Welcome back for part eleven of my weekly blog posts on my journey to becoming a personal trainer. Today I'm going to talk about Week Nine and how it's been going.
This week's module was the last one before the final exam and it only covered one chapter: Appendix E, which was basically all about exercise science updates. Besides the new information that was in that appendix, it also had questions called "quick checks" on all the pages that covered everything we've learned so far. It was anything from what normal blood pressure and heart rate is to all of the muscle compensations in the overhead squat assessment which I think will be useful for using to study for the certification exam.
At first I thought I wouldn't need to create a study guide for this chapter since I printed out the entire appendix and added it to my study guide but I did go back in and do a quick 10-page study guide with all the important terms, info and flash card info from the website. I talked a lot about all of this in last week's post as well.
I also got a 4 out of 4 on last week's module discussion question and 4 out of 4 points on this week's as well so that was a great way to finish up the guided study.
I'm basically down to the point now where I just need to study, learn and understand what I'm doing. The final module will be #10 and that's the final exam which you only get one shot at (and have to get an 80% of you want the free certification retake voucher which I want just in case) and you get 2 practice final exams to work on first.
I also looked at all the videos in the Personal Training Resource section and printed all the PDF's from that and there's also a big section of NASM study guide domains and quizzes that go along with every domain that I'll be doing (many, many times) to prepare myself for the certification exam.
I have a lot of study plans, now I just need to make them happen.
26 days until exam day!