Personal Training Study

In this section, I will be helping people study for their personal training certification exam. I have study materials such as study guides, practice tests and flashcards for all of the major personal training certifications such as the NASM CPT, ACE CPT, ISSA CPT, and the CSCS (With more to come!) Instead of this category page, you should be using the certification study hub which will be kept more up-to-date.

Currently, here are the free study materials for personal training certifications on my website.

ACSM CPT Chapter 15: Cardiorespiratory Training Programs

Chapter Objectives: Know the cardiovascular exercise guideline development over time. Use the FITT-VP principles of prescribing exercise for cardiovascular training. Know the physiological basis for the cool down and warm up. Be able to use the metabolic equations and MET values for finding workload. General Training Principles Cardiorespiratory endurance is the ability for someone to …

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ACSM CPT Chapter 14: Resistance Training Programs

Chapter Objectives:  Learn the principles of resistance training. Go over the how and why of the performance of resistance training. Make, evaluate, and use programs of resistance training. Evaluate the needs and progress of client’s resistance training. The History and Science behind Resistance Training Progressive resistance training was experimented with for injured soldiers after the …

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ACSM CPT Chapter 13: Comprehensive Program Design

Chapter Objectives: Discuss the physiological benefits for comprehensive exercise programs. Know the comprehensive exercise program components. Learn about the options for advanced training. Know the anatomy of exercise session. Benefits of a Comprehensive Exercise Program Physiological Benefits Improvement in Cardiovascular and Respiratory Function When we do aerobic activities that utilize our large muscle groups over …

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ACSM CPT Chapter 12: Client Fitness Assessments

Chapter Objectives:  Know the right sequence of choosing fitness assessments. Show information on performing basic related physical fitness assessments that are common for the personal training field. These are tests like: Taking someone’s blood pressure and heart rate. The body composition, including weight, height, BMI, waist and hip circumference, skinfold measures, and bioelectrical impedance. Cardiovascular …

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ACSM CPT Chapter 10: The Initial Client Consultation

Chapter Objectives:  Know the attributes of relationship marketing and how those attributes relate to the first and the following appointments with clients. Know the critical attributes of great customer service and hospitality. Find the nonverbal skills that are required to successfully engage clients during the appointments. Get comfortable with using the client centered approach for …

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