Don't Do ANY Off-Ice Workouts Before...




From: Yunus Barisik, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist & Pro Hockey Strength Coach 


How would you like to learn the exact off-ice training methods of hundreds of hockey players who have:

  • Donned the National Team jersey
  • Signed pro contracts
  • Taken giant leaps in on-ice performance
  • Come back from career-threatening injuries
  • And are now stronger, healthier and more athletic than ever before

My name is Yunus Barisik and I work with high-level hockey players in Espoo, Finland.

I have personally trained and designed strength, speed and conditioning programs for 500+ athletes at all levels of competitive hockey, including:

  • Players and prospects from 13 NHL teams
  • 15 Finnish Elite League clubs
  • 10 NCAA D1 schools
  • Men's and Women's National Team
  • 10 Gold Medal Winners at 4 Different U18 & U20 World Championships Since 2016 

And now, for the first time ever, I'm revealing the exact same off-ice training programs that have produced some of the strongest, in-shape junior, college and pro hockey players in Europe to the public.

And now, for the first time ever, I'm revealing the exact same off-ice training programs that have produced some of the strongest, in-shape junior, college and pro hockey players in Europe to the public.


Check out some of my athletes getting brutally strong with the training programs contained in Next Level Hockey Training 2.0...

Pittsburgh Penguins 2016 draft pick, Finland Men's National Team forward and Providence College junior Kasper Björkqvist hang power cleans 130 kg / 286 pounds for a smooth triple 

New Jersey Devils 2017 draft pick, U20 World Champion and Penn State freshman 
Aarne Talvitie does front-foot elevated split squats with 140 kg / 308 pounds for 5 reps at age 17

Detroit Red Wings 2017 draft pick, U18 World Champion and Boston University sophomore
Kasper Kotkansalo trap bar deadlifts 227.5 kg / 501 pounds for a single and 210 kg / 462 pounds for 3 reps

Ottawa Senators and Finland Men's National Team defenseman Nikolas Matinpalo sumo deadlifts 225 kg / 495 pounds

18-year-old junior hockey player performs a weighted chin-up with 50 kg / 110 pounds

19-year-old junior hockey player split squats 155 kg / 341 pounds

I could go on and on and on with plenty more examples... What you've seen so far merely scratches the surface of what goes on behind closed doors in our gym. 

This is NOT fluffy marketing hype. Nor does it contain any of that "I feel better" or "my trainer motivates me" touchy-feely crap you see everywhere.

You're looking at REAL, verifiable results. This is what productive off-ice training is all about.

More importantly for you, can you imagine how experiencing huge strength gains and skyrocketing your physical performance will help you become a better, stronger, faster, more athletic hockey player?

And the good news is that...

You now have the perfect opportunity to use these SAME proven off-ice WORKOUTS to boost your HOCKEY performance!


Get 32 weeks of fully detailed, incredibly effective off-season workouts

Witness almost superhuman results – by training less than 5 hours per week in the gym

Make mind-blowing strength gains without expensive, useless supplements

Build explosive power – the most lethal physical quality in hockey

Develop freaky strong abs with core training that's not stupid (97% of hockey players got core training dead wrong!)

Add solid muscle all over your frame where it counts – legs, back, glutes, abs, hamstrings

Feel more confident and powerful on the ice

Improve overall athleticism

Hit new PRs (personal records) over and over again without getting injured

Gain that extra step or two that will put you ahead of the competition


A complete off-ice strength training solution used by elite junior, college and pro hockey players to maximize performance.

Watch the entire 60-second video below for a sneak peek into the program.

(make sure you turn up your speakers and
watch the video in full HD for best viewing experience)


Section 1: Detailed Main Manual & GYM Programs

  • Main Manual

This is the master manual that explains your program theory and tells you everything you need to know to interpret and put the training program into action. 

It explains the rationale for specific training strategies, how to set appropriate performance goals and modify certain exercises for added safety (especially important for those with previous injuries!), answers your most frequent questions, and lays out the optimal way to progress through the program for maximal gains.


$99 Value

  • Off-Season Junior Program

Get ready for challenging movements, hard workouts and continuous improvements on your way to getting brutally strong with this 3x/week full-body program.

You'll be light years ahead of your buddies (and competition!) as you'll discover exactly how to fluctuate training frequency, intensity and volume to make tremendous strength gains.


$299 Value

  • Off-Season Pro Program

This 4x/week upper/lower split is my go-to template for athletes who have built a solid movement and strength base.

Even if I say so myself, it has proven to be EXTREMELY effective for strength and power development. 


$299 Value

Section 2: Bonuses*

Receive $747 worth of highly valuable bonuses absolutely FREE. 

* Included in Premium package only.

  • Free Bonus #1 – Video Database

Over 120 high quality videos shot in beautiful HD demonstrating correct exercise form for every exercise included in the program so you never get hurt.

Trust me, you'll be using these videos for a long time; it's the closest thing to receiving professional exercise demonstration without training with me in person.


