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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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681 Ratings
Average Ratings
620
40
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4
10

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

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By done with heart - Oct 08 2018
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Original, informative, positive. Great work. Nice to see this in such negative, harsh times
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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: 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
25 mins
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Rank #2: 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
29 mins
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Rank #3: Don’t Allow your Mood Majority Vote // Spartan STAND 018

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Brian "Tosh" Chontosh says this is just another way of saying don't be an emotional based decision maker, don't be impulsive, or think about what you are doing / not doing. For me, phrasing it this way simply invites engaging about what it means to not allow a transitory feeling or emotion to rule on my actions.

I start to introduce the power of feedback mechanisms and discipline. When we give in to mood we have an often temporary high followed with a low of sorts. [ It doesn't always have to be the pleasure & guilt dynamic. ] What happens is the decision to arrive at the immediate high receives the connection to a response from mood and the further down the road low just gets labeled as a new mood that needs to be placated. The opposite is true where discipline to do an uncomfortable thing now yields a down the road high where if we can remember to associate that feeling of high as a reward to the decision to deny comfort (in this example) we can modify behavior and decisions.

LESSONS: Anytime you say to yourself “I don’t feel or I’m not in the mood…” check in Let your mood have an appropriate vote along with a handful of rational informatives

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

FOLLOW SPARTAN UP AND Tosh: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod Tosh on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tosh.crookedbutterfly/

CREDITS:

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

© 2019 Spartan

Jul 01 2019
5 mins
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Rank #4: 233: Bizzie Gold | What's Holding You Back?

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

LESSONS

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

LINKS

https://breakmethod.com/

https://www.bizziegold.com/

https://mymoderngood.com/

https://butiyoga.com/

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

TIME STAMPS

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

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

4:15 Directed storytelling

5:00 Overcoming childhood adversity

6:30 Not embracing the victim mentality

7:30 “You’re a Liar”

9:45 31 Habits  Relearning About Fats

11:11 FORTHEFITAID.COM break

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

13:15 Obstacle course vs online course

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

16:25 Core beliefs about yourself

17:45 “Go Into the Chaos”

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

24:50 FORTHEFITAID.COM close

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 expedition in the South Pacific)

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Feb 05 2019
26 mins
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Rank #5: 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
32 mins
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Rank #6: 229: WWII Bataan Death March survivor Dan Crowley

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

LESSONS:

Persistence of hope is key

Whatever has happened, there is still joy to be had

Believe in yourself

Be a role model

Use the way your impacted to positively impact the world

Live your life knowing you will survive

Humor can be a powerful tool for healing

LINKS:

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

TIME STAMPS:

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

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

4:00 Joe DeSena interview with Dan Crowley begins

7:00 making his way to the Philippines

13:00 attack on Nichols Base in Manilla

15:00 sailing to Bataan Peninsula

17:00 defending Bataan against the Japanese

21:00 an untenable position

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

28:00 CHOMPS.COM break

29:00 31 Habits of the Healthiest Spartan

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

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

35:00 slave labor work detail

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

38:00 almost beaten to the point of death

39:30 Jerry the “Executioner”

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

46:45 sailing from Brooklyn army base

47:00 The lowest point

48:45 Going home - the Readjustment Period

51:00 trying to get a job once home

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

1:05:00 CHOMPS.COM close

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, Colonel Nye, Marion Abrams and guest Dr. Lara Pence

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2018 Spartan

Jan 08 2019
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #7: How Spartan Athlete Ryan Atkins thinks about training / Spartan ATHLETE 021

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Ryan Atkins is the current Spartan Race Ultra World Champion and the winningest obstacle racer of all time. Ryan talks to Matt B Davis about a winning mindset, how he approaches his weaknesses, and how he mixes his training up to keep it fun and enjoyable.

LESSONS:

• Adding fun training like mountain biking or stand up paddleboarding.
 • What he eats.
 • Making workouts can be intense AND fun.
 • Getting better at running uphill has improved his performance.


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

FOLLOW US: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod Matt B Davis at Obstacle Racing Media on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/obstacleracingmedia/ Scott Jurek on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scottjurek/

CREDITS: Host: Matt B Davis (@mattbdavis) Show Notes: Matt B Davis Producer: Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Editing: Marion Abrams

© 2019 Spartan

Aug 09 2019
4 mins
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Rank #8: Stress Management / SPARTAN MIND 052

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Stress is a part of life. It’s nearly impossible to avoid. So the goal shouldn’t always be reducing the stress in your life but instead integrating ways to manage your stress and lower the intensity. Some of us are better and managing stress than others but the good news is that all stress management skills can be practiced and learned. First and foremost, we need to consider what we are putting into our body and the attention that we are giving our mental faculties. We must nourish our bodies the right way and treat our whole being with a level of respect and care.

LESSONS: We all experience stress. So sometimes the best goal is stress management not stress reduction. To manage stress you must take inventory on what you are putting into your body food wise and whether or not you are fueling appropriately. Practice your stress management skills regularly for the best crystallization.

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

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

CREDITS:

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

© 2019 Spartan

Aug 07 2019
4 mins
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Rank #9: 260: Todd Herman | Using Alter Egos

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If you could be any superhero who would you be? Todd Herman is a mental performance coach that utilizes the strategies inherent with embodying an alter ego to be successful as an athlete on the field or as an executive in the boardroom. Find out what role identity, clothing and mental preparedness can play in your success. Imagination is a powerful tool that can be practiced and honed to overcome perceived limitations and obstacles you never thought that “you” could overcome.

