TERRELL OWEN’S IS AN OGGIE IN PRO FOOTBALL YEARS…AND YOU CAN’T DENY THE GUY IS A PHYSICAL MONSTER…OFF THE CHART IN “IDEAL SHAPE”…THE BOOK IS GOING TO BE AN INTERESTING READ NO MATTER WHAT YOU THINK OF HIM…EXCERPTS OF A REVIEW BELOW:
“Discipline.T.O.’s Finding Fitness (Simon & Schuster, $26) is set for release Sept. 23. Yes, his book includes plenty of exercises. But it also incorporates the subtitle: Making the Mind, Body and Spirit Connection for Total Health.
And you can’t really do that without the d-word.
He thinks we can achieve our own fitness goals, too. One caveat, though: Our goal can’t be to have a body like his.
First, working out is part of his livelihood. Second, looking like someone else – anyone else – is impossible.
“Everyone’s body is different,” he says. “Set realistic goals and be patient. Do what YOU need to do. Do what works for YOU.”
The 217-page book includes photographs of easy-to-follow exercises – many using resistance bands – that target different body parts and different sports. Most include “Buddy’s Tip” – Buddy being Buddy Primm, his personal trainer.
The book also covers nutrition in the “Daily Discipline: What you should eat every day” chapter. And then he tells what he does eat – practically the same thing every day during football season, beginning with a breakfast of eight to 10 egg whites and a bowl of oatmeal.
“My body is like a clock,” he writes. “No matter what the time, the clock on the wall looks and operates the same, day in and day out. In order to make big plays, my body has to look and operate the same each day; that’s why I don’t change what I put into it.”
Off-season, he stays up later and sleeps later; thus beginning his day with rotisserie chicken, black beans and rice instead of egg whites and oatmeal.
Mr. Owens looks at the book as a guide to help us as individuals get a better understanding of ourselves. That way, we can push ourselves to the next level.
“I take pride in the way I look, and it obviously has enabled me to do well on the football field,” he says. “A big part is diet. And be disciplined.”