:04

What works to optimize your biology? Alisa Vitti, hormone expert, has made it her life's work to find out. In her conversation with Spartan founder and CEO Joe De Sena, she explains how and why women need to plan differently for intermittent fasting and hit workouts, how men can maximize testosterone and performance using their circadian rhythms, and hormonal power women can unlock by understanding infradian rhythms. New studies are revealing more about our endocrine systems and the unique differences between men's and women's. Alisa's journey began when her doctor acknowledged the diagnosis she had discovered pouring over medical books in the library, but then told her there was nothing she could do to overcome it. Her studies in functional nutrition and hormones helped her discover a treatment protocol that changed her life. That research was the basis for her first book " WomanCode: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex." Her new book "In the FLO: Unlock Your Hormonal Advantage and Revolutionize Your Life," came out in January. This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker, use the code SPARTANUP to save 30% at https://www.insidetracker.com/ LINKS: https://intheflobook.com/ https://www.floliving.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! © 2020 Spartan

What to Eat During Your Next Race with Louise Kobin / LA RUTA

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2020 5:53

What does a 4x La Ruta champion eat during a race? Louise - La Ruta Lou - Kobin shares tips on dieting for performance with host Roy Wallack.     In this episode you’ll learn:  -What Louise eats and drinks during a race -How often she’s consuming calories while on the bike -What to eat and drink during that all important 30-minute window after a race -Louise’s go-to meal during a multi-day race   For those of you who missed the first episode, Louise is a physical therapist, personal trainer, and former pro mountain bike racer.  In addition to practicing Physical Therapy for 25 years, she’s trained and coached clients in their homes for almost 20 years.  Today, Louise lives near Los Gatos and uses her background as a physical therapist to design safe and challenging exercise programs for a wide variety of clients and have discovered many creative ways to design home or gym based exercise programs-with or without elaborate equipment.    Learn more about Louise here: LouKobin.Com   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by GoneRogue. Use the promo code ‘Spartan25’ to get 25% off.   SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Host: Roy Wallack Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2020 Spartan

Live Like a Titan with Hunter McIntyre / DEKA

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 12:05

If your life was a movie, would you change the channel? That’s the question Hunter McIntyre wants you to ask yourself every day. Hunter McIntyre is a professional athlete and fitness trainer who has established himself as a dominant force in the world of obstacle course racing. He was named one of the top 50 fittest athletes by Sports Illustrated and is the undefeated champion of CMT's reality TV show, Broken Skull Ranch.  Hunter was a Defender on CBS's Million Dollar Mile produced by LeBron James and recently broke the Murph Challenge world record and raised over $20,000 for charity along the way. Hunter talks with DEKA hosts Jarog Cogswell and Yancy Culp on how to live your life like a titan.  Top takeaways are:  -Just work: it all comes down to the work you put forth every day -Hit the reset button each day: screw-ups are not important, but what is important is not taking chances because of past screw-ups. You must take chances and push the boundaries each day -Take advantage of other people’s laziness. Most of society is lazy. By outworking everyone, you are automatically in the top 10% of your field.  Connect with Hunter -Twitter @huntthesheriff -Instagram: @huntthesheriff -Website: huntermcintyre.com   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by GoneRogue. Use the promo code ‘Spartan25’ to get 25% off.   SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/   Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2020 Spartan

Does your blood hold the secret to health? / Dr. Gil Blander & Joe De Sena

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2020 25:54

Dr. Gil Blander, the founder of InsideTracker, has created a system to unlock the information hidden in your blood. Today on Spartan Up Podcast he tells Joe De Sena about his process and the surprising patterns he's discovered.  For example, many health-conscious people are overdoing it with supplements. For his studies, Blander considers blood "validated calibrated liquid gold." LINKS: https://www.insidetracker.com/ Ultimate Spartan x InsideTracker giveaway - prize package of racing and testing valued at over $1300  https://info.insidetracker.com/spartan-giveaway 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! © 2020 Spartan

The Moment You Turn Pro / COMBAT

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2020 9:45

“The moment I had the courage to be completely honest with myself”….that’s when things started to change for Sarah Hildebrandt, our guest today on Spartan Combat.  Sarah is a 3x member of Team USA and currently the #1 ranked wrestler in the country in her weight class.    Host Ryan Warner and Sarah talk about the all important moment of turning PRO. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to be a PRO. Turning PRO is about the decisions you make, consistently, in all facets of your life, day in and day out.  Sarah talks about...   -How an elbow injury forced her to be honest with herself, and face the reality that she was not living a life congruent with her goals.   -Making the decisions to change weight classes, her diet, and the people she surrounds herself with -Sarah’s daily life pre and post the life-changing elbow injury   To learn more about Sarah, please visit the links below:  Sarah HIldebrandt Twitter: @sarhilde  Sarah HIldebrandt Instagram @sarhilde    SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by GoneRogue.  Use the promo code Spartan 25 to get 25% off.    Find out more at https://spartancombat.com/   SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay   FOLLOW US: Spartan Combat: https://www.instagram.com/spartancombat/ Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   © 2020 Spartan

