Randy Couture's Training Tips

From TQFC.com

  1. Use a calendar to periodize your training, include your peaking phases for competitions or goal deadlines.

  2. “The human body is amazing.” It will adapt to a workload in 8 to 10 weeks. Use that as a guide to adjust training and keep your training moving forward.

  3. Keep a training log: include workouts, diet, sleep, and anything else pertinent to your training.

  4. Set daily, weekly, monthly and yearly goals. Write them down and share them with someone close to you.

  5. After a competition (win or lose), or at a goal deadline (accomplished or not) evaluate your program and routine. Keep what works, eliminate what didn’t, and move forward.

  6. Establish a warm up “ritual”. Think of your best performance, what did you do to warm up? Repeat that! It’s a living, evolving thing. Make changes accordingly until you can put yourself in the “zone” every time.

  7. “Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Find workout and drilling partners that challenge you or you’ll never improve your game!

  8. Proper rest is just as important as time spent training hard. Listen to your body and let it recover.

  9. Over training is more a state of mind rather than body. Alter your routine to keep it fresh helps avoid plateaus and stagnation.

  10. Strive to get 1% better each day. It doesn’t sound like much, but adds up in a hurry!

Good luck with the Pan-Ams.



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any advice from randy has to be good

great advice, thanks.

Excellent tips!

Excellent tips!

Thanks Jacob!!

Randy is the man.

Awesome stuff. I like #9, I have found that to be very true for me...