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1.  The PRIMARY purpose of professional certifications is to: 
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2.  Which of the following is WITHIN the scopr of practice for personal trainers?
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3.  Which of the following is OUTSIDE of the ACE-certified Personal Trainer scope of practice?
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4.  At what point does a candidate for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification (or any other ACE certification) agree to uphold the ACE Code of Ethics?
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5.  Ace certified Personal Trainers must complete a minimum of 20 hours of continuing edcuation every 2 years to maintain their certifications. The PRIMARY reason ACE has established this minimum continuing-education requirement is to help ACE Perosnal Trainers to _____________________.
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6.  Which of the following is WITHIN the ACE- certified Personal Trainer scope of practice? 
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7.  A personal trainer who wants to provide massage to help clients who have tight or sore muscles can do so ONLY if __________.
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8.  What do the credentials for registered dietitians (R.D.), occupational therapists (OTR), athletic trainers (ATC), registered nurses (RN), and massage therapists (LMT) all have in common with certifications from the American Council on Exercise? 
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9.  Which of the following is MOST accurate regarding personal trainers recommending supplements to their cleints? 
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10.  ACE-certified Personal Trainer looking to advance their knowledge, skills, and abilities beyond their ACE Personal Trainer Certification would be BEST served by earning which of the following additional certifications?
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11.  When comparing the medial epicondyle of the humerus to the lateral epicondyle of the humerus, which of the following statements is correct?
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12.  Which of the following is NOT one of four types of tissue found in the human body?
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13.  Which of the four components of blood carries hormones, food materials, ions, and gases throughout the body?
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14.  When blood is flowing through the heart, where does it go after passing through the tricuspid valve?
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15.  The average person’s breathing rate through the nose is equal to 20 to 30 liters per minute while at rest.
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16.  Which of the following movements takes place in the frontal plane?
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17.  Which of the following statements about flexibility is CORRECT?
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18.  Which pair of shoulder muscles is BEST strengthened by shoulder shrugs performed with resistance?
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19.  The birddog is an effective exercise for which of the following muscles that act at the trunk?
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20.  Which category of hip muscles is primarily responsible for hip adduction?
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21.  What is the MOST important factor for an individual who is starting an exercise program?
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22.  Which personal attribute is the MOST reliable predictor of an indivdual's participation in an exercise program? 
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23.  What is the MOST common excuse used by people when dropping out of an exercise program?
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24.  Which is the BEST strategy for personal trainers to implement to enhance the liklihood that a client will continue working with them?
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25.  A person who is confident that he or she can successfully participate reguarly in an exercise program __________. 
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26.  Which of the following would be MOST liekly to enhance program particiaption and goal attainment? 
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27.  A strong social support network can provide an individual with all of the following EXCEPT:
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28.  What type of exercise program would be expected to have the GREATEST drop-out rate? 
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29.  Which of the following is generally considered to be unrelated to adherence levels in supervised exercise settings? 
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30.  After completing one year of personal training, Gina said she had learned a great deal from you and wanted to try to continue her program on her own. During the six months that have followed, you have noticed Gina routinely coming into the gym to exercise for one or two hours on four or five days of the week. When you talk with her about it, she say that she "loves coming into the gym and feels great after her workouts." This statement reflects GIna's strong ___________________.
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31.  Which of the following is NOT a benefit of regular physical activity?
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32.  Cardiac output is defined as the amount of blood pumped during each heart beat.
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33.  Very little of the __________ a person consumes is used for energy production.
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34.  Which of the primary energy systems supplies enough energy for no more than 10 seconds of all-out exertion?
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35.  Low-intensity exercise is the best way to lose weight because it burns a higher percentage of fat than exercise at a higher intensity.
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36.  At what stage of an exercise bout are phosphagen stores being replenished, remaining lactate being removed from the blood, and the metabolic rate decreasing?
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37.  Which of the following is an adaptation specifically seen with regular weightbearing exercise?
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38.  Which hormone promotes triglyceride breakdown to aid in maintaining blood glucose?
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39.  Replacing body fluid as it is lost is an important guideline to follow whether exercising in the heat or in the cold.
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40.  Which of the following is NOT one of the primary symptoms of altitude sickness?
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41.  Most health benefits occur with at least ______minutes a week of moderate-intensity physcial activity, suck as brisk walking. Additonal benefits occur with more physcial activity. 
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42.  Which of the following accounts for the unique position that personal trainers hold in the allied healthcare continuum? 
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43.  What is the primary purpose of a fitness certification?
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44.  Which of the following is NOT part of the definition of "scope of practice"?
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45.  According the general scope of practice for fitness professionals, personal trainers can rehabilitate clients who are recovering from musculoskeletal injuries.
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46.  As a general rule, ACE recommends that candidates allow _______ of study time to adequately prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification exam. 
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47.  Diagnosing the cause of a client's lordosis posture and prescribing an exercise to treat it is within a personal trainer's scope of practice
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48.  To renew certification for a new two-year cycle, ACE-certified Professionals must complete a minimum of ___ hours of continuing education credtis and maintain a current certification in _____________ and, if living in North America, automated external defibrillation.
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49.  What should a personal trainer do if a client insists on using dietray supplements desipte the trainer's assurance that his or her fitness goals can be met without them?
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50.  Which of the following is an appropriate response to a client who mentions being sore following a weekend tennis tournament? 
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