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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This RDL Variation Will Work Your Hamstrings Without Hurting Your Back

Ask 10 strength coaches for their favorite posterior chain exercises, and the majority will have some variation of the Romanian Deadlift as their go-t...

4 Advanced Jump Exercises Used By Explosive Athletes

In sports like basketball, soccer or hockey, acceleration and change-of-direction speed require more than just being big and strong. Lifting weights a...

3 Simple Gymnastic Ring Exercises That Will Help Anyone Build More Muscle

Gymnastic rings are one of the best training tools for developing a strong and muscular upper body. One look at the upper-body development of male ...

Try These 4 User-Friendly Variations of Conventional Deadlifts

Walk into any public gym in America and you'll see plenty of people banging away on the Leg Curl or Smith machine. What will you rarely see? Hea...

Hockey Players: Fix Your Bad Hips With These 3 Mobility Exercises

Tight, immobile hips bother practically every hockey player at all levels of competition. Being tight in the front of your hips can lead to a bunch...

Break Through Your Training Plateau Quickly With This Simple Programming Trick

If you have been using 5x5 or 3x10 (or any of the popular set and rep schemes for training programs) for an extended period of time, you already know ...

Struggling with Deadlifts? Try These Alternative Exercises

The Conventional Deadlift is a fantastic full-body exercise. And had you asked me a few years ago whether everyone should do them, I would have answered...

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...