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 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 are done. First to the Finish Line...where winners and survivors always meet.

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.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Reckless Abandom

Hell and welcome everyone...the year 1992. I was attending my Taekwondo session and was in a one on one combat. I was determined to beat my opponent. My instructor stepped in and stopped the match. He looked straight at me and said, "you are strong, tough and always ready...but you are too tight, loosen up."
When you "tighten up" your muscles shrink. You lose motion and
strength. Anger sets in and you beat yourself. That  was great advice. I went on to earn my black belt. I tight muscles includes the brain. I call that "brain fuzz." This fuzz affects anyone in any sport.
Concentrate on your positive skill set...NOT on try to avoid mistakes. Trying to avoid mistakes, means you are trying to avoid failure.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Getting there

Hello and welcome everyone...the impact that you make in life is in direct proportion to your own self image. Getting the very best from how you see yourself. First, we have to remove the self imposed roadblocks...worry, negative attitude, indecision, fear, change and lack of mental prep.When you have a vision, a passion of where you want to be, you begin to ace and behave as though you were already there. It's more than setting a goal. Goals are great, but remember, unless you are willing to keep changing and updating the goals...they become your "ceiling." Ceilings stunt growth. Move the ceilings with passion and vision. No excuses.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O