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ACE Personal Trainer Test

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1.  Which assessment does not use predicted maximum HR or predicted VO2max, but instead provides an actual measured heart rate that corresponds to the client's unique metabolic response to exercise? 
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2.  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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3.  What is the waist-to -hip ratio threshold at which a female client's health is considered at risk? 
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4.  The soleus, gastrocnemius, and plantaris are located in which compartment of the lower leg?
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5.  Which of the following individuals is MOST liekly to adhere to a supervised physical activity program?
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6.  Which of the following is generally considered to be unrelated to adherence levels in supervised exercise settings? 
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7.  Which of the following statements is CORRECT regarding exercise for people who have low-back pain? 
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8.  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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9.  For which of the following clients would a medical exam and graded exercise test be recommended before training begins? 
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10.  Which of these assessments meausres a client's anaerobic capacity? 
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11.  Which of the following is NOT among the 10 insights gleaned from the experiences of the National Weight Control Registry?
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12.  A client's blood-pressure reading is 124/78 mmHg. How should the presonal trainer classify this client? 
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13.  More than _____% of people who start a new program will drop out within the first 6 months. 
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14.  Which body-composition assessment method produces percent fat estimates that can vary greatly from day to day based on the hydration status of the client being tested?
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15.  A client you have been working with for several months tells you that she believes her husabnd may be having an affair? Which response would be MOST appropriate?
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16.  An individual is using a resistance band to perform very short-duration (less than 2 seconds per stretch) hamstring stretches in sets of eight repetitions. What flexibility-training technique is this person using? 
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17.  What aspect of muscular fitness is BEST addressed by a client adhering to the following regimen?  Frequency: Provide at least 72 hours recovery time between exercises for the same muscle groups Intensity: Between 70 and 80% of maximum resistance, reaching fatigue between 50 and 70 seconds Reps: 8-12 Sets: 3-4 sets with 30-60 seconds rest between successive training sets Type: A combination of multijoint and single-joint exercises using various techniques, including breakdown training and assisten training
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18.  Which of the following is NOT part of the definition of "scope of practice"?
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19.  When performing steady state cardio respiratory exercise, which of the following is LEAST likely to limit exercise duration? 
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20.  Once a client can perform two sets of 10 reps of glute bridges, which exercise would provide the MOST appropriate progression? 
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21.  What is the only macronutrient whose stored energy generates adenosine triphosphate (ATP) anaerobically?
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22.  Which of the following repetition ranges is recommended to stimulate bone changes in clients who have osteopenia and/or osteoporosis? 
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23.  During a workout, you notice that a client displays a sudden lack of coordination and balance and, when asked, reports trouble seeing. What is the MOST likely cause of these symptoms? 
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24.  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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25.  Clients working in the anaerobic-power training phase of the ACE IFT Model generall have goals related to ___________.
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26.  Standing on a single leg and taking a step mandates stability in each of the following regions EXCEPT the ____________
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27.  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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28.  Providing a more detailed description of the process by which resistance training helps to preserve bone desity would be MOST effective with which personality style? 
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29.  "I will perform a full-body resistance-training workout twice every week" is an example of which type of goal?
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30.  Which assessment would be MOST appropriate for a 54-year old male client who has no contraindications for exercise but has not been regularly active in more than 10 years? 
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31.  Which of the following is NOT one of four types of tissue found in the human body?
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32.  Which of the following observations would be notes as a postural deviation?
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33.  General trends reveal that members of which of the following populations are MOST LIKELY to be performing higher levels of physical activity in unsupervised settings? 
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34.  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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35.  Which of the following are actions to take when you suspect a client is having a mild hypoglycemic incident? 
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36.  How often should low-back exercies be performed in order to yield the maximum benefit? 
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37.  What is the MOST common heart rythum during cardia arrest? 
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38.  While on an airplane, you are talking with the man next to you and tell him that you are a personal trainer. This opens up a conversation during which the mans ask you a number of questions about things he has read recently regarding exercise, nutrition, and health. He says that he does not currently exercise, but he has been thiking about joing a gym and asks you for recommendations. Based on this information, in what stage of behavior change would he be categorized? 
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39.  A amle client performs the stork-stand balance test and is able to hold the position for 46 seconds. How would you rate this client's performance? 
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40.  An umbrella liability policy provides added coverage for all of the other insurance that a person may have in place. 
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41.  _________________ is the most common excuse for not exercising and for dropping out of an exercise program.
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42.  Strength gains during the first several weeks of a resistence-training program are primarily due to _______________.
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43.  A competitive soccer player, whose sport requires an ability to accelerate, decelerate, change direction, and then accelerate again, is interested in completeing an assessment to serve as a baseline against which he can measure future improvements. Which test will BEST measure these sports skills? 
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44.  Which of the following corresponds with the second ventilatory threshold (VT2)? 
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45.  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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46.  When programming exercise fora  client who is recovering from a lateral ankle sprain, it is important to begin with side-to-side motions before progressing to staright plan and then mutlidirectional motions. 
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47.  What is the PRIMARY reason people give for not attempting CPR in a cardiac emergency? 
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48.  You are designing an exercise program for a new client who has type 2 diabetes and a physician's release for exercise as tolerated to lose weight and improve blood glucose regulation. During the initial session, you learn that she has been sedentary for the past few years. What initial cardiorespiratory program would be most appropriate for her? 
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49.  A new client tells you that she used to participate in local 10k  and half-marathon running events before having twins. Although she had wanted to continue running, she has not been active since her children were born 2 years ago. Now that they are in daycare 3 days per week, she has begun walking a bit and wants to begin running, with an eventual goal of completing her first marathon. Based on this information, what stages of change has she gone through from pre-pregnany to meeting with you today. 
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50.  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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