Sunday, March 28, 2010


Hello and welcome everyone! Change of seasons (4, for those counting) brings about "seasonal
blues." Cain't explain it, just is. The reason I mention it? Change of any nature will test your
mental toughness...your focus. Change brings about internal conflict and challenge. Being able
handle adversity separates you from the "rest of the field." The source of one's strength comes from
within. Attaining and maintaining mental toughness is a daily exercise. Success doesn't come at
us like a water fall...but one drop at a time. The road to success will always be under construction. Winner's find a way...a reason to "stay the course." A question asked by all of us
at one time or I getting better? In most cases the answer is yes. Perhaps you don't
see it, but you feel it. It's like trying to see ourselves grow. We can't, but we do grow, we do get
better. We arrive at our destination because we planned it...because we wanted it. We didn't
allow "change" to get in our way.

Have a great and meaningful life everyone! Jimmy O

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Hello and welcome everyone! Welcome to my space! If it's blogger time, it has to be Sunday.
My "spacing" definition is my training, workouts are divided into 3 parts. The now...
what I need to accomplish in the next 30 days. The transition...what I need to accomplish over
the following 30 days. The transfer of individual drills to sprinter power and speed. The finished
product...fine tune, self critique, peaking at the right time and exercising my mental toughness.
All the drills are written down prior to the NOW space. I repeat drills until I get it right...
until I'm satisfied with the results expected. After the "space periods" I begin to ease up about
two weeks before the event. When I compete five straight months (as this year), I have to
adjust my spacing according to the time frame allowed. I am looking at 5 straights months
of the last 4 months is devoted to SPACE period 3...fine tune, adjustments
and corrections. I focus on the MENTAL aspects of the competition ahead. Mind games...I
design and create disruptions. Time of day I work out, lane changes and my routine. The week
before the events...I do not change the routine I have written down. First to the Finish Line...
where winners always meet.

Have a great and meaningful life everyone! Jimmy O

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Hello and welcome everyone! Most people say "I like change!" However, few really want to
change. Most of us would rather have a routine...that way we can do things "without thinking."
This is true when it comes to workout/training/fitness programs. We need to "change up" more
often. Vary your routine. This is called MUSCLE CONFUSION! Creating more muscle, more
speed, more endurance and creating more of anything...faster, we need to mix up our routine
at least every other day. Test yourself for the next 30 days and SEE the results. You will be
amazed! And oh...this is also a brain booster. Yes, you will think faster and more clearly. You will
be at your best more of the time. Peak performance is what each of us is after. By the way...
this change will help you drop those extra pounds faster.

Have a great and meaningful life everyone! Jimmy O

Saturday, March 6, 2010


HELLO AND WELCOME EVERYONE! X-RAY your fitness/workout program at least four times
a year. In my x-ray is to analyze the mental and physical aspects of everything
you do. Starting with the "WHY" and the "PREP" of doing the things you are focused on. If you
have not kept notes...forget the x-ray...a waste of time. You need "historic value" for your x-ray
in order to draw conclusions. It works like this...RESULTS EXPECTED, RESULTS ACHIEVED
and the center line is the line of EFFICIENCY. Meaning, ability to do things without waste of time
or energy. Study your mental and physical workout approach, the workout itself and the "after
workout. After that has been done...ask yourself this question, "am I reaching my goals in the
time frame desired?" This method of accountability applies to the beginner as well as the
accomplished/seasoned person. No matter what stage you are in or how months or years you have been training, you want to satisfy the "I want to get better." Always moving the bar upward. I do not believe in the status quo...we either get better or we get worse. Each exercise
should be precise. Practice technique, posture and breathing. First to finish line is where
winners meet!

Have a great and meaningful life everyone! Jimmy O
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