Don't waste your time doing workouts that leave large gaps in your strength or load you up with unnecessary, redundant exercises. Take a strategic approach to your workouts by using a proven system that trains strength through each joint's true full range of motion.
Even if you lift, you may still be missing something in your quest to get stronger. Optimal training does not involve training all the muscles; instead, it trains all the ranges (or zones) of each muscle. Many popular exercises work the same muscles the exact same way. Performing redundant exercises is a waste of your time.
In Strength Zone Training, renowned personal trainer Nick Tumminello, who has become known as the trainer of trainers, shows you the following:
How to build strength through the true full range of motion
The redundant exercises you just don't need to do
The exercises to maximize upper body and lower body strength that are missing from your workout
The angles most people don't do exercises for but should
The best exercises to include in your program to train each muscle group
A better strategy to follow when choosing your exercises
Beginner and advanced workout plans for any schedule
You'll find exercises addressing every area of the body, with details on how to perform the exercise as well as coaching tips. Select exercises are depicted with a stunning hybrid of photo and anatomical art highlighting the movements, or zones, that provide a training stimulus. You will learn how to combine exercises within a workout in a smarter and more strategic way to collectively train through a full range of motion—resulting in not just an improvement in physique but also an improvement in performance and a reduction in injury risk.
In addition to the exercises, you'll find four chapters of easy-to-follow workout plans you can immediately use at the gym. You can select a fully comprehensive workout plan that is right for you, regardless of your training level or weekly schedule.
Strength Zone Training is the blueprint for building muscle with a purpose, making it simple to create workout programs that eliminate exercise redundancy and use full range of motion so you can build a body that is all-around stronger and more durable. Choose your exercises and get ready to dominate!
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Strength Zone Training Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Strength Zone Training With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
Chapter 1. You Don’t Know What True Full Range of Motion Means Chapter 2. The New Rules of Full Range of Motion Chapter 3. The Best Chest Exercises Chapter 4. The Best Lat Exercises Chapter 5. The Best Shoulder Exercises Chapter 6. The Best Trap Exercises Chapter 7. The Best Biceps Exercises Chapter 8. The Best Triceps Exercises Chapter 9. The Best Hamstrings Exercises Chapter 10. The Best Quadriceps Exercises Chapter 11. The Best Hip and Glute Exercises Chapter 12. The Best Calf Exercises Chapter 13. The Best Core Exercises Chapter 14. Beginner Workout Program Chapter 15. Programs for Two or Three Workouts per Week Chapter 16. Programs for Four Workouts per Week Chapter 17. Programs for Five or Six Workouts per Week Chapter 18. The Most Effective Muscle-Building Strategies
Nick Tumminello is an internationally recognized fitness professional with over 20 years of industry experience. He is the inventor of the NT Loop (NTLoop.com), which is a world-class resistance band.
With over 20 years of hands-on experience, Nick has trained thousands of clients, including professional NFL players, figure and bodybuilding athletes, and plenty of ordinary people. Still coaching clients today, Nick understands the challenges that everyday athletes and active adults face.
Tumminello has been a fitness professional since 1998 and co-owned a private training center in Baltimore, Maryland, from 2001 to 2011. He has worked with a variety of exercise enthusiasts of all ages and fitness levels, including physique and performance athletes from the amateur level to the professional ranks. From 2002 to 2011, Tumminello was the strength and conditioning coach for the Ground Control MMA team. He has been a consultant and expert for clothing and equipment companies such as Sorinex, Dynamax, Hylete, Reebok, and Power Systems.
Nick has authored three best-selling books: Strength Training for Fat Loss, Building Muscle and Performance, and Your Workout PERFECTED. He has been featured in two exercise books on the New York Times best seller list, on the home page of Yahoo! and YouTube, and in the ACE Personal Trainer Manual. In 2015 Tumminello was inducted into the Personal Trainer Hall of Fame. Nick was the 2016 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year, and he is the editor in chief of the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Personal Training Quarterly journal.
From massive industry conferences to private team development events, Nick has racked up hundreds of speaking engagements all over the world. He is passionate about bringing the best fitness and performance information to trainers, athletes, and active adults in the most practical way possible.
When the best coaches and organizations in the fitness industry want proven, research-backed information, Nick is their trusted resource.
"Nick Tumminello is one of the best at using the science of exercise to develop practical training approaches. He has an astute ability to take complex topics and make them understandable for the masses." —Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, Author of Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy
“Whether you are an individual looking to start an exercise program or improve your existing one, or you are a coach or trainer seeking to sharpen your tools of program design, Strength Zone Training’s fresh insights on exercise technique—especially full range of motion training—make it a go-to resource.” —Dan Dalrymple, CSCS, RSCC*E, MSCC, Two-Time NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year
“Effort gets results. Smart effort gets maximum results. Coach Nick’s strategies in Strength Zone Training eliminate wasted effort and amplify results. That means faster progress, better performance, and the ability to keep it all going.” —Chris Shugart, Chief Content Officer at T-Nation.com