Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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 Strava
I 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 I mention that I have a new book coming out, and I'll share a link to where you can get it FREE ON AMAZON. I'll also send you a PDF of my own personal treadmill vertical goals chart, the one I use myself when I plan my weekly workout sessions. And in a couple weeks I'll send you a link to get a FREE copy of the Treadmill Training Goal Charts from

Summit Success: Training for Hiking, Mountaineering, and Peak Bagging

It's a great opportunity to take part in the amazing success I've been experiencing in my own training, and I want to share that with you, so register now and let's get started.

Feeling awesome from the PR's. Announcing some cool stuff coming up. Stay in the loop at and I'll send you some free training goals, from the video.
Posted by Seven Summits Body on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

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 on my Seven Summits Quest Facebook Page. I know that several hundred of you have purchased the book, I know that much. I know that one of you has reviewed it on Amazon, and three on Goodreads have "starred" it, but Goodreads doesn't mention if you've actually read or purchased a copy or not, where Amazon does. It's easy to just start adding stars right and left on books on Goodreads without even reading the description.

Putting it all to the test - Everything in my books I have actually done to verify that it works

I learned the hard way with this book that a 16 week training program by a non-celebrity is not going to get reviews, since the majority of people will actually insist on reviewing themselves:

Since you established the criterion that you would only give me a review after you successfully achieved the plan involved, you are part of that review, like it or not. It makes a 1-Star review look like this:
"I loved the engaging and motivational and inspiring writing, but I'm giving it a single star because I like to go out drinking a lot and having to actually train 90 minutes a day with a hangover put a cramp in my style." -- Reviewing the Reviewer on LinkedIn Pulse ARTICLE HERE

Since it's impossible to get an accurate review, Amazon sticks it way in the back of search results, behind those with a hundred mind-bending impossible circus trick exercises, or with a hundred re-purposed blog articles from various buddies to pad the text.

That being said, I have decided to pursue an online Mastermind Training Group on a monthly subscription basis. The survey RESULTS HERE pointed out that $10/mo was the viable price for subscriptions, but alas, almost nothing I asked about in the description can be done at that price so I'm up in the air about it. I'd love to offer something, but I do have rent to pay. What do you think?

Here's the video from Facebook with some information about all of this

Check out this short video about the Summit Success: Training for Hiking... book, now on Amazon, possibly for only a limited time. Talking about training groups and what happened to Book 2 in the series?
Posted by Seven Summits Quest on Thursday, April 2, 2015

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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 the Manitou Incline on March 30 - great time in the heat

It's 5 stars on Amazon, and I know you'll love the simplicity. It's so easy a 5th grader can do it. Give it a try and you'll see.

Here's a short video from my Lose Weight Gain Muscle Newsletter Facebook Page:

Food Portioning a 5th Grader Can Do

Don't miss this one. Get it while it's still available on Amazon - The 100 Calorie Diet Plan - 5 Stars!

Posted by Lose Weight Gain Muscle Newsletter on Wednesday, April 1, 2015