Spartan Up!

Spartan Up!

A Take-no-prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life

Book - 2014
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Twenty-six point two miles isn't enough anymore. Obstacle course racing, which combines the endurance challenges of a marathon with the mind-bending rigors of overcoming obstacles along the way, is taking the world by storm. At the center of this phenomenon is Joe De Sena, the driving force behind the enormously popular Spartan Race. De Sena offers a simple philosophy: commit to a goal, put in the work, and get it done. From that philosophy, as played out first in his own life and now for millions across trails, through mud, and up mountainsides, Spartan Race was born.

Now in Spartan Up! De Sena gives you a life strategy guide that takes you out of your comfort zone and into a combat zone. As he breaks down obstacles from his many races, detailing how each parallels real life experiences, you will learn how to:


• conquer your greatest obstacle--your will
• embrace your greatest friend--discipline
• make limitations vanish and establish a new normal
• achieve the ultimate: obstacle immunity


Other events breed sheep; Spartan Race breeds wolves. Filled with unforgettable stories of Spartan racers as well as hard-won truths learned along the course, Spartan Up! will help anyone reach their full potential--in life, business, relationships, indeed anything one sets out to do. It is the blueprint that takes you right past Go to your finish line.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014
ISBN: 9780544286177
Branch Call Number: 158.1 DE SENA
Characteristics: xix, 195 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: O'Connell, Jeff 1963-- Author


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Feb 06, 2015

This could have been a lot better book if the author wasn't so busy self promoting. There are interesting aspects about human behaviour that shine up through this; the need for challenges and the length we will go to get them. I have experienced what he talks about - but unfortunately the benefits you get, the high, never lasts and neither do the lessons.

Dec 27, 2014

this is basically a commercial for you to pay to participate in a grulling race that will make you fullfill your potential! if you dont screw up your body of course


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