Train for explosive movement


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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Doug Wyllie is Editor at Large for PoliceOne, providing police training content on a wide range of topics and trends affecting the law enforcement community. Doug is the 2014 Western Publishing Association "Maggie Award" winner for Best Regularly Featured Digital Edition Column, and has authored more than 1,000 articles and tactical tips. Doug hosts the PoliceOne Podcast, Policing Matters, and is the host for PoliceOne Video interviews. 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).

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