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NASM 6th Edition chapter 15 – Introduction to Exercise Modalities

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      Chapter 15 NASM study guide

      The different general modalities used by personal trainers and their benefits

      Free Weights

      • Helps with core stabilization
      • Can be used by a wide variety of clients with different goals
      • Helps with postural stability
      • Exercise technique is important

      Machines

      • Great for new clients (not as intimidating)
      • A spotter is not required
      • Great for clients with special needs
      • Can provide different intensities and weights

      Elastic bands (rubber tubing)

      • Cheap alternative to resistance training with weights
      • Different planes of motion can be used easily
      • Varying thickness, shapes and colors for different resistances
      • Can reach wide range of motions

      Medicine balls

      • Comes in different weights
      • Good for power, endurance, and muscular strength
      • Benefits with dynamic power
      • Multiple planes of motion and intensities

      Kettlebells

      • Good for balance and coordination
      • Helps with core stability
      • Helps with the grip strength
      • Exercise technique is important

      Body weight exercises

      • Uses one’s own body weight as the resistance
      • Exercise form is important
      • Additional equipment is unnecessary
      • You can train all the planes of motion

      TRX

      • Helps to regress or progress exercises for special needs clients
      • Can help intensify the activation of muscles
      • Exercise technique/form is important

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      Chapter 15 NASM practice quiz

      Quiz Answer Key


      Q1:  Which of the following is an advantage of strength machines?
      A1:   They provide various intensities in one weight stack

      Q2:  Which of the following is an advantage of using free weights?
      A2:  They allow clients to move in multiple planes of motion

      Q3:  Which of these is not a benefit of using elastic bands:
      A3:  The tubes are great for power improvement

      Q4:  Which of these is not a benefit of using medicine balls:
      A4:   Good for building overall strength

      Q5:  Which of these is not a benefit of doing body weight exercises:
      A5:  Can help improve one rep max strength

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