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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The Right Way to Test Your One-Rep Max (and How to PR More Often)

Some coaches tell you to forget about your one-rep max because the injury risk of testing it is too high. I am not one of those coaches. While I ag...

Why Every Person Who Strength Trains Should Know—And Love—Micro Plates

Remember those magical "beginner gains" you experienced for the first few months when you started lifting? You'd set a personal best on the Bench P...

5 Secrets for Shedding Excess Body Fat (That Don't Involve Working Out)

As a strength and conditioning coach, my role often extends far beyond the weight room. One of the many hats I wear daily is that of a nutritionist. ...

Everything You Need to Know About Lifting Straps

Grip strength often becomes a limiting factor with exercises like Hang Power Cleans, Deadlifts and Rows once an athlete becomes fairly strong. Simp...

How to Finally Barbell Overhead Press Without Pain

Some lifters experience shoulder pain or discomfort when performing common vertical barbell pressing movements such as Military and Push Presses. A la...

Why Every Athlete Should Train Single-Leg Jumps

This article is part 4 in a four-part series on programming and progressing jump training for field sport athletes. Check out Parts 1, 2 and 3 here. ...

Already Mastered Box Jumps? Here's How to Take Your Jump Training to the Next Level

This article is part 3 in a four-part series on programming and progressing jump training for field sport athletes. Read Parts 1 and 2 here. Let's ...

Why Learning How to Stick Your Jumps is a Critical Part of Jump Training

This article is part 2 of a four-part series on programming and progressing jump training for field sport athletes. Part one is here. You want to b...

Why the Incredible Benefits of Jump Training Go Far Beyond a Higher Vertical

This article is Part 1 in a four-part series on programming and progressing jump training for field sport athletes Jump training is one of the most...

Your Vitamin D Supplement Probably Isn't Working. Here's How to Change That

The benefits of vitamin D for general health and athletic performance have been well-documented. Exogenous vitamin D supplementation is associated ...

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