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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 on a mission to find the secrets to success in all aspects of life. Not only does Joe interview epic people, he has brought together an amazing panel to break down and analyze every aspect of these interviews. We give you the ultimate blueprint and action steps to assimilating these powerful conversations into your own life.

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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 on a mission to find the secrets to success in all aspects of life. Not only does Joe interview epic people, he has brought together an amazing panel to break down and analyze every aspect of these interviews. We give you the ultimate blueprint and action steps to assimilating these powerful conversations into your own life.

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By ChaplainCandidate - May 28 2020
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Great info and diverse perspectives. JOE get on top of the audio mishaps please! The audio fluctuates and can be inconsistent.

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By LOWEcamotion - Apr 24 2019
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Very informative; love the content

iTunes Ratings

740 Ratings
Average Ratings
668
42
10
6
14

Spartan tips!

By ChaplainCandidate - May 28 2020
Read more
Great info and diverse perspectives. JOE get on top of the audio mishaps please! The audio fluctuates and can be inconsistent.

3 thumbs up

By LOWEcamotion - Apr 24 2019
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Very informative; love the content
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Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind!

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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 on a mission to find the secrets to success in all aspects of life. Not only does Joe interview epic people, he has brought together an amazing panel to break down and analyze every aspect of these interviews. We give you the ultimate blueprint and action steps to assimilating these powerful conversations into your own life.

Rank #1: 192: Luis Escobar | A Running Life

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Luis Escobar has made a life around distance running. He has run with the Tarahumara who run as a way of life and with homeless people using running to get “back on their feet.” If his name sounds familiar, he’s also the ultrarunning photographer featured in Born to Run, by Chris McDougall. In this episode we ask him what it is about ultra running that draws him, about his trip to Copper Canyon, Mexico, about the Tarahumara, and about the obstacles we all face in life.

Lessons: 1. Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
 2. When it feels like it’s over and you get up and keep moving, that’s when the magic happens.
 3. People who still live steeped in tradition and culture and who don’t espouse material values are not poor. They often live a rich life. 


Links: Back on My Feet https://www.backonmyfeet.org/ All We Do Is Run http://www.allwedoisrun.com/ Luis Escobar on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/luis_escobar/

This episode is brought to you by FOUR SIGMATIC. Join the mushroom coffee revolution and save 15% using promo code SPARTAN http://foursigmatic.com/spartan

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

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.

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

Synopsis – Matt Baatz

© 2018 Spartan

Apr 24 2018

23mins

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Rank #2: 114: Col. Fellinger | Key Principles of Mental Resilience

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With a military career spanning 26 years, retired Col. Fellinger has become a model of resilience and fitness. He asks that you bring him the hardest problems you have because he lives to overcome them. As he explains, it’s a process and one that can be practiced but not necessarily mastered. After all, if you’re not at least a little off balance, how are you challenging yourself and growing stronger? Joe and he discuss the most vital element to fitness--building mental strength through motivation, risk taking, mental agility and mental resilience. Lessons:     1.    Remember the French Paratrooper’s Prayer (to paraphrase): Give me Lord what others don’t want, uncertainty, doubt, torment and battle, but also the courage, the  energy and spirit to face them.     2.    To stay motivated take the first step and you will soon create irreversible momentum, inertia that will take on a life of it’s own.     3.    Build mental resilience through facing challenges you didn’t anticipate and generalizing the resultant confidence throughout your life.

Oct 25 2016

25mins

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Rank #3: 185: Marla Sweeney and Amelia Boone teach you to crush your excuses

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At age 70 she tried her first Spartan Race. At seventy two years old, 16.7 miles, five thousand feet of climbing at nearly two miles above sea level, she crossed the Lake Tahoe Spartan Race Championship finish line. For Marla Sweeney, this was the twenty third time in almost as many months of crossing that line. She started this endeavor while still managing pain from a head on car accident. Is that inspiring enough for you? Marla doesn’t consider herself special and will crush all your excuses. We celebrate her and all other strong women on International Women’s Day on March 8th!

Lessons: 1. Compartmentalize. Find a way to break down big goals in tiny ones and tick them off one by one. Repeat.
 2. There’s always a way to adapt but you won’t find it sitting down.
 3. Get your whole family involved. You’ll strengthen bonds and have a support system. 


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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

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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.

Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye AND guest host this week Amelia Boone

Synopsis – Matt Baatz

© 2018 Spartan

Mar 06 2018

34mins

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Rank #4: 075: Dandapani | This Monk’s Success Secret

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What could Dandapani, a Hindu monk turned adviser to entrepreneurs, have to offer to a world seemingly far removed from the monastic life? Plenty it turns out. Through his practice he has come to personify the calm in the midst of the storm, and if there is one way of being that would be a boon in the tumultuous climate of the business world, this would have to be it. Calm reflection is the key to creating positive habits of the mind and Dandapani has mastered this in his many years of practice. He has built a solid foundation of wisdom which he will touch on in this week’s podcast.Lessons:    1.    Motivation requires a lot of energy, therefore it is important to let go of the things that drain your energy including negative media, tv, toxic friends and sometimes even family.    2.    One of the greatest gifts you can provide yourself is taking a few moments each day to clarify your direction in life; once you do that, you can overcome almost every obstacle.    3.    Use positive affirmations to shape and change your mind in order to attract good things into your life.

Feb 02 2016

32mins

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Rank #5: 209: Joe and Jason Treu | What is REALLY holding you back?

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Find out why Joe De Sena calls this executive coach, the Human Whisperer. Jason helps people to gain self-awareness, to discover blind spots and identify past traumas that are hindering that leap from being a 1 billion dollar company to a 5 billion dollar company. What simple adjustments can you make in your life and in your corporations to stop living in peaks and valleys? Here are some “recipes and anecdotes to avoid rock bottom,” and realize your true potential.

LESSONS:

Ask others to rate your relationships with them on a scale from 1-10 Note your external vs. internal scoreboard Listening is as important as being heard Try talking last in a meeting Share, open up and interact with people Trace back to time you didn’t feel “enough,” understand it. Ask yourself, when your doing anything, why you’re doing it? Get to “emotional core,” stop hiding, ask questions The only bad workout is the one you don’t do Take a leap of faith in your life

This episode of “Spartan Up!” is sponsored by Athletic Greens. Get 20 travel packs free when you order at https://athleticgreens.com/spartan

TIME STAMPS:

0:00 Hosts intro

1:25 Interview begins

3:00 how to go from millions to billions

3:45 what do you do at rock bottom

4:45 how to be vulnerable as a CEO

6:20 phases of being broken as part of life

8:30 sustaining new patterns

9:45 how do you shift a paradigm

10:30 breaking bad eating habit patterns

16:00 recipes and anecdotes to avoid rock bottom

18:00 why Joe does burpees

23:20 Sefra, Johnny, Col. Nye and Joe De Sena

LINKS:

More about Jason https://jasontreu.com/

His Book https://www.amazon.com/Social-Wealth-Extraordinary-Relationships-Transforming-ebook/dp/B00N9CA1QY)

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

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.

