FREE NASM CES Study Guide + Practice Test + Flashcards for 2023
FREE NASM CES Study Guide + Practice Test + Flashcards

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NASM CES Practice Test

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How much of the adult population is affected by low back pain?

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What's the most common sports-related injury?

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What is known as the study that uses principles of physics to quantitatively study how forces interact within the body?

4 / 40

Torque is a force that...

5 / 40

During an overhead squat, you notice an asymmetrical weight shift, which muscles could be underactive?

6 / 40

The LPHC has approximately how many muscles attached to it?

7 / 40

The bending of a joint, causing the angle of the joint to decrease is termed what?

8 / 40

A cellular structure that supplies energy for many biomechanical cellular processes by undergoing enzymatic hydrolysis is known as?

9 / 40

Which of the following sensory receptors can cause a muscle to relax when excited?

10 / 40

Which is a muscle that is prone to lengthening?

11 / 40

Which levers are the most common in the body and have pull between the fulcrum and resistance?

12 / 40

A new client reveals that she had knee replacement surgery two years ago and failed to comply with her rehabilitation program. During the assessment, she displayed limited range of motion in the affected knee. Which of the following is most likely to have caused this current lack of mobility?

13 / 40

During the overhead squat assessment, which view is ideal when observing the existence of an asymmetrical weight shift?

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Which muscle isometrically stabilizes the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex (LPHC) and knee

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Which subsystem consists of force-couple relationships that primarily control the pelvis, and femur in the frontal plane during single-leg functional movements such as gait, lunges, or stair climbing?

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The vastus lateralis primarily stabilizes the:

17 / 40

What lower body movement should the coach be concerned with during the top pull of the snatch?

18 / 40

During the single-leg squat assessment, the compensation of "outward trunk rotation" is mostly attributed to under-activity of which muscles?

19 / 40

Most healthy adults should hold a static stretch for a minimum duration of:

20 / 40

Low back pain is a major form of degeneration affecting nearly how many people?

21 / 40

What hip muscle has been shown to become weaker after an ankle sprain?

22 / 40

______________________ is a multiplanar, synchronized joint motion that occurs with eccentric muscle function.

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The ______________________ bisects the body to create upper and lower halves, and primarily includes internal rotation and external rotation for the limbs, right and left rotation for the head and trunk, and radioulnar pronation and supination.

24 / 40

Research demonstrated that optimum stride length at maximum velocity is

25 / 40

A runner who experiences reoccurring episodes of plantar fasciitis, shin splints and patellar tendonitis is most likely affected by which of the following postural distortion syndromes?

26 / 40

Which class of lever is most common in the HMS?

27 / 40

During which part of the gait does pronation occur?

28 / 40

What percentage of the population is estimated to be obese?

29 / 40

Type 1 muscle fibers are considered to be ..?

30 / 40

An estimated ____________ ACL injuries occur annually in the general U.S. population.

31 / 40

Which section of the heart receives deoxygenated blood from the rest of the body?

32 / 40

What is Corrective Exercise?

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In what plane of motion does lateral flexion occur?

34 / 40

The ability of the body to repeatedly produce high levels of force for prolonged periods is known as ..?

35 / 40

What is another name for ankle flexion?

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Which self-myofascial release tool is most appropriate for a new client who has not experienced forms of ischemic pressure?

37 / 40

What part of the nervous system is designed to optimize muscle synergies?

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Which of the following is a primary reason for using self-myofascial release?

39 / 40

What is the recommended duration for each repetition during integrated dynamic movement?

40 / 40

The core stabilizer muscles are predominantly made up of what muscle fiber type?

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NASM CES Practice Test Answers

Q1: How much of the adult population is affected by low back pain?
A1: Nearly 80%
 
Q2: What’s the most common sports-related injury
A2: Ankle sprain

Q3: What is known as the study that uses principles of physics to quantitatively study how forces interact within the body?
A3: Biomechanics

Q4: Torque is a force that…
A4: Produces rotation

Q5: During an overhead squat you notice an asymmetrical weight shift, which muscles could be underactive?
A5: Gluteus medius on the side of the shift
 
Q6: The LPHC has approximately how many muscles attached to it?
A6: 29

Q7: The bending of a joint, causing the angle of the joint to decrease is termed what?
A7: Flexion

Q8: A cellular structure that supplies energy for many biomechanical cellular processes by undergoing enzymatic hydrolysis is known as?
A8: ATP

Q9: Which of the following sensory receptors can cause a muscle to relax when excited?
A9: Ruffini endings

Q10: Which is a muscle that is prone to lengthening?
A10: Infraspinatus

Q11: Which levers are the most common in the body and have pull between the fulcrum and resistance?
A11: Third class levers
 
Q12: A new client reveals that she had knee replacement surgery two years ago and failed to comply with her rehabilitation program. During the assessment, she displayed limited range of motion in the affected knee. Which of the following is most likely to have caused this current lack of mobility?
A12: Formed scar tissue

Q13: During the overhead squat assessment, which view is ideal when observing the existence of an asymmetrical weight shift?
A13: Posterior view