$399 Value

  • Free Bonus #2  In-Season Program

28 weeks of in-season workouts that seamlessly pick up right where the off-season programs finish. 

While everyone else is trying (and ultimately failing) to maintain whatever physical gains they made in the off-season, your strength and performance continue to improve even during hockey season.

These in-season workouts are structured with only one purpose in mind... You're in the best shape of the year come playoffs time in the spring.


$299 Value

  • Free Bonus #3  Workout Sheets

These printable workout sheets are based on the same templates I use with my hockey players. 

Take them with you to the gym, write down your numbers and track your progress week to week.


$49 Value

YES, in a nutshell... ALL my premium training programs and bonuses 
are included for a very modest price at no extra charge.

Total Value of the Next Level Hockey Training System $1,444

All of This is Included in the Premium Package...

150 + Pages
112 Game-Changing Off-Season Workouts
120 + Instructional Videos



$ 147

One-Time Payment


  • Main Manual 
    (Value: $99)
  • Off-Season Program - Junior 16 Weeks
    (Value: $299)
  • Off-Season Program - Pro 16 Weeks 
    (Value: $299)

Total Value: $697

Today Only $147



$ 167

One-Time Payment

Includes Everything in REGULAR 
+ 3 Bonuses Valued at $747:

  • Main Manual 
    (Value: $99)
  • Off-Season Program - Junior 16 Weeks
    (Value: $299)
  • Off-Season Program - Pro 16 Weeks 
    (Value: $299)
  • BONUS #1: Video Database 
    (Value: $399)
  • BONUS #2: In-Season Program 28 Weeks
    (Value: $299)
  • BONUS #3:
    Workout Sheets
    (Value: $49)

Total Value: $1444

Today Only $167

365-Day Money Back Guarantee

Note: I charge my pro hockey players $250 per week for in-person training at our gym. A 16-week off-season program costs $4,000.

Next Level Hockey Training 2.0 contains some of my best off-ice training methods and strategies. It provides tremendous value at a fraction of the price I would charge you for the chance to train with me 1-on-1.



Power clean from hang 132.5 kg / 291 pounds, front squat 165 kg / 363 pounds, trap bar deadlift 240 kg / 528 pounds. This is elite NHL level strength at 20 years old.

Using the Off-Season Pro Program included in Next Level Hockey Training 2.0, Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick Kasper Björkqvist improved his previous best on...

  • Power clean +27.5 kg / 60 pounds
  • Front squat +25 kg / 55 pounds
  • Trap bar deadlift +35 kg / 77 pounds

... in ONLY 13 WEEKS!

“Yunus' Off-Ice Programs Helped Me Achieve Personal And Team Success I Could Only Dream About Before!"

"Yunus’ knowledge of improving hockey performance has helped me in ways I didn’t know existed when we first started working together.

In just one year of training with him, my strength and speed have improved dramatically!

As a direct result of this, I now have more time and space on the ice, which allow me to better showcase my hockey skills. 

Following Yunus' off-ice training programs, I achieved personal and team success I could only dream about before.

I won gold at the World Junior Championships, earned Most Valuable Player honors in the Finnish U20 Elite League, and was drafted into the NHL by the 2016 Stanley Cup champions."

Kasper Björkqvist 

Pittsburgh Penguins 

Finland Men's National Team

2016 U20 World Champion

2015-2016 MVP, Best Forward & First All-Star Team, Finnish U20 Elite League

10-Year NHL/AHL Veteran Packs on the Leg Gains, Fixes Messed Up Hips and Adds Another gear to his skating

"As someone who has wanted to play the game for as long as I could (10 years and counting), I had always been interested in training and nutrition.

My big problem was that I had always erred on the side of doing too much. I would spend hours going through grueling off-season workouts. Then I felt wiped out, both physically and mentally, from all that volume by the end of the summer. 

Another issue was my weight and how it affected my speed. In the past, when training to get bigger and stronger, my shot felt great… but I felt a bit too heavy on the ice. So I was hesitant to really push myself with heavy lifting because I thought it would take away from my agility and quickness.

Yunus’ program really opened my eyes to what you can achieve by focusing on the quality of training rather than the quantity. It’s the first time I have gotten stronger by doing LESS. In fact, I don't think my lower body has ever been this strong. 

I think we struck a perfect balance of making gains yet feeling fresh every day. I should also mention that my hips have never felt this healthy thanks to all the lifting, jumping and hip mobility work Yunus had me do. This is extremely valuable for me as I have had my fair share of adductor/groin trouble throughout the years.

I learned that smart training is all about quality volume, which is why I got better results than ever before. Another big realization was that getting bigger and faster go hand in hand when your off-ice workouts are dialed in. I felt faster on the track and when I got back on the ice, I was able to change directions and get going quicker. Everything just felt smoother.

