Best Spartanup podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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Hosted by Mental Performance Coach, entrepreneur, investor and public speaker Louisa Nicola. This podcast is the home of mental fitness! You will learn how to hack your brain, biochemistry and your body to become mentally unstoppable. I You will find a mix of my bite size brain hack episodes, keynote speeches and interviews with the #1 athletes in the world, doctors, world class leaders and the most sought after fitness professionals globally.
 
The Spartan Up Podcast is your partner in resilience training for mind and body. With new episodes almost every day of the week to keep you on track, we’re here for you.Our flagship show is an interview series hosted by Joe De sena, founder and CEO of Spartan and NY Times best-selling author. Joe and his team travel the world chasing down the secrets to success in all aspects of life interviewing successful athletes, authors, entrepreneurs, professors, monks, moms and adventurers who can she ...
 
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This week I talk strategies for overcoming pre-race jitters and nervousness with Kenneth Yee. When you travel all of the way from Malaysia for a first time visit to a country, a lot is at stake because a lot has been expended. So the last thing you need is to be dealing with energy robbing nervousness on top of all of the other moving pieces as ...…
 
How many mistakes have you made in your life? Were they really mistakes or were they a step into another direction? .Today, Rumble's founding trainer, Erika Hammond joins me in the studio and gives me a complete run down on her life from where she was born and raised to how she became a fitness queen in the heart of NYC as one of the world's la ...…
 
People LOVE being around passionate people. It makes them feel goodAnd inspires them to get better at Life! LESSONS: • If you’re struggling to get better in a certain area of your life,Seek out passionate coaches / environments to become part of. • Passionate people can completely alter the trajectory of a company, school, sports team, etc. • P ...…
 
How do you get to achieve your goals? By breaking them down into bite size goals and showing up every single day. No days off. .Bobby Maximus joins us in an interview today, he is one of the world’s foremost fitness authorities. He’s the creator of The Maximus Gym and director of Project Maximus, one of the country’s most elite and hardcore tra ...…
 
Great competitors believe that they have the capacity to win and compete in the way that moves them closer to their goals. They build themselves up with confidence and visualize accomplishments instead of defeats. Believing in yourself is a key part of pumping positive medicine into your brain and your body, as the power of positive thinking ha ...…
 
Picture this, you’ve just reached the Summit of Everest- a pinnacle achievement when you’re literally on top of the World… and all of sudden everything goes white... your completely blind. Join us this week as Brian walks us down his “Blind Descent,” and tells us what skills learned from his time as a former US Navy Air Rescue Swimmer / Combat ...…
 
Our bodies need energy and we get that from the food we eat. No surprise, right? But, what is the gatekeeper between food consumption and the energy needed for athletic performance? It’s your gut – especially the gut flora. EPISODE SCRIPT There are millions and millions of bacteria in your gut – in fact, there are ten times more bacteria than c ...…
 
Long Distance Travel with Colleen Augustin // Spartan ATHLETE 005 On this episode, I talk with Colleen about adjusting & adapting (time changes, food, sleep, training, weather) to the local race destination and preparing for a race after the rigors of long-distance international travel. Colleen should know, she traveled 28 hours from Malaysia t ...…
 
Imagine going through an intense 10 week training camp to become a soul cycle instructor and not getting the job? Jera Foster, is a social media influencer who is empowering women to feel comfortable in her skin. .She's a trailblazer on Instagram with a cult following who love her humour and her real authentic messages. In this episode Jera sha ...…
 
Rest & recovery are NOT a negative thing for Spartans. In fact, when you work hard, the rest and recovery gives you the much need mental & physical break allowing you to come back stronger, more energized and more inspired. LESSONS: Rest & recovery are good for the mind AND body. Taking a break from the normal stimulus will boost your creativit ...…
 
Great competitors believe that they have control over the things that happen in their lives and they take ownership of those choices. They do not offload poor performance to circumstances outside of them. They take ownership for the choices - both those that make them stronger (both mentally and physically) and those that put them in circumstan ...…
 
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 S ...…
 
Mark is a global top 100 podcast host and LinkedIn superstar! Today he interviews Billionaires, New York Times Bestselling Authors and Legendary World-Class human beings on his podcast but once a upon a time he couldn't make direct eye contact with anyone and suffered from social anxiety from not living the life I was strategically designed to ...…
 
Maintaining good health usually means doing many things and not just one. For instance, if you want to lose weight, gaining muscle can help, but focusing on that alone is not the best or most efficient way to make your weight goals. Today, we’re focusing on immunity and how to naturally raise the bar and stay healthy. A multi-faceted approach i ...…
 
