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 • 530

  • Fischbb
    Fischbb Hace 17 horas

    Go to so annyoing fatty ass

  • HomeValue Glass
    HomeValue Glass Hace un día

    Wow, you're going to drop 5 lbs of deer pellets in the morning. But thanks for the tips. My brother is forcing me to do this 2-man pizza eating challange in a week. Was wondering what kind of food for the maxout meal. Started out so far by chugging a half gallon of water twice today. Seeing what else the pros do. My bro did the challenge last year and ate his half but his friend couldn't complete it so he's taking his twin brother this time. Should be fun.

  • Dianiris Delgado
    Dianiris Delgado Hace un día

    Your a beast💪🏼 do you make a good income from these food challenges or is it more for fun/sport?

  • Emily BH
    Emily BH Hace un día

    For healthful eating and proper food combining you should be eating the food that will digest the fastest first. That would be the liquid, then the water melon then the cooked vegetables and last, the eggs.. This is because you don't want to have a slow digesting food still breaking down when a different faster digesting food is introduced. Herbert Shelton is the most well known author/expert on food combining. I would think during "training" I would at least not do improper food combining and make the eating any more difficult than it needs to be.
    Regarding the liquids, how about instead if drinking so much getting your liquid from the food and practice or train eating stirctly RAW fruit and RAW vegetables? They are the optimal foods for humans anyway. They also are loaded with fiber and you won't need a "colon cleanse" if all you are eating is raw fruit.
    If you felt discomfort after making that video it is because you ate watermelon which is the fastest digesting after eating the much slower to digest cooked foods. I bet if you reversed it and ate the watermelon first, you would have been fine and fit borh the fruit and the cooked veggies in because you ate them in the right order.

  • TheVillageFarmer
    TheVillageFarmer Hace 8 días +1

    2 years later and I'm still taking notes from this.
    Thanks for all your work, Randy - you've done so much for the competitive eating community for plebs like me to get a good, safe start to a niche activity. An absolute top lad!

    • Randy Santel
      Randy Santel  Hace 8 días +1

      You are welcome!! I wish you all the best!!

  • chrismax christian
    chrismax christian Hace 14 días

    this video was awesome, i was surprised to see how you prepare for a challlenge, love it

  • Smoky Donuts
    Smoky Donuts Hace 14 días

    Randy: you are AWESOME!!!

  • Andreas Christianto
    Andreas Christianto Hace 15 días

    i never know that eating also need an exercise of eating.. i thought eating is just eating

  • Dontay Cox
    Dontay Cox Hace 16 días

    The title should be how to train your body to die😁

  • Dirk Diggler
    Dirk Diggler Hace 17 días

    I thought eating a "stanken-pussy' was all you had to do cause if you can eat that, fuck you can eat anything!

  • Jolene Levesque
    Jolene Levesque Hace 19 días

    Why do you only have like 2 upper cabinets lol no hate though ☺

  • Scottius Maximus
    Scottius Maximus Hace 20 días

    Love watching your videos. I could never do that, though. Just not for me! It's not just about showing up and eating a bunch of food. It's about training your body to consume massive volumes of food in short times. Like anything, to be really good, you have to work at it.

  • Craig Laycox
    Craig Laycox Hace 23 días

    680 k subs watching a guy eat a lot kind of fast.Talk about a novel concept...

  • Cauli Flower
    Cauli Flower Hace 25 días

    Unhealthy frozen veggies. Also ditch the soda. Nothing but poison.

  • Hunter Planty
    Hunter Planty Hace un mes

    Yesh... Definitely helps if your 285 pounds. Do you have any tips for just purely gaining weight?

  • anthony de la cruz
    anthony de la cruz Hace un mes

    All this time i was being a fat ass for no reason, when i could have gone pro. All those years wasted.

  • TickleChits
    TickleChits Hace un mes

    I’m going through really bad alcohol withdrawal and my appetite just came back. I ate a large size stouffers Mac and cheese then went beast mode. 5 sausage McMuffins (no egg) 5 hash browns and 3 side salads.

