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The Spartan Way

Eat Better. Train Better. Think Better. Be Better.
Narrated by: Christian Rummel
Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (346 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan, the global health and wellness platform, leader in obstacle racing, and executive producer of NBC’s television show Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge, challenges you to live the Spartan way.  

Determined to yank 100 million people off their couch cushions to start living instead of being passive observers of life, Joe De Sena has one ultimate goal: to help improve everyone’s physical and emotional health by teaching them the tenets of Spartan living from ancient Greece: simple eating, smart training, mastering resilience, and an all-out commitment to achieving a goal.  

Like Spartan training, living the Spartan way requires endurance to reach your finish line, the goal that inspires and drives you to succeed no matter what obstacles are thrown in your path. De Sena believes you can gain that endurance in just 36 days by following the 10 Spartan core virtues, timeless principles to help you embrace adversity and overcome any challenge, and making them a permanent part of your own personal core.  

The Spartan core values include:  

  • Self-awareness - know yourself 
  • Commitment - be dedicated 
  • Passion - discover your purpose 
  • Discipline - practice diligence 
  • Prioritization - put your house in order 
  • Grit - push your limits 
  • Courage - face your fears and your failures 
  • Optimism - look for the positives  
  • Integrity - act honestly  
  • Wholeness - live as a Spartan  

De Sena turned this philosophy into a lifestyle - and so can you. With The Spartan Way, you’ll discover your true north, unleash the warrior within, and transform your life to 10 times your maximum potential.

©2018 Spartan Race, Inc. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Very thoughtful (and physical) book.

The book had me think about life in an expanded way. (As well , how i exercise in life and in gym)
A great listen for the professional coach in any genre.

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Great Book.

I want to read it again, very insightful as I'm training for my second race. Thanks

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One damn good book!

Words to live by as a Spartan. Listening to this getting ready this year for my first Beast, Tahoe 2019.

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AROOO!

I'm mentally pumped to run my first Spartan Ultra This Year, I'm looking forward to the journey that lies ahead 💪

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No bullshit

A brutally honest lesson in stop making excuses and get off your ass, applicable to any part of life.

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  • Javier X
  • Takoma Park, MD, United States
  • 05-30-19

Another excellent Spartan book.

Toughen up... A great reminder and tips to get a little tougher and grittier. Inspires me to stop doubting and start living.

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Your true North!

This book is great for those who feel lost and without a purpose! Great experience and lessons!

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listened to it 4 times!

I wanted to get my mind in a new place so I listened to the book 4 times. I needed a constant reminder to seek my true North and do hard things. It worked. I'm back on track and looking forward to the challenges before me.

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I am Spartan!

This is definitely my favorite book by Joe De Sena.
Trully inspirational and practical. It gives you the tools to become a true spartan in body and mind. A true eye opener.
There are so many gold nuggets in this book I'm going to go through it again right away.
A must read if you want to learn how to achieve your goals and be successful in anything you do.

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Good book.

I enjoyed it. Sometimes it is like revisiting basic training. Can occasionally be a little trite.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-01-19

information haven

looking for motivation? to grab your passion? instructions inside! loved it have recommended it alot.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-14-19

I will be a Spartan

I love this audiobook, I will be try everything out and one day be a true Spartan!!!

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  • Louise
  • 01-18-19

Some gems within the book but narrator did nothing for the book

No doubt there are some great bits of advice, but the narrator makes it into an instructional text book, the book could be so much more had it been delivered in a more personably way I think, I did take things from it but wasn’t the most enjoyable book.

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  • Mighty Morgan
  • 09-27-18

amazing book

this may very well have changed my life.
it fires me up and makes me want to be better

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  • Michael
  • 06-10-19

Nothing to do with Spartans.

Probably the weakest book of its type that I've listened to. the narration is fine but the whole book is just the author trying to sell his Spartan race business to the reader/listener.
I strongly suggest you skip this book and listen to David Goggins instead. or just listen to both and you will know exactly what I mean!

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  • Riccardo tonelli
  • 06-06-19

I got sick of hearing about burpees.

that's all you'll hear. Do burpees. the rest is basic military discipline with zero focus on the mental side save for some token mention of meditation.

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  • Gav
  • 06-04-19

Definitely worth a READ.

Great book and well worth it. However there is so much quality content, that listening to it, leaves you missing bits.
Can’t keep stopping and skipping back to take a note.
I’ll be buying the book.

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  • bassman
  • 04-28-19

loved it

very interesting and inspiring cant stop repeating it helped to inform and motivate me 😎

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  • Liz
  • 10-13-18

Some of this information was useful to me

I find this audiobook hard going
Some of the information was useful but for me I feel it lacked compassion
It came from the toughen up school which has its place but to me that is only one aspect of the way forward
Still it was useful
Would have liked it to give it 2 1/2 stars
Also the presenter was off putting for me

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