After you have taken the full NASM practice exam above, you will get a better understanding of which domains you are strong and weak in. Use the domain quizzes below to focus on the NASM practice questions from your weakest areas.

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Free NASM Practice Quizzes

Domain 1: Professional Development and Responsibility

This section of the NASM CPT Includes these Chapters:

  • Chapter 1: The Modern State of Health and Fitness
  • Chapter 2: The Personal Training Profession

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Domain 1: Professional development and responsibility. (20 questions)

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Domain 2: Client Relations and Behavioral Coaching

This section of the NASM CPT Includes these Chapters:

  • Chapter 3: Psychology of Exercise
  • Chapter 4: Behavioral Coaching

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Domain 2: Client relations and behavioral coaching. (20 questions)

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Domain 3: Basic and Applied Sciences and Nutritional Concepts

This section of the NASM CPT Includes these Chapters:

  • Chapter 5: The Nervous, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems
  • Chapter 6: The Cardiorespiratory, Endocrine, and Digestive Systems
  • Chapter 7: Human Movement Science
  • Chapter 8: Exercise Metabolism and Bioenergetics
  • Chapter 9: Nutrition
  • Chapter 10: Supplementation

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Domain 3: Basic and applied sciences and nutritional concepts. (20 questions)

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Domain 4: Assessment

This section of the NASM CPT Includes these Chapters:

  • Chapter 11: Health, Wellness, and Fitness Assessment
  • Chapter 12: Posture, Movement, and Performance Assessments

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Domain 4: Assessment. (20 questions)

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Domain 5: Exercise Technique and Training Instruction

This section of the NASM CPT Includes these Chapters:

  • Chapter 13: Integrated Training and the OPT Model
  • Chapter 14: Flexibility Training Concepts
  • Chapter 15: Cardiorespiratory Training Concepts
  • Chapter 16: Core Training Concepts
  • Chapter 17: Balance Training Concepts
  • Chapter 18: Plyometric (Reactive) Training Concepts
  • Chapter 19: Speed, Agility, and Quickness Training Concepts
  • Chapter 20: Resistance Training Concepts

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Domain 5: Exercise technique and training instruction. (20 questions)

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Domain 6: Program Design

This section of the NASM CPT Includes these Chapters:

  • Chapter 21: The Optimum Performance Training Model
  • Chapter 22: Introduction to Exercise Modalities
  • Chapter 23: Chronic Health Conditions and Special Populations

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Domain 6: Program design. (20 questions)

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After you have taken these quizzes for domains or the NASM practice test, make sure that you are noting all of the material you struggled with, and then once you have noted them, make sure to return to the associated chapters either here on PTPioneer study guide or in your certified personal trainer textbook.

The practice questions in this free NASM practice test all work to resemble the NASM certification test questions that will appear on the official NASM CPT test and will work to prepare you for passing your personal trainer certification.

My Experience Teaching students to pass the NASM exam

The National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer (NASM CPT) is an industry-leading personal training certification that gives you the skillset to coach general populations to improve their health and reach common fitness goals.

This NASM practice test article provides a comprehensive mock NASM exam and a detailed overview of everything you need to know regarding effective preparation.

I’ve prepared this NASM practice exam based on my experience helping thousands of trainers study for and pass the official NASM CPT test. I have also been a NASM-certified trainer for over 10 years, having taken multiple versions of the NASM exam myself.

What is the NASM CPT exam?

The NASM CPT exam is the final step to becoming a NASM-certified personal trainer. The exam itself is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, ensuring the content in the curriculum has been vetted by numerous subject matter experts prior to inclusion on the exam form.

Understanding the NASM CPT Exam

NASM Exam Info Table

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NASM Exam Registration

You can register for your NASM exam directly on the NASM website through your learning portal. You must take your exam within 180 days of your enrolment date. I recommend planning your studying accordingly to be sure you cover all the material in time.

Online vs In-Person NASM Exam

NASM Test In person vs online features

You can take an online or in-person proctored NASM certified personal trainer exam.

The exam is closed book and you will need your web cam on you the whole time without any nearby papers or notes open.

If you elect the in-person option you will need to find a testing center near you to sit for the exam. Most major cities have one or more testing centers where you can take your exam from.

NASM Exam Career Impact

The fitness industry is projected to grow by over 14% over the next 10 years. With the NASM CPT as an industry leading certification, getting certified with NASM is a surefire way to ensure you ride the wave in this growing industry.