I really liked how organized the whole off-season plan was and that Yunus tailored it specifically to my needs as an older player. Even though the coaching took place online, his specific instructions removed all the guesswork, which made the entire process even smoother than I expected. He answered all my questions about training, nutrition, supplementation and recovery in great detail.

The only reason I wouldn’t recommend Yunus is because he’s the best kept secret right now in hockey strength and conditioning. Jokes aside, I believe every single hockey player will enjoy and get better on his program."

Zach Redmond

EHC München, DEL

2022-2023 DEL Champion

2021-2022 DEL Defenseman of the Year

2018-2019 AHL Best Defenseman

133 NHL Games

Skinny junior player transforms into
strong and explosive hockey pro

"Growing up, I had little experience lifting weights.

Sure, we had team gym workouts a couple of times per week from the U16 level up. But the weights were light and coaching was non-existent.

Add to that tons of long-distance running, and you could call it your typical junior team training: lots of activity without noticeable results. I was weak and skinny.

Things changed radically when I started training with Yunus at age 17. Almost immediately, I noticed that I was gaining strength and muscle at a fast rate. 

It was great to see my progress in the gym carry over to the ice: my skating got more powerful and I felt a lot stronger in puck battles. 

The first two years in the juniors, we focused on getting stronger. Once my strength reached a certain level, we began emphasizing speed and power methods that better transfer to the pro game. 

Consequently, my playing style turned more physical. As a defensive defender, I learned how to use my body to remove opponents from the puck with efficiency. There’s no doubt in my mind that the strength and muscle I built in the weight room plays a big part in that.

I really like how Yunus’ training centers around the major barbell lifts like squats and power cleans. These exercises build the foundation for hockey performance. At the same time, there’s also enough variety so you don’t get bored doing the same stuff over and over. 

Would I recommend Yunus to other hockey players? Absolutely.

Too many guys obsess about aerobic conditioning (especially the VO2max bike test) and fail to reach their full potential as an athlete because their strength and power is not up to snuff. 

I believe any athlete who wants to get faster and more explosive will benefit from Yunus’ training program."

Nikolas Matinpalo

Ottawa Senators

Finland Men's National Team

Off-Season gains make this
pro hockey player stronger and faster

"I followed a 3-day per week, full-body training program Yunus designed for me this off-season.

I really enjoyed all the variation in exercise selection and execution that he includes in his programs. It helps keep your training fresh and interesting over time. 

With other workout plans, you might end up doing the same three or four movements for months on end. That becomes boring real fast.

Another thing I noticed was how quickly my strength increased. Within just a few short weeks, I was lifting notably bigger weights compared to the beginning of the summer.

And at the end of the off-season I set multiple lifetime personal records, including new bests in 3RM front squats and power cleans. 

Based on pre-season games and practices so far, I'm also feeling faster on the ice. 

So you could say I'm very happy with my results since gaining strength and speed is exactly what I wanted to achieve with my off-season training."

Teemu Väyrynen

TPS Turku, Finnish Elite League


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$ 147

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  • Main Manual 
    (Value: $99)
  • Off-Season Program - Junior 16 Weeks
    (Value: $299)
  • Off-Season Program - Pro 16 Weeks 
    (Value: $299)

Total Value: $697

Today Only $147



$ 167

One-Time Payment

Includes Everything in REGULAR 
+ 3 Bonuses Valued at $747:

  • Main Manual 
    (Value: $99)
  • Off-Season Program - Junior 16 Weeks
    (Value: $299)
  • Off-Season Program - Pro 16 Weeks 
    (Value: $299)
  • BONUS #1: Video Database 
    (Value: $399)
  • BONUS #2: In-Season Program 28 Weeks
    (Value: $299)
  • BONUS #3:
    Workout Sheets
    (Value: $49)

Total Value: $1444

Today Only $167

365-Day Money Back Guarantee

Note: I charge my pro hockey players $250 per week for in-person training at our gym. A 16-week off-season program costs $4,000.

Next Level Hockey Training 2.0 contains some of my best off-ice training methods and strategies. It provides tremendous value at a fraction of the price I would charge you for the chance to train with me 1-on-1.

It's time for you to get #NextLevelStrong,

Yunus Barisik

Yunus Barisik

Creator, Next Level Hockey Training

PS – Look, as a hockey player... you want to have the strength, speed and power to showcase your abilities on the ice. And I'm going to show you exactly how to get that. This is the exact same system I use to help players progress from the youth to the professional levels.

So go ahead and try these same techniques… I promise you… you won’t be sorry you gave it a spin.

PPS – Unlike many run-of-the-mill online training programs popping up everywhere these days, Next Level Hockey Training 2.0 has been tested by REAL hockey players playing for elite junior, college and professional teams – including...





3 U20 World Champs who trained at my gym in Espoo during their junior career: Jesse Ylönen (Montreal Canadiens), Captain Aarne Talvitie (New Jersey Devils) & Filip Lindberg (Minnesota Wild)

PPPS – Don't forget that 365-day money back guarantee; there is literally no financial risk on your part in giving this training program a go. 

