The Breaking Muscle Podcast is a weekly show that takes you into the minds and lives of some of the leaders in the fitness industry worldwide.
Strength Training for Ice Cold Athletes
Our guest, Yunus Barisik, explains exactly what it takes to produce elite-level athletes for ice hockey in this episode.
He particularly highlights the need for increased strength and outlines exactly how he structures his athlete's training throughout the year to optimize performance and keep them injury-free.
Yunus has personally trained and designed strength, speed, and conditioning programs for 500+ athletes at all levels of competitive hockey, including:
NHL draft picks from ten NHL teams Men's and women's national teams NCAA D1 The Finnish elite league Ten gold medal winners at four different U18 and U20 world championships since 2016 Yunus has written the book on Strength Training for Ice Hockey. I’m not joking; he literally has. You can get a free copy. You can contact Yunus on his website or Instagram @yunusbarisik.
Helping Regular People Build Incredible Physiques
Steve Keane is the co-founder of Kraft Coaching, a coaching service specializing in helping regular people develop incredible physiques. I’m a big fan of Steve’s work and think of him as part coach, part fitness philosopher.
Steve’s coaching journey has seen him pivot from coaching competitive physique athletes to helping general population clients.
In this episode, he explains why this change has increased his sense of fulfillment.
He also describes the similarities and differences between training physique competitors and recreational lifters who want to look great.
We cover the differences in:
Training Diet Mindset We also delve into how his coaching practices have evolved and enable him to get the best from his clients.
How To Utilize Diet Periodization For Maximum Muscle
Start by asking yourself these three questions:
-What’s my main goal?
-What type of training is best for this goal?
-What type of nutrition plan supports this type of training?
Once you answer these questions, everything begins to crystallize, and a framework of dieting becomes obvious.
From here, it’s just a case of fine-tuning the details to best suit you. Let’s go over each phase.
Better Athletes: From Cradle to the Grave
In this episode, I’m delighted to welcome Rick Howard to the show. Rick is an expert in Long-Term Athletic Development (LTAD). He wrote the paper on the subject by writing the NACA’s position stand in LTAD.
Whether you are a parent, work with kids, coach adults, or want to develop and maintain your athleticism throughout your entire life then, this episode is packed with wisdom and principles you can apply.
How to Redline for Results
Mike Tromello is back on the show, and in this short, sharp, content-packed episode, he explains:
What your redline is:
-How to train yourself to withstand staying near or on top of your redline state in a workout
-The various heart rate zones you need to train to develop well-rounded conditioning.
-The difference between VO2 Max and Lactate Threshold
-How to program conditioning work to complement your training goals, whether that be CrossFit, sports performance, gaining strength, or muscle
Nutrition For Building The Most Muscle Possible
Most people train their asses off but build very little muscle. This result is because they are fighting only half the battle.
While they focus all their energy on the training front, they get blindsided by the diet. I’ll share how you can do the same and start to see far better results in this episode. I outline how quickly you can build muscle, determine the number of calories you need to gain lean muscle, and pinpoint the two nutritional factors that deliver 80% of your results.