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 Little-Known Deadlift Variation Will Light Your Glutes and Hamstrings on Fire

I'm always tweaking and modifying assistance exercises. By varying a movement, you change the training stimulus, prevent boredom, and keep training...

5 Habits of Hard-Working High School Athletes

If there's one character trait coaches want to see in every athlete, it's a tireless work ethic. Hard-working individuals are coveted regardless of...

How Strong Is 'Strong Enough' For Single-Leg Exercises?

Single-leg work has become much more popular in recent years. Rightly so. It's invaluable to athletes because it improves unilateral strength, stab...

Does Listening to Music Help You Lift More Weight?

Athletes are always looking for a mental or physical edge while exercising or competing. There's no shortage of ergogenic aids—ranging from caffe...

5 Supplements for Athletes That Aren't a Waste of Money

The ​number of sports supplements available for purchase ​these days is staggering.​ Seemingly every product aimed at athletes claims to ​make...

The Simple Hack That Instantly Increases Your Vertical Jump

Impressive leaping ability is one of the most desirable traits in athletics. From dunking a basketball to winning headers on the soccer pitch, the ...

How Often Should Athletes Do Jump Training? And How Many Reps Should They Do?

This piece is the final installment of a series on plyometric and jump training. Direct links to the previous pieces: 1, 2, 3, 4. We've covered a l...

Testing Your One-Rep Max? Try This Surprising, Science-Backed Trick to Move More Weight

Over the past two decades, the amount of research on post-activation potentiation (PAP) has skyrocketed. Most proven PAP protocols utilize a heavy str...

Build Bigger Lats With This Savage 2-Exercise Superset

The Single-Arm Dumbbell Row is one of my favorite upper-back strength exercises. It's joint-friendly, doesn't require complex equipment, and you can w...

Bench Press Hurt Your Shoulder? Here's What You Should Do

Over the years, I have trained numerous athletes with existing shoulder ​problems that prevented them from ​​bench pressing heavy weight with a ...

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