That time of the month again.
Got some hot and steamy Q&A action in store for ya.
Hit it, maestro…
QUESTION: I need to gain weight to compete against bigger, stronger guys. What do you think of mass gainers after training?
YUNUS: Overpriced and overhyped stuff.
I’d rather mix whey protein powder with chocolate milk. Cheaper, tastier and you get all the proteins + carbs you need in a post-workout shake.
QUESTION: Favorite non-training related hockey books?
YUNUS: I have got a few:
– Playing With Fire by Theoren Fleury
– The Best Seat in the House by Jamie McLennan
– Crossing the Line by Derek Sanderson and
– This is Russia: Life in the KHL by Bernd Brückler
QUESTION: Do you have any goalie training programs?
YUNUS: All my stuff works for goalies and none of my goalies train differently off the ice compared to forwards or defenders.
Strength is strength. Speed is speed.
The principles and methods for packing muscle on a guy or making him faster apply regardless of the position you play on the ice.
Goalie or not, if you want to enter this hockey season stronger than you’ve ever been, check out:
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Yunus Barisik, CSCS, is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for an elite junior hockey organization based in Espoo, Finland. He has trained hundreds of 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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