846 episodes

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 interviews. We give you the ultimate blueprint and action steps to assimilating these powerful conversations into your own life.

Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind‪!‬ Joe De Sena

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 802 Ratings

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 interviews. We give you the ultimate blueprint and action steps to assimilating these powerful conversations into your own life.

    What Happened in Afghanistan and Why it Should Matter to You / Lt. Col. Scott Mann (ret) & Joe De Sena

    What Happened in Afghanistan and Why it Should Matter to You / Lt. Col. Scott Mann (ret) & Joe De Sena

    When the US abruptly left Afghanistan a group of veterans took matters into their own hands to rescue their Afghan allies and partners.
     
    "What does a promise mean to you? And how far would you go to honor it?"
     
    Lt. Col. Scott Mann (ret) is a veteran and author of the New York Times bestseller “Operation Pineapple Express.” He is the founder of The Hero's Journey, a nonprofit that helps veterans and military family members connect to their story.
     
    Scott talks with Joe De Sena (CEO & Founder of Spartan Race) about how the government abandoned the Afghan people and how this has led to what he calls “a great moral injury.”  He explains the challenges veterans and their Afghan Special Operator friends and partners are now facing.  



    Scott talks about the young man, Nazam, who was passenger number one on the Pineapple Express. He was shot through the face on a patrol with US. Special Forces because he turned to warn the patrol that they were walking up on Taliban. 
     
    Scott wanted the narrative of the book to be storytelling first and foremost, not a military book, not an intelligence analysis. He interviewed dozens and dozens of people, including some senior level people in the US. Military, intelligence professionals. 
     
    LINKS:
    Operation Pineapple Express https://amzn.to/3Ljpncy
    More About Scott https://scottmann.com/
    Spartan Up podcast https://podfollow.com/spartan
    Spartan Up podcast on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/SpartanUpPodcast
    Joe De Sena on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/realjoedesena/



    SPONSORS:
    Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Wild Health www.wildhealth.com Wondering which diet is right for you? What your optimal recovery routine is? How your sleep impacts performance? Wild Health will help you uncover all the answers to your health questions with a fully personalized, precision health plan, based on your DNA & bloodwork. Discover your truth - sign up at wildhealth.com with code SPARTAN10 for 10% off. 
     
    This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by DUROLANE, a single injection that may provide up to six months 1 of relief from osteoarthritis knee pain. Risks can include general knee pain and pain at the injection site. You can see full prescribing information at DUROLANE.com.







    CREDITS:
    Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com
    Host: Joe De Sena
    © 2022 Spartan

    • 27 min
    How to Optimize Your Diet with Performance Chef Mario Limaduran & Joe De Sena

    How to Optimize Your Diet with Performance Chef Mario Limaduran & Joe De Sena

    Do you want to get optimal performance? You've probably been told to eat healthy and exercise, but if you're not seeing the results you want, then this episode is for you. In this episode you will learn:
    1. How do we define 'processed food'?
    2. What is the best diet for performance?
    3. What are the different diets for different sports and activities?
    Here's a breakdown of what is covered:
    [00:02:20] - What should Joe De Sena feed his kids.
    [00:13:03] - How do we define processed food.
    [00:14:41] - Different diets for different sports.
    [00:17:23] - Different diets for sport.
    [00:22:55] - The perfect breakfast and lunch.
     
    Mario Limaduran has his BA Culinary Nutrition and has worked in both the Michelin restaurant world and the sports nutrition field serving D1, NFL, MLB, NHL, MMA, amateur, and Olympic athletes. Today he works with Trifecta as the company's performance chef.
     
    LINKS:
    Mario on Instagram @chefmario._
    Mario on TikTok chefmario_
    Trifecta https://www.trifectanutrition.com/Spartan
    Spartan Up podcast https://podfollow.com/spartan
    Spartan Up podcast on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/SpartanUpPodcast
    Joe De Sena on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/realjoedesena/



    SPONSORS:
    Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Wild Health www.wildhealth.com Wondering which diet is right for you? What your optimal recovery routine is? How your sleep impacts performance? Wild Health will help you uncover all the answers to your health questions with a fully personalized, precision health plan, based on your DNA & bloodwork. Discover your truth - sign up at wildhealth.com with code SPARTAN10 for 10% off. 
     
    This episode of Power Up! is brought to you by Honey Stinger. Made with organic honey and delicious ingredients, use code SpartanAthlete30 at Honeystinger.com for 30% off to help you sweeten the burn.




    CREDITS:
    Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com
    Host: Joe De Sena
    © 2022 Spartan
     

    • 26 min
    Longevity Secrets / Kien Vuu MD and Joe De Sena

    Longevity Secrets / Kien Vuu MD and Joe De Sena

    As an infant boat refugee he nearly died of dysentery, Kien Vuu arrived in the U.S. with his parents with no money. Overcoming poverty and racism, he became a “successful” physician. Vuu's new book "Thrive State" is a blueprint for optimal health, longevity and peak performance.
     
    He speaks with Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, about the 7 things you can do to influence the expression of your DNA and increase longevity.  They also talk about resilience, that national crisis in health, and Kien's immigration story.
     
    LINKS:
    Kien’s book “Thrive State”
    Kien Vuu MD on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/doctorvmd/
    Spartan Up podcast https://podfollow.com/spartan
    Spartan Up podcast on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/SpartanUpPodcast
    Joe De Sena on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/realjoedesena/
     
    SPONSORS:
    Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Wild Health www.wildhealth.com Wondering which diet is right for you? What your optimal recovery routine is? How your sleep impacts performance? Wild Health will help you uncover all the answers to your health questions with a fully personalized, precision health plan, based on your DNA & bloodwork. Discover your truth - sign up at wildhealth.com with code SPARTAN10 for 10% off. 
     
