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ACE Personal Trainer Test

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1.  Which of the following terms is defined as the product of muscular strength and movement speed? 
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2.  Which of the following is a critical indicator that someone is suffering from heat stroke and in need of emergency treatment? 
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3.  Which of the following is NOT among the 10 insights gleaned from the experiences of the National Weight Control Registry?
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4.  The end-point of the VT2 threshold test is determined by the client's ability to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, or another memorized group of phrases. 
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5.  While having a client perform the external and internal rotation test, you observe that he can rotate the forearms internally and externally to about 70 degrees, or about 20 degrees off the mat. Based on these observations, which of the following notes would you make? 
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6.  Which of the following would be contraindicated for a client who has an acute hamstring strain? 
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7.  "When do you experience your low-back soreness?" is an example of what type of interviewing technique? 
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8.  What is the most important tool when dealing with a client who is at risk for relapse?
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9.  Which of the following is NOT one of the primary symptoms of altitude sickness?
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10.  When training in a client's home, a personal trainer must use recording produced specifically for sue in fitness facilities or risk being in violation of copyright law.
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11.  A client must achieve a 1,000- calorie deficit per day in order to lose 1lbs per week. 
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12.  Which of the following MUST be consumed in the diet? 
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13.  Which of the following postural deviations indicates that a client has medially (internally) rated shoulders? 
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14.  Which of the following techniques will reduce the balance challenge of an exercise? 
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15.  Which of the following movements takes place in the frontal plane?
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16.  Which of these follow-up actions would be most appropriate for an individual who answers "yes" to the following questions on the PAR-Q? "Is your doctor currently prescribing drugs for your blood pressure or heart conditions?" "In the past month, have you had chest pain when you were not doing physical activity?" 
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17.  Which of the following would violate intellectual porperty laws? 
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18.  How is a transient ischemic attack (TIA) different from a stroke? 
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19.  A client who is in the load-training phase of functional movement and resistance training will be working in the anaerobic-endurance training phase of cardiorepiratory training. 
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20.  In what phase of the functional movement and resistance training component of the ACE IFT Model would a person be categorized if he has lumbar lordosis, limited range of motion in the hips and shoulders, and performs resistance-training workouts four days per week? 
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21.  What is the only macronutrient whose stored energy generates adenosine triphosphate (ATP) anaerobically?
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22.  The sinoatrial node (SA node), which is sometimes called the pacemaker of the heart, is located in which chamber of the heart?
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23.  During your initial interview with a new client, you learn that his motivation to sign up for personal-training sesions was based on a recent medical exam during which his physican informed him that he was prehypertensive (BP= 137/88 mmHg) and has dyslipidemia (total serum cholesterol = 227 mg/dL), and a fmaily history of cardiovascular disease. Based on this information, hos motivation to exercise is MOST likely associated with which of the following? 
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24.  In which scenario is the personal trainer MOST likely to be found guilty of negligence? 
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25.  Use the following information to answer the question: Gender: Male Age: 47 years Family history: Mother has hypertension; father had coronary bypass surgery at age 59 Smoking: Quit smoking 20 years ago Current exercise: Walks dog 1-2 times per day for 10 minutes per walk BMI: 29 kg/m2 Blood Pressure: 132/86 mmHg Total serum Cholesterol: 216 mg/dL LDL cholesterol: 138 mg/dL HDL cholesterol: 48 mg/dL Fasting plasma glucose: 94 mg/dL Goals: Lose 20lb; increase muscle strength and cardiorespiratory fitness   What is this client’s “total score” for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease using the ACSM risk factor thresholds? 
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26.  You are working with a client who wants to train for a specific athletic competition. Before progressing this client to performance training (phase 4), what criteria should he meet to allow for a safe and effective transition to this type of training? 
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27.  Which of the following business practices would be MOST liekly to put a facility at risk for imporperly categorizing personal trainers as independent contractors? 
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28.  Which of the following is an appropriate response to a client who mentions being sore following a weekend tennis tournament? 
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29.  Which of the following is OUTSIDE of the ACE-certified Personal Trainer scope of practice?
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30.  What is the MOST common heart rythum during cardia arrest? 
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31.  Which slow-acting hormones timulates the mobilization of free fatty acids from adipose tissue, mobilizes glucose synthesis in the liver, and decreases the rate of glucose utilization in the cells?
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32.  A person who is confident that he or she can successfully participate reguarly in an exercise program __________. 
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33.  Which of these medications causes a does-related decrease in a person's reating, exercise, and maximal heart rate? 
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34.  During which cardio training phase of the ACE IFT Model should a trainer administer the VT2 threshold test to determine HR at VT2?
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35.  Which personal attribute is the MOST reliable predictor of an indivdual's participation in an exercise program? 
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36.  What work -to-recovery ratio would be MOST appropriate to include in a resistance training circuit for small group personal training sessions with clients who have primary goals that require enhanced muscular endurance? 
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37.  During the Thomas test, you observe that your client can easily lower her right thigh to about 10 degrees above the table with the knee flexed at about 90 degrees. Based on these observations, which of the following noted would you makes? 
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38.  Individuals who are short in statue may not be good candidates for which type of testing? 
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39.  The affective and neurendocrine response to mind-body exercise is mediated through the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA) and results in a decreased prodiction of which hormones that are associated with stress?
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40.  Which of the following is WITHIN the ACE- certified Personal Trainer scope of practice? 
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41.  Your new client is a 57-year old woman who plays golf, tennis, and squash avidly. Her health risk-risk appraisal reveals only one positive risk factor (age) and that she has a heart murmur. According to the ACSM risk stratification, what is this client's level of risk? 
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42.  Which of the following injuries is primarily caused by training errors among athletes? 
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43.  A client leaves a gym bag on the front seat of his car each morning as a reminder to work out on his way home from work. What behavior-change strategy is he using? 
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44.  Which of the following is NOT one of four types of tissue found in the human body?
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45.  What hormone dilates the respiratory passages and reduces digestive activity and bladder emptying during physical activity?
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46.  Your new client is a 47 year old woman who wants to lose weight, but is a bit apprehensive about resistence training because she does not want to "get big". Based on this information, what response would BEST facilitate resistence-training program adherence and motication
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47.  When working with a client who has a history of plantar fascitis, it would be MOST important to include stretching exercies for the _______________________?
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48.  Which stretching technique involves holding each stretch to the point of tension for 15-60 seconds? 
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49.  What is the MOST influential source of self-efficacy information related to exercise? 
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50.  During which phase of the functional and resistance training component of the ACE IFT Model should assessments of muscular strength and endurance be introduced? 
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