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  • Is Functional Training Still A Thing? - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    Is Functional Training Still A Thing? - Tucson Personal Trainer Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder You’ll have to excuse me, I might spend a little too much time cooped up in my 4 walls and things tend to slip past me, but I found myself stuck in a conversation recently where the topic of ‘functional training’ came up. I asked a simple question, “What do you mean by functional training?” The answer was vague to the point of being useless. “Functional training” has almost become like the word “core” or “Nazi.” It’s been used to describe so many things that, at this point, it can’t describe anything. I will confess, however, for a lack of better terminology, I do sometimes ....

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  • Absorb What Is Useful, Reject What Is Useless - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    Absorb What Is Useful, Reject What Is Useless - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder “Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless.” “Using no way as the way, accept no limitation as limitation.” Bruce Lee The two quotes in today’s post were introduced to me by our fellow coach, Chad Robinson. The “using no way as the way” quote has been the signature line on his email for as long as I’ve known him. Honestly, although I’ve always admired and respected Bruce Lee’s wisdom, that quote never made a lot of sense to me until recently. In the fitness world, it’s not a lack of information that holds us back, but rather TOO MUCH information that causes many people to suffer ....

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  • Guest Post - Suicide By Habit - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    Guest Post - Suicide By Habit - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    <Today’s post is a guest blog form a colleague of mine, Brandon Shewbert. We met at an instructor’s certification a number of years ago and have stayed in touch through the wonders of social media. He is based out of Vancouver, Washington and is in the process of writing a book. This post is an excerpt. His message puts a fine point on one of our main founding principles, and I hope it resonates with you as much as it did with me. Enjoy!>



    Suicide by Habit
    By: Brandon Shewbert How many people do you know that gave up on living long before they died? This may be difficult to think about, but how many people do ....

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  • Why People Don't Like Facts - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    Why People Don't Like Facts - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder In some ways, the internet has done wonderful things to enhance the quality of our lives. In other ways, not so much… How awesome is it to carry a little device around in your pocket that allows you to find the answer to virtually any imaginable question at a moment’s notice? That is some Jetsons stuff right there! (side note: if you’ve read this blog often enough, you know that I still use a flip phone. Just play along…) However, with these great innovations come a dark side as well. Two things stick out here:
    Internet trolling
    The human psyche’s strong disdain for facts that are inconsistent with their ....

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  • How To Spot A Fake Rolex - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    How To Spot A Fake Rolex - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman - Owner and Founder What does this subject have to do with exercise/nutrition? More than you might imagine. Have you ever fallen for something that, in hindsight, you realized was pretty dumb? I have. Many times. I suppose that’s one of the cool things about getting older… attaining new levels of wisdom. Wisdom is very different from book smarts and street smarts, and it seems like the only way to attain it is with time. Trial and error are great teachers. In my programming presentations during workshops, I always say that if success leaves clues… failure leaves step-by-step detailed instruction. As a business owner, husband, strength coach, and ....

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  • Interest vs Commitment - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    Interest vs Commitment - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder This post is part 2 of a previous post. Click Here
    if you missed it. I may ruffle some feathers when I say this, but after doing this coaching thing for over 15 years now, I’ve gotten to a point where I can almost tell in the first ten minutes of talking with someone whether or not they will be a good student in our facility, and/or will get the results they are looking for. Yes, on occasion I get proven wrong, but it’s very rare. In today’s post I’m going to share with you what the ‘tell’ is. Why would I share this on a blog post? Well, there’s a mindset component that I think can help you take on ....

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  • I Just Wanna Tone Up A Little... - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    I Just Wanna Tone Up A Little... - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder The title of today’s post, in the world of serious trainers and coaches, is analogous to the sound of nails on a chalkboard. I’m sure every profession has something like this: A couple coming into a busy restaurant on a Saturday night and asking for a, “Quiet table.” A client going to a hair salon with a photo of a woman that looks nothing like her saying, “Can you do me up like her?” A lead pastor of a church finds out a family who has been attending for years is leaving because the church that just opened down the street has better coffee and a rock-climbing wall for the kids. They tell the pastor, ....

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  • How Balanced Are You? - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    How Balanced Are You? - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder In our recent post
    about massage therapy, we spoke about how many of us have a difficult time finding balance between tension/relaxation in our lives as well as our training. In today’s post, I’d like to take a moment to put a finer point on what was brewing in my head on that. My first deep dive into this topic came from a woman who made one of the biggest impacts on our system and training methodology, Bea Bolan. Among many other things, Bea taught Tai Chi for many years. A number of us at The Protocol got to experience her as an instructor as well as a mentor. Last month marks 3 years since we lost her, but her legacy lives on ....

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  • How You Derive Comfort Says A Lot About You - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    How You Derive Comfort Says A Lot About You - Tucson Personal Training Blog

    By: Jerry Trubman, Owner and Founder The inspiration for today’s post came from an unsuspecting place… the toilet. Wait. Wait. I can explain… For those who don’t know, I’m a bit of a Jack-Of-All-Trades. I’m a licensed Realtor and although the fitness world keeps me pretty busy, my alter ego stays busy in the world of real estate. I’ve actually been doing real estate longer than I’ve been in the fitness business (it’s my backup plan for when they successfully teach robots to coach people). Anyway, some of you may be too young to remember this, but not long ago toilets used to look quite different than they do today. They were round ....

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  • What To Look For In A Massage Therapist - Tucson Massage Therapy Blog

    What To Look For In A Massage Therapist - Tucson Massage Therapy Blog

    Today we have a guest post by our massage therapist Terry Hall. It may sound like a shameless plug for massage therapy service… that’s because it is (I see no point in lying to you). Before you write it off, however, I’d like you to ponder something as you read it: I’ve heard it said before that there is no such thing as ‘over-training’, there is only ‘under-recovering’, and I couldn’t agree more. Earlier this month, I had the privilege of attending a two-day seminar by Pavel Tsatsouline on the subject of breathing and recovery called Second Wind. The name of Pavel’s organization is ‘Strong First’, and the question ....

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