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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Not Getting Faster? Your 'Speed Training' Might Actually Be Conditioning Work

There's a track near my place where high school soccer and hockey players train in the summer. A typical "speed workout" I witness often goes like thi...

5 Strength Training Tips for High School Hockey Players

If you're a high school hockey player, I've got great news for you. You're old enough to start lifting weights for real. You enter the Iron Game...

The Weight Training 'Rule' That's Actually Making You Weaker

Whether it's 5x5, 4x8 or 3x12, many lifters perform these and other popular set/rep schemes with the same weight for each set. This is called the sets...

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 ...

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