I'm so confident you'll be absolutely thrilled with Next Level Hockey Training – and will gain the strength, power and high performance you want – that I'm including a 100% money back guarantee for a FULL YEAR.

That's right.

Not your standard 30 days.

Or even 60 days.

365 days.

This deal is not only a no-brainer... it's actually UNPRECEDENTED in the entire sports performance industry.

(No other strength coach or performance trainer offers such an iron-clad, results-driven, risk-free money back guarantee like I do.)

So why am I offering it?

Because my programs work... and I'm also CONVINCED that Next Level Hockey Training is definitely the right training system for you. 

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NOTE: Next Level Hockey Training 2.0 is a downloadable product. No physical products will be shipped. After your order, you will get INSTANT ACCESS to download the e-book onto your computer. The e-book format is Adobe Acrobat PDF and the videos are MP4 files, which both can be viewed on Mac or PC. If you have any questions regarding this product, please contact me at


FAQ #1: Is this a one-time fee or do I pay every month?

FAQ #2: Is this targeted at a special age group?

FAQ #3: Do I need any kind of special equipment?

FAQ #4: Are these workouts only for the off-season?

FAQ #5: Does this come with a guarantee?

FAQ #6: How soon can I expect to see results?

FAQ #7: I have a question you haven't answered here.




weak and chubby junior player completely revamps training & diet – and goes pro!

"Looking back, I wasn't living the athletic lifestyle in my junior years. 

My diet was bad, I ate too much and skated around with 20 extra pounds.

Things weren't much better in the gym, either. There was no system and no progression behind what I was doing. I pretty much repeated the same 4x12 workout over and over.

Training with Yunus got me on the right track. Straight away I noticed how fun proper lifting is and how it benefits hockey performance.

Now, after 4 years of working with him, I have leaned out, my strength has gone way up and there's some real power behind my skating stride.

Whereas I never felt that long-distance running helped my game, Yunus' workouts turned me into a better hockey player. 

Thanks to the progress I have made in the gym, I'm more confident on the ice. Now that my strength and power have increased, I no longer shy away from attempting things that were out of my reach just a while ago.

As a smaller, fast-twitch defenseman who relies on skating speed, I'm able to close the gap and win 1-on-1 battles against bigger guys. Puck protection using my body is another area where I see clear improvement.

I also have to say that I really like the atmosphere in our small summer training group. Even on days where you feel off walking in – maybe you had a bad night's sleep or feel irritated for whatever reason – your mood quickly turns around once you get under the bar. 

Yunus makes sure that training quality remains high every day and movements are done cleanly, and he constantly pushes us athletes to reach higher ground and new personal bests. 

Would I recommend him to other hockey players? For sure. 

It's simple: If you want results, go talk to Yunus." 

Tom Grönblom

Jukurit Mikkeli, Finnish Elite League

2020-2021 First Team All-Star, Finnish U20 Elite League

From back-up goalie to NCAA Champion, 
world champion and NHL Draft Pick

"I used to believe that goalies don't need to lift weights.

In fact, some goalie coaches had told me gaining upper body strength and size would be detrimental for my game because it would slow me down when stopping the puck with my arms.

That's why I had focused mostly on goalie technique and speed drills when training on my own.

At the same time, I also realized that I wasn't physically strong enough to play the game at a high level. 

That soon changed when I started following Yunus' programs!

My body has matured physically a lot during the time I've been training with him.

I've gained muscle all over my body, my shoulders got broader, I got leaner, and my strength levels went through the roof. 

As a result of all that, my on-ice performance improved tremendously.

I'm now much more explosive on the ice.

More agile in the crease.

Faster and able to get into a better position on rebounds. 

Moving laterally and squaring up to the shooter feels effortless now thanks to all the lower body and core strength gains I've made.

Training under Yunus is intense and demanding. But at the same time, we have a fun, motivating atmosphere at the gym.

The best part is that he always comes up with new exercise variations that keep things fresh and interesting in addition to the tried and true heavy barbell lifts.

I've learned so many movements I had never even seen before, yet I feel they've benefited my performance immensely.

Here are a few key training lessons I've taken to heart:

– If you want progress, you MUST train hard. The competition isn’t resting on their laurels, so you've got to show up and put in the work every day to succeed. 

– Going to the gym and just lifting some weights isn’t enough. You need a solid, quality program to really experience big gains. 

– Unlike what I used to believe in the past, strength training is extremely important for goalies. 

You need 100% focus and effort off the ice if you want to get ahead on the ice. You have the greatest window for progress in the off-season, so don't miss it by being lazy or doing things that don't improve your performance. 

– Even when on-ice training takes priority during the season, you shouldn’t stop lifting heavy. It's the only way to improve all year long. 

To any hockey player reading this, I highly recommend Yunus and his training methods. Not only is he a great strength coach, he's a great person as well."