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

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

© 2018 Spartan

Aug 21 2018

29mins

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Rank #6: Dan Gable: I Needed That Loss // SPARTAN COMBAT ep 004

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Dan Gable is the most popular American wrestler of all time. As a wrestler, he was undefeated through high school and college before losing his last collegiate match. He rebounded to win a world title in 1971 and the Olympics in 1972 without surrendering a single point. He was the head coach at the University of Iowa for 21 years and during that time, won 21 straight Big 10 titles and 15 NCAA titles. In this episode we focus on Gable’s loss to Larry Owings and how that shaped and molded the rest of his career. 

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

May 09 2020

21mins

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Rank #7: 246: Kelly Leveque | Be Well By Kelly and the Fab 4

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Kelly is a self made wellness guru, founder of Be Well by Kelly, who based her premise on a simple concept - design your plate with the fab four: protein, healthy fats, fiber and leafy greens. See how she took what started as a side hustle between her day job to becoming one of the most recognized nutritionists to the superstars. Learn what your cravings are really telling you and a bit of science behind what will make you “Be Well” & Spartan strong. Bonus is Courtney De Sena joins our “fab four” crew this week as the guest host!

LESSONS Cleanse the extra clutter in your life - work to minimize your “stuff” Learn the science of health to be self motivated It takes knowledge to make wellness a lifestyle Design your plate to have protein, fiber, healthy fats & leafy greens If your passionate about something- start a side hustle! Push forward every single day Work out hard & meditating are modalities for relaxation

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

LINKS Be Well By Kelly https://bewellbykelly.com/ Kelly’s newest book “Body Love Every Day: Choose Your Life-Changing 21-Day Path to Food Freedom (The Body Love Series)” https://www.amazon.com/Body-Love-Every-Kelly-LeVeque/dp/0062870807

TIME STAMPS 0:00 Joe De Sena, Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Guest Host COURTNEY DE SENA ! Introduce this week’s episode 1:33 Tiger Balm Active intro 1:58 Interview with Kelly begins with her upbringing 3:30 Learning to be resilient 4:30 A large family & learning the hustle 6:30 The lightness of minimalism 8:00 Learning the science to self motivate 9:00 Tiger Balm Active Break www.tigerbalm.com/us 12:00 Be Well By Kelly- starting it as a side hustle 13:30 A unique way of getting a book deal 15:00 What cravings really are 16:30 designing your plate with the fab four 18:30 get rid of the sugar 22:20 The panel with guest host COURTNEY DE SENA discuss Kelly’s tips. 27:00 Tiger Balm Active close

SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay

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. Hosts: Joe De Sena, Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Guest Host COURTNEY DE SENA ! Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

May 07 2019

27mins

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Rank #8: 184: Steve Lulek wilderness survival instructor and guide

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Want to find your purpose? Go outside! That’s the sage advice from Steve Lulek, wilderness survival expert and adventure guide. Are we meant to live the bulk of our lives cloistered in cubicles, driving in steel boxes and staring at screens? How can we reverse these cultural norms in order to reconnect to the outdoors and ourselves in the process? This week Joe and Steve explore our true natures.  Lessons: 1. When you find who you are, it’s easy to let go of the things that don’t fit.
 2. Reframe adverse outdoor conditions into something to enhance the adventure.  There’s no excuse not to go outside.
 3. Feel overwhelmed? Sit silent in nature and observe to reground yourself. 

Links: Green Mountain Rock Climbing http://www.vermontadventuretours.com/ This episode is brought to you by FOUR SIGMATIC.  Join the mushroom coffee revolution and save 15% using promo code SPARTAN www.foursigmatic.com/spartan

SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay

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. Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye. Synopsis – Matt Baatz © 2018 Spartan

Feb 27 2018

25mins

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Rank #9: 191: Mark Rampolla | Coconuts, Fear and Entrepreneurship

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What’s the connection between Mark Rampolla, Joe De Sena & Coconut water? It begins with dysentery, giardia and an ultra race in Fiji. Joe experienced all three and coconut water saved him.  Mark Rampolla, founder of Zico, was introduced to coconut water in the Peace Corps and Coconut water changed his life too when he decided it would be the vehicle for his next chapter in life.  Why coconut water? In this episode hear how he found his true north, stayed the course, and about the natural power of coconut water. Is it possible to create a life that includes great family, a successful business and a positive impact on the world? Let us know what you think after this episode.What’s the connection between Mark Rampolla, Joe De Sena & Coconut water? It begins with dysentery, giardia and an ultra race in Fiji. Joe experienced all three and coconut water saved him.  Mark Rampolla, founder of Zico, was introduced to coconut water in the Peace Corps and Coconut water changed his life too when he decided it would be the vehicle for his next chapter in life.  Why coconut water? In this episode hear how he found his true north, stayed the course, and about the natural power of coconut water. Is it possible to create a life that includes great family, a successful business and a positive impact on the world? Let us know what you think after this episode.

Lessons:

1. If you’re doing something you love, making a positive impact on the world and meeting your definition of success, then you a win.


2. Burn your ships: when you’re doing something big, don’t allow a way to back out.

3. To overcome fear write your limiting beliefs down then refute them one by one.


Links: Mark Rampolla & PowerPlant Ventures http://powerplantvc.com/about/mark-rampolla/“High-Hanging Fruit” by Mark Rampolla https://www.amazon.com/High-Hanging-Fruit-Build-Something-Great/dp/0399562125Zico http://zico.com/get-to-know-us/

This episode is brought to you by AfterShokz open-ear headphones. Visithttp://spartan.aftershokz.com/ for $30 off a wireless pair. 

SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay

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. Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, and Col. Tim Nye. Synopsis – Matt Baatz © 2018 Spartan

Apr 17 2018

29mins

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Rank #10: 234: Dr. Jeff Karp | Problem-Solving Skills from the Bio-Tech Industry

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

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

LINKS http://www.karplab.net/

This episode of Spartan Up is sponsored by Elevate Hemp. Elevate Hemp Extract Cream in both Heat and Cool Therapy options deliver muscle pain and relief as it targets your body's muscle and cannabinoid receptors. Elevate your Life! Get 15% off your purchase at checkout when you use code SPARTAN15 at https://elevatehemp.com/shop/

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

SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay

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

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Feb 12 2019

35mins

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Rank #11: 019: Mark Divine | How to Manage Your Mind

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Mark Divine opened SEAL Fit, a Navy SEAL preparation center, in response to the stark proposition candidates faced: Ninety percent will fail if left to their own devices. Fortunately Divine has the key for bolstering their mental toughness and dramatically increasing their odds for success. He took the same journey himself after upheaving a stable but miserable career as a CPA. What he found along the way defies stereotypes. According to Divine, philosophies similar to those of gentle spirits such as the Dalai Lama and Eckhart Tolle are a more effective way to grit than those of the average drill sergeant.Watch the video episode at http://spartanuppodcast.com    Lessons:1. The human spirit soars when it's challenged.2. Life is made up of the small choices you make from moment to moment, rarely the big ones.3. The essence of mental toughness is to notice when you unconsciously make the wrong choices.4. The most important lesson for mental toughness is to know your "why."Panel Notes:Joe Desena: He looks exactly like the Navy Seal in the movie Captain Phillips that helps take out the pirates. I  am not so sure it wasn't him. Great guy, great friend that was a Seal and wrote to talk about it, but not in a way that upsets the military. He writes to help all of us develop an unbeatable mind.Col. Nye: SEAL Fit Sauna. Always know your why.  Must be disciplined.  Inspirational fitness guru and bona fide hero.  Holistic view of fitness, body, mind and spirit.  He is there to teach resilience and toughness.Sefra Alexandra: “SealFit develops warriors of all walks of life in elite-level fitness, awareness, durability and longevity. We thrive on cultivating the “Kokoro” (warrior) spirit in our clients, helping them be unbeatable in life.”We as a culture have much to learn from the Navy SEALS and Special Operations/ veterans community at large in terms of physicality, strategy and endurance. My twin brother runs a similar venture- Tactivate - to bridge the gap between the skill sets of special operations x entrepreneurship.SEALFIT Values:Loyalty – to our family and our teamService – to others before selfHonor and integrity – in public as well as in privateLeadership and followership – we must be good at both to be effective at anythingResponsibility – we take it for both our actions and those of our teammatesDiscipline – the only easy day was yesterdayInnovation – adapt, improvise and overcomeJohnny Waite: This one is all about how to teach grit. A former Navy Seal, who now operates SealFit; he knows what it takes to develop physical and mental toughness.