NASM Exam Breakdown

The NASM exam covers a total of 6 domains of knowledge across 120 questions. You have 2 hours to complete the exam, giving you an average of 60 seconds per question, so you really need to know the material ahead of time and answer questions as quickly as possible to give yourself a time cushion on some of the harder ones.

Knowledge and Skills on the NASM Exam

The NASM exam covers all the knowledge and skills in relation to exercise science, nutrition, technique, and program design that you need to succeed as a personal trainer. These skills breakdown along the following six domains.

  1. DOMAIN 1: Basic and Applied Sciences and Nutritional Concepts
  2. DOMAIN 2: Client Relations and Behavioral Coaching
  3. DOMAIN 3: Assessment
  4. DOMAIN 4: Program Design
  5. DOMAIN 5: Exercise Technique and Training Instruction
  6. DOMAIN 6: Professional Development & Responsibility 

NASM Exam Domain Percentages

The exam breakdown for each section is as follows:

NASM Domain Pie Chart

Effective NASM Study Strategies

Based on my extensive discussions with my students who have taken the NASM CPT exam, we have found the following tips and strategies to be most effective when it comes to making sure you pass your exam.

  1. Practice Tests: Take practice tests. They not only help in identifying weak areas but also train you to read each question carefully. Be sure to focus on understanding the questions and not just memorizing them.
  2. Vocabulary and Concepts: Focus on vocabulary concepts, reading chapter reviews, taking quizzes, and practice tests.
  3. OPT Model: It’s vital that you have a comprehensive understanding of the OPT model, muscle imbalances, SMART goals, assessments, and energy systems. They also suggested taking the practice test multiple times and aiming for a consistent 80% pass rate before taking the actual test.
  4. Take advantage of NASM Cheat Sheets
  5. Purchase third-party study materials: consider third-party materials like Trainer Academy’s NASM CPT MVP Prep Course.

Common Pitfalls when Studying for NASM

Do your best to avoid these common NASM exam pitfalls to ensure you have the best chance of passing the test:

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NASM Study Resources

On top of the free PTPioneer NASM practice test,I recommend utilizing the following resources:

  1. Free PTPioneer NASM test plan
  2. NASM Certified Personal Trainer Curriculum
  3. Trainer Academy MVP NASM Prep Course
  4. NASM Exam Prep Home Page
  5. NASM Study Plan
  6. NASM Study Guide
  7. NASM Practice Exams
  8. NASM Flashcards
  9. NASM Cheat Sheet
  10. NASM Exam FAQ

NASM Exam Test Day Tips

Be sure to review the following tips for the best chance at passing your NASM exam:

  1. Schedule your exam: Scheduling your exam is the first step. Once that’s set in stone you know exactly what study schedule you need to stick to. Be sure to stick with it.
  2. Use study guides: Utilize in-depth study guides for insightful advice from top trainers.
  3. Understand multi-domain questions: Not all questions come from a single domain, so be sure you have knowledge across all domains so you can answer tough combination questions.
  4. Learn the underactive and overactive muscles: You need to know exactly which muscles are overactive and underactive based on observations during movement assessments.
  5. Study your progressions and regressions: you need to know how to make exercises easier or harder depending on the client and you will be tested on this knowledge.
  6. Know your cues and categories: Be sure you really know the cues and categories for each exercise. These are an absolute must.
  7. Master the OPT Model: The OPT model is king when it comes to the NASM exam. Know it inside and out.
  8. Trust your gut: By the time you’re sitting for the exam, you should be very well-prepared and confident in your answers. Don’t second guess yourself, you don’t have time and you’re not likely to improve your answer if you do so.
  9. Answer known questions first: You have a limited time to answer each question, so be sure to answer the questions you know first period at the end you can go back through and mop up any of the questions that you breezed over the first time around.

Secrets to Passing the NASM Exam

Secret #1:

Get your copy of the NASM CPT exam cheat sheet. It helps immensely in your ability to study for the NASM test. This PDF printable one-page sheet gives you a breakdown of the skills and knowledge candidates need to pass the exam.

Secret #2:

My PTP students report cutting their NASM CPT study time and effort in half with Trainer Academy.

Benefit from the Exam Pass Guarantee and Retake Fee Guarantee. Plus, take advantage of my current discount code PTPMAY for 50% off the MVP Program (Ends May 30th, 2024). 

Try it out for free here to see if it’s right for you, or read my detailed review for further insights.