From Homeless to World's Fittest Man, Learn How to Set Goals with Joe Decker / ENDURANCE

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2020 20:18

At age 27, Joe Decker was out of shape and out of hope.  He was an alcoholic and drug addict who had just hit rock bottom. Three years later, Joe broke the Guinness Record for World’s Fittest Man. He got there - from out of hope to Fittest Man - by mastering the goal setting process, and that’s the focus for today’s conversation. Host Johnny Waite talks to Joe about:    -Joe’s starting point. As we said, he was at rock bottom and could barely run a mile. He decided to fill the void with fitness.  -Using baby steps as you climb to reach your goal.  As Joe says, “you have to be able to run a 5k to run 150 miles.” -Balancing patience with optimism. What we mean here is, often times the optimism when first setting a goal makes you overwork yourself and potentially burnout.  Joe is all about patience and setting manageable goals.  -Executing: After you’ve set a goal, prepared and are at the event, it’s time to get robotic. Get out of your head and focus on the next task.    Background on Joe Decker: Joe Decker is recognized as “The Worlds Fittest Man,” an ultra-endurance power athlete, renowned fitness trainer, and syndicated columnist who has helped thousands of women, men, kids and seniors get into shape and lose weight.   This outdoor workout format that Joe created is the same that he used to break the Guinness World Records® 24-Hour Physical Fitness Challenge in 2000. It works like no other program out there, getting people into the best shape of their lives. Joe believes in leading by example and is a personal testament to overcoming addictions and obstacles. Once overweight and out of shape, Joe transformed his body and his life through an amazing journey from fat to fittest.   Joe has appeared on The Today Show, Discovery Health, The Early Show, The O’Reilly Factor, and Fox News and has been featured in The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Baltimore Sun, Men’s Fitness, Muscle and Fitness, Men’s Health, and GQ. To his surprise, People Magazine named him one of America’s 50 Most Eligible Bachelors in 2001.   Learn more about Joe:  -Website: GutCheckFitness.Com -Instagram: @gutcheckfitness SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by GoneRogue.  Use the promo code Spartan 25 to get 25% off.    SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Hosts: Johnny Waite Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2020 Spartan

Change Your Relationship with Food / Joe De Sena & Kevin Curry

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2020 28:17

Fit Men Cook founder Kevin Curry joins Joe De Sena (Spartan Race founder & CEO) to talk about how Kevin changed his relationship with food.   This episode of Spartan Up! Is brought to you by GONEROGUESNACKS.COM - use code SPARTAN25 for a discount    FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Host: Joe De Sena  Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye will be back soon, we miss them! © 2020 Spartan

Light up the Planet / DEKA

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2020 11:22

If you want to make a change, start with a single person. In an age of more is better - more likes, downloads or views - Todd Durkin talks with hosts Jarog Cogswell and Yancy Culp on how to ‘light up the planet’ by starting with a single person.   In case you missed the first episode, Todd Durkin (@ToddDurkin) is an internationally recognized strength, speed, and conditioning coach, as well as an author, and a motivational speaker. He is the founder of Fitness Quest 10, an award-winning health and human performance facility in San Diego, where he works with a high-profile clientele of elite professional athletes. Throughout his career, Durkin has worked with NFL MVPs, Super Bowl champions, Heisman Trophy winners, Olympic and X Games gold medalists, and World Series champions.     Takeaways from today’s episode:  -Get out of your bubble.  To make an impact, you have to get out of your gym and talk with people.  Have real conversations with people you don’t know.  -It’s not about the size of your audience, it’s about the mission.  -But never forget, it starts with you. Todd is big on this. Identify your purpose, and then pursue it like crazy.   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by GoneRogue. Use the promo code ‘Spartan25’ to get 25% off. SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Host: Jarod Cogswell and Yancy Culp Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2020 Spartan

Do this when you hit the wall! / TRAIL

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2020 8:04

Runners, when you hit the wall, Meghan Hicks suggests these two tips to push through. She would know, she’s run over 60 trail races and ultras, won and won the Marathon des Sables. She's is the managing editor for IRunFar.com. She’s also the author of Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running. Today she tells Spartan Trail host Mauri Pagliacci about her experience at Nolan’s 14 where she's set multiple records. Back in the 2000’s, Meghan quit her first 100-mile race. It’s hard to believe – even Mauri Pagliacci was shocked to hear the news. Meghan explains why she quit and how to push-through those all too common rough patches. In this episode we cover: #1 - When Meghan hit the wall at hour 13 of a 50-hour race, and how a few slices of pizza got her over the hump. #2 - The two things that will get you through the ‘wall’. One is obvious, the other is not. #3 - Why Meghan quit her first 100-mile race and how to avoid bowing out of races. If you want to learn more about Meghan, check out her work at IRunFar.Com, as well as her social accounts: · Instagram: @meghanmhicks · Twitter: @@MeghanHicks Subscribe so you don't miss part two of our conversation with Meghan. Please enjoy!   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by GoneRogue. Use the promo code “Spartan 25” to get 25% off. SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod

When she learned the truth about "diet" soda everything changed!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2020 33:02

