NASM 6th Edition Chapter 1: The Scientific Rationale for Integrated Training
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Chapter 1 NASM study guide

General definitions you need to memorize

Muscular imbalances: The alteration of a muscle’s length that surrounds a joint.

How muscular imbalances are caused: Muscular imbalances are caused by various things, including emotional duress, repetitive movements, bad training techniques, the lack of neuromuscular efficiency, poor core strength, cumulative trauma, and stress caused by postural problems.

The differences between obesity and overweight: Being overweight is considered to have a BMI index between the ranges of 25 and 29.9 and between 25 and 30 pounds over the recommended height to weight ratio. Being obese is considered having a BMI of 30 or more with at least 30 pounds overweight for the height to weight ratio.

Proprioception: Proprioception is the cumulative input into the central nervous system coming from the various Mechanoreceptors in the body that sense limb movement and body position. For example, while running, your feet send proprioceptive feedback depending on the type of surface you are running on.

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Proprioceptively enriched environments: These are unstable environments that are controlled. These challenge one’s Internal balance and stabilization.

The OPT training model: There will be a lot more chapters talking about the OPT training model. For now, all you should know is that it is a systematic training approach that builds on itself and the general phases of stabilization, strength, and power.

Health facts

57% of the deaths in the United States were caused by cancer and cardiovascular disease. Approximately 80% of these deaths could have been prevented if the individuals lived healthier lifestyles.

Currently, 66% of people in the United States are over 20 years old or overweight. 34% of this, 66% are classified as obese.

The NASM code of professional conduct

Business practice

Ensure to keep an accurate record of client records and financial transactions to pay all taxes due for four complete years. Never get sexually involved with a personal training client. Always practice the truth with how you advertise your services, and make sure to have liability insurance at all times.

Ethical and legal

Make sure to always stay within the law that is connected to the area where you are training. Ensure to keep truthful records and always be responsible for their accuracy.

Confidentiality

Make sure to keep your client’s documents and personal information secure and respect their right to privacy.

Professionalism

It would be best if you practiced being as professional as possible whenever you are with the client. Effective communication with their clients is important to keep a safe environment. Ensure you wear appropriate clothing for training and maintain great hygiene standards. When you encounter a situation outside your knowledge, always refer your personal training client to a doctor.

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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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28 thoughts on “NASM 6th Edition Chapter 1: The Scientific Rationale for Integrated Training”

  1. PTPioneer User

    this is a great study guide but how do I know what answers I got right/wrong on the practice tests?

    1. Tyler Read - Certified Personal Trainer with PTPioneer

      Hey Dana,
      Currently on my website I do not have the answers available for the free practice tests. That is a good recommendation and I will look into putting up a cheat sheet that contain all of the answers on my website somewhere.

  2. PTPioneer User

    What’s the difference between strength and power? If I’m understanding properly, phase 1 is stability, 2-4 is strength, and 5 is power. I’m not sure I understand the difference between the two.

    1. Tyler Read - Certified Personal Trainer with PTPioneer

      Hello Stuart,
      Strength has to do with maximal overall strength were power has to do with not only how strong you are but how fast you can move the weight that you are lifting. This is very important for being explosive and for athletic training

  3. PTPioneer User

    I want to pass this test so bad but i am overwhelmed by the studying it takes to pass this. My test is on July 18. I know we have to study hard but i want to study smart and need some pointers and the best way to retain the information, learn the concepts and how to apply them so i can pass this dang thing. I know i can make a hell of trainer but the first step is getting certified. I am willing to do what it takes.

  4. PTPioneer User

    I was wondering if the free study guide, practice test & flashcards was a lighter version of the paid $99 version.

    1. Tyler Read - Certified Personal Trainer with PTPioneer

      Hey Steve, This free study guide is much different than the paid study guide and study materials I used to sell on my website. Is this what you are referring to? If this is what you are referring to, they are significantly different.

  5. PTPioneer User

    is this all I have to study to pass I have bought the self study program from nasm but its just an ebook and quizzes and summarize how do I study the self study program ?

    1. Tyler Read - Certified Personal Trainer with PTPioneer

      Hey Mark, this study guide for NASM is a good place to start. That being said, there are much better study guides and study materials out there that you can utilize. I recommend checking out Trainer Academy as they have helped hundreds of my students passed the national Academy of sports medicine exam. https://traineracademy.org/nasm/

    1. Tyler Read - Certified Personal Trainer with PTPioneer

      Hey Kevin,
      My free study materials will definitely help you pass the national Academy of sports medicine final exam. That being said, it is not the best study materials out there it is just a good place to start. If you want more in-depth study materials I suggest checking out Trainer Academy for Better practice tests, study guides, flashcards and additional study materials. Here is the link https://traineracademy.org/nasm/

  6. PTPioneer User

    Kind of useless to take the practice tests if we cannot see the answers. Found on youtube and said the quizzes are free and one would assume the answers to that would be to.

  7. PTPioneer User

    You’re awesome man, you made studying a lot easier. Rather than having to read all 765 pages. Thank you. I’m 6 weeks out for my exam, do you find sufficient enough time?

    1. Tyler Read - Certified Personal Trainer with PTPioneer

      Hey Luis,
      yes, six weeks should be enough time as long as you have put in some good hours of studying and feel like you have really cemented the material in your head. The exam for the National Academy of sports medicine is not very easy. But as long as you feel confident with the studying you have done, you will do just fine. Good luck.

  8. PTPioneer User

    I have tried to study and memorizes everything from the book! Thanks to you for providing us with these study guides. I am understanding more, and I am actually reading and studying what’s important for the test!
    you rock!

    1. Tyler Read - Certified Personal Trainer with PTPioneer

      Hello Christina
      I’m glad that I could help you study for the National Academy of sports medicine exam. It’s definitely a difficult test to pass but with enough motivation and focused studying you should do just fine. Good luck on the exam.

  9. PTPioneer User

    Hey
    thank you for your information, I used to be wrestling coach in my country and now I want to get my NASM certification but I am so confused when is the test and how it works… I went to their website there are 4 program and the cheapest one was around $600, all these question that you have all are the same? and if we do not buy their program we are still allowed to do the test?

  10. PTPioneer User

    Tyler,
    Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge! I have been so stressed about where to start in this field and you have answered almost every single question I had!

    I am confused as to what package to purchase from NASM. Is it smart to get the more expensive package or so your free study materials take place of theirs? If I got the cheapest package, are your study materials enough?

    Thanks for your time,

    Shayanne

    1. Tyler Read - Certified Personal Trainer with PTPioneer

      Hey there, it can be confusing. For the National Academy of sports medicine, the cheapest self study package should be sufficient. Can you use their study materials in combination with mine. The biggest thing is that you are determined and set a good study schedule.

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