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Old 06-07-2010, 02:58 AM   #31
Ian Nigh
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Re: level 1 exam

Happy to announce I just took and passed the test at CF Fort Meade yesterday. It was easy after reading the study guide twice and having been involved with CF daily for the last couple of years. I could deff. see how it could be hard for someone completely new to the CF prescription.
I believe the test does a good job of doing exactly what it is meant to do: ensure that Level 1 trainers have a working knowledge of the basics.
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Old 06-07-2010, 04:38 AM   #32
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Re: level 1 exam

Hi Ian, nice to meet you yesterday!

+1 to everything he said. I took the test along with the majority of my trainers, plus several trainers and affiliates from the area. I'm a Navy master training specialist and have a fairly heavy background in instructional system design. From that standpoint, I think the test is very solid in terms of breadth, depth and detail. If you read the L1 study guide, know the material and generally current you won't have any problems. That being said, if those things are not the case then you are dead in the water.

I don't know what the exact pass rate was, but we had 11 people fmro my box take the test and nine passed. Of those two, one has been CFing for about six months and attended the cert. The other is one of those genetic freaks that shovels Oreos and pizza down his neck yet remains one of our fittest firebreathers. The downside is that since he has never needed to pay attention to nutrition he has never learned anything about it.

Hope that helps.
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:36 AM   #33
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Re: level 1 exam

I was at Ft. Meade yesterday as a 'test only' taker and passed.

I'm not a good test taker in general and was curious as to how I'd do studying 'on my own' (not being at the cert). I just read the manual a couple times, made some highlights, reviewed my notes from my L1 back in October, reviewed my highlighted manual a few more times, and tried to not overthink it.

It's a legit test, so do the reading and whatever else you need to do to study for a test (notecards, outline, talk about it outloud with others, etc) and you'll be fine.
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:31 PM   #34
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Re: level 1 exam

Just got back from the Cert in San Diego (awesome). The test really challenges your Crossfit knowledge. If you can communicate Crossfit effectively (i.e. what is crossfit, what is fitness, programming, and diet), then you SHOULD pass the test.

The test is challenging enough to test your knowledge but not intended to learn buzz words, even though they are in there and they give clues during the classes. Pay attention and read the manual. You will pass
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