Duncan French (UFC Performance Institute Vice President of Performance)

concurrent training strength and conditioning training transfer ufc ufcpi Apr 28, 2024


Episode 39: Andy McDonald chats to Dr Duncan French the Vice President of Performance at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas. Duncan is globally recognized as a leading expert in high-performance sport with over 20 years of experience working with elite professional and Olympic athletes. Duncan has previously enjoyed been the Director of Performance Sciences for the University of Notre Dame Athletics Department, Technical Lead for Strength & Conditioning at the English Institute of Sport and has worked three full olympic cycles for GB Basketball and Taekwondo. He has also  served as the Head of Strength & Conditioning at Newcastle United Football Club in the EPL and authored or co-authored 60 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and seven book chapters. 

In this episode Andy & Duncan discuss:  

  • Duncan’s background
  • Setting up the UFCPI
  • Understanding the fighter 
  • Training transfer 
  • Concurrent training 
  • The future of the UFCPI