Feb 17 2015

35mins

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Rank #12: Ben Greenfield & Joe De Sena | Your Body is a BATTERY

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Ben Greenfield is a longtime friend of the Spartan community and is one of the most well recognized and respected names in the health, fitness & nutrition sectors. On this episode of Spartan Up podcast Joe De Sena sits down with him at Spartan Media Fest by ATP Science in Tahoe. Ben “is a biohacker, human body and brain performance coach, ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, professional Spartan athlete, anti-aging consultant, speaker and author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and Life.”” They discuss his methodology “unschooling” his children with his wife, the great learning opportunities in building Fort Chipmunk, the latest science and trends in biohacking, and his daily routine and the core practices he incorporates. If you want to learn the science behind the trends you hear about - he is your guy! (also you get to see he & Joe kiss!).

LESSONS Be able to creatively adapt & create Find your passion & let free play emerge Model as a parent the tactics you want your kids to learn Learn how to soak, sprout & ferment your food properly to get optimal nutrition Expose your body to mild stressors to build strength Support the natural morning cortisol rise Understand your reactive verse productive work Your body is a battery: keep it charged! Grounding, earthing, light, heat, cold & hydration every day!

This episode is brought to you by www.TRUEFORMRUNNER.com

LINKS https://bengreenfieldfitness.com https://getkion.com

TIME STAMPS 0:00 Joe & Sefra welcome Ben back to the podcast 1:20 this episode brought to you by TRUEFORMRUNNER.com 1:45 Interview begins with a kiss 2:45 Building company, writing books & coaching others 3:20 Ft. Chipmunk & kids being homeschooled: experiential learning 5:30 Ability to pivot with skill sets 6:15 Unschooling curriculum: identify & support passions 7:35 Parenting: be a model and mentor for your kids 9:15 Socialization for homeschooled children 10:40 Traveling for work as an ancient male archetype 12:30 Biohacking update: “grinders & wet-wear” 13:20 Peptides & amino acid sequences 14:45 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM Break 16:25 Episode returns with lectins (plants defense mechanisms) 18:15 Learn proper food prep to gain full nutritional benefit 19:45 Benefits of foraging to make your gut stronger 20:45 Ben’s “perfect day” schedule: starting with breathing, gratitude & oil pulling 24:25 “Eating the frog” & when to do the hard workout in your day 26:00 Circadian rhythms in relation to eating, sleeping & family dinners 27:30 Supporting natural cortisol rise in the morning 28:15 Science of the sauna & cold plunge 29:35 Mammalian dive reflex, nerve tone & fight/ flight mechanisms 30:55 reactive verse productive work & a 20 minute nap 32:00 pure family time 33:15 Your body is a battery 34:30 Sefra & Joe discuss the download from Ben 40:30 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM close

SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay 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. Hosts: Joe De Sena & Sefra Alexandra Dr. Johnny Waite & Col. Nye are off on a biohacking expedition ! Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty © 2019 Spartan

Nov 19 2019

40mins

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Rank #13: 225: KWAME CHRISTIAN |The Art of Negotiation

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

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

LESSONS:

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

LINKS:

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

TIME STAMPS

1:40 FORTHEFITAID.COM

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

6:00 Tips and tricks for negotiating  

7:30 Negotiation practice - Sparring session

9:00 Compassionate curiosity

11:30 The role of ego in winning/ losing

11:48 FITAID Break

14:04 Interview continues :A negotiation step by step

17:32 Brainstorming to solve problems

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

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

SUBSCRIBE:

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

YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT

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

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.

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

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2018 Spartan

Dec 11 2018

32mins

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Rank #14: 125: Jon Levy | How to Live a More Adventurous Life

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Behavioral scientist & expert on adventure, Jon Levy knows what makes Spartans tick. He wrote a book about it, The 2AM Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure.  A big reason why people undertake challenges outside their comfort zone is to reach flow state, a zen like sense of timelessness, total absorption in an activity, and sense of mastery. The IKEA effect, loving an activity according to the amount of effort you invested in it, also explains how Spartans are made. But the real gift of adventure, Levy explains, is it’s transformative power. In this episode, Levy explains how to live a fun and exciting life and gain success in the process. Lessons:     1.    Say yes to experiences.     2.    Do something a little outside your comfort zone to help induce a state of flow.     3.    Take advantage of the winner effect by getting some easy victories and building momentum for larger challenges. CREDITS Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Tim Nye, Dr. Delle & David Deluca Synopsis – Matt Baatz © 2017 Spartan

Jan 10 2017

27mins

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Rank #15: 056: Tim Ferriss | Techniques for Better Life

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As one might expect from the author of the “Four Hour Work Week,” Tim Ferriss has a solid, well established routine. He awakes, meditates, exercises, journals, blocks off four hours for creative work, then frees himself for meetings and phone calls. This well balanced approach has taken him far.  When the inevitable drudging task comes around he slogs himself through it by building momentum with “Scooby snacks,” short, fun activities preceding the boring ones.  From the start of this interview it quickly becomes apparent that Ferris is a wellspring of great advice for anyone who is aiming to build a successful business or life.Lessons:    1.    Narrow things down to one or two things to focus on daily.    2.    Volunteer for great organizations then go the extra mile to stand out.     3.    Find a small but fast growing company to work for and observe the deal makers at work. Note the kind of questions they ask to get ahead. Example: “I know its impossible, but if there was a way to make it work, what would it be?”    4.    When things start going well in business, to maintain focus, separate the great opportunities from the potentially overwhelming number of good ones. Ask yourself, what it the one step that will make all the others irrelevant.

Sep 29 2015

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Rank #16: A Spartan's guide to facing crisis & COVID-19 - Be safe, strong & productive

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Advice from 20 EXPERTS in medicine, mindset, food, business and mindfulness. To the Spartan Community, globally we are facing an obstacle like never before and never has it been more important to remember and implement all the resiliency lessons we have learned over the five years of doing this podcast. In this special episode we check back in with experts across the fields of physical, mental and medical wellness to give you the best tools for your toolbox to accept and adapt to this challenge. The overarching message is to stay informed, but still stay productive! Do the projects you have been putting off, celebrate this time with family and loved ones, harness new skills like cooking at home or designing your own home workout routine. 

These experts have excellent advice that will give you great strategies to implement a healthy and productive response to this pandemic. Don’t be scared be prepared! And don’t forget to breathe! 

