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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 ...
 
Athlinks is the world's largest results database with a mission of making it easier for more people to race more often and have more fun in the process. This podcast will feature interviews with athletes around the world as they prepare for events as well as the folks who make and support the products and services that we endurance athletes love and rely on to accomplish our goals.
 
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Two roads diverged in a wood, and 200 gravel riders in Pennsylvania took the one less traveled by. And this damned COVID made all the difference. On the podcast today, we relive the 2020 riding of unPAved, a 120 mile gravel race through the Susquehanna River Valley in PA as told by its race director, Dave Pryor, and Kelly Catale, it's female race w…
 
A Texas firebrand learns to repair Helicopters - and bodies - in the Navy and spends the next 25 years crossing finish lines in races like the Spartan Death Race and World's Toughest Mudder while energizing literally millions of athletes. Today's guest, Yancy Culp - program manager for Spartan's DEKA product shares it all on the Podcast. Make sure …
 
What works to optimize your biology? Alisa Vitti, hormone expert, has made it her life's work to find out. In her conversation with Spartan founder and CEO Joe De Sena, she explains how and why women need to plan differently for intermittent fasting and hit workouts, how men can maximize testosterone and performance using their circadian rhythms, a…
 
008 - Brian Hoover He lives in a van, down by the river ... and he f@ing loves it! Bonafide Van-lifer, Pacific Crest Trail hiker, Mississippi River paddler, and - if his past performance is any indication of future success - soon to be Baja Trail Mountain Biker. On the podcast today, we swap river stories with Brian Hoover and relive moments of h…
 
What does a 4x La Ruta champion eat during a race? Louise - La Ruta Lou - Kobin shares tips on dieting for performance with host Roy Wallack. In this episode you’ll learn: -What Louise eats and drinks during a race -How often she’s consuming calories while on the bike -What to eat and drink during that all important 30-minute window after a race -L…
 
007 - Anthony Famiglietti When logic and reasoning fails, begging and pleading gives way to an act of defiance against coach's wishes that placed a live-wire runner into his very first Steeplechase, kickstarting a career highlighted by 2 Olympic games. On the podcast today, we take a long, slow run through the mind of Anthony "Fam" Famiglietti. Oly…
 
If your life was a movie, would you change the channel? That’s the question Hunter McIntyre wants you to ask yourself every day. Hunter McIntyre is a professional athlete and fitness trainer who has established himself as a dominant force in the world of obstacle course racing. He was named one of the top 50 fittest athletes by Sports Illustrated a…
 
006 - Nick Symmonds Naivety and a hunger for respect drives a brash, stocky runner from Boise, Idaho with a Hollywood smile to 7 NCAA titles in the 800 and 1500 meters, and back-to-back Olympic games in Beijing and London. On the podcast today, we are joined by Nick Symmonds - Olympian, Social Media supernova, and entrepreneur. Nick walks us throug…
 
Dr. Gil Blander, the founder of InsideTracker, has created a system to unlock the information hidden in your blood. Today on Spartan Up Podcast he tells Joe De Sena about his process and the surprising patterns he's discovered. For example, many health-conscious people are overdoing it with supplements. For his studies, Blander considers blood "val…
 
Ep 005 - Lindsey and Chris Sachs Set big goals, win big prizes. Like a happy, thriving, successful marriage that serves as the launchpad for a husband and wife team to each race 100 miles - him by mountain bike, her by trail shoe - farther, faster, and happier than they could have on their own. On the podcast today, I sat down with Chris and Lindse…
 
“The moment I had the courage to be completely honest with myself”….that’s when things started to change for Sarah Hildebrandt, our guest today on Spartan Combat. Sarah is a 3x member of Team USA and currently the #1 ranked wrestler in the country in her weight class. Host Ryan Warner and Sarah talk about the all important moment of turning PRO. Yo…
 
They say that the best camera is the one that's already in your hand. And when you're running as fast as @BoulderRunner, Todd Straka, you use every advantage to stay in the moment - and beauty of Colorado's Front Range - as you capture it all through your cell phone's lens. Join Todd and I as we kick around confluence Park in downtown Denver to tal…
 
At age 27, Joe Decker was out of shape and out of hope. He was an alcoholic and drug addict who had just hit rock bottom. Three years later, Joe broke the Guinness Record for World’s Fittest Man. He got there - from out of hope to Fittest Man - by mastering the goal setting process, and that’s the focus for today’s conversation. Host Johnny Waite t…
 
Ep 004 - Ted Kennedy What happens when a Canadian executive, next in line for the top spot in a multi-billion dollar consumer packaged goods company ditches his suit and tie and takes a leap of faith to help build one of the most iconic race brands in all of endurance sports - Ironman North America. On today's podcast, I spoke with Ted Kennedy abou…
 