    This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by 5.11, the Official Plate Carrier sponsor of the 2022 U.S. Spartan Events. Check out their website at 511tactical.com/spartan
     
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    CREDITS:
    Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com
    Host: Joe De Sena
    © 2022 Spartan

    • 23 min
    Change Your Life in 12 Hours / Joe De Sena & Colin O'Brady

    Change Your Life in 12 Hours / Joe De Sena & Colin O'Brady

    Colin O’brady is a 10-time world record breaking explorer. He was the first person to cross Antarctica solo, unsupported and fully-human powered, and has rowed a boat across the treacherous Drake Passage. He’s found a way that ANY person can change their life in just 12 hours.  He and Joe de Sena , founder and CEO of Spartan, talk about it on this episode of the Spartan Up podcast.
     
    LINKS:
    More about the 12 hour walk ​​https://12hourwalk.com/
    More about Colin https://www.colinobrady.com/




    SPONSORS:
    Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Wild Health www.wildhealth.com Wondering which diet is right for you? What your optimal recovery routine is? How your sleep impacts performance? Wild Health will help you uncover all the answers to your health questions with a fully personalized, precision health plan, based on your DNA & bloodwork. Discover your truth - sign up at wildhealth.com with code SPARTAN10 for 10% off. 
     
    This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Trifecta. Unbox your best self with the food, coaching, and community support you need to reach your goals. Trifecta delivers delicious, macro-balanced meals directly to your door. Let Trifecta handle meal prep and take 40% off your first order using code SPARTAN at checkout. 
     
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    Visit spiderbracket to place an order and get connected from anywhere!
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    CREDITS:
    Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com
    Host: Joe De Sena
    © 2022 Spartan
     

    • 29 min
    Unlocking Business Growth /  Alex Hormozi and Joe De Sena

    Unlocking Business Growth /  Alex Hormozi and Joe De Sena

    Big things take time. That's Alex Hormozi's number one business tip. Little did he know that was 100% in alignment with Joe De Sena's philosophy. 
    By the age of 32, Alex Hormozi and his wife Leila’s portfolio of companies surpassed $85M in annual revenue spanning, Joe De Sena (founder & CEO of Spartan) invited him on Spartan Up podcast to learn more.
    Listen to hear how this growth & monetization expert thinks about business, fitness and longevity.



    LINKS:
    Hormozi on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hormozi/
    Acquisition.com
     
    SPONSORS:
    Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Wild Health www.wildhealth.com Wondering which diet is right for you? What your optimal recovery routine is? How your sleep impacts performance? Wild Health will help you uncover all the answers to your health questions with a fully personalized, precision health plan, based on your DNA & bloodwork. Discover your truth - sign up at wildhealth.com with code SPARTAN10 for 10% off. 
     
    This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by 5.11, the Official Plate Carrier sponsor of the 2022 U.S. Spartan Events. Check out their website at 511tactical.com/spartan
     
    This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by the EXOGEN ultrasound bone healing system. EXOGEN is a non-invasive treatment option that can help heal your broken bone in just 20 minutes a day in the comfort of your own home. If you or a loved one has broken a bone, talk to your doctor about EXOGEN. EXOGEN is indicated for the healing of nonunion fractures and for accelerating the healing of certain acute fractures, with no known contraindications. To learn more visit https://www.exogen.com/us/SPARTAN/
     




    CREDITS:
    Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com
    Host: Joe De Sena
    © 2022 Spartan

    • 29 min
    Why Anxiety Is Good for You / Joe De Sena and Tracy Dennis-Tiwary, Ph.D.

    Why Anxiety Is Good for You / Joe De Sena and Tracy Dennis-Tiwary, Ph.D.

    Anxiety is pervasive, but not all anxiety is bad.  That's what Tracy Dennis-Tiwary, Ph.D. has determined after 20 years of research. 
    Anxiety is not an illness to be avoided. Anxiety is an emotion that can serve us. That's why all the medications and self help books continue to fail us. (quick note - anxiety disorders are real, but anxiety is not the same thing as an anxiety disorder.)
     
    LINKS:
    READ Future Tense: Why Anxiety Is Good for You (Even Though It Feels Bad) https://www.drtracyphd.com/future-tense
    More about Tracy Dennis-Tiwary, Ph.D. https://www.drtracyphd.com/
     
    SPONSORS:
    Spartan Up podcast is brought to you by Wild Health www.wildhealth.com Wondering which diet is right for you? What your optimal recovery routine is? How your sleep impacts performance? Wild Health will help you uncover all the answers to your health questions with a fully personalized, precision health plan, based on your DNA & bloodwork. Discover your truth - sign up at wildhealth.com with code SPARTAN10 for 10% off. 
     
    This episode of Spartan Up is brought to you by 5.11, the Official Plate Carrier sponsor of the 2022 U.S. Spartan Events. Check out their website at 511tactical.com/spartan
     
    This episode of Spartan Up! is brought to you by Trifecta. Unbox your best self with the food, coaching, and community support you need to reach your goals. Trifecta delivers delicious, macro-balanced meals directly to your door. Let Trifecta handle meal prep and take 40% off your first order using code SPARTAN at checkout. 




    CREDITS:
    Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com
    Host: Joe De Sena
    © 2022 Spartan

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
802 Ratings

802 Ratings

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Great show!

Joe, host of the podcast, highlights all aspects of finding success, loving life and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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Life changing!!!

About a third of the way though his book and have already changed my approach to helping grow my kids to be better prepared for life. Thank you sir!!!

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Ep. 780 spoke to my soul

I love so many of these! I just listened to episode 780 for the third time and wow I’m still getting new info. Love episodes like these.

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