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!


  • 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 »
  • Hanging around for super six-pack abs?
    I love gravity inversion training, do you? I have an inversion table I purchased at Costco a few years ago, and my chiropractor blames it for my lack of visits. I do inverted abs training on it regularly, and I love the way your stomach feels after a heavy core session because you can stretch them out in ways you can't do on other equipment.Inversion Training for Six Pack Abs - available on... Read more »
  • Don't miss my latest Podcasts on iTunes
    I'm Live on iTunes!Here's how to subscribe to the podcast and moreI'm on iTunes now, so please add my Podcast to your feed on your phone, tablet, player, and computer.iTunes Podcast Link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lose-weight-gain-muscle/id1024068700If you want to listen to them on the website instead, here are the last three I have uploadedHighly Effective Ab Crunches: http://loseweightgainmuscle.us/podcast/highly-effective-ab-crunches/Weighted Situps Introduction: http://loseweightgainmuscle.us/podcast/weighted-situps-introduction/Dieting Mindset for Results: http://loseweightgainmuscle.us/podcast/dieting-mindset-for-results/I'll be talking about ab training, dieting, weight training programming, and how to adjust your attitude to get... Read more »
  • Ab Crunches Done Right? Article and Video
    An Ab Crunch Articleand at the end, I'll let you have a video that says the same thing more plainlyab crunches done "right"To do effective sit ups you will first need to put out of your mind everything that you have heard about sit ups, and get with the new program instead. Although in days gone by it was thought that the most effective sit ups were those which you did by lifting your upper... Read more »
  • Coupon for FREE Webinar Replay - Get it quick before it expires
    If you missed the webinar series "Finding Time to Train" now's your chance to get the webinar replay for Free. I've been charging $4.95 for this, and now you can get it for free with this coupon code.ft2t-free-vidCLICK HERE TO BUY and enter that code for the discountFinding Time to Train was developed after I learned how to get in 4 hours a day of solid training for Elbrus Race 2010. I kept my job... Read more »
  • Steel Core Boot Camp - Ab Training with Fat Penetrating Impact
    Are you ready for 28 intense ab and core workouts in a row? For one low fee you getA video every day! Over an hour total of video ab and core training.That’s right. Every single day for 28 days I’ll send you a little over 2 minutes of video instruction. Learn a new core and ab exercise each and every day for 4 weeks. Here’s a short sample video. Full videos have... Read more »
  • Webinar Replay: The 6 Myths About Six Pack Abs
    Webinar: The 6 Myths About Six Pack AbsWebinar Replay - it was a private webinar for my Inner Circle friends and I edited out the "private" bits so you could share this reading of the FREE REPORT I posted on my website http://loseweightgainmuscle.us/2015/05/01/webinar-the-6-myths-about-six-pack-abs/A brief teaser: Myth #1 Abdominal muscle is different from regular muscle. Your abdominal muscles are just like every other muscle in your body. The abdominal is different only in location and unlike biceps or... Read more »
  • My Recent PR's and What That Means for YOU!
    I recently have done a slew of great PR's on Quandary and the Manitou Incline.1:44 on Quandary Winter Route - 2nd place on StravaI am still toying with the idea of doing Elbrus Race 2015 but the most important thing for you is that I really want to be your training group leader. I don't have the details worked out yet, but for right now, there's this short 2 minute facebook video, and in it... Read more »
  • End of the line for Summit Success Training for Hiking?
    What's going on with Summit Success: Training for Hiking, Mountaineering, and Peak Bagging?A few weeks ago I posted a video on Facebook mentioning that I was experimenting with a training protocol for the second volume, tentatively titled "The Kilimanjaro Workout" and was beginning compiling an outline for the book.Since then I've run a Kindle Countdown Deal, begged for Reviews, and asked for shares, likes, and tweets to give it a boost from my loyal fans... Read more »
  • The 100 Calorie Diet Plan - 5 Stars - Get it while you still can
    I have been selling this book for two years now. I've enjoyed living it and publishing it. It was the plan I used to go from 245 to 185 pounds when I began training for Elbrus Race 2010. I use the maintenance plan now, from the book. When I need to cut fat, like for a race, I go back into hardcore fat loss mode. It's all spelled out in the book.Set some PR's on... Read more »
  • Training the Vertical K on Incline Treadmill
    This morning I got on the incline treadmill to test out training for the Vertical K (ARTICLE HERE) and it went quite well overall. I set a target of 24% and aimed to do 2.6 miles in 60:00 minutes. I wore my New Balance MT10 minimalist shoes to strengthen my feet. I set up my Kindle with X-Files on it, to amuse myself as I walked up the steep slope. I think my heart rate... Read more »

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