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kingarty
05-21-2008, 06:27 PM
So im doing NASM and was wondering exactly how hard the test is and what type of questions you need to know

ny58
05-21-2008, 06:57 PM
this is my take on the test:
all multiple choice. . . and the first few chapters are the hardest, but as u read on it all comes together and starts to make sense. . the test wasn't to bad. . a lot of questions like this: .. if a clients knees are turned in during a squat assessment what should u do. . and the options would be different muscles to strengthen (so know that chart that shows under and overactive muscles for assessments on page 123 in text book). . that entire section is important also know how to stretch them or correct these movements with exercises. . ie if there is an excessive lean forward during the squat assessment. . u should know that a stabilty ball wall squat is a corrective exercise . .. . . some of it was common sense. . .at least 3 or 4 questions on the planes of motion. . ie A biceps curl is performed in what plane of motion (sagittal). . or a cable rotation is performed in what plane of motion? (transverse). . make sure u understand all the info. . dont just memorize. . for instance in the book it repeats a bunch of times that an average adult needs 96 ounces of water a day, but then on the test they ask it in quarts. . just to try and throw u off. .stupid little things like that. . overall it's a fair test . .i went to one of the workshops 5 days before i took the test and it def helped. .oh yeah they will give u an exercise and ask u what type it is. . ie a balance strength, stability power ect.. so know the OPT model

scottymac710
05-21-2008, 07:11 PM
i dont mean to thread-jack but how does the ACE and/or ISSA compare as far as types of questions?

ny58
05-21-2008, 07:16 PM
i dont mean to thread-jack but how does the ACE and/or ISSA compare as far as types of questions?

not really sure, but ISSA is an open book online test .. so u can pass that. . ace im not sure prob similar science questions but they probably have their own model that is different than NASM's OPT model. .

kingarty
05-21-2008, 10:51 PM
this is my take on the test:
all multiple choice. . . and the first few chapters are the hardest, but as u read on it all comes together and starts to make sense. . the test wasn't to bad. . a lot of questions like this: .. if a clients knees are turned in during a squat assessment what should u do. . and the options would be different muscles to strengthen (so know that chart that shows under and overactive muscles for assessments on page 123 in text book). . that entire section is important also know how to stretch them or correct these movements with exercises. . ie if there is an excessive lean forward during the squat assessment. . u should know that a stabilty ball wall squat is a corrective exercise . .. . . some of it was common sense. . .at least 3 or 4 questions on the planes of motion. . ie A biceps curl is performed in what plane of motion (sagittal). . or a cable rotation is performed in what plane of motion? (transverse). . make sure u understand all the info. . dont just memorize. . for instance in the book it repeats a bunch of times that an average adult needs 96 ounces of water a day, but then on the test they ask it in quarts. . just to try and throw u off. .stupid little things like that. . overall it's a fair test . .i went to one of the workshops 5 days before i took the test and it def helped. .oh yeah they will give u an exercise and ask u what type it is. . ie a balance strength, stability power ect.. so know the OPT model

I figured that....thanks for the help dude. I really appreciate it

faithnolimits
06-23-2014, 06:40 PM
hey fitfam,

I'm fixing to take the nasm test in the next month or so and I'm trying to make sure i know what to expect.
I'm passing the online quizzes pretty well, I just want to know from those of yall who've passed it, does the test look identical to the online quizzes (pretty much all multiple choice) or what should i plan for? (written answers, etc.)

thanks guys

Thejoejoekimbro
06-24-2014, 12:40 PM
Test was easy as hell, dont worry. I would suggest using the practice exams and buying an app and just constantly quiz yourself

Shayne778
06-24-2014, 02:49 PM
Don't listen to people saying the test is easy.

You will blow off studying, take it, and fail.

Trust me---study. If you put in the work, the test WILL be very easy. I just graduated HS a week ago and walked into a gym w/ a NASM cert and got hired on spot. (sig)

The guy next to me in the test room had majored in exercise science and failed. the test is ALL about THEIR system and OPT model etc, so while knowing functional knowledge is helpful - if you don't know their book, you wont pass. Know your exercises and know table 7.12 until you can read it off the back of your head. Once you have those two things down, you're ready to take the test.


Feel free to pm me w/ any questions:)