Yunus Barisik

Website: http://www.next-level-athletics.com

Yunus Barisik

Yunus Barisik, CSCS, specializes in making hockey players strong, fast and explosive. He has trained 500+ hockey players at the junior, college and pro levels, including NHL Draft picks and World Champions. An accomplished author, Yunus has had articles published on top fitness and performance sites, including STACK and Muscle & Strength. He also wrote Next Level Hockey Training, a comprehensive resource for ice hockey players on building athletic strength, size and power, while staying injury-free.

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Why Single-Leg Exercises Are Crucial to Building Lower-Body Strength

Split Squats and Lunges are often labeled "sissy" exercises. At worst, they're deemed suitable only for chicks strutting around on the gym floor rocking...

5 Back-Friendly Exercises That Build Your Glutes and Hamstrings

In the previous installment, I detailed knee-dominant exercises athletes dealing with back pain can use to build lower body strength while staying...

3 Drills to Fix Your Hang Power Clean

The Power Clean from Hang has the potential to provide great benefits for athletes. It combines strength, coordination, timing, explosiveness and...

5 Lower-Body Exercises That Don't Stress Your Back

In a perfect world, everyone could and would barbell squat as deep as an Olympic lifter to build impressive lower body strength. The day-to-day reality...

How to Make Consistent Strength Gains Without Burning Yourself Out

Structured deload weeks are a waste of time for non-competitive lifters. Sure, going heavy for three weeks and drastically cutting volume and intensity...

These Leg Curl Variations Will Give You Stronger, Injury-Proof Hamstrings

Valslide Leg Curls are a great exercise for athletes looking to build stronger hamstrings and minimize hamstring strains. Unfortunately, many...

3 Off-Ice Exercises to Prevent Hockey Hip Injuries

Research has shown that over 90% of recorded groin and abdominal strain injuries in the NHL occur in non-contact situations. Even worse, the amount of...

4 Resistance Band Core Exercises for Rock-Solid Abs

While resistance bands are often used in powerlifting-centric training programs to alter the strength curve on exercises like Squats and Bench Presses,...

The Biggest Mistake in Youth Strength Training Programs

Between the few hundred junior hockey players I've coached over the past years, I've noticed a common trend that keeps repeating itself like a horrid...

Why You Should Build Strength During Your Sports Season

"How to get stronger during the competitive season?" That's a question more athletes should be asking. It's funny how many athletes pride themselves on...