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Wednesday, 06/06/2012, 04:42 pm

Randy Couture Boosted His Testosterone Levels Using 'Natural' Products

By Jamie McAllister
Randy Couture in an interview with MMA Weigh-In.

Randy Couture managed to remain a top contender in the Light-Heavyweight division even at the age of 47 he took on top Light-Heavyweight Lyoto Machida. Machida defeated Couture via KO at UFC 129 and the win ultimaley gave Machida the chance to fight for the title against Jon Jones. Although defeated Couture managed to stay close to the top of his sport without the use of TRT and opted to boost his testosterone level through natural methods.

TRT has been a hot topic in the sport recently and here’s what Couture has to say on the subject. Couture also discusses how he increased his own testosterone using the natural methods as mentioned above.

“Well, I understand it, there is this whole movement out there for anti-aging. And it started out with guys in their 50’s who, naturally, as you get older your testosterone levels deplete. Your body quits producing more. They want to feel, recover and do the things they did when they were younger. I understand that. But, I think there are natural ways to jump start your body’s own production rather than to put an external source of testosterone in your body. I think putting the external in only compounds the issues that you’re already having. Obviously Chael and Marquardt, there has been several athletes that have used TRT. I think for them, it’s not a function of really having depleted levels of testosterone, it’s wanting to have testosterone levels of a 21 year-old again because when you were 21, let’s face it, you recover better, you’re probably going to compete better, especially if your 32 and you have that experience going into a fight. So, I understand it, I chose a little bit different path in trying to find natural ways to boost my own testosterone levels and my body’s own production. I used the XCAP program, resveratrol, those natural products that forced my body to produce more, and seeing a doctor that’s going to regulate where your levels are. So you know, they designate what the top line is for a natural human being. And unfortunately, if you get carried away with TRT, you’re going to cross that line and you’re going to come up positive in a test. In our profession, to be banned from making a living for probably a year, and trashing your reputation, it’s really not worth it. I just think there are alternative ways of doing things. If you’re that concerned about really monitoring where your levels really are, make sure that you don’t cross that line. I want my body to do what it’s supposed to do. Obviously, as I get older it gets harder to do that, but I can still make it to do it, I just got to be more diligent about it. That’s just my opinion. That’s one of the reasons why I formed the XCAP supplement program. I have been using it for seven years; I competed till I was almost 49, I’ve probably pushed it farther than anyone is going to push it for a while. So, I think everybody is going to make their own decisions about it. I think if it’s done smart and done wisely, there is nothing wrong with it, but I think you run the risk of shutting your own body’s production down even more. In the long term, that’s going to be a detriment to you.”

With Couture managing to compete without TRT well into his 40’s and opting to use natural methods to boost his testosterone should we see TRT banned ? Or do you agree with fighters using TRT ?

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0 Comments to Randy Couture Boosted His Testosterone Levels Using 'Natural' Products

  1. GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

    thats funny Couture said it exactly the way it is with Chael and Nate “THE CHEAT” they are straight up CHEATING just like everyone already knew. Couture is the man and always will be the man and big props to him for telling the truth about his former teamamate CHEAT Sonnen

  2. stephen Riddle says:

    He is a genetic freak!

    • bxer says:

      He is not a genetic freek,he use peds maybe more than anybody,and he is not going to admit it,everybody in MMA are doing peds,we only know about whenever someone get caught,IT IS TIME TO LOOK AT MMA AS WHAT IT IS,PURE ENTERTAINMENT,in a few years all this idiots will paid for it,just google how many old body builders and wrestlers still alive? Not many! You can make your body do extraordinary things but at the end of the day nature will take over.

      • bertram says:

        lol did you just throw the idea that steroids cause these deaths? do your research before you make an ignorant comment.

  3. Clay says:

    Costa phillipou is on roids!!! Common man! It’s so easy to tell

    • danielrchargers says:

      No way. If he was on “steroids” than you would be able to tell from his face.
      Hes all WeightLifting.
      He has a thin face. If he was doing those drugs he would have a wide face with a stout Jaw.

      • Clay says:

        Dude his head is huge. It’s almost as big as joe rogans (who has the biggest head in the world) I promise bro look at his fights. U don’t get that big

        • Trent says:

          Agreed

        • bertram says:

          lol you dont get that big? clearly you know nothing about bodybuilding or training. anybody who says it takes roids to look like a beast, or roids to become one, is an absolute idiot, is lazy, and knows not one thing about proper training and nutrition

      • Wrestling brings men closer says:

        It’s even more obvious … On your brow… And forehead… Like Brock … U can see bone grown on the eyebrow area the clearest .. Randy doesn’t have these signs…

  4. Dante Niro says:

    thats cause randys the f****** man!!! goes in like warrior win or lose
    chaels a punk!

  5. Ghazi says:

    Last word once again goes to Randy Couture. Thanks Randy, for making it plain. That Marquardt is a cheat who cried live on the Internet when he got caught.

  6. your mom says:

    there are like 20 supplements in the xcap program, seems like that would get old real quick. The cost of buying all of those supps would be crazy. It would take me three hours a day to take all of those supplements

  7. C says:

    Well said randy, chael is clearly abusing trt and what’s worse is he’s getting another shot at the belt. He’s beating the system. I hope silva puts a beating on him and then he moves to another division and gets beat up again

  8. DMAC says:

    Lmao randy you know damn well your the OG roid head. Ain’t no fucking 45 yr old look like that, might fool these noobs but not me.. Lol I can’t even believe he’s touching on this subject, guess he can do that now that he can’t be tested. Oh Randy.

