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Kyle’s Post Ride Pancakes

I love eating these after a long hard bike workout on a Saturday morning!  I add heaps of maple syrup and sometimes some whip cream if we have any kicking around.

Spelt Banana Pancakes*

2 tbsp.    flax seeds
2 bananas, ripe
1 1/2 cups     vanilla soy milk
1 tbsp.  vanilla
1 tbsp.  honey
1 1/2 tsp.   olive oil
1 1/2 cups  spelt flour
1 tbsp.  baking powder
1/4 tsp.  sea salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

  • Stir in all the ingredients in a mixing bowl
  • Using a spatula, pour the mixture on to a hot pan
  • Flip once the bottom pancake can easily come off the pan
  • Remove the pancake from pan once second side is golden brown
* Taken from Gluten-Free Diet – A Comprehensive Resource Guide by Shelley Case


Adam Campbell- Sub 2:30 marathon runner

adam22“So everyone is looking for the magic formula – how do I get faster and what can I take to improve my performance? The answer to these questions is easy.  Train more and train faster.

However if you are going to buy into that little motto, then you need to make sure that you are recovering between sessions. I think it was the US marathoner and Olympic medalist Deena Kastor who said “there is no such thing as over-training, just under-recovering”. A key element to recovery is through diet. Anyone who tells you otherwise is an idiot. How could diet not affect performance? It is the building block for your cells, muscles, bones, blood…As a hard training athlete, you are also more likely to leach essential nutrients and minerals from your body as you stress the system.

I have always enjoyed pursuing physical challenges, from Ironman racing to running marathons.  My new love and passion is mountain running. When I began training for the Jungfrau marathon, an uphill marathon with over 5000 feet of elevation gain, I knew that I would need improve my ability to recover if I was going to be able to handle the workload and stress of training for such an arduous event. I was fortunate enough to come across 7SYSTEMS at the beginning of my prep for this race and with the help of 7SYSTEMS I was able to complete my biggest run mileage ever, and proceeded to have the best ever finish by a Canadian at a mountain running world championships.

So if you care about your health and you care about your performance 7SYSTEMS is more than worth a shot.”

Adam Campbell is the 2007 Canadian Mountain Running Champion and has a 2:29 marathon personal best.  He is currently at law school studying to become a lawyer.

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Anthea Seeton

“I have taken the product and I really loved it.  I found out about it on line while preparing for a 30 day Bikram challenge.  All my fellow yogis had all sorts of cramping, stiffness, etc., that thanks to 7SYSTEMS I didn’t suffer from.  I am off to do teacher training in Palm Desert for 9 weeks and decided instead of putting together my own supplement program that I would take the 7 systems.   I don’t take it all the time, but for those times when I am pounding my body it is amazing.”


Mike Neill- Ironman/Coach

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“Over the years I have discovered that the only way to improve my performance is to recover properly and put together days, weeks and months of solid, consistent training. Since I have been using 7systems I have been able to put in some of the best blocks of training in my entire Ironman career. I am seeing improvements across the board in all three sports.  I recommend 7systems to all the athletes I coach and anyone who is looking for a simple convenient way to stay healthy and improve their performance.”

Mike has been Canada’s top overall finisher at Ironman Hawaii in each of the past 3 years, breaking 9:00 each time, and has over 15 top 10 overall Ironman finishes in his career.  Mike is also a coach to over a dozen athletes of the Human Powered Racing Team and the Island Triathlon Club

www.humanpoweredracer.blogspot.com

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Jasper Blake- Ironman Champion

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“At the heart of it I believe the only way to get better is to train harder and smarter than everyone else and not get injured. To be honest, I usually stay clear of supplements but 7SYSTEMS has created a product that is worth using. Prior to Ironman Canada I incorporated 7SYSTEMS into my nutritional arsenal and it helped me get through one of the toughest training regimens of my career. 7SYSTEMS is a great product. It’s easy to use and takes the guess work out of my nutrition.”

Jasper Blake, Winner, 2006 Ironman Canada

www.jasperblake.com

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Nigel Gray

nigel-gray“I have not been a big believer in supplements over the years. It was always hard to decide what exactly I needed and how much, and with numerous positive doping tests being attributed to uncertified supplements it stopped me from trying to sort it out. 7 Systems has solved all of this. By offering a certified product in which I can be sure of its content, as well as a daily mix of the appropriate vitamins, minerals and anti oxidants, it allows me to train and race with confidence knowing that my body is getting what it needs without any risk of inadvertently ingesting a banned substance.”

Nigel Gray is the head coach, NRG Performance Training.  NRG is a Toronto based multisport team.  Nigel has been part of dozens of personal victories for people over the years.
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Lucy Smith- 19 Time National Champion

“I can honestly say that energy and recovery is a pretty big deal for me. I do most of my training in the morning and then I am on the go for the rest of the day with no down time. I think that the supplement has really benefited me. There are certainly no negative side effects and I feel that my recovery has been really good and my training and racing has been very strong since starting on the supplement in April ‘07.”