Hooked on Sugar? How about "diet" sodas? Kara Goldin, founder of hint water and author of the new book Undaunted, fell for the advertising. For years she believed that something called "diet" must be good for you. One day she stopped and read the ingredients label and her journey to better health for herself and others began. Kara set the diet sodas aside and drank only water.  The benefits to her health were immediate, but she found the taste boring and she invented "hint."   Starting and growing the business was not easy, she chronicles the story, and some of the other challenges life has put in her path, in her new book "Undaunted."    Today she and Spartan Race founder and CEO Joe De Sena talk about the food business and her journey.   This episode of Spartan Up! Is brought to you by GONEROGUESNACKS.COM - use code SPARTAN25 for a discount    FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Host: Joe De Sena  Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye will be back soon, we miss them! © 2020 Spartan

Did they Get This Wrong About COVID?/ Joe De Sena & Ivor Cummins

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2020 45:10

Biochemical Engineer and Complex Problem Solving Specialist Ivor Cummins talks about the conclusions he's come to based on Covid data. At Spartan, we do the hard things. Today that means tackling a difficult conversation. Joe De Sena invited Ivor to share his information with you. Please, listen all the way through, give it some thought, and then let us know what he got right, and what he got wrong. Two things we can ALL agree on - we need to have open discussion and review of the data, and we should all be getting exercise, eating healthy, and getting outside.   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! © 2020 Spartan  

There's No One to Save You, How to Prepare for an Expedition/ ENDURANCE

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2020 22:05

Ben Friberg, extreme endurance paddler talks with Johnny Waite, of Spartan Up Podcast, about how to prepare for the really big, self-supported, expedition-style adventures where you will be truly on your own. An example is Ben's dream crossing - the Bering Strait from Siberia to Alaska, alone on a stand-up paddleboard. Ben Stresses the importance of preparation - doing your research, knowing your gear and your body, and considering how to handle absolute worst-case scenarios, including injuries. He reminds us that when you have enough moving parts to a plan, you have to know that something is going to go wrong! JOhnny'ss favorite part is when Ben talks about the potential beauty of a Painted Corner (when you get yourself in a situation where you have eliminated all other options) and the spiritual epiphany that led to him composing a song by that title.   #1 - How Ben uncovers every stone (e.g., analyzing weather patterns, talking to locals, reading books on the terrain he’s going to traverse) to prepare for a self-supported paddle expedition   #2 - How navigating class-5 rapids equipped Ben for a career in self-supported adventures   #3 - Why crossing the Bering Strait is Ben’s “white whale” of self-supported paddle expeditions.   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by TrueForm Runner.  Save 10% with the code ‘Spartan 10’ at TrueFormRunner.com/Spartan.   SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Hosts: Johnny Waite Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2020 Spartan

Pain is Easy to Forget / LA RUTA

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2020 20:44

Pain is easy to forget, says Louise Kobin, 4x La Ruta race winner.  In this episode, our first in the La Ruta series, Louise introduces the listener to the 3-day, cross-country mountain bike race known as La Ruta.  In this episode, you’ll learn about Louise’s first La Ruta race, specifically...   -A deep dive of the 3-day race and the challenges presented throughout -Lousie’s mindset after she fell behind by 20 minutes on day two, yet still managed to pull-out a victory -How every rider falls off the bike a few times during the race, and how to persevere across the jungles of Costa Rica -How to view fear in the physical sense (i.e., crashing down a hill) and emotionally (i.e., fear of getting tired)   Please enjoy!   SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by TrueForm Runner.  Save 10% with the code ‘Spartan 10’ at TrueFormRunner.com/Spartan.   SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pYBkk1T684YQg7CmoaAZt FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   CREDITS: Producer: Ryan Warner Host: Roy Wallack Sr Producer: Marion Abrams   © 2020 Spartan

You Should Be Breathing Through Your Nose! Journalist James Nestor Explains

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 35:48

James Nestor, author of the hugely popular book "Breath" explains his deep research. Should you be breathing through your nose?  The answer is YES!  Today on the Spartan Up podcast,   He tells Spartan Founder & CEO Joe De Sena how breathing affects your performance. He also explains the history, the science, and some simple steps you can take to improve your breathing. As Nestor says “If you stick with this, the benefits are profound, you will most likely gain performance, you'll be able to recover more quickly, you'll be able to work out at the same level with the lower heart rate, so you'll be able to push it even more. And they've done this with cyclists, with rowers with ultra marathoners, with so many other people.” 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! © 2020 Spartan

How Losing a Loved-one Motivated Gabe Dean's Return to the Mat / COMBAT

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2020 26:04

Spartan Combat athlete Gabe Dean (@DabeGean) discusses his comeback to the mat, and how the passing of a family member helped motivate his return.   Gabe Dean is an assistant wrestling coach at Cornell - one of the top wrestling programs in the country - and was a 2x NCAA Champion for the Big Red.  Gabe recently returned to competition, and that’s the focus of our conversation today. Please Enjoy!   Find out more at https://spartancombat.com/   SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay   FOLLOW US: Spartan Combat: https://www.instagram.com/spartancombat/ Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod   © 2020 Spartan  

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