Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Welcome everyone...in my boyhood growing up on my parents dairy farm, I would walk with my father into the fields each spring and every once in awhile my father would reach down and grab a handful of soil and feel it to see if it was ready for planting. We have to reach deep down inside ourselves to see if we are ready to get in shape...fitness. Often times this requires SHOCK treatment. Harsh? Yes. Wake up your Mental Fitness. Physical fitness is not only about weights and numbers and meters. All of us need to shock our system and performance. Grunt and grind your way to

Monday, October 10, 2016


Welcome everyone...in most sports you hear the term "I hit the wall." Weather you are a competitor or amateur, the "wall" does happen, WHY? My take...fear of losing. That's when the "now what" sets in. The wall is more mental than physical.  At what point do I experience that wall. You must figure out when I sense the "Wall?" Your training is critical. Go for it,

Thursday, September 29, 2016


Welcome everyone...author unknown, "I'd rather look back at my life and say, I can't believe I did that" instead of saying "I wish I did that." Over the years of competing, working with and researching men and women athletes of all ages and levels of competition, one can learn a lot about the mental and physical aspects of sports. A college professor, friend of mine shared the following (trains Olympic athletes), drinking ice cold liquids works about three times as fast as liquids at room temp. According to this professor, no one has figured out why. I consume coconut water, pineapple flavored, and of course water. After my work outs, I drink a glass of chocolate milk. That's the best for a fast "snap back." No other supplements.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

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 myself...my 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 everyone...as 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 Michael...to 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 training...it paid off.  Next week, Avoiding injuries.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O