David O’Meara inspires athletes of all ages to learn how to maximize their speed, explosion, strength, endurance, and flexibility, while also preventing injury. These attributes are essential to achieving peak performance in any competitive sport.
David uses his personal experience as a coach, personal trainer and competitive runner to evaluate exercises, techniques and products to help high-performance athletes exceed their performance goals. David’s own aspirations drive him to continually refine his training processes and push his own body to new levels of performance. Essentially, he has created a personal “laboratory” to discover new training methods and prove his theories.
After years of experimentation, David is ready to share his training methods with other competitive athletes. His new 2-disc training DVD, Body Protection, is packed with 90 minutes of instruction and 60 minutes of example exercises. These exercises are the basis of the program David teaches his high-performance clients during their in-person training sessions.
Body Protection™ is a movement-based training program designed to prevent injury and optimize athletic performance in any sport. The components of the program provide competitive athletes withstrength/endurance, speed/explosion and flexibility, while developing the body’s connective tissue.
This multi-muscle, multi-directional, and multi-functional series of exercises also stimulates an athlete’s proprioception which promotes better balance and stabilization.
The program is broken into four stages: Foundational Training, Strength/Endurance Training, Speed/Explosion Training and Flexibility Training. Filmed at the Movenpick Resort and Spa at the Dead Sea in Jordan the DVD teaches a sport-specific three-dimensional warm-up, a high-performance training program, and a three-dimensional cool-down. Watch this 1-minute DVD video trailer to learn more:
For a limited time, customers purchasing the DVD set will receive a complimentary 20-minute Telephone or Skype Video Consultation with David to customize the training program to your chosen sport. This offer (a $40 value) is available to customers purchasing one of the first 1,000 DVDs. Visit www.BodyProtection.com for more information on the training program, testimonials and training services.
At 50 years old, David has proven that he can consistently run a sub-5 minute mile. But running 12 mph is not something you just wake up and accomplish without a lot of help. It takes special equipment, proper nutrition, and an understanding of how your body changes. David relies on a team of seven consultants to help him research, understand, and address the changing demands of his body. He has invited his personal consultants to share some of their unique health & fitness ideas via his blog. And to help you achieve your goals, these consultants are available to answer your questions.
David is a coach, author, speaker, and athlete. When he turned 45 in 2008, he celebrated with an event. It was personal challenge; a feat of speed. He was going to run 20 one-mile road races, in 20 weeks, in 20 different cities throughout the United States and Canada... each under 5 minutes. It was an experience of a lifetime. Every year since, David has developed and accomplished new personal, professional, and athletic challenges. The knowledge and experiences from these events is integrated into his coaching, training, writing, and speaking.
David's latest book, Creating Amazement, is available from Amazon.com [view excerpt]. The book shares 20 attributes that he learned during his 2008 event, and puts into perspective what it takes to achieve truly amazing results in your own business and personal lives. His other books Play Better. Live Better. and Tennis Unlimited are also available on Amazon.com.
David's life is dedicated to helping athletes of all ages maximize their athletic performance and achieve their personal goals. We hope that you find his efforts inspirational.
2012 Isles Mile Challenge - Article as Published in Bermuda Now Magazine
Diane Alter followed David during the 7 weeks of the 2012 Isles Mile Challenge, receiving updates on his progress every step of the way. The article that Diane wrote following the completion of the event was published in November's Bermuda Now Magazine. View Magazine Website. View Article PDF.
One Mile Runner in Running Free Magazine - Images of Inspiration
2014 Event: Running Grand Canyon Rim to Rim
In 2014, OneMileRunner.com will be taking part in a very different event. Instead of racing one mile at a time for speed, explosion, and recovery, we are going to attempt 23+ miles in a row across the Grand Canyon from the south rim to the north rim in mid-September testing our stamina. In the summer of 2015, we will be racing the mile again throughout the Greek Islands as we attempt to race on 10 islands in 5 weeks, all under 5 minutes entitled - The Greek Islands Adventure. <more>
Get Into The Zone… with Natural Energy Boosters!
It never hurts to obtain the best we can from Nature, however, and this doesn’t mean overspending on expensive items from health shops. In this post, we offer just four items to add you can easily add to your diet, which will boost energy levels, keep stress at bay and even help you achieve an optimal state of mind before a big race. Best of all, they are all affordable and easily accessed. <more>
When An Injury Becomes a Godsend
“Turn and burn,” Joe, shouted as I carved my way around the final turn, hugging the curb and peeking back to see who was creeping up on me – 200 meters to go. I sprinted down the home stretch, my pursuer licking at my heel and then, with 20 meters to go, my hamstring suddenly “popped.” ... This is an inspiring story of recovery and performance by 63 year old runner, Jim Burnett. <more>
Practice Begins With The Stick My practices each day begin with The Stick. For those of you who do not know about this simple yet effective tool, it is the 23" tool with 12 spindles that I roll back and forth over the entire length of my muscle to increase circulation and range of motion. After The Stick I go into my blood flow exercises, then my Body Protection mobility movements and then I am ready for speed practice without worry of injury. I love the Stiff Stick version which is very rigid to allow me to deeply penetrate my muscle mass. <more>
A Great Massage Therapist - Priceless I have had two wonderful massage therapists take care of my body over the 14 years of competition. The first was Stacie Nevelus for about 11 years and the second was Leah Macy for the last 3 years. Both therapists were invaluable. They worked with my strange work and training schedules (often saw me on Sundays), were available in emergencies, and were passionate about their professions.
Vega - On The Road and Now In Your Kitchen
We had Vega with every step of the way during our 2013 Body Protection world tour. I started my day with Vega One and finished every workout with the Vega Sport Protein Bar. Now you can learn from famous chefs, Susan Feniger and Matthew Kenney along with Brendan Brazier in the new Thrive Kitchen as you learn new ideas on plant-based nutrition, preparation, and assimilation into your kitchen. <more>
Body Protection Tour Concludes In The Middle East
The 2013 Body Protection Tour finished in Manama, Bahrain. After stops in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, we traveled to Manama to wrap up our two month tour. We had a great tour sharing the Body Protection program and benefits. Athletes, doctors, physical therapists, and coaches were able to learn the various movements of our Body Protection training program. <more>
What Physically Makes The Best Athletes?
When we watch professional sports, the ability of an athlete to rapidly accelerate and then quickly decelerate over and over is one of the elements that separates the best from the rest. The myth that the person with the largest muscles creates the best athlete is put to rest when observing a wide variety of sports. <more>