Joe De Sena designed the Spartan races to test overall conditioning: strength, flexibility, endurance, and speed. Read more...
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.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-05-16
- Reviewer: Staff
In this inspiring fitness manual, De Sena (Spartan Up!) outlines a plan for readers to reach peak performance levels, urging them to “get off the couch, put down the French fries, and abandon the normal of inactivity.” He explains that there’s more to becoming fit than a list of exercises, and that the Spartan Fit program is intended to train both body and mind. De Sena challenge his “warriors” to put in the work as if their lives depended on it, with strenuous exercises such as rope climbing, push-ups, pull-ups, squat jumps, rope lunges, skipping, bear crawls, and carrying buckets of gravel up and down a hill. But De Sena doesn’t stop there, listing creative challenges—intended only for top-level athletes—named after figures from Greek mythology and history. These include Homer, working out either blindfolded or in the dark; Icarus, training at high altitudes; and Tantalus, working out while fasting. This book is ideal for workout enthusiasts who want to push themselves to the limit. Agent: Marc Gerald, Agency Group. (Aug.)