Posted: January 14, 2014 in Strength
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Screen Shot 2014-01-08 at 16.34.09Duncan French video Presentations and PDF’s now available for download.


Strength and conditioning coaches and sports scientists need to stay on top of current practise with regards to research and applied methodology in all areas associated with the profession.

This workshop will bring together the presenters extensive experience and research background in the field of strength and power development to give the participant a thorough overview of the current research and application of basic to advanced strength and power methods and key planning considerations to support these methods. Duncan will also be shairng information from the up and coming 2013 UKSA  conference that he has worked massivley on throughout the last 9 months to bring the best and up to date content.

Duncan is currently lead Strength and Conditioning Coach for the North West region of the English Institute of Sport where he works with GB Taekwondo.He is also Chairman of the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA). Previous roles have included Head of S&C  for premiership football club Newcastle United, Lead S&C coach for GB Basketball and many other consultancy and academic roles within well regarded institutions.


  • Current research and application on periodisation and planning for strength and power
  • Power development key considerations and current research
  • Hypertrophy key considerations and current research
  • Application of strength and power training within high performance environments such as Premiership football and olympic sports.
  • Training for strength considerations including basic, intermediate and advanced methods both theory and application. Some of these methods include but are not limited to:
  • Cluster training theory and application
  • Occlusion training theory and application
  • Complex training and post activation potentiation (PAP)


High Performance Strength and Conditioning:  An applied perspective- A unique look at the presenters experience with S&C at the highest level of sport. It’s not an ideal scenario, Duncan works within a team and the application of our ‘ideal’ model of delivery. This practical session will illustrate some of these concepts.

Strength and power methods- Get under the bar! The participants will experiment with some of the methods outlined in the lectures and experience them for themselves.

What you will get in the download is the following 

  • Video footage of both Presentations that was presented on the day in the lecture room along with PDF’s.
  • Video footage of both floor practical presentations that was given in the gym
  • Lecture presentations PFD’s on nearly 6 hours of Video content available to download for only 49 euro.

You will also receive up to 30 extra PDF’s on training/nutrition/research cause we are feeling in a good mood.


frenchWith over 10 years experience as a strength and conditioning specialist, Duncan has a wealth of knowledge in the physical preparation of elite and high performance athletes.  He has coached athletes from a host of different sports at all levels, including professional sports, those competing to Olympic and World-class standards, NCAA athletes, and athletes affiliated to National Sports Institutes and Olympic Training Centres.

Duncan gained his Doctorate degree (PhD) in Exercise Physiology at the University of Connecticut, USA.  He has authored/co-authored over 40 scientific manuscripts and 5 book chapters in the fields of strength and conditioning and resistance exercise, and has presented work at scientific congresses and clinics throughout Europe, North America and Asia.  An editorial board member for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, Duncan was a founder member of the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA).  He has sat on the Board of Directors for the UKSCA since 2008.

Duncan is a fully Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach with the UKSCA, and hold Certified Strength and Conditioning (CSCS) status with Distinction from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).  He holds USA Weightlifting Club Coach certification, and is an accredited sports scientist for research and support with the British Association of Sport and Exercises Sciences (BASES)

For 7 years Duncan was a Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach with the English Institute of Sport.  In 2006, Duncan was the Strength and Conditioning Coach to the England Basketball Men’s and Women’s national teams that won Bronze medals at the XVIII Commonwealth Games.  Following this success, Duncan acted as the National Lead for Strength and Conditioning to Great Britain Basketball for 6 years.  Duncan currently acts as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach to Newcastle United FC in the English Premiership.

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