NASM : Exercise Technique

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for NASM

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Exercise Technique

Which of these is not a benefit of a warm-up?

Possible Answers:

Increased heart and respiratory rate

Increased tissue temperature

Direct hypertrophy of the muscles that are warmed up

Increased psychological preparation

Correct answer:

Direct hypertrophy of the muscles that are warmed up

Explanation:

Hypertrophy, the building of muscles, is not a goal of warm-up; a warm-up is used to increase heart rate and temperature to provide an effective transition into exercise

Example Question #2 : Exercise Technique

Which of these muscle pairings can exhibit reciprocal inhibition and altered reciprocal inhibition?

Possible Answers:

The bicep and triceps

The rear delt and the gastrocnemius

The bicep and the quadriceps

The pectoral and hamstring

Correct answer:

The bicep and triceps

Explanation:

The bicep and triceps are the only agonist and antagonist pairings of muscles from the given options

Example Question #3 : Exercise Technique

Which of these is not a main goal of plyometric training?

Possible Answers:

Improve functional eccentric strength

Increase rate of force production

Increase maximal heart rate

Enhance neuromuscular efficiency

Correct answer:

Increase maximal heart rate

Explanation:

Increasing maximal heart rate is not one of the main goals of plyometric training which mostly focuses on developing explosive and quick movement

Example Question #4 : Exercise Technique

What kind of stretching involves applying force to tender areas using implements such as a foam roll?

Possible Answers:

Self-myofascial release stretching

Dynamic stretching

Static stretching

Active-isolated stretching

Correct answer:

Self-myofascial release stretching

Explanation:

Self-myofascial release (SMR) stretching often uses implements such as a foam roller to apply force to tender and sore areas of the body

Example Question #5 : Exercise Technique

Which sensory receptor will sense a muscle being stretched?

Possible Answers:

Mechanoreceptor

Muscle spindles

Joint receptor

Chemoreceptor

Correct answer:

Muscle spindles

Explanation:

Muscle spindles are sensory receptors that run parallel to muscle fibers, therefore they are sensitive to when the fibers contract and stretch

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