How To Train For a Food Challenge or Eating Contest | Randy Santel

  • Publicado el 25 may 2016
    Many people have been asking and wondering about how I personally train and prepare for my upcoming food challenges and eating contests. We were finally able to put together a video that answers that question comprehensively and covers all of the main details and events that you need to know about if you want to safely and effectively Win Before You Begin your next food challenge or eating contest. After watching this video and checking out some of the detailed articles on, you will know what you must do in order to improve your stomach capacity, and how to adjust and adapt the methods to fit your own personal preferences and physical capabilities. If you have any further questions, feel free so post them below in the comments and I will try to answer them at some point in the near future during my trip.
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    ** Randy Santel is a professional eater who specializes in winning and promoting restaurant food challenges all around the world. Randy began his eating career right after winning a national body transformation contest in 2010 sponsored by Men's Health Magazine and the global hit TV series Spartacus. He is the owner and operator of the website while also focusing highly on nutrition and fitness so that he can stay lean and in top physical shape while doing all the challenges that he does. Randy has the most restaurant eating challenge wins in the world out of all competitive eaters both past and present. He is also the number 1 source for tips and advice if you are looking to TRAIN, STRATEGIZE, and DOMINATE all types of food challenges. Please never forget to WIN BEFORE YOU BEGIN!!
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Comentarios • 478

  • Joshua Bland
    Joshua Bland Hace 5 días

    What do you listen too when you compete

  • Sawyer Montoya
    Sawyer Montoya Hace 7 días +1

    Randy’s filming videos in his parent’s basement

    • Randy Santel
      Randy Santel  Hace 7 días

      Haha not quite, but thanks for watching Sawyer!!

  • DrPeri
    DrPeri Hace 11 días +1

    Only in westernized countries. Psychotic competitions and extreme childhood obesity. Thanks, bud. Life will be shorter but “full”

  • Rachel Hacker
    Rachel Hacker Hace 14 días

    I'm 14 and going to be in a steak eating competition. last year I downed a 36 oz. steak with ease so I feel like I could win some type of prize, plus steak is my favorite food :-), any advice?

  • اكرم الربيعي
    اكرم الربيعي Hace 15 días

    I have been looking for you on you tube , cause I forgot your name , now iam happy I found you , do you have place on Facebook

  • Tony Saucedo
    Tony Saucedo Hace 16 días

    Good training video. Gracias.

    • Randy Santel
      Randy Santel  Hace 16 días

      Hey thanks for watching I appreciate it!!

  • Adarsh Singpuri
    Adarsh Singpuri Hace 23 días

    Came for food challenge instructions and stayed for the music.

  • phil robb
    phil robb Hace 24 días

    Startin out ! Thanx 4 the advice !

  • Jason Voorhees
    Jason Voorhees Hace un mes

    I wasn't aware eating large amounts of food was an accomplishment. I was under the impression that there were starving Americans out there with no food to eat. My bad I must be mistaken. This is a huge slap in the face to them. Try making a difference in the world instead of this gluttony. Very sad. In the end we must repent.

  • Jason Voorhees
    Jason Voorhees Hace un mes

    Ok listen. Look at the pull up picture on the thumbnail. Look closely at Randy' s face. That about sums it up. Duhr!

  • Jason Voorhees
    Jason Voorhees Hace un mes

    Fuck yeah Randy Santel! You go girl!!!

  • How to win. Facts.
    How to win. Facts. Hace un mes

    your best off not toying with a natural body state.

  • Salty Boi
    Salty Boi Hace un mes +1

    Can you do a new video about the week before a food challenge? I’ve read the article, but I’d love to see a video.

  • Channel Rudy
    Channel Rudy Hace un mes

    10 lbs in 30 min. You are my Hero

  • Barbara Lariviere
    Barbara Lariviere Hace un mes

    Randy, you're eating my favorite fruit, love you

  • Sistik123
    Sistik123 Hace un mes

    Love your shirt man, thats' a hell of a good reason to lift lol!

  • Angel of War I am
    Angel of War I am Hace un mes

    great video!
    do a training video on marriage 101 & how to avoid divorce!

