Thursday, September 29, 2016


Welcome unknown, "I'd rather look back at my life and say, I can't believe I did that" instead of saying "I wish I did that." Over the years of competing, working with and researching men and women athletes of all ages and levels of competition, one can learn a lot about the mental and physical aspects of sports. A college professor, friend of mine shared the following (trains Olympic athletes), drinking ice cold liquids works about three times as fast as liquids at room temp. According to this professor, no one has figured out why. I consume coconut water, pineapple flavored, and of course water. After my work outs, I drink a glass of chocolate milk. That's the best for a fast "snap back." No other supplements.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Saturday, September 24, 2016


Welcome everyone...question I am asked all the time, "how many exercises/drills are there?" My reply, "how many stars are there?" You are asking, "how can I get there, fast?" Everyone wants speed and "I don't have a lot of time." My response, "you have a life time." The most effective way we can improve quality of life and duration, is exercise." You can cut your exercise time in half if you count by 2's...OR you can "burst exercise." Ten minute workout." With three/four 20 sec. all out give it all drill. Select your drills. Results will be the same as a 45 minute workout. I call this the "Burst" workout challenge. Ready, set, GO. Your life is in your hands.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Exam Time...again

Welcome everyone...every six weeks I must test fitness, my endurance. I remember when I was 10 years old, telling my father that I would never have a beer belly. A few years later I made another promise to myself..."never stop dreaming. Think the impossible." Being true to myself has been a driving force my entire life. When you stop dreaming, you short circuit your life. So this week is TEST time. Sprint five 50M, five 100M and five 300M. A two min. rest between each sprint. Clime a 25 foot rope five times. Then a slow jog for 800M. Then stretch for 30 min. Yes, I just turned 80. The candles cost more than the cake.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Monday, September 5, 2016


Welcome athletes, our greatest threats in attaining peak performance is ourselves and injury. Avoiding or at least limiting injury is paramount. Far too many avoidable injuries plague athletes at all levels. No excuse to incur an injury during a warm up. Leading the way...foot, knee, shoulder, and in a few sports, head injury. Avoid what I term "body crash." The body is not a machine. Too many of us activate "push button" mindset. We devour wakeup pills, training pills, eating pills, go to bed pills. Under this premise, throughout "listen to your body." Pills screen out how your body feels and reacts. All in the name of performance, ain't gonna happen. Ever been tired even before your event? No matter what you read here, most of you will continue your habit. Forget the words, warm up. A singer warms up. PREP is the word and designed program. Stretching and motion in the pre event routine must compliment the motion of your event. Prep time should be 45-60 min. Break a sweat! Select and write out stretching and motion that fit your event. Injury, pain and rehab is no fun.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O