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!


  • Diamondback Recoil Upgrade - Air Shock
    Last year, 2016, my son started mountain bike racing. Previously he'd done road racing with the FFKR jr. devo team up in Salt Lake City. He'd attended a couple of their training camps and got interested in cyclocross (CX) and even took state points leader in his age group in the 2015 fall racing season.Dallin at the awards banquet for 2015 UTCXFor 2016 he decided to race Mountain Bike at the Lone Peak High School... Read more »
  • Training Program Adjustment Phase Explained - Hikercize
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6K8SnX-zrI]One thing a lot of canned training programs skip or gloss over is the "Adjustment Phase" which is one short cycle, 3 to 6 weeks, during which you adjust from Non-Training Life to Training Life.Check out the video for more, and how we address this issue in Hikercize at http://hikercize.com/take-the-challenge... Read more »
  • Quick 15 in a cold garage
    Had a little less than an hour in between getting home from work and having to drop my daughter off at gymnastics so I decided to squeeze in a 15 mile trainer ride. Mostly for my son (MTB racer) I set up a Cannondale CAD8 on a Kinetic Trainer in the garage, and since he's about 5" shorter than I, I can make do with his seat height.We have a Wahoo Blue cadence/speed pod, Which... Read more »
  • Hiking in Crampons with My Son
    We're plotting a Rainier climb later this year, hopefully my fourth summit, but my 16 year old son wants to climb it, so I have him in training. I've got him on the Stairmaster at 45 steps per minute with a weighted backpack for an hour a few days a week. In the big scheme of things, that's probably the best workout I can have him do.Training MTB in the foothills of Mount TimpanogosHe's been... Read more »
  • Snowshoe in a Snowstorm
    Went for a trail run and ended up snowshoeing instead. It was a gorgeous day up American Fork Canyon in Utah County in spite of the near white-out conditions. More at http://hikercize.com[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBqRoXt2U18]... Read more »
  • Trail Running Resolution: Out The Door
    I was reading a fun New Year Resolution article on Trail Runner Mag and was inspired to offer my own take on them here for us all, myself included. I'm about as guilty as all of you of violating each of these.Out The Door In 5 MinutesSet a timer on your cell if you have to. Get in the habit of diving into your clothes and shoes and running out the door.If you're like most... Read more »
  • Snowshoe Running with Synchronized Pole Strikes
    Snowshoe running, or trail running in snowshoes, is a quickly growing sport. If you're interested in how to do it, or possibly entering a snowshoe race in the near future, here's a quick look at some technique for running with poles.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKd_5WYnB6Y&w=480&h=270]... Read more »
  • Snowshoe Running with Slow Pole Strikes
    Want to run with snowshoes on? Want to try a snowshoe race this season? Curious how to run on snowshoes with poles? This video shows some examples you might find useful.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zks-kgT57Lc&w=480&h=270]... Read more »
  • 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.https://app.getresponse.com/view_webform_v2.js?u=BLe6u&webforms_id=5775604... 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. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FHikercize%2Fvideos%2F242798652770089%2F&show_text=1&width=560 ... Read more »
  • Getting it done with Hikercize
    https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FHikercize%2Fvideos%2F230083827374905%2F&show_text=1&width=560 Free Pewter Level Memberships available now//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.10.2/jquery.min.jshttps://www.zaxaa.com/js/embed/2.1/checkoutform.js?ver=1.0.1https://www.zaxaa.com/js/jquery.validate.js @import "//fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans:300italic,400italic,600italic,700italic,800italic,400,600,700,800,300";@import "//fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto:400,300,400italic,300italic,500,500italic,700,700italic,900,900italic,100italic,100";.za-embed{width:450px;margin:auto}.za-embed h1,.za-embed h2,.za-embed h3,.za-embed h4,.za-embed h5,.za-embed h6,.za-embed .h1,.za-embed .h2,.za-embed .h3,.za-embed .h4,.za-embed .h5,.za-embed .h6{font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;line-height:1.428571429}.za-embed h1{font-size:45px}.za-embed h2{font-size:40px}.za-embed h3{font-size:30px}.za-embed h4{font-size:24px}.za-embed h5{font-size:22px}.za-embed h6{font-size:20px}.za-embed p{margin-bottom:20px}.za-embed img{border:0}.za-embed .container{max-width:980px}.za-embed a{color:#47b8a1}.za-embed a:hover{color:#308c79;text-decoration:none}.za-embed .row{margin-left:0px !important;margin-right:0px !important}.za-embed .btn{white-space:normal;-webkit-text-stroke:0px}.za-embed .input-group-btn:last-child > .btn{white-space:nowrap}.za-embed .btn-primary{background:#47b8a1;border:1px solid #47b8a1}.za-embed .btn-primary:hover,.za-embed .btn-primary:focus{background:#308c79;border:1px solid #308c79}.za-embed .zx-badge{position:absolute;top:0px;right:5%;z-index:9999}.za-embed .zx-badge h3{position:absolute;left:0;right:0;top:6px;font-family:'Roboto', sans-serif;font-size:35px;color:#fff;font-weight:200;text-align:center}.za-embed .zx-badge-middle{position:relative;padding:20px 4px !important}.za-embed .zx-badge-middle h3{position:absolute;left:8%;top:14px;font-family:'Roboto', sans-serif;font-size:30px;color:#fff;font-weight:200}.za-embed .zx-header{padding:0;text-align:center}.za-embed .zx-header img{margin:0px auto;max-height:200px}.za-embed .zx-header h3{margin-top:10px}.za-embed .zx-header .lines{display:block;width:100px;height:1px;background:#ddd;margin:20px auto 5px auto}.za-embed .zx-header a,.za-embed .zx-header a:hover{color:#333333... Read more »
  • 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..."
