Sunday, March 29, 2015

I AM vs. I WAS

Hello and welcome everyone...about 70% of my blogs have been
dedicated to the physical side of training/exercise/drills...the "how to." Of late, I have emphasized the mental aspect. Today we'll discuss the "mental game." It's easy for someone to say "sky's the limit." Other's echo "have a dream." Or "you become what you think about." Well, if that were true, I would have been a woman by the age of 21. My research references 10/11 sources. Dr. Patrick
Cohn writes..."Olympian's have benefited from imagery for decades." Olympic gymnastic gold medalist Shannon Miller stated
that "mental training is the difference maker in sports. The physical
can only take you so far." Mental imagery will also help your
physical strength. Credit North American Psychology. Prior to the
start of the 1984 summer Olympics, Bob Richards, Olympic gold medalist (pole
vault) and first athlete to appear on Wheaties box was asked by
sports writers, how many records will be broken. Bob replied, "all
of them." Bob Richards then directed the scribes to follow him to
the swimming area and said "see all those 8 and 9 year old kids
swimming. Those kids are out to break records that havn't  even
been set yet."
Have a meaning life everyone...Jimmy O

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Try This for one day.

Hello and welcome everyone...footnote to Freedom vs. Script. Try
this...consume yourself with ONLY positive thoughts and actions
for 24 hours. You will be amazed at the positive energy you will
generate. Let's change gears...anxiety symptoms. 1) fear 2) panic
3) apprehension 4) fast breathing 5) weak feeling 6) upset stomach
7) sudden tiredness 8) stress 9) low self esteem 10) lack of movement. These symptoms will cause all sorts of health issues.
Address them now. Get behind the wheel of your emotions and you
drive. When you cease to cease to get better. Final note:
the response to my updated web...Hero Tribute has been overwhelming.  Thank you!

Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Freedom vs. Scripted #2

Hello and welcome everyone...still receiving high praise for the Hero Tribute page in my updated website I added two more heroes...Jennifer Bricker of Hardinville, IL. "Never say the word can't." Also, Steve Watkins. Retrain the Brain...when people tell me
they love change, I just smile and say really. Most people even resist daylight saving time changes. Retraining brain...1) Identify habit you want to change. 2) Observe what old habit old habit or pathway is doing in your life. 3) Shift focus, distract brain. 4) Use
imagination, build new pathway, new behavior. 5) Interpret your
thoughts and patterns, push cancel button. 6) Use aversion therapy:
replace old habit with new reward. 7) Create specific plan, create
that "freedom to move about." 8) Transform obstacles...the stress of
old habits. Change = conflict. Control with a "this is it." 9) Connect with your higher source, meditation. 10) Transform & make shift.
Conquer yourself. Climb your Mt. Everest.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Freedom vs. Scripted

Hello and welcome everyone...awesome response to my updated
website, . Received 100's of
responses to the Hero Tribute page. OK, let's get started with this
week's blog. Freedom vs. Scripted...most men and women have lived a "scripted" life. Started the script at a very young age. I call
it the " silent addiction." This addictive script is the culprit in our
failure to be excel. Today, not only pro athletes, but also our youth and average men and women are turning to sports psychologists to "train brain." Neural pathways
are created in the brain...letting go of habits. Neural pathways are like super highways of nerve cells that transmit
messages. Next week, "how to retrain your brain."

Have a meaningfull life everyone...Jimmy O

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Hello and welcome everyone...I am delighted to announce that the
web update is now complete.
* videos
* interviews
* Hero Tribute...see it to believe it.
* Hero Ball
The update task completed with tedious and well thought out text
and use of comments and pictures and requests from my blog

Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Cross Training

Hello and welcome everyone...last week we discussed developing
explosiveness. This week...develop endurance. Swimming, tennis,
racquetball and basketball. Cross training is critical in my training.
Each day I select two sports...90 minutes each with a three minute
rest period after each 30 minutes of work. After each workout, I
run for three minutes at 50% max speed. My warm up and cool
down...20 minutes each. I follow Dr. Patrick Cohn and his work.
This past week he stated the can condition your mind toward the negative or positive. REBT...rational, emotive,
behavior, therapy. Positive thoughts over time over power negative
thoughts. The negative...thinking of ways you might get beat vs. ways you won't get beat. Most negative thoughts are self imposed.
Fate is what life gives you, destiny is what you do with it.

Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Sunday, February 8, 2015

High Impact

Hello and welcome's life is about time, distance,
passion and connections. With that in mind, workout efficiency is
my focus. Avoiding boredom is critical in my attaining elite level.
Drill mix is written out each day ahead of time...the beginning of
developing mental toughness. This week...jumping rope for 30 sec.
then rest for 15 sec. Five sets. Then jumping for 60 sec. and rest 30 sec. Then sprinting 40m. forward and backwards five sets. Rest for
30 sec. in between sets. Plyometrics...jumping straight up and pulling knees up to chest 30 times with only the balls of my feet
hitting the floor as fast as I can. Five sets. Then running at half speed for three minutes. Cool down for 20 minutes...stretching. Last, walk for three minutes. I never run on concrete. Only a track or
grass or sand. These drills will provide the explosiveness in your
training that you are looking for.

Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O