Spartan Up! - Joe De Sena

Spartan Up!

By Joe De Sena

  • Publication Date: 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 131 Ratings)

Book Overview

"A must read for anyone looking to take his performance to the next level, be it in athletics or in life."—Dean Karnazes, author of Ultra Marathon Man

“If there’s anyone out there who has taken extreme to a new level, its Joe De Sena—in adventure racing, in business, and ultimately in the business of adventure!  Spartan Up! is must-read.”—Robyn Benincasa, world champion adventure racer and New York Times best-selling author of How Winning Works

What do marathoners do when 26.2 miles just isn’t enough anymore? They try obstacle racing, combining the endurance challenges of a marathon with the mind- and body-bending rigors of overcoming obstacles along the way. At the heart of this phenomenon is Joe De Sena, the driving force behind the Spartan Race. De Sena overcame his own obstacles—working his way from Queens to Wall Street to legendary extreme athlete—by adhering to a simple philosophy: commit to a goal, put in the work, and get it done. From that philosophy, as played out now for millions across trails, through mud, and up mountainsides, the Spartan Race was born.

Filled with unforgettable stories of Spartan racers as well as hard-won truths learned along the course, Spartan Up! will help you reach your full potential in whatever you set out to do.
“Have you ever wanted to be more, been stuck in a funk, or simply wanted make life poignant? Look no further because Spartan Up! is your catalyst. Loaded with real life inspiration and lessons, Joe De Sena uses his supercharged success in life, business, and sports to deliver the nuggets. This is an easy and juicy read; succinct, powerful, and relevant.” —Ian Adamson, world champion adventure racer and author of Runner’s World Guide to Adventure Racing

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Users Reviews

  • Loved it!

    By Bigman2333
    I'm not big into reading books, but I love Spartan Race so when I saw there was a book by the founder I just had to read it. I am so glad I did. Super inspirational. Any time I was reading it I just felt like getting up and going to workout and change my life around for the better. Can't wait for my next Spartan Race!
  • Not worth your cash

    A lengthy non-captivating advertisement for Spartan Race. Take your money elsewhere.
  • Great guidance and advice

    By reach spartan
    This book is a pretty awesome life changer. It's motivating, it'll tell you straight up what you and I are doing wrong and how to fix it. I have yet to do a spartan race but the advice the book offers doesn't mean any less if you don't race!
  • Great book, very motivational, a Spartan racer must read

    By Roadhouse76
    If you are a racer or signed up for a race I highly recommend this book. This is not just a great racer book, but a great life book. If everyone lived the "Spartan" lifestyle the world would be a much better place. This book helped improve my life as a parent, husband, friend and fellow Spartan. Thanks Joe.
  • A must read for any athlete

    By cattivo187
    If you are a competitive athlete, goal oriented or just need to get off the couch to lose some weight this is a must read!
  • Vital book to life

    By matthew shepard
    This book is amazing and has helped me become a better person. It has allowed me to become stronger at work and has trained me for future parenthood. Thank you!
  • Wonderful book - life changing

    By MKKDH98
    Strongly recommend! The book provides an inspiring view on life, its challenges, and how to change your life for the better. Spartan Up!
  • Spartan Up!!

    By Missmalice_
    Get this book! It will light a fire and inspire you to truly live the Spartan life. Can't wait for my first race
  • worth the read

    By Rican3d
    This book has inspired me to do more with my time and everyday life. Thanks for taking the time out of your very busy life and writing this book Joe.
  • Very inspiring.

    By Amnekwise
    Easy to read. Inspires you to want to push that extra inch.