Inspiration

Articles to help inspire, encourage and motivate.

Spartans at MAT Games

Special Thanks to Andrey Alverov for filming and creating this video!

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Lessons Learned in Competition

Over the past last 4 weeks I’ve been competing in the fitness competition known as the 2014 CrossFit Open.  It is a series of workouts you perform in which you are then scored and ranked amongst all registered competitors in …
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New Year’s Goal Setting

The New Year is upon us and it is a busy time of year for those of us in the fitness industry. People are back in the gym or starting a program for the first time as they begin their …
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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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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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Controlling Diabetes

When I signed up for Spartan Strength four weeks ago, I was the fattest and most out of shape that I had been in my entire life. I was tired all of the time and was not able to keep …
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New Year Resolution

I have read that nearly half of all adults in America make a New Years Resolution every year. With this new year off to it’s start I wonder how many of these resolutions were to “lose weight” or “exercise more” …
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Spartan Women

Spartan Strength from a woman’s (my)  perspective… After years of fad diets, and here and there exercising that usually included; aimless running, step aerobics classes, attempts at yoga, and trying to figure out confusing machines in corporate gyms,  I settled …
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