Why are we obsessed with the things we want and bored when we get them?Why is addiction “perfectly logical” to an addict? Why does love change so quickly from passion to disinterest? Why are some people diehard liberals and others hardcore conservatives? Why are we always hopeful for solutions even in the darkest times--and so good at figuring ...…
 
On this episode, Cole and I chat about tapering for a Spartan Race using methods such as the current week’s workload and perceived effort as a determination for how much of an effort level and workload to put out in a race taper depending on race distance (Sprint, Super, Beast). TAKE AWAY POINTS: At least a 1 week taper for a Beast Use RPE (rat ...…
 
"I sacrifice a lot consistently for my career. And that’s a choice I make but it’s often hard and it’s never outwardly seen. I gave up my HIIT program GRIT to chase my Nike dream with no promise it would come into fruition. It was absolute heartbreak for 2 years for me and still hurts." In this episode I got to interview the fantastic Kirsty Go ...…
 
I first heard this Sun Tzu quote from my friend and NFL Veteran,John Welbourn. It REALLY hit home for me as I have experiencedCountless times how an environment can lift you up or hold you back. LESSONS: Surround yourself with battery chargers as our friend Joe Polish says to gain inspiration from others As a parent, keep an eye on your kids’ f ...…
 
Great competitors stay committed. There will always be excuses, always a reason to quit, move on to something else, or put it on the shelf for later. Great competitors commit. They move away from language like, “I’ll try”, that immediately gives them a way out, and they use more declarative statements like, “I will.” Having the mindset of compl ...…
 
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 s ...…
 
We’ve talked about a class of herb called adaptogens in an earlier episode of Spartan Health. Rhodiola is an adaptogen that can provide many health benefits and provide energy, endurance, and recovery support during your next Spartan Race. Rhodiola is a well-researched herb used for centuries in Asia, Russia and arctic regions of Europe. WHAT W ...…
 
On this episode, Kristen talks to me about how to stay race fit & race ready when you are juggling a life & interests outside of racing, but yet are a highly competitive athlete with aspirations. TAKE AWAY POINTS: BALANCE - Does racing have to be your sole focus to be successful? Consider being content & at peace with being a top athlete, but n ...…
 
If you’re wondering how to inspire, educate and influence your kids into Exercising and living a healthy lifestyle, this is the episode for you! To quote One of our Spartan UP Guests, Coach Rob Koll, Your actions speak so loud I can’t Hear a word you’re saying. This quote is perfect for today’s episode! LESSONS: It’s not just what you say / tel ...…
 
Great competitors see the challenges they face and the hardships they endure as opportunities. We all experience difficult things but great competitors see those experiences as vehicles of wisdom, growth, and an opportunity to build obstacle immunity. They do not cower in the face of that which is difficult but rather rise because they know tha ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Running is a way of life. As you all know, Triathlon taught me everything about life, sport, community and mindset. Today, I chat with Jess Sims, a close friend of mine who has exploded in the NYC fitness industry and now resides at Peloton as a tread instructor. _In this episode we chat about:Running as a way of lifeThe science of running How ...…
 
We’re all pressed for time and need efficient, quick tools to increase energy and help us optimize our busy days. Here are two simple techniques that can provide rapid but effective ways of giving you a “wake up call.” One will give your brain a boost and the other will support your core for stability and injury prevention. Let’s engage your mi ...…
 
On this episode, I talk with Mark & Natalie about what it takes to balance family life with kids while still having racing & training goals to meet. They reveal that they have to make the most of the free time they get, even when it's unexpected. TAKE AWAY POINTS: Make the most of & manage the time you have Balance who races versus who is on si ...…
 
Successful people have a clear vision for their perfect day. They write it down which inspires them to take action to achieve that perfect day. The key to making it happen is by reverse engineering your perfect day. LESSONS: Write down what your perfect day looks like What is the 1 thing you REALLY want to change in your life? Start there! For ...…
 
Great competitors understand the importance of the mind-body connection. Our physical body can only be as strong as the mind that controls it and a healthy mind is impossible without a healthy body. Great competitors know that they can not focus on just one element, that both are critical for performance in and out of the competition. LESSONS: ...…
 
What is focus endurance? Louisa, a professional triathlete, was in a car accident and told she would never walk or run again. As a trained mathematician, she delved deep into the field of neurofeedback and flow state. Her understanding of the algorithms behind human performance allowed her to make a full recovery. She utilizes these tactics in ...…
 
However you choose to move your body -, whether it’s a daily run, yoga, team competition or a Spartan Ultra - once you’re done, it’s time to recover. What does the body need to heal and regenerate? We’ll review some key nutrients and foods that can restore and replenish so you’re ready for whatever comes next. WHAT WE COVER: Movement or exercis ...…
 