 

Lucy Smith is a 19-Time Canadian Champion and internationally ranked athlete in triathlon, duathlon, and distance running.  She is also the mother of two.


Brad Cunningham – Ultra Marathoner

brad-in-water“The reason we train is to see if we can be better than our former self. In order to be better we need to do things differently than we have done before. For me, that was moving beyond just running all the time. I started to pay attention to the details that affect performance, like diet and recovery. 7SYSTEMS helped me become better.  I found the world of supplements to be confusing and expensive. The 7SYSTEMS team made that world simple for me. Everything I need is in one packet – simple, portable, and smart. Now I’m getting everything my body needs in order to be better than it was before, while saving money at the same time.  What I like about 7SYSTEMS is that it’s designed by athletes. These are people who have done what it is I am trying to do, and they have found a way to simplify the confusing world of supplements.   One packet per day, that’s it! And everything is covered.   The difference between average and good is training.   The difference between good and great is details. 7SYSTEMS has helped me take care of the details.”
Brad Cunningham is an ultra-runner, coach and teacher.


Jordan Rapp- Ironman- Top Triathlon Cyclist

Measuring the efficacy of vitamins is a funny thing. It’s not like caffeine, where the effect is immediate, but short lived. The idea is that you want to slightly raise the overall functioning of your body consistently. Over the past month, I completed two and a half weeks of the most intense training I’ve ever done, in preparation for Ironman Arizona. I started taking 7Systems at the same time. During that time period, I had to occasional “off day,” as we all do, but I felt like I consistently recovered more quickly than I had in the past when taking on this sort of load, and as a result I was able to perform better during my key workout sessions. I believe that 7Systems was a definitive part of that. The convenience of not having to remember to take a variety of supplements was also very helpful; that may seem like a small thing, but simply having one packet that you open and take to get everything you need makes a difference when you have a lot going on.

 

Jordan Rapp is well known for his popular cycling and bike fit advice on the internet chat forum Slowtwitch, and has compiled 5 top 3 overall finishes at Ironman events in the past 3 years.


Peter Oyler

oyler“Training for the RACE ACROSS AMERICA (RAAM) required that I spend an incredible amount of hours on the bike in order to make sure I was super comfortable with my bike. With week after week of high volume training and some intensity, I needed to supplement my vitamin and mineral needs. 7SYSTEMS endurance sports supplement made a noticeable difference in so many areas for me. It is a great supplement for those who have great nutritional habits and for especially for someone like me who is always on the fly and not a great cook! Our bodies need what 7SYSTEMS provides in order to keep going strong mile after mile.”

Peter Oyler finished 8th overall in the 2007 RACE ACROSS AMERICA.  He has started training for training for the 2009 race again.

www.peteroyler.com

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Mike Greenburg

mike-greenberg“I must admit I was skeptical at first about the product but after about three weeks of using it I started to notice that I had higher energy levels (especially in the morning) and my recovery between workouts had greatly improved. However what really convinced me is when I ran out and was off the product for a couple of weeks. I became much more tired and was not recovering from workouts as well as before.. Now I am back on the product and feel great. I think because I have a hectic work schedule and don’t always eat properly; the product has been an important complement to my training and general well being. To me the ease of use of the product is a big advantage. I would highly recommend this product to anyone.”
Mike Greenberg was 3rd overall at the 2007 National Amateur Triathlon Championships and 1st at the 2008 Championships.  He is also an Investment Banker and soon to be father.


Jonathan Moncreiff

“Having taken several years off from competitive running and triathlons, I found that returning to competition and the fitness level I desired was not as easy or as straightforward as I would have hoped. In short, although the mind was willing, time had taken its toll on my body. While getting through the mandated workouts was possible, recovery did come as quickly as before and as a result it took longer to make the desired progression.  Moreover, whereas I could once focus much of my energy on my fitness pursuits (be it workouts, rest, dietary requirements, etc.), today’s reality is that I have many different and competing interests for my time. Each day only has 24 hours in it and I, much like most people I know, frequently find it difficult to get done (both work and training related) what I would like to before I need to get to bed to be rested enough to face the next day.  Thus, faced with these new challenges, it became evident that if I wanted to meet my lofty fitness goals, I was going to need to be smart about my training. Luckily, it was at about this time that I discovered 7SYSTEMS. Since starting to use 7SYSTEMS, I have noticed both increased energy levels (specifically when I wake up) and that my recovery is accelerated (both crucial elements in my book). The fact that all my supplement needs can be met in one product is also a huge advantage. Gone are the days of having to purchase, organize and carry around multiple individual supplement products. I highly recommend this product.”
Jonathan Moncrieff: Corporate Lawyer; Competitive Runner and Triathlete