Sunday, May 27, 2012


Hello and welcome everyone! Water and stretching needed...urgent. Hot and humid weather can be the curse for all competitors. Muscles can lose as much as 30% of power or capacity in humid weather. So many athletes skip stretching in hot weather...we should be stretching more often and drinking more water...not less. I see more muscle pulls during hot weather than at any other time. Stretch before, during and after events and consume more water during these periods. Precaution takes less time than smart.

Have a great and meaningfull life everyone! Jimmy O

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Hello and welcome everyone! Let's revisit the "inner clock" in your training and competing. The inner physical is important...the mental clock is critical in being "First to the Finish Line." Your mental clock has to be in gear in your training. We have covered "click" and "now" in previous blogs. In order for the muscles to respond and required to perform when called on...the brain has to send the proper signal at the right moment, in order to WIN. That is why we compete. That is the main reason why we are there. This is why we have a finish line. Mental toughness is a huge part of the game. Most men, women and children handle failure better that success. Dare to be a winner!!!

Have a meaningfull life everyone! Jimmy O

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Hello and welcome everyone...and to all you moms, Happy Mother's Day. Moving on to phase four of my training in getting ready for my competitive events. Just finished sprinting up steps and up hills. Hills...sprint forward and backwards, foot and two feet at a time, sideways and crossover and squat, jump and life 8 lb. ball overhead. NOW, on the track and coming out of the blocks. I'm a sprinter, LJ and HJ. Most of us competitors want and need a kick...a finish no matter the event. We need something to trigger that kick. My "trigger" is the word NOW. I whisper the word NOW. I have done this for the past 10 years.

Have a meaningful life everyone! Jimmy O

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mt Everest

Hello and welcome everyone! Are you progressing in your fitness/training program? When I ask that question I hear "I don't really know." or "I have leveled off." "I did at first." We should ask ourselves this fundamental question..."are my workouts/training progressive"? Some of us still believe that if our training gets easier, then we must be getting better...progressing. That's leveling off. That's creating a ceiling...capping. Design your workouts/training to be progressive...always challenging yourself. Incorporate your own Mt. Everest in your training.

Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O