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  • How To Fix Your Crappy Relationship With Food… Part 2 - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    How To Fix Your Crappy Relationship With Food… Part 2 - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder In case you missed part 1, you can check it out by clicking here . For this next installment, I’d like to go down a slightly different rabbit hole. Since this is coming out right around the New Year’s holiday, I thought I’d share something for those who may be taking on some new eating/exercise habits this year. Important note: We’ve made the decision many years ago to not participate in the marketing to the ‘New Year’s resolution’ crowd. Yes, I know that’s weird for a gym. But we are a small facility that caters to the dedicated. I will not dishonor them by flooding the gym every January. If ....

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  • Team Protocol Takes Home 12 State Records, 8 First Place Awards, and Best Lifter Award At The Tucson Strength Classic Powerlifting Meet!

    Team Protocol Takes Home 12 State Records, 8 First Place Awards, and Best Lifter Award At The Tucson Strength Classic Powerlifting Meet!

    After having to take a break from competing in 2020, Team Protocol was back on the platform this year! In today’s post, I’d like to take a moment to highlight some of the great accomplishments of our team. Enjoy! (*all lifts and weight classes have been converted to pounds from kilos) Kristina Bergdahl-Martel had her very first platform experience! In the 123-pound weight class, she squatted 204, benched 100, and deadlifted 242. Awesome work Kristina! Veteran lifter Roxanne Chance had an incredible day with four state records! In the 106-pound weight class and at the tender young age of 66, she had a squat of 127, bench 82.5, 187 deadlift, and 397 total. ....

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  • How To Fix Your Crappy Relationship… With Food - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    How To Fix Your Crappy Relationship… With Food - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder For some folks… diet, food, and bodyweight are very emotionally driven: “I hated the number on the scale, so I went off the plan!” “I loved the number on the scale, so I rewarded myself and went off the plan!” Dieters often worship at the altar of the almighty scale. Good coaches, on the other hand, like to challenge their students to take on process-oriented goals instead of outcome-based ones. For example, “I want to lose 20 pounds” is an outcome goal. An example of a process-driven goal is, “I want to eat 8 different vegetables every day for the next 12 weeks and see what happens.” As a ....

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  • Do I REALLY Need To Keep A Training Log? - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    Do I REALLY Need To Keep A Training Log? - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman - Owner and Founder “The palest ink is better than the best memory” Dan John We frequently get questions regarding how/why to track fitness progress, so I thought I’d take a moment to discuss that in today’s post. Enjoy! First off, I am a strong believer in ‘what gets measured, gets managed’. So, whether it’s workouts, nutrition, household budget, or certain metrics in one’s place of employment, it is absolutely critical to track what’s important. Dave Ramsey says that if you’re not operating on a written household budget, you are just not that serious about getting your financial house in order ....

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  • My Thoughts On Transgender Athletes In Sports... - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    My Thoughts On Transgender Athletes In Sports... - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder *Disclaimer 1* I am not a doctor, and I don’t play one on the internet. Nothing in this article is intended to be medical knowledge or advice. *Disclaimer 2* Warning: Dry article. No name-calling, outrage porn, or political stuff. If you’re looking for a colorful article that further polarizes an already divisive topic, you might as well stop reading here and go click on literally every other article on this subject. The purpose of this post is to provide a closer look at the actual data and numbers that surround this conversation to help you better understand the facts and figures. There is some gentle humor sprinkled in to keep ....

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  • How Do You Know It’s Time To Take A Break? - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    How Do You Know It’s Time To Take A Break? - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder One of the coolest things I’ve noticed recently about us crawling out of the COVID mess is that many of our students are taking summer vacations again! Marie and I just got back from visiting our oldest son and his wife, and it was really nice to get away and unplug for a bit. We have one simple rule for vacations: disconnect from work/home life as much as possible and enjoy the time away. This means little to no social media, tv, work calls/emails, etc. Although sometimes it’s not practical to be 100% unplugged (I still had to work a little on this last trip), the goal remains. Taking a break can also apply to other things besides work. ....

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  • Fast-Food Culture - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    Fast-Food Culture - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder Today’s post comes from a YouTube channel that I follow ( click here to watch the video). His name is Jaspreet Singh and his channel is called the Minority Mindset. He talks mostly about finance, but occasionally goes on various tangents. In the video, he speaks of our ‘fast food culture’ of instant gratification. Oddly enough, the health and wellness world also suffers from ‘fast food culture’, so I thought I’d take a moment to chime in. Enjoy! Symptoms vs Root Cause Don’t get me wrong, modern health care has done some wonderful things for us… especially in the area of emergency medicine. When our ....

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  • What Does Wealthy Mean To You? - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    What Does Wealthy Mean To You? - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder Yes, the title sounds like it has nothing to do with fitness. I swear I’ll get to that… As a young immigrant, my parents and I had an American vision of success that included conventional displays of wealth: fancy clothes, cars, house, etc. I think many Americans are the same. Others have different opinions of wealth that aren’t so flattering… greed, taking advantage of people, etc. Both of these ideas certainly have their flaws. The inspiration for today’s subject came from a Facebook post from Anthony ONeal, a radio personality and best-selling author in the world of finance. His six-word quandary was the ....

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  • Why We Don’t Do “Diets” And Neither Should You - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    Why We Don’t Do “Diets” And Neither Should You - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder Today’s post comes from the FAQ/unpopular opinion file. We frequently get inquiries from new potential clients who are surprised that ‘weight loss’ is not at the top of our menu of services. One of the most common reasons one typically hires a trainer is to shed a few pounds… so it can be rather odd that a facility like ours doesn’t feature this as a top offering. Since this question comes up so frequently, let’s take a moment to answer… Let’s start with the ‘hard talk’… If, when starting an exercise program, the only goal is to make the scale show a smaller number, one will ....

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