On this premiere episode of the Friday Spartan Up series "Spartan ATHLETE," Kevin Gillotti talks with Heather Gollnick, a prolific multisports athlete in her 40s, about staying fit & healthy as a high-level athlete as we age. They talk insight, strategies & methods from her own experiences. TAKE AWAY POINTS: Stay in love with competition With c ...…
 
Zach says: I wish we could all be motivated 24/7/365 but the truth is, sometimes we’re not. Sometimes our self-motivation just isn’t there. That being said, here’s what Spartans and Powerlifters do to get motivated! LESSONS: Sign up for something. “Write a check”. Sometimes we need an event to push our motivation. The fear of showing up unprepa ...…
 
Disqualifying the positives occurs when you discount positive experiences and accomplishments but invite in the negative. It can occur anywhere and becomes problematic when you struggle to acknowledge achievement. We need to own and be proud of the things that we do well in order to build self-confidence and a sense of pride. When we disqualify ...…
 
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 ...…
 
This time honored plant, consumed by Asian cultures for centuries, packs a powerful punch when it comes to naturally pumping up your brain and body. Green tea is packed with healthy nutrients from amino acids and antioxidants to enzymes. These compounds promote brain health, metabolism, immunity, and energy. It’s an easy addition to your daily ...…
 
Momentum can build up in the positive or the negative. Here’s how you can make momentum work for you, NOT against you! LESSONS: Learn to course correct if momentum is starting to work against you. Take a new action to help build momentum for your goals. Organization is crucial for your success. Take 1 action, do the 1 thing, to start building m ...…
 
Mind reading is when we make assumptions about what others are thinking or feeling. The problem is, these presumptions can put us in a position of believing we know what is true, when in fact we are guessing. We can then attach ourselves to stories that we are creating and see them as reality rather than assumption. Mind reading can essentially ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Both mental and physical health are critical for athletic performance. Environmental conditions also play a crucial role. What happens to your body when you’re exposed to extremes of cold and heat? Can your body adapt to these conditions? It’s important to know what happens to the body during extremes of temperature, what science has taught us ...…
 
Success leaves clues. When I hear lessons from successful people, there are common themes and 1 of those common themes is getting comfortable being uncomfortable. Growth comes from being uncomfortable. LESSONS: Going through tough times empowers you mentally and physically. Struggle reveals AND builds our character. Challenges are opportunities ...…
 
Setbacks are part of the human experience. We all experience them and they often come in different forms - physical, relational, emotional. Setbacks can offer lots of opportunities for growth but you’ve got to be open to seeing them in order to benefit. How we recover from a setback is often determined by our outlook and willingness to shift pe ...…
 
Three-Time Olympic Medalist Kristine Lilly’s Advice on Soccer and Life Kristine was part of the world-renowned American Women’s soccer team that put women’s soccer on the map in the US! On that team, she scored an incredible 130 goals in her 23-year career, played in 3 Olympics winning Gold in tow and Silver in the third, and is the most “cappe ...…
 
Chronic inflammation can be caused by many different sources. The key is to know some of the inflammatory triggers and take active steps to manage and prevent it. In this episode, we’ll cover what it is, common causes, and some easy anti-inflammatory tools you can use anytime. Chronic inflammation can be caused by many different sources. The ke ...…
 
Here are some GREAT lessons I picked up from a book called ‘The Great Work of Your Life’. This book will give you inspiration and clarity on your true calling. LESSONS: If you do not follow your true calling, aka your true north, it will eat you up on the inside Share your unique genius with the world. There are people out there who NEED you to ...…
 
Anxiety can plague many of us. That habitual and pervasive worry can not only become intrusive but also leave us feeling debilitated if not managed well. There are a few ways to reduce your anxiety and practicing them regularly can leave you feeling more in control of your worry and less vulnerable to it’s impact on your day. These various tact ...…
 
Anything is possible when you let no one outwork you. That’s the mantra of Isaiah Kacyvenski. This episode is testament to the power of relentless determination. Growing up with a difficult childhood in poverty and bouts of homelessness - it was his dedication to studies, reading six hours every Sunday, and focusing on the words he taped to his ...…
 
Meditation can be a simple but powerful tool to help your brain calm, improve focus, and enhance sleep. What’s the easiest way to incorporate this technique into your daily routine? In this episode we’ll tell you what it is, how to do it, and the short and long-term benefits to enhanced focus. WHAT WE COVER: 1. In a world of smartphones, networ ...…
 
Do you ever find yourself saying the all too common phrase, I just don’t have the time to exercise. We’ve all been there before, so if you find yourself on a time crunch, here are a few powerful SPARTAN exercises that you can do at home, no matter where you live! NOTE: This episode works best if you can watch the video to see how the exercises ...…
 
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