EXPERTS FEATURED ON THIS EPISODE: 

Dr. Paul Kilgore,(Quantitative-Health) Jonny Waite, Anthony Trucks (Identity Shift), Mike Bledsoe (The Strong Coach), Sarah Lipton (Genuine), Dr. Lara Pence (Chief Mind Doc & Licensed Clinical Psychologist), Katie Jones (Food Heroes Podcast),Joe Polish (Genius Network), Ben Greenfield, Dr Danielle Roberts,MD, Dr. Jen Welter (First female NFL coach), Brian Johnson (Optimize), Sefra Alexandra, Anders Varner (Barbell Shrugged), Zach Even-Esh, Shana Lee (The Soul Frequency), Laura Gassner Otting (limitless), and Charlie Engle. 

Obstacle immunity is a credo of this community and together we will adapt and overcome! Help each other, protect yourself and Wash Those Hands! 

Thank you for listening, to Charlotte Miles for recording a message from Joe desena in Sparta Greece and to Carrie from Yaya podcasting for help with the edit. Thank you also to the experts whose tips we were not able to get into this episode and to all of you for listening and doing your part.  Let us know what you think, should we do more episodes like this? We’re easy to find on twitter @SpartanUpPod and instagram at @SpartanUpPodcast

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Field Recording - Charlotte Miles

Additional Audio Editing - Carrie from YaYa Podcasting

Host: Joe De Sena, Colonel Nye, Dr. Johnny Waite & Sefra Alexandra are doing immunity burpees & washing their hands :)   

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2020 Spartan

Mar 13 2020

45mins

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Rank #17: Define Your Ethos // SPARTAN COMBAT ep 001

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Learn how to build and define your personal philosophy with the Iron Cowboy, James Lawrence. James completed 50 Ironman distance races in 50 states in 50 days.  As a kid, James wrestled throughout high school and into college before embarking on a life as a world-renowned ultra-distance athlete.  

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

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© 2020 Spartan

Apr 18 2020

37mins

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Rank #18: 213: Samurai is service - Claudio Alessi and the Martial Arts Mindset

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What does it take to mentally conquer any challenge? This week Claudio Alessi, a man with a seemingly endless list of championships and achievements, tells Joe that all of it boils down to service.  Joe Desena talk with the Swiss Ski team’s team mental coach who has over 50 years of martial arts training and is a 7 time world champion - he even won the Arm Wrestling World Cup in 1996. The principles and tactics he’s learned he adapted to create mental and biomechanics martial arts training for people with disabilities to conquer their goals. If you want results you need to balance your mental and physical and most importantly have passion! And whatever your goal - just start NOW.

LESSONS:

  • Balance the mental and physical aspects of your life
  • You must have passion to have results
  • Align your mentality with your challenge
  • It’s all about perseverance, KEEP GOING!
  • Set a target and go for it, then surpass it
  • If you believe in yourself, it’s all possible
  • If you have an objective, start NOW
  • Do something bigger than you
  • Give without expecting anything back
  • Become one with the elements of the earth to be strong: move with them

Teeter has a special offer just for our listeners. Get the Teeter with bonus accessories and a FREE pair of Gravity Boots by going to https://teeter.com/spartan/

TIME STAMPS:

0:00 Intro: listen overcome the obstacles of your mind!

0:18 Johnny Waite, Col. Nye, Sefra the Seed Huntress and Joe Desena introduce this week’s guest

2:00 Martial arts as a balance between the mental and the physical

3:00 How to teach people with handicaps to use martial art skills in everyday function

5:20 How to conquer any challenge

6:00 How to put your mentality to the race

7:45 Advice from the mental coach of the Swiss Olympic Ski Team

8:12 Teeter Break

10:47 More of the interview with Claudio Alessi

11:00 What it takes to persevere

12:35 Believe and it is possible

13:50 Becoming part of nature and the elements

14:30 Synchronize with the earth to be strong

18:48 Johnny Waite, Col. Nye, Sefra the Seed Huntress and Joe Desena discuss the interview

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

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

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2018 Spartan

Sep 18 2018

24mins

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Rank #19: 071: Chris Kresser | The Most Important Thing

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No one should ever wish tragedy into their own or other’s lives, but it has the potential to lead to some incredibly beneficial life changes. Chris Kresser transformed a decade long struggle with a rare chronic disease into something that benefits society. He was able to restore himself to health and is now doing the same for others. His main piece of advice, “eat real food,” is deceptively simple until you look at the food trends in American culture and realize that the majority of the people the majority of the time are doing no such thing. It may be the single most important thing you can do for your well being. Kresser explains why.Lessons:    1.    To stay focused, create a pointed mission in life; do everything that delivers you towards that mission, eliminate those things that don’t.    2.    In order to accomplish your goals, you have to be a whole person: if you don’t optimize your physical and mental well being, then you’re not much help to others.    3.    Eat real food. Maximize nutrient dense whole foods and minimize those that come from a box, bag or can or use sugar, white flour or seed oils.

Jan 05 2016

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Rank #20: 155: It’s All About Your Desires says Angel List Founder Naval Ravikant

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www.spartan.com/155 It all boils down to desire. Is it possible to tame your monkey mind ever distracted by desires and pleasures that only soothe you in the short term? Naval Ravikant, the founder of Angel List, says to reach a true sense of happiness, it is not only possible but necessary.  Ravikant explains how to find your true calling and why doing so gifs you the upper hand in any business or personal venture. You become unbeatable. Success may involve years of hard work, but paradoxically, not much struggle. Instead it’s about a quest for flow. How can we tap into that flow? Ravikant will show you how.  

Lessons:

1. If you want to be the best, you need to pick one thing to be the best at. 2. The ones who succeed are the ones who are irrationally passionate about what they’re doing.
 3. Happiness is the sense that nothing is missing in this moment. 


Link: AngelList https://angel.co/ Naval on Twitter https://twitter.com/naval Naval on Tim Ferriss https://tim.blog/2015/08/18/the-evolutionary-angel-naval-ravikant/

CREDITS Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Tim Nye, & Dr. Delle Synopsis – Matt Baatz © 2017 Spartan

Aug 08 2017

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Busting stereotypes and Running Ultras with The Mirnavator!

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What does an Ultra Runner look like? Sometimes it looks like Mirna Valerio! Mirna, “The Mirnavator,” is busting expectations and stereotypes and she’s on a mission to make trail running, fitness and the outdoors accessible to all. She and Joe De Sena talk about some of the challenges and rewards of being an unconventional runner.  “I feel my most human out on the trails.” New to trail running?  She shares her 6 key tips to getting the most out of the sport. 

Mirna says  “I’m not out here to win sh*t, I’m out here to be on trails and show people that …  if you have a body like mine you can be on trails too!” Nature, fitness, Spartan races and trail running are for everyone. Have you thought about what you can do to help us on our mission to rip 100million people off the couch?  Are you welcoming new and different athletes to our sport? Forget the excuses, don’t be afraid to fail and just get out there - and inspire others to join you! 

LESSONS

  1. Live an enthusiastic life 
  2. Find the greatness in yourself 
  3. Embrace the joy of the trails 
  4. The trails are made for all body types 
  5. Bring joy to others 
  6. Forget excuses
  7. Inspire others 
  8. Don’t depend on motivation 
  9. Start wherever you are 
  10. Give yourself grace, time and be patient! 
  11. Do not be afraid to fall 
  12. Get a really good pair of trail shoes 
  13. Work on your core & lateral & leg strength 
  14. Go on the trails with a sense of adventure! 

