FREE NSCA Study Guide + NSCA Practice test + Flashcards for 2019
FREE NSCA Study Guide + NSCA Practice test + Flashcards

Hey ladies and gentlemen, coach Tyler here and welcome to the ultimate study portal for the NSCA CPT exam. In this portal, you will find the full 25 chapter NSCA Study guide, an NSCA Practice test (+ answer key) and NSCA flashcards so that you can learn Borten definitions. Or we get started, bookmark/star this page so that don’t lose it!

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    Intro to the NSCA Study Materials

    Before we get started, you will need the official textbook from the NSCA to study for their exam.

    The current textbook is called NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training 2nd ed. Edition. It consists of 25 chapters and is written by Jared W. Coburn and Moh H. Malek.

    Refer to the image on this page so that you pick up the correct textbook. I recommend either picking the book up from the NSCA website or from Amazon.

    Nsca's Essentials of Personal Training 2nd ed. Edition

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    FREE NSCA Study guide: 2nd edition textbook 2021

    FREE NSCA Study guide

    FREE NSCA Practice Test: 2nd edition textbook 2021

    FREE NSCA practice test

    This NSCA practice exam is formatted the exact same way that the real exam will be. NSCA Breaks up their study material into four separate domains. Here are the relative percentages of exam questions for the 4 main categories of study.

    • Client Consultation/Assessment: 25%
    • Program Planning: 31%
    • Techniques of Exercise: 31%
    • Safety, Emergency Procedures and Legal Issues: 13%

    NSCA CPT Practice test

    1 / 50

    What is the lowest BMI can be for someone to have a positive risk factor CAD?

    2 / 50

    The YMCA cycle ergometer test and the Astrand-Rhyming cycle ergometer test both have a cadence for pedaling equal to what?

    3 / 50

    What accounts for initial increases in the volume of blood in the first days of an aerobic training program?

    4 / 50

    What is not normal of outcome goals?

    5 / 50

    What load and rep scheme is most appropriate for someone wanting to improve their strength?

    6 / 50

    Which isn't a common barbell bicep curl error?


    7 / 50

    Which joint movement isn't happening in the upward movement of the bent over row?

    8 / 50

    Which isn't a technique error that is common in the machine preacher curl exercise?

    9 / 50

    Which area of the law will someone file a suit under if a client injures herself by slipping on a wet floor in the weight room?

    10 / 50

    What client has the highest risk stratification for CAD?

    11 / 50

    A client who is male has lost two pounds while working out. What is the minimum amount that the personal trainer needs to recommend for the post-exercise fluid intake for the restoration of hydration levels?

    12 / 50

    Which is a specific goal example?

    13 / 50

    What is the primary directive of assigning loads to a client?

    14 / 50

    What kind of goal is bench pressing 300 pounds?

    15 / 50

    Which grip is used in the flat dumbbell fly?

    16 / 50

    Where should the spotter focus during the incline dumbbell chest press?

    17 / 50

    Which one is a description of good landing form in plyometrics?

    18 / 50

    If you are designing a new gym, how much square footage should we allow for one treadmill that is 6 feet long and 3 feet wide?

    19 / 50


    Of these, what makes the greatest contribution to the body's daily energy expenditure?

    20 / 50