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The epitome of Grit, Joe Desena, founder & CEO of Spartan Race and NY Times best-selling author, travels the globe seeking and answers from experts like Sir Richard Branson, Steve Pressfield, Barbell Shrugged, and many more. Joe’s interviews with authors, academics, athletes, adventurers, CEOs and thought leaders 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.

The epitome of Grit, Joe Desena, founder & CEO of Spartan Race and NY Times best-selling author, travels the globe seeking and answers from experts like Sir Richard Branson, Steve Pressfield, Barbell Shrugged, and many more. Joe’s interviews with authors, academics, athletes, adventurers, CEOs and thought leaders 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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The epitome of Grit, Joe Desena, founder & CEO of Spartan Race and NY Times best-selling author, travels the globe seeking and answers from experts like Sir Richard Branson, Steve Pressfield, Barbell Shrugged, and many more. Joe’s interviews with authors, academics, athletes, adventurers, CEOs and thought leaders 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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Episodes

Spartan ATHLETE Leigh Anne Wasteney talks about diet and training for elevation

9/20/2019
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Host Matt B Davis talks to Spartan ATHLETE Leigh Anne Wasteney about training for elevation, diet and pre and post race meals. LESSONS: • Learning to train for elevation • Elevation prep on hills or treadmills • Her plant based diet helps her feel lean and mean • Everybody is different when it comes to nutrition SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpShow YouTube: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpYT Google Play: http://bit.ly/SpartanUpPlay FOLLOW US: Spartan Up on Instagram...

Duration:00:04:04

Start & Finish The Day STRONG / Spartan WAY 050

9/19/2019
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Host Zach Even-Esh says: 1 night during the Summer I went out for a family stroll and we got some ice cream. It fired me up SO much because I felt that I was ending my day on a WEAK note. NO good! LESSONS: No matter what happens between the morning and night time, you can ALWAYS start AND finish the day with something Strong & Positive. Choose something that Benefits YOU & Betters YOU. It can be 1 set of push-ups, squats or burpees. Maybe it’s some stretching. You can also write in...

Duration:00:03:37

Trusting the Tough Choices / Spartan MIND 058

9/18/2019
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Life is filled with tough choices, especially if you are looking to challenge yourself and elevate your own life. We are wired to look for comfort but sometimes the tough choices put us in a position of discomfort no matter which you choose. Keep in mind that avoiding tough choices is never going to benefit you - but rather leave you unfulfilled and pining for more, despite the ease of being unchallenged. LESSONS: Tough choices will exist and sometimes there is no “good” choice. Tap into...

Duration:00:03:06

266: Nir Eyal | Don't Blame the Smartphone

9/17/2019
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Are digital devices, coworkers or social media distracting you? What does it take to channel you action into traction? Nir Eyal works at the intersection of psychology, technology and business teaching you how to avoid triggers and make pacts with yourself to actuate your intentions. Don’t blame phones social media or your corporate or personal culture. Learn how to build beneficial habits and stop getting distracted from the life you want. LESSONS Master internal triggers Make time for...

Duration:00:43:33

Athlete Ashley Heller / Spartan Athlete 024

9/13/2019
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Ashley grew up playing sports and competed at the highest levels in track and cross country during college. She’s been on several podiums in the last couple of years, and consistently finishes in the top 10 against the top competition. Today she joins Matt B Davis on Spartan Up to discuss training, nutrition and more. LESSONS: • Learning to embrace what you don’t want to train. • What her workout routine consists of. • There’s always something to improve upon. • Fueling early and...

Duration:00:04:29

The Importance of Being Alone / Spartan MIND 057

9/11/2019
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Many people equate being alone with loneliness. But they are not one and the same. We can be alone - with our self and by our self - and still feel very connected to others around us and our support system. We need to practice being alone more so that we can learn how to be with our own thoughts and feelings. Too often we are looking to others to fill up the white space when we could be getting more in touch with our own sense of self and practice gaining greater...

Duration:00:03:52

265: Pete Cohen | Positivity & Leadership

9/10/2019
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When we think of strength and power, how often do we include the magnetic and influential force of positivity? Pete Cohen has a long and successful track record of turning around some of the best known sports teams and business with his positive, motivational coaching style. In life it’s important to look for mentors, role models and leaders- but, at some point we need to become our own. Never stop pushing and #DoTheWork ! LESSON Life’s purpose is to grow Become a warrior of your own...

Duration:00:30:38

Spartan Athlete - Lindsay Webster 023

9/6/2019
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Lindsay Webster has won more obstacle racing titles than anyone. She is beating everyone in the field, and usually by several minutes. We talk about her skiing and mountain bike racing background, what she loses sleep over, and how she stays on top year in and year out. LESSONS: Staying consistent year in and year out.What she’s improved the most in recent years.How she balances run and obstacle training.What’s in her homemade gym. SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts:...

