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

Sunday, February 1, 2015


Hello and welcome everyone...the "unknown" search for the unknown belongs to every pioneer, achiever and risk taker. Another
factor..."what exactly is one looking for?" No matter what level of
competition, stage in life or training, most of us search to attain that
elite level. Mental toughness in our training. Begin with overcoming distractions, fear of failure, bad calls by officials and past 1) Prep time and practice. 2) Mimic game conditions.3) Focus on the NOW. The search for any unknown will
continue...forever. When one discovers the "missing link," the process continues in finding the next "link." The unknown spawns search... discovery spawns the next unknown. First to the Finish Line...
where winners and survivors always meet.

Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O
website being updated.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Whose Body?

Hello and welcome everyone...most of us at one point in time have
second guessed or had the thought, what am I missing...what should I be looking for. More and more info has been streaming our
way re the mental side of sports, training and workouts. Now, when
designing fitness programs, I devote/emphasize 40% of clinic/class time to the psych required. Self confidence is critical as we scale
upward in raising the bar. Sports psychologists are no longer an
oddity, but necessity. Raising the bar...requires us to really get to know our body. Psychophsics...the psychological study of the relationship between stimuli and sensory response. Reference...Dr.
Patrick J. Cohn, Reach Your Peak. Mental mistakes...dwelling on
errors is the #1 mistake for athletes. Don't dwell on mistakes. Refocus and use mistakes as building blocks. Takes only about three seconds to refocus. Realize that there are in fact no positive or
negative experiences other than what we define as such. Our perception of an experience has the ultimate power as to how we feel when it's happening. Most of us do not realize the power we have. We have to recalibrate.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O
Site update in progress

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Top 4 Fears

Hello and welcome everyone...response to last week's blog has been overwhelming...thank you. This week, smorgasbord. Take what you like and the rest leave for someone else. Results of research...Top Four Fears in Sports: 1) fear of embarrassment 2) fear of letting others down. 3) fear of hard work not paying off. 4) fear of not playing up to potential. Top three brain boosters, asparagus, yams and blackberry. Test I put to 25 men and women...
Only think positive thoughts of one day, the way we look at things and the way we feel. No one passed. Negative thinking produces
negative results. Saps your energy. We live in a "cosmetic," cover up society. Trying to cover up the way we, wrinkle cream.
We don't like the way we look...which explains our self image. To change, we have to change our thinking. When you change the way
you look at things, you change the way things look...the things you look at change.

Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O
site update in progress

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Hero Tribute

Welcome everyone...many of you know that once in awhile I like to take a side road. Today we drive down that side road. Everyone
in life must come face to face with yourself. That's the "who am I."
A life defining moment. Awards, plaques and trophies are great...but in the end, the one award that really matters...What kind of person was I? What kind of person am I? Each day for the past 10 years I add another "hero" to my list. My passion for most of my
life has focused on people with disabilities. Why is it that people with less, accomplish more. People with less skill, physically and/or mentally challenged accomplish more than "normal" people.
Today I will pay tribute to three of my heroes. First, my late father. At age 16, his father died. He had to take over their dairy farming business. My father's life changed in an instant. He refused to drop
out of high school...he graduated. He became one of the most
successful farmers in the entire area. My father had many "sayings." I will share two with you..."whenever you get on a horse
make sure you are facing the front." "If you perform a good deed for someone expecting a thank you, you are doing it for the wrong
reasons." Next, Kyle Maynard...born with congenital amputee. No
arms, no legs. Recently climbed Mt Kilimanjaro. His speech, "No
Excuses." Next, Charolette Brown, Texas. Blind. Competes in track
and field. Sprinter/pole vault. In pole vault, seven steps and plant.
We can learn a lot about people with less. I am still learning.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O