Seven Summits Body on Blogger

These are links to posts from my original blog on blogger = sevensummitsbody.blogspot.com. I started posting there, then switched to posting here, and now post in both places. Longer articles are generally here, and shorter snippets of thoughts are posted there. Go check it out if any of these headlines appeal to your curiosity. Thanks!


  • Cold and Windy at Bootleg Canyon
    I spent the night at Boulder Beach Campground in Lake Mead. There was a high wind warning but the night wasn't too bad. The day before I'd done almost 18 miles of riding with 1800' of gain up in St. George (see other story) and was feeling it. I woke up later than I wanted, around 6:30, and packed up. At the trailhead they were setting up for their Gravity Fest so it was a... Read more »
  • Hikercize Training for Hiking and Fitness
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ10s0n0bSU]Hikercize a highly effective, proven sixteen week program as the next evolution of the Amazon Best-Selling "Summit Success: Training for Hiking"Check it out now at http://hikercize.com and take advantage of the bonus coupon for a yearly subscription. Follow the directions at this Facebook Post to find out how to save $15.00 on an already super price on a yearly subscription.... Read more »
  • How Training for Hiking Helped Me Regain My Life
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV_I6Z0wupM]How training for hiking can help you in all walks of life. Here's my story, my journey, from a cubicle dweller at 245 pounds to a fit, healthy, youthful 185 pounds training to fulfill my teenage dream of becoming a mountain climber. Let me share my story with you. Leave comments. Visit http://hikercize.com and learn more today.... Read more »
  • Excitement in the Members Area at Hikercize.com
    Ooops! My Bad. I had some setting mixed up in my membership software, so you got in with a blank page. It's fixed now, but you get a page with "everything" on it. Don't worry, check out the video for a consolation prize I'm giving to those who were/are affected. ... Read more »
  • Getting it done with Hikercize
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  • Help me out with a book review
    My book, Summit Success: Training for Hiking, Mountaineering, and Peak Bagging has been a runaway success. So much so that I'm a 3-time Amazon Best-selling Author in the Health & Fitness and Hiking Categories. It's got some great 5-star reviews, and now it's becoming Hikercize, an online training program designed to help you to achieve youthful health and fitness while training for hiking and outdoor sports.Visit Hikercize.com now for a free introductory Pewter Level MembershipI... Read more »
  • Who has read "Summit Success: Training for Hiking..."
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  • Hikercize - This is the book it's based on
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  • Hiking up North Mahogany in Utah County
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2EeCjGe94A]I took my son up the North Ridge of Mount Mahogany on May 7, and we had a great time together. Hiking can be the perfect way to share time as a family. Check out http://hikercize.com and be among the first to register for fitness for hiking when it's released this summer.... Read more »
  • Fitness Tracking And Fat Loss - My Story
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tHA03UsQfg]Check out the rest of the story about the importance of fitness tracking for athletic and workout success. http://sevensummitsbody.com/blog/free-guide-to-fitness-tracking/... Read more »
  • Earth Day Weekend Hiking Challenge - Saturday Hike
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru4s9sR5JF4]Why do I hike? What's my motivation? I'll let you in on the secret in this video shot 1000' up a mountainside overlooking Utah Lake this morning. Why do you hike? What's your motivation?... Read more »
  • Will You Accept The Earth Day Weekend Hiking Challenge?
    I want you to get outside this weekend to celebrate Earth Day. Go for a hike, even if it's just your local city park. Take your friends, loved ones, family, pets, or just go embrace the solitude. Then go to the youtube video and leave comments with your experiences for me to share vicariously. Stay tuned for my pics and vids from my adventure(s) tomorrow.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUn3QmtFjmI]... Read more »
  • Incline Treadmill Threshold Workout
    From TrainingPeaks:1. Pyramid Threshold HillsThis is a great workout to work on strength and threshold. It's also a relatively long workout (it can be modified to be shorter), thus allowing for some good aerobic work hitting both your aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. Running for 1:20 on a treadmill may be a long time, but sometimes that's necessary.Start with a 15 minute warm up in heart rate zones 1 and 2. Then, set the treadmill... Read more »
  • SAXX Underwear Review - the Vibe
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR_YIxeCjrU]I tested a pair of the Saxx Vibe at the St. George City Half Marathon, and received a pair of the Kinetic and Subzero to try. From the Saxx website: "Developed by an athlete and avid outdoorsman, SAXX Underwear was founded with a mission to revolutionize the core staple of every wardrobe." I really enjoyed the Vibe, even with the comfort fit it was the perfect underwear for beneath my tights in the 35F... Read more »
  • Heat Molding Salomon Spikecross Winter Running Shoes
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK5OaXNtQ-8]I've been wearing the Salomon Spikecross winter running shoes with carbide spikes for several years, but sadly my feet have grown longer and wider with age and miles. I didn't want to throw them away, so here I'm showing you an experiment, hopefully successful, to heat mold them, similar to how you heat mold Edea figure skates, La Sportiva and Scarpa climbing boots, etc. The Salomon Spikecross is based on the Speedcross family and... Read more »
