Lab podcast, where we discuss science and science based tools for everyday life. I'm Andrew huberman, and I'm a professor of neurobiology and Ophthalmology at Stanford school of medicine. Today. I have the pleasure of introducing. Dr. Duncan French, as my guest on the huberman Lab podcast. Dr. French is the vice president of performance at the UFC performance Institute, and he 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. And he has many, many quality peer-reviewed studies to his name. Exploring, for instance, how the particular order of exercise whether or not one performs endurance exercise, prior to resistance training or vice versa, how that impacts performance of various movements and endurance training, protocols, as well as the impact on hormones such as testosterone, estrogen and some of the stress hormones such as Cortisol, he's also done, fascinating work exploring, how neurotransmitters things like, dopamine and epinephrine, also called adrenaline can impact hormones, and hormones can impact neurotransmitter release. What's particularly unique about dr. French as work is that he's figured out specific training protocols that can maximize for instance testosterone output or reduce stress hormone output, in order to maximize the effects of training in the short term and in the long term, Term. So today you're going to learn a lot of protocols whether or not you're into resistance training or endurance training. You will learn for instance, how to regulate the duration of your training and the type of training that you do in order to get the maximum benefit from that training over time. So whether or not you are somebody who just exercises recreationally for your health, whether or not you're an amateur or professional athlete or whether or not you're just trying to maximize your health through the use of endurance and or resistance training today's Russian will have a wealth of takeaways for you. There are only a handful of people working at the intersection of Elite Performance, mechanistic science and that can do. So in a way that leads to direct immediately applicable protocols that anybody can benefit from dr. French also provide some incredibly important insights about the direction that Sport and exercise are taking in the world today and their applications towards performance and health.
Andrew Introduces Dr. Duncan French (Part I)
Dr. Duncan French: How to Exercise for Strength Gains & Hormone Optimization | Episode 45