Novice and average coaches discuss sets and reps and argue training systems. Great coaches do not waste their time and energy in such debates, for they understand that: “The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.”
About Chris Gallagher
Chris Gallagher is a lead strength and conditioning coach at the Hong Kong Institute of Sport, working primarily with rugby, athletics, and rowing.
Entries by Chris Gallagher
I recently returned from the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) Southeast Asian Conference on Applied Strength and Conditioning in Singapore. My experience at the conference and the communication I have had since returning to Hong Kong has given me reason to consider the value that comes from attending such events and a few things […]
As I know Stuart McMillan is fond of saying “To be a better specialist, you have to be a better generalist.” The site theme on HMMR Media this month is “beyond the barbell” and this is the first thought that comes to mind. The topic really speaks to me now with where I am in my career. As strength coaches we often stick with what we know. Broadening our approach can make us better at what we do even if, in most cases, we don’t need the additional tools.
Culture. Everyone is talking about it these days. When most people think of culture perhaps it conjures up images of highly charged coaches and athletes producing lots of energy in a motivating environment. Is this the ultimate demonstration of positive culture to be aspired?