Your university’s football quarterback comes into the weight room and tells you and your assistant coaches that one of the personal trainers in the school’s campus recreation center just measured his body fat percentage at 17%. The quarterback rips his shirt off, looks into the mirror, flexes, and screams, “Check this out baby! I’m lean enough to be on the cover of Men’s Health magazine!”
You raise your hand up and tell the quarterback, “Hold on Slim… 17% body fat is average at best. To be ‘leaner than average’ you need to get your body fat below…
For males, 14% – 17% body fat is average. Leaner than average would be 11% – 13%. Very lean is 8% – 10%. Extremely lean (bodybuilders and weightlifters on competition day) is under 7%.
And, just for fun, here’s a meal by meal video of a day in the life of natural bodybuilder Matt Ogus:
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These CSCS exam practice questions were created to help users study for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification exam from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Using CSCS exam practice questions is an efficient way to study the most relevant material for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam. CSCS exam practice questions can help you to remember important concepts and test your knowledge of the material in a no-pressure environment. The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist designates that a fitness professional has the scientific and practical knowledge necessary to assist athletes to improve their physical performance.
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The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is a four-hour-long, pencil and paper or computer-based examination. The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam has two sections: “Scientific Foundations” and “Practical / Applied.” Each of these sections consist of questions that the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) feels are relevant to test the knowledge and experience of a candidate for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) professional credential. Certified strength conditioning specialist comprehensive questions from the Scientific Foundations section include anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and nutrition. certified strength conditioning specialist comprehensive questions from the Practical / Applied section include program design, exercise techniques, testing and evaluation, and organization / administration (NSCA, 2015).