CSCS Endocrine Questions: Endocrine Responses to Resistance Exercise

CSCS endocrine questions

All questions in this quiz are in reference to Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning (4th edition), Chapter 4: Endocrine Responses to Resistance Exercise. This quiz displays 10 random questions from the question bank so try each quiz multiple times (just reload the page after you finish). Good luck!

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Endocrine System

The endocrine system is the collection of glands within human beings that secrete hormones directly into the circulatory system to be carried towards distant target organs. The major endocrine glands include the pineal gland, pituitary gland, pancreas, ovaries, testes, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, hypothalamus, gastrointestinal tract and adrenal glands. The endocrine system is in contrast to the exocrine system, which secretes its hormones to the outside of the body using ducts. The endocrine system is an information signal system like the nervous system, yet its effects and mechanism are different. The hypothalamus is the neural control center for all endocrine systems. The field of study dealing with the endocrine system and its disorders is endocrinology, a branch of internal medicine. Special features of endocrine glands are, in general, their ductless nature, their vascularity, and commonly the presence of intracellular vacuoles or granules that store their hormones. In contrast, exocrine glands, such as salivary glands, sweat glands, and glands within the gastrointestinal tract, tend to be much less vascular and have ducts or a hollow lumen.

In addition to the specialized endocrine organs mentioned above, many other organs that are part of other body systems, such as bone, kidney, liver, heart and gonads, have secondary endocrine functions. For example, the kidney secretes endocrine hormones such as erythropoietin and renin. Hormones can consist of either amino acid complexes, steroids, eicosanoids, leukotrienes, or prostaglandins. A number of glands that signal each other in sequence are usually referred to as an axis, for example, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. As opposed to endocrine factors that travel considerably longer distances via the circulatory system, other signaling molecules, such as paracrine factors involved in paracrine signalling diffuse over a relatively short distance.

The word endocrine derives from the Greek words ἐνδο- endo- “inside, within,” and κρίνειν krinein “to separate, distinguish”.

CSCS Endocrine Questions

This page contains CSCS endocrine questions  to prepare for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam. Certified strength and conditioning specialists are fitness professionals. They are specially trained and experienced in using the application of scientific principles to improve athletic performance. Certified strength and conditioning specialists assist athletes by designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs. Certified strength and conditioning specialists (CSCS) conducting sport-specific performance testing, provide guidance with nutrition, and assist with injury prevention strategies (NSCA, 2015).

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Exam

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 questions in the Scientific Foundations section include anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and nutrition. Certified strength conditioning specialist questions in the Practical / Applied section include program design, exercise techniques, testing and evaluation, and organization / administration (NSCA, 2015).

Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist Questions

This quiz features Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Exam Questions: Chapter 3 material: Endocrine Responses to Resistance Exercise from Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning (3rd edition) textbook by Thomas R. Baechle and Roger W. Earle. This is the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recommended textbook to prepare for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam (NSCA, 2015)

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References:

National Strength and Conditioning Association. (2015, June 1). NSCA Certification Handbook. Retrieved from National Strength and Conditioning Association Website: http://www.nsca.com/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=36507225490

National Strength and Conditioning Association. (2015). CSCS Certification. Retrieved from National Strength and Conditioning Association: http://www.nsca.com/CSCS_Certification_2/

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