Filip Lindberg

Pittsburgh Penguins
2021 NCAA Champion

2021 NCAA Hockey East Champion
2019 U20 World Champion
2017-2018 Second Team All-Star, Finnish U20 Elite League
2016-2017 Best Goaltender & First Team All-Star, Finnish U18 Elite League

France national team forward adds 5 KG of quality mass, shatters lifting PRs and unlocks next level leg power

"I used to think I knew a little bit about training.

But already the first workout with Yunus revealed some major gaps in my knowledge about lifting weights for hockey performance. Exercise technique, squat depth, the importance of tempo, and doing quality work were just a few of the many things he taught me. 

I really liked how Yunus adjusts training loads based on bar speed and how an athlete feels during a session. On days when the weights moved fast, he pushed me past my previous limits.

It’s a special feeling taking a weight you’re unsure you can handle and lifting it without problem. If I caught a bad day, we’d go lighter and work on technique. This made sure we never wasted a workout. 

Gaining quality mass had always been a big problem for me. Looking back, I was eating pretty healthy but not nearly enough to pack on muscle. Yunus put me on a diet where I was slamming down 4,000+ calories per day and I gained 5 kilograms over the summer. 

Even though I’m now 5 kg heavier, my legs feel a lot more powerful. I notice a big difference in my speed when I do sprints on the field or on the ice.

I would definitely recommend Yunus to other hockey players simply because of the results he delivered. In the past, if I managed to add 5-10 kg to my main lifts in the off-season, I would consider it a big win. This summer some of my lifts went up by 25 kg which has never happened before."

Bastien Maia

IPK, Mestis
France National Team

skinny junior player adds 242 pounds to his lifts in One summer – and obtains d1 college scholarship!

"My training was in a major slump for the past three years.

Since I have always had trouble gaining strength and muscle, lifting light weights and doing a bunch of resistance band exercises got me nowhere. I ended my junior career a weak and skinny player. 

With my sights set on playing D1 hockey, I knew I wouldn't be able to compete at the next level unless I changed my workouts. So I contacted Yunus to help me prepare for the demands of the college game.

That paid off big time. Here's how my gym numbers improved this off-season: 

  • Squat: 100 kg / 220 pounds -> 135 kg / 297 pounds (+35 kg / +77 pounds) 
  • Bench Press: 80 kg / 176 pounds -> 110 kg / 242 pounds (+30 kg / +66 pounds) 
  • Chin-Up: 25 kg / 55 pounds -> 45 kg / 99 pounds (+20 kg / +44 pounds) 
  • Hang Power Clean: 75 kg / 165 pounds -> 100 kg / 220 pounds (+25 kg / +55 pounds) 

Once I got back on the ice after the summer break, I immediately noticed how much more explosive my first steps felt. 

I'm an elastic athlete by nature but have always lacked the strength to take advantage of it. Now I feel like there's some real power behind my skating stride. It's also a confidence booster to know I can hold my own in board battles.

Another big issue I had in the past was my diet. I wasn't eating enough food to grow and I wasn't paying too much attention to food quality.

After Yunus took me to the grocery store and taught me what, when and how much to eat, and made me track my calories and macros, I understood how to eat for continued strength and muscle gains. 

I believe it's a major reason my lifts shot up this summer. I was finally fueling my body with the right types and amounts of food.

I also learned that brief gym sessions can lead to excellent progress. Whereas in the past I would pummel through workouts that lasted up to 3.5 hours, this summer some sessions took under an hour to complete. Yet my results were way better than before.

Needless to say, I would recommend Yunus' training methods to other hockey players. Any athlete who trains under him will learn how to lift properly and make great strides in their physical performance.

One last thing I want to point out: You can speed up your overall development as an athlete and get to the next level in your career a year or two earlier if you start quality off-ice training at a young age and take it seriously. 

Looking back, I should have reached out to Yunus already a couple of years ago. I believe it would have gotten me to where I am today a lot faster."

Julius Janhonen

American International College, NCAA D1

2020-2021 NCAA Atlantic Hockey Association Champion

2021-2022 NCAA Atlantic Hockey Association Champion

Power Forward Plays Best Season of His Career
And Wins National Championship

"Before Yunus’ program, I had no idea how to train.


I would look up hockey-specific exercises on Instagram or those NHL off-season workouts you see on YouTube and try to mimic them.


My upper body was so weak I couldn’t even do chin-ups. I viewed them as a waste of my time, so I focused on squats and other lower body exercises. 

If my muscles felt sore after the gym, I chalked it up as a great workout.

I had no plan and no structure; I was training by feel. Every week I tried something different because I thought you have to shock the muscle to grow.

But I didn't see any results from all the hard work I was putting in with weights. Training felt boring. 

Then I saw the videos Yunus was posting on Instagram. His system seemed to be working for the athletes he was coaching and I realized getting stronger would help me get a lot better on the ice.

So I contacted Yunus for an opportunity to train with him over the summer.

While I did have some financial concerns at first, I can now say it was all worth it:

Yunus' training helped me physically prepare for the best season of my career. 

