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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 T Nation, 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.

67 Ways To Build Strength, Lose Fat and Be Fucking Awesome

tom_hardy_warriorWith another year in the books, it’s a common tendency to look back at what did and didn’t happen in 2013, wondering what shoulda, coulda, woulda been…

Did you have a solid plan for getting stronger, building muscle and shedding fat, knowing exactly what to do every time you set foot inside a weight room?

Or were you simply going through the motions of working out, without clear direction, focus and progression?

How were you dealing with inner resistance on days that you didn’t particularly look forward to making the trip all the way down to the gym?

Were you able to overpower the sorry excuses your mind was coming up with? Or did you give in like a gutless wimp, rationalizing to yourself it was okay to skip training this time and you’d start again next Monday? We all know how that ended…

Did you prepare healthy, unprocessed, nutritious meals from fresh ingredients? Or was the sweet siren song of delicious pizza, pastries and candy too much to handle once you parked your lazy ass on the couch after a long, exhausting day at work and flipped on the telly?

Were you sound asleep by 23.00 on most nights, like you know you should have been? Or was watching stupid infomercials and late night talk shows more important than quality sleep and regeneration?

Which course of action did you choose at social gatherings? Staying up late and getting hammered at parties week after week with deadbeats or waking up refreshed and completing an early morning training session while everybody else was nursing a terrible hangover?

Maybe you did some stupid stuff and got injured? You wouldn’t be the first one.

Or perhaps you simply got lost listening to too many people, chasing contradictory goals, ending up spinning your wheels with no progress to show for your efforts.

Whatever choices you’ve made in the past, now is the perfect opportunity to wipe the slate clean and make sure 2014 is gonna be your best year yet.

I know it’ll be for me. I expect continual progress, consistent strength development, injury-free training, new personal records and shitloads of hustlin’ in and out of the gym.

Here’s how to make it happen… Continue Reading

55 Training Questions That Can All Be Answered With “No”

jim carrey_yes manYou know the movie “Yes Man” with Jim Carrey cast in the leading role?

The basic premise of the flick is that a loan officer at a bank (played by Carrey) realizes he’s living a mediocre, mundane life and he better do something to turn his life around before it’s too late.

An old co-worker of his invites him to attend a self-help seminar where Carrey’s character, under crowd pressure, takes a vow to answer “yes” to every request thrown his way for an entire year.

Well, today I’m gonna take a contrary stance.

I will forgo saying “Yes!” to ordering a Middle Eastern bride online, visiting the Museum of Telephones in Lincoln, Nebraska and will even turn down that surprisingly tempting e-mail offering a penis enlargement surgery.

What I will do is reply to every training related question in this post with a resounding “NO!”

Enter the “No Man”… Continue Reading

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