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Wild Alaskan Company. With wild-caught and sustainable seafood delivered right to your door, it's never been easier to access the best seafood that Alaska and the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Go to https://wildalaskancompany.com and enter promo code SPARTAN on checkout to save $25 off your first order.

LINKS

https://themirnavator.com/

https://www.spartan.com/en/trail

TIME STAMPS 

0:45 Sefra Alexandra introduces the “Mirnavator” 

1:30 Wildalaskancompany.com special offer

2:30 Moving to the great state of Vermont 

4:30 “Slow As F*ck”

6:30 The “ZoomPocalypse” 

8:00 Growing up in a strong community in Brooklyn 

9:30 Starting her running “journey” 

11:00 Finding the greatness in yourself 

12:00 The joy of being out on the trails 

13:00 Food as fuel 

14:00 The trails are made for all body types 

15:00 Forget your excuses- get out there! 

16:00 Inspiring others 

18:20 Wildalaskancompany.com break 

20:00 “A Beautiful Work in Progress” 

22:00 Starting wherever you are 

24:00 Getting injured and pivoting 

27:30 Trail Running tips 101 !

30:00 Adventures in the Copper Canyon 

32:00 Tracking her son 

35:45 Sefra the Seed Huntress reflects on this awesome episode

37:30 Wildalaskancompany.com close 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena & Sefra Alexandra. Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are out on the trails! 

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2020 Spartan

Jul 08 2020

38mins

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How to Improve Your Mental Climate //SPARTAN COMBAT ep 010

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Mark Schwab is the former wrestling coach for the Big 10 power Minnesota Gopher wrestling team.  In this episode, Mark talks about having a ‘healthy mental climate’ and how to achieve that. Enjoy folks!

Really enjoyed this one. Hope you do as well.

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

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Jul 04 2020

54mins

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How to set and Achieve Audacious Goals with Unbreakable Leadership’s Tyler Jack Harris & Joe De Sena

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Tyler Jack Harris set an insane goal, to sell almost three times the number of policies a great salesperson would in a year. Then he did it, for three years straight. When 7 miles was the longest distance he had ever run, he took on two ultramarathons in one week. He completed both. He sets audacious goals and achieves them. WHY? Because he said he would. In this interview, he shares his ultimate sales technique ( which happens to be a form of respect) and his goal attacking process. He sets a goal, simplifies his target, creates an action plan, and goes forth full speed, trampling over any excuse to accomplish the task. It’s your choice, he says, honor excuses or honor your word. Be in service to others Spartans & get it done!

This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by Wild Alaskan Company. With wild-caught and sustainable seafood delivered right to your door, it's never been easier to access the best seafood that Alaska and the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Go to https://wildalaskancompany.com and enter promo code SPARTAN on checkout to save $25 off your first order.

LESSONS

Seek discomfort & the world will deliver pleasure

A safety net is the most dangerous thing you have

You find out what your capable of when there isn't a plan b

It’s your choice to honor excuses or honor your word

To be unbreakable you have to be broken

Your mental capabilities may surpass your physical

Pain is a teacher

Narrow your focus for success

Understand the people you are serving

Set audacious goals & complete them

Make a plan for recovery after accomplishment

Have a team around you

It’s all about offense, defense & strategics

Have an action list

Simplify

Define & honor your story

Have integrity

LINKS

https://www.unbreakableleadership.com/

https://tylerjackharris.com/

Spartan Resilience Academy - SRA be.spartan.com/resilient

TIME STAMPS

0:00 Joe De Sena Introduces the episode

1:30 Wild Alaskan Company

2:45 Interview with Tyler Jack Harris begins: Seeking discomfort

4:30 Dangers of a safety net

5:40 Eliminating options of success

6:30 Unbreakable leadership

8:00 Uncomfortable with being comfortable

10:00 Exposing kids to adversity

12:00 Pain as a teacher

13:20 Wild Alaskan Company info

15:25 Narrowing your focus

16:30 Understanding the people you are serving

18:15 Setting audacious goals

20:25 Ramifications of self-talk

25:05 Declaring identity

26:00 Planning for recovery

27:00 Having a team & an action plan

28:00 Simplifying & creating an action list

29:00 Get moving & it gets better

32:40 Joe De Sena tells us what he learned from Tyler Jack Harris

34:15 Joe De Sena introduces you to Spartan Resilience Academy

35:20 Wild Alaskan Company

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena.

Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are still social distancing :)

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2020 Spartan

Jul 01 2020

35mins

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The 10k Hour Rule //SPARTAN COMBAT ep 009

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Phil Davis is the former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion and is currently fighting out of San Diego.  In this episode we talk about Phil’s background in wrestling, where he won an NCAA title for Penn State, as well as his transition to MMA.  My favorite part of this episode is when Phil talks about the 10k rule and how he applied it to his MMA training. 

Really enjoyed this one. Hope you do as well.

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

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© 2020 Spartan

Jun 27 2020

1hr 11mins

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Back from Death C.T. Fletcher Tells Joe De Sena to Live!

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6x Powerlifting champion C.T. Fletcher is the original Iron Addict - invincible - indestructible - unbreakable. The tough-talking, weight lifting inspiration to an entire generation has flatlines not once but five times and come back from death’s door to tell us about it. When a heart attack knocked him to the ground, he thought it was lights out for good. The sheer will mirrored to him by his son and his unfaltering mantra of DON’T BREAK brought him back from the brink. People looked up to him and he would never let them down. Appreciate every day and every breath!

LESSONS

Going through difficult times can make you resilient The WILL to live is vital Appreciate every second Breathing should not be taken for granted Waking up in the morning is a gift Have an attitude of gratitude Don’t Break It’s not about you Don’t waste one second of life

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 injection site. You can see full prescribing information at DUROLANE.com.

LINKS Episode one “Don’t Break” with CT Fletcher and Logan Aldrich https://youtu.be/fhyy-DI68k0

CT Fletcher’s Website https://ctfletcher.com

Q&A with CT Fletcher - https://life.spartan.com/post/ct-flet...

GET SPROUTING: To buy a Spartan Up! Sprout Kit go to https://www.trueleafmarket.com/pages/... And use the code SPARTAN10 at check out to save 10%!

TIME STAMPS

2:00 DUROLANE intro

3:30 Facing tough obstacles in life

5:00 A difficult childhood

7:30 Dealing with heart disease

10:30 The baddest man alive

11:45 Getting broken down

12:45 Becoming mortal

7:25 The will to live

20:45 GET SPROUTING with the Seed Huntress

21:20 DUROLANE break

22:45 Gratitude for the gift of life

25:20 Waiting for a transplant

28:00 Stickin around for a new heart

31:25 Not BREAKING

36:15 It’s not about me

38:45 Joe’s fired up

40:00 GET YOUR SPROUTS:

41:30 DUROLANE close

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CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena + Sefra Alexandra. Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are still social distancing. Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty © 2020 Spartan

Jun 23 2020

41mins

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Alaskan Fishing Boat to UFC Hall of Famer//SPARTAN COMBAT ep 008

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Clay Guida is a UFC fighter with wins over Nate Diaz, Anthony Petis and RDA. He’s the former Strikeforce World Champion and is set to fight in his 30th UFC fight this weekend. 

