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Chapter 3: The Cardio Respiratory System

This sample chapter is for the 6th edition of the textbook. Our study system has equivalent study materials for the newest 2022 7th edition as well.

Chapter 3 Assignments:

Expect 4-6 questions from Chapter 3


Write down the five types of blood vessels that travel through the systemic circuit and the order that the blood travels through.


Write down the conducting and respiratory airways.


Discuss the structure of the heart.


Write down and describe the three primary functions of blood from Table 3.1.


How can a personal trainer measure a client’s heart rate and beats per minute manually? Refer to Figure 3.4.


How do you measure your client’s heart rate during exercise?


What are the support mechanisms of Blood?


When is the best time to measure your client’s resting heart rate? Where is the best location to do it (on the body)? Do you press gently or hard?


What are the differences between cardiac output, heart rate, and stroke volume? Define all three of these.


What are the two forms of inspiratory ventilation?


What are the forms of expiratory ventilation?


How does blood flow through the heart? Describe it in detail and draw it out to help memorize it. Go to Table 3.5 for a reference.

We include only the most important questions so that the huge NASM textbook does not completely overwhelm you.

Chapter 3 Assignment Answers:

You didn’t think we were going to leave you hanging without the answers, did you? Use these answers to double-check your own. Or, use them as a cram guide before the exam.

NASM Mnemonics

At first, mnemonics may seem like a strange way to study. But studies have shown time and time again that it is the best way to memorize information in a sequence. The goal is to make them as weird, controversial or gross as possible. Trust me, you are First Response might be “Ewwwww”,  but you will never forget them. Practice what you learned in the fill in the blank section below.

Let’s practice one. How does blood travel through the heart?



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      Practice Exam Process

      We have five full 120 question NASM practice exams. These exams have a 2-hour countdown timer to replicate what it feels like to take the real exam. You are shown which domain each question comes from.

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