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Episode: #21 Joe De Sena on how you can Spartan Up to race through obstacles in your life

Who: Today’s guest is CEO and co-founder of the Death Race and the Spartan Race, Joe De Sena. A Spartan race is a series of obstacle races of varying distance and difficulty ranging from 3 miles to marathon distances including fire jumps, barbed wire, monkey bars and so much more. He is also the author of ‘Spartan Up: A Take no-prisoners guide to overcoming and achieving peak performance in life’. In this episode, we discuss why you need to take part in and the benefits of the Spartan Race, why you need to learn to be uncomfortable again and How you can use the obstacles in the race to overcome the obstacles in your life.


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 What we cover:

  • Who he is
  • What a Spartan Race is
  • What competing in a Spartan Race does to improve your life and mindset
  • Have men forgotten how to be physical?
  • How you can learn to be a real man again
  • What makes a good man
  • What can you do right now to replicate the successful men of old
  • Why we need to manufacture adversity in our lives
  • How do modern men compare to past generations
  • Who he looks to in his life as a real life model
  • Why he idolises Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
  • Is there a general reason why the majority of people undertake Spartan Race’s
  • The ‘real’ benefits to a Spartan Race you might not have thought of
  • How you can learn to become uncomfortable again to succeed in life
  • How you should start training for a Spartan Race
  • What you face when you undertake a Spartan Race
  • How you can use the obstacles in the race to overcome the obstacles in your life – how they are metaphors for life
  • Who is best suited to doing a Spartan Race (if you are breathing, it includes you)
  • The main issue with the way kids are growing up and how you can help your children develop
  • Why you should check out his new book
  • What you should take from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • So much more

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