Fit Men Cook founder Kevin Curry joins Joe De Sena (Spartan Race founder & CEO) to talk about how Kevin changed his relationship with food. This episode of Spartan Up! Is brought to you by GONEROGUESNACKS.COM - use code SPARTAN25 for a discount FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twit…
 
If you want to make a change, start with a single person. In an age of more is better - more likes, downloads or views - Todd Durkin talks with hosts Jarog Cogswell and Yancy Culp on how to ‘light up the planet’ by starting with a single person. In case you missed the first episode, Todd Durkin (@ToddDurkin) is an internationally recognized strengt…
 
Runners, when you hit the wall, Meghan Hicks suggests these two tips to push through. She would know, she’s run over 60 trail races and ultras, won and won the Marathon des Sables. She's is the managing editor for IRunFar.com. She’s also the author of Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running. Today she tells Spartan Trail host Mauri Pagliacci …
 
Ep 003 - Mike Milici Mike Milici is the President of ChronoTrack - one of the top race timing hardware and software companies in the world. We talk about ChronoTrack's place in the market and the affects of COVID as well as Mike's experience in 2018 at the Leadville 100 MTB Stage Race. Mike's Athlinks Profile https://www.athlinks.com/athletes/28093…
 
Hooked on Sugar? How about "diet" sodas? Kara Goldin, founder of hint water and author of the new book Undaunted, fell for the advertising. For years she believed that something called "diet" must be good for you. One day she stopped and read the ingredients label and her journey to better health for herself and others began. Kara set the diet soda…
 
Ep 002 - Frankie Ruiz How much of a difference can one person make on one of America's largest, most diverse, and least healthy cities? Fueled by a passion for running, love for his home town of Miami, Florida, and a noticable void in the U.S. Marathon market, Frankie Ruiz co-founded the Miami Marathon in 2003 leveraging family and friends, his eme…
 
Biochemical Engineer and Complex Problem Solving Specialist Ivor Cummins talks about the conclusions he's come to based on Covid data. At Spartan, we do the hard things. Today that means tackling a difficult conversation. Joe De Sena invited Ivor to share his information with you. Please, listen all the way through, give it some thought, and then l…
 
Introducing the Athlinks Podcast, hosted by founder & President Troy Busot. Athlinks Profile: https://www.athlinks.com/athletes/10000 The goal of Athlinks has always been to make racing and event participation more accessible to everyone, regardless of background - athletic or otherwise. "More people, racing more often, having more fun in the proce…
 
Ben Friberg, extreme endurance paddler talks with Johnny Waite, of Spartan Up Podcast, about how to prepare for the really big, self-supported, expedition-style adventures where you will be truly on your own. An example is Ben's dream crossing - the Bering Strait from Siberia to Alaska, alone on a stand-up paddleboard. Ben Stresses the importance o…
 
In Andy Stumpf's 17 years in the United States military, he executed missions around the globe, fighting the war on terror as a member of some of the most elite combat units in the world, including SEAL Team 6. He’s also the host of the hit podcast Cleared Hot and a BASE jump record-breaker. Andy stars in the latest episode of Blackhawk’s new film …
 
Pain is easy to forget, says Louise Kobin, 4x La Ruta race winner. In this episode, our first in the La Ruta series, Louise and Spartan Up La Ruta series host Roy Wallach introduce you to the 3-day, cross-country mountain bike race known as La Ruta. In this episode, you’ll learn about Louise’s first La Ruta race, specifically... -A deep dive of the…
 
James Nestor, author of the hugely popular book "Breath" explains his deep research. Should you be breathing through your nose? The answer is YES! Today on the Spartan Up podcast, He tells Spartan Founder & CEO Joe De Sena how breathing affects your performance. He also explains the history, the science, and some simple steps you can take to improv…
 
Spartan Combat athlete Gabe Dean (@DabeGean) discusses his comeback to the mat, and how the passing of a family member helped motivate his return. Gabe Dean is an assistant wrestling coach at Cornell - one of the top wrestling programs in the country - and was a 2x NCAA Champion for the Big Red. Gabe recently returned to competition, and that’s the…
 
Adapting to drastic life changes Ryan KentRyan Kent (instagram: dr0p_the_hammer) was a full-time, professional athlete until Covid hit. Now, he’s a full time worker with a pro athlete’s training load. Tune-in to learn how Ryan is adapting to the new normal, while still maintaining his fitness. SPONSOR This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you b…
 
Evolution has left you with two basic drives - to survive and to procreate, but evolutionary biologist Rebecca Heiss, Ph.D. tells Joe De Sena how understanding those drives can lead us to overcome fears and achieve success. Fear, says Heiss, is an ancient signal meant to keep us alive, but most things we fear today are not life-threatening. In this…
 