As a power forward whose game is all about being strong in front of the net and in the corners, the leg strength I gained really helped my performance. 

I suddenly had an extra step when turning or accelerating, my straight line speed improved a lot, and I feel so much stronger holding on to the puck. 

My stamina also got a massive boost. Whereas before, my legs would get exhausted in the third period, I now feel great in the last minutes of a game and can easily play another period if needed.

And thanks to all the upper body strength I gained, battling in front of the net got a lot easier. I can just park myself in front of the goalie, sit a little deeper, and the defender won’t be able to push me away. 

It’s not an exaggeration when I say Yunus’ coaching opened a whole new world to me.

His training and nutrition plan really worked for me and I finally saw progress, which is what all athletes want.

Looking good in the mirror is a nice bonus but when you see your lifts go up by 20, 30, or more kilograms it makes you go “Wow!” and makes training so much more fun. 

It’s the same thing as with hockey; if you score 10 goals this season you want to score 20 next year. You want to get better and by seeing your numbers improve is how you know you’re getting better in the gym."

Jasper Nordemann

Heerenveen Flyers

Dutch Men's National Team

2021-2022 Dutch Champion

"I was hitting personal records week after week and saw the gains i made in the gym carry over to the ice..."

"Before I started training with Yunus, I was focusing on too many things off the ice and had hit a plateau.

I was training too often and for too long (up to 9x per week in the summer for 2-3 hours per session) but didn’t feel like I was making any noticeable progress. 

I had built a solid aerobic base over the years, so playing big minutes was never the problem.

Strength and explosiveness were lacking, though, which limited my game.

After I started following Yunus’ training programs, progress came by quickly and I was hitting new personal records on power cleans, front squats, weighted chin-ups, and deadlifts week after week.

Most importantly, I saw improvements in the weight room carry over onto the ice. 

As a smaller player (5’7) playing against bigger and heavier guys in the juniors and now at the college level, I have no trouble holding my own in board battles.

I can protect the puck with my body a lot better and can even remove bigger opponents from the puck, which certainly wasn’t the case before. 

In addition, I noticed that my balance on skates has improved a lot and I can now handle my body much better even in unstable positions.

I would highly recommend Yunus’ training methods to other hockey players.

If you really want to push your physical limits and achieve results that you never expected to see, you should train under him. 

Yunus has got an unparalleled passion for developing his athletes and he demands a lot from them.

But his training is smart and progress happens very fast. It’s not mentally or physically easy but it’s totally worth it."

Tuukka Totro

St. Olaf College, NCAA D3



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  • Not for men who aren't coachable, or who don't take instruction well
  • Not for men who need your hand held
  • Not for men who aren't prepared to put in hard work when it counts
  • Not for men who are already 100% happy with your athletic performance



"In all my years of playing hockey,
yunus is the best trainer i ever had."

"In the past, my training was very cardio-based. Yes, I was in pretty good shape, but had trouble gaining muscle or strength.

I also had underdeveloped muscles in my body – especially my lower back and obliques. Fixing these muscular imbalances helped me build a solid base and improve my overall strength. 

I feel like every part of my body got better after I started working with Yunus.

Most importantly, these gains translated to better performance on the ice. Here's how Yunus' off-ice training benefited my hockey skills: 

– I got more powerful, which is very important for a smaller player like me. 

All the strength and muscle I gained off the ice helped with stability when battling for loose pucks in the corners. Even against bigger guys, I felt like I could physically compete head-to-head with them.

– My skating improved as well. Faster on the first few steps, my ability to push off and glide, on-ice stamina... Everything jumped up a notch or two.

– Thanks to the upper body, lower back and core strength gained in the gym, I became more dangerous on the ice as a forward with more speed and a harder shot.

Another thing worth mentioning is that I finally had a completely injury-free season.

For example, in previous years, I used to feel minor groin pain as the hockey season drew on. When I followed Yunus' training programs, that pain vanished. I believe a big part of that are all the adductor and core strengthening exercises he had me perform.

Not only are Yunus' training methods extremely effective, his attention to all the small but important details set him apart from other coaches.

In all my years of playing hockey, Yunus is the best trainer I ever had. Every day I spent with him at the gym, I learned something new. 

Lifting weights, conditioning, speed, recovery... it's all there. Every single detail in Yunus' off-ice program is made to best serve hockey players. It truly is a complete training program for hockey.

Victor Ranger

Anglet Hormadi Élite, French Division 1

France U18 National Team

National championship, all-star nomination &
world championship silver medal – all in one year

"Because we didn't have a professional strength and conditioning coach at the club I play for, my off-ice training used to be far from effective.

Sure, I was lifting weights but there wasn't much rhyme or reason to it. I didn't have the knowledge to optimize my workouts on my own and didn't realize how much more I could improve under the right guidance. 

So, when I got the opportunity to train with Yunus in the gym, it had an instant impact on my game. 

