Podcast 139: Nick Tumminello – 4 Exercises that get an Undeserved bad rep


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Nick Tumminello 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. He’s been a trainer for over 20 years, is the former strength coach for team Ground Control MMA and has trained professional athletes in field, court, combat and physique sports.

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  • 01:25 Nick talks about his article
  • 12:47 Nick elaborates on the stability ball crunch
  • 15:35 Nick on avoiding hip flexors kicking in for ab movements
  • 19:13 Nick talks about Smith machine squats
  • 24:37 Nick’s co-authored article on leg extensions
  • 31:11 Nick shares his thoughts about pain as a good indicator of something not working?
  • 35:16 Nick closes with behind the neck pull-downs
  • 40:26 Nick’s opinion on upright rows and impingement for shoulders
  • 43:43 Nick further discusses Sissy squats
  • 46:28 Nick’s view on exercises that are underrated/overrated for hypertrophy

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