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Spartan Up! Audiobook

Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2014 Spartan Race, Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    T Alex Glaser 12-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "loved it"

    This book was awesome. I signed up for Spartan Race as soon as I was finished reading it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gill B 07-09-16
    Gill B 07-09-16
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    "A Paladin's Response"

    Great Book. All I can say is my usual response to something as awesome as this Book; HOT DAMN AND HALLELUJAH!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 08-05-17
    08-05-17
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    "Awesome"

    Its not something that I would ever think id like, but a friend recommended i give this a listen. I've been going through a rough patch in life, and gained some weight due to lack of motivation and poor eating habits. This has given me a different outlook on how to handle my problems. Anyone who needs a nudge in the right direction 100% recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica L. Shepherd Wilmington, OH, USA 07-30-17
    Jessica L. Shepherd Wilmington, OH, USA 07-30-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Very inspiring"

    This book was so much more than a guide to the Spartan race, though it certainly does that. it gives you amazing life lessons and stories throughout.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Spotted Mamma Portland, OR 07-24-17
    Spotted Mamma Portland, OR 07-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Not What I Had Hoped For - BETTER!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES! Leadership, getting beyond your own shit, motivating. Read/listen to this book!


    What other book might you compare Spartan Up! to and why?

    I've never read/heard a book like it so if someone can recommend a similar book I'd love to know!


    What about Christian Rummel’s performance did you like?

    I had to keep reminding myself that I wasn't listening to the author. Excellent job!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Get of your ass!


    Any additional comments?

    Loved this book and have listened to it twice. Going to be a part of my permanent collection.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 06-15-17
    06-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Happiness comes through facing pain"

    Fresh, well-written and enjoyable discussion about how self-discipline and overcoming hardships make for a happier life. Great storytelling and a fresh perspective into the pursuit of happiness. The author talks a lot about the Spartan Races but avoids sounding like an advertisement.

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    Anonymous 06-11-17
    06-11-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Some good, mostly useless"

    The first, second, and last chapters are decent. Mostly other chapters talk about diabetes and other issues he's had with his dad or his dad had. Not really anything insightful in this book either. Rehashed common sense under the brand name of his company.

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    Amazon Customer 05-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Full Life Benefits"

    Whether you are trying to get in physical shape or mental shape, this book is inspiring and practical. Get off the couch and live your life.

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    Jennifer 05-16-17
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    "Buy the Book Instead!!!"
    Would you listen to Spartan Up! again? Why?

    No, because reading the book was so much better then listening to the boring narrator.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Choose a different, more inspiring narrator aka Joe


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    Greg 05-04-17
    Greg 05-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Extremely Motivating, Great Quotes, Awesome Narrator!!"

    Really enjoyed this "read" from start to finish and plan to listen to it more times! This book did a great job making me really examine life as I see it and also gave me the fire to succeed in my health and wellness goals that I've been lacking for years... ever since sport competition became limited in life after graduating high school.

    My only complaint was that at times the book lacked organization. A few chapters started out with a chapter name, then stories became jumbled together and before I knew it I wasn't sure what the point was in the first place. Content was in my opinion phenomenal though. Good luck Spartans!

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  • karl
    6/26/15
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    "This could be life changing"

    This is a book that tells you to toughen up, but tells you how to change your mindset to do it. It offers alot of insight into a great mind and how to change how you think using real life anecdotes and life experiences.
    YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Philip vH
    1/25/15
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    "Liked the spartan mantra, far too much marketing"
    What would have made Spartan Up! better?

    It lacks any scientific basis, it's a collection of stories peppered with thinly veiled marketing messages for the races.


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  • Miss
    3/3/16
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    "Not the best"

    Some good material, but mostly just an extended advertisement for spartan races. Quite a bit of repetition, too.

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  • Frank
    9/16/15
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    "Maximise your Life!"

    Loved this audiobook!

    Joe De Sena will make you reassess your life!

    Less convenience, more Spartan toughness!

    Buy this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Raymond
    4/21/15
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    "Spartan up people"

    A great book exploring ancient tradition & wellbeing in a modern world. Packed with real life case studies ,anecdotal successes and health & fitness home truths

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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