Back to Start of CSCS Comprehensive Question Set #1

Jane is an 18-year-old female, collegiate swimmer who has been resistance training for the past five years. She weighs 120 pounds, is 64 inches tall, and her current resistance training goal is muscle hypertrophy. Today is the first day of a new 12-week resistance training regimen. Over the course of this program, Jane hopes to gain several pounds of lean muscle mass. Jane’s first resistance training exercise for the day is the flat barbell bench press. Jane’s 1-repetition maximum (1RM) on the flat barbell bench press is 110 pounds.

If Jane were to perform the YMCA Bench Press Test, what test weight would be appropriate for her to use?

a) 25 pounds
b) 35 pounds
c) 45 pounds
d) 55 pounds

Check your answer here



Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning (3rd edition) p. 262, 282


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.