LESSONS Mastering the self is our greatest challenge Preparation, routine, planning, relaxation & breathing skills are keys to success Seek mentors & apprenticeships Move forward & level up Alter Ego means a trusted friend or ally Utilize your imagination to reach your goals Act with intention

LINKS More about SpartanX https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhvIba0mXsE More about Todd Herman www.toddherman.me/live2019 Todd on Facebook facebook.com/toddhermanconnect Todd on Instagram instagram.com/todd_herman Special Ops Survivors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhvIba0mXsE

TIME STAMPS 0:00 Spartan Up panel with guest Lonnie Mayne discusses SpartanX 1:30 Interview begins with Todd Herma & Joe De Sena 2:30 Coaches role in pushing you to your personal best 3:45 Mastering the self 4:45 Childhood trauma and its effects on his life 5:45 Mental game strategies and alter egos 7:15 Preparation, routine and planning 8:15 Mentorship & apprenticeship 10:00 Getting into flow state & a cold call 11:45 SPECIALOPSSURVIVORS.ORG break 13:30 Interview continues 14:20 Moving forward & leveling up 16:00 creating a “shield” around the athlete before a game 18:00 quickly shifting mental paradigms 19:00 Utilizing “Alter Egos’” 21:00 The power of imagination 23:00 Finding superhero qualities that inspire you 25:50 In-clothed cognition 31:00 What attributes do you take with you in competition? 32:45 The panel Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye, Johnny Waite & guest Lonnie Mayne discusses how to integrate alter egos into your practice

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, Col. Nye, Johnny Waite & guest Lonnie Mayne Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Aug 06 2019
41 mins
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Rank #10: 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
32 mins
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Rank #11: 241: Charlie Rocket | From 300lb CEO to Nike Athlete // INTERVIEW

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

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

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

LINKS

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

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

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, Colonel Nye & Sefra Alexandra, Guest host retired Sgt. Major Frank Grippe (Johnny Waite is producing Spartan Races in Asia ) Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Apr 02 2019
23 mins
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Rank #12: 238: Chris Herren | The Truth About Addiction // INTERVIEW

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

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

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

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 expedition in the South Pacific)

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Mar 12 2019
27 mins
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Rank #13: 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
35 mins
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Rank #14: 232: Josh Trent | Be a Force for Wellness

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

LESSONS

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

LINKS

https://wellnessforce.com/

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

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TIME STAMPS

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

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1:45 Interview begins with a deep belly breath

4:00 The choice of fear or trust

7:30 How do I be healthy?

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

9:40 FORTHEFITAID.COM break

10:55 Interview continues

12:30 The M21- 21 warrior breaths

16:00 Reverse Engineering

18:30 Womb Squats

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

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

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

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CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

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

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2018 Spartan

Jan 29 2019
31 mins
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Rank #15: 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
27 mins
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Rank #16: 230: Udo Erasmus | The Search for a Healthy Life

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

Lessons:

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

Links:

Udo Erasmus https://udoerasmus.com/

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Time Stamps:

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

1:00 Interview begins

2:10 The quick fix

3:45 making healthy oils

5:45 why healing is possible

9:25 living low on the food chain

11:00 health vs. wealth

12:55 SPARTAN.AFTERSHOKZ.COM Break

13:45 31 Healthy Habits -  Habit 3 Mindful Eating

15:40 Interview with Udo Erasmus continues

17:45 Voluntary Solitude

19:15 The Magnificence of your Existence

22:45 Happiness as a state of being

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

31:20 SPARTAN.AFTERSHOKZ.COM Close

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

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

CREDITS:

Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Thank you to our guest videographer: Mark Hemstock

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

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

© 2018 Spartan

Jan 15 2019
32 mins
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Rank #17: 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
28 mins
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Rank #18: 207: Tom Bilyeu | YOU CAN DO ANYTHING WITH THIS MINDSET

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Can you change the way you think? This week’s conversation is all about how to change the way you think about what is possible and how to create “the most empowering place on earth.” Joe on his perpetual QUEST to rip people off the couch, talks with Impact Theory’s Tom Bilyeu about creating a media platform that empowers people to leverage their behaviors. The idea is to meet you where you are - with your nutrition and your mind.  In this episode explore the “why” of suffering, the disruptive power of narrative and remind you that “you are what you do habitually.” Find out how Tom plans to make you better.

LESSONS:

  1. Dont be less of what you could be- work your way to success
  2. Utilize the Growth Mindset: learn, grow, get better and read a lot
  3. Impact takes time
  4. Intelligence isn’t a static unchangeable thing
  5. Build something you are all passionate about
  6. Building a community is the best marketing of all time
  7. Leverage people’s behavior rather than trying to change it
  8. IT’S ALL ABOUT MINDSET
  9. What you build your self esteem around really matters
  10. You are what you do habitually
  11. CRUSH A.N.T.S. (Automatic Negative Thoughts) - Dr. Daniel Amen

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:

2:00 if you work hard will your efforts be rewarded ?

4:00 how to change your mindset

6:20 being too stupid to quit

8:00 learning the ways of a startup

9:00 what is success?

13:00 does suffering break people?

17:00 how to meet people where they are at

LINKS:

Impact Theory https://impacttheory.com/

Quest Nutrition https://www.questnutrition.com/

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 07 2018
32 mins
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Rank #19: Rebekah Gregory | Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor // INTERVIEW

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

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

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

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

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

© 2019 Spartan

Mar 05 2019
27 mins
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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
20 mins
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