Strength Zone Training
BookDon’t waste your time doing workouts that leave large gaps in your strength or load you up with unnecessary, redundant exercises. Take a strategic approach to your workouts by using a proven system that trains strength through each joint’s true full range of motion.
Even if you lift, you may still be missing something in your quest to get stronger. Optimal training does not involve training all the muscles; instead, it trains all the ranges (or zones) of each muscle. Many popular exercises work the same muscles the exact same way. Performing redundant exercises is a waste of your time.
In Strength Zone Training, renowned personal trainer Nick Tumminello, who has become known as the trainer of trainers, shows you the following:
- How to build strength through the true full range of motion
- The redundant exercises you just don’t need to do
- The exercises to maximize upper body and lower body strength that are missing from your workout
- The angles most people don’t do exercises for but should
- The best exercises to include in your program to train each muscle group
- A better strategy to follow when choosing your exercises
- Beginner and advanced workout plans for any schedule
In addition to the exercises, you’ll find four chapters of easy-to-follow workout plans you can immediately use at the gym. You can select a fully comprehensive workout plan that is right for you, regardless of your training level or weekly schedule.
Strength Zone Training is the blueprint for building muscle with a purpose, making it simple to create workout programs that eliminate exercise redundancy and use full range of motion so you can build a body that is all-around stronger and more durable. Choose your exercises and get ready to dominate!
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Strength Zone Training Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Strength Zone Training With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
AudienceIndividuals serious about working out and looking for a truly well-rounded program; reference for personal trainers, fitness instructors, and strength and conditioning professionals.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. You Don’t Know What True Full Range of Motion Means
Chapter 2. The New Rules of Full Range of Motion
Chapter 3. The Best Chest Exercises
Chapter 4. The Best Lat Exercises
Chapter 5. The Best Shoulder Exercises
Chapter 6. The Best Trap Exercises
Chapter 7. The Best Biceps Exercises
Chapter 8. The Best Triceps Exercises
Chapter 9. The Best Hamstrings Exercises
Chapter 10. The Best Quadriceps Exercises
Chapter 11. The Best Hip and Glute Exercises
Chapter 12. The Best Calf Exercises
Chapter 13. The Best Core Exercises
Chapter 14. Beginner Workout Program
Chapter 15. Programs for Two or Three Workouts per Week
Chapter 16. Programs for Four Workouts per Week
Chapter 17. Programs for Five or Six Workouts per Week
Chapter 18. The Most Effective Muscle-Building Strategies
Quotes"Nick Tumminello is one of the best at using the science of exercise to develop practical training approaches. He has an astute ability to take complex topics and make them understandable for the masses."
—Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, Author of Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy
“Whether you are an individual looking to start an exercise program or improve your existing one, or you are a coach or trainer seeking to sharpen your tools of program design, Strength Zone Training’s fresh insights on exercise technique—especially full range of motion training—make it a go-to resource.”
—Dan Dalrymple, CSCS, RSCC*E, MSCC, Two-Time NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year
“Effort gets results. Smart effort gets maximum results. Coach Nick’s strategies in Strength Zone Training eliminate wasted effort and amplify results. That means faster progress, better performance, and the ability to keep it all going.”
—Chris Shugart, Chief Content Officer at T-Nation.com
ExcerptsBuild strength with the cable EZ-bar biceps curl
Proven muscle-building training principles
Sample a beginner workout program from Nick Tumminello
The mechanics of biceps exercise