Your Workout PERFECTED
Every workout is intended to do one thing: maximize results. Whether that result is fitness, function and performance, fat loss, or physique improvements, you want your efforts to pay off. What if you had the opportunity to have the NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year observe your workout and show you how you could make it better? Now you do have access to that expertise, with Your Workout PERFECTED.
Nick Tumminello, author of Strength Training for Fat Loss and Building Muscle and Performance, knows that a “one size fits all” approach can’t work. That program you’re following—the one you love—may be more harmful than beneficial. Or maybe, with some slight alterations, that program is exactly what you need. That’s why he developed Your Workout PERFECTED. It’s a unique and cooperative approach—one that works to improve, not replace, your routine.
Inside, there are 243 exercises and 71 programs to develop your fitness, promote fat loss, improve your function and performance, or work on your physique, including beginner workout programs for those who are just starting and even alternative home or hotel gym workouts and bodyweight workouts. Plus, you’ll learn the following:
• The mistakes you may already be making
• Minor changes to techniques that can produce big results
• Why certain exercises are preferable over others
• Whether men and women should be trained differently
• Exercises to avoid and proven principles to follow
• Combinations and sequences to maximize results
Each of the exercises is accompanied by step-by-step instructions on setup and execution. The workouts are designed for various settings (in the gym, at home, or on the go), and each ready-to-use program is also customizable to meet your specific needs and help you reach your fitness goals. Highly visual and instantly applicable, Your Workout PERFECTED will help you fine-tune your approach to your personal fitness.
Individuals training for fitness, performance, fat loss, and physique who desire greater results; also a reference for personal trainers, fitness instructors, and strength and conditioning professionals.
Table of Contents
Part I: Training Objectives
Chapter 1. Fitness
Chapter 2. Function and Performance
Chapter 3. Fat Loss
Chapter 4. Physique
Part II: Exercises
Chapter 5. Warm-Up and Mobility Exercises
Chapter 6. Upper-Body Exercises
Chapter 7. Lower-Body Exercises
Chapter 8. Core Exercises
Chapter 9. Conditioning Exercises
Part III: Programming
Chapter 10. General Beginner Programs
Chapter 11. Fitness Programs
Chapter 12. Function and Performance Programs
Chapter 13. Fat Loss Programs
Chapter 14. Physique Programs
Chapter 15. Strategies for Minimizing Injury
Nick Tumminello is an innovator in the fitness field. His combination of scientific knowledge and practical experience make him a go-to guy for getting results from a fitness program, as displayed in Your Workout PERFECTED. Highly recommended reading.
Brad Schoenfeld, PhD—Author of The M.A.X. Muscle Plan and Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy
It’s hard to think of anyone who consistently contributes as much valuable information as Nick Tumminello. Your Workout PERFECTED showcases his unique ability to reveal how much we don’t know about strength training—and how much we do know that’s either inaccurate or antithetical to our goals.
Lou Schuler—Award-Winning Fitness Journalist, LouSchuler.com
There are just a few trainers in the industry who are creative enough to come up with new ideas that get used around the world. Nick is one of those guys, and he constantly leaves me saying to myself, "Now why didn't I think of that?"
Bret Contreras, PhD, CSCS,*D—Owner of Glute Lab, Author of Strong Curves and Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy
Nick Tumminello is kind of a pain in the butt. You can't just say, “Hey, Nick, what do you think of this exercise?" No, he'll analyze it, research it, conduct 101 experiments on it, and then he'll show you about a dozen ways to make it better. It's really quite annoying. He gets away with it because he's damn near always right.
TC Luoma—Editor of Testosterone Nation
If you're looking for accurate and scientifically backed information, quality workouts that are interesting and fun, and programs that are designed by someone who walks the walk and trains real people, you need not look any further than Nick Tumminello. It's been my pleasure to know him and learn from him for the past decade; he's the real deal.
Cassandra Forsythe, PhD, RD, CSCS—Professor of Exercise Science, Author, and Mom
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