Secret #3:

There are a ton of NASM practice questions here on PT Pioneer. I don’t expect you to knock them all out in one shot. With that said be sure to bookmark this page to ensure you can find it for your next NASM Study Session.

Let’s dive in and take some practice tests!

How to Pass the NASM Certification Exam

NASM CPT exam tips

On top of completing the training courses, I have some general tips for taking the NASM exam.

Read Every Single Question and Answer

One of the biggest reasons people miss 3 to 5 questions on the test is that they do not read over the entire question or all possible answers before making their decision.

This is very important. Read over the full question. Then read over every single possible answer. Think about all of the possibilities, and then make your final decision.

The wording on the NASM can be very tricky. In fact, at times, it feels like they are purposely trying to mislead you at the beginning of the question. The only way around this is to read out the questions completely.

Pay Attention to Specific Words for Questions Related to Exercises

The next NASM CPT exam tip for you guys is to pay attention to certain keywords related to specific exercise questions and the OPT training model.

Big tip 1: Any time that you see the words Bosu ball, stability ball, or one leg, the majority of the time, that answer will apply to the stability phase of the OPT training model.

Big tip 2: Any time you see jumping exercises or exercises involving a medicine ball, they typically apply to the reactive/power phase of the OPT training model.

Remember to learn exercise techniques and behavior change

You need to learn the exercise and spotting techniques to reduce the risk of injury when training with weights. Implementing progressive overload and training practices is also a must.

Consider the anatomy and injury history variation in your client’s data. An exam study guide is another great way to get sample questions. NASM is no joke, so prepare before your CPT examination.

Another category is behavioral change. For example, SMART goal development, active listening, and assisting with tough changes like food choice.

100 Top NASM Test Questions

Which of the following modalities is the least likely to increase joint instability?

Isometric exercises are the least likely to increase joint instability as they involve muscle contractions without joint movement.

Which of the following hormones, if increased at baseline, may be indicative of overtraining? 

Elevated levels of cortisol may indicate overtraining if found increased at baseline.

Which benefit will positively affect the body through integrated training?

Integrated training can enhance neuromuscular efficiency, which positively affects overall body performance.

What do you visualize to detect the movement impairment of knee valgus?

To detect knee valgus, visualize the knee joint’s alignment, checking if knees collapse inward.

Which statement best describes the local mechanical effect that occurs from myofascial rolling?

Myofascial rolling locally manipulates and mobilizes the fascia, promoting increased blood flow and tissue mobility.

What is the physical action in the body during the eccentric phase of the stretch-shortening cycle?

During the eccentric phase, the muscle lengthens while returning to its resting state after contraction.

Which type of assessment is typically performed first in the assessment flow?

A static posture assessment is typically performed first in the assessment flow to establish baseline posture.

What is the ability to move the body in one direction as fast as possible?

Speed is the ability to move the body in one direction as fast as possible.

What is a proper regression if a client cannot perform the lunge exercise correctly?

A proper regression for an incorrect lunge is to decrease range of motion or perform assisted lunges.

Asking a client to close their eyes during a balance exercise would challenge which system?

Closing eyes during a balance exercise challenges the vestibular system, which aids balance and spatial orientation.

The posterior oblique system includes which of the following muscle groups?

The posterior oblique system includes the latissimus dorsi and contralateral gluteus maximus muscles.

Rotational movement of the torso should primarily occur where?

Rotational movement of the torso should primarily occur in the thoracic spine region.

What differentiates change of direction from agility?

Change of direction is a physical maneuver, while agility includes the decision-making process.

What causes initial improvements in strength when youths engage in a resistance training program?

Initial strength improvements in youth are often due to neurological adaptations rather than muscle growth.

Asking a client to stand on a bosu ball would provide a major challenge to what system?

Standing on a Bosu ball primarily challenges the proprioceptive system, enhancing balance and stability.

Which of the following would be an appropriate phase 2 superset?

An appropriate phase 2 superset pairs a strength exercise with a stabilization exercise.

What is the most appropriate way to conclude a sales presentation with a potential client? 

Conclude a sales presentation by summarizing key points, addressing concerns, and inviting questions or a commitment to proceed.

What is the finished hand position when performing the ball cobra exercise?

The finished hand position in the ball cobra exercise is with arms abducted to 90 degrees, thumbs up, and elbows slightly bent.

When it comes to exercise, older adults find which of the following to be the most motivating?

Social interaction is highly motivating for older adults engaging in exercise, alongside improved quality of life and health benefits.

Which of the following does plyometric training help increase?

