Spartan Race Extreme Endurance Obstacle Races & Spartan Fit Book Preview

I honestly thought the Spartan Races that I competed in (Sprint, Super and Beast) were difficult. I ran and trained pretty hard for those races, so it comes as a surprise when I learned about even harder versions of those races. The Hurricane Heat is a team-based event where you are continuously running and going through obstacles for 4 hours straight, while the Hurricane Heat 12 is the same, but for 12 hours!! The obstacles just keep getting harder with the Ultra Beast, which is over 26 miles and 60+ obstacles. The newest is the Agoge: 48-hour (winter) or 60-hour (summer) event that builds physical, tactical, mental, and team-based strength through training, testing, and evaluation. I’ve considered participating in an ultra-marathon I the past, but trying to compete in these obstacle races for such a long period of time sounds painful! But there are people who sign up and actually survive these races. That is why whenever someone praises me for completing the Spartan Race, I know that it is not that big of a deal. There are so many harder races out there that I have never even considered competing in.

Spartan Fit

To help get you pumped up and prepared for any of the upcoming Spartan Races, you should check out Joe DeSena’s (founder of the Spartan Race) new book titled, “Spartan Fit!

31 Days. Transform your Mind. Transform Your Body. Commit to Grit. No Gym Required.

  • A 31-day workout and diet plan to prepare for the Spartan Sprint — or to just get you in ultimate shape
  • Full-body workouts requiring no gym and no weights
  • How to build fitness levels from one race to the next
  • Inspiring, motivating stories of Spartans

A complete Spartan training guide, Spartan Fit! arms (pun intended?) readers with the strength, knowledge, and grit to never question their potential again, both on and off the race course.

To prepare for the Spartan Race, I actually completed 2 different Insanity workout programs. They were super intense and tiring, but I definitely felt and looked stronger after successfully finishing the program. Spartan Fit! sounds like a similar program, but since it is written by DeSena himself, I’m going to assume the workouts are tailored for individuals who will be competing in a Spartan Race. When others ask for tips on training for the Spartan Race, my recommendation is always to focus on strength and grip exercises, followed by cardio. There are so many pulling, carrying and grip related obstacles, focusing on those types of workouts is your best bet to avoid having to do any unnecessary burpees.

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