How do you find the motivation to start your first trail race? Tune-in to hear professional, ultra-racer Mike Wardian (@mikewardian) tackle this question. Mike has set world records for the fastest time for 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days, and has also completed some of the most difficult races in the world like the Badwater Ultra. SPONSOR Th…
 
What goes into success in an expedition or adventure race? One huge element is your support crew. Spartan Up endurance host Johnny Waite talks to Ben Friberg, who has paddled from Cuba to the US and completed numerous ultra-paddle events, about what makes a solid crew. The main lessons in this podcast are: 1 - Planning is Everything 2 - Work with o…
 
Today’s guest is an entrepreneur, a YouTube star and the founder of the custom building company Rural Renovators. Before Kyle Stumpenhorst garnered a massive online following for his work creating post frame buildings, he actually worked an IT job, but dreamed of getting out from behind the desk and pursuing his dream of being a builder. Today on I…
 
How many hours a day do you need to use your feet to get to your phone? One? Two? zero? Adam Alter, author of "Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked," has made a study of the outsized influence addictive technology has had on us and some basic steps to counteract it. An associate professor at NYU’s Ste…
 
Kat Shai is a 6x Team USA member for women’s wrestling, She’s competing at the national tournament this weekend, aiming to make the 2021 Olympic team. In this episode, Kat talks self-doubt, her experience with it after the 2016 Olympic team trials, and how to overcome it. Find out more at https://spartancombat.com/ SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: http:/…
 
Welcome to the DEKA series here on the SpartanUp podcast. Professional trainer Todd Durkin talks about that all important moment when you don’t ‘feel’ like doing what needs to be done, and how to persevere. About Todd - Todd Durkin is an internationally recognized strength, speed and conditioning coach, body-worker, author and motivational speaker.…
 
Each week on Ironclad's Built for More podcast, we talk to CEOs, athletes, military special operators and elite performers about their stories and advice for listeners who want to make an impact. We end each interview with this question: If you could issue our listeners a one-week challenge what would it be? On this week's show, we've compiled some…
 
Cindy Eckert has seen incredible success in the pharmaceutical industry challenging the boys club with the “little pink pill.” She and Joe De Sena talk about the crossovers between overall health, diet, and good sex, about challenging the status quo, and her advice for female entrepreneurs going against the odds. Cindy says " I think that good sex …
 
Michael Wardian is the first guest on our new Spartan Up Trail running series, Michael is a professional marathon and ultra-marathon racer. He’s set world records for the fastest time for 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days, and has also completed some of the most difficult races in the world like the Badwater Ultra. Michael shares expertise on h…
 
Back again, Courtney Dauwalter shares her diet / meal-plan for an ultra-endurance race. About Courtney: Courtney Dauwalter is an ultra-marathon racing champion. She was named Ultra Runner of the Year in 2018, and has won some of the most prestigious races in the endurance world, such as the Moab 240 and Western States. Follow Courtney at @courtdauw…
 
Amy Chmelecki is a skydiver and a member of the elite Red Bull Air Force. She holds 15 world records and five world titles, and today on Ironclad’s Built for More podcast she opens up about chasing big dreams, staying focused in intense situations, and a living a life of purpose.By Ironclad Content Network
 
Ryan Holiday studies the place where ancient Greek philosophy meets current day high achievers with books like "Lives of the Stoics," "Ego is the Enemy," "The Obstacle is the Way," and "Stillness is the Key." He tells Spartan Race founder the lessons he learned from each of these explorations and how he applies them to his life. From his morning ro…
 
Kevin Ward received a master class in team-building, while working under legendary, Oklahoma State wrestling coach John Smith. Now, Kevin is the head coach at Army and is recognized as one of the premier coaches in the country. In this episode, Kevin shares how-to, tactical advice on how to build teams from the ground-up. Find out more at https://s…
 
Courtney Dauwalter is an ultra-marathon racing champion. She was named Ultra Runner of the Year in 2018, and has won some of the most prestigious races in the endurance world, such as the Moab 240 and the Western States. Follow Courtney at @courtdauwalter. Courtney shares how-to advice on how to grow your endurance. In this episode, we cover… -Comp…
 
Our guest today tackles a seemingly simple topic with a surprising amount of depth --- breathing. You may have recently heard James Nestor on Joe Rogan’s podcast or read some of his award-winning writing in outlets like The Atlantic, The New York Times, Outside magazine, or Scientific American. He recently traveled the world meeting individuals who…
 
While building the incredibly successful Huffington Post Arianna Huffington suddenly collapsed. The diagnosis - burnout. Yes, burnout is a real, medical condition and it threatens all of our health. Over the next few years Arianna explored the consequences, the cure and the prevention of burnout - today it's her life's work. Spreading the anti-burn…
 
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