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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4 Challenging Core Exercises for Hockey Players

What do maintaining a low skating stance, changing directions quickly and shooting the puck hard all have in common? You need strong, well-develope...

5 Single-Leg Strength Exercises Hockey Players Should Be Doing

Single-leg exercises should be a part of every hockey player's training program. They build strength and muscle, improve stability and give your spine...

4 Training Insights to Create Better Youth Hockey Players

I have coached hockey players from pros all the way down to 8-year-olds. While I currently work mostly with high school, college and men's play...

Why Classic Pyramid Sets Suck for Strength Gains (and What to Do Instead)

Spend five minutes reading about lifting weights online and you can't help but come across something called "pyramid" training. As the name implies, y...

4 Simple Ways to Build Stronger, More Resilient Hamstrings

Hamstring muscle injuries are extremely common among athletes. They cause significant loss of training and competition time and have a high probabi...

4 Big Reasons Why Hockey Players Should Bulk Up

Too many hockey players and coaches still believe that getting "big" or "bulky" will make you slow on the ice. If you do nothing else but focus on ...

'Back-Off Sets' Are Scientifically Proven to Build Muscle Faster

Lifting heavy weights is how you get strong. We all know that. However, since the adaptations caused by low-rep strength work are largely neural...

4 Mistakes Ruining Your Power Clean (and How to Finally Fix Them)

The Power Clean remains a staple movement in strength programs across a variety of sports. From football to hockey to track and field, athletes wil...

Top 5 Ways to Boost Your Skating Speed

"What are the top five exercises to get faster for hockey in your opinion?" It's a question I get asked all the time. Since this is such a common q...

This Single-Leg Squat Variation Will Scorch Your Quads and Glutes

Lifting heavy is great. Lifting heavy all the time? Not so much. Adding some smart accessory work to your workouts builds muscle and gives the j...

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