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Click the image above to pre-order Spartan Fit!

Joe DeSena’s new book, Spartan Fit! teaches you how to transform your body and mind in just 30 days.  If you’ve ever wanted to compete in a Spartan Race or similar grueling obstacle course, his book is a must-read.

We’ve teamed up with the inventors of the Spartan Race to bring you a 10% off coupon code (enter code: SPARTANBLOGGER at checkout) for any upcoming Spartan Race in the continental US, and are giving one lucky reader a FREE entry code.  Not familiar with Spartan Race? Check out this video and the contest details below:  Read the rest of this entry »

Spartan Race Podcast

 

The epitome of grit, Joe Desena, founder & CEO of Spartan Race and NY Times best-selling author, travels the globe seeking answers from experts like Sir Richard Branson, Steve Pressfield, Barbell Shrugged, and many more. Joe’s interviews with authors, academics, athletes, adventurers, CEOs and thought leaders will shift your thinking, make you laugh and and give you the tools you need. He’s on a mission to find the secrets to success in all aspects of life. Not only does Joe interview epic people, he has brought together an amazing panel to break down and analyze every aspect of these interviews. On his Spartan Up! Podcast, he gives you the ultimate blueprint and action steps to assimilating these powerful conversations into your own life. The Podcast is now live here.  To find out how to get a free entry to a Spartan Race, read more about the podcast: Read the rest of this entry »

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It was only a matter of time until someone developed a shoe made specifically for obstacle course races, and Reebok has done just that.  The Reebok All-Terrain series is advertised as being built “Spartan Strong”:

Born from the trenches of Spartan Races, the Reebok All-Terrain Series is strategically designed with drainage ports that drain water quickly and easily and 360 degrees of traction to shed mud…..The shoe that can handle any abuse a Spartan can give it so you are unstoppable on any course.

Click “Read the rest of this entry” to learn more about the Reebok Spartan Race, how to get 15% off any qualifying race, and how to enter for a FREE entry to any 2014 Spartan Race.  Read the rest of this entry »

RedBullCrashedIce

The Ice Cross Downhill World Championship, Red Bull Crashed Ice, returns to the USA for the second race of 2014 in Saint Paul, Minnesota from February 20th- February 22nd.  This year, Red Bull attempted a new way to recruit skaters from around the United States by creating online video submissions asking skaters desiring to make team USA to demonstrate their talent and reason to be on the team. Graduate of THE Binghamton University and current medical student, John Roufaiel was socially voted as number one after submitting his video and has been selected to represent Team USA in this year’s event.

John is a personal friend of mine and a true inspiration.  He recently recovered from a broken back to achieve his dream of qualifying for Red Bull Crashed Ice, a goal he has been chasing since 2007.  Please support John by donating below.  Whether you give $1, $10, or whatever your means allow, you’ll be supporting Team USA in this awesome extreme sporting event.  All proceeds will go towards funding John’s trip to St Paul, and any additional funds will be donated to charity.

To learn more about John, see the video that was chosen as the #1 submission, and find out more about Red Bull Crashed Ice, click “Read the rest of this entry”

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Carlos Burle Garrett McNamarra

Surfers Carlos Burle, right, from Brazil, and Garret McNamara, from the US, pose for a photo after Burle surfed a big wave at the Praia do Norte, north beach, at the fishing village of Nazare in Portugal’s Atlantic coast Monday, Oct. 28 2013.
AP PHOTO/MIGUEL BARREIRA

Today I came across a pretty incredible surfing video. Surfing isn’t exactly a big topic on TSB, but when it’s a video of a guy riding a 100 ft high wave, it’s a must see. Surfer Carlos Burle was in Nazaré, Portugal, the same spot where fellow surfer Garrett McNamara, supposedly set the world record last year for the highest wave ridden.

The waves are so big here that you need to be towed out into the water by a jet ski. Check out the video after the jump.
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Anastasia Ashley

Anastasia Ashley took the internet by storm this week after her warm-up twerk routine hit YouTube.  You don’t get a good look at the front of her in the video, but rest assured Anastasia is a knock-out.

Check out a gallery of this week’s Total Sports Babe, Anastasia Ashley (and the twerking video again, for good measure): Read the rest of this entry »

UFC 163, Jose Aldo, Chan Sung Jung

Featherweight champion Jose Aldo is putting his belt on the line tonight against Chan Sung Jung (The Korean Zombie) in tonight’s main event at UFC 163.

This is a classic “David versus Goliath” fight, and Aldo is the heavy favorite. Aldo comes into this fight with a 22-1 career record, while the Korean Zombie has a 13-3 career record.

Will Sung Jung be able to pull off one of the biggest upsets in UFC history, or will Aldo take care of business and retain his belt? Read the rest of this entry »

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This year’s Philadelphia Tough Mudder was held at Jaindl Farms. I signed up for this event not really knowing what to expect. All I heard about the Tough Mudder was that you will get muddy, wet and tired. In addition, I heard this event is difficult and you need to train hard for it. The days leading up to it, I was nervous and not really sure that I should have signed up for this. Thank God I did.

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Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez once again putting his belt on the line as he gets ready to face Antonio “Big Foot” Silva tonight at UFC 160.

In the co-main event, former heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos is looking to get another title shot, but he’ll have to beat the heavy-handed Mark Hunt to get his chance.

Will we see a Velasquez/dos Santos rematch in the next heavyweight title fight, or can the two underdogs pull the upset and crash the party?

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X-games

re-post, because the world needs to know how annoying ESPN is right now

Let me start off by saying I have a lot of respect for the Shaun Whites and the Tony Hawks of the world who can do ridiculous things with a skateboard/snowboard/whatever they’re using to pull off these stunts.  But that’s all they are.  Stunts.  Tricks.  Dare-devil acts that ESPN tries to cram down our throats as “sports” with events like the Winter and Summer X-Games.  They’re not just sports to the big corporations looking to profit off of their popularity, they’re EXTREME sports.  Give me a break.

Between the Winter and Summer X-Games, there are 32 current events and 19 that have been removed for one reason or another.  I’ve picked out a few of my “favorites” (ie how the hell is this a sport?).  The following are actual events, I’m not making this up:
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