Creation through destruction – why chopping wood is good for you.

Posted on March 27, 2014 - by:


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Growing up as a boy in Germany, I was always fascinated by the endless pine forests that seemed to go on forever. I’d see men with forearms like Popeye and chests like barrels quaffing beers and throwing axes at logs in almost nonchalant disdain. The way the wood would explode into halves as the blade [...]

The Fittest CEO – An invitation from Spartan Race

Posted on March 26, 2014 - by:


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  THE FITTEST CEO® AT SPARTAN RACE INVITES EXECUTIVES TO COMPETE   Event to be hosted at Spartan Race HQ in Vermont, September 18-21, 2014 CHANHASSEN, Minn. (March 18, 2014) — CEO Challenges, produced and presented by Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company and the world leader in sport competitions for C-level [...]

When the mud and Spartans collide – Charlotte Spartan Sprint

Posted on March 25, 2014 - by:


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Leading up to the Charlotte Spartan Sprint the entire festival and base camp was submerged under water. Rumors began floating around that the Charlotte Sprint would become the first ever Waterworld Spartan Race. Thankfully, as the weekend approached the sun helped dry things up just enough to ensure another excellent Spartan weekend. We want to [...]

Spartan Race announces new Pro Teamer Rose Wetzel-Sinnett

Posted on March 24, 2014 - by:


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Spartan Race would like to officially announce the newest member of our Spartan Elite Pro Team, Rose Wetzel-Sinnett. Crashing in from Seattle to take the Spartan Race world by storm, Rose has impressed everyone with her fiery tenacity and her impossibly strong running skills.  Of the announcement, Rose couldn’t hide her delight, saying, “I feel [...]

Spartan Swimming 101

Posted on March 23, 2014 - by:


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Spartan Swimming 101 You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there. – Edwin Louis Cole How much swimming are you incorporating into your training? Maybe it’s time to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new? Whether you want to actively recover from your normal routine, or introduce [...]

Dear Joe – Joe Cordova laughs at age barriers

Posted on March 22, 2014 - by:


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Joe Cordovax followed the Spartan WODs every day from November through January in order to prepare for the race in Temecula. Between 4am and 6am, 5 days a week, you’ll find him there. It’s here that he met Michelle Clark, who would be his team captain for the event in Temecula. Citing Michelle as his [...]

SpartanUp! Joe Desena wants you to get off that couch and do what you were meant to do!

Posted on March 21, 2014 - by:


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Joe Desena isn’t keen on lethargic attitudes and procrastination. Putting something off because you, “just want to see the end of this episode of Storage Wars” doesn’t cut it. Get out. Move. Do what a human is supposed to do. Work, sweat and get dirty. The Spartan Race founder shakes his head when he sees [...]

Jo Pearson; Forgetting the past to remember tomorrow.

Posted on March 21, 2014 - by:


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Jo Pearson doesn’t recall very much of her life before she turned 27. It’s not that she suffered a terrible accident or violent traumatic experience, it’s simply her coping mechanism. “All the days I spent before that life-changing year are cloudy memories that I have stored in the recesses of my mind.  I’ve locked them [...]

Spartan Race – Swimming: the forgotten activity.

Posted on March 20, 2014 - by:


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When one talks to friends and family about training, one activity often gets unfairly overlooked. Despite being arguably one of the better ways to get in shape, and more importantly stay that way, it remains bizarrely underrated. The activity we are talking about is swimming. The benefits of swimming are numerous and what’s more, it’s [...]

Wellcome gallery: Equal parts comical and horrifying – the days were surgery was quite “modern”.

Posted on March 18, 2014 - by:


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While America still wrestles with the idea of universal health care and many still groan at the idea of having to remortgage the house because little Billy needs an in-growing toenail removed, think yourselves lucky we live in an age where buttock cupping isn’t considered normal practice. Well, perhaps it is where you live, but [...]