ACSM exam tips
by Julie Ann
Make sure you know what the joint is doing and in what plane the movement is in for the ACSM exam. Example: lumbar flexion - plane of motion is Sagital. Axis of motion Coronal.
Know what plane you're in during a bicep curl and what your joint is doing.
Be able to calculate BMI - WHR - Ideal Body Weight-Target heart rate
BMI = weight (kg)/height(m squared)
WHR = waist circumference (in)/Hip circumference (in)
Ideal Body weight = lean body mass/1.00(desired % Body fat/100)
THR = 220 - age - Resting heart rate times % + resting heart rate
Know all the risk factors!!! Study the charts especially in chapter 14 of the text!! ACSM gives you a few case examples you must say how many risks they have. And then the next question asks what are the name of the risks. And then the next question asks what category they are in.
Know what to do when its hot or humid out = lower intensity and duration - drink extra water
Know the order of which you do things = resting measurements, body comp, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness, flexibility
Know sit and reach number one test for flexibility
Know that vitamin A D K E are fat soluble
Know what percent of what carbs are proteins are etc. from the food pyramid
Know what too much protein does to your system over a prolonged period of time
You are on your way to passing the ACSM exam.