For the first time, I grasped the importance of systematic off-ice training for hockey performance. The difference proper physical preparation can make is truly eye-opening.

From a lifting standpoint, my technique got a lot better on the main barbell movements and I made solid progress from the get-go. Since our training was much more versatile and better planned than in the past, my strength went up steadily and I got in much better shape. 

Very few female players understand the untapped potential they've got inside and how much further they can push themselves in training. With Yunus, I learned my limits as an athlete are well beyond what I previously thought. I now know how to train for steady progress and can demand a lot more out of myself than before. 

Most importantly, everything we did in the weight room prepared me for the game. The gains I made over the last two years have carried over to the ice big time. I'm not a tall goalie but I compensate for it with my explosiveness. Speed and agility in the crease has now become one of my biggest strengths. 

My game really took off this past season. Because I was in such great shape, everything just felt so much easier.

I enjoyed continued success on a personal and team level. Our club won the National Championship, I was named First All-Star, and took home a silver medal with Team Finland at the Women's World Championship. 

I recommend Yunus' training programs without hesitation. His training knowledge and ability to get the most out of athletes are second to none."

Jenna Silvonen

Mercyhurst University, NCAA D1

Finland Women's National Team 

2019 IIHF World Championship Silver Medalist

2018-2019 Finnish Champion

2018-2019 Best Goaltender & First Team All-Star, Finnish Women's Elite League

"... one of the best hockey strength coaches
in the business."

"I've known Yunus for a few years now, and what struck me from the beginning was his knowledge of and passion for hockey strength and conditioning.

I remember being a bit skeptical about him at first since he never had a career as a hockey player. But I quickly realized he knows what he's talking about when it comes to making players stronger, faster and healthier. 

His dedication to developing his athletes, ability to explain any drill or exercise in a training program, and tremendous coaching skills all set him apart from others and make him one of the best hockey strength coaches in the business.

I've implemented things that he has taught me with my hockey players competing for championships, and I can't thank him enough for that. 

To any athlete who wants to become stronger and faster than their competition – and remain injury-free while doing so – I highly recommend Yunus' training methods."

Mikko Tolvanen

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Sport Vaasa, Finnish Elite League
Ex-Pro Hockey Goalie, Finnish Elite League

"I Got a Lot Stronger, Lost Excess Belly Fat,
and Took Several Steps Forward as an Athlete..."

"The biggest change on Yunus’ 1-on-1 coaching program involved tracking calories and gym progress, which I had never done before.

Thanks to fixing my lifting technique and diet, and following his well-designed workouts, I got a lot stronger, lost excess belly fat, and took several steps forward as an athlete. 

In hindsight, my nutrition habits weren’t suitable for a high-performing hockey player.

I thought I was eating quality food but in reality, my meals contained a ton of starchy carbs and were missing vegetables, berries and fruits. 

During the process, I learned that you can train and play just fine eating proteins and salad. You don’t need a ton of carbs to make progress. 

In the gym, I now understand the importance of tempo and how quality beats quantity of work. 

The only concern I had before working with Yunus was financial. But his coaching provided excellent value for the money I invested. 

The entire process ran smoothly from beginning to end and I would recommend him to other hockey players, no question. 

I learned a ton and improved by leaps, so thank you for that!"

Karri Forsblom

FPS, Mestis

"I Will Follow My Dream of Playing Pro Hockey
and Do Everything to Make It Happen..."

"My training used to be completely unsuitable for hockey – think long-distance runner, not hockey player. 

Also had major issues with lifting techniques. My diet was alright, but sometimes I would just whip up something quick because “I didn’t have time” to cook from scratch.

At first, I had some financial concerns about joining Yunus’ 1-on-1 coaching.

But then I realized if you truly want something, you have to invest time and money to get it. 

I decided I would follow my dream of playing pro hockey and I will do everything in my power to make it happen.

My results so far: I’ve gained muscle, strength and confidence have increased, and my knowledge about training for athletic performance has gone up as well.

Yunus gives clear instructions for every exercise and everything that has to do with the training program.

Despite having to change gyms a couple times during the program, I didn’t feel stressed out trying to figure things out on my own because he quickly tweaked my workouts based on what equipment I have available. 

The workouts are versatile and interesting. Though what surprised me was how long you have to rest between sets when training for maximal strength. 

Another thing I learned: I have to eat A LOT of calories just to hit maintenance, let alone a surplus. Now I also take the time to prep my meals on certain days, so I save time the rest of the week.

I would absolutely recommend Yunus to other athletes.

I have a few friends with high ambitions in hockey and believe his coaching will take them closer to their goals."

Viktor Heinonen

Titaanit Kotka, Suomi-Sarja

"I Have Seen Many Coaches Train Their NHL Players and Compared to Yunus' Workouts It's a Joke!"

"I had always been interested in off-ice training but it’s not easy as a 16-year-old to read up on things and figure it out on your own.

