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    NASM CES practice test answers

    NASM CES practice test answers (1 – 40)

    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


    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 timesaver 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.

    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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