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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Post-Activation Potentiation: How This Unique Training Trick Can Help You

Post-activation potentiation (PAP) is a training concept that has garnered a lot of attention among lifters and strength coaches in recent years. Why?...

Spotting a Snake Oil Salesman: 4 Telltale Signs of a Terrible Trainer

As a parent, you understand that participating in youth athletics forces your kid to learn how to deal with challenges and adversity. Losses are a par...

A Simple Exercise to Fix Bad Posture Fast

What do your average desk jockey and gym rat have in common? At first glance, not much. They eat differently, they train differently and they live ...

Why You Should Squat With a Safety Bar Even If You Aren't Injured

Over the past decade, we've witnessed a noticeable paradigm shift in the strength and conditioning industry. Whereas heavy Back Squats once reigned...

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. ...

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