What really stood out to me was just how crazy Clay’s path to UFC stardom was.  As they say, life only makes sense looking backwards and that’s definitely the case here.  

Really enjoyed this one. Hope you do as well.

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

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© 2020 Spartan

Jun 20 2020

58mins

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The Single Best Way to Improve Your Nutrition - Sprouts / Doug Evans & Joe De Sena

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Spartans, there are many challenges in this world that don’t have a clear solution, this one does! The importance of food security and good nutrition has never been more obvious than in the last few months. Local access to healthy food can come from a lack of land access or resources. Sprouting seeds solves all of these problems! Seeds are inexpensive and with a simple jar and some water, wherever you live, in less than 4 days you can sprout some of the highest density, bioavailable nutrients there are! Everything that you put into your body is a choice. Raise your standards around what you eat and you will perform at a higher level than you have known. The seeds want to come alive and so do you! It’s time to Sproutin’ Up Sproutans!

Doug Evans tells Joe De Sena how took responsibility for his own life, how he got off the fat, sugar, salt addiction, and finally how he became a guru of sprouting and how you can bring this powerful nutrition into your own life!

LESSONS Sprouting is easy! Sprouts are the ultimate “superfood” Sprouting is affordable + accessible Sprouting increases nutrient bioavailability Eat local, nutritionally dense food Seeds want to come alive Eat sprouts daily What you put into your body is a choice

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 injection site. You can see full prescribing information at DUROLANE.com.

LINKS To purchase Doug Evans “The Sprout Book,” and buy a Spartan Up! Sprout Kit go to https://www.trueleafmarket.com/pages/spartan-podcast And use the code SPARTAN10 at check out to save 10%!

True Leaf Market offers a huge selection of non-gmo, heirloom and organic seeds since 1974. In addition to vegetable, herb and flower seed, you can find specialty seeds like grains, microgreens seeds, sprouting seeds and growing starter kits of all kinds. *OFFER GOOD THROUGH 6/30/20

To learn more about seed conservation & Sefra Alexandra’s endurance race expeditions as the Seed Huntress: www.seedhuntress.com

TIME STAMPS 1:00 The Seed Huntress introduces this “seedy” episode 1:30 DUROLANE 3:00 Joining the 82nd Airborne Division 6:30 Finding his “Karate Kid” mentor 8:00 Addicted to fat, sugar + salt 9:30 Switching to a plant-based diet 11:00 Organic Avenue + Juicero start-ups 13:45 Living in a food “desert” 14:15 Welcome to SPROUTING 15:00 Bringing sprouting to the mainstream 16:45 Nutritional value of sprouts 17:45 Spartan sprouts! 18:45 Nutritionally dense, local food 19:20 Spartans, you can sprout anywhere! 20:15 Tools for sprouting 21:45 HOW to sprout 22:15 What happens nutritionally when you sprout? 23:30 Sprouting is easy ! 23:45 Visit www.seedhuntress.com to start sprouting! 24:00 DUROLANE Break 25:30 Universal truth: vegetables are good for you 27:00 Adding sprouts to everything 28:45 The vast genius and ingenuity of nature 30:15 Affordability of sprouts 32:30 The Sprout Book 34:30 Medicinal properties of sprouts 36:45 Eating to train 37:15 Raising your standards 39:00 Your gut microbiome 41:30 How to make the transition 44:00 Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress expresses her joy ;} ! 47:50 DUROLANE

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CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena + Sefra Alexandra. Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are currently sprouting. Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2020 Spartan

Jun 15 2020

48mins

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Taking Your Opponent to Deep Waters //SPARTAN COMBAT ep 007

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Forrest Molinari is a 2x member of Team USA for our women’s wrestling team.  She’s vying for a spot on the 2021 Olympic Team. She was fifth at both the 2018 and 2019 World Championships. She was also the 2019 and 2020 US Open champion. Originally based out of California, Forrest attended King University (Tennessee) and was living in Iowa City Iowa at the time of this recording.  Enjoy it folks!

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

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Jun 13 2020

54mins

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Courageous Conversations: How to Talk About Race with Kwame Christian and Dr. Lara Pence

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A 3 step framework. In life, there are countless opportunities to have hard conversations. Whether we are confronting a friend who is struggling with unhealthy behaviors, giving a review to someone at work who hasn’t been meeting their benchmarks, or talking to family members about certain high-octane issues, we are never at a loss to engage in a conversation that requires courage. Today our own Dr. Lara Pence talks with Kwame Christan, the Director of the American Negotiation Institute, about his framework for how to have hard conversations. His three-step method will provide you with incredible tools that will equip you with greater courage and confidence in beginning these hard conversations about race, conflict and the importance of getting to the other side of difficult conversations. Right now, racial injustice and the topic of race in general is at the forefront of many discussions. Many are opting in, attempting to navigate their own experience while listening to the community at large. Others are opting out, unsure of what to say, stuck in analysis paralysis, and hesitant to contribute. The truth is, it’s easy to opt out. But we are Spartans. We opt in when it’s difficult. We move towards obstacles. We call in challenges. And this is no different. But it’s helpful to have some tools to get us started.

LESSONS Turn passion into persuasion Have the tools to have the conversation Create connection Understand the Compassionate Curiosity Framework Find confidence in conflict Acknowledge + validate emotions Get curious with compassion Engage in joint problem solving Seek to understand Acknowledge your own emotions Learn to respond versus react Look at conflict as an opportunity

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 injection site. You can see full prescribing information at DUROLANE.com.

LINKS https://americannegotiationinstitute.com/ https://americannegotiationinstitute.com/justice/

TIME STAMPS 0:40 DUROLANE intro 3:00 The other side of difficult conversations 5:00 Where people are getting stuck 6:30 Tools to create connection + have a conversation 8:30 What’s holding us back 11:00 Where to start - The Compassionate Curiosity Framework 12:45 What you can do to create change 14:30 Seeking to understand 15:00 DUROLANE Break 17:00 Moral licensing 20:45 Intent as a guide in conversation 22:00 Calling people out verse calling them in 23:40 The vortex of shame 25:45 The need for people to be understood 27:19 Micro-negotiating 30:00 Addressing concepts with kids + teens 35:00 Tools to practice 38:00 DUROLANE Close

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CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Guest Host Dr. Lara Pence Joe De Sena, Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are currently social distancing. Synopsis – Dr. L & Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2020 Spartan

Jun 11 2020

39mins

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How Iranian Refugee Patrick Bet-David is building his own American Dream an interview with Joe De Sena

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Patrick was 10 when his family fled Iran as refugees, and now owns one of the biggest privately held insurance companies there is. Patrick Bet-David and Joe De Sena talk today about the value of working hard and making your own way. After a stint in the 101 Airborne, he began his search for the right opportunity. He employed the “Blue Ocean” strategy and created PHP one of the fastest-growing companies in the financial marketplace. He has also become a powerful motivational voice with his Valuetainment YouTube channel taking complex leadership, management, and entrepreneurial ideas and converting them into simple life lessons.

Toward the end of the interview, Bet-David shares his advice for getting through the current economic turmoil.

He gives Joe a preview of the guidance in his upcoming book “Your Next 5 Moves.”

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This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by DUROLANE, a single injection that may provide up to six months1 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.

