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Transform Your Skinny-Fat Body into an Aesthetic, Athletic Physique

If you want to build a head-turning physique without confusing fad diets, wasting hundreds of $$$ on useless supplements, or falling for the bullshit training advice spewed by self-appointed Instagram "fitness experts", you have come to the right place.



"You can have results. Or you can have excuses. You can't have both!"

Hey... I'm Yunus and I help skinny-fat men get ripped.

I've been training clients for muscle growth and fat loss since 2009... 

So I've been at this for a while.

Since 2014, I have also been coaching elite ice hockey players for strength, speed, size, and everything else that goes into developing million-dollar bodies...

Here's what a few Ripped Athletes have to say about the results they have enjoyed while training under me:

What Clients Say About Yunus

Kasper Björkqvist

"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."



Filip Lindberg

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

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."



Nikolas Matinpalo

"I was weak and skinny most of my junior years.

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."



Tom Grönblom

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

Thanks to the progress I have made in the gym, I'm more confident on the ice. Yunus' workouts turned me into a better hockey player. 

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."



Zach Redmond

"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.

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."


Red Bull München, DEL

"Whatever you think you know about training and nutrition, forget it for a couple of months.

Follow Yunus’ training program and diet and you will get results that will boost your motivation and confidence. Do not talk back, give excuses or try to be a smart ass, just do it!

You can thank him and me later, once you realize the amount of eyes checking you out @ the beach has more than doubled."



In addition to coaching 500+ hockey players, I have trained dozens of gen pop clients both online and offline.

You can get the full story about my 10+ year journey in the fitness industry through my about page.

The super short version is that I grew up a skinny-fat, multi-sport athlete.

Blessed with horrible muscle building genetics – thanks, Mom and Dad! – I struggled to gain lean muscle mass that would help me outrun or outmuscle bigger and stronger guys on the field...

Not to mention develop a respectable physique I could feel proud of glancing at the locker room mirror.

Having first picked up a weight as a part of football preparation (soccer for you Americans) at 13...

I had no results to show after five years (!) of on-and-off training. 

You know the proverbial 140-pound weakling who graduates high school barely able to bench press his body weight?

Yup, that was me... despite following all the conventional fitness dogma:

Eat six meals a day, every 2-3 hours...

Split the body in parts and blast your muscles into oblivion with two-hour workouts...

Take a boatload of ineffective supplements to ensure you have the most expensive pee in town...

That and all the other nonsense peddled in muscle magazines and on internet message boards.

(This was in the early 2000s before social media existed... it's 100x worse today.)

I wasted years of my life getting nowhere!

In college, I decided to get this part of my life handled for good.

So I dove headfirst into the world of fitness and nutrition to learn the ins and outs of building a lean, muscular body.

What started as a hobby quickly turned into a blend between fascination and obsession as I became more and more enthralled with lifting weights, getting stronger, and looking great naked.

Already during my college business studies, I began training people on the side to gain practical experience in addition to the stacks of fitness books I was reading. 

Then, in 2011, I dropped out in my last semester to work full-time as a personal trainer.

Coming from a sports background, I soon realized working with the general population didn't satisfy me... 

I wanted to train competitive athletes! 

Guys who had skill but were small/slow/weak...

Guys who could gain an edge by training the right way off the field... 

Just like me a few years ago.

So in the summer of 2014, I packed my bags and headed over to the US where I interned under two great NHL strength coaches – Ben Prentiss (now with the New York Rangers) and Kevin Neeld (Boston Bruins).

I got the chance to watch and learn how Stanley Cup champs, Conn Smythe Trophy winners (playoffs MVP), and Olympic medalists train off the ice.

An amazing experience well worth the $10,000+ investment!

With Stanley Cup champion, Olympic gold winner, and future Hockey Hall of Famer
Martin St. Louis at Prentiss Hockey Performance in August, 2014.

After returning home to Finland, I got the position of Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at one of the best junior hockey organizations in the country.

My client list grew fast over the years, including:

  • Players and prospects from 13 NHL organizations
  • National and World Champions
  • And too many D1 college and European pro athletes to count

In short?

When it comes to getting guys jacked...

When it comes to building bodies that LOOK and PERFORM at a world-class level...

I've been there, done that, and got the t-shirt to prove it.

On this site, my ultimate goal is to help you cut through the noise and regurgitated bullshit found all over the internet.

The tips and advice you'll find here all stem from personal experience...

Not based on what some shirtless clown with 800K followers claims in the cesspool known as YouTube/Instagram.

I tell you exactly what works, and why.

You won't find any hearsay from fake goo-roos looking to sell you the next overpriced protein powder or muscle pill (remember to use their affiliate coupon for a -10% discount!!) you don't need.

You can access all my most popular writings on building muscle here for free... such as:

I intend to turn this site into a highly valuable resource, helping regular guys get strong and ripped in a hurry...

Something I wish I had available when I first started lifting to improve football performance over two decades ago.


And leave me a comment on a blog post if you have any questions about the tactics or strategies covered...

I'm happy to help clarify when needed.

Yunus Barisik

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About Yunus Barisik

Yunus Barisik, CSCS, has coached 500+ competitive athletes. His client list includes NCAA D1 champions, World Champions and NHL players.

A former skinny-fat kid struggling to gain strength and muscle, Yunus managed to build a respectable 3x body weight deadlift. He has also helped dozens of scrawny men add muscle, hit lifting PRs they never thought were possible, and saved them from the skinny-fat curse.