Saturday, September 24, 2016


Welcome everyone...question I am asked all the time, "how many exercises/drills are there?" My reply, "how many stars are there?" You are asking, "how can I get there, fast?" Everyone wants speed and "I don't have a lot of time." My response, "you have a life time." The most effective way we can improve quality of life and duration, is exercise." You can cut your exercise time in half if you count by 2's...OR you can "burst exercise." Ten minute workout." With three/four 20 sec. all out give it all drill. Select your drills. Results will be the same as a 45 minute workout. I call this the "Burst" workout challenge. Ready, set, GO. Your life is in your hands.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Exam Time...again

Welcome everyone...every six weeks I must test fitness, my endurance. I remember when I was 10 years old, telling my father that I would never have a beer belly. A few years later I made another promise to myself..."never stop dreaming. Think the impossible." Being true to myself has been a driving force my entire life. When you stop dreaming, you short circuit your life. So this week is TEST time. Sprint five 50M, five 100M and five 300M. A two min. rest between each sprint. Clime a 25 foot rope five times. Then a slow jog for 800M. Then stretch for 30 min. Yes, I just turned 80. The candles cost more than the cake.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Monday, September 5, 2016


Welcome athletes, our greatest threats in attaining peak performance is ourselves and injury. Avoiding or at least limiting injury is paramount. Far too many avoidable injuries plague athletes at all levels. No excuse to incur an injury during a warm up. Leading the way...foot, knee, shoulder, and in a few sports, head injury. Avoid what I term "body crash." The body is not a machine. Too many of us activate "push button" mindset. We devour wakeup pills, training pills, eating pills, go to bed pills. Under this premise, throughout "listen to your body." Pills screen out how your body feels and reacts. All in the name of performance, ain't gonna happen. Ever been tired even before your event? No matter what you read here, most of you will continue your habit. Forget the words, warm up. A singer warms up. PREP is the word and designed program. Stretching and motion in the pre event routine must compliment the motion of your event. Prep time should be 45-60 min. Break a sweat! Select and write out stretching and motion that fit your event. Injury, pain and rehab is no fun.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Welcome everyone...prior to the start of the Olympics, I stated that the winners would share a common trait. Mental Toughness. That was the prevailing trait. In swimming, le Close was shadow boxing right in front of Phelps, trying intimidate no avail. Phelps beat le Close by over a second and went on to win another gold medal. All the winners, both the women's and men's events, the mental games prevailed. The athletes spend hours in mental paid off.  Next week, Avoiding injuries.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Sunday, August 14, 2016

1st to the FINISH LINE...

Welcome everyone...the IMPACT that you make is in direct proportion to your own self image. The who am I, what am I all about. "How do we reach and define that inner me?" Start by removing the self imposed obstacles. 1) Worry 2) you don't like change. 3) Indecision 4) Adversity 5) Fear...Robert Frost, "the people I am most afraid of are the people who are scared." The road to success will always be under construction. I...image, self image. M...maturity. P...purpose in life. A...attitude. C...courage. T...touch, the human touch, When you change the way you look at things, you change the way things look, the things you look at change. First to the Finish Line...where Winners and Survivors Always Meet.
Have a meaningful life every one...Jimmy O

Saturday, August 6, 2016


Welcome everyone...Cindy Thrasher, 19, has won gold in the air rifle event in Rio. She also won that event, NCAA, as a freshman in college. She believes in Visualization and gives credit to that practice. The elite athletes all possess about the same skill and talent. So, what separates the elite from winners and those who fail. Visualization, imagery, mind pictures. Your mind becomes your personal camera and takes a picture of every detail. Fall asleep using visualization. And when you are sleeping your mind is still actively working. Now, we have documentation that those who practice visualization increase performance by as much a 35 %. When you can visualize, feel your self begin to act and behave as though you were already there. Repetition, practice, is the key. The Olympics in Rio will provide us with the value of the mental game.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

9th Wonder of the World

Welcome everyone...I have asked this question for several years... "why is it that people with less, accomplish more than "normal" people?" What ever one accepts, that becomes their norm. Fate is what life gives you, destiny is what you do with it. Adding to my Hero Hall...the family of Hamuyam Kahn, Father Jacques, pastor
from France and Tai Sheppard, age 11, Brook Sheppard, age 8 and Rainn Shepard, age 10. Homeless. Just qualified for Junior Olympics. They have added to the meaning of life. There are times when words are not important or meaningful.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O