  • riner9
    riner9 Hace un mes

    randy you're my boy

  • Charles Haitana
    Charles Haitana Hace 2 meses

    Must take a big shit lol

  • Broeckhoest
    Broeckhoest Hace 2 meses

    interesting... but why would anyone want to train for a food challenge?

    • Russ Wilkie
      Russ Wilkie Hace 5 días

      Lots of reasons. Some like to do it for fun, some like eating a lot and like the idea of a challenge, some do it for money

    ERIC LOU Hace 2 meses

    Randy,do you shit all that food out or do you throw it all up???

  • Richard Bishop
    Richard Bishop Hace 2 meses

    Music is very annoying.

  • Helleye!
    Helleye! Hace 2 meses

    Randy, have you ever rip'd asshole in bathroom after a challenges.

  • John
    John Hace 2 meses

    God damn never knew there was so much pre-work for food eating contest. Least not in the 24 hours prior!

  • Jugo Betrugo
    Jugo Betrugo Hace 2 meses +3

    HOLY fudge, randy gained some serious weight over the last 2 years, I was watching his latest vids and now im here and im shocked xD

  • Jesse Fritz
    Jesse Fritz Hace 2 meses

    Do I see a 2 liter of diet Pepsi in there.... lol oh the irony..

  • jd brunette
    jd brunette Hace 3 meses

    you must flush the toilet 4 to 6 times when you take the turds to the pool. Your turds probably look like a moose's.

  • Di Be
    Di Be Hace 3 meses +1

    U look like a woman beater bro. It must be the roids they are getting 2 u

  • simon barter
    simon barter Hace 3 meses

    notice bong in background,"Rock the Pot"

  • Frank Emerson
    Frank Emerson Hace 3 meses

    You’re always “very very excited” 😂

  • Player 1
    Player 1 Hace 4 meses +2

    Do we need bigger toliets?

  • F E
    F E Hace 4 meses

    This vid RANDY feels like a presentation for your college course! Great Vid.

  • T8NGU
    T8NGU Hace 4 meses

    He said like Tetris. What a god.

  • Mission J
    Mission J Hace 4 meses

    Just a bunch a vegetables, yeah

  • Robert Patterson
    Robert Patterson Hace 4 meses

    Franks red hot sauce 👍. I put that shit on everything.😜

  • brandon freeman
    brandon freeman Hace 4 meses

    I thought he was going to do the hat ritual before the max out meal.

  • Kieron Glasscoe
    Kieron Glasscoe Hace 5 meses

    Bet this guy shits like fekk unreal how he puts it away

  • Genesis Exodus
    Genesis Exodus Hace 5 meses

    He's pretty cool but man he acts like such a tool lmao

  • Stubby1085
    Stubby1085 Hace 5 meses +1

    The battle is knowing your opponent. - Confucius. Maybe you should mention that you’re enormous. Of course that doesn’t stop Stonie or Chestnut from killing you. I don’t even know anymore.

  • Eo Marcos
    Eo Marcos Hace 5 meses +1

    an eating contest is really just the beginning of a shitting contest.

  • richard stevens
    richard stevens Hace 6 meses

    Its about time all those self proclaimed food eaters stop drinking water with their food, when water is mixed in with the food it turns it to mush not food and is way easyier to swollow its not a food eating contest is a baby food mush eating food contest its about time this mix food and drink together and call it eating stopped i want to see proper food being eating that will seperate the men from the boys mixing food and water i see it as cheating so how sbout you start some food eating challanges without so much water or no water now that would be a challenge

  • ss4vegeta1
    ss4vegeta1 Hace 6 meses

    What type of Gym gloves are those?

  • sKaDoosh21 21
    sKaDoosh21 21 Hace 6 meses

    Thanks Randy!

  • Michael
    Michael Hace 6 meses

    Bro you must try some feta cheese with that watermelon, just trust me

  • Lewis Schatzdorfer
    Lewis Schatzdorfer Hace 7 meses

    Randy - I am a 60 year old guy and have to watch my health very carefully; but have been wondering how they train for a food challenge. I will never ever do one, but like to see the videos on youtube. Thank you for making this vid I found it very informative.

