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It is my pleasure to be joined by Duncan French on episode 55 of The Art Of Coaching Podcast. Globally recognized as a leading expert in high performance sport, Dr. Duncan French has over 20 years of experience working with elite professional and Olympic athletes. Prior to joining the UFC, French was the Director of Performance Science at the University of Notre Dame, where he was responsible for directing sport-specific technical interfaces that maximized the impact of performance services.


Topics Covered:

  • Duncan’s career leading up to working for the UFC
  • Dealing with roadblocks and getting fighters and coaches to think outside of the box
  • Can we reach athletes in a more organic way?
  • Why providing context in training is so important and the pursuit of adaptations
  • Duncan’s belief in the 52-week fight camp vs. the traditional 8-week fight camp
  • How Duncan addresses athletes always feeling they need to do more (cancer of volume)
  • Concurrent training and skillfully maximizing adaptations
  • How does Duncan handle all of the different types of coaches a particular fighter has?
  • What Duncan has learned in regards to altitude training

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Via Twitter: @duncanfrench
Via LinkedIn: Dr. Duncan French


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