Questions Answered by LaRue

In flexibility training is one set of stretches sufficient or should I have clients repeat the set several times?

9 Answers | Asked by Erin Logan 1338 days ago
Answered by LaRue Cook 1338 days ago
Hi Erin! A very good question. When I'm training a client for flexibility, I generally pay more attention to "duration... read more

A doubt about a PT's or physician's exercise prescription

10 Answers | Asked by Karin Singleton 1342 days ago
Answered by LaRue Cook 1341 days ago
DO NOT interfere with the professional medical relationship of your client and his/her licensed healthcare provider. In... read more

Do you allow people to workout on your fitness equipment and with your free weights with the "barefoot/five finger" shoes?

18 Answers | Asked by Kelly Serfas Bower 1344 days ago
Answered by LaRue Cook 1343 days ago
The whole "proper shoes" policy is really intended to deal with three main issues in my mind (prevent slips, reduce the ... read more

What do you look for in a personal trainer?

11 Answers | Asked by Carolyn Thompson 1344 days ago
Answered by LaRue Cook 1343 days ago
From a client perspective, what I think are some of the most important qualities (in no particular order) are: good com... read more

How long do you have your clients keep a food log?

12 Answers | Asked by Jocelyn Martin 1344 days ago
Answered by LaRue Cook 1344 days ago
If I have one of my clients keep a food log, it's usually for a few days to a week. My goal is to get them to start to ... read more

What are your best sleep ideas for someone that has no problem getting to sleep but always wakes up at 3:00am in the morning?

5 Answers | Asked by Patricia Long 1347 days ago
Answered by LaRue Cook 1346 days ago
A couple of ideas would be to read or write when you are up at this hour. One of the worse things to do is to watch tel... read more

I have been off my feet since Memorial Day due to an injury and am gaining weight. Any weightloss ideas? Help!

10 Answers | Asked by Sherry Moore 1347 days ago
Answered by LaRue Cook 1347 days ago
Hi Sherry. The specifics of my answer would greatly depend upon what the issue is and why you cannot exercise using you... read more

What's the most effective way for tall, skinny, active guys to gain muscle mass?

10 Answers | Asked by Sandra Possing 1383 days ago
Answered by LaRue Cook 1347 days ago
I worked with a very thin musician whose goal was to add muscle weight. We went from 117 pounds to 145 and it made a wo... read more

How do you build strength/mass in your legs with little or no load on the spine?

9 Answers | Asked by Shane Mclean 1347 days ago
Answered by LaRue Cook 1347 days ago
Exercises such as leg press, leg curls, leg extensions and even dumbbell squats and lunges will help in this regard. ... read more

What is the hardest exercise to teach?

14 Answers | Asked by Shane Mclean 1384 days ago
Answered by LaRue Cook 1347 days ago
My initial answer would be pretty much any multi-joint, resisted exercise that the client has not performed before. As ... read more