  • Bunthan Sephieroth Kong

    Thanks randy for this your the conqueror of food challenges I think your testing all restaurants to have food 🥘 challenges on there menu for say how long should you eat like that for a food challenge

  • Danny Yoder
    Danny Yoder Hace 7 meses

    Well, I grew up with someone who would have beat you as a kid. No insult intended, Randy, but Gary was eating 7 sandwiches, 10 Whoppers and eating french fries until you got tired of watching. And that as a teenager. No he was not obese,he could stand flat footed do a backward flip land on his feet and he could walk on his hands as long as he wished to.

  • Andy Web
    Andy Web Hace 8 meses

    Rowed his bike for 30 miles!? What a guy !

  • Carol Church
    Carol Church Hace 8 meses

    U can flavor them with seasonings and or soy sauce too

  • janine leigh
    janine leigh Hace 8 meses


  • janine leigh
    janine leigh Hace 8 meses


  • janine leigh
    janine leigh Hace 8 meses

    His digestive system is gonna explode xx

  • Michael Jones
    Michael Jones Hace 8 meses

    Randy, phenomenal video. Always wondered about the preparation and u put it in a healthy, safe way that can be followed/understood by anyone. Great job. 5/5!

  • Adam H
    Adam H Hace 9 meses

    ATLAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSS, My Grub has come aloooooonnnnngggggggg

  • Bob Wolkotte
    Bob Wolkotte Hace 9 meses

    What if you can't have sweets?

  • Mr Avenger 98
    Mr Avenger 98 Hace 9 meses

    That back no?

  • Joe Thibodeaux
    Joe Thibodeaux Hace 9 meses

    Randy U DA MAN !!!

  • Cristian Amoros Villaverde

    Randy sub in spanish please!!!!

  • Hans Johansson
    Hans Johansson Hace 9 meses

    You seem more calm and natural I like it

  • Tim Evilsizor
    Tim Evilsizor Hace 9 meses

    Randy Santel is AWESOME!

  • Artyom Arty
    Artyom Arty Hace 9 meses

    can someone with experience give me some advice if this is for me? I've always eaten far more than anyone I know and I always eat until I am really full. At subway, I get 3 footlongs with all toppings and eat them all within 1 hour. At mcdonalds I get 3 meals. When I order chicken wings for delivery, I usually get 40 and eat them in an hour. If chinese, I get 3-4 dishes.
    I am also a huge alcohol drinker. I've also almost never thrown up in my life and can pretty much eat anything and not have any pain/diarrhea/etc.
    Do I have a predisposed ability to start doing these contests, or is 3 footlong subs not enough? I am poor and I need free food and money

  • Jack Beans
    Jack Beans Hace 9 meses

    Fake he didn’t turn his hat around

  • gucci stuff
    gucci stuff Hace 9 meses

    You are the best

  • Kareem Akbar
    Kareem Akbar Hace 10 meses +1

    Poor guy 😔

  • Bob Smithereens
    Bob Smithereens Hace 10 meses

    You don't have to eat extra protein (eggs). Our bodies can get enough protein through a healthy plant based diet.

  • John Sanders
    John Sanders Hace 10 meses

    When a person doesn't hide information from others,you know they're legit!! Nice

  • Waheed Balushi
    Waheed Balushi Hace 10 meses +2

    thanks randy you answered my question crystal clear

    • Randy Santel
      Randy Santel  Hace 10 meses +1

      Waheed Balushi hey thanks for watching and merry Christmas!!

  • Steve Regal
    Steve Regal Hace 10 meses

    I have never seen a hot sauce bottle that big nor would I ever of thought someone could like hot sauce more than I do already

  • Captain MKpuff
    Captain MKpuff Hace 11 meses

    Thanks for the tips, I'm looking in to doing some challenges in the future

  • Darien Naidoo
    Darien Naidoo Hace un año

    Randy are you going to come down South Africa anytime for our Pap and chisanyama challenge

  • Knights Of Ni
    Knights Of Ni Hace un año

    Why don't you eat slow when doing these preparations?

  • Najdan Ahmetovic
    Najdan Ahmetovic Hace un año


  • Wilfred Bubble
    Wilfred Bubble Hace un año +8

    Randy, As a Doctor and fellow human, this sort of video is totally insane, you will, I think have a heart attack some time soon. you are going against nature with your antics. Good Luck Sir !

