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  • Personal Training in Tucson - The Protocol Strength & Conditioning, Llc - The Best Aspatame-Free Gum… That Doesn’t Taste Like Crap!

    The Best Aspatame-Free Gum… That Doesn’t Taste Like Crap!

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder Today’s post comes from conversations overheard in the Trubman household. We enjoy chewing gum periodically, but just about every store-bought chewing gum has a big problem that I’m surprised more health-conscious people are not asking about. Virtually all chewing gum on the market falls into one of two categories… 1. “Sugar-free” gum that contains aspartame as the sweetener. 2. Aspartame-free gum that after 3.5 seconds tastes like a rubber band, only with less flavor. For the record, I don’t think aspartame is as bad for you as the fear-mongering pseudo-scientists make it out to be (cough… ....

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  • Stop Making These 3 Mistakes When Hiring A Trainer... - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    If you are reading this, it means that you have taken the first steps to moving better, becoming stronger and recapturing the body you were made to have. Kudos! There are certainly many options out there. In my 20+ years of training and coaching, I’ve seen many fitness fads come and go. It is my hope that this post will help you sift through some of that. So here are 3 of the biggest mistake new people make when starting the journey to get fit… 1. Not understanding the difference between “bodybuilder strength” and “real-world strength”

    “Bodybuilder strength”
    is the fitness methodology in which most modern gyms are rooted. ....

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  • Personal Training in Tucson - The Protocol Strength & Conditioning, Llc - Pre/Post Workout Nutrition For Fasting Athletes - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    Pre/Post Workout Nutrition For Fasting Athletes - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder Today’s post comes from the FAQ files. As I’ve mentioned on this blog before, I’m one of those ‘weirdos’ that eats one meal a day, and have often been asked if/how that interferes with my training. The answer is usually pretty vague like “it doesn’t”, but I thought I’d take a moment and share with you guys EXACTLY what I do for pre and post workout as far as nutrition goes. I want to be clear that this is not intended to be diet advice of any kind. This is just what I have personally found that works for me. Enjoy… Before we get started, let’s give some context: This ....

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  • Personal Training in Tucson - The Protocol Strength & Conditioning, Llc - How Life Imitates Chess - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    How Life Imitates Chess - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder Like many Russians, when I was a young boy my grandfather taught me to play chess. To say he was ‘really good’ would be an understatement. He was an absolutely brilliant player. Despite any character flaws I’ve heard family members accuse him of, when he sat down in front of a chess board, he was a super genius. This year marks ten years since he has passed. In hindsight, I didn’t get to spend as much time with him as I would have liked to, but whenever I did play chess with him, I got to see the complex inner-workings of the mind of a brilliant strategist. And by ‘see’ I mean he would talk to me during the ....

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  • Personal Training in Tucson - The Protocol Strength & Conditioning, Llc - If You Think You Can’t Afford A Trainer… Tucson Personal Training Blog

    If You Think You Can’t Afford A Trainer… Tucson Personal Training Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder Tomorrow is the first of August and The Protocol is turning 8. If you’ve been reading this blog since those days, you know that I tend to get a little weird during this time of year. It’s still hard to believe that what we started 8 summers ago with a few ladies on a basketball court would turn into what we have today. Somehow, some way, we’ve managed to surpass all the odds and stay relevant in a fitness world that suffers from serious ADHD. Small gyms, despite generally having superior coaching, have a really bad habit of going out of business. As a matter of fact, every place that we considered ‘competition’ when we ....

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  • Personal Training in Tucson - The Protocol Strength & Conditioning, Llc - Are You Where You Want To Be In The BIG 3? Tucson Powerlifting Blog

    Are You Where You Want To Be In The BIG 3? Tucson Powerlifting Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder In today’s post, I’d like to take you back to the basics; the old-school if you will. We’re gonna talk about the ‘big three’ powerlifts. The goal here is to share some valuable information that, when properly implemented, can improve your numbers in these lifts… even if I never have the opportunity to coach you personally. The ‘big 3’: The squat, bench press, and deadlift, have been around for decades. These are the moves that weak guys have used to get strong long before any of the modern-day fitness equipment was available. In recent years (despite many conventional gym wisdoms speaking otherwise), ....

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  • Personal Training in Tucson - The Protocol Strength & Conditioning, Llc - Still, Even In 2018, The Biggest Problem In Fitness…

    Still, Even In 2018, The Biggest Problem In Fitness…

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner & Founder I have a sad confession, I was having some serious writer’s block this morning and did a bad thing: I Googled “Most commonly asked fitness questions.” I thought it would give me the spark I needed to get my creative juices flowing. Long story short, it was 20 minutes of my life I can’t have back. It did, at least, give me a thought I’d like to share with you… actually two. So here we go… let’s start with the first one. Here’s the number one asked fitness question according to Google: “How do I lose weight fast?” Does it surprise you? It didn’t surprise me. It’s ....

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  • Personal Training in Tucson - The Protocol Strength & Conditioning, Llc - Strength Training... Gym Optional?

    Strength Training... Gym Optional?

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder For those who follow me on the socials, I started posting a series of videos called “Strength training. Gym optional, part <>” In case you haven’t seen them, here they are (tap on each exercise to watch the video): One-Arm Pushup One Leg Squat (Pistol) Handstand Pushup One-Arm Chinup The inspiration for these videos came from a new online student that I began working with a few months back. He is an airline pilot and spends a lot of his time on the road where gyms are either unavailable or unpredictable. He also has a history of being a serious lifter in the past, so he ....

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  • Personal Training in Tucson - The Protocol Strength & Conditioning, Llc - Does This BMI Chart Make Me Look Fat? - Tucson Personal Training Group Fitness Blog

    Does This BMI Chart Make Me Look Fat? - Tucson Personal Training Group Fitness Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner & Founder Over the course of my training career, very few things have stirred up more controversy than the infamous BMI chart. Although I’m not generally one to say that there is a one-size-fits-all solution to every problem, it seems as though this seemingly innocent chart has become a one-size-pisses-off-all. I’m not usually one to use my blog as a means to ruffle feathers. I prefer to take a more moderate and philosophical approach that allows one the space necessary to think for themselves and come to their own conclusions. Please understand that this is the spirit of this post. If you’ve never seen the chart (or haven’t ....

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  • Personal Training in Tucson - The Protocol Strength & Conditioning, Llc - Why I Quit Caffeine (Temporarily) - Tucson Personal Training Group Fitness Blog

    Why I Quit Caffeine (Temporarily) - Tucson Personal Training Group Fitness Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner & Founder The rumors are true: I take a two-week break from all things caffeinated twice per year. Enough people have asked, so I thought I’d take some time today to tell you about why I do it. As a side note, I’m typing this on my first day of being back on fully-leaded coffee. Coincidence? Me thinks not. Although this post is about caffeine and coffee, the big-picture message goes far beyond that simple delight most of us enjoy in the morning. Let’s start with the elephant in the room. No, I don’t think coffee is bad for you. If you’re falling for the most recent sensationalist click-bait story about why coffee is bad for you, ....

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