Plyometric training helps increase muscular power, which is the ability to produce force quickly.

Which movement assessment is a good assessment of a client’s balance during movement?

The Single-Leg Squat assessment effectively evaluates a client’s balance, strength, and neuromuscular control during movement.

Overactive hip flexors may lead to which of the following postural compensations?

Overactive hip flexors may contribute to an anterior pelvic tilt and increased lumbar lordosis.

Calcium is often associated with bone health, but why is it also important for muscular function? 

Calcium plays a critical role in muscular function, particularly in muscle contraction where it facilitates the interaction between actin and myosin.

Which of the fundamental movement patterns is a lower-body compound exercise?

The squat is a fundamental movement pattern that is a lower-body compound exercise involving multiple joints and muscles.

Which muscles are typically underactive in association with pes planus distortion syndrome?

The posterior tibialis, anterior tibialis, and gluteus medius muscles are typically underactive in association with pes planus distortion syndrome.

Vitamin K supplements should be avoided by those taking which type of medication?

Individuals on anticoagulants should avoid Vitamin K supplements as it can affect blood clotting.

Which of the following terms can be used in place of repetition tempo?

The term ‘cadence’ can be used interchangeably with repetition tempo, referring to the speed of each exercise repetition.

Which option is a common power-focused resistance training exercise?

The power clean is a common resistance training exercise focused on developing muscular power.

Which muscles are typically underactive with knee valgus during the overhead squat?

The gluteus medius and maximus are typically underactive when knee valgus occurs during an overhead squat.

Which lower-body stretch is considered controversial and may be a risk for injury?

The hurdler’s stretch is considered controversial due to the potential stress it places on the knee.

SAQ training among seniors may help prevent which of the following conditions?

Speed, Agility, and Quickness (SAQ) training can help prevent falls among seniors by improving balance and reaction time.

What does the standing dumbbell lateral raise primarily target?

The standing dumbbell lateral raise primarily targets the medial deltoids, with synergistic action from the anterior deltoids and supraspinatus.

Which is a primary adaptation of the stabilization endurance phase?

The primary adaptation of the stabilization endurance phase is improved muscular endurance and increased neuromuscular efficiency of the core stabilizers.

Which of the following best describes the group that should not use resistance training?

Individuals with uncontrolled hypertension, recent surgery, or acute hernia should avoid resistance training until cleared by a healthcare provider.

When is the body simultaneously synthesizing and breaking down proteins?

Protein turnover, where synthesis and breakdown occur simultaneously, is a constant process, but is especially evident during and after resistance training.

Which surface would be the most challenging for a new client starting a balance training program?

An unstable surface, such as a BOSU ball or balance pad, presents the most challenge for a client new to balance training.

Which of the following is not a component of an integrated approach to exercise?

Nutrition counseling is not a component of an integrated approach to exercise but is a complementary service that may enhance results.

Which of the following contributes the most to the total calories burned in a day?

Basal metabolic rate (BMR) contributes the most to total daily energy expenditure, accounting for about 60-75% of calories burned.

Which of the following is the best source for reviewing information about dietary supplements?

Registered dietitians or reputable health organizations are the best sources for information about dietary supplements.

What is defined as the state of deficient glucose in the bloodstream?

Hypoglycemia is the state of deficient glucose in the bloodstream, which can lead to symptoms like dizziness and fatigue.

Where is it most common to take an individual’s circumference measurement to assess health risk?

The waist circumference is the most common site for assessing health risk related to obesity-related diseases.

What is the ideal landing position when performing the squat jump exercise?

The ideal landing position for the squat jump is with hips back and down, knees aligned with toes, and absorbing impact with the whole foot.

When a person loses body weight, what is the only way that mass is lost?

Mass is lost through the metabolic conversion of fat to carbon dioxide and water, which are then excreted from the body.

What part of a SMART goal involves being able to track progress?

The “Measurable” part of a SMART goal involves being able to track progress, such as quantifiable changes in weight, strength, or endurance.

What is the recommended recovery time between bouts of plyometric training for novice clients?

Novice clients should have 48-72 hours of recovery time between plyometric training sessions to prevent overuse injuries.

Which of the following movements trains a client in all three planes of motion?

The lunge with a twist exercise effectively trains a client in the sagittal, frontal, and transverse planes of motion.

Which of the following best describes the role of micronutrients in the body?

Micronutrients, including vitamins and minerals, support a range of bodily functions such as energy production, immune function, and bone health.

