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Trapped in Groundhog Day

Ever seen the movie Groundhog Day?

Bill Murray plays a self-centered and sour TV weatherman named Phil Connors, assigned to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on February 2.

It's his fourth year on the story, and he has grown sick of covering it.

After shooting their segment, a blizzard forces Connors and his TV crew to stay in town overnight. Connors wakes up the next morning, only to realize he's living the same day over and over again.

Trapped in a seemingly endless time loop, Connors tries everything to break the spell:

Electrocuting himself. Jumping off a tall building. Letting a truck run over him. Killing Phil the Groundhog.

Until he realizes there's no point. Nothing can stop Groundhog Day from repeating.

That's when he begins to tire of, and eventually dread, his entire existence.

Why do I bring this up?

For many gym-goers, every day is Groundhog Day.

Weeks pass.

Months pass.

Years pass.

And they're still lifting the same weights, looking the exact same as they did the first day they walked in through the gym doors.

If you're not getting any visible results out of your training - either in your training journal or the mirror (preferably both) - what's the point?

No wonder so many peeps grow tired of, and eventually start dreading their workouts.

Damn hard to stay motivated when all your efforts make no difference at all in your physique or performance.

However...

If you're sick of re-living Groundhog Day in the weight room...

And want to finally add some weight to the bar and muscle to your frame...

This could break the spell and set you free:

http://www.NextLevelHockeyTraining.com

Yunus Barisik

Do This When Injured

What do most hockey players do when they injure their wrist, leg, or shoulder?

Ride the stationary bike for six to eight weeks before they're cleared to return on the ice.

Or mindlessly bang away on the leg press and leg extension machines.

Huge mistake.

Even when you hurt an arm or leg, you still have got three healthy, functioning limbs left. And if you stop training them, you'll not only lose strength and muscle in the injured limb, but all over the rest of your body as well.

Then people wonder why it takes them forever to get back into shape after a layoff.

I once trained a college hockey player who injured his shoulder during the playoffs and had to have surgery.

For the first eight weeks of off-season training, he couldn't hold anything resembling a heavy weight with his injured arm. Barbell work - including squatting and deadlifting - was out of the picture. As was the case with dumbbell lifts (apart from any light rehab exercises) on the damaged side.

I had to get creative and find ways ​​to load him ​to achieve a proper training effect. So we would do a ton of unilateral movements.

Single-leg squat variations with different tempos holding a heavy dumbbell in his healthy hand, using weight vests for additional resistance. Single-leg Romanians. Heavy single-arm upper body pushing and pulling on his healthy side. Challenging core exercises.

So what happened?

The athlete added 45 pounds to his front squat max that summer. Without barbell squatting at all.

Hit a 450-pound trap bar deadlift for the first time in his life.

PR'd at power cleans.

And left for pre-season camp in the strongest physical shape of his young career.

All because this player refused to buy into the silly dogma that you can't train hard coming back from surgery.

Taking time off from strength training while injured is the dumbest thing you can do. Yet ​that's what 99% of hockey players do.

If you want greater success as an athlete...

Don't be one of them.

For more training tips successful hockey players use, visit:

http://www.NextLevelHockeyTraining.com

Yunus Barisik

Do This Tonight to Play Better Hockey Tomorrow

I bumped into a very interesting study that depicts the effects of sleep on athletic performance.

Athletes from several different sports at Stanford University underwent a sleep extension period with a minimum goal of 10 hours in bed each night.

Check out what happened to athletes who did so over the course of 5-7 weeks...

Swimmers:

* Improved their 15-meter sprint times by 0.51 seconds

* Reacted 0.15 seconds quicker off the blocks

* Improved turn time by 0.10 seconds

Football players:

* Average 20-yard shuttle improved from 4.71 seconds to 4.61 seconds

* Average 40-yard dash decreased from 4.99 seconds to 4.89 seconds

Tennis players:

* Average sprinting drill time decreased from 19.12 seconds to 17.56 seconds

* Hitting accuracy including valid serves increased from 12.6 to 15.61 serves

Basketball players:

* 282-foot shuttle runs improved from 16.2 seconds to 15.5 seconds

* 10 free throws shot from 15 feet improved from 7.9 to 8.8 successful shots

* 15 three-point attempts improved from 10.2 to 11.6 successful shots

Another study by the same research group on elite male cyclists shows the negative effects of sleep restriction. With athletes who slept only 4 hours per night for three days in a row:

* Maximal aerobic power decreased 2.9%

* Time to exhaustion decreased by 10.7%

If all that number-crunching makes your head spin, here's the big takeaway:

Athletes who spent 10 hours a night between the sheets ran faster, reacted quicker, and hit or threw a ball with greater accuracy.

And those who got only 4 hours of shuteye fatigued faster and saw their performance take a dive.

An obvious conclusion from these research findings:

Sleep more. Play better.

For more athletic performance-boosting tricks, visit:

http://www.NextLevelHockeyTraining.com

Yunus Barisik

“We Will Win Tonight”

1994 Stanley Cup playoffs.

New Jersey Devils vs New York Rangers.

Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

With the Rangers down 3-2 in the best-of-7 series, Rangers captain Mark Messier tells reporters:

"We will win tonight."

His words are splashed on the front pages of newspapers all around the city.

A bold guarantee Messier delivered to show confidence in his teammates that they could steal a win in NJ, avoid elimination, and come back to Madison Square Garden for a Game 7.

But with the Devils up 2-0 late in the second period, the guarantee was looking like a flop.

Then Messier took over, transferring some of that headline inspiration into true leadership on the ice.

Messier set up Alex Kovalev for New York's first goal at 18:19 of the second period, cutting the Devils' lead to 2-1. He then tied the game 2-2 at 2:48 of the third period, gave the Rangers a 3-2 lead at 12:12 and scored a shorthanded empty-net goal at 18:15.

