Free ISSA Cheat Sheet 2023 - Reduce Study Time Significantly

Hello everyone, Coach Tyler here!

Welcome to the PTPioneer page for the International Sports Sciences Association, otherwise known as ISSA, personal training certification cheat sheet!

Within this page of the ISSA CPT Exam Prep Hub, you will find the following:

An easy-to-use, downloadable PDF ISSA quick sheet
How to navigate and use this ISSA cheat sheet pages in your studies
Next steps in your ISSA exam prep journey

Don’t hesitate to get your copy of the ISSA exam cheat sheet and ISSA study plan.

When used along with other ISSA study materials, such as the ISSA study guide, ISSA practice exams, workbook, and ISSA flashcards, there’s no doubt you’ll pass your final exam.

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Now, let’s skip right ahead to this ISSA Cheat Sheet page!

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Cheat Sheet Download

If you didn’t do so already, click the button below to get an email sent to you to download this incredibly useful, high-quality PDF format of the ISSA Cheat Sheet.

Along with the cheat sheet, I also offer an excellent downloadable ISSA Study Plan in PDF format to help with the organization of your studies.

Most fitness professionals know the true value of organization regarding notes and studying for certifications in the fitness industry.

These study materials are all free and just require you to put in your email to receive them, as this is the best and safest way to download our materials.

What is a Cheat Sheet?

A cheat sheet is a single-page document containing the most important information, especially the ones which are harder to remember, and they are a good test-taking resource.

Unlike the ACSM, NASM, and NSCA certification exams, the ISSA CPT exam is open-book, so you can definitely benefit from having your ISSA Cheat Sheet nearby.

Having all the information on one page makes everything easier to find, so there’s no flipping through gazillions of pages to get to what you need.

So if you want to know what to bring to the ISSA exam, it’s an organized sheet such as this.

The PTPioneer ISSA cheat sheet can give good ideas for your own version of a cheat sheet, too.

Perhaps I may not cover the exact materials verbatim from the textbook, and that’s where you can pick and choose some of the PTPioneer information if needed.

Cheat sheets are proven to be quite useful in studying for not only memorization purposes but for the act of memorizing where each piece of information is located.

And this alone activates the memory in ways that benefit your overall learning.

As you may already know from your course, ISSA covers many important topics such as kinesiology and the human body, strength training adaptations, repetitions, creating workout programs, exercise intensity, periodization, weight loss, anabolism and catabolism, supplements, and more.

So if you’re unsure of, say, what the agonist muscle is in a push-up, you could learn about agonists and antagonists in training, and select “triceps” as the correct answer.

The ISSA cheat sheet is the last of the recommended four main types of study materials outside of the study plan and pairs well with the other ISSA personal training test preparation materials.

All of these work to cut down your overall study time.

Sports medicine is an intense field, which is why this cheat sheet exists.

Typically, the best use of the cheat sheet for ISSA exam prep is as a tool during practice test questions and just prior to the final certification exam to memorize the right materials.

Where does this PTPioneer ISSA Cheat Sheet come from?

Not from social media – that’s for sure!

The cheat sheet that is used here on PTPioneer actually comes from Trainer Academy which makes premium study materials for all of the top organizations and the most popular fitness certifications, such as the ISSA CPT, which is covered here for free.

The premium study materials are much more in-depth, and they include a pass guarantee, where you would get your money back if you happen to not pass the personal trainer exam.

This works well for those who prefer their study materials to be offered as online study, for those who are either fresh out of high school and hopping into their personal training career, or for professionals in the field who desire a refresher to fulfill continuing education units (CEUs).

Trainer Academy offers multiple tiers of packages, so you can choose the best one for what you need, at prices which can’t be beaten.

ISSA Cheat Sheet Study Implementation

For proper usage of the ISSA Cheat Sheet, please refer to the ISSA study plan page.

If you are using the 4-week study plan, then you could use the cheat sheet to locate the important topics in the ISSA-certified personal trainer chapters as soon as you complete them.

Although the ISSA flashcards and this cheat sheet contain similar concepts, having different ways to cover the essential topics helps with answering exam questions in the ISSA practice exam.

Which in turn, helps with the real thing.

For the 3-month study plan, the cheat sheet is best used toward the end of your studies to help you with exam readiness.

Moreover, for both the 6-month and 1-year study plans, the ISSA Cheat Sheet is best used at the end of the last months.

This would be around the time of taking your practice exams.

In all, the main goal of the PTPioneer ISSA study resources is to help you get familiarized with every aspect of the materials, and how to make proper use of them,

This cheat sheet is not recommended for use on your first attempt at the ISSA certification practice fitness assessment.

Keep it handy during your personal trainer certification practice test attempts to use during times of struggle, as relying too greatly on this cheat sheet may eventually hurt you in the long run.

Tyler Read

Tyler Read, BSc, CPT. Tyler holds a B.S. in Kinesiology from Sonoma State University and is a certified personal trainer (CPT) with NASM (National Academy of sports medicine), and has over 15 years of experience working as a personal trainer. He is a published author of running start, and a frequent contributing author on Healthline and Eat this, not that.

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2 thoughts on “Free ISSA Cheat Sheet 2023 – Reduce Study Time Significantly”

  1. PTPioneer User

    Hey Tyler! I would like to download the ISSA CPT cheat sheet, i entered my email (correctly) few times, but haven’t got anything in my inbox. i checked all folders, but is it not there ;(

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