Want to get fit fast?
With our 21-day training plan and an array of resources and support, you can become a Spartan within the next month—training and overhauling your approach to exercise and diet and celebrating it with participation in a Spartan race.
Consider 21 days: If you aren’t paying attention, 21 days goes by in a blink. If you’re not committed and engaged to an important goal or task, 21 days can slip by, your attention drawn into the 24-hour news cycle or pro sports trivia or gossip or some other distraction.
We’re offering you the road map and challenge to make the next 21 days pay off. You’ll be fitter, feel better, have more energy and even—as long-term data analysis of the effect of exercise indicates—may reduce your risk of cancer.
Sound good? The following is a quick-start guide go get fit now:
Download the training plan, reach out to find a buddy (or buddies) to train, download the plan, commit to a race, then do your first workout. You’ll be on your way.
Get Fit in Just 21 Days?
Questions you may ask: Can I get in shape in 3 weeks? What’s the best way to get fit quick? How do I workout to be fit? How can I get fit at home?
The best way to get fit is contained in the following steps:
Decide to start now and avoid putting it off until tomorrow. We all know this is true, that humans are wired to put off action unless one of the following apply:
- We have the skill of self-discipline. We have established a set of disciplines and habits we put to use once we’ve set a goal and proceed like clockwork.
- Misery. We are in are in such a deep state of misery and so sick of if that desperation sparks what Tony Robbins has termed “massive action.” Such a massive action, if it’s successful, has a good chance of building the skill set mentioned above we can then apply to other goals. It’s not a coincidence that Spartan founder Joe De Sena gets emails every day from someone who got sick of being sick and fat from a poor lifestyle and could take it no longer. Then took massive action to make a change for the good.
- Burning Desire. Similar to #2 in a way in that an emotional state is so strong that a spark lights a fire of action. If the desire is strong enough, this too can lead to building a set of disciplines you and I can apply toward other goals in life. You develop and use discipline skills to finish a marathon. There’s no reason you can’t apply the same principles and skills toward any goal.
How to achieve a positive goal that is equally hard and satisfying and has an exceptional value, what do you do? The same principles of commitment, focus, acting when you don’t feel like acting, being consistent, making good decisions, taking care of yourself (eating right, sleeping enough, hanging out with the right people)—all of those things you put to work toward preparing for and completing a Spartan race can be applied throughout your life.
Getting fit fast is an powerful way to do this. Embedded in the process is building a state of health that will help you apply newfound discipline skills toward other hard goals. Maybe even harder fitness goals. But everything else too.
Contained in the 3-week plan to get fit and be ready to enjoy your first Spartan Race is everything you need to get there: A solid, detailed plan; comprehensive, step-by-step instruction; and all presented in a format that will keep you fired up and moving fast toward your goal of getting in shape and having fun doing it.
Get Fit: Start Now With These 3 Steps
Commit to a goal and a plan of action. One of the best (if not the best) life hacks for establishing a firm set of self-discipline skills, for those who want to get fit (or make a return to fitness) is to sign up for an event. Pushing the “register” button comes with an adrenaline rush; an acknowledgement that that it’s not longer an idea bouncing around in your mind. Now it’s real. Now it’s urgent. Actions taken in the next 24 hours will directly influence the outcome. This is the power of commitment.
Find a friend (or friends) to train with you. It’s a lot easier to wander off a schedule to get fit when you’re operating alone as compared to the support and accountability that comes with buddies.
Break the goal down into a series of small, actionable items. This is done for you in the 3-week Spartan Training Plan. This is Spartan: Workouts are simple, effective, require little or no equipment, don’t require a lot of time and can be done just about anywhere.: No excuses. The plan has been constructed so you can build it into the busiest of days.
Act on the first one. Get it done. Take a break. Drink water. Eat good food. Stretch. Act on the second one. Repeat. The reward for this comes early. It’s called momentum. Just keep focusing on what you’re doing now and what you’re doing next, keep knocking them out, and enjoy the ride to a Spartan race and making a real and powerful change in your life.
Celebrate completing the plan with the race. The race is the fun part. It’s where you go with your friends, put you and your fitness to the test, and soak it all in.
Additional tips to pack for the journey:
Deal with fear. If you feel a sense of fear signing up for a Spartan race, or a fear of embarking on a new program to get fit—or both—watch this short video with Spartan’s Dr. L on “Overcoming Fear.”
Need a mindset reboot. Mindset is everything when it comes climbing onto the path to get fit and make a Spartan Race happen in your life. Here are key tips to help you get your mind right and make sure your initial steps into training are in the right direction.