Monday, December 26, 2016
Welcome everyone and thank you for your following my blogs. Your readership is key to my writings. Most of you are well aware of my weekly wall of fame. This past week...Jeison Aristizabal, CNN winner also. Many of you are aware of my devotion to men and women who are physically and mentally challenged. Why is it that people with less, accomplish more than "normal people?" I want to find the answer to that this year 2017. Hundreds of "challenged" people have attended my fitness/sports clinics. This includes people legally blind, in wheel chairs, walkers and needing an assist. I experience a miracle in every clinic and every class. They motivate me and teach me about life. And to all of them...thank you! With love and hugs, Jimmy O
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Hello and welcome everyone...my blog re wearing body weights has generated tons of responses...thank you. Once every three months I design a workout program with drills that I don't really like to do...but I have too. I call that day, my MT. EVEREST CLIMB. Here we go...3 hours of blood sweat and tears. 20 minute warm up. Rugged terrain, run and sprint for 20 minutes. Pull a 40 lb. tractor tire for 20M (sprint) Three sets with 60 sec. rest period after each set. Push 2x4 10m. 5 sets with 60 sec. rest between each set. Standing in place, jump straight up and bring knees waist high, 30 times in 15 sec. and always land on the balls of your feet. 3 sets with 60 sec. rest between sets. Move feet in four directions, change directions quickly, on balls of your feet, 39 sec. 5 sets with 30 sec. rest between sets. Now you have developed fast muscle fiber and endurance. 20 min. cool down. Let's meet at the finish line.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Hello and welcome everyone...thank you for the positive response to last week's blog. We will start this week with quotes. Bob Richards...sports writers questioning Bob Richards, renowned pole vaulter,..at LA Cal. Olympics 1984..."how many records will be broken this year?" Bob, "all of them." Then he said, pointing to the kids swimming, seeing the pre teens training, "these kids are out to break records that haven't even been set yet." Profound! Mary Decker Tab, world champion 1500m champion. "I not only think about winning...I see myself winning." First to the Finish Line...Champion where survivors and winners always meet."
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Welcome everyone...by now you have eaten your share of turkey. Hope you had a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Worst day to train/workout, day after Thanksgiving. Have been receiving questions and requests re "body weights." I workout with one, three and five lb. weights. NEVER place them around your ankles. Place the weight just above your knees. Never around ankles. That will throw your stride off. Too much pressure on your legs. Enter weight training slowly...slowly. Also consider using wrist weights. Start with one lb. each wrist and run 400m at half speed three days a week. Pump those arms. The arms and upper body power/pull you. When attending a track meet, you will hear athletes yelling "pull." You will realize positive results within 10 days. Three days a week with the weights, 30 min. One more...take a 5/10 weight and with both hands lift weight above your head and sprint half speed for 10m and then backwards. Three sets with 30 sec rest between each set. Stay off the treadmill. Hard on the knees. All you are doing is just raising one foot and the other. On any other flat surface, you have to push off. Breath deep slow breaths for one min.
before and after workouts. Get rid of that stale oxygen.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Welcome everyone...at least 50% of us want to attain peak performance. That attitude must prevail in everything we do. The undercurrent...most people don't want to be motivated. Surprised?! Don't be. I am going to assume most of you want to be motivated. This is your food. Coconut oil and water. Helps w/weight loss, kills bacteria, curbs appetite, helps w/memory, helps protect organ function, promotes heart health, improves digestion, promotes energy, helps prevent cancer, helps prevent alzheimers, treats inflammation and arthritis. BANANAS...reduce muscle cramps, lower colon cancer risk, reduce depression, maintain level of electrolytes, improved blood sugar, better memory, prevent calcium loss, lower your blood pressure and swelling. Both aid in igniting inner motivation. Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Welcome everyone...I oft times written and spoken about how sports and the business world are parallel, interconnects on several fronts. Competition is one common thread. Most of the obstacles are self imposed...of our own doing. Boredom, stress, indecision, impatience, lack of purpose, lack of focus, fear, worry. We need to deal with and rid ourselves of the negative...if not these will destroy you, will eat you up. Let's take boredom...Carl Rogers, a renowned educator, professor, stated this "I always thought of myself as a good teacher...but the day I became a great teacher, was the day I became an excited learner." Boredom affects every facet of our lives. And it spreads and is contagious. Put excitement back in your workouts and daily routine. Change. I have to change "I have to work out, to I want to work out." Begin each day with a five/ten meditation." Put subliminal to work when falling asleep. It's powerful.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O