Add to that you have a different coach at your club every year telling something different; it gets so confusing you don't know what to believe.

While I thought I was pretty strong and in decent shape, I couldn’t figure out how it is possible that I’m not able to lift very heavy and I’m not that explosive when I train so hard and give it my best. 

I suffered a lot of injuries playing junior hockey. Something I can now track back to not training correctly off the ice.

When your hockey season isn’t going well despite working your ass off, and then you get injured on top of it, it not only takes a toll on your body but also gets hard to handle mentally.

You’re working so hard but not getting anywhere. It feels like your competition is getting further ahead no matter what you do.

The results never matched my effort in the gym. It used to frustrate the hell out of me. 

Once I joined Yunus' off-season training group, I learned what lifting and eating to improve sports performance is really about. It made me realize I had been doing everything wrong before.

Right away, I could tell I'm dealing with a professional based on how Yunus talks and explains the details of his program. And the results his athletes get speak for themselves. 

He won't just give you a bunch of exercises, then turn around which is what a lot of coaches do; he's always watching and correcting everyone’s technique to make sure they lift right. Unless technique is spotless, you're not allowed to go up in weight.

Yunus fixed all my weaknesses and muscular imbalances that had been causing a lot of minor injuries over the years. 

My first summer in the group, we focused on learning perfect lifting technique. I got stronger than I ever thought possible.

To be honest, I would have never thought I would gain any muscle on the low-carb diet plan Yunus designed for me.

I was scared I would feel tired all the time and wouldn’t have any energy to train but you can't argue with the results:

I lost 4-5% body fat, gained 5 kg of muscle, and I was the strongest and leanest I had ever been in my life. 

The second summer, my explosiveness and speed took off like never before. I noticed it in the sprints where I felt so much faster, and my first steps also improved a ton.

Of course it’s fun when your hard work in the gym pays off. I enjoy the workouts so much more now that I’m getting stronger and gaining muscle. 

I have already recommended Yunus to a bunch of my friends.

I know a lot of guys who would benefit from his coaching. What often holds them back is not their work ethic but money – what they are willing to invest in their development as an athlete.

I have had a lot of coaches and seen many strength coaches train their pro or NHL guys and compared to Yunus' workouts it's a joke, it doesn’t make any sense.

All that fancy or “special” stuff you see other trainers pushing on the internet is bullshit. Yunus showed me that if you just do the basics well and get strong, then that's all you need. 

Yunus is the only trainer I have found who gets results and when you find someone like that, you shouldn’t worry about paying real money for their coaching. It’s well worth the investment."

Adam Daadou

Kiruna AIF, J20 Elit

"his athletes... damn strong guys...
made a big impression on me."

"Through my own experiences, I know that off-ice training usually includes little more than bike + stretching and perhaps 3 x 8 reps of light squats during a hockey season here in Norway.

I’ve always wondered what attitudes other major hockey nations have regarding in-season training off the ice. 

Are there any similarities?

Do they train harder than we do?

What are they doing differently?

Could this be part of the reason why Norway is a "little brother" in the sport of ice hockey?

To figure this out, I contacted the great Finnish club Espoo Blues and their strength coach Yunus Barisik and I got the opportunity to join them for training over 4 days. A wonderful experience that made a big impression on me.

Yunus has a philosophy that although it is hockey season, it is important to have progression in strength training and that one should not be afraid to lift big weights for low repetitions. 

He justifies this by saying that if we are to stop the progression through the season, how then do we become stronger? And that it is not next week’s games that they train for, but the playoffs held in March.

During my time observing Yunus and his athletes, I witnessed 17-year-old Aarne Talvitie, captain of Finland U18 national team and 2017 NHL draft prospect, perform split squats with 140 kg (!).

You’re probably thinking now that he is one in a million, but the fascinating thing is that the rest of the team was approximately at 100-120 kg. Damn strong guys all of them with tremendous lifting form. 

During one of the other sessions they deadlifted 3-5 reps with several players between 180-240 kg and this they did again with very good technique."

Oskar Thorsen

Strength and Conditioning Coach, IHK Comet Halden
Ex-Pro Hockey Player, Norway


Yunus Barisik

Yunus Barisik

Creator of Next Level Hockey Training

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 players and prospects, 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 Strength Training for Ice Hockey, the most research-based and practical book on hockey training ever published.


Ottawa Senators defenseman Nikolas Matinpalo squats 170 kg / 374 pounds

New Jersey Devils 2017 draft pick and 2019 U20 World Champion Aarne Talvitie trap bar deadlifts 250 kg / 550 pounds at 18 years old

Minnesota Wild 2019 draft pick, 2019 U20 World Champion and 2021 NCAA Champion

goalie Filip Lindberg shows off his impressive core strength on ring L-sits

17-year-old junior hockey players split squat 140 kg / 308 pounds and 145 kg / 319 pounds with ease



(Same hockey dad after completing the Junior Off-Season Program 
inside Next Level Hockey Training 2.0...)



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