  • Luke Sumerix
    Luke Sumerix Hace un mes

    I've noticed that most eaters tend to hit a wall at about 20 minutes. I've also noticed that most eaters eat proteins first before carbs. I'm guessing this is because carbs turn into sugar faster than protein which makes you feel full faster.

  • Johannes Wiesinger
    Johannes Wiesinger Hace un mes +3

    Want to see u in 15-20 years.....

    • Randy Santel
      Randy Santel  Hace un mes +2

      I'll be working as a dietitian so can't wait!! Thanks for watching!

  • LibertyIsDead
    LibertyIsDead Hace un mes

    I guess all the dislikes are people who didn’t like hearing that vomiting wasn’t a good idea and they shouldn’t do it.

    RASH DEMAGWAN Hace 2 meses

    He ate with his cap facing front.

  • Joshua Bland
    Joshua Bland Hace 2 meses

    What do you listen too when you compete

  • Sawyer Montoya
    Sawyer Montoya Hace 2 meses +1

    Randy’s filming videos in his parent’s basement

  • DrPeri
    DrPeri Hace 2 meses +1

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

    • Frankhenry .Bell
      Frankhenry .Bell Hace 7 días +1

      Stop hating, the guy is pressing the limits of the human species. 30miles on the bike and benching 315lbs. Your patients and colleagues must love your passive aggressive attitude Lol

  • Rachel Hacker
    Rachel Hacker Hace 2 meses +1

    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

    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 2 meses

    Good training video. Gracias.

    • Randy Santel
      Randy Santel  Hace 2 meses

      Hey thanks for watching I appreciate it!!

  • Adr Sngp
    Adr Sngp Hace 3 meses

    Came for food challenge instructions and stayed for the music.

  • phil robb
    phil robb Hace 3 meses

    Startin out ! Thanx 4 the advice !

  • Jason Voorhees
    Jason Voorhees Hace 3 meses

    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 3 meses

    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 3 meses

    Fuck yeah Randy Santel! You go girl!!!

  • How to win. Facts.
    How to win. Facts. Hace 3 meses

    your best off not toying with a natural body state.

  • Salty Boi
    Salty Boi Hace 3 meses +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 3 meses

    10 lbs in 30 min. You are my Hero

  • Barbara Lariviere
    Barbara Lariviere Hace 3 meses

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

  • Sistik123
    Sistik123 Hace 3 meses +1

    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 4 meses

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

  • riner9
    riner9 Hace 4 meses

    randy you're my boy

  • Charles Haitana
    Charles Haitana Hace 4 meses

    Must take a big shit lol

  • Broeckhoest
    Broeckhoest Hace 4 meses

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

    • Russ Wilkie
      Russ Wilkie Hace 2 meses

      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 4 meses

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

  • Richard Bishop
    Richard Bishop Hace 5 meses +1

    Music is very annoying.

  • John
    John Hace 5 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 5 meses +5

    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

    • Dontay Cox
      Dontay Cox Hace 16 días

      How are you shocked he eats heavy food did you for the more you eat the bigger you get

    • Craig Laycox
      Craig Laycox Hace 23 días

      Jugo Betrugo 12000 cal a day for months on end...about as shocking as sand having a grainy texture.

    • Big Dreams Now
      Big Dreams Now Hace 28 días

      he sure did, maybe 150 lbs.

  • Jesse Fritz
    Jesse Fritz Hace 5 meses

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

  • jd brunette
    jd brunette Hace 5 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 5 meses +1

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

  • simon barter
    simon barter Hace 5 meses

    notice bong in background,"Rock the Pot"

  • Frank Emerson
    Frank Emerson Hace 5 meses

    You’re always “very very excited” 😂

  • Player 1
    Player 1 Hace 6 meses +2

    Do we need bigger toliets?

  • F E
    F E Hace 6 meses

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

  • T8NGU
    T8NGU Hace 6 meses

    He said like Tetris. What a god.

  • Mission J
    Mission J Hace 6 meses

    Just a bunch a vegetables, yeah

  • Robert Patterson
    Robert Patterson Hace 7 meses

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

  • brandon freeman
    brandon freeman Hace 7 meses

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

  • Kieron Glasscoe
    Kieron Glasscoe Hace 7 meses

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

  • Genesis Exodus
    Genesis Exodus Hace 7 meses

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

  • Stubby1085
    Stubby1085 Hace 8 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 8 meses +1

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

  • richard stevens
    richard stevens Hace 8 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 8 meses

    What type of Gym gloves are those?

