Antioxidants: A Powerful Super Nutrient

Exercise provides the body and mind with uncountable benefits, whether it’s a boost in energy or confidence to increased strength and speed. These rewards from hard work, however, come at a cost. The inevitable stress placed on the body during …
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Eggs: Spartan Fuel

As this is the first contribution I have made to the Spartan Strength Newsletter, it went without question that the topic of choice would entail the incredible, edible egg. This superfood is a staple in my diet and fuels my …
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A Family Business that’s Changing Lives

Each day during your walk to work, lunch break or on your way home; you may pass a black building with tall windows and view individuals doing what you may think is the “craziest workout you’ve ever seen.” You may …
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Teams

Growing up an athlete, being a member of a team has always been a huge part of my life. Teams have taughtbme lessons in accountability, selflessness, competition, and how to be successful. Now success has not always been winning, but …
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American Obesity: What Can We Do?

The Des Moines Register published an article on obesity in Iowa and the growing problem in the US.  The numbers were staggering: predicting that 54% of Iowans along with 13 states greater than 60%, by 2030.  According to the studies, …
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The Brotherhood of Suffering Spartan Strength GORUCK class 154

It has been a while since I’ve written for the Spartan Strength blog but this story is one I have to tell. It begins much like “The Dirty Dozen.” Last year shortly after running the Chicago Urbanathlon with the team …
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Sacrifice

“To get something you’ve never had, you must do something you’ve never done.”  We all have goals, desires, ambitions, whether it is in fitness, our career, or a life that we wish to lead.  Often we hear, “I wish I …
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Challenge Yourself!

We often hear that people are intimidated to start our program.  They don’t want to be the new person and finish behind everyone or not know what to do.  I would like to address this challenge with two outlooks: 1) …
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Preparing for the Course

Last week we talked about signing up for an obstacle course to help you stay motivated.  Now that you’ve signed up how do you train for the event?  These events require a combination of endurance, strength, and power.  While most …
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Stay Moitvated With an Obstacle Course Race!

Often the most difficult part of a fitness regimen is staying motivated.  Some people stay motivated by pursuing weight loss or body composition goals.  But how do you stay motivated once you reach these goals or if you’re a former …
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