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Hello Followers

Posted in Uncategorized on September 18, 2017 by mistransformation

I know I haven’t posted in a long time.  Maybe I’ll find more time again into winter. I have been so busy this summer.  I have had many kayaking trips and a few good hikes.  I paddled once again on Keuka Lake at Penn Yan and did a bike ride trip on the Outlet Trail from Keuka Lake to Seneca Lake.  I have also paddled different parts of the Susquehanna River West Branch, North Branch and Southern Branch.  I did McKee’s Half Falls and I will try to post a video here of that paddle. It was awesome getting a taste of the whitewater.

This is footage of the Outlet Trail near Penn Yan, NY – the entire trail is not paved.


McKees Half Falls is near Port Trevorton, PA on Routes 11 & 15.

Farwell Island is on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River near North Bend, PA.

I am hoping to do a kayak trip in October on Cayuga Lake near Ithaca, NY if the weather stays as nice as it has been.

That’s a little update for you.  Talk soon.  MisTransformation

Happy 6 Year Anniversary to Mistransformation

Posted in Uncategorized on February 27, 2017 by mistransformation


Happy 6 year anniversary to the blog that was only supposed to be a couple month challenge.  As a follower of this blog you know that my posts have been dwindling down the last couple of years.  I was going to announce with this post that Mistransformation was calling it a day.  I have changed my mind however and am probably just going to change things up a bit and instead of posting workout reviews, I’ll just post about my hikes and kayaking trips with pictures, etc.

Thank you to all of my faithful followers throughout the years. This type of blog is sort of just running its course and running out of steam.  Times have changed and I have as well.

So with that said, let’s see what the next year brings and I’ll revisit the thought on anniversary 7.

The Keystone 49: Peakbagging in Pennsylvania (Climbing the Keystone State’s Beautiful Mountains and Vistas)

Posted in Uncategorized on February 3, 2017 by mistransformation

My hometown made this list.

Endless Mountains Experience

17992907190_0475ca8e64_o.jpg Gillespie Point

Many people enjoy climbing mountains, or peaks, whether it be for a specific elevation or the view at the top.  This is common in New York and New England, and to a lesser degree, the southern Appalachians.

Pennsylvania is an odd state for “peakbagging”, because it doesn’t have many peaks.  Most of the terrain in this state is defined by ridges and plateaus with fairly consistent elevations.

Regardless, the views in Pennsylvania are still impressive, and the climbs can be very challenging.

This list is based upon mountains with features at or near the summit, such as a view, firetower, or rock outcroppings.

The focus is not on the high point itself.

There generally must be a vertical climb of at least 500 feet that is feasible for a hiker to do from a lower elevation.

Some climbs are off trail.

All climbs are on public…

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I know I’ve been neglectful

Posted in Uncategorized on December 2, 2016 by mistransformation

I know I’ve neglected my blog for months.  I just haven’t been able to sit down and put time into writing reviews they way they should be done. I don’t like to just slop a review out to get a post.  I like to do the workout and write it out in longhand first and then create a post on my blog.

That being said, I do have plans to do a best of the year that will include a few things I have been doing but haven’t had the time to post about on here.  By viewing my blog stats, I see that I do still get a lot of visitors to my post.

I hope you are all doing well and I will be back before the end of the year to let you know about some great offerings.

I’m not giving up; just been busy

Posted in Kayaking, Uncategorized on August 29, 2016 by mistransformation

No, I haven’t given up on my blog.  I actually had an epic vacation a few weeks ago and I want to blog about that and a few other things.  I can’t wait to tell you about it.

I’ve just been really busy and taking advantage of the long summer days that are now getting shorter and shorter every day.

Here’s a teaser:

I will be back….promise.

The Master’s Hammer & Chisel-Chisel Power w/ Autumn and Sagi Workout Review

Posted in Health/Fitness, Review, Uncategorized with tags , , , on February 15, 2016 by mistransformation


My last review – Hammer Build Up was Sagi’s workout with Autumn and Chisel Power is Autumn’s workout with Sagi.

Chisel Power is approximately 30 minutes long.  You will need dumbbells, a medicine ball, a bench, chin up bar and bands.  You can modify if you don’t have these items (except I think dumbbells are really crucial but if you’re doing this workout I’m sure you have at least those).

WORKOUT DESCRIPTION from Beachbody OnDemand:  Get ripped from head to toe with hardcore resistance training, isometric holds, and explosive plyometrics.

The pattern for this workout is two related movements with the first being more dynamic with a fast 4 rep count and then a 4 second isometric hold repeating 4 times (I’m going to call these 4x4s).  Then you go into the similar movement but with heavy weights for 10 reps.  Core movements are done for 16 reps and there is no 4 rep count with the isometric hold for these.

The moves:

Ball squat jumps – 4×4

Heavy squat – 10 reps

Lunging Rows – 4×4

Pull-ups or band pulls -10 reps

Hanging knee raises – 16 reps (can modify on the floor)

Ball plyo lunges – right – 4×4

Heavy lunge – right – 10 reps

Ball ply lunges – left – 4×4

Heavy lunge – left – 10 reps

Plyo push-up – 4×4

Heavy bench press – 10 reps (can modify on floor)

Half spider man – 16 reps

This is the halfway point and you get a 60 second break for water, etc.

Ball sumo squat plyos – 4×4

Heavy sumo squat – 10 reps (can use 1 dumbbell or 2)

Ball push press – 4×4

Heavy military press – 10 reps

Seated ball toe taps – 16 reps (more like ball leg raises – seated you hold the ball between your feet and raise and lower)

Ball knee drivers on step – left – 4×4

Heavy step up – left – 10 reps

Ball knee drivers on step – right – 4×4

Heavy step up – right – 10 reps

Bicep curls – 4×4 – (use lighter weights – isolation hold is in the middle)

Heavy bicep curls – 10 reps

Triceps kickbacks – 4×4 – (use lighter weight)

Heavy triceps kickbacks – 10 reps

Very short cool down stretch once again – less than two minutes. You’ll definitely want to do some additional stretching on your own.

I liked the 4×4 pattern with the isolation hold.  That is sort of the kick I look for in workouts.  The workout was short though I would have liked about an additional 10 minutes.

I’d give this workout 4 1/4 stars out of 5.


I bought the 30#s

Posted in Uncategorized on January 31, 2016 by mistransformation


I had been sitting on 25#s for a long time and decided it was time to move up.