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  • Here’s to 2021! A Personal Message From Jerry... Tucson Personal Training Blog

    Here’s to 2021! A Personal Message From Jerry... Tucson Personal Training Blog

    2020 started off with my wife and I getting food poisoning on New Year’s Eve, and finished with me spending three days laid up with a tweaked lower back (happens to the best of us. Luckily, I was able to get on the other side of it fairly quickly and am now back in action). Everything in between wasn’t much better: My beloved dog died, I had a painful surgery on the top of my head (#cancersucks), business was shut down twice, and even when it was open, operations were anything but normal. I’ve been known as a ‘glass is half full’ guy, but last year was tough for that. I feel like I’ve aged 10 years in the last 12 months. We usually preach a message ....

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  • How Often Should I Work Out If I’m Over 40? - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    How Often Should I Work Out If I’m Over 40? - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder Today’s post comes from the FAQ file. There are many conflicting opinions on this topic. My answer comes from many years and thousands of test subjects… plus my own experiences. So, yes, my answer to this question is anecdotal. But anecdotal based on lots and lots of evidence. Enjoy… Let’s start with the TL:DR version of this post. If you’re over 40, you probably need to train every day. … … … … … … … … … Are they gone? Ok… now that the unwashed masses have clicked off of this post, we can get to the good stuff… When I was a ....

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  • 2020… The Quiz You Should Have Been Studying For - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    2020… The Quiz You Should Have Been Studying For - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder Ten years ago, I went through one of the single most trying times of my life. I won’t go into details, but since then, almost nothing in my life has been the same. In the midst of it all, I didn’t think I would ever live to see it through. But, of course… I did. We all go through these seasons in our lives. Many of us are going through one now. As I’ve written in the past, some of the most beautiful things in the world come from discomfort – a sort of tension if you will. There are countless examples, but to name a few… Our bodies will atrophy if we just sit around and do nothing… we must put them ....

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  • 10 Years Strong – Why Now Is The Best Time To Join Us! - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    10 Years Strong – Why Now Is The Best Time To Join Us! - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder When this year began, I was feeling pretty optimistic… we were cruising into our tenth year in business and everything was looking awesome. I was getting an early start thinking about what kind of party I wanted to throw in August for our big 10-year anniversary. Then COVID was like, “Hold my beer…” Many businesses don’t make it to year five, and of the ones that do, an even smaller number make ten. My optimism waned quickly as the drama of 2020 began to unfold. For a while I was wondering if we’d even make it. March was a scary month. April was even scarier. We did what every other business did: we pivoted. ....

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  • Unconditional Love - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    Unconditional Love - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder Today’s post may seem a little out of character for me. As someone who considers himself a ‘writer’, I often use this as a type of therapy. If you choose to continue reading, thank you for humoring me… Last week, Marie and I had to say goodbye to our beloved dog, Sadie. Not only was she a treasured member of our family, but she also spent time at the gym, so this loss was felt by many in The Protocol family as well. She wandered into my life about six and a half years ago while helping my dad unload a storage unit in the middle of nowhere. Someone had dumped her off there. She was skinny, dirty, and very hungry. The picture ....

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  • Another Type Of Fasting - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    Another Type Of Fasting - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder I’m writing this post while on “vacation.” I use quotes because pretty much anywhere you travel, you basically sit around and do the same stuff you would be doing at home. Because of this, my wife and dog decided to get out of the heat and head up to the mountains. We’ve been here for almost a week and there is something just awesome about getting away to the cool trees, staying in a cabin, and doing very little for a week. On our way out of town, we decided we were going to fast this entire week. No, not the food type of fasting (too many good restaurants up here). Instead, we were going to have a one-week media fast: No ....

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  • What COVID19 Taught Us About Diets - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    What COVID19 Taught Us About Diets - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    These last few months have sure been interesting, haven’t they? We have all been inundated with more information than we can possibly digest (most of it contradicting itself), and at some point, we will be in a place where we can look back and see what we’ve learned. Hopefully, we can use this information to come up with a better plan for if/when this happens again. As stated before, my intention is to stay in my lane. So, I’d like to share with you a thought about how our experience with the coronavirus can help us evaluate dieting for the better. The major point I’m trying to make
    – During this pandemic, we got to see how the exact same virus has had ....

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  • How Mask Wearing Can Affect Your Neck And Posture - Tucson Massage Therapist Blog

    How Mask Wearing Can Affect Your Neck And Posture - Tucson Massage Therapist Blog

    Today we have a guest post from our Licensed Massage Therapist (and miracle worker!) Terry Hall. Since returning to work, she has noticed an interesting pattern in her clients, stemming mostly form mask wearing. We asked her to share some of her observations in hopes we can all benefit from them. Enjoy! The last few months have been a whirlwind for many of us. I hope you’ve all stayed healthy and safe through it all! I’d like to talk about the effects of wearing a mask and what it may be doing to our posture. Some are wearing them for long periods of time, others are just wearing them when visiting places. Regardless, here’s what I’m finding with people ....

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  • No Matter What, Keep Moving - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    No Matter What, Keep Moving - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    By Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder There’s no doubt most of you are pretty bummed out about your gym STILL being closed. For many of us, it’s our drug of choice, best anti-depressant, and thing we do that prevents us from going nuts… and now it’s closed. There’s an ugly underbelly to this pandemic that most are uncomfortable talking about, and it’s just how much obesity plays a role in poor COVID-19 outcomes. As an owner of a gym, I suppose I’m the one to jump on this grenade. My message today serves as a ray of light, as well as a warning to those who may have chosen to not take better care of themselves, and are now faced with potential ....

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  • How To Train During A Quarantine - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    How To Train During A Quarantine - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    How To Train During A Quarantine The following is a heavily revised post I wrote almost exactly two years ago. It now appears that it was ahead of its time! In most areas, all gyms have been forced to close in an effort to stop the spread of COVID19. I am not a medical professional, and am committed to ‘staying in my lane’. Therefore, I’ve chosen to not make comments about the virus itself (if you’d like to read more about that, please take a look at literally everything else on the internet right now). What I would like to talk about is how to train at home. Disclaimer:
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