LaRue Cook

Alexandria, VA 22315

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How do you feel about how Personal Trainers are portrayed on TV reality shows?

8 Answers | Asked by Debbie Russell on Aug 16, 2011

Answered by LaRue Cook on Aug 16, 2011

For the most part, I don't really like the way personal trainers are portrayed there. The "in your face," tough love, barking orders, style of most of them may grab the viewers' attention, and be sensational for television, but quite frankly in my now 18-years' of training experience (yikes!) I find...

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Would you consider "Aerobic Classes" as a dated term?

19 Answers | Asked by Serena Pharr on Aug 03, 2011

Answered by LaRue Cook on Aug 16, 2011

I don't know that I would call it a "dated" term since I still hear it basically everyday. The term is bandied about in gyms, you can type and search the term on the internet, and even well-respected journals utilize the term. I don't have a real problem with the term since for many lay-people it's...

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Advice for Newcomers

11 Answers | Asked by Ryan Halvorson on Aug 05, 2011

Answered by LaRue Cook on Aug 16, 2011

Understand that it's impossible to know everything and so be kind to yourself. Allow yourself the "luxury" of admitting to yourself and a client that you don't know something, but be ready and willing to find out. No one is an expert on EVERYTHING! LaRue, CSCS www.lecfitness.com lecfitness@ya...

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What is your personal credo?

7 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Aug 11, 2011

Answered by LaRue Cook on Aug 16, 2011

To remain optimistic no matter what the circumstance. To have fun. To teach as well as learn. And to do the best I can when taking on a task. LaRue, CSCS www.lecfitness.com lecfitness@yahoo.com

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What are some of you're FAVORITE exercises based on both likability and effectiveness?

13 Answers | Asked by Debra Denimarck on Aug 14, 2011

Answered by LaRue Cook on Aug 16, 2011

For cardio conditioning for my sport (tennis) I like anything that's high-intensity with a work-to-rest ratio mimicking a typical point/game. Suicides, rolling sprints, line hops, medicine ball mini-tennis are just a few of my favorites! LaRue, CSCS www.lecfitness.com lecfitness@yahoo.com

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Favorite Resources

8 Answers | Asked by Shane Fennelly on Aug 15, 2011

Answered by LaRue Cook on Aug 16, 2011

I like the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of Strngth and Conditioning Research (NSCA). I also like research articles through ACSM. I refer often to Nancy Clark's books on eating and diet as well. LaRue, CSCS www.lecfitness.com lecfitness@yahoo.com

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How can we get adults to feel comfortable letting go and just "play" again?

9 Answers | Asked by Kelly Howe on Aug 16, 2011

Answered by LaRue Cook on Aug 16, 2011

One way that I accomplish this is by actually playing some fitness games as part of their training session. You absolutely RIGHT, most of the adult clients that I do this with just beam when it's "game time." They love it, AND they get a good workout. Doing this a few times, actually finds them a...

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How do you "unplug" or unwind after a stressful time?

15 Answers | Asked by Mindy Lee on Aug 14, 2011

Answered by LaRue Cook on Aug 14, 2011

Music! It's a great way to "escape" the moment and allow my mind to relax and wander. LaRue, CSCS www.lecfitness.com lecfitness@yahoo.com

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Is their really such thing as over stretching?

5 Answers | Asked by Sergio Armenta on Jul 13, 2011

Answered by LaRue Cook on Aug 13, 2011

Yes, you can over-stretch. For example, one of the dangers of conducting PNF stretching can be overstretching to the point of injury if you are not very careful since this technique basically overcomes your body's natural stretch reflex. I hope this helps. LaRue, CSCS www.lecfitness.com lec...

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Thank you for the overwhelming response to the 'Can you really tone your abdominals without doing crunches?' . question.

5 Answers | Asked by Soraya Parr on Jul 29, 2011

Answered by LaRue Cook on Aug 13, 2011

You're quite welcomed Soraya. I think that this is a wonderful forum for asking questions and exchanging ideas. I look forward to seeing more of your questions. LaRue, CSCS www.lecfitness.com lecfitness@yahoo.com

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