LESSONS Don't live as a victim Plan your next five moves Identify not just a good idea, but the BEST ideas Lack of movement creates overthinking

LINKS https://yournextfivemoves.com/ https://www.patrickbetdavid.com

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CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena & Sefra Alexandra. Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are currently social distancing. Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2020 Spartan

Jun 03 2020

45mins

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Scientifically proven better sleep and less stress Andrew Huberman, PhD + Joe De Sena

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Andrew Huberman, PhD runs a neurobiology lab at Stanford University and talks today with Joe De Sena about the brain science behind many of our moods and behaviors. How can you trigger the chemical releases, naturally with behaviors, that will help you sleep better, control stress, and achieve more?  It turns out napping is great for memory, recovery, and health, that a simple breathing technique can immediately reduce stress, and dopamine can help you achieve your goals.  Dive into what your brain chemicals are actually doing and how to control your internal reward mechanisms. This episode is full of invaluable tips! 

LESSONS

  1. Biology is a process not an event 
  2. Rest is what rewires your brain
  3. Napping makes you better 
  4. Slow wave sleep = deep recovery 
  5. Nervous system instructs the immune system 
  6. Behavior, diet + supplementation are key 
  7. Get sun in your eyes in the morning 
  8. Avoid bright lights at night 
  9. Exercise early in the day
  10. Learn what works best for you 
  11. understand internal reward mechanisms
  12. Learn how to toggle internal switches 
  13. Gratitude is a power tool of effort 
  14. Laughter is powerful medicine 
  15. View the horizon once a day

This episode is brought to you by Honey Stinger. Visit Honeystinger.com and use code: HSSPARTAN2020 to save 30% off.

LINKS

Instagram: @hubermanlab

http://www.hubermanlab.com

TIME STAMPS 

0:00 Sefra + Joe social distance intro this episode 

1:15 HONEYSTINGER.COM intro

2:30 Neuroscience of napping 

3:30 changing your brain & 3 types of rest 

5:00 Slow wave sleep + deep recovery 

6:00 Carwash for the brain 

7:20 How to sleep better 

8:20 Behvaior diet + supllemnation 

9:20 Setting biological timers 

11:40 why to avoid bright lights at night 

14:30 benefits of evening light 

16:20 patterns of 24 hour cycles 

17:20 how diet effects sleep 

19:20 Is melatonin good?

23:20 Fasting + it effects on sleep 

24:45 Yoga nidra + respiration patterns 

26:30 HONEYSTINGER.COM break

30:30 Working with military communities

34:00 Neural burn rate + neuro-chemicals  

36:30 internal reward mechanisms 

38:40 The how. 

40:45 Gratitude vs. compliancy

43:30 Dopamine Reward Prediction error 

47:15 Stress mitigation + horizon viewing 

48:30 Optical flow 

50:00 De-stress breaths 

51:15 Joe + Sefra debrief about neural lessons learned 

56:45 HONEYSTINGER.COM close

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena & Sefra Alexandra. Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are currently social distancing.

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2020 Spartan

May 26 2020

57mins

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Sticker Mule Co-Founder on Life Principles for Success //SPARTAN COMBAT ep 006

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Anthony Constantino is the co-founder of Sticker Mule, one of the fastest growing internet companies. They count Microsoft, Netflx and Twitter among their clients.  In this episode, Anthony talks about how to use principles to guide decision making.  Enjoy it folks!

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

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May 23 2020

49mins

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Hannah Eden and Joe De Sena talk Fitness

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Fitness entrepreneur Hannah Eden, founder of PumpFit, arrived in America with a wild, dark destructive party streak. When she found CrossFit she was able to translate that obsessive behavior into something healthy and positive. Later she created her own program, accessible to all, called PumpFit. Hannah used painful events in her life to fuel her, pushing her limits in challenges like a human-powered 828 mile trip around Iceland. Today she is determined to help people become their best by using their energy effectively to attract attention positively and NEVER QUIT!

How do you get started? Find a protocol - make a plan the night before for the day ahead, structure will change your life! Enjoy this episode, forget excuses, and always take time to focus on you!

LESSONS Become who you are Attract attention positively Don’t quit Use your energy effectively Transition negatives to positives Power through pain Find protocol , structure and a plan Always keep moving Take time to focus on you

This episode is brought to you by Honey Stinger. Visit Honeystinger.com and use code: HSSPARTAN2020 to save 30% off.

LINKS https://heftraining.com https://www.pumpfitclub.com

TIME STAMPS 0:15 Social distanced intro 1:05 HONEYSTINGER.COM Intro 1:30 Interview begins with Hannah Eden 2:45 Hannah’s road from rebel to fitness 4:45 Photography & a dark streak 5:45 Saved by CrossFit- the pivot 6:50 Negative attention vs. positive attention 9:00 Spartan & CrossFit as modern religions ;) 9:45 Transference of energy 11:25 Starting a functional fitness training space 12:00 HONEYSTINGER.COM Break 13:15 Creating a digital platform & training app 15:00 Running around Iceland’s Ring Road 18:20 Using a negative to fuel positive action 19:50 Putting pain in a different place 23:15 Finding immense productivity during this “pause” 25:00 Stepping up to the plate and taking on new roles 26:00 Tips & tricks to stay motivated - forget the excuses!! 26:30 Sefra & Joe social distance discuss this great interview

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CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena & Sefra Alexandra. Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are currently social distancing. Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2020 Spartan

May 19 2020

31mins

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Avoiding Mental Pitfalls //SPARTAN COMBAT ep 005

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Gene Zanetti is the founder and CEO of Wrestling Mindset, a mindset training company that works with wrestlers of all ages (youth - Olympians) to fine-tune the conversation that goes on between the ears. The focus of our conversation is how to avoid common mental pitfalls, such as self-pity, negative self-talk, and judging success based on wins and losses.  Enjoy it, folks!

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

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© 2020 Spartan

May 16 2020

33mins

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Mini: What Goes Wrong when we Compare Ourselves to Others / MIND

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Our society really struggles with comparison. We scan and we scroll through the social feeds of others and often wind up putting ourselves in a position of comparison. If insecurities within us get activated, which normally happens, we can wind up feeling pretty poorly about ourselves. There are a few things to do that can help you move away from comparison, including understanding it’s root and really asking yourself what you’re looking for when you find yourself going down that rabbit hole.

LESSONS: 

  • Comparison can be a huge struggle for many of us and activate deep insecurities.
  • Remember that comparison can be rooted in the initial need for belonging. If you are comparing, might you want to be connecting? 
  • Take a good look at your behaviors. You may need to hit the pause button on those that exacerbate comparing behaviors.
  • Ask yourself, What am I really looking to find when I compare? 

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

CREDITS:

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

Host: Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis: Dr. Lara Pence

© 2020 Spartan

May 13 2020

4mins

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Dan Gable: I Needed That Loss // SPARTAN COMBAT ep 004

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Dan Gable is the most popular American wrestler of all time. As a wrestler, he was undefeated through high school and college before losing his last collegiate match. He rebounded to win a world title in 1971 and the Olympics in 1972 without surrendering a single point. He was the head coach at the University of Iowa for 21 years and during that time, won 21 straight Big 10 titles and 15 NCAA titles. In this episode we focus on Gable’s loss to Larry Owings and how that shaped and molded the rest of his career. 