  • Kuga 21 GT
    Kuga 21 GT Hace 8 meses

    Thanks Randy!

  • Michael
    Michael Hace 8 meses

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

  • Lewis Schatzdorfer
    Lewis Schatzdorfer Hace 9 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 10 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 10 meses

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

  • Carol Church
    Carol Church Hace 10 meses

    U can flavor them with seasonings and or soy sauce too

  • janine leigh
    janine leigh Hace 10 meses


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    janine leigh Hace 10 meses


  • janine leigh
    janine leigh Hace 10 meses

    His digestive system is gonna explode xx

  • Michael Jones
    Michael Jones Hace 11 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 11 meses

    ATLAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSS, My Grub has come aloooooonnnnngggggggg

  • Bob Wolkotte
    Bob Wolkotte Hace 11 meses

    What if you can't have sweets?

  • Mr Avenger 98
    Mr Avenger 98 Hace 11 meses

    That back no?

  • Joe Thibodeaux
    Joe Thibodeaux Hace 11 meses

    Randy U DA MAN !!!

  • Cristian Amoros Villaverde

    Randy sub in spanish please!!!!

  • Hans Johansson
    Hans Johansson Hace 11 meses

    You seem more calm and natural I like it

  • Tim Evilsizor
    Tim Evilsizor Hace un año

    Randy Santel is AWESOME!

  • Artyom Arty
    Artyom Arty Hace un año

    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 un año

    Fake he didn’t turn his hat around

  • gucci stuff
    gucci stuff Hace un año

    You are the best

  • Michael Goat Jordan
    Michael Goat Jordan Hace un año +1

    Poor guy 😔

  • Bob Smithereens
    Bob Smithereens Hace un año

    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 un año

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

  • Waheed Balushi
    Waheed Balushi Hace un año +2

    thanks randy you answered my question crystal clear

    • Randy Santel
      Randy Santel  Hace un año +1

      Waheed Balushi hey thanks for watching and merry Christmas!!

  • Steve Regal
    Steve Regal Hace un año

    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 un año

    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?

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    Najdan Ahmetovic Hace un año


  • Wilfred Bubble
    Wilfred Bubble Hace un año +10

    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 !

    • Koletti Pireaus
      Koletti Pireaus Hace 6 días

      +Craig Laycox Really you fucking ignoramous? Tell that to people with severe hypertension who take blood pressure medicine. Or people with type 1 diabetes. Those arent diseases...They are conditions that sometimes cant be cured. Synthetic pills dont help them out? As for your claim that competitive eating isnt dangerous, ask any doctor. I guarantee you they say it is...Fucking retards like you dont realize that while one competition probably wont harm you, if you do it day in and day out for long durations it can change normal body functions like stomach contraction or liver and pancreas functions which work to break down stuff what is ingested. But that's illiterate fucking nothing like you knows better than a doctor who trained 12 years before venturing off into his own practice. Got are much the retard.

    • Craig Laycox
      Craig Laycox Hace 6 días +1

      +Koletti Pireaus As to competitive eating...please document your claim that it is harmful.Please cite the mortality stats for competitive eaters along with detailled causation analyses.

    • Craig Laycox
      Craig Laycox Hace 6 días +1

      +Koletti Pireaus Incorrect...the only effective synth med is antibiotics." Keeping alive" is not curing or restoring to is treating and it is profitable to the doctor and pharma company primarily.As for" moronic" ,troll....i suspect you have ongoing intimate experience with moronic sound like a complete drooling dissonant imbecile.

    • Koletti Pireaus
      Koletti Pireaus Hace 6 días

      +Craig Laycox Your response is moronic. Many synthetic pills keep people alive. There is nothing healthy about competitive eating.

    • Craig Laycox
      Craig Laycox Hace 23 días +1

      Wilfred Bubble Prescribing synthetic pills for profit is far stupider...

  • 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...