2017.01.22 CSCS Daily Study Question

2017.01.22 CSCS Daily Study Question:

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An elderly man comes into your office and says that he recently recovered from a broken humerus. His doctor told him that he should be using resistance training exercises to increase his bone density. Which of the following choices of exercises would you recommend to increase the bone density of the humerus?
(A) Back Squat, Seated Leg Curl, Seated Calf Raises
(B) Barbell Bench Press, Dumbbell One-Arm Row, Barbell Upright Row
(C) Barbell Curls, Abdominal Crunches, Hip Abduction
(D) Dumbbell Bench Press, Dumbbell Incline Press, Barbell Decline Press

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Correct Answer:
(B) Barbell Bench Press, Dumbbell One-Arm Row, Barbell Upright Row

Explanation:
When attempting to increase bone density, resistance training should incorporate a variety of exercises that change the distribution and direction of the force vectors applied to bone. In the case of the correct answer, it provides the most varied amount of force vectors applied to the humerus bone (upper arm). The other answer choices either provide more limited range of force vectors or they target areas of the body not involved with the humerus.  

Reference:
Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning 3rd Edition p. 105

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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).

2017.01.22 CSCS Daily Study Question

Links:
National Strength & Conditioning Association

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