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

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© 2020 Spartan

May 09 2020

21mins

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Mother's Day Special with Janine Shepherd Resiliency Coach & the Spartan Up Team

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On this special Mother's Day episode Joe De Sena talks with Janine Shepherd. She was training with the Australian Ski Team, positioned to be headed towards the Olympics, when a tragic accident sent her to a spinal ward for 6 months. She was forced to shift everything she thought defined her. She has led her life by the concept that a broken body is not a broken person. Through her dedication to Hope Theory- where hope is a cognitive skill- based on goals, pathways and agency- she guides us to cultivate resilience within ourselves. At the end of the episode hear what Joe De Sena and the rest of the Spartan Up team learned from their mothers!

What does Janine advise to thriving in the difficult times we are facing? One way is to create goals with soul. You want to be striving towards something that you really look forward to and that has you racing out of bed. Be optimistic and have gratitude towards the work that you GET to do. Remember, those around you especially your kids are learning their models of resilience by watching you. 

Next - start your day with a gratitude practice. Morning is best because it sets your day on the right track EARLY. Then ask - what would make today great?

An last, strength is not just about the body, it’s truly about the mind. It’s important to practice “self-compassion” breaks and realize that with dedication and positivity you can Accomplish anything. Janine has become a mother of three, an extremely accomplished pilot and a true shining beacon of resilience. 

Refrain your brain, develop a ritual of gratitude - especially for the mothers out there on this special Mother's Day episode!  

This episode is brought to you by ATHLETICBREWING.COM for free shipping on two six-packs or more 

LESSONS

  1. Strength comes from the body and MIND 
  2. It’s about what is inside
  3. Hope is a cognitive skill 
  4. Children learn resilience from those closest to them 
  5. Cultivate resilience within yourself 
  6. Gratitude works 
  7. Take self-compassion breaks 
  8. It’s about goals, pathways + agency 
  9. Have things that you looking forward to 
  10. Have a goal wit soul 
  11. Social distancing is a privilege 
  12. It’s about optimism, positivity + gratitude 
  13. If you can’t change your situation- change your attitude! 

LINKS

Save 20% on her course "Build an Unshakable Core” with code SpartanUp

https://www.schoolforresilience.com/courses/building-an-unshakable-core

LINKS

https://janineshepherd.com

TIME STAMPS0:00 Team introduction to this special Mother’s Day episode

0:40 ATHLETICBREWING.COM intro 

1:30 “Janine the Machine” + the Australian Ski Team

3:00 surrendering to the accident + seeing a sign 

4:00 What is strength? 

5:00 The mind + creating a resilient life

7:00 Hope Theory 

8:00 Ritual of gratitude 

11:15 The importance of self-compassion breaks 

11:45 ATHLETICBREWING.COM break

12:55 Interview begins with tree huggin’

15:00 Becoming a pilot 

16:00 Goals, pathways + agency 

18:00 Goals with Soul 

21:00 The richness of painful times

22:30 social distancing as a privilege 

23:30 Optimism, positive + gratitude 

25:30 The podcast team discusses Janine’s interview 

29:00 The podmates discuss the greatest lessons from their moms

36:50 ATHLETICBREWING.COM close 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

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

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2020 Spartan

May 08 2020

37mins

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Mini: The Importance of Your Contribution with Dr. Lara Pence

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Each and every one of us is on this planet for a reason, and we all have a unique contribution to make. In today’s climate of comparison, we can often get caught up in what others are doing and attempt to emulate them, whereby ignoring what our own contribution might be or how our individuality matters. It is important that we all recognize that it IS the uniqueness of each of us that matters and in order to meet your own purpose you must show up fully for who you are rather than attempt to be someone else.

LESSONS: We each have a unique contribution to make in this world. When you compare ourselves to others and attempt to be like someone else, the world not only loses out on who you are but you also lose out on the benefit of true authenticity. During these times, remember that your contribution matters - no matter how small you think it might be. We need to you to show up for yourself so that you can show up for others.

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May 06 2020

5mins

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The World’s Strongest One Armed Man Logan Aldridge

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At 13 years of age Logan lost his arm in a wakeboarding accident - has that limited his life? Nope- not at all! You may not be able to control the adversity you face, but that doesn't mean you don't control your destiny! In this interview, he discusses how he will never accept the expectations of others and is dedicated to spreading awareness and opportunities through education. Logan says you have to accept the reality of the situation, be grateful for the abundance that you have, be mindful what you focus on, and always keep learning. As he states, “the deterrent or the interest (of what I do) does not come or stem from having one arm or what I'm capable of doing- it’s just what I'm interested in and I will figure out the rest later.” As his mom said right after the accident- “Logan, it’s just an arm.” You are more capable than you believe and can conquer any obstacle on the course or in life. 

LESSONS

  1. Accept the reality of the situation
  2. Be mindful of the words you use 
  3. Be grateful for abundance 
  4. Be mindful what you focus on 
  5. Live in a “growth mindset” 
  6. Always keep learning 
  7. Don’t accept the expectations 
  8. You're more capable than you believe 
  9. Conquer obstacles on the course and in life 

This episode is brought to you by 5.11 Tactical https://www.511tactical.com/

LINKS - Adaptive and Inclusive Training Certificate Course https://www.adaptivetrainingacademy.com/adaptive-inclusive-training-course/ - Adaptive Training Academy homepage https://www.adaptivetrainingacademy.com/ - ATA Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/adaptivetraining/ - My personal Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/aldridgelogan/

TIME STAMPS

0:00 Sefra Alexandra introduces this episode at Bob Ross’s lake 

0:34 5.11 TACTICAL intro 

1:00 Joe introduces this weeks guest 

2:00 Losing his arm at 13 

3:15 Accepting the reality of the situation 

4:30 Dealing with initial disbelief 

5:45 It’s just an arm 

7:45 Having a supportive community 

9:15 Fixed versus growth mindset 

11:15 Adaptive athletes in competitions 

12:20 5.11 TACTICAL Break 

13:40 Weight training & corporate America 

15:00 Starting a 3D printing company with prosthetics 

16:00 Working to inspire others around health & wellness  

17:00 Functional training for quality of life 

19:00 Spreading awareness and opportunity for adaptive education 

20:40 Demonstrating what’s possible & motivation 

22:30 Believing in your capabilities

24:00 A tale from Normandy beach  

25:30 Unstoppable ambition 

27:00 Adaptive Training Academy goes online 

29:50 Sefra the Seed Huntress reviews lessons learned 

31:30 5.11 TACTICAL Close 

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena & Sefra Alexandra 

...Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are social distance canoeing

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2020 Spartan

May 05 2020

31mins

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Learning to Walk Again //SPARTAN COMBAT ep 003

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Mike Barwis is a strength and conditioning guru. He’s trained Olympic athletes in over 40 sports, works with pro teams such as the Red Wings and Mets, and is the CEO of Barwis Performance Centers.  On this episode, we focus on the work Mark did with Brock Mealer.  Brock was involved in a car accident in 2009 and was paralyzed from the waist down.  After 2 years of physical therapy, Brock was unable to walk. Then he met Mike Barwis.  Tune in to hear the full story.  

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

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May 02 2020

18mins

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By ChaplainCandidate - May 28 2020
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Great info and diverse perspectives. JOE get on top of the audio mishaps please! The audio fluctuates and can be inconsistent.

3 thumbs up

By LOWEcamotion - Apr 24 2019
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Very informative; love the content