NSCA Personal Trainer Exam Prep

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NSCA Personal Trainer Exam Prep

The NSCA Personal Trainer Exam is designed for individuals who are seeking certification in order to become professional personal trainers. Although the exam is to be completed in three hours, this practice exam helps you to get to know the questions you're likely to come across in the main exam. It's designed to help you know areas in which you're strong and areas that still need more reading and focus to master before your exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to the 2-for-2 rule, if one can successfully complete two or more consecutive workouts for any given exercise, which of these is correct?
    • A. 

      The load should be reduced.

    • B. 

      The load should be increased.

    • C. 

      The load should remain as it is.

    • D. 

      Timing should be reduced.

  • 2. 
    Exercise cannot help which of the following?
    • A. 

      Crohn's Disease

    • B. 

      Rheumatoid Arthritis

    • C. 

      Multiple Sclerosis

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    In which of the following situations would a trainer have to refer a client to the dietician?
    • A. 

      Christian is unsure whether he can exercise since he's diabetic.

    • B. 

      Tony wants to know how eating late affects him.

    • C. 

      Tom wants to shed 50 pounds.

    • D. 

      Margaret wants to lose weight.

  • 4. 
    What is the basic contractile unit of a muscle?
    • A. 

      Muscle spindles

    • B. 

      Muscle fiber

    • C. 

      Myosin

    • D. 

      Sarcomere

  • 5. 
    Your client passes out while on the treadmill and becomes non-responsive. As the trainer, what's the appropriate thing to do next? 
    • A. 

      Wet the client with water to reduce blood pressure.

    • B. 

      Call 911

    • C. 

      Administer CPR

    • D. 

      Place the client in a cool room.

  • 6. 
    What does Torque produce? 
    • A. 

      Perpendicular forced

    • B. 

      Angular acceleration

    • C. 

      Linear acceleration

    • D. 

      Linear velocity

  • 7. 
    What is the process of breaking down food molecules to release energy?
    • A. 

      Anabolism

    • B. 

      Metabolism

    • C. 

      Catabolism

    • D. 

      A and C

  • 8. 
    Form drag occurs because of what?
    • A. 

      Viscosity

    • B. 

      Shape of the solid surface

    • C. 

      Shape of the object

    • D. 

      Friction

  • 9. 
    The amortization phase should be...
    • A. 

      Lengthy

    • B. 

      Minimal

    • C. 

      No idea

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Which of the following can lead to vascular injury?
    • A. 

      Hypertension

    • B. 

      Smoking cigarettes

    • C. 

      Diabetes

    • D. 

      Crohn's Disease

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