I hate when these clips are posted on the 'net, because then everyone just assumes that this is the ONE workout Couture uses all the time. In reality, that’s the opposite of the truth. Most world-class fighters switch up their routines in the gym quite frequently, so perhaps on this day he was doing lighter weight and more sets/reps to try and exhaust his muscles. I’ve seen other clips of him snatching a decent amount of weight.
Another point to consider: Couture has yet to sustain a serious injury (not counting his fractured orbital) and he attributes that to his training style.
So, whatever he’s doing, is clearly working.
People seem to get so caught up in what other people are doing. Unless it works for you, there’s no sense in doing it.[/quote]
Some Excellent points made.
Barbell complex’s are rough on the anaerobic system and would be beneficial to any combat athletes gpp. I also think he’s going through the routine quite reserved, normally the reps would be more dynamic.
What many people, probably fighters more than most seem to forget is they ALL perform resistance work of some sort, be it against a heavy bag, bodyweight or someone else. Sparring will obviously increase as the fighter reaches his peak when training so to assume he’s only doing these circuits in the final week or two would be wrong. SPP and the fight plan would be the main focus.
Concerning couture we should all take inspiration. His conditioning for anyone period is world class, let alone a guy of 43.