Sunday, May 30, 2010


Hello and welcome everyone! Have a great and safe Memorial Day! For many of us this day on
the calander is "crunch time day." On the horizon...the Senior Olympics, Senior Games, the
Masters and this year is the qualifying year for the Nationals and World Championships for
track and field. It doesn't get any bigger than this...from the local "stage" to the national and
world "stage." Now mental toughness not only comes into displayed for all to see. You
either embrace the moment or shrink away. Injuries and "the wall" play a role when it comes
to mental toughness. A help in avoiding injuries...proper warm up, designed to complement
your event(s). Longer warm up time. Double the amount of water you drink. Remember, in hot,
muggy weather you can loose as much as 30% of your muscle power. Your cool down should be
at least 20 minutes. The wall...most of us have experienced "hitting" the wall. We create our
own wall for the most part. When you train with numbers and sets and are glued to a stopwatch,
we develope" muscle and brain memory." Change your workout pattern daily. ON DEMAND
is what you want your body to respond to. Don't become robotic. First to the Finish Line...
where winners and survivors always meet.

Have a great and meaningful life everyone! Jimmy O

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Hello and welcome everyone! Yes...this one is about you! You and I hear about men and women
performing courageous deeds. The WOW factor! Teenagers sailing around the world. Another
teen climbing a mountain with his father. There are many point is this...people don't
climb Mt Everest to conquer the mountain, they climb it to conquer themselves. They overcome
their fears. In my training, once each week I confront "the hill." Forty meters in length with a
20 meter elevation. Every thing I do on the track, I do up hill. Sprinting forward and backward,
hops, (2 feet and then 1 foot at a time), knee lifts, arms overhead holding an 8lb. ball and sprinting for 10 meters. The challenge of the hill...the conquering of myself. It is rewarding!
I realize my feat pales in comparison to other feats, but it's my way to overcome a fear.
Challenge yourself...overcome yourself...feel the difference. It's about you.

Have a great and meaningful life everyone! Jimmy O
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Sunday, May 16, 2010


Hello and welcome everyone! Last week we talked about the importance of muscle confusion
in attaining your fitness goals. Today let's discuss "fitness buyer confusion." I am bombarded
and overwhelmed with supplement info. It's one thing to select a product, and then to select a
manufacturer. Let's say you want to increase your endurance and have faster recovery. You will
find (estimate) at the very least, 50 different products...and each product will have at least 50
"makers" of said product. In addition, you pick up a muscle magazine and see heavy advertising
by a certain product and "maker." Guess what...that maker also "owns" the magazine. Now add
weight loss supplements to the mix. Even if you majored in math...there's a whole lot of numbers
to mentally digest. And you think you are going to select the perfect one. Good luck! WARNING...buyer beware. Everyone is in a hurry to "get it." Before you waste your money,
consult with a nutritionist or/and pharmacist to help. Why? Because your health is at stake.
In June I will be going in for my semi-annual physical and I want certain blood tests taken.
I want to know what exactly what I need. There is only one supplement that I can count on...
that's StemEhance.

Have a great and meaningful life everyone! Jimmy O

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Hello and welcome everyone! When your workout/exercise program becomes easy or too
easy...your report card will read...PROGRESS HAS STOPPED. That's when we begin to question
ourselves..."I don't seem to be getting ahead." "My endurance, stamina, speed and strength
doesn't improve." Well at this point, at least we're staying in shape...and for some, that's the goal.
For others, that's not enough. Exercises must be progressive and multi directional. NEVER do
exercises the same way, in the same format or at the same time every day. When you go through your workout without even are in a rut...get out of the rut. Change your mindset. Write out a new workout program for each week. So, you should have at least 4
different workouts. A workout pattern should change daily. Start doing things you don't like to do...things that are difficult. After a few workouts, you will see and feel improvment. Raise the bar, challenge yourslf. You will never feel completely satisfied until you CONQUER YOURSELF!
To all the women...Happy Mother's Day!

Have a great and meaningful life everyone! Jimmy O

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Hello and welcome everyone! OVERLOAD...that's the key word today. Study your workout...
whether it's sets or distance or time and then ADD to it for one workout. My overload workout
is on Thursday. I workout on a hill...40M in length with a 20M elevation. Everything I do on
the track I do on the hill. I call it bunker hill. Sprinting forward forward and backward. Plyometrics, pogos, leaps and twists. Five sets with 10 in each set. I conclude the workout by
sprinting barefoot on grass...five sprints, 50M each and then go through my cooldown. The
overload does wonders in my training. Next Thursday I reverse the drills and start with the
grass sprints.

Have a great and meaningful life everyone! Jimmy O