Monday, May 2, 2016

Trigger Words

Welcome everyone...as we greet a change of seasons moods change...and we experience varying degrees of depression. It takes about a week to snap out of it. Change of seasons is a great time change our training routine and add cross training. This is where your mental toughness needs to come into play. Redesign your training blueprint. I have found that words used in training...kick in a greater degree of motivation. I whisper the word NOW to kick it. I started this about 15 years ago. My brain is now trained to send and trigger a greater performance. In all, I use 3 trigger words. Understand and appreciate the capacity of the brain. When ever you can apply the "brain trick" it concentrates on a new call and bypasses your current body condition. Example...you may be tired, the trigger bypasses that condition and forces your brain and muscles to excel in another condition or function or demand. Takes about 2 weeks to install. 
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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Design/Action/Results

Welcome everyone...Design/Action/Results
 Professional approach to enduring Peak Performance. Governing your body and results expected is a business. Type your plan. A.
Results expected, listed first. B. Blood test for athletes. C. Nutritionist and show results of your blood tests. D. Reflexologist with one visit a week. E. Design High Impact drills. Plyo, sprints, stairs and jump rope. Non stop starting with 10 min. 3x a week. Increase to 20 min. and then 30 min. over 4 week period. F. supplements...stay away. My science dept. has researched "tons" of supps...bogus. I take coconut oil and water, grapefruit seed extract, organic, raw-unfiltered apple cider vinegar. Vitamin B12 liquid w/ B complex. When ever I ask athletes if supps. help...reply, "I don't know." Your body will adjust to the above within 2/3 weeks. You will feel the difference and see results. You asked for it, now you have it. Have a meaningful life every one.
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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Game Changer!

Welcome everyone...Game Changers are worth their money in gold. Life defining, Life changing moments. The eye of the storm! In "that moment" you want it. Your mind is not cluttered with "what if's, " "ya buts" and "I got this." Chatter equals clutter. Break the barrier...the wall. As you progress to the next level you will experience the same thoughts and feelings as before. Do not give in to the coward. If not now...when? Break down the wall...smash it! Become a wall breaker...keep breaking down the walls. First to the finish Line...where winners and survivors always meet.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O
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Saturday, April 9, 2016

STOP

Welcome everyone...rave reviews re last blog, thank you. Albert Einstein, "the difference between genius and stupidity, genius has limitations." Today I am going express the way I feel...the way others around me to feel. Especially my children and grandchildren. "We live as though we will never die. We died as though we never lived. We rush to grow up and long to be kids again. We get up in the morning and take a pill to get us going and then take another pill to send us to sleep. Machine? When you punish your body, you lose your body. Shame! When you change the way you look at things, you change the way things look...the things you look at change." When you stop dreaming, you stop living. Have you stopped? Have a meaningful everyone...Jimmy O
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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Injury Prevention

Welcome everyone...why is it that athletes incur so many injuries? And it isn't limited to just one sport...it's all sports. Viewing tons of film, one can quickly pick out flaws in the warm ups and cool downs. Let's begin with the feet. Athletes spend a ton shoes. Shoes are restrictive. Naturally you have to wear shoes in competition. The book, "Born to Run" illustrates how people native to Africa run barefoot. During my intense workouts, (3x a week) I train barefoot, on a football field. This training helps make the feet stronger and the ankles. Watching NFL players warm up, all players were doing the same drills. Why! Stretching and other drills should have the same motion as when you perform in a game. Called Muscle conditioning. I can't claim to completely eliminate injuries, however rehab is not the best class to be. By the way, a doctor in NY has his patients run barefoot on a blacktop road.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O
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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Take Control

Welcome everyone...take control of yourself. Most competitors want perfect conditions...stay away from the perfect" setup." You are not setting the table for dinner. When training, you should welcome disruptions. Outdoor training is ideal. Weather and climate will always play a role in your training. Rain, wind, cold and heat will always be factors. The moment you give in to outside factors...you are done. The only things that will force me indoors, is
lightning and snow. Sprinting against a 30 mi per wind is not a picnic...but I do. Get behind the wheel of your life and don't worry about things you can't control. When you complain and make excuses...you are done. First to the Finish Line...where winners and survivors always meet.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Preparing to Win

Welcome everyone... 1) Thought process...during my training and time, (year round), my mindset is not just compete, but to Win. I gather info on the completion...records, diet, their mindset. Watch film on their competing. How they act and react. Their training routine. I keep a notebook. 2) My search for newest methods in training includes interviews with pros, film and writings. I rule out anything that I don't feel gives me an edge. Then merge new methods with the old. 3) Research health foods, nutrition and energy foods. 4) I compete in track and field, tennis, racquetball and tackwondo. So, my training is varied and high impact. Every two weeks I select a different set of drills...except my core drills. 5) once my routine, I don't change, I stick to it. My warm up and cool down takes 45 min. each. Each workout is 3 hours. On days I compete, my prep routine is always the same. First to the Finish Line...where winners and survivors always meet.
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