Post-Game Lifting, Training Into Your 70's & Book Tips For Aspiring Strength Coaches

Post-Game Lifting, Training Into Your 70’s & Book Tips For Aspiring Strength Coaches

Haven't done a Q&A in a while.

Let's rectify the situation.

DJ, spin that plate!

QUESTION: What are your thoughts on lifting after a hockey game? Would you recommend this or not?

ANSWER: ​It's a viable option. If the schedule works in our favor, we sometimes do that with my players after home games as well.

This will give you an extra day off for recovery between practice and games, which is something you don't want to overlook - especially later during the season when maximizing rest becomes a top priority.

QUESTION: If you could only do 5 exercises for the rest of your life, what would they be?

ANSWER: If I were to answer today, my list would include:

* Sumo deadlift off blocks

* Bench press with Slingshot

* Hang power clean

* ​​Farmer's walk

* 1 arm dumbell row

Then again, I probably won't be doing heavy barbell lifting into my 70's (or maybe I will, who knows?)...

So my modified list would look like this:

* Rear-foot elevated split squat

* Hill sprints

* Neutral grip chin-up

* Ring push-up

* 1 arm dumbbell row

QUESTION: What would be your TOP 3 training books or resources for an aspiring strength and conditioning coach who wants to work with hockey players?

ANSWER: Very difficult to pick only three since I've read or watched so many good ones, but here goes...

* New Functional Training for Sports by Mike Boyle

* The Complete Athletic Strength Development System by Joe DeFranco and James Smith

* My Next Level Hockey Training System

Yunus Barisik

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Yunus Barisik

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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