Train for explosive movement

Submitted by:
PoliceOne Senior Editor Doug Wyllie


10/06/2010

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.


Doug Wyllie is Editor in Chief of PoliceOne, responsible for setting the editorial direction of the website and managing the planned editorial features by our roster of expert writers. An award-winning columnist — he is the 2014 Western Publishing Association "Maggie Award" winner in the category of Best Regularly Featured Digital Edition Column — Doug has authored more than 750 feature articles and tactical tips on a wide range of topics and trends that affect the law enforcement community.

On a daily basis, Doug is in close personal contact with some of the top subject-matter experts in law enforcement, regularly tapping into the world-class knowledge of officers and trainers from around the United States, and working to help spread that information and insight to the hundreds of thousands of officers who visit PoliceOne every month.

Doug is a member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), an Associate Member of the California Peace Officers' Association (CPOA), and a member of the Public Safety Writers Association (PSWA).

Even in his "spare" time, he is active in his support for the law enforcement community, contributing his time and talents toward police-related charitable events as well as participating in force-on-force training, search-and-rescue training, and other scenario-based training designed to prepare cops for the fight they face every day on the street.

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