Nick Tumminello


Nick Tumminello is known as the "Trainer of Trainers." He's the owner of Performance University, which specializes in strength training for fat loss and conditioning. He has worked with a variety of clients, from NFL athletes and professional MMA fighters to bodybuilders and figure models, and currently trains a select group of clients in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Nick is the 2016 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year, and the editor-in-chief of the NSCA Personal Training Quarterly journal. He's the author of three books: "Building Muscle and Performance," "Strength Training for Fat Loss," and "Your Workout PERFECTED."

Nick is also the developer of the NT Loop bands: The #1 tool for hip and glute training. Check out Nick's products, seminar schedule, and blog at



  • The Triple-Duty Shoulder and Trap Exercise Your Upper Body Needs

    There's a time and a place for chasing muscle isolation, but sometimes, a single move can give multiple muscle groups exactly what they need. Do this move with any implement and spread the love across your shoulders, traps, and back!

  • 5 Cable Exercises Better Than the Dumbbell Versions

    Dumbbells are great for many things, but in some cases there's a better tool for the job. Head over to the cable stack before your next cable workout, and craft the details of your upper body the right way!

  • How to Choose a Personal Trainer

    No matter if you're looking to hire a trainer or you're a trainer looking to be the best at your job, you need to read this. Have the right mindset, ask the right questions, and you'll make the right choice!

  • Doing Lots Of Glute Work? Don't Neglect Your Adductors!

    Glutes are all the rage, but don't build up one side of the hip while totally forgetting about the other! Here's all the adductor training you need to build a strong, capable lower body.

  • The 6 Grittiest Trap Exercises You're Not Doing

    Dumbbell and barbell shrugs are great, but they're not where the story of trap development ends. Use these variations to rediscover the good kind of soreness and add some size above your shoulders!

  • 7 Game-Changing Glute Training Tips

    Don't trust the big moves to build your seat of power. Try these techniques, and soon you'll be quoting from the gospel of glutes to any lifter who will listen!

  • The 6 Grittiest Paired Sets You're Not Doing

    Make your training more efficient, potent, and brutal from head-to-toe by mixing these moves together. Stop wasting your valuable rest time!

  • The 6 Grittiest Backside Exercises You're Not Doing

    Your hamstrings and glutes are some of the most powerful muscles on your body, and your training for them should be serious business. Use these accessory moves and watch your big lifts go up, and your big muscles get bigger!

  • The Complete Guide To Pressing

    Don't pick the wrong press for the job. Maximize the payoff of your horizontal and vertical presses to build your strongest chest, shoulders, and arms!

  • The 6 Grittiest Quad Moves You're Not Doing

    The same old routine got you down? Test your legs and your will against these six quad burners. Then call work to let them know you might need extra time to get out of bed tomorrow morning!

  • The Ultimate Medicine-Ball Workout

    All you need is a lightweight medicine ball to get a great workout that pushes your heart rate, hits on every muscle, and boosts your athleticism from all angles. Here's your routine, along with a complete guide to each movement!

  • The 6 Grittiest Back Exercises You're Not Doing

    Take your back training to the next level with these lifter-tested, coach-approved variations. Get bigger, stronger, and wider, and never look back!

  • The 6 Grittiest Shoulder Moves You're Not Doing

    Update your delt routine with these six novel movements and updates on classics. They're all shoulder friendly, but that definitely doesn't mean easy!

  • The 6 Grittiest Triceps Exercises You're Not Doing

    Is your tri routine a little tired? You're not alone. Work these six new moves into the mix, and bring back that burning feeling!

  • The 6 Grittiest Biceps Exercises You're Not Doing

    Whether you use barbells, dumbbells, cables, or machines, your next biceps workout is right here!

  • The 6 Grittiest Chest Moves You're Not Doing

    Reinvigorate your upper-body training by making simple tweaks to these classic chest-builders!

  • The Complete Guide To Rows

    This is the ultimate guide to programming one of the most important movements you do in the gym. Build a stronger back and better posture by picking the right row for each workout!

  • The Gritty Workout Your Upper Body Needs

    Are you constantly chasing down new exercises to fill out your workouts? There's a better way! Take the classics and make them feel brand new with these simple tweaks.

  • The Gritty Workout Your Upper Body Needs

    Are you constantly chasing down new exercises to fill out your workouts? There's a better way! Take the classics and make them feel brand new with these simple tweaks.

  • 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!