"Joe DeSena is the real deal. His stories are believable, because his achievements and accomplishments are genuine. In Spartan Up!
Joe delivers his message with the insight and candor that only an individual who has lived through such experiences can. A must read for anyone looking to take his performance to the next level, be it in athletics or in life." – Dean Karnazes, ultramarathoner and New York Times bestselling author of Ultra Marathon Man
"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 The Runner’s World Guide to Adventure Racing
"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 bestselling author of How Winning Works
"Joe De Sena is the real deal in endurance sports and Obstacle Racing. Spartan Up!
will guide you to train your body and mind for the arduous Spartan Race - while also giving you very practical insights to perform at your peak in all areas of your life." – Mark Divine, founder, SEALFIT and author of The Way of the SEAL and Unbeatable Mind
"Two words describe Joe De Sena and Spartan Up!
.... Game Changer! Read this book and you will dramatically transform the way you think, lead, work, and live. This is the ultimate resource for personal and professional transformation. Spartan Up
gives you an actionable blueprint to go beyond just adapting and surviving to excelling and thriving. If success is your goal, whether you're a Navy SEAL, Wall Street Exec, homemaker, teacher or doctor, you need this book.
" -- John Brubaker, world renowned performance consultant and author of The Coach Approach: Success Strategies From The Locker Room To The Board Room
When Joe De Sena took part in the Utatek endurance race, held in Quebec in the middle of winter, he had to cover 350 desolate, frozen miles by iceboat, skis and mountain bike, hiking through knee-deep snow or climbing icy mountains without a rope. When he explained to people what he had done, they said he was stupid or suicidal. He saw it another way: he had accomplished more than he ever knew was possible. Taking on big challenges shows you possibilities you didn't know existed.
With that experience in mind, De Sena set up Spartan Races, a series of extreme obstacle events. Whether over three miles or marathon distances, competitors are faced with a series of challenges, from crawling through mud under barbed wire to carrying a heavy sandbag, to push them beyond their limits. De Sena shows how with a simple philosophy - commit to a goal, put in the work, and get it done - people can achieve remarkable things. Whether you are up for the challenge yourself, or just want to learn more about life at the extremes, this book is for you.