2017.01.23 CSCS Daily Study Question

2017.01.23 CSCS Daily Study Question:

One of your athletes comes into your office during the off-season. He’s determined to be put on the traveling squad for the football team so he’s been training on his own during the off-season. Unfortunately, without your guidance, the athlete tells you that he thinks he’s been overdoing it and there may be a problem. He tells you that he doesn’t enjoy training like he used to and many of his lifts are slowly decreasing in  weight as time goes on. Your athlete went into the doctor to see if it was a medical problem. The doctor took a blood screening, but couldn’t find any problems. The athlete hands you the results of the blood screen and asks if you notice anything. Knowing about anaerobic overtraining markers, you quickly scan the blood panel results to see how the current results compare to results from a year ago. You see that the athlete is experiencing increased __________ levels and decreased __________ concentrations.
(A) cortisol, testosterone
(B) testosterone, cortisol

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Correct Answer:
(A) cortisol, testosterone

Explanation:
With overtraining, some of the hormonal markers are increased cortisol and decreased testosterone and luteinizing hormone. There are also acute epinephrine and norepinephrine increases beyond normal exercise-induced levels. 

Reference:
Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning 3rd Edition p. 116

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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).

2017.01.23 CSCS Daily Study Question

Links:
National Strength & Conditioning Association

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