NASM : Exercise and Nutritional Regiment Planning

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for NASM

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Exercise And Nutritional Regiment Planning

After 8 weeks of training, how much can children expect to improve strength levels by?

Possible Answers:

60-75%

5%

100%

30-40%

Correct answer:

30-40%

Explanation:

A review of recent literature suggests that untrained children can improve strength levels by an average of 30-40% after 8 weeks of progressive resistance training

Example Question #2 : Exercise And Nutritional Regiment Planning

How many liters of water should sedentary men and women, respectively, consume daily.

Possible Answers:

2.5, 1.8

4, 3.2

3, 2.2

5.5, 3.8

Correct answer:

3, 2.2

Explanation:

It is recommended that sedentary men consume 3L and women 2.2L of water

Example Question #3 : Exercise And Nutritional Regiment Planning

What percent of calories consumed should be from lipids?

Possible Answers:

35-50%

10-20%

20-35%

50%-65%

Correct answer:

20-35%

Explanation:

According to the Institute of Medicine, fat intake should contitute 20-35% of an adults total caloric intake

Example Question #4 : Exercise And Nutritional Regiment Planning

Stage training is a programming system that uses different heart training zones. How many stages does it include?

Possible Answers:

2

3

5

4

Correct answer:

3

Explanation:

Stage training involves a three-stage programming system that uses different heart training zones

Example Question #5 : Exercise And Nutritional Regiment Planning

In which stage of the stages of change model have people formed a change in their behavior for over six months?

Possible Answers:

Maintenance

Action

Contemplation

Preparation

Correct answer:

Maintenance

Explanation:

Maintenance is when a client has been consistently exercising regularly for over six months

Example Question #6 : Exercise And Nutritional Regiment Planning

Marty exercised 12 times last month, and exercised the same number of times each week. What is Marty's weekly exercise frequency? (Assume 4 full weeks in a month)

Possible Answers:

12 times/month

4 times/week

3 times/week

.6 times/day

Correct answer:

3 times/week

Explanation:

If we assume that there are 4 weeks in a month and that Marty exercised the same number of times per week, we can calculate weekly frequency using 12/4=3 times/week

Example Question #7 : Exercise And Nutritional Regiment Planning

It is recommended that adults should spend 150 minutes every week doing moderate-intensity aerobic exercise or ____ minutes every week doing vigorous-intensity aerobic activity

Possible Answers:

30

90

75

60

Correct answer:

75

Explanation:

75 minutes of high intensity has been found to bring about the same benefits as 150 minutes of moderate intensity

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