Org & Administration

The Book is Finished!

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Book, Exam Preparation, Exercise Science, Exercise Technique, Facility Management, Nutrition, Org & Administration, Personal, Program Design, Review Topics | 7 comments

Wow – talk about the biggest project I have ever undertaken. I’m glad to be done, but at the same time I feel like I could’ve kept going… I’ll have to save those thoughts for a later edition.

Book stats:

Page Count: 104 pages
Word Count: 16,663 words
Image/Diagram Count: 56

The Ultimate Guide to the CSCS Exam

 Table of contents preview:

  • Disclaimer
  • Preface
  • About the Author
  • Materials You Will Need
    • Cost Breakdown
    • Exam Breakdown
  • Part 1 – Scientific Foundations
    • Exercise Science
      • The Sliding Filament Theory Revisited
      • Statics of the Human Musculoskeletal System
      • More Statics: Levers and Mechanics
      • Gender Differences
      • Muscle Twitch
      • Humans: A Hybrid Energy System
      • The Physics of Human Motion
      • Key Anatomy Points
    • Nutrition
      • Protein
      • Carbohydrates
      • Fat
      • Hydration
      • Food Disorders
  • Part 2 – Practical & Applied Knowledge
    • Exercise Technique
      • Fundamental Rules
      • Handgrips
      • Five-Point Body Contact Position
      • Breathing & the Valsalva Maneuver
      • The Five Phases of Sprinting
    • Program Design
      • The Seven Steps of Program Design
      • Cycles and Periodization
    • Organization and Administration
      • Facility Specifications
    • Testing and Evaluation
      • Memorization of the Mean
      • Statistics Review
    • Conclusion and Final Thoughts

 

Pricing and other thoughts

I’ve priced the book at $27 – I feel this is justified given the amount of unique content I’m providing.

This is not a rehashing of the NSCA book, this is not an outline, it’s high quality content that will set you back less than the price of one online practice exam from the NSCA. As I get feedback I plan on editing and updating the book – purchasing this book at any time entitles you to all future updates. As I said in my previous post the pricing will always be the cheapest possible when you buy it, because it’s only going to go up as I add and update the content.

And with that, I know a bunch of you are scheduled to take the exam in the next month or two. Good luck to you, and I hope my book helps. As always, feel free to contact me via email with any questions, clarifications, or criticisms.

Buy my book!

 

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Organization and Administration Practice Question Answers 1-10

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Org & Administration, Practice Questions, Review Topics | 1 comment

So in case you missed it, check out my last post where you can find more resources on this section of the exam.

And here are the answers to my Organization and Administration posts 1-5, 6-10.

Question 1
What are the four phases of designing a new strength and conditioning facility?
B. Predesign, Design, Construction, Preoperation

Question 2
When assessing the needs of the athletic program, what should be considered (choose all that apply)
I. Training experience of the athletes
II. Age of the athletes
III. Number of athletes using the facility
IV. Athletic team schedules

Question 3
When designing a strength and conditioning facility, what is an appropriate range of square feet per athlete?
A.  40-50

Question 4
Strength and conditioning facilities should ideally be located (choose all that apply)
I.  On the ground floor
IV. On an above ground floor capable of supporting 100lbs per square foot

 

Question 5
In order to accomodate wheelchairs, what should the minimum width of doorways be?
D.  36 inches

Question 6
Emergency exits must be:
I.  Clearly lit and free of obstruction at all times
III. Clearly visible and marked for those with visual impairments

Question 7
Ceilings should be at least:
B.  12-14 feet high

Question 8
What is the diameter of an olympic plate?  Add a 2 inch safety margin to get the minimum distance mirrors should be set against the wall.
D.  18″ + 2″ = 20″

Question 9
Power exercises should be placed:
I.  Away from windows, mirrors, exits and entrances

Question 10
An appropriate staff-to-athlete ratio for freshman in high school (~14 years old, 0 years of training) should not exceed
B.  1:15

You will find the source for all these answers in the Organization and Administration chapter.

 

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Organization and Administration Practice Questions 6-10

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Org & Administration, Practice Questions, Review Topics | 0 comments

Question 6
Emergency exits must be:
I.  Clearly lit and free of obstruction at all times
II.  Located on every side of the facility
III. Clearly visible and marked for those with visual impairments
IV.  Equipped with fire extinguishers

Question 7
Ceilings should be at least:
A.  8-10 feet high
B.  12-14 feet high
C.  18 feet high
D.  22 feet high

Question 8
What is the diameter of an olympic plate?  Add a 2 inch safety margin to get the minimum distance mirrors should be set against the wall.
A.  12″ +2″ = 14″
B.  14″ + 2″ = 16″
C.  16″ + 2″ = 18″
D.  18″ + 2″ = 20″

Question 9
Power exercises should be placed:
I.  Away from windows, mirrors, exits and entrances
II.  Against the walls
III. Close to areas that are more readily supervised
IV.  Near the bathroom

Question 10
An appropriate staff-to-athlete ratio for freshman in high school (~14 years old, 0 years of training) should not exceed
A.  1:50
B.  1:15
C.  1:10
D.  1:1

 

To really cover the material, I need to probably keep doing more sets of these questions….but I might kill myself if I have to read more of this chapter.  Answers will be up at some point, whether or not I do another series of questions remains to be seen.

 

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Organization and Administration Practice Questions 1-5

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Org & Administration, Practice Questions, Review Topics | 0 comments

Ugh, this is by far the my least favorite aspect of studying for this exam.  Organization and administration…..I have no words to get you pumped about this topic, because I have no words for myself.  To prepare for these questions, I recommend reading chapters 21-22 and slamming your head against each page in agony.  Maybe you will absorb some through osmosis.

I just picked up the book, tried to read some of it and gave up.  I sat around for 5 or so minutes brainstorming a way to cover this.  Here’s what I came up with:

Instead of doing 1 question per post, I’m going to make up all the questions right now as I read through the chapter.

Question 1
What are the four phases of designing a new strength and conditioning facility?
A. Planning, Design, Construction, Operation
B. Predesign, Design, Construction, Preoperation
C. Design, Construction, Preoperation, Operation
D. Needs Analysis, Predesign, Design, Construction

Question 2
When assessing the needs of the athletic program, what should be considered (choose all that apply)
I. Training experience of the athletes
II. Age of the athletes
III. Number of athletes using the facility
IV. Athletic team schedules

Question 3
When designing a strength and conditioning facility, what is an appropriate range of square feet per athlete?
A.  40-50
B.  10-20
C.  80-90
D.  120-140

Question 4
Strength and conditioning facilities should ideally be located (choose all that apply)
I.  On the ground foor
II.  In a below-ground floor
III. As high as possible
IV. On an above ground floor capable of supporting 100lbs per square foot

Question 5
In order to accomodate wheelchairs, what should the minimum width of doorways be?
A.  30 inches
B.  40 inches
C.  28 inches
D.  36 inches

I’m going to break up the questions over a few posts, this is all I felt like coming up with for now.

 

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