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October 06, 2010

Train for explosive movement

 
Submitted by:
PoliceOne Senior Editor Doug Wyllie

In a recent interview, popular MMA fighter and Ultimate Fighting Championship record-holder Randy Couture was asked, “Is there anything about your fitness routine that might surprise readers?” His answer is one you can learn from.

“Nothing in fighting is long and slow,” he said. “It’s more about short, explosive bursts so I train my body accordingly."

Are you training the same way? Certainly things like jogging and other exercises that help you train for a high level of overall fitness and endurance play a very important role in PT for law enforcement, but remember Couture’s observation about the explosive, typically short-duration nature of most fights. Be sure you’re integrating workout elements that will help you prepare for that wind sprint after a suspect or that explosive burst of maximum physical strength you may need to immediately control a suspect.





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