    • HBCsniper says:

      @DMAC that’s what I’m saying! But you have all these Randy **** smokers believing he’s some kind of genetic freak that did it naturally….please!!! I’ve had people who know him personally tell me that he was on HGH & it makes sense since there wasn’t any way to test for it. You can’t be that old training 2-3 times a day 5-6 days a week and be at that level without using any PEDs or HGH!

      • RobbieLaw says:

        Wrong! Get off the Internet and go train!

      • underdogg says:

        you guys are right,hes done hgh since he was 35-40.its not something they test for,and you cant be a heavyweight champ and weigh 225 and not be on some shit comon man. 90% of figters are on some good stuff and now how to clean theyre body in the appropriate time frames.

        • HBCsniper says:

          @underdogg I’m glad you’re not blind like the rest of these idiots.

          @RobbieLaw Shut the fuck up you don’t know shit!! I’ve been an athlete since I was 11yrs old & I served this country for almost 6yrs as a sniper in the Army! I still train BJJ and Olympic Weightlift! What the fuck have you done or do?

        • Snipers ( like cock) says:

          Randy is a stud…. Don’t hate

        • Snipers ( Smoke pole ) says:

          Whatsa matter…. Lips chapped?

        • HBCsniper( takes it up his scope) says:

          Target locked. …. I’ve got ..HIM in my scope… I’m takin the shot… Yes… Felt good having him in my scope… Yes

        • HBCsniper says:

          You mad bro!? I’m not hating on Randy, the guy is a stud no doubt, but let’s be real….the guy is never going to admit that he ever took PEDs or HGH because he is one of the most decorated fighters and he is looked up to by fans of all ages. If he did admit to using it would tarnish his name and reputation and no one will look at him the same. I’ve known and been around PEDs for along time, I use to sell and I know peeps who still sell and they’ve sold to MMA guys. I’m not going to mention any names, but PEDs have been in all kinds of sports for along time and they will continue to be used in every sport. There are to many ways to mask, pass, or go undetected in a test.

        • HBCsniper says:

          I’m sorry I offended you guys! It’s just that I am such a queer and I use all those products so I can get buff…I’m not really a sniper. I sell bb guns to 10 year olds…

        • bertram says:

          why dont you name drop and elaborate, otherwise you’re a shit talker like everyone else. if you think you cant become a champ, or be built like a god without roids, you know nothing about training and bodybuilding, or sports in general. for real

      • Jujitsu Player says:

        I think Rnady is a legend but anyone out there who thinks he did it ‘naturally’ is fucking delusional. He’s done a shit load of HGH in his time. It’s impossible to develop and sustain the physique he had at his age without it or a shit load of test/TRT….

        • Majestyk says:

          You are completely unaware as to what is achievable (and sustainable) though proper training and nutrition. I am 52 years old, and I am a lot more muscular than Mr. Couture(though, of course, he could kick my ass!). I have never used steroids, HGH, or PEDs of any kind. What I’ve achieved, is simply the result of 30 years of bodybuilding….the natural way.
          Additionally, not everyone ages at the same rate. Mr. Coutures body, while impressive, has clearly shown signs (though minimally so) of aging over the last 10 years. Accept the fact that some people have superior genetics. When coupled with hardcore training, nutition and rest, these people can achieve an amazing level of fitness.
          Of course, different steroids produce different results, but the only real tell-tale sign of steroid use is the SPEED at which someone gains or loses muscle. Look at pro-bodybuilders 6 months after they stop using. They are shadows of their former selves. Look at fighter (currently banned from the UFC) who was able to add 50 pounds of muscle to his body in a ridiculously short period of time. With the exception of his weight shifts when switching from Light-Heavy to Heavyweight(or vice versa), this was never the case with Mr. Couture.

  9. jones.. says:

    randy is the man still even after retired he shows pure class…. the funy thing about cheal and nate is that they are really suffering for what there doing..they wont be abe fuk after 40 without using trt and viagra together,,,not to metion they will never probly be able have kids…u can have kids on steriods but after long abuse it would be hrder…i would not trade my kids for there fame or fortune..and obvious cheal dont have that much fortuune cuz he needs to steal money and launder it and get caught…cheal is a serious con artist scum bag..he is true shit of a human and really not what u want your kid looking up to as a champ..a man like anderson is a much better role model..

  10. Dick Diaz says:

    i guess that’s why they call him “the natural”… haha, i’m so clever!

  11. Xaninho says:

    Anyone else but me thinks he is just advertising his supplements?

  12. HBCsniper( likes pullin on your trigger) says:

    HBC hot boy **** sniper….

  13. Zack says:

    Did I just read a advertisement? Randy’s full of shit he was on something. People just lie for fun nowadays

  14. Rodriguez says:

    He probably was on something, maybe to help him train, but I know a lot of guys his age that do it all naturally. It just takes a lot of hard work and dedication.

  15. GET RID OF 6:1 TRT BULLSHIT says:

    THIS IS WHY TRT IS CHEATING.
    BASICALLY, LEGAL STEROIDS.
    I LOVE YOU RANDY.
    YOU ARE MY HERO.
    WHEN I START TO COMPETE, I WILL NEVER USE TRT.
    IM GONNA HAVE THE REPUTATION OF A CLEAN FIGHTER.
    LIKE BAS, BJ, BISPING, RANDY, SOZYNSKI ETC.

  16. Mike says:

    Ban TRT for good. Harsher punishments for banned substance abuse. This is a sport, not a bar-room brawl.

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