Why is a jump-down exercise considered more advanced than a jump-up exercise?

Jump-down exercises are more advanced due to the increased force upon landing, requiring greater neuromuscular control and strength.

What statement best describes the main benefit for establishing a brand identity?

Establishing a brand identity helps businesses to differentiate themselves in the market, fostering recognition and loyalty among customers.

Adjusting daily priorities is a strategy to overcome which of the following barriers?

Adjusting daily priorities is a strategy to overcome time constraints, which are a common barrier to maintaining an exercise program.

Which muscles are typically underactive in association with upper crossed syndrome?

Muscles typically underactive in upper crossed syndrome include the deep cervical flexors, lower trapezius, and serratus anterior.

Which statement best describes the first stage of the sales process?

The first stage of the sales process involves establishing rapport and building trust with the potential client.

Weight-bearing exercise helps strengthen bones through what process?

Weight-bearing exercise strengthens bones through the process of bone remodeling, which is the body’s natural response to physical stress.

What are two of the most common issues at the foot and ankle complex?

Overpronation and plantar fasciitis are two of the most common issues at the foot and ankle complex.

Which of the following would be the recommended stability ball size for someone under 5 feet tall?

A 45 cm stability ball would be recommended for someone under 5 feet tall.

Which of these is one of the major curvatures of the spine from a posterior view?

The lumbar curve is one of the major curvatures of the spine when viewed from a posterior perspective.

How often should elastic resistance bands be checked?

Elastic resistance bands should be checked before each use for signs of wear, such as small tears or a worn surface.

What blood pressure is reflective of stage 1 hypertension?

A blood pressure reading of 130-139 systolic or 80-89 diastolic reflects stage 1 hypertension.

Iodine has a major role in which bodily process?

Iodine plays a major role in thyroid function, including the production of thyroid hormones.

What is the correct order of segments for the spine, starting at the top?

The correct order of spine segments from the top is cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum, and coccyx.

What muscles does the tubing (shoulder) internal rotation exercise primarily target?

The tubing internal rotation exercise primarily targets the subscapularis, part of the rotator cuff muscle group.

What phase of the OPT model does the adaptation “muscular strength and hypertrophy” fall into?

The adaptation of muscular strength and hypertrophy falls into the Strength Endurance phase of the OPT model.

Reactive training is another common name for which type of exercise?

Reactive training is another name for plyometric exercise, which involves explosive movements to improve power.

When compared to machines, free weights provide which of the following benefits to users?

Free weights provide the benefit of engaging more stabilizing muscles compared to machines, enhancing proprioception and functional strength.

What type of movements should be used before progressing to single-foot plyometric exercises?

Double-leg movements should be mastered before progressing to single-foot plyometric exercises to ensure proper form and control.

What are the three movements performed during the ball combo I exercise?

The three movements in the ball combo I exercise are the ball squat, ball squat to shoulder press, and ball squat to biceps curl.

Selectorized machines provide all the following benefits except for which one?

Selectorized machines do not provide the benefit of increased balance and proprioception, which are better developed through free-weight exercises.

Which statement best describes the final stage of the sales process?

The final stage of the sales process involves closing the sale by addressing any final concerns and reinforcing the value of the service or product.

What statement best describes a mid-market health club?

A mid-market health club is typically characterized by a wide range of amenities and services offered at a moderate price point.

What is the proper lower-body progression for balance training when starting with a new client?

Starting with two-legged static exercises before progressing to single-leg static exercises is the proper lower-body progression for balance training with a new client.

Which phase of the OPT model introduces lifting near or at maximal intensity?

The Maximal Strength phase of the OPT model is where lifting near or at maximal intensity is introduced.

Extreme dietary restrictions may increase risk for what?

Extreme dietary restrictions may increase the risk for nutrient deficiencies and disordered eating behaviors.

Why are plyometrics best performed on grass playing fields, basketball courts, or tartan tracks?

Plyometrics are best performed on these surfaces because they provide adequate shock absorption, reducing the risk of injury from high-impact activities.

What is the third step in automating the prospecting process?

The third step in automating the prospecting process is setting up a system for regular follow-up with prospective clients.

What is a progression for the box jump-down with stabilization?

A progression for the box jump-down with stabilization is to increase the height of the box or to add movement upon landing.

From bottom to top, what are the six kinetic chain checkpoints? The six kinetic chain checkpoints are feet, knees, hips, shoulders, head, and neck.

Which organization must approve a supplement prior to it being sold?

