Want the most efficient and most comprehensive tool to help you ace the NASM® CPT exam? Meet Brainscape’s NASM® CPT review - a cumulation of over 700 flashcards designed to help you pass your CPT exam and become a successful personal trainer!
Overwhelmed by the amount of information needed to become a NASM® personal trainer? Worried about focusing too much on the wrong information and missing crucial information needed to not only pass but succeed as a personal trainer? Simplify the terminology and cover the entire scope of NASM's® curriculum with Brainscape’s online and mobile flashcards. Curated by two NASM® certified trainers with years of experience in both training and teaching personal training, these flashcards will help you study the right material, faster.
Who would have thought that personal trainers need to know so much information, including a focus on science? Between identifying all the muscles to understanding the function of different amino acids, how can you identify the important information needed to be a successful personal trainer? More importantly, how are you expected to be able to learn enough information to not only pass the certification exam but then be able to confidently guide your client through their fitness journey? You’re not alone in this struggle, and we are here to help!
If you are like the authors of this class, they were also initially taken aback by the sheer amount of content that is on the exam for the NASM® CPT. So much science, so much research, but not enough time to study! Not to mention all the study material available from podcasts to bulky textbook and research articles. Don’t you wish there was a better, more streamlined way to study the important information and not carry around an entire library worth of resources?
Great News! With Brainscape’s NASM® CPT flashcards there is! Brainscape partnered with two industry professionals with years of experience in teaching NASM® curriculum to write and strategically organize over 500 flashcards with simple to understand cards formulated to help you not only memorize, but understand the topics needed to pass the NASM® exam. With input from a NASM® Certified Master Instructor, detailed notes, and meticulous scrutiny of the NASM® testing domains, these cards are developed with the learner in mind to give you the information you need to know to pass the exam and be knowledgeable around you clients without the fluff.
These cards aren’t just definitions of terms (although, we have those too!). The NASM® exam requires critical thinking - which was the premise behind the creation of these cards. By splitting the cards into decks that are centered around the NASM® text, you can get to the root of the information and study more efficiently to help you pass and kickstart your career in health and wellness!
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This deck is designed to review the key points from Chapter 1: The Scientific Rationale for Integrated Training including explaining the history of the personal training profession and clientele, understanding the basis of integrated program design, and explaining the OPT model.
This deck is designed to review the key points from Chapter 2: Basic Exercise Science including information regarding key components of the human movement system and describing how these components respond and adapt to exercise.
This deck is designed to review the key points from Chapter 3: The Cardiorespiratory System including information on the structure and function of the system and how it relates to exercise.
Mastering this chapter will allow you to have a greater understanding of energy pathways as well as the interaction of carbohydrates, fat, and proteins for fueling various types of exercise.
Mastering this chapter will allow you to have a greater understanding of functional body mechanics, muscle actions, and motor learning.
After studying this chapter, you will have a greater understanding of the components of a comprehensive health-related fitness assessment and how to use this information to create an exercise program for clients.
This deck is designed to review the key points from Chapter 7: Flexibility Training Concepts focusing on the effects of muscle imbalances on the kinetic chain, providing a rationale for flexibility training, and how to perform appropriate stretches in each phase of the OPT model.
This deck is designed to review the key points from Chapter 8: Cardiorespiratory Fitness Training focusing on describing the components of cardiorespiratory fitness, the health benefits and effects of training, and how to design and perform safe and effective cardiorespiratory exercise for clients in any phase of the OPT model.
This deck is designed to review the key points from Chapter 9: Core Training Concepts including understanding the importance of core training and designing a progressive core training program for clients in all phases of the OPT model.
After mastering this chapter, you will have a better understanding of balance training and how to design a progressive balance training program.
This deck is designed to review the key points from Chapter 11: Plyometric Training Concepts focusing on defining, discussing the importance, and designing a plyometric training program within all levels of the OPT model.
After mastering this chapter, you will have a better understanding of speed, agility, and quickness training and how to appropriately incorporate these concepts into a training program.
After mastering this chapter, you will have a better understanding of general adaptation syndrome, the principle of adaptation and specificity, and resistance training as it pertains to the 5 phases of the OPT model.
After mastering this chapter, you will be able to describe acute training variables, describe phases, and design programs within the OPT model.
After mastering this chapter, you will have a better understanding of safe and effective use of resistance and proprioceptive exercise modalities. You will have also have a better understanding of how to implement these modalities in the OPT model.
This deck is designed to review the key points from Chapter 16: Chronic Health Conditions and Physical or Functional Limitations including information on describing common conditions, identifying how these conditions affect exercise training capabilities, and understanding how to modify a program for clients with these conditions.
After mastering this chapter, you will have a better understanding of macronutrients and their effects on satiety, energy expenditure, and weight control. You will also have a better understanding of how to provide basic nutritional recommendations for optimizing health.
After mastering this chapter, you will have a better understanding of supplements and how to respond to questions about dietary supplements based on objective, scientific facts.
This deck is designed to identify the subjects identified in Chapter 19 such as the stages of change, SMART goals, and effective communication skills.
After mastering this chapter, you will have a better understanding of uncompromising customer service, strategies for selecting an ideal workplace and finding a job, the four P's of marketing, and basic membership sales techniques.