Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Train To Climb Mt Rainier|
Actors: Courtenay Schurman, Susan Wright
Director: Doug Schurman
This informative video provides a comprehensive six-month training program for the novice-to-intermediate level alpine climber who wants to climb Mt. Rainier and other high-altitude peaks. Included in the video are guideli... more »
Lisa | Weld, Maine USA | 02/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I used Train to Climb Mt. Rainier to get me ready for an Aug. 2002 climb of Mt. Ranier with Shape Magazine. It was a great tool and provided me with all of the information that I needed to climb. It gave me detailed information about all aspects of building physical endurance, including stretching, aerobics, strength training (weight lifting), and anaerobic training. The program includes specific instructions on how to begin training in month one and how to continue developing strength and stamina each month until you are ready to taper your workouts before your climb. The program provided a variety of exercise choices which helped to keep my motivation from waning. Another great aspect of the program is that it provides you with a way to train at home. This is awesome when you live thirty miles from the nearest gym. I felt like I had two personal trainers which is amazing when you consider I live in a rural town of four hundred people.
I would recommend this program to anyone preparing for a big climb. On my climbing day, I felt great. All of the hard work and training was worth the effort as I sat on the top of Mt. Rainier and looked out over the horizon. There's nothing like the magical feeling of being on top of the world! I truly believe that Courtney and Doug's advice helped me reach the peak!"
kevin a lane | Buffalo, NY United States | 02/02/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I am a middle aged desk jockey who attempts to work out at least five times each week. My goal with these workouts is to increase my fitness level so that hiking trips are more enjoyable. I had been searching for a hiking specific exercise program for years, or even a trainer at the gym to which I belong who had a serious comprehension of what I needed to do to be able to routinely cover 20 miles each day on the Appalachian Trail.The Train To Climb Mt Rainier DVD gives me this resource and much more. Not only does it lay out the exercise program, both cardio and weight training, that is needed, and not only does it take you from a beginning level forward, but it is excellently illustrated. I am now in the second month of the program and highly recommend it. The price is small considering the relative amounts hikers routinely pay to lighten their load through newer, more advanced gear. Train the engine that carries that lighter load and it will be even lighter, or at least feel that way.Most impressive of all was the ability to communicate with the folks who put this product out. I had questions on certain aspects and was answered quickly and thoroughly. The one area that I would like to see improved is an explanation of what one should do after completing the six month program. I obtained the answer by asking the question, but the regimen would be that much more valuable if it included a segment on maintenance as well.This might not be for all hikers. If you want to be winded easily and rapidly, cherish the thougths of being stiff and sore, have no desire to move at your own pace, and prefer to have to stop to gasp for air every few steps then you should save your money. But if you want to set up a plan to milk more enjoyment out of your trips, throw down the plastic and spend the equivalent of a couple of pair of socks."
Excellent Training Program for Climbers
Judy | Seattle, WA | 10/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great DVD for anyone who wants to do climbing-specific training in anticipation of doing a major mountain climb - or any climb! It provides the necessary tools to create your own six month fitness rogram, with or without access to a gym, and explains how the exercises relate to specific climbing activities. I have used Body Results training to climb two major peaks, and highly suggest this DVD to others planning to do the same."
Just what I needed
Music Lover | Harrisburg, Pennsylvania USA | 03/21/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have signed on with RMI for a Rainier climb, and their advise is to arrive "in the best shape of your life". Well how exactly does one get there? I picked up the DVD "Alpine Mountaineering on Mt Rainier" which shows legends Whittaker, Viesturs, and Hahn in action, but doesn't tell how they got to be in such great shape. (hint: daily training and decades of hard work) So how does a couch-potato go from slug to superman in 6 months? By getting this DVD and following it religiously. Not only does it start you off with the basics, you get step-by-step instructions on how to properly perform the exercises. You get training schedules and downloadable (from the website) charts for a month-to-month exercise regimen. It is precise and concise and tailored specifically for a Mt Rainier climb. I had a question about something specific to my training, and when I emailed the authors, Courtenay answered my question! Bodyresults also offers personalized training and advice via email and their website. All-in-all, Courtenay and Doug put out a great DVD and their sole purpose is to help you succeed. You can't go wrong if you buy this one. I have referred back to it quite a few times and I am now in month 4. I can truly say, I am well on my way to "the best shape of my life" and I owe it to this DVD."