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- Continuing education exam
- NOTE: The text The M.A.X. Muscle Plan 2.0, Second Edition, is required for successful completion of this exam but is not included in this version. Purchase this version only if you already own the text or ebook.
Consisting of 75 multiple-choice questions, this continuing education exam is designed to be taken after reading The M.A.X. Muscle Plan 2.0, Second Edition
. The exam will test your knowledge of the information presented in the book, so you can help clients increase lean body mass and build muscle.Learning Objectives
After reading the book and successfully completing the 75-question exam, you will be able to do the following:
- Describe the basic principles of muscle hypertrophy.
- Identify the different types of periodization used to structure an exercise program.
- Implement exercises for the back, chest, abdomen, shoulders, arms, and lower body.
- Explain how to incorporate a warm-up for an effective workout.
- Discuss the program specifics and structure of the M.A.X. Muscle Plan.
- Apply the principles discussed to improve muscular strength.
- Practice how to use metabolic training techniques to improve strength gains.
- Recognize nutrition strategies to optimize performance and muscular gains.
- Analyze the relationship between strength training and cardio training.
- Address common questions about employing the M.A.X. Muscle Plan.
This exam is not affiliated with Joe Wells Enterprises or MAX Muscle Sports Nutrition.
Personal trainers, strength and conditioning professionals, and other certified fitness professionals working with individuals seeking to transform their physical appearance.
Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS,*D, CSPS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA, is internationally regarded as one of the foremost authorities on muscle hypertrophy. The 2011 National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Personal Trainer of the Year, Schoenfeld is a lifetime drug-free bodybuilder who has won multiple natural bodybuilding titles. As a personal trainer, he has worked with numerous elite-level physique athletes, including many top pros.
Schoenfeld was the recipient of the 2016 Dwight D. Eisenhower Fitness Award, which is presented by the United States Sports Academy for outstanding achievement in fitness and for contributions to the growth and development of sport fitness through outstanding leadership activity. He was also the 2018 cowinner of the NSCA Outstanding Young Investigator Award. He is the author of multiple fitness books, including Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy and Strong & Sculpted. He has been published or featured in virtually every major fitness magazine and has appeared on hundreds of television shows and radio programs across the United States. Currently, he writes the “Ask the Muscle Doc” column for Bodybuilding.com.
Schoenfeld earned his PhD in health promotion and wellness at Rocky Mountain University, where his research focused on elucidating the mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy and their application to resistance training. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific papers and serves on the editorial advisory boards for several journals, including the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.
Schoenfeld is a full professor of exercise science at Lehman College in the Bronx, New York, and is director of the graduate program in human performance and fitness. He previously served as the sports nutrition consultant to the New Jersey Devils hockey organization.