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Building Muscle and Performance: A Program for Size, Strength & Speed Paperback – March 29, 2016
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Every weekend warrior has two goals: compete successfully and look great doing it. Enter Building Muscle & Performance: The Program for Strength, Size, and Speed by expert trainer Nick Tumminello.
By combining the most effective approaches and exercises, Tumminello has developed a high-octane, high-efficiency system for building muscle and boosting performance. Step by step you’ll learn the best exercises for increasing speed, explosiveness, athleticism, and endurance. Push yourself to the limits with strength and power lifts and progressions, power training drills, and cardio conditioning workouts. The results are challenging yet exhilarating. You will discover performance and physique that you never thought possible.
Building Muscle & Performance includes numerous exercises and ready-to-use programs. Detailed photo sequences depict every movement as well as variations to increase or decrease difficulty. You’ll find expert advice, equipment tips, and safety precautions. More important, you’ll find the results you’ve been looking for.
You no longer have to choose between a chiseled physique and athletic performance. Building Muscle & Performance delivers the best of both worlds: the muscle and the hustle!
“Nick Tumminello's expertise in exercise science is second to none. I've trained all over the country and found no one better. His methodology in regard to building a bigger, faster, stronger body is a formula for success.”
Steve Weatherford-- Former Punter for the New York Giants (2011-2014)
"Working with Nick Tumminello allowed me to see training in a whole new light. The way he was able to combine functional movement, flexibility, and strength training was like nothing I'd ever done before. Not only was I completely gassed at the end, but I found myself wanting more!”
Quinn Sypniewski-- Former Tight End for the Baltimore Ravens (2006-2009)
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In his book, Tumminello masterfully walks that razor-thin line of writing for both the serious athlete and the layman. There are no “easy” exercises or quick-fixes in this book, as clearly evidenced on the cover which shows a man – bulging with muscles of comic book proportions – lifting more weight in one rep (with one hand) than I have cumulatively in my entire life. But while the cover may be “gymtimidating,” the inside of the book tells a different story. The exercises are serious enough to satisfy the most ardent gym rat, but are presented in a way that is accessible to the beginner. There are plenty of exercises in this book that can be done at home with minimal equipment, and enough advanced ones to help anyone take full advantage of their gym membership.
The important thing is that the illustrations accompanying every move show men and women of various shapes, sizes, and fitness levels performing them, proving that they are exercises that everyone can do with the proper weight and modifications. That accessibility also comes in no small part because of Tumminello’s clearly-written instructions that everyone can understand. He doesn’t just tell you the “how” of the exercise, he explains the “why,” which is essential to learning.
"Building Muscle and Performance" is heavy on functional fitness, which is the “performance” aspect of title. Rather than isolating single muscles for growth like many weight lifting manuals, it focuses on exercises that train your muscles to work together and prepare them for those movements that occur regularly in everyday life. Because of that, the schedules and routines laid out in this book will not only help you slim down, tone up, and build the muscles that everyone wants, it will improve your performance in all of your daily routines, from stacking boxes 9-5 in a warehouse to crushing the competition in your company softball league.
This book is written for anyone willing to put in hard work. No matter what your fitness goals, Tumminello gives you everything you need to succeed. He doesn’t give you a magic pill. He gives you functional tools. It’s up to you to use them. After 6-weeks of using them, I can personally attest that if you do, you’re guaranteed to see the results you’re looking for.
Every week we're inundated with the "next best thing" that promises exceptional results from a seemingly never before seen or discussed concept. You know, Dr. Oz and his raspberry ketones or the latest 4-minute abs contraption.
Simple fixes or lazy concepts that lead to sub-par results.
Nick Tumminello is a highly respected coach, and someone who's reputation (and results) speak for themselves. He's able to integrate both science/research and "in the trenches" experience into a system and program that work. There's no fluff or magic pills. Just solid information that, if followed consistently and with intent, will help point people in the right direction to a body that looks and performs well.
The strengths of the program include adaptability, individualized structure, and the large variety of exercises presented. Readers can choose to specialize in performance programming, muscle programming, or a hybrid of the two. Or the reader can design his or her own program according to goals or equipment availability. While it is true that much of the programming requires specific gym machines and such equipment as sleds and suspension gear, there is enough variety in the options to meet the needs of most users. Part II of the book presents almost 200 pages of specific exercises and instructions.
There are no inherent weaknesses in the book. However, I felt that it would be beneficial to provide an index of exercises and a list of muscles used in each exercise; but, these options weren’t entirely necessary, largely due to the organization of the book’s contents.
Tumminello offers no gimmicks or unrealistic guarantees. The book offers a straight forward training system developed by a well-respected and knowledgeable trainer. It’s a blueprint for increasing size, strength, and speed, but it’s up to the reader to take the knowledge and put it to use.
My copy of the book was provided in exchange for an honest review.