  • Icebug Insole unboxing
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1yErvAowtc]I recently returned from the 2016 Winter Market, the ORShow in Salt Lake City. While there I got the opportunity to check out and test a pair of the ICEBUG Slim/Medium Insoles with Arch Flex System Technology. Check them out on AMAZON. Running shoe insoles with energy return zones improvement over stock insoles.Icebug is well known for their winter footwear and trail running and orienteering shoes. It was a real pleasure to check out... Read more »
  • Feetures Max Cushion Elite Socks Review
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU-t_LYUxWw]Feetures foot shaped supportive Max Cushion Elite no-show tab socks pre-review. Coming soon from Feetures a sock for running if you prefer a thicker sock than their ultra-thin elite sock while still providing the same level of support in a foot shaped no-show tab sock. More info http://amzn.to/1OEL9nE and http://wp.me/p4jdMn-t8If you like a great sock for running and other athletic endurance events, check out these suggestions: amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_enable_interest_ads = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id... Read more »
  • Suunto Ambit3 Peak Unboxing
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHdjIeOImdE]Suunto Ambit3 Peak with heart rate for training data you need to achieve your sports performance best. Now with Bluetooth connectivity for pods, sensors, smartphones and apps.More Info Here http://amzn.to/1Pd2PYZ and http://wp.me/p4jdMn-sSCheck out the Ambit3 line from Suunto here:amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_enable_interest_ads = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "imbizwebcom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "auto"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_textlinks = ""; amzn_assoc_linkid = "df31423abc0c762c4e04454f0d8a5968"; amzn_assoc_fallback_mode = {"type":"search","value":"ambit3"}; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_emphasize_categories = "3375251";... Read more »
  • Unboxing the Wahoo Blue SC Bike Speed and Cadence Pod
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Oy_VsQm2IQ]The Bluetooth/Ant+ Bike Speed and Cadence Pod from Wahoo, to connect with Garmin, Suunto and other apps to measure the speed and cadence wirelessly from your bicycle while indoors on the trainer or outdoors on the road. More info at http://amzn.to/1nFEY9Z and http://wp.me/p4jdMn-sMamzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_enable_interest_ads = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "imbizwebcom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "auto"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_textlinks = ""; amzn_assoc_linkid = "df31423abc0c762c4e04454f0d8a5968"; amzn_assoc_fallback_mode = {"type":"search","value":"wahoo blue"}; amzn_assoc_default_category... Read more »
  • Under Armour Gore Windstopper Winter Training Tights Video Reviews
    Reviewed right after purchase: Gore Windstopper Winter Training TightsReviewed after winter running in Gore Windstopper tights by Under ArmourPhotos: amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_enable_interest_ads = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "imbizwebcom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "auto"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_textlinks = ""; amzn_assoc_linkid = "298c29f3bb818e8dc71c8de598d61b48"; amzn_assoc_fallback_mode = {"type":"search","value":"windstopper tights"}; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_emphasize_categories = "51569011"; ... Read more »
  • PR's today - 10 mile, 15 k, 10 k
    It was interesting to say the least. I was in relatively new shoes. I've been a part time cycle commuter, riding about 9 miles to the train station and back 3 times a week. I've begun running on the road again, after my training for the Vertical K and the Frary Peak runs. I need to get in a half marathon with a time of 2:15 or less to qualify for the Pikes Peak Ascent.... Read more »
  • First Week of New Job
    It's been an interesting week, for sure. I'm working uptown SLC now and riding the train (Frontrunner0 in the early morning and evening. I've been working up to riding to the station in Lehi, but have a few logistical hurdles to bypass. I'll need to be ready to ride in the dark and cold early morning hours. Crack of dawn at Lehi Frontrunner StationI got my poor bike set up. As you might... Read more »
  • Core Training for Runners:Roman Chair Situps on Glute Ham Raise Bench
    Roman Chair Situps, a classic Ab Training exercise requires that you support your upper legs or hips and secure your feet while facing up. Your upper body is completely unsupported. The situp motion itself is typical, with nothing unusual, except there is no position at the bottom where your back is resting on a bench. It is hanging out in the air and you are able to lower below parallel to the ground. This increases... Read more »
  • Glute Ham Raise for Runners
    Glute Ham Raise - assisted with poles - extendedGlute Ham Raise - assisted with poles - retractedIf you run your hips probably need some strength training. There have been a lot of articles in the big magazines about hip training. This one is about the Glute Ham Raise for Runners. I'm doing this as an endurance exercise so I'm doing sets of 25 in this training session. That means I need a bit of a... Read more »
  • Food Portions For Next Week
    Do you use your time wisely? Are you hanging out on Sunday with nothing much to do? How about putting together some meals for the week ahead. Today I packaged up my breakfasts. I normally get up at 5, work out, then have a meal replacement post workout nutrition shake.Whey ProteinCreatine/Amino SupplementAmazing Grass Energy Green Superfood CinnamonFrozen Berry BlendSometimes I'll mix it up a bit and toss in a half banana.Gallery in order of ingredients.If you... Read more »

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