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Everything you need to know about the NASM OPT model : Pass NASM-CPT in 30-days

Jan 26, 2023


Everything You Need To

Know About The

OPT Model

By: Meagan Harbinson IG- ACT7VE

Did you fail NASM or are afraid you will? You're not the only one, as the NASM CPT passing rate is 65 percent! Meaning that 35% will fail. Don't be discouraged by failing, as the test itself has NOTHING to do with actually testing your capabilities as a personal trainer, but more so on seeing how well you do with standardized testing. So even if you do pass it won't mean you're ready to train, just that you were able to get at least a 70% on a multiple choice test. I can tell you that because I actually took it and passed in under a WEEK by ONLY using our study guide (which is updated & far better now). As a trainer, director of CPTs, and teacher of trainers, I'll let you know that passing this test won't make you feel confident training others. And unfortunately might hurt your career as people who get certified through textbook CPTs are most likely to quit within a year of training.

If you are outside of the 28-day window to get a refund or the gym you are trying to get hired at only accepts NASM CPTs, don't worry we got you. Our Show Up Fitness study guide has helped over 3,200 people pass NASM! If you are looking to become a qualified trainer who is confident training others then you'll want to get the best fitness certification out there, the Show Up Fitness CPT MONEY-BACK GUARANTEED! That's right if you feel like you didn't learn more during our course than reading your textbook we'll give you your money back! So really there's no excuse not to SHOW UP!

With that being said, for those of you reading this your goal at the moment is to pass NASM as fast as possible. Luckily you're in good hands, our guide has helped people pass in under 30days and in as little as 3 days! We've had people come to us after studying by themselves for over 6months freaking out they'll fail because they haven’t retained any information and have no idea what to study. That's why our biggest advice to those of you studying is, DON'T READ THE 7TH EDITION TEXTBOOK! Trying to read a 700+ pg book is an information overload leaving you confused and increasing your chances of failing. Save yourself the time, money and stress when you ditch the book and get our guide! Our guide focuses on the MAIN topics so you'll feel confident passing this thing ASAP!


Show Up Fitness study guide is key to passing the NASM CPT within 30-days! It focuses on the main concepts you'll see for the test, with breakdowns of each chapter including charts, tables, key terms & example test questions. The most important topics you'll need to know in order to pass are; the OPT Model & all of its acute variables within resistance, overactive / underactive muscles, how to assess a client and the stages of change. We've helped over 3,200 people pass and we can help you too!

We also offer weekly live zoom calls every Tuesday at 4pm pst and Thursday at 5pm pst. They are all recorded and uploaded on demand within the Show Up Fitness APP, so if you are unable to attend you can watch them later at your own convenience. The calls are great because you have the ability to ask questions and get feedback from instructors who will be quizzing you to see if you're ready to take the test.



1. Don't read the textbook L If you absolutely feel like you have to, go off of the very minimal suggestions we have in the study guide, but know it's a waste of time, we don't recommend it and we've helped people pass in as little as 3 days without reading a single page of the textbook!

2. Don't compare other study guides (fitness mentors, trainer academy, Sorta Healthy or the facebook group with Mark who likes to talk shit about Show Up Fitness because we actually help trainers) They haven't helped over 3,200+ people pass and suggest for you to read the textbooks – DON'T do that.

3. Don't take any quizzes on NASM website. We've had people never get above a 50 on their quizzes, but pass easily, and others pass all the quizzes, but fail the actual CPT. Their quizzes are not a good indicator if you'll pass, they contain too much information that you won't even see on the test. FOCUS ON THE SHOW UP GUIDE AND YOU WILL PASS. And if you want quizzes that will actually prepare you to pass, get our extra quiz bundle that comes with 180 example quiz questions. https://show-up-fitness

Once you pass, reach out to start the process on becoming a successful personal by reading THE BOOK trainer via Show Up Fitness CPT. You get access to LIVE calls with instructors who are doing what you want to do – how many textbook certifications provide that? Instead of reading a textbook, we focus on anatomy, programming and growing a book of business. And if you feel like you learned more during your textbook CPT, than you did SUF-CPT we'll give you your money back guarantee!

We've helped pass is that they don't know how to properly program & they don't feel confident training others. And to be fair how could you? It's a 120 multiple choice test (20 questions not counted towards your grade) written by an English professor testing your test skills rather than your ability to program & train others. Our SUF-CPT internship course provides you with all the tools necessary to feel confident training others and make this a long lasting career! Learning anatomy, programming, proper form/spotting, business/sales, assessments, nutrition and sooooo much more! We've helped trainers get hired at Equinox, Crunch, Lifetime Fitness with our SUF-CPT. We're in the process of getting accredited through the NCCA – it takes $16,000 & a 120-page application to be submitted – it takes time! We can help you with your resume and interview skills to get hired anywhere you want to go. It all begins by SHOWING UP!

How to pass nasm in


1- Sign-up for $100 tier to get our study guide, weekly LIVE zoom calls (Tues 4pm / Thur 5pm pst) recorded and put into our APP with our 30-day map to pass NASM

2- Sign-up for our $25 tier to get access to the live calls and map to pass nasm

Get the following answers within the platform and guide.



1- During a bench press, which muscle(s) are the stabilizers?

A- Rotator Cuff B- Triceps C- Biceps D- Pectoralis Major

2- How many Liters of water are suggested for male clients? A- 1.7 B- 2.7 C-3.7 D-4.7

3- What muscle(s) are MOST likely tight if a client demonstrates an arching low back during the overhead squat assessment? a) Hip Flexors b) Gluteus maximus c) Transverse abdominus d) Multifidus

4- What muscles are most likely overactive and should be stretched when an athlete exhibits an excessive forward lean?

a) Soleus, gastrocnemius, hip flexor complex, abdominal complex

b) Anterior Tibialis, gluteus maximus, erector spinae

c) Hip Flexor complex, erector spinae, latissimus dorsi, thoracolumbar fascia

d) Transverse abdominus, multifidus, internal oblique, diaphragm.

5- Your client has High Blood Pressure, which of the following training systems would be most appropriate?

A- Drop Sets B- 1RM Bench Press C- Super Sets D-Peripheral Heart Action (PHA)


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