How to make sustainable changes and why we should "abandon perfect": An interview with Nick Tumminello about all things excercise
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Today I talked with one of my favourite people; coach and personal mentor Nick Tumminello.
Nick is one of the best trainers out there and is world class educator to trainers around the world. He is the Editor-In-Chief for the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) Personal Training Quarterly Journal. In 2015 he was inducted into the Personal Trainer Hall of Fame and in 2016 he won NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year and won PCTD’s best fitness article on the internet. Nick is the author of 3 books and designed and sells NT Loop Bands. These are excellent fitness tools, particularly useful for home-based training. I hope you enjoy Nick’s pearls of wisdom in this interview.
Nick and I talk about all things exercise. While we all know the reasons we should be exercising, Nick explains some of the less known and discussed benefits that he believes are very important. These include making a commitment to yourself and your health, self-control and stress release. He explains how three different personality types respond to different kinds of motivation. It’s important to understand our internal drivers so we can choose the style of exercise that suits us best.
Nick talks about starting exercise as a beginner and why keeping goals real in terms of commitment and outside factors is the key to long-term success. It’s better to have a lower frequency and volume of exercise and be consistent over time, than over-reach and then give up altogether.
We finish by talking about the importance of diet in improving our body composition as well as how the lack of sleep and other stress hinders fat loss. Everyone knows what they need to do, the question is why aren’t we doing it? Nick emphasizes the importance of making small sustainable changes and “abandon perfect”.
You can find Nick at:
NT Loop Band
Nick’s books: Strength Training for Fat Loss; Building Muscle for Performance and Speed; Your Workout Perfected.
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