Sunday, May 24, 2015


Hello and welcome everyone...this will be like smorgasbord, take
what you like and leave the rest for someone else. "We don't stop
playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing." George Bernard Shaw. Have you noticed how many people, young and old need "props" to get through the day...get
through life? They rely supps, junk food and worst of all...addiction. Being able to "stand alone" is key in reaching the
finish line. Take ownership of our own GPS. Let's start with some
natural, wholesome remedies. Apple Cider Vinegar, raw/unfiltered
by Bragg. Look up Dr. Karen Hammerman, dermatologist with
Vanguard. I take two tablespoons every morning. Coconut Oil,
improves cholesterol, good HDL is raised and bad LDL is lowered.
Helps burn fat. Helps keep bones and teeth healthy. Helps prevent
colon and breast cancer. Helps increase testosterone. I also use
coconut water with pineapple flavor. Stand alone vs props!

Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Sunday, May 17, 2015


Hello and welcome...WOW, what a great response to last week's blog. And to my appearing in the social media...twitter, face book.
linkedin and google. Thank you. OK, most of us "inhale" all sorts of supps to get an "edge." Then many of us plunk down at the food
trough And guzzle junk/garbage and undo everything. Stay away from...1)processed meats 2)margarine 3)surgery cereals 4)fast food
burgers...even parasites were found 5)donuts 6)microwave popcorn
7)toaster pastries 8)bagels 9)blended coffee drinks 10)soda, drinking soda can age you as much as smoking This study and report did not make headlines...why? Research by American Journal of Public Health. BMC Medicine. Academy of Nutrition and Dieteties. Georgie Fear RJ. author of Lean Habits for Life Long Weight Loss. Label "0 trans fat" is not always the truth.
International Agency for Research on Cancer, Brown Univ. Get the
book 21 Day Shred cookbook. Eat healthy...stay healthy.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Climb vs Downhill

Hello and welcome everyone...lots of positive response to the last few blogs. And requests for more on Mental Toughness and how to acquire it. In my experience and the experience of many others, acquiring mental toughness, that challenge presents itself daily. You either climb up mentally or slide down...that's giving up. If you can increase mental toughness by 1% you will overcome fear,
negativity and anxiety. You write the script. Visualize yourself as
already being there. Create a word, or phrase or motto...mine is NOW. "Don't let go of the rope." Success doesn't come at us like a
water comes at us one drop at a time. And one fails a little
at a time. Grip the rope.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Sunday, May 3, 2015

High Motor Jolt

Hello and welcome everyone...who motivates the motivator? An age old question...whether you are a die-hard competitor or a casual
"stay in shape" person, all of us need a jolt once in awhile. Strategies for maintaining High Motivation...1) what are your expected outcomes from each drill/session? 2) Find the why. 3) Make it fun. 4) Focus and refocus. 5) Think of your competitors.
Make/design workouts that are tougher than the actual event. 6) Go
back to basics. 7) Rid the status quo. 8) Write things down, don't
rely on memory. 9) Change routine...create muscle confusion.
10) Go!
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Sunday, April 26, 2015


Hello and welcome everyone...this week we discuss the elusive
endurance/stamina. No matter the sport/event...we compete, we want to "last." Warning...let's not get sloppy. Stick with proper
technique. Here we go. 1) sprint forward and backward for 10m each way. Five sets, three to each set. Hold a 3 pound weight in each hand. 2) hold a 10/15 pound weight, squat, touching weight
to ground, spring up and hold weight high above your head. Five
sets with 10 to each set. 3) 2x4 about 3 feet long. Warp cloth around 2x4, place 2x4 on floor in front of you, place hands on 2x4,
now push as fast as you can for 10m...five sets. 4) jump rope for
30/60 sec. Five sets. 5) Jumping in place, hands at your waist, jump
hitting knees  to your hands...30 times...five sets. 6) uphill sprinting. 30m with about a 10 foot elevation...sprint forward and
backward. Five sets. Weight in each hand optional. Make sure you
are landing on the balls of your feet. Select 2/3 drills every other day. Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Best Teacher

Welcome the "refresh" tab every once in awhile.
Revisit where you started from and where you are today. I found it to be a good way to stay grounded. "For me, the most important is
the Mental part, because I don't think I forgot how to play tennis."
Rafael Nadal. "The best teacher is failure!" Author unknown. My
hero for the week...Charles T. Kuntzleman. Author of "They
Accepted The Challenge." A great read for anyone at any age. Next
week, Fitness/training progress report. Building endurance.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Rope

Welcome everyone...most of us have experienced at least one "on
demand" moment when competing. On demand moments should
produce that rush of adrenalin needed. When ever I hear "guns up,"
"runners up," I feel that awesome feeling...reaching out for
all that gusto. Rather that feeling than the feeling of backing away,
shrinking. When you enter that world of shrink, it's an ugly feeling.
Friday of this week I was having breakfast with a friend of mine. She is a long distance runner and the subject of adrenalin and the
runner's clock. Her questions..."how do I build endurance and catch
runners ahead of me?" endurance with a jump rope.
No weights on the rope. Roping three days a week. Five 30 sec. sets. Jump 30 sec and rest 30 sec. Beyond the first week five 60 sec. sets. Always landing on the balls of your feet. The clock...every competitor should have that internal clock working. You feel what time it is and not have to look at a watch. On demand comes from within.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O