A couple months ago, Spartan sent me over a preview copy of their new book set to release August 1. Spartan Fit is a no bullshit approach to going from couch to race-ready in 30 days. If you’ve never run a Spartan Race, I fully recommend opening a new tab right now and registering for one. It will be an experience you can brag about for years, I promise. The unique aspect about a Spartan race, is the need to be functional fit. To me, functional fit means endurance, speed, and strength. Sure it can mean you’re chiseled enough to turn heads on the beach, but more than that it means you live life able to dominate at the drop of a hat. Need to lift something heavy? Sure. Wanna go for a 6 mile lunch run? No prob. Wanna climb a mountain this weekend? Bring it.
That’s the type of fit we’re talking about here. I’ve never been thrilled at the thought of sweating my ass off in a gym putting in the time to get cut, I’ve just always wanted to be strong enough to climb anything I want or run a race on a whim. That’s where such an simple method of getting functionally strong appeals to me. The Spartan Fit approach is easy to apply and you can do it with what’s in your garage right now.
The writing is simple, functional, and inspiring as hell. The author, Joe Desena comes off as both a hardcore athletic badass and down to earth coach. As I read through the book I couldn’t help but feel the bar rising in my own life. The first part of the book takes a look at what it means to be fit. It breaks out seven pillars and hones in on what it means to be fully fit. Next, it gives steps and a plan to get from truly off the couch to race-ready in 30 days. Imagine how powerful that can be for you, or someone you love to make that massive first step down the road of health. It can change everything.
So, if you’re interested in getting strong enough to seize life by the short hairs, Spartan Fit is fully worth a read. I highly recommend it if you’re slated to run one of their impressive obstacle races or if you’re just ready to dominate the daily grind. Pick up your copy August 1.
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