Nick Tumminello

Background

Nick Tumminello is known as the "Trainer of Trainers." He's the owner of Performance University, which provides practical education for fitness professionals worldwide. Nick has worked with a variety of clients from NFL athletes to professional MMA fighters, bodybuilders & figure models to exercise enthusiasts, and currently trains a select group of clients in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is also a fitness expert for ReebokONE, has produced 15 DVDs, and is a regular contributor to several major fitness magazines. Check out Nick's products, seminar schedule, and blog at www.nicktumminello.com.

Nick is the author of the book Strength Training for Fat Loss, and is also the co-author of the free, unbiased, and comprehensive Protein Report and Creatine Report.

Links

Facebook: www.facebook.com/nicktumminello
Twitter: twitter.com/CoachNickT
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Google+: plus.google.com/Nick Tumminello

Articles

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 3, Day 63

    Today, take some time to consider this question: What's the next stop on your fitness journey?

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 2, Day 30

    Take today off; you're probably feeling those tigers, alligators, and spiders today!

  • Strong Vs Toned: The Truth About Gender-Specific Workouts

    Should men and women train as differently as they do? There's a lot of confusion. Here's the truth.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 1, Day 10

    Rest up today so you can be prepared for tomorrow!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 2, Day 37

    Watch a movie. Take a walk. Do whatever you want—as long as it doesn't involve heavy weights.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 1, Day 11

    Enjoy the massive pump you'll get out of this chest and triceps workout. Then, grab a jump rope for some fast-paced cardio.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 2, Day 42

    Get your food prepped for the week, because you're going to be busy with Phase 3 of True Muscle!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 2, Day 41

    Take a breather, then spend the next two days gearing up for the final phase of True Muscle.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 1, Day 12

    This is the last prescribed workout you'll complete this week, so bring your best attitude to the gym and work hard!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 2, Day 38

    Every day of this trainer should challenge you. Keep stepping up the pace, but don't lose sight of your strength goals.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 3, Day 49

    Two days of rest might have you itching to head back into the gym and lift some weight, but trust me, you'll need the extra down day to push through what's in store. Rest up, coach's orders.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 3, Day 62

    You've earned today's rest. Sit back, relax, and reflect on how far you've come.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 3, Day 59

    Every day builds on the next. Today, try to go heavier than you have in the past.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 2, Day 26

    Finish the week off right! Go hard through the entire workout, and don't forget to have fun.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 2, Day 27

    Take some time today to catch up on food prep for the coming week. Your efforts in the gym are worthless if you're not fueling your body properly.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 1, Day 1

    Ready to begin the True Muscle Trainer? Of course you are! You'll start Phase 1 with an effective shoulders and abs workout.

  • True Muscle Trainer: 9 Weeks To Elite Fitness

    True Muscle is a 9-week hybrid training program that will improve your athletic performance, boost your conditioning, and pack on slabs of quality muscle. Trainer Nick Tumminello and NFL player Steve Weatherford will show you the way to elite fitness.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 1, Day 9

    Do the work in the gym and the kitchen. Your body needs both to change.

  • Creatine Q&A: Top 17 Creatine Questions Answered

    Despite extensive scientific evidence, people still have numerous questions about creatine. Coach Nick Tumminello, author of the Creatine Report, clears up the confusion.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 3, Day 60

    Food is fuel—without it, you're running on empty. Make sure your workouts are powered by healthy choices and that you're not just existing on fumes. Today, focus on nutrition.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 2, Day 40

    Finish off the power phase of True Muscle with a bang.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 1, Day 5

    It's leg day! Yes, it's going to be difficult, but you're ready for it. Go hard and use the weekend to recover.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 2 Overview

    Who says training to get stronger has to be slow and controlled? You'll alternate classic strength-builders with explosive jumps and med-ball work in Phase 2, rediscovering the beauty of full-body training along the way!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 3, Day 48

    Rest is on the docket today. Kick back and relax while your muscles recharge.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 2, Day 24

    Grab a medicine ball and some dumbbells. We're going to build more strength today, True Muscle-style!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 1, Day 19

    It's leg day again. You know what that means: it's party time at the bar(bell). Go hard. There is no other option.

