Spartan Up! Experimenting is a Way of Life for Esquire’s A.J. Jacobs

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“Journalist, lecturer, human guinea pig and author” A.J. Jacobs is addicted to learning new things and his results from long-term experiments (such as living according to the Old Testament Rules) have yielded many life lessons. Jacobs shares with Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, what he’s tried, how he’s succeeded and the plans he has for his next book about how, in terms of genealogy, we are all related.

For more, watch the Podcast above.

ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST:

Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times bestselling author, inspires millions of people all over the world to get off the couch and take on any obstacle, on an off the course. In Spartan Up! The Podcast, Joe travels the globe to explore what it means to Spartan Up! in all aspects of life.

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In each episode, Joe interviews different experts—authors, academics, members of the military, athletes, adventurers, CEOs, and thought leaders—about achievement, leadership, grit, goals, and total mind-body well-being. Then, with a panel of colleagues, Joe breaks down the lessons to provide the ultimate blueprint for success.

Spartan Up! The Podcast can be found at www.spartanuppodcast.com, on iTunes, Stitcher, and YouTube.

To find a Spartan Race in your area, visit: www.spartan.com.

Recommended Reading:

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Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life by Joe De Sena (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014)

Get it done. That’s the underlying message in De Sena’s Spartan Up! book, which prompts the languishing to get off the couch and move. The Spartan Race is tough but life is even tougher, and here’s where De Sena’s advice shines through. It’s all about simply making a goal and tackling it with every ounce of energy and ambition you can muster. Chances are, good things will happen.


About The Contributor

Beth Wasko is a lover of all things books, TV, movies and music. She’s obsessed with traveling, photography and scrapbooking. When she’s not at her day job, she’s catching up on the latest “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” news (read: drama!). Known as “The Real G.G. [Gossip Girl]” by her nearest and dearest, this former New York City gal is always looking for the next new adventure, even if it means it’s within the pages of a novel.

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