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Spartan fit! : 30 days. Transform your mind. Transform your body. Commit to grit. /

by De Sena, Joe [author.]; Durant, John (Health entrepreneur) [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.Description: xvi, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780544439603; 0544439600.Other title: Spartan fit! : Thirty days. Transform your mind. Transform your body. Commit to grit.Subject(s): Physical fitness | Exercise | Health | Endurance sports -- Training
Prologue: Blindfolded and bound -- Get to the starting line -- The legend of Sparta -- Agoge 2.0 -- Race basics -- The seven pillars -- The 30-day plan to Spartan fit -- Spartan elite -- The case for the Olympics -- Epilogue: Double whammy.
Summary: Offers a thirty-one-day fitness and diet plan to help achieve peak physical and mental fitness through full-body workouts that don't require gym access or weights.
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From the best-selling author of  Spartan Up!  a complete 30-day workout and diet plan to help you reach peak performance <br> <br> Joe De Sena designed the Spartan races to test overall conditioning: strength, flexibility, endurance, and speed. His signature take-no-prisoners approach to achieving physical and mental fitness has taken the endurance world by storm and inspired millions. Now in Spartan Fit!, De Sena breaks down that approach and gives readers the tools they need to conquer the course -- and life, including:         * A 30-day workout and diet plan to prepare for the Spartan Sprint -- or to just get you in shape       * Full-body workouts requiring no gym, no weights       * How to build on one race to the next       * Inspiring, motivating stories of Spartans    A complete Spartan training guide, Spartan Fit! will arm readers with the strength, knowledge, and grit to never question their potential again.

Includes bibliographical references (page 201) and recipes.

Prologue: Blindfolded and bound -- Get to the starting line -- The legend of Sparta -- Agoge 2.0 -- Race basics -- The seven pillars -- The 30-day plan to Spartan fit -- Spartan elite -- The case for the Olympics -- Epilogue: Double whammy.

Offers a thirty-one-day fitness and diet plan to help achieve peak physical and mental fitness through full-body workouts that don't require gym access or weights.

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">1 GET TO THE STARTING LINE   "The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it."  âe<-- âe   My name is Joe De Sena, and if all you want is a training program, there's a list of exercises in chapter 6 and recipes in the appendix. Or, to make things really simple: Go outside right now and run as far you can. Then do as many burpees as you can. Then run, walk, or crawl home. Eat whole foods, skip dessert, don't get drunk, get some sunshine, take cold showers, lift something heavy, use the stairs, meditate or pray, find someone to love. Lights out at 8 p.m. There's your program âe<-- âe Look, if being fit were as easy as having a list of the right exercises, the Internet would have ended the obesity crisis. There are a gazillion exercise programs out there! The team at Spartan Race posts a new workout every day âe<-- âe Your main obstacle is you. You are also your greatest opportunity. And that's as true for me as it is for anyone. The purpose of this book is to help you overcome any physical or mental obstacle âe<-- âe Specifically, this book contains a 30-day training program to prepare you to complete a Spartan Race, an obstacle race that I founded and oversee. Spartan Race drives competitors to their limits so they can surpass them. Our tagline is "You'll know at the finish line"âe<-- âe As tough as it is to get some people to the starting line, I'm constantly amazed by what those same people accomplish after the finish line. Jay Jackson didn't wrestle blindfolded because he thought it might save his life one day; he trained for a sport and it changed his life in a way that he never could have anticipated. After that experience, Jay changed his career, became a high school teacher, and developed a curriculum with us called Spartan Edge to help kids overcome any obstacle through grit and toughness. I've received tens of thousands of emails from disabled veterans, cancer survivors, and ordinary folks who went on to do extraordinary things beyond the finish line. I'm committed to helping others build more strength and grit to achieve their goals in sports and life. I love to inspire people to achieve the seemingly impossible. I'm an ultraendurance athlete who has been lucky enough to compete in challenging races all over the world. I have completed more than fifty ultramarathons, and more Ironman events than I remember. Most of these races were one hundred miles or more, with a few traditional marathons mixed in. I was roped into competing in the Vermont 100, the Lake Placid Ironman, and the Badwater Ultra in one week. The last of those events is a 135-mile run that travels from Death Valley to Mount Whitney in the middle of summer. That year it was 137 degrees. My shirt melted. Yet, no matter the challenge, I never question whether I'll finish a race. The rush of the starting gun drops me into an empty space where I hear nothing but the sound of my own breathing and the drumbeat of my heart. My body moves forward, but everything else stands still. I'm not thinking about hopes or regrets, what I'm having for dinner, or what my kids are doing. All I'm thinking about, if it's thinking at all, is the repetitive thwap of my feet striking the pavement. I will finish, no matter how far I must go to reach the finish line. It's simply what must happen. As for why I'm so compelled to compete, I think back to my childhood in Queens, New York, in the 1970s. My mother introduced me to yoga, an ancient form of holistic training that captivated her imagination and changed her life, bringing calm to her troubled mind. True yoga masters could hold a pose for minutes, hours, or days. It wouldn't make much difference, because for them time stopped. They had mastered the relationship between their mind and body to such a degree, fused them so completely, that nothing mattered other than the sound of their breath and the beating of their heart. But even if you practice yoga, meditate, or run for hours on end, life will intrude in ways that leave you unprepared. Obstacles confront you and require quick adaptations, making a mockery of something like "the runner's high." So you're cruising along, feeling in control of the situation? Great. How about when the trail ends and the terrain grows rocky and you break your ankle? Then what do you do? Or what happens when you need to climb a rock face to keep advancing âe<-- âe Forget the challenges of an endurance run âe<-- âe I created the Spartan Race in 2010 to test people's overall conditioning, a term that encompasses endurance, strength, stamina, speed, and athleticism. I also wanted to test their ability to adapt physically âe<-- âementally  âe<-- âe Spartans refer to this readiness as "obstacle immunity," meaning an ability to move past, around, through, or over what life places in their path. In the races, we'll position a mud pit, a greased wall, and other physical challenges in the way of racers âe<-- âe Spartan Race was conceived as a test, but no one should race âe<-- âetraining for the race, even more than the race itself, was where the major life progress would occur. Training for a Spartan Race poses the same challenges as preparing to give a performance does for a jazz musician. It requires extensive preparation, but its content can't necessarily be predicted. Musicians can't prepare for the concert by rehearsing what they know they'll play; it wouldn't be jazz without improvisation. What they have to do is train, or practice, all the necessary skills they will need to improvise effectively. Excerpted from Spartan Fit!: 30 Days. Transform Your Mind. Transform Your Body. Commit to Grit. by Joe De Sena, John Durant All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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