LaRue Cook

Alexandria, VA 22315

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What kind of fitness experience are people looking for?

11 Answers | Asked by Brenda Lewis on Aug 31, 2011

Answered by LaRue Cook on Aug 31, 2011

Hi Brenda. I'm assuming that you want to know what clients are looking for in the way of fitness experience? If so, I think that the answer to this question really depends on the client. Clients come in all sizes, shapes, and fitness goals (needs). The type of experience that they are looking for...

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What's the biggest obstacle to exercise for people who are overweight?

23 Answers | Asked by Ingrid Wentzel on Aug 29, 2011

Answered by LaRue Cook on Aug 29, 2011

Hi Ingrid. This is a great question, and one with a multi-faceted answer. But since you asked for ONE obstacle, I'd say the biggest one if the overweight person's HEAD. Convincing themselves that they CAN and SHOULD do this (begin exercise that is) is a major first obstacle for most of the overwei...

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What motivates you?

13 Answers | Asked by Dana Connelly on Aug 28, 2011

Answered by LaRue Cook on Aug 29, 2011

Learning new things and teaching or helping others with the knowledge and skills that I've acquired. LaRue, CSCS www.lecfitness.com lecfitness@yahoo.com

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What are the must things to do as a trainer to make the training experience a 5 star experience for my clients.

14 Answers | Asked by sizwe gumede on Aug 29, 2011

Answered by LaRue Cook on Aug 29, 2011

Hi Sizwe. Here are just a few of the "things" that I would suggest. Be "present" and in the moment for the entire time that you are working with your client! This means having good listening and other "communication" skills (e.g. talking, showing, watching). Show a genuine interest in your client...

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At what point should you change the exercises in your workout routine (weeks, months etc)?

21 Answers | Asked by Gus Aguirre on May 10, 2011

Answered by LaRue Cook on Aug 28, 2011

I usually change my workout routine for myself, and those for my clients, every workout. However, as for a general answer to your question I would say when EITHER, your workouts are getting boring/stale (i.e. mental staleness), or when you are no longer making progress (physical staleness or platea...

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What are the benefits of doing supersets in a routine?

6 Answers | Asked by Gus Aguirre on Aug 27, 2011

Answered by LaRue Cook on Aug 28, 2011

Hi Gus. I would add to what Joanne has said above. I work with a lot of athletes, and I agree with her comment that this type of training is not for everyone. I like it because it also helps my client to ensure a certain degree of symmetry in that when used to work opposing muscle groups, it's a ...

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Which is better for strength training: large fitness equipment or my body weight?

17 Answers | Asked by Joy Keller on Aug 26, 2011

Answered by LaRue Cook on Aug 26, 2011

Hi Joy. I did not take a look at your profile before answering your question, so iI am answering this question as if the response is intended for you directly. One of the primary principles of resistance or strength training is the "overload principle." Simply stated, this principle states that...

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Will liability insurance cover you if you don't have a business license?

8 Answers | Asked by Jason Carrillo on Aug 26, 2011

Answered by LaRue Cook on Aug 26, 2011

Hi Jason. This is a question that you should ask your insurance agent. But, more importantly, first things first. You need to check with your local government agency (it's usually listed as something like "Business Licenses" or something like that) to see if they require you to have one. The ans...

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If you have had a hard time working out consistantly over the years, what is one way to get you back on track?

7 Answers | Asked by Jason Pelletier on Aug 26, 2011

Answered by LaRue Cook on Aug 26, 2011

Hi Jason. I've been fortunate over the years to not have had this problem. However, my advice to clients who experience this problem is to simply START SOMEWHERE! As they say, "a journey starts with the first step," so creating a new habit or getting back into an old one, starts with your DOING S...

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Is there a special diet or super foods that can help get that six pack?

7 Answers | Asked by Gus Aguirre on Aug 25, 2011

Answered by LaRue Cook on Aug 26, 2011

Despite the many claims out there, in my opinion, there really is no "super food" that's going to do this for you. As Karin suggests, hard work, eating right (aka healthy), and consistency is the real "recipe" for you. I hope this helps. LaRue, CSCS www.lecfitness.com lecfitness@yahoo.com

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