    • Portgas d Ace
      Portgas d Ace Hace 7 meses +1

      He doesn't do this all the time plus he doesn't eat alot before and he works out

    • Jon Wright
      Jon Wright Hace 9 meses +2

      Steve Dearden he will be fine doing what he loves . worrying about a heart attack is like waiting for a twister or a earth quake to happen.

  • Rajat Singh
    Rajat Singh Hace un año

    U look like u lost pounds in this

  • Stefan McShane
    Stefan McShane Hace un año

    lol you dont want to go out drinking..... has biggest picture of beers in the background

  • Louis Albandos
    Louis Albandos Hace un año

    Had 2 coffees and a bagel .i will fart a few times before i go for that pc of gum ...true champ

  • Hinzmana
    Hinzmana Hace un año

    Where can I find the articles?

  • Mario Cavett
    Mario Cavett Hace un año +1


  • Chase S
    Chase S Hace un año

    So my stomach burst....

  • Zoid Burg
    Zoid Burg Hace un año

    Er, wearing those t-shirts is gonna land you with a bigger meal, they don't WANT to give food away...

  • robert sanchez
    robert sanchez Hace un año

    Any tips for a pizza eating contest ? I was thinking of just going on a no carb diet until the actually day so I can intake huge amounts and not feel super bloated. Should I do this ?

  • Ryan Cavanaugh
    Ryan Cavanaugh Hace un año

    12 pounds! I wasn't 12lbs at birth!

  • wornoutshoes11
    wornoutshoes11 Hace un año +1

    and then came molly.... lol smoked this guys ass!! wheres the technique? lol

  • wornoutshoes11
    wornoutshoes11 Hace un año +2

    how could u give advices when in fact u dont compete at all... pathetic isnt it. for what are all this so called advices on the first place when the one giving the advices is too scared to go out there and mix it up with the best conpetetive eaters.... lol smh

  • Taylor Sampson
    Taylor Sampson Hace un año

    He's a great guy in addition to being great at what he does

  • Brandon Pintor
    Brandon Pintor Hace un año


  • ImNotDoge
    ImNotDoge Hace un año

    we need more of this, i would like to see randy training videos

  • Ricardo David
    Ricardo David Hace un año +2

    u talk so much dude....a bit boring ....try do not extend so much on ur vids

    • Jon Wright
      Jon Wright Hace 9 meses +1

      its called a tip video what do you think this vid waa going to be out about tips knowledge

    • live free or die
      live free or die Hace 9 meses

      Ricardo David his voice kinda is

  • Ken Rivers
    Ken Rivers Hace un año

    i dont even wanna imagine when you go take a dump😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Raja Soomro
    Raja Soomro Hace un año

    randy is getting fatter by the day

  • John Belan
    John Belan Hace un año

    Hey Randy, has Atlas ever turned down a challenge or backed down from 1? Would u do a crazy challenge like 5lbs of cheese or 5lbs of pepperoni! lol. That would be nuts. Love the awesome vids man!

  • SupBro Vang
    SupBro Vang Hace un año

    I tried and it was hard to shit!!! This is me shitting:😡😡😡😡😡😬😬😬😡😨😨😨😰😰😰😰😱😱😱😳💩😦

  • Lol Master
    Lol Master Hace un año

    can you pls do jollibee next time you eat fast food

  • BenTubeVlogs
    BenTubeVlogs Hace un año +6

    (Casually talking) This morning I rode my bike for about 30 miles.
    ME: What?!?!

  • j cantu
    j cantu Hace un año

    Franks is the best! You are the man randy.

  • Ocram 95
    Ocram 95 Hace un año

    Stupid idiot haha

  • Jack is not in the box
    Jack is not in the box Hace un año +1

    He forgot to flip his hat!

  • Razor
    Razor Hace un año

    heads up, many studies show, Water does not increase food capacity...

  • ritesh Kumar
    ritesh Kumar Hace un año

    u r so good

  • lecabo1
    lecabo1 Hace un año

    can i use sugar free pudding?