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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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...

How to Train Around 3 Common Hockey Injuries

To stay healthy all season long. That's what every hockey player hopes for. But we all know how aches, bruises and more severe hockey injuries add up...

A Better Way to Warm Up With Heavy Weights

While foam rolling and dynamic warm-ups have become standard operating procedure for the modern athlete preparing for a lifting session, few trainees...

5 In-Season Hockey Training Tips for Improved On-Ice Performance

While many hockey players will work hard in the gym during the summer, few have been introduced to a proper in-season strength training program and the...