NASM : NASM-CPT

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for NASM

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Example Question #1 : Physical And Psychological Assessment

What are the typical resting heart rates for men and women, respectively?

Possible Answers:

70 beats per minute for men; 75 beats per minute for women

65 beats per minute for men; 60 beats per minute for women

55 beats per minute for men; 70 beats per minute for women

80 beats per minute for men; 80 beats per minute for women

Correct answer:

70 beats per minute for men; 75 beats per minute for women

Explanation:

The average resting heart rate for women (75 beats per minute) tends to be a little higher than the average resting heart rate for men (70 beats per minute)

Example Question #2 : Physical And Psychological Assessment

Which of the following are ways in which ATP can be produced? 1. ATP-PC system 2. Glycolysis 3. Oxidative system

Possible Answers:

1 , 2 and 3

1

3

1 and 2

Correct answer:

1 , 2 and 3

Explanation:

All three processes can produce ATP

Example Question #2 : Nasm Cpt

Which of these components of physical fitness is the best predictor or morbidity and mortality?

Possible Answers:

Flexibility

Muscular endurance

Muscular strength

Cardiorespiratory fitness

Correct answer:

Cardiorespiratory fitness

Explanation:

Cardiorespiratory fitness, the ability of the circulatory and respiratory systems to supply oxygen-rich blood, is highly related to morbidity and mortality

Example Question #2 : Nasm Cpt

Testosterone and cortisol increase during what activity?

Possible Answers:

Eating

Sleep

Exposure to sunlight

Exercise

Correct answer:

Exercise

Explanation:

The levels of both chemicals increase with exercise

Example Question #3 : Physical And Psychological Assessment

Which word(s) best describes the body's frame which is comprised of bones and joints?

Possible Answers:

Skeletal system

Nervous system

Joints

Ligaments

Correct answer:

Skeletal system

Explanation:

The skeletal system is the body's frame which is comprised of bones and joints

Example Question #2 : Physical And Psychological Assessment

What is the name of the test in which a person assumes a push-up position with his/her hands on two pieces of tape about 36 inches apart and alternates touching their left hand to their right hand and vice versa?

Possible Answers:

Flexibility test

Davies test

Squat strength assessment

Shark test

Correct answer:

Davies test

Explanation:

The Davies test is commonly used to measure upper extremity agility and stabilization

Example Question #1 : Exercise Technique

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

Possible Answers:

Increased heart and respiratory rate

Increased psychological preparation

Direct hypertrophy of the muscles that are warmed up

Increased tissue temperature

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 bicep and the quadriceps

The rear delt and the gastrocnemius

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 #2 : Nasm Cpt

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 #3 : Nasm Cpt

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

Active-isolated stretching

Static 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

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