The Rangers returned to the Garden for Game 7, won 2-1 on Stephane Matteau's double-overtime goal (with Howie Rose's iconic "Matteau! Matteau! Matteau!!" call after the puck went in) and went on to end a 54-year Stanley Cup drought by defeating the Vancouver Canucks in a seven-game Final.

Messier's remarkable guarantee in the newspapers laid the foundation to one of the all-time great New York sports moments.

Speaking of bold guarantees...

My Next Level Hockey Training System also comes with one.

It includes a 365-day, full 100% money-back guarantee.

Most training programs you can find online ​feature a paltry 30-day guarantee.

(That is, if they even offer a guarantee in the first place)

I'm so confident you will gain the strength, power and high performance you want that I'm including a 100% money-back guarantee for a FULL 365 DAYS with my training program.

If you are not stronger and in better shape than you are today after following the workouts for a year, I'll buy it back from you.

That means I take all the risk, not you.

Grab the Next Level Hockey Training System now if you, too, want to win tonight.

Here's the link:

http://www.NextLevelHockeyTraining.com

Yunus Barisik

What Happens When You Shoot a Bullet Into a Hurricane

Now that's a question I've always wanted to know the answer to.

So one day hopped online to google it.

Here's what I found out:

If you shoot any bullet into a hurricane, it will travel fast enough to kill someone, but its trajectory will be blown way off course, making it nearly impossible to predict where it will land.

It will, inevitably, hit something or someone.

It could come back and kill the shooter.

Or hit some hapless bystander.

Which makes it a very bad decision for anyone involved - whether you're the one squeezing the trigger or at the receiving end of a projectile.

Something else my Google search revealed?

A bunch of gee-niouz 'Muricans trying to stop Hurricane Irma from advancing into Florida by firing bullets at it.

They thought they could dissipate the violent windstorm on the spot by aiming their rifles, handguns, and pistol-grip submachine guns and squeezing off a handful of rounds.

What can I say?

Human stupidity never ceases to amaze me.

Speaking of shooting at things...

Thanks to the upper body, lower back and core strength you gain following the workouts in my Next Level Hockey Training System, you'll fire the puck harder.

And who knows?

Maybe your shot will grow so lethal, you'll be dissipating goalies on the spot.

More info at:

http://www.NextLevelHockeyTraining.com

Yunus Barisik

Freaks and Geeks

Someone pointed out something significant to me many moons ago:

"Fitness is far from healthy."

They were, of course, referring to all the freaky behind-the-scenes stuff going on in the bodybuilding/fitness world many regular Joes have zero awareness of:

* Rampant steroid abuse

* Starvation diets that wreak havoc on your natural testosterone levels (and other hormones)

* Injecting synthol or similar oily substances in your muscles to make them appear larger

* Eating every three hours, on the clock, whether you are hungry or not

* Women augmenting their bodies with breast and butt implants

* Stuffing your face with obscene amounts of food, trying to get as big as possible, destroying your gastrointestinal health

* Skipping cardio because aerobic exercise could hinder muscular development

* Muscle pain or joint problems, especially during or immediately after exercise

* Massive fluctuations in bodyweight

* Exhausting workouts that take two hours (or longer) to complete

* Waking up in the middle of the night to chug down a protein shake for fear of going catabolic

On and on and awnnn the list goes...

Those in the fitness community who do these things may *look* physically fit.

But are they healthy?

Don't think so.

That got me thinking...

What if there was a better way to train to get in shape?

A way that doesn't damage your body.

A way that makes you look and perform like an athlete.

A way that *is* healthy.

That's where Next Level Hockey Training 2.0 comes in. It was designed to turn hockey players not blessed with great genetics into freaks.

Without ruining your body in the process.

But, the program sure ain't for everybody. To paraphrase Warren G:

"You can't be any geek off the street.

You gotta be handy with the iron, earn your keep."

Check out Next Level Hockey Training 2.0 at:

http://www.NextLevelHockeyTraining.com

Yunus Barisik

My #1 Vacation Fitness Tip

In my younger and dumber years attending college in Germany, I hardly took advantage of all the great travel opportunities around me.

Rome, Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid and London were each within 2 or 3 hours by plane.

A round-trip ticket wouldn't have cost more than a hundred bucks.

Still, my training was holding me back from visiting these European capitals.

Just the thought of taking a few days off from the gym would cause my stress levels to amplify and cortisol to flow like the Nile.

How could I ever enjoy walking around the Colosseum, watching the majestic Real Madrid play at Santiago Bernabeu, or sightseeing atop a red double-decker​ bus near Trafalgar Square when I was shrinking and getting weaker by the day?

Of course, those fears were unwarranted.

But back then I didn't know any better.

And I'm certainly not the only guy who's afraid a layoff from training will make all their gainzzz disappear like a fart into Sahara.

If that concerns you, check this out:

A recent study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research rounded up 20 experienced weight trainers. After the participants completed their initial 4-week training program, they took two weeks off from training altogether before continuing lifting.

How much strength and muscle mass did the trainees lose during that layoff?

None.

No strength or size lost.

And they didn't get any fatter. It's as if the layoff never happened.

So next time your family guilts you into taking a two-week vacation to a European metropolis where museums are plenty and hardcore gyms sparse...

Instead of grabbing the marble schlong of Michelangelo's David and doing one-arm pull-ups and inverted rows to counteract your fears of turning into a weaker and smaller version of Christian Bale in The Machinist, why not just go with the flow and enjoy the sights, the food and the change of scenery?

You'll have plenty of time to get back on track once you return home from your trip.

Once you do, your training program will be waiting here:

http://www.NextLevelHockeyTraining.com

Yunus Barisik