Saturday, April 27, 2013


Hello and welcome everyone...things that get in our way in our
training, workouts and competing...INJURY, soreness, itching, insect bites and other health related issues, especially pain, whether
it's joints or muscle. Here are a few "old fashion" remedies: lemon balm for stress and white vinegar for under arm. Yes it works.
Wintergreen oil has been around for years and years for treating sore throat, tooth decay, insect bites, bee stings. You don't need much for each application. St. John's wart for relief of nerve related
pain such as sciatic and arthritis. Arnica for bruises and sprains.
Cayenne stimulates circulation. menthol (from peppermint) increases blood circulation. Ginger reduces inflammation. MSM for relief from back and muscle pain. Wintergreen oil for relief from
arthitis, joint stiffness or muscle spasms. Emu oil for healing and anti inflammatory properties. All natural!  Here's to your health.

Have a meaningful life everyone...JimmyO

Saturday, April 20, 2013

X Factor

Hello and welcome everyone...let's discuss that critical X factor, the mental part of anything we do in life. We tend to bypass the
X factor in the "routine of life." Habit (rut) takes over. Many things
we do in life, we do without thinking and we grow accustomed to
that. When we sink onto that "zone" we leave out the process of
discovery, creativeness, achievement, actualizing self and we lose
sight of "who we are and why we are." beginning, no
process of thought, and the "becoming." Our problem solving
ability becomes part of the problem. The mechanical takes control of our lives. Acceptance of who we are and where we are, are the
key starting points. This all begins with Self Image...the who am I
and what do I stand for and what do I want to grow into. Assemble
all the scattered parts (confusion) and concentrate on the urgent
first. Remember, if we have allowed the brain to go "soft," mechanical, we need to start at the beginning in order to begin to
process, the path of "recovery." Forget about the words "quick fix."
On Friday of this week, I discovered something (a power) within me that I did not know I had. I was sprinting with a 40 lb sled behind me. After doing 4 sets of 20m, I had one more set to do and
I was feeling fatigued. I put my "mental" to work. I forgot about
everything else. I lunged forward with all I had and I felt like I was
outside of my body...sprinting fast, not breathing hard, not tired. I
had discovered a new power.

Have a meaningful life everyone...JimmyO

Saturday, April 13, 2013

IT Works!

Hello and welcome everyone...we are deeply in the "supplement age." Over the past 4/6 week, I have received several questions
regarding the use of supplements. These questions are from men and women of all ages. I addressed the use of supplements in depth
about three months ago and will do so again in 2/3 weeks. But for now, let's start with " define supplement." Everyone will have a
different definition, and my name is not "webster." There are tons
of natural supplements that are legal. There are tons of supplements
that are not legal. Pros in any sport have a laundry list of supplements they cannot use. So many people try to "manufacture"
a different body through the use of supplements. When I ask the
question of athletes , trainers and fitness gurus, I get, "I don't know if they help." I have tried lots of different things and came to the conclusion, They don't work. The one that I know works and that
is pure coconut water, a natural pure supplement. Provides me with
potassium, electrolytes and nutrients. Stay away from concentrates.
I also use a bottle of water with 2 tablespoons of natural lemon juice. I drink almond milk and coconut milk. Also a whole food
vitamin. Go natural! And I will close with this..."life is not measured by the number of breathes we take, but by the moments that take away our breath." Author unknown.

Have a meaningful life everyone...JimmyO

Sunday, April 7, 2013


Hello and welcome everyone...WOW! What a great response to my
blogs over the past three days. Greatest response volume ever in my years of blogging. Thanks to all of you for having an impact on
my life and for me to be a part of your lives. Last week's blog, 2
minute warning was timely, in that we are able to witness that time
and time again in the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournament. Just watching, one can feel the energy surge and the
mental part of the game take over. I want to experience that feeling
in my every day workouts. When one feels this energy surge, it
happens so fast we can't explain it...but we feel it. During this surge, the brain blocks out the fact that we are tired. We don't feel
fatigued any more. We want more! These brief moments of "surge"
are so precious in anyone's life...especially in the life of an athlete.
Select one or two drills that will help you attain that 30 sec. or two
minute surge. Here are two of my drills that I use. 1) I take a
sprinter's stance, place both hands on a 2x4, about 30 inches in
length and has a piece of outdoor carpet wraped around it and push
it as fast as you can for at least 10m. Three sets with 30 between each set. 2) Plyo...standing on one spot, jump up as high
as you can and at the peak of your jump, bring knees up to your
chest. Do 30 in 15 sec. Rest one minute and do another set. Rest
30 sec. and do last set. Maintain form and technique, do not get
sloppy. You have just achieved your life defining moment. Surge!

Have a meaningful life everyone! JimmyO