My boy is a heck on wheels when it comes to a bath in the tub. Always took 2 of us. Last time we tried in the tub, he came out of it, bruised my pride, pulled a couple of muscles in my back. Same way about his nails. He can not handle tight areas and confinement. This was after all the great tips you have seen here and elsewhere on the forum.
We tried the kiddie pool. Works like a charm. Bonus is I don't have a bathroom to clean.
For his nails, I had him get on the ottoman, went through a series of touch his nail with the clipper - click and treat; then clip, click and treat. He will play cute sometimes and offer different behaviors on the ottoman, his favorite is rolling on his back looking at me with the tongue out and the goofy grin; a quick eh, roll him back over and continue clipping.
Keep in mind, Woolf does have a couple of wires crossed, so I choose my battles. I won by finding a way to bathe him and clip the nails without causing more anxiety.