Q14: Which muscle isometrically stabilizes the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex (LPHC) and knee
A14: Sartorius

Q15: Which subsystem consists of force-couple relationships that primarily control the pelvis, and femur in the frontal plane during single-leg functional movements such as gait, lunges, or stair climbing?
A15: Lateral subsystem

Q16: The vastus lateralis primarily stabilizes the:
A16: Knee

Q17: What lower body movement should the coach be concerned with during the top pull of the snatch?
A17: Triple extension

Q18: During the single leg squat assessment, the compensation of “outward trunk rotation” is mostly attributed by underactivity of which muscles?
A18: Internal Oblique (same side as stance leg)

Q19: Most healthy adults should hold a static stretch for a minimum duration of:
A19: 20-30 secs

Q20: Low back pain is a major form of degeneration affecting nearly how many people?
A20: 80% of all adults

Q21: What hip muscle has been shown to become weaker after an ankle sprain?
A21: Gluteus medius

Q22:  ______________________ is a multiplanar, synchronized joint motion that occurs with eccentric muscle function.
A22: Pronation

Q23: The ______________________ bisects the body to create upper and lower halves, and primarily includes internal rotation and external rotation for the limbs, right and left rotation for the head and trunk, and radioulnar pronation and supination.
A23: Transverse plane

Q24: Research demonstrated that optimum stride length at maximum velocity is
A24: 2.1-2.5 times leg length

Q25: A runner who experiences reoccurring episodes of plantar fasciitis, shin splints and patellar tendonitis is most likely affected by which of the following postural distortion syndromes?
Q25: pronation distortion syndrome

Q26: Which class of lever is most common in the HMS?
A26: Third

Q27: During which part of the gait does pronation occur?
A27: Contact

Q28: What percentage of the population is estimated to be obese?
A28: 33.8%

Q29: Type 1 muscle fibers are considered to be ..?
Q29: Slow-twitch

Q30: An estimated ____________ ACL injuries occur annually in the general U.S. population.
A30: 80,000 to 100,000

Q31: Which section of the heart receives deoxygenated blood from the rest of the body?
A31: Right atrium

Q32: What is Corrective Exercise?
A32: The systematic process of identifying a neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction, developing a plan of action and implementing an integrated corrective strategy

Q33: In what plane of motion does lateral flexion occur?
A33: Frontal plane

Q34: The ability of the body to repeatedly produce high levels of force for prolonged periods is known as ..?
A34: Strength endurance

Q35: What is another name for ankle flexion?
A35: Dorsiflexion

Q36: Which self-myofascial release tool is most appropriate for a new client who has not experienced forms of ischemic pressure?
A36: Foam roll

Q37: What part of the nervous system is designed to optimize muscle synergies?
A37: Central

Q38: Which of the following in a primary reason for using self-myofascial release?
A38: To alleviate the side effects of latent trigger points

Q39: What is the recommended duration for each repetition during integrated dynamic movement?
A39: 2 second isometric hold at end range and 4 seconds on the eccentric

Q40: The core stabilizer muscles are predominantly made up of what muscle fiber type?
A40: Type I

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NASM CES Study Tips

More NASM CES Practice Tests

The NASM CES practice test on this page only includes 40 questions and answers. If you want to get a full grasp of all of the possible questions that can be asked on the exam, I suggest picking up additional practice tests as well.

These are incredibly important because they really let you know if you are fully prepared to take the real final exam.

One of the main reasons some students have failed is that they did not take enough practice exams in order to gauge if they were really prepared or not.

I suggest the Trainer Academy practice tests, as they let you know which chapters/domains you are doing good or bad in and they have 300 questions in total.

NASM CES Spaced Repetition Flashcards

The use of spaced repetition flashcards is one of the biggest tips I have for my students that are studying for NASM CES.

Spaced repetition flashcards are basically flashcards that use an algorithm in order to show you the most important cards for you.

That system works like this: The intelligent flashcards learn which cards are difficult for you as well as which cards are hard for you to memorize. It will then repeatedly show you the difficult cards until they become easier and easier. You will also have the easy cards shown less and less because you already have them memorized.

This is a huge time saver overall and will dramatically decrease the overall study time for the NASM CES exam.

NASM CES Study Mnemonics

Interesting and memorable mnemonics are another great NASM CES study recommendation. Memorizing difficult topics like the many corrective exercises for posture distortions can be extremely tiresome and difficult to memorize.

Creating interesting and fun mnemonics is the best way to go about memorizing these difficult concepts. It can be especially very helpful for topics having to do with postural assessments or the musculature of the body.

If you are going to create these mnemonics on your own, try to make them as weird as you possibly can, as this works to make them more memorable.

NASM CES Cheat Sheet

A cheat sheet is a great option for all of the hard-to-remember material and keeping it all on one page for ease of tracking this. info down.

It is ideal to make one of these on your own or use our cheat sheet offered through PTpioneer. Check it out by clicking the link below.

If you want a NASM CES pass guarantee, try using the Trainer Academy packages. The website offers study material such as a fantastic study guide, four full practice tests, spaced repetition flashcards study, study mnemonics, study blueprints, and study cheat sheets.

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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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