  • Cheat-Centrics: A Better Way To Perform Cheat Reps

    Going beyond failure doesn't have to put your spine at risk. Discover cheat-centric reps and add a valuable new muscle-building tool to your arsenal!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 3, Day 61

    Today's the last training day of True Muscle. Make the most of it!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 3, Day 45

    Get back into the gym today prepared to push out another killer total-body workout.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 1 Overview

    For the first three weeks of the True Muscle 9-week trainer, you'll build up your muscular base with some tried-and-true movements and a couple you probably haven't tried. Set your feet and push yourself!

  • Four Must-Try Exercise Upgrades!

    When continued improvement is the goal, the details matter. Here are 4 simple changes that make popular weight-room staples better than ever!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 1, Day 8

    The second week of the True Muscle Trainer starts just like the first week: with you smashing your shoulders and abs.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 2, Day 25

    You've been doing total-body workouts, so use your rest days to recuperate, whether you feel like it or not!

  • No BS Nutrition: Fat Loss Q&A

    What you eat is just as important as how much you lift or how fast you run. We've got answers to your pressing fat-loss nutrition questions.

  • Pre And Post Meals: Bookend Your Workouts The Smart Way!

    PRE and POST are the golden boys of effective supplementation and nutrition for muscle building AND fat loss!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 1, Day 3

    You've just spent two tough days in the gym. Give your body a rest today before hitting it hard again tomorrow.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 1, Day 13

    That hardcore leg day may have left you feeling sore and tired. That's why today is a rest day. Use it well!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 3, Day 52

    Today's another day where you'll supercharge your body with strength, then go all out with explosive power. Work hard and make me proud.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 2, Day 35

    If you're absolutely going nuts with two days off and must lift something, keep it to arms and abs. No total-body stuff today.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 2, Day 22

    Ready to shake things up again? It's time to focus on strength and power!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 3, Day 43

    You've done it—two phases down, one to go. Get ready to go hard and really put your training to the test.

  • Size Vs. Strength: Are You Lifting Too Heavy?

    Serious physique athletes know to use the right tool for the job of muscle growth. If you have to cheat just to get to the low end of 8-10 reps, stop and read this!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 3, Day 47

    Grab a med ball and a pair of dumbbells and get ready for another round of True Muscle conditioning.

  • 5 Ingredients For The Perfect Fat-Loss Circuit

    Too often, metabolic circuits are little more than a mess of randomly paired movements. Here's the formula for a precise fat-loss workout that will test your limits while providing results!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 3, Day 58

    Take some time to rest up before finishing out the True Muscle trainer. By tomorrow morning, make sure your tank is back on "F," and you're ready to dominate.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 1, Day 15

    If you're ready to do some smart, effective work on your shoulders and abs, then let's do it!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 1, Day 6

    Use this weekend to recover and prepare yourself for next week. If you'd like to do something active today, head outside for some fun.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 2, Day 39

    Take a rest day today, because tomorrow is the last workout of Phase 2! You've got this.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 3, Day 53

    You're sweating it out in the gym, but that's only an hour of your day. What you're doing for the other 23 makes a world of difference. Take the time to make sure you're supplementing smart with creatine, protein, caffeine, beta-alanine, and fish oil.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 1, Day 2

    Did yesterday leave you feeling sore? Good! Eat up today's back and biceps workout and then rest tomorrow.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 1, Day 20

    If you're legs aren't too sore and you feel like you need to spend another day in the gym, take your dog for an extra-long walk.

  • 4 New Ways To Boost Time Under Tension

    Time under tension is a proven way to increase muscle strength and size. So why doesn't everyone prioritize it? Because it's also an incredibly difficult test of your focus, grit, and mental resolve! Here's how to make it work for you.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 3, Day 57

    This is it—you've reached the final week of this muscle-building trainer. Come out better, faster, and stronger.

