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By Nick Tumminello

ISBN: 978-1-4504-3207-8

Binding: Paperback

Pages: Approx. 498

Illustrations: Approx. 160 full-color

Price: $21.95

Available: April 2014

The eight benefits of fat loss—beyond improved appearance

Highly sought-after coach outlines the health and performance advantages of the fat-loss plan detailed in his book

 

As evidenced by scores of magazine covers and infomercials, fat loss is almost always associated with appearance. But Nick Tumminello, who is rapidly establishing himself as a leader and innovator in the field of human performance training, offers many other health and performance benefits of losing fat and having a lean body. The owner of Performance University International and inventor of the Core Bar reveals eight such benefits in his book, Strength Training for Fat Loss:

  1. Better sport performance. Although most people don’t make their livings playing sports, many do enjoy competing with friends and family. Tumminello points out that a fat-loss plan can help you run faster and jump higher, negating the performance limitations of carrying around an extra 5, 10, 20, or more pounds on your body. “When you lose the fat, you automatically become more athletic,” he says. “So, if you want to improve your sport performance, an effective fat-loss program could be just the edge you need to outperform the competition.”
  2. Improved strength. The less excess body weight you carry around, the more reps with heavier weight you can lift to continue building muscle and increasing strength. Tumminello explains that the more body weight you carry (i.e., body fat), the weaker you’ll feel and the less work you’ll be able to complete. Plus, you might not even be able to complete enough reps of certain exercises to create an optimal training stimulus for increased muscle and strength, meaning your time in the weight room is not as effective as it could be if you were leaner.
  3. Better cardio conditioning. Not only will extra weight hold you back in the sport performance arena and in the weight room, but it can also hinder your ability to play an entire game or go on a long hike with your friends and family. “You must have the energy to be able to go the distance,” Tumminello stresses. “It’s glaringly obvious that you’ll get tired and quit faster when you’re carrying around extra weight than you would if you had less body fat using up energy.”
  4. Increased energy. The more body fat you have, the sooner you will get tired and feel the need for an energy boost. Following a fat-loss plan, however, will help you become more energy efficient. Tumminello believes that this will not only make you feel better throughout the day, but it will also save you money because you won’t have the need to buy expensive energy drinks.
  5. Less joint pain. Losing fat helps to minimize the risk of putting undue stress on your joints. While exercise and an active lifestyle can help keep joints healthy, too much stress can cause them to break down and become less healthy. Says Tumminello, “Considering the design and function of the joints, it is clear that carrying around excess body fat can turn otherwise healthy activity and exercise into activity that overloads the joints beyond their capacity and causes injury.” He also warns that additional body fat can increase the risk of developing osteoporosis.
  6. Healthier weight. Extra body fat places more stress on the heart and puts you at greater risk of health concerns such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart attack. Maintaining a healthier weight can result in a body that looks good on the outside while also being healthy on the inside.
  7. Less stress. Exercise is already a great way to relieve stress, and Tumminello’s easy-to-follow and scientifically based system is focused on principles of sensible eating and fitness —not fads that will go out of style in a few years. That means you just have to put in the work and not worry about the confusion created by conflicting information and constantly changing fitness and diet trends.
  8. Less anxiety and depression, improved brain function, and better sleep. While exercise has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression, it has also been shown to improve brain function. And, Tumminello says, if you are regularly exercising, your body will need to rest and recover, therefore making it more likely that your sleep will improve.

“The value of a great fat-loss program goes far beyond helping you look great at the beach,” Tumminello concludes. “It’s one of the most valuable things you can do to improve the way you feel; to improve the way you move in life, in the gym, and in sport; and to keep you feeling healthy and pain free.”

Strength Training for Fat Loss is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to burning fat for aesthetic, performance, and health purposes. Regardless of age or sex, it delivers a safe approach to strength training for anyone.

 

Endorsements

 

“Nick Tumminello’s workouts aren’t just effective; they’re also fun to perform. Readers of Strength Training for Fat Loss are in for a real treat.”

—Lou Schuler, Award-Winning Fitness Journalist

LouSchuler.com

 

Nick Tumminello is one of the most innovative trainers in the business. He has a keen ability to synthesize scientific information about exercise and translate it into practical programs that optimize results; nowhere are these skills better exemplified than in his book Strength Training for Fat Loss.

—Brad Schoenfeld, MSc, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA

Author, The MAX Muscle Plan

 

“Nick Tumminello is one of the most innovative coaches in the field of strength and conditioning. Strength Training for Fat Loss will rev up your fat-burning arsenal and help you attain the physique you desire.”

—Bret Contreras, MS, CSCS

Author, Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy

BretContreras.com

 

Strength Training for Fat Loss is full of straightforward advice on maximizing your strength training routine and nutrition for fat loss.”

—Kara Silva, Fitness Trainer and Nutritionist

ZenBarbell.com

 



About the Author

 

Coach Nick Tumminello is the owner of Performance University International, which provides hybrid strength training and conditioning for athletes and professional educational programs for trainers and coaches all over the world.

 

As an educator, Coach Nick has become known as the Trainer of Trainers. He has presented at international fitness conferences in Iceland, China, and Canada. He has been a featured presenter at conferences held by such organizations as IDEA, NSCA, DCAC, and ECA, along with teaching staff trainings at fitness clubs throughout the United States. Nick holds workshops and mentorship programs in his hometown of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He has produced more than 15 instructional DVDs and is a CEC provider for ACE and NASM.

 

Nick 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 to the professional ranks. From 2002 to 2011, Nick served as the strength and conditioning coach for the Ground Control MMA fight team and as is a consultant and expert for clothing and equipment companies such as Sorinex, Dynamax, Hylete, and Reebok.

 

Nick’s articles have appeared in over 30 major health and fitness magazines, including Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Oxygen, Muscle Mag, Fitness RX, Sweat RX, Status, Train Hard Fight Easy, Fighters Only, and Fight! Nick is also a featured contributor to several popular fitness training websites. He has been featured in two New York Times best-selling exercise books, on the front page of Yahoo.com and Youtube.com, and in the ACE Personal Trainer Manual, Fourth Edition

 

Nick writes a popular fitness training blog at PerformanceU.net.

 

 

Contents

 

Chapter 1  Benefits of Fat Loss

Chapter 2  Strength Training and Fat Loss

Chapter 3  Nutrition for Fat Loss

Chapter 4  Circuits

Chapter 5  Combinations

Chapter 6  Complexes

Chapter 7  Body-Weight Training

Chapter 8  Warm-Ups and Cool-Downs for Fat Loss

Chapter 9  Fat-Loss Workouts

Chapter 10 Fat-Loss Training for Life

 

To schedule an interview with Nick Tumminello, contact Maurey Williamson at 1-800-747-4457, ext. 7890, or maureyw@hkusa.com.


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