    https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FSevenSummitsQuest%2Fvideos%2F1110642179010688%2F&show_text=1&width=560 Free Pewter Level Memberships available now//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.10.2/jquery.min.jshttps://www.zaxaa.com/js/embed/2.1/checkoutform.js?ver=1.0.1https://www.zaxaa.com/js/jquery.validate.js @import "//fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans:300italic,400italic,600italic,700italic,800italic,400,600,700,800,300";@import "//fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto:400,300,400italic,300italic,500,500italic,700,700italic,900,900italic,100italic,100";.za-embed{width:450px;margin:auto}.za-embed h1,.za-embed h2,.za-embed h3,.za-embed h4,.za-embed h5,.za-embed h6,.za-embed .h1,.za-embed .h2,.za-embed .h3,.za-embed .h4,.za-embed .h5,.za-embed .h6{font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;line-height:1.428571429}.za-embed h1{font-size:45px}.za-embed h2{font-size:40px}.za-embed h3{font-size:30px}.za-embed h4{font-size:24px}.za-embed h5{font-size:22px}.za-embed h6{font-size:20px}.za-embed p{margin-bottom:20px}.za-embed img{border:0}.za-embed .container{max-width:980px}.za-embed a{color:#47b8a1}.za-embed a:hover{color:#308c79;text-decoration:none}.za-embed .row{margin-left:0px !important;margin-right:0px !important}.za-embed .btn{white-space:normal;-webkit-text-stroke:0px}.za-embed .input-group-btn:last-child > .btn{white-space:nowrap}.za-embed .btn-primary{background:#47b8a1;border:1px solid #47b8a1}.za-embed .btn-primary:hover,.za-embed .btn-primary:focus{background:#308c79;border:1px solid #308c79}.za-embed .zx-badge{position:absolute;top:0px;right:5%;z-index:9999}.za-embed .zx-badge h3{position:absolute;left:0;right:0;top:6px;font-family:'Roboto', sans-serif;font-size:35px;color:#fff;font-weight:200;text-align:center}.za-embed .zx-badge-middle{position:relative;padding:20px 4px !important}.za-embed .zx-badge-middle h3{position:absolute;left:8%;top:14px;font-family:'Roboto', sans-serif;font-size:30px;color:#fff;font-weight:200}.za-embed .zx-header{padding:0;text-align:center}.za-embed .zx-header img{margin:0px auto;max-height:200px}.za-embed .zx-header h3{margin-top:10px}.za-embed .zx-header .lines{display:block;width:100px;height:1px;background:#ddd;margin:20px auto 5px auto}.za-embed .zx-header a,.za-embed .zx-header a:hover{color:#333333... Read more »
  • Hikercize - This is the book it's based on
    https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FHikercize%2Fvideos%2F237232329993388%2F&show_text=0&width=560 Free Pewter Level Memberships available now//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.10.2/jquery.min.jshttps://www.zaxaa.com/js/embed/2.1/checkoutform.js?ver=1.0.1https://www.zaxaa.com/js/jquery.validate.js @import "//fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans:300italic,400italic,600italic,700italic,800italic,400,600,700,800,300";@import "//fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto:400,300,400italic,300italic,500,500italic,700,700italic,900,900italic,100italic,100";.za-embed{width:450px;margin:auto}.za-embed h1,.za-embed h2,.za-embed h3,.za-embed h4,.za-embed h5,.za-embed h6,.za-embed .h1,.za-embed .h2,.za-embed .h3,.za-embed .h4,.za-embed .h5,.za-embed .h6{font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;line-height:1.428571429}.za-embed h1{font-size:45px}.za-embed h2{font-size:40px}.za-embed h3{font-size:30px}.za-embed h4{font-size:24px}.za-embed h5{font-size:22px}.za-embed h6{font-size:20px}.za-embed p{margin-bottom:20px}.za-embed img{border:0}.za-embed .container{max-width:980px}.za-embed a{color:#47b8a1}.za-embed a:hover{color:#308c79;text-decoration:none}.za-embed .row{margin-left:0px !important;margin-right:0px !important}.za-embed .btn{white-space:normal;-webkit-text-stroke:0px}.za-embed .input-group-btn:last-child > .btn{white-space:nowrap}.za-embed .btn-primary{background:#47b8a1;border:1px solid #47b8a1}.za-embed .btn-primary:hover,.za-embed .btn-primary:focus{background:#308c79;border:1px solid #308c79}.za-embed .zx-badge{position:absolute;top:0px;right:5%;z-index:9999}.za-embed .zx-badge h3{position:absolute;left:0;right:0;top:6px;font-family:'Roboto', sans-serif;font-size:35px;color:#fff;font-weight:200;text-align:center}.za-embed .zx-badge-middle{position:relative;padding:20px 4px !important}.za-embed .zx-badge-middle h3{position:absolute;left:8%;top:14px;font-family:'Roboto', sans-serif;font-size:30px;color:#fff;font-weight:200}.za-embed .zx-header{padding:0;text-align:center}.za-embed .zx-header img{margin:0px auto;max-height:200px}.za-embed .zx-header h3{margin-top:10px}.za-embed .zx-header .lines{display:block;width:100px;height:1px;background:#ddd;margin:20px auto 5px auto}.za-embed .zx-header a,.za-embed .zx-header a:hover{color:#333333 !important}.za-embed... Read more »
  • 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 »

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