  • Code Of Arms: 9 Moves To Skyrocket Your Bi-And-Tri Growth

    If your biceps and triceps are fine just the way they are, stick with your workout. For the rest of you, here is the launch sequence for skyrocketing your arm growth.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 2, Day 29

    It's time to get down on the floor and crawl again. Your shoulders, triceps, abs, and even your heart will be feeling it!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 2, Day 32

    Rest days aren't lost time; they're a necessary part of allowing your body to recover and recharge. Take it easy today, and you'll be rewarded tomorrow.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 2, Day 36

    Now that you've got these moves down, take a few minutes to review your form.

  • Smart Dumbbell Lifting: Iso-Dynamic Training

    Isometric training can be difficult and tedious, but you can reap its benefits with this overload technique. Pick up two dumbbells and start moving one of them!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 1, Day 16

    Your back and biceps are ready to get bigger and stronger. Give them what they want!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Program Overview

    The True Muscle trainer is the cure for the common workout. Add muscle, strength, and conditioning with instruction from a world-class coach and a top pro athlete. Discover elite fitness in just 9 weeks with True Muscle!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 3, Day 56

    Another rest day is a chance to catch a breather. Enjoy the downtime now—tomorrow they'll be no excuses for not going full-steam ahead.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 1, Day 18

    This chest and triceps smash will not only give you an enormous pump, but will also give you plenty of reasons to look forward to more gains.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 2, Day 23

    Take a knee today. You've earned it!

  • 7 Creative Hacks To Improve Classic Exercises

    Not feeling rows, push-ups, or curls where you should? Feeling burpees or sprints where you shouldn't? Here's your cheat sheet for taking classic movements to the next level!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 3, Day 55

    You've just completed a grueling total-body workout. Today, treat sore muscles with some well-earned R and R.

  • 4 Training Mistakes That Might Be Hindering Your Muscle Growth

    If your goal is hypertrophy or a physique competition, why would you train like a powerlifter or pro athlete? Gear your training to your goals and find the size you've been seeking!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 1, Day 14

    If you're feeling a little antsy today, do some light swimming or hiking. Other than that, use today to rest up for next week.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 3, Day 46

    Stacking exercises and limited rest has likely left you yearning for a full day of recovery. Today's the day to recharge.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 1, Day 7

    Use today to get your meals and your supplementation prepared for the coming week!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 3, Day 50

    This is by far the most challenging phase, but last week you proved you have the chops to hang. Today, let's build on that.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 2, Day 31

    Now that you've rested, we're gonna pick up the speed.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 2, Day 28

    Feeling restless on your second consecutive rest day? Take a walk, go swimming, or do some yoga. Avoid the call of the weight room!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 3, Day 44

    Still feeling the burn of those plate pushes? Use today to recover before hitting tomorrow, hard.

  • Combine These Exercises For Insane Gains

    Say goodbye to playing it safe in the gym; sticking to what you know you're good at is a recipe for stalled progress. Try these innovative exercise pairings to patch up the chinks in your armor!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 1, Day 21

    Today marks the end of Phase 1 of the True Muscle Trainer. Recover today so you can be mentally and physically prepared for Phase 2!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 3 Overview

    You'll finish off the True Muscle trainer with three weeks of intense workouts that will combine everything you've been doing so far into a sweat-drenched gauntlet!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 2, Day 34

    Keep today light. Your muscles will take you as far as you want to go, but only if you treat them right.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 3, Day 54

    It's time to get back to it. Grab a set of dumbbells, lace up your running shoes, and let's go.

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 2, Day 33

    Today's workout continues to use paired sets to keep your heart rate elevated. Just don't abuse the rest periods in between!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 1, Day 4

    Day 4 of the True Muscle Trainer is a fun chest and triceps workout. Don't forget the conditioning at the end—it might be tough, but you'll be glad you did it!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 1, Day 17

    Rest is an essential part of growth! Take the day off from the gym and enjoy some extra time to yourself.

  • 7 Gym Hacks You Need To Know

    Think outside the box, and your reward will be a better, more efficient workout. Use these 'hacks' to your advantage to become the envy of the weight room!

  • True Muscle Trainer: Phase 3, Day 51

    A day off from the gym doesn't have to be a day of lost productivity. Today, work toward your goals by prepping healthy meals for the rest of the week. Remember, you can't out-train a poor diet.