October Issue – Sports Conditioning Newsletter

Hello everyone! Fall is in full force with cool evenings and pleasant day temperatures. I hope that everyone is enjoying the beginning of Fall colors and our last “warm” days before Winter arrives. Here’s a copy of my most recent Sports Conditioning newsletter (October, 2011). Enjoy, and as always, please feel free to share it with your friends, and to contact me if you have any questions.

Yours in Health and Fitness
LaRue
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New Logo

We are excited to let our readers, clients and fans know that we have a new logo! After reviewing several new designs, we have settled on this new logo for our company. We feel it expresses the strength, power and passion that we bring to ALL of our client interactions and training sessions – no matter what our clients’ fitness goals may be (e.g. corporate/employee wellness, sports conditioning, general fitness for everyday life. We hope that you like this new logo, and encourage you to look for it in our future company advertisements and informational pieces.

Your in Health and Fitness.

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August Newsletter

For those of you who did not receive a copy of my August, 2011 newsletter, but are interested in sports conditioning, exercise and fitness, here is a copy for you. Please be sure to subscribe to this newsletter by sending an email to lecfitness@yahoo.com (add to Subject line “Subscribe to Newsletter”) to ensure that you don’t miss future issues. Thanks and enjoy!LLCSCNewsletter1

We R Athletes is Up and Out!

My film project “We R Athletes” is finally completed and I’ve been busily submitting this short documentary to film festivals around the country. Here is a link to a short 1-minute trailer on the movie – enjoy, and let me know what you think!

Here is my short synopsis of the film:

Are female athletes real athletes?  This may seem like a silly question to some, but to our mothers and their mothers before them, it’s one that they often faced. Take a look at today’s female athletes and there should be little doubt – these are true athletes!  Yet, for many years, girls and women who played sports were considered just that “girls and women playing!”

Female athletes are a strong, dedicated and inspiring group – as much, if not more so, as their male counterparts. This film takes a brief look at just how far our female athletes have come in improving their participation in sports through proper strength and conditioning, and how far they have yet to go.  The benefits of reaching their potential by becoming the strong and confident young women, mothers and role models are many, and transcend the most obvious physical strength that they gain.

This film celebrates the accomplishments of female athletes by taking a multi-generational look at how female athletes have evolved over the years and are finally becoming recognized as the true athletes that they are — that they always have been.

Film Trailer: We R Athletes!

Shoulder Injuries for Swimmers

In a recently published article, a researcher reported that swimmers can suffer an injury known as “swimmer’s shoulder.” The researcher notes that the cause of this injury is quite often overuse. See the link attached to my blog for the full article.

Link to Article:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_114636.html

Overuse injuries are preventable or at least can be reduced by smart training. Training to help reduce your risk of shoulder issues is SMART, and is a subject that I’ve addressed in my article “Shoulders, Core and Legs: The Three Keys to Great Throwing, Striking and Racquet Sports Performance for Female Athletes” for an online educational publication for fitness professionals. I also address this issue in my Kindle eBook “You Throw Girl: A Guide to Stronger Shoulders and Core for Female Athletes.”

I’m a big proponent of PREVENTION rather than CURE! One very important message to swimmers that comes out of this article is that you should supplement your swim training with WEIGHT (or resistance) training! I couldn’t have said it better myself!

Yours in Health and Fitness,
LaRue

New Television Programming

I am in the development stages of producing a brand new cable television show on health, wellness, strength training, sports conditioning, exercise for girls and women. I’m in the brainstorming stage, and would love to get feedback from those of you out there with an interest in female fitness and strength and conditioning. What kinds of things and topics would interest you? Drop me a line here or email me at lecfitness@yahoo.com Thanks much! I’d like to make this show as interesting as possible to the viewers.

Film Update

Today I met with the Director of my film and I am thrilled to report that it is now COMPLETE! My film — a short documentary on sports conditioning for female athletes — has been a year-long road but an interesting and very satisfying journey! I’ve learned a lot in writing this –my first — film. Next steps are readying the film for submission to various film festivals — STAY TUNED!