Mighty Cast 91: The Deadlift Delusion with Nick Tumminello

The Deadlift Delusion with Nick Tumminello

Nick Tumminello joins us this week to discuss The Deadlift Delusion on Episode 91 of The Mighty Cast.

So, what’s wrong with the deadlift?
And who the heck is Nick Tumminello?

Let’s start with Nick.

Nick Tumminello is:

  • The “Trainer of Trainers”
  • Owner of Performance University
  • Producer of 12+ instructional DVDs
  • Published in over 30 major health & fitness magazines
  • Soon to be published with Human Kinetics

And so smart that he quotes himself to add authority to his arguments!

Nick Tumminello

So, what’s wrong with the deadlift?

Listen-in to find out!

You’re in for a healthy dose of knowledge, skepticism, laughs & shameless self-promotion.


Mighty Videos

Evidence vs. Anecdotes & Intellectual Honesty

Show Notes

Referenced in the Show

Our Favorite Blog Posts by Nick

More of Nick Tumminello

Books Mentioned

Strength Training for Fat Loss by: Nick Tumminello publisher: Human Kinetics, published: 2014-03-25

No fads, gimmicks, or miracle claims. Just science-based programming, sensible strategies, and the results you desire.

In Strength Training for Fat Loss, Nick Tumminello, renowned trainer and innovator in the field of human performance, explains how to use the 3 Cs of metabolic strength training—circuits, combinations, and complexes—to accelerate your metabolism, maximize fat loss, and maintain muscle.

Inside you’ll find these features:

• More than 150 exercises using barbells, dumbbells, resistance bands, machines, and body weight

• Realistic nutrition recommendations for staying healthy, maintaining muscle, and regulating your metabolism

• Step-by-step instructions, photos, and advice for performing and sequencing the most effective fat-loss circuits, combinations, and complexes

• Warm-up and cool-down exercises that include stretches and self-massage techniques to activate or restore muscles

• Home-, gym-, and body-weight-based workouts along with comprehensive programming for losing fat quickly and keeping it off

Whether you’re a beginner looking for a step-by-step guide to fat loss or a seasoned fitness professional looking for new exercises to spice up existing routines, Strength Training for Fat Loss is the safe program that produces results.

How We Know What Isn’t So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life by: Thomas Gilovich

Thomas Gilovich offers a wise and readable guide to the fallacy of the obvious in everyday life.

When can we trust what we believe—that “teams and players have winning streaks,” that “flattery works,” or that “the more people who agree, the more likely they are to be right”—and when are such beliefs suspect? Thomas Gilovich offers a guide to the fallacy of the obvious in everyday life. Illustrating his points with examples, and supporting them with the latest research findings, he documents the cognitive, social, and motivational processes that distort our thoughts, beliefs, judgments and decisions. In a rapidly changing world, the biases and stereotypes that help us process an overload of complex information inevitably distort what we would like to believe is reality. Awareness of our propensity to make these systematic errors, Gilovich argues, is the first step to more effective analysis and action. 

A Manual for Creating Atheists by: Peter Boghossian

For thousands of years, the faithful have honed proselytizing strategies and talked people into believing the truth of one holy book or another. Indeed, the faithful often view converting others as an obligation of their faith–and are trained from an early age to spread their unique brand of religion. The result is a world broken in large part by unquestioned faith. As an urgently needed counter to this tried-and-true tradition of religious evangelism, A Manual for Creating Atheists offers the first-ever guide not for talking people into faith–but for talking them out of it. Peter Boghossian draws on the tools he has developed and used for more than twenty years as a philosopher and educator to teach how to engage the faithful in conversations that will help them value reason and rationality, cast doubt on their religious beliefs, mistrust their faith, abandon superstition and irrationality, and ultimately embrace reason. 

Facts and Fallacies of Fitness by: Mel C Siff