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



  • Should Women and Men Train the Same?

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

  • The Most Important Training Technique to Know This Year

    What happens if you take an otherwise normal superset and allow yourself to rest between the exercises? No, you don't lose all your gains. You make a paired set, which is a training style that might be even more super than supersets!

  • How To Pass The ACFT Leg Tuck Test

    Stumped by the ACFT leg tuck event? Here's your three-pronged plan to nail this tricky event by strategically building the types of strength it demands.

  • 8 Training Rules to Pass the Army Combat Fitness Test

    Don't try to guess your way through the ACFT. Use this guide, train with the perfect balance of intensity and specificity, and stroll into test day confident that you've set yourself up for success!

  • 8 Legit Moves You Can Do with Seriously Light Weights

    Those light dumbbells don't deserve your scorn, they deserve to be part of your training! Here's how to use them to effectively train your shoulders, legs, and core. You'll never look at light weights the same way again!

  • 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!