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Fuel the Fire, Fuel Your Body: Advice from Spartan Up

Fuel the Fire, Fuel Your Body: Advice from Spartan Up

Fuel the Fire, Fuel Your Body: Advice from Spartan Up

Spartan Up is a new book relating the preparation and completion of an obstacle course race to that of meeting and achieving goals in our personal and professional lives. We were able to ask the author, Joe DeSena, questions and are sharing his responses to the first of three today. In his words you will notice his honest, humorous, to-the-point style.

In Chapter 6 (fuel the fire, fuel your body) Joe shares that “Spartan nutrition is all about being disciplined and planning ahead…it all ties into the idea of taking a few extra steps each day to be productive and prepare for tomorrow.” Spark Productivity asked, “Can you describe your personal night and morning routines?”

Joe’s response:


  • Early to rise.
  • Warm water and lemon
  • Brush teeth!
  • Email – 20 minutes
  • Exercise 2 hours no food


  • 6:00 dinner
  • 8:00 15 minutes workout
  • 8:50 shower
  • 9:00 attack my wife
  • 10:00 sleep

Whether it’s preparing for a race like Spartan Up or MudnFun or a business meeting, establishing good habits, planning ahead, and sticking to the plan is key. Joe shares the priorities in his routine that ensure he’s ready for his next race while still taking care of other important areas and commitments in his life.

What proactive routines and good habits have you established to be properly prepared to meet your goals?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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