In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not approve dietary supplements prior to being sold, but it does regulate them.

Which exercise primarily targets the transverse abdominis?

Exercises like the drawing-in maneuver primarily target the transverse abdominis.

Of the options provided, which body composition assessment method has the highest accuracy?

Hydrostatic weighing is known for having high accuracy among body composition assessment methods.

Through an integrated and systematic approach, which order of phases of training is correct?

The correct order of phases is Stabilization, Strength, and Power.

Which is a power-focused exercise for the back musculature?

An example of a power-focused exercise for the back musculature is the medicine ball slam.

Pronation of the foot describes what multiplanar movements?

Pronation of the foot includes dorsiflexion, eversion, and forefoot abduction.

Which of the following is not a skill-related concept that would enhance core training?

Isolation is not a skill-related concept that would enhance core training, as functional core training often involves integrated, multi-joint movements.

Which of the following markers of exercise intensity is considered to be the most subjective?

Perceived exertion is the most subjective marker of exercise intensity because it relies on an individual’s personal assessment of effort during exercise.

What condition is characterized by the narrowing of coronary arteries?

Coronary artery disease is characterized by the narrowing of coronary arteries due to the buildup of plaque.

Which hip muscle helps maintain a level pelvis in the frontal plane?

The gluteus medius helps maintain a level pelvis in the frontal plane.

Why is continued education required for certified personal trainers?

Continued education is required to ensure trainers stay current with the latest research, techniques, and industry standards, improving client outcomes and safety.

What is the mechanism of action for active stretching?

Active stretching involves contracting the antagonist muscle to relax and stretch the target muscle through reciprocal inhibition.

The PAR-Q+ and preparticipation process reflects what three health indicators?

It reflects physical activity readiness, medical history, and current health status.

Which statement best describes the second stage of the sales process?

This stage involves the presentation of services or products, emphasizing their benefits and value to the customer.

Which surface would be the easiest for a new client starting a balance training program?

A firm, stable surface would be the easiest for beginners in balance training.

Which statement best describes the term deconditioned?

It refers to a state of lost physical fitness, which may include muscle imbalances, decreased flexibility, and lack of endurance.

Which activity best demonstrates evidence-based practice?

Utilizing research and clinical expertise to inform the selection of exercises or treatments for clients.

Which of the following is unique to type 2 diabetes?

Insulin resistance is unique to type 2 diabetes, where cells fail to use insulin properly.

Empathy is best described as?

Empathy is the ability to genuinely comprehend and share another person’s emotional state or context.

What can phase 1 of the OPT Model best be described as?

Phase 1 of the OPT model is best described as focusing on stabilization endurance to enhance muscular foundations and overall balance.

What is a common cause of chronic hypertension?

A common cause of chronic hypertension includes sustained lifestyle factors like poor diet, inactivity, and stress.

Using the healthcare continuum, how would training with a fitness professional be classified?

Training with a fitness professional falls under tertiary prevention on the healthcare continuum, aiming to manage disease and prevent further physical deterioration.

Desensitization of the golgi tendon organ in plyometric training consists of which of the following?

Desensitization of the Golgi tendon organ in plyometric training involves quick, forceful muscle contractions that can override the GTO’s protective inhibition reflex, potentially allowing for greater muscular force production.

Challenging, systematic, and activity-specific are characteristics of which type of program?

Challenging, systematic, and activity-specific characteristics define a sports performance enhancement program, which is tailored to improve athletic capabilities for specific sports activities.

NASM Practice Test Success Stories

Before you head out, I want to mention a few success stories from my students and trainers who crushed the NASM exam.

One of my students, Linda, passed the NASM exam on her first try in less than 2 months using the Trainer Academy NASM CPT Study System. She found the spaced repetition flashcards exceptionally helpful for speeding up her studying time.

Another student, Daryl, failed the NASM exam twice before finally trying a third-party study system. The massive number of practice questions helped him overcome his test anxiety; he took many Trainer Academy NASM practice tests and passed on his next attempt.

I should mention that I have other students who just used the standard NASM study program that comes with the basic program and passed on the first attempt.

Your study strengths, needs, and prior knowledge of human anatomy and training methods determine which study system makes the most sense.

On a final note, remember the requirements to sit for the exam are CPR and AED certification card and GED or high school diploma. When you go to the PSI testing center, the test format is multiple choice via computer, split into two sections.

Candidates have to turn in their devices when entering the testing area. You will also need a government ID card as well.

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