NASM : Physical and Psychological Assessment

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for NASM

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Physical And Psychological Assessment

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

Possible Answers:

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

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

65 beats per minute for men; 60 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:

3

1 , 2 and 3

1 and 2

1

Correct answer:

1 , 2 and 3

Explanation:

All three processes can produce ATP

Example Question #3 : Physical And Psychological Assessment

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

Possible Answers:

Muscular strength

Cardiorespiratory fitness

Muscular endurance

Flexibility

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 #1 : Physical And Psychological Assessment

Testosterone and cortisol increase during what activity?

Possible Answers:

Sleep

Exercise

Exposure to sunlight

Eating

Correct answer:

Exercise

Explanation:

The levels of both chemicals increase with exercise

Example Question #1 : Physical And Psychological Assessment

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

Possible Answers:

Joints

Nervous system

Skeletal system

Ligaments

Correct answer:

Skeletal system

Explanation:

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

Example Question #6 : 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

Shark test

Squat strength assessment

Davies test

Correct answer:

Davies test

Explanation:

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

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