Duration:00:06:38

Be Okay With You / Spartan MIND 056

9/4/2019
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Feeling insecure, struggling with self-esteem, and being unsure of whether you’re good enough are all common issues that can arise in your lifetime. It doesn’t make you broken, it just makes you human. But working hard to cut off the parts of yourself that you don’t like isn’t the best way to go about building up your self-esteem and certainly flies in the face of self-acceptance. Embracing those elements of yourself that you wish were different is a more effective tactic and, in the end,...

Duration:00:02:44

264: Lara Logan | War Correspondent Journalist

9/3/2019
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When you sit at home in the evening and watch horrific recountings of violence happening around the world, have you thought about who is doing the reporting? One must remember the brave souls risking their lives to shed light on these realities, in an effort to bring global awareness and balanced reporting to these issues. Lara Logan, an Emmy award winning television and radio journalist / war correspondent, has had a career that has brought her to the front lines of numerous civil wars in...

Duration:00:49:00

Athlete Alyssa Hawley | Spartan ATHLETE 022

8/30/2019
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Alyssa burst onto the OCR scene by winning her home race in Seattle, WA in the fall of 2015. Since then she has seen 40 plus podiums, including 3rd best in the world at the Spartan Tahoe World Championship in 2017. On today’s episode she talks with Matt B Davis about coming back from injuries and switching up her training and coaching to become a better athlete. LESSONS: Coming back from injury.How manual labor can prepare you for OCR.High intensity workouts that work for her.Focusing...

Duration:00:04:29

Having Hard Conversations / Spartan MIND 055

8/28/2019
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Having hard conversations are part of life. Not the part that we always enjoy or look forward to but essential and unavoidable nonetheless. Because of the discomfort associated with hard conversations, we like to avoid them or engage in unhelpful practices that actually don’t serve communication or intent. Learning how to have a difficult conversation is something that many of us have to do if we want to elevate our relationships and move towards that which makes us more...

Duration:00:03:21

263: Keith Jardine | Dean of Mean

8/27/2019
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Mixed Martial Artist and UFC Champion Keith Jardine, known as the Dean of Mean talks about his relentless spirit in fighting his way to infamy in and out of the ring. Famous for some legendary takedowns, a reality tv show and now a successful paleo business venture- learn what it takes to be a heavyweight in business and battle. LESSONS Find your purpose Be relentless in achieving your goals Know when to pivot LINKS https://cavemancoffeeco.com/ TIME STAMPS 0:00 Intro with Joe, the...

Duration:00:36:10

Easy, Fast Check-ins for a Healthy Mind / Spartan MIND 053

8/21/2019
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We don’t always have the time to do a deep dive to uncover what might be impacting us negatively. Nevertheless, we need to pay attention to the things that are bothering us so that we can understand the way that we operate more intimately. It doesn’t take a whole lot of time to ask yourself a few easy questions that might pinpoint what needs your attention and remediation. Tuning into your hunger level, angry feelings, lonely experience, and whether or not you are tired can easily check off...

Duration:00:04:01

262: Andy Ramage | The Magic Pill that Makes you 92% Happier

8/20/2019
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He’s not the first to tell Spartan founder, Joe De Sena, he made it to the pro level of soccer, or that an injury changed his trajectory and set him on a new path. Like many there were successes and failures along the way, challenges to overcome and great rewards. But Andy Ramage is not here to talk about that. He’s with us to talk about the discovery he made that changed EVERY aspect of his life for the better. It sounds like a late-night TV ad, but it’s true. There’s one simple change you...

Duration:00:30:13

How to Get Unstuck with the Spartan Up Hosts / Spartan MIND 053

8/14/2019
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Everyone has a valuable contribution to make and everyone gets stuck. It’s part of what makes us human. Sometimes what works for one person doesn’t work for everyone. Which is why we’ve brought the Spartan Up podcast family together to ask what works for them when they feel stuck, Sefra the Seedhuntress, retired Col. Tim Nye and "Dr" Johnny Waite. Each answer is unique - a testament to each of us having our own unique journeys. The key here is to try each tactic out and see which one works...

Duration:00:07:27

261: Jim Gregory | Green Beret & Olympian (with an asterisk)

8/13/2019
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This week Joe sits down with Jim Gregory a former Green Beret & Olympian (with an asterisk.) Jim didn’t always reach the ultimate goals he set for himself, but he always persisted with confidence and a positive attitude. The result is a life of incredible accomplishment. How can you grow from disappointment? What can you learn from failure? Does tough training in youth give you the foundation to withstand these trials? All these are questions Joe and Jim discuss. Learn what the asterisk next...

Duration:00:36:00

How Spartan Athlete Ryan Atkins thinks about training / Spartan ATHLETE 021

8/9/2019
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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:...

Duration:00:04:54

Stress Management / SPARTAN MIND 052

8/7/2019
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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...

Duration:00:04:49

260: Todd Herman | Using Alter Egos

8/6/2019
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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...

Duration:00:41:08