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Spartan Up! Bob Roth Explains How Meditation is Part of the Spartan Journey

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Meditation teacher and Executive Director for the David Lynch Foundation Bob Roth believes wholeheartedly in the power of meditation and it’s transformative effects. Whether you’re looking to become stronger in your personal life or your career, or you physically want to be the warrior you know you can be, Roth’s Transcendental Meditation (TM) is the key to getting there. Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, spoke with Roth about clearing your mind, finding your inner Spartan and overcoming life’s obstacles. 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…

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Spartan Up! How Jennifer Gilbert Went from Victim to Victor

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Jennifer Gilbert is the first person to tell you she is in no way a victim. Following a horrific assault outside of a NYC apartment when she was 22, Gilbert not only survived but thrived, found her footing and completely changed her life. The former Real Housewives of New York City cast member spoke with Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, about her life-altering attack, how she turned the worst moment of her life into a positive, becoming an events entrepreneur and why making decisions out of fear can be a mistake. 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…

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Spartan Up! ‘Born to Run’ Author Christopher McDougall on the Making of a Hero

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Author of the International best-seller, Born to Run, Christopher McDougall is constantly seeking out new challenges, pushing the limits and proving that most skills simply lie dormant within all of us, just waiting to be discovered. Here, McDougall talks with Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, to answer some very important questions about success, compassion and what actually makes a hero. 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…

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Spartan Up! How Investing in the Future Helped Clif Bar CEO Kevin Cleary Find Success

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Clif Bar CEO Kevin Cleary has a very specific business model in place and he’s stuck to it over the years, making sure to keep the future in mind when deciding on the next step for the company. Here, Cleary talks to Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, about Clif Bar’s mission and how it affects the community and why companies that focus on the long term will actually make smarter decisions. 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…

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Spartan Up! The Bulletproof Diet Author Dave Asprey Stands Behind Biohacking

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Dave Asprey is the founder and CEO of wildly successful Bulletproof, a blueprint to upgrade your body and mind, and New York Times bestselling author of The Bulletproof Diet (Rodale Books, 2014). In this podcast, Asprey talks with Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, about the butter trend, biohacking and what it means to be an alternative health entrepreneur. 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…

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Spartan Up! Boku Superfoods’ Reno Rollé on Nutrition and Success

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2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Nominee and Boku Superfoods owner Reno Rollé spent years trying to develop a “superior” food in hopes of helping his son’s ADD. Once he realized it worked – and worked well – he developed a line of products and created a company, Boku Superfoods. Here, Rollé speaks with Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, about how a small amount of success propelled him forward and the role that nutrition plays in both challenges and success. 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…

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Spartan Up! Clint Wattenberg Says the Key to a Healthy Diet is Moderation

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Cornell head nutritionist and author of Performance Nutrition for Wrestlers, Clint Wattenberg, has a message for all of those extreme dieters and “perfect” eaters: it’s not necessary! In this podcast, Wattenberg explains to Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, that anything in moderation is the key to a healthy diet and why any “extreme” can sometimes lead to the opposite of the desired affect. 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…

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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…

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Video: Happy April Fools’ Day! Spartan Race Announces ‘Spartan Lite’ to Followers

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Our friends over at Spartan Race had quite the sense of humor today when they released a short video featuring Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, announcing the new Spartan Lite. Winded after climbing the Great Wall of China, De Sena declares, “Human beings just aren’t meant to be pushed this hard.” With the slogan, “Spartan Race has had enough of pushing racers to their limits. It’s time to take it easy. Stay in your comfort zone with Spartan Lite,” Spartan Race found a way to get their devoted followers the best way possible on April Fools’ Day! Did you fall for it?! Recommended Reading: Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving…

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Spartan Up! Skullcandy CEO Hoby Darling on Motivation and Leadership

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Leading by example is exactly what Skullcandy CEO Hoby Darling has always tried to do. In order to motivate others, Darling has learned that he must first “redefine what is possible” and then you’ll see those around you will begin to mark their own path. The CrossFit fanatic sat down with Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, to discuss leadership, motivation and the importance of dreams. 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…

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Spartan Up! How Bart Yasso Turned Tragedy into Triumph

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Typically, those that have reached the top are no stranger to being at the bottom. Chief Running Officer of Runner’s World Magazine Bart Yasso happens to be the perfect example. After a tragedy in his personal life left him questioning everything, Yasso knew the only option he had was to make a life change and go after everything he’s ever wanted. Here, he talks to Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, about accepting new experiences, being smart about the people you choose to have around you and how running saved his life. 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…

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Spartan Up! Outside Magazine’s Mike Roberts Shares Lessons from World-Renowned Athletes

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Having access to some of the most successful athletes in the world is a perk of the job for Mike Roberts, editor for Outside Magazine. But for Roberts, the best part is not only getting the chance to understand and examine how these athletes have pushed past injuries and setbacks, but also listening to them talk about their experiences and the knowledge they’ve gained about their sport over the years. Here Roberts tells Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, the lessons he’s taken away from talking to the world’s top outdoor athletes. 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…

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Spartan Up! Dandapani Uses Life Lessons as Monk in the Business World

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Dandapani, Hindu monk-turned-adviser, has learned that the most important thing to keep in mind when navigating a business is to stay calm and create a positive environment around you. Dandapani spoke with Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, about how his past teachings have informed his life today and how one can discover clarity, knowledge and positive affirmation from daily reflection and motivation. 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.…

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Spartan Up! Trulia Co-Founder Sami Inkinen Conquers the Rowing Waters

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Who takes on a task like rowing across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco, California to Hawaii? Trulia co-founder Sam Inkinen and his wife, Meredith, do. After rowing 2,750 miles over 45 days, the two learned some incredibly valuable lessons about their health and the real truth behind those “athlete foods” (read: sugar and carbs). Inkinen talks with Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, about his battle with prediabetes, how he changed his eating habits and how he conquered the Pacific Ocean one paddle at a time. 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…

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Spartan Up! Isaiah Vidal is Creating His Own Inspiring Legacy

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Elite athlete Isaiah Vidal easily could have taken the wrong path. Determined not to follow in his father’s footsteps though, Vidal put everything he had into creating a legacy he would be proud to leave behind. He has worked every day to keep negativity out of his life and is proud of his transformation to become one of the top ten Spartan Race athletes in the world. Vidal spoke with Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, about who he turned to for inspiration and how you can make necessary changes in your own life. For more, watch the Podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race…

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