Anyone taken the CSCS?

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  1. TKEBoss

    TKEBoss Nelson Sexors

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    Thinking about shelling out the bucks to take it. I've taken the Fly Solo program and been certified with that through the NSCA. I've taken and passed exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, and a strength/conditioning class that was set up as a prep for the CSCS.



    How was it if you have taken it? Did you study before?
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Do you have your degree?
     
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    TKEBoss Nelson Sexors

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    I will in May. However, my degree is kinesiology education for PE and Health.

    Someone told me that I could take the CSCS but I wouldn't recieve my scores until I graduated. I just shrugged it off as "he says she says" type of talk.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    he's right
     
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    TKEBoss Nelson Sexors

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    Ok so I can still take it as a undergrad.

    I take it you've been certified?
     
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    nope
     
  7. TKEBoss

    TKEBoss Nelson Sexors

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    Ok...So to pick you're brain, shoes or no shoes for squatting?


    kidding

    Any other certifications better or as good as the CSCS that I should consider?
     
  8. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Do you have the CSCS study materials textbook?
     
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    Absolutely not. The prep class I took gave us a pre and post test modeled after the CSCS test. It had all the same type of questions that the CSCS would ask for(not the exact ones). I made an 88% on the test but it was fairly lengthier than the real test(i think the CSCS has 80 or so questions).

    That's why Im asking, is it hard if I have the education of all these previous classes?
     
  10. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    I have no idea. My professor told me they ask very specific information from the book i.e. stuff that was in graphs or figures. I have basically the same prep as you but I'm going through the study book chapter by chapter to make absolutely sure I don't waste 400+ dollars taking an exam just to fail it and be forced to re-take it.
     
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    Yea, Im a cheapo and from what I seen the study guides cost more than the fuckin test. So I was trying to avoid that at all cost.
     
  12. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    not in place of, but there may be some you'd want in addition to the CSCS
     
  13. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Dude not the study guide or the computer programs and stuff. If you aren't a dumbass and know how to study:

    Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Third Edition textbook

    should be all you need. It's like 50 bucks and a great resource. I pick it up all the time to refresh myself.

    I still haven't finished it. School decided to become ridiculous again so I'm about 1/2 of the way through. When I finish it I'll take the CSCS exam, probably this summer after I graduate and I'm waiting to get into my MSN program
     
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    I plan on taking it once I graduate.

    Definitely get the book. It's a pretty good reference just to have.
     
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    Thanks for the lead on that.
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    I'd just buy the book. I use it all the time
     
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