the reason I'm so excited to talk with you is that you're one of these rare beasts that you have been involved in human performance and athletic performance at the Collegiate level. You are obviously very involved in MMA. Now in the UFC performance Institute, and you also had the fortunate experience. I like to think of doing a PhD in what exactly was the PHD in is exercise. Physiologist was the obvious. So you're familiar also, Designing studies control groups, all the sorts of things that in my opinion. Anyway are lacking from the internet social media version of exercise science, which is that people throughout all sorts of ideas about how people should be training, what they should be doing and eating and not eating and doing. And certainly science doesn't have all the answers, but I just think it's so rare to find somebody that's at the convergence of all those different fields. And so I have a lot of questions for you today that I'm sure the The audience are going to be really interested
in it. Well, listen, I mean, I appreciate that. It's very humbling. And yeah, we worked hard to get to where I am. But I've always tried to be authentic and I think authenticity comes alongside, you know, and academic rigor and objectivity and insight and a knowledge base. Right? At the end of the day. It's about having confidence, having expertise and being able to deliver that expertise to to in my world to athletes. And I think that's what I've always tried to do. I've tried to have many strings. To my bow so that I can talk with many different hats on. You know, one day I'm talking to a coach next time talking to an athlete. The next day. I'm talking to a CEO the next time talking to a, you know, an academic professor and, you know, so I think, you know, being able to wear those different hats is certainly a skill set that I've tried to build throughout my career. And you know, like I said, I've been blessed to work with. I think it was 36, different, professional or Olympic sports last time of coat? I counted. So, yeah, it's been, it's been a wild ride. It's been great, but
would you Of those Sports was the most unusual. I've
worked with crown green bowling which I don't know as an American guy. I don't know. Basically imagine a you know, a 20 foot by 24 square of turf with a small raised in the middle, IE the crown. So it's slopes to the edges and then, you know, you use you, you throw out a white jacket smaller ball, and then you smart the rollout larger (expletive) to try and get closest to the jack. It's a very European thing. Let's say she said but yes, boss performs, a crown green ball in. There you go. All right.
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Duncan Has an Exercise Physiology PhD; He's Worked With Athletes from 36 Different Sports
Dr. Duncan French: How to Exercise for Strength Gains & Hormone Optimization | Episode 45