Randy Couture is known throughout the fight world for his incredible stamina, extreme work ethic, and grueling fight pace. In his cutting edge fitness manual, for the first time, Couture unleashes the training methods that catapulted him into the upper echelon of mixed martial arts competition and allowed him to claim five world titles in two different weight classes.
With the help of world-class strength and conditioning coach Jake Bonacci, Couture teaches you how to increase your power and cardio by laying out his trademark exercises. Instead of displaying a random series of disjointed activities, Xtreme Training takes a revolutionary approach by arranging each section according to movement pattern and resulting action. Drawing off more than twenty years of fight experience, Couture not only details how each of these movements will directly benefit your fight game, but he also explains how they can be tailored to increase your various physical attributes. The science is broken down in layman terms and detailed on easy-to-follow charts and graphs, allowing you to design a training routine that fits your specific needs.
Leaving no stone unturned, Couture also breaks down his fight preparation workouts and rigorous training camp in never-before-seen detail, leaving you with no guesswork. All the workouts in Xtreme Training have been battle-tested by countless top-level MMA athletes. Through thousands of step-by-step color photographs and descriptive narrative, Couture demonstrates the skills, drills, and sparring methods that have allowed him to stay on the top of the MMA mountain into his late forties and claim a spot in the UFC Hall of Fame. Bringing you into his world, Couture teaches you how to become leaner, stronger, and more powerful than the competition.
Whether you’re looking to educate yourself on proper program design and learn the actual physiological mechanisms that cultivate strength and conditioning or you’re simply looking to follow a world-class training program to reach your athletic potential, this book is for you.
Randy “The Natural” Couture transformed himself into one of the most successful mixed martial arts fighters in history. He is the only UFC combatant to have claimed both the heavyweight and light heavyweight titles, and he has won more UFC title belts than anyone in the sport. He lives in Las Vegas, NV.