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Climbing Stronger, Faster, Healthier: Beyond the Basics Paperback – October 16, 2009


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing; 1 edition (October 16, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439231982
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439231982
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,133,532 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael has been climbing alpine rock and ice routes for twenty years, including many first ascents in Alaska, British Columbia, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. He has appeared in Alpinist, Climbing, Rock & Ice, and U.K.'s Climber magazines for his first ascents and climbing accomplishments. He was the recipient of the 2006 Fred Beckey Award for several bold first ascents, including what was called "the most significant climb [in the Pacific Northwest] in the past 50 years," on the East Face of Mox Peak, just days after completing a Grade 6 first ascent on the other side of the range.

When Michael isn't climbing, skiing, mountain biking, or running, he has worked at several rehabilitation clinics, at the University of Utah sequencing and analyzing DNA of infectious & esoteric diseases, as an advisor for insurance companies and the Affordable Care Act, and as a mountain guide for Wasatch Mountain Adventures (formerly Exum Utah).

Dr. Layton received his Doctor of Chiropractic from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, OR and received his Bachelor's in Exercise Science from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. Michael has also been invited to attend Stony Brook University's class of 2016 Masters of Science Physician Assistant Program in Long Island, NY. Michael is happily married to his amazing, intelligent, & beautiful favorite climbing partner, Britne.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JJP on November 22, 2011
Format: Paperback
I've been out of active climbing for a few years now, and I'm trying to get back into climbing specific shape. I know that this puts me at a pretty significant risk for injury, and that I'm pretty good at not training. What I like about this book is the fact that it combines climber-specific info that would normally have to be searched from a bunch of different books on mountaineering, nutrition, strength training, etc. So I pretty much don't have any excuses for not having the info on everything I need. And it's a fun read, which is important for me. Nothing repulses me from the science of rehab and training like too much data and not enough author personality.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By roskodolly on April 21, 2011
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Rock on! What a great book! So much great and usable information packed into such a little book. Very helpful in all aspects. Even if you don't climb this is a "go to book" for all your bodies needs. I really like the fact that the writer is a Chiropractor, someone who really knows the body well. Bones and muscles. After all they all work together. I highly recommend this book for anyone who has a bad back and wants to work out, improve their range of motion, strength,and overall health. Get it, use it! You will be happy you did. I am.
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful By T. Finger on February 27, 2010
Format: Paperback
If you need info weight training, rehab, or stretching this book can be a great compliment to some more comprehensive books on training (self coached climber, etc.)
But other then these areas this book falls short. There is only 8 pages on climbing specific training.
The other topics this book are covered really lightly and seem pretty random (ten pages on bolting, 3 pages on rope soloing?, rappelling on a fifi hook?)
IMHO bolting is a craft that needs to be learned from someone with lots of experience. The ASCA web site is a good place to start and
has lots more info on bolting then the book covers.

I'm really not sure who this book is tailored for, but most of the topics seem like a random list of articles from a magazine or something.

Bottom line, if you need info on rehab this might be worth picking up,
but otherwise buy a copy of 'Freedom of the Hills' and the 'Self coached climber' and you'll come out ahead
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