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1.  Stretching which muscles has been shown to help relieve symptoms associated with medial tibial stress syndrome and/or anterior shin splints? 
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2.  A male client brings a form from his PCP reporting the following test results:  waist circumference: 41 inches Triglycerides: 140 mg/dL HDL cholestoral: 38 mg/dL Blood pressue: 128/80 mmHg Fasting blood glucose: 93 mg/dL  This client currently has metabolic syndrome. 
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3.  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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4.  After progressing to the load-training phase of the ACE IFT Model, a client has mastered the stablity and mobility exercises from the previous phases and no longer needs to include them in each workout. 
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5.  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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6.  The middle layer of torso muscles that are commonly refered to as "the core" consists of the __________________.
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7.  Which of the following movements takes place in the frontal plane?
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8.  According to the principle of reversibility, a client who stops performing resistance will lose strength at about _______ that it was gained. 
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9.  Which of the following is an ABSOLUTE contraindication to stretching?
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10.  Which of the following is a skill-related parameter that might be addressed in a client's exercise program? 
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11.  What is the primary advantage of the increase in blood volume that results from chronic cardiorespiratory exercise?
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12.  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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13.  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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14.  During a treadmill test, a client complains of leg cramping but feels that she will be able to finish the test. What is the MOST appropriate course of action? 
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15.  The first objective when meeting a prospective client is to gather information on the client's goals and objectives. 
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16.  Which of the following statements about the ratings of perceived scale is CORRECT? 
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17.  Which contemporary form of mind-body exercise involves floor work and as well as work done on a machine called a reformer?
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18.  Which pelvic tilt screen may be invlaid if the individual exhibits well-developed gluteal muscles? 
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19.  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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20.  Which of the following is generally considered to be unrelated to adherence levels in supervised exercise settings? 
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21.  A client is performing 250 minutes of exercise each week and has a weekly caloric expenditure of about 1700 caloreis. What is this client's physical fitness classificiation
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22.  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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23.  A heart attach is characterized by which of the following signs and symptoms? 
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24.  Which of the following techniques will reduce the balance challenge of an exercise? 
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25.  Once a client can demonstration good static balance while standing on two feet, what exercise could the trainer introduce that would provide the MOST appropriate progression? 
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26.  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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27.  Which progression follows the part-to whole teaching strategy in helping a client learn proper technique for the bedn and lift squatting movements? 
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28.  A client who is also a high school soccer player is interested in using the glycemic index to guide hims as he "refuels" after practices and matches. Which of the following would be the BEST snack choice?
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29.  Overweight or obese clients who are seeking to lose weight should perform a minimum of _____ minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week. 
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30.  When working with a client whose personality style is classified as "expressor," which of the following approaches would be the BEST option for a personal trainer? 
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31.  What is the most important goal when working with special-population clientele?
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32.  Which type of progrma is BEST suited for individuals who are new to yoga?
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33.  When helping a client build scapulothoracic stability, which exercise should a trainer have him or her perform FIRST to teach the client how to "pack" the scapula? 
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34.  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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35.  What is the MOST influential source of self-efficacy information related to exercise? 
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36.  During the hurdle step screen, you observe that the client exhibits an anterior tilt with a forward torso lean. What muscles should you suspect of being underactive or weak? 
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37.  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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38.  The birddog is an effective exercise for which of the following muscles that act at the trunk?
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39.  Which of the following strategies should a trainer AVOID when trying to promote ownership on the part of the client? 
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40.  What type of injury can be classified as longitudial, oblique, transverse, or compression?
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41.  Which of the following muscles exerts an upward pull on the anterior, inferior surface of the pelvis in an effort to maintain a neutral pelvic positions? 
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42.  Which of the following observations would be notes as a postural deviation?
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43.  Tightness in which of the following structures can be a cause of patellofemoral pain syndrome due to its lateral fascial connections to the patella? 
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44.  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 are the recommendations regarding exercise testing based on this client's risk stratification? 
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45.  Which of the following is NOT cause to immediately stop a cardiorespiratory exercise test? 
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46.  ______________ represents the pressure that is exerted on the artery walls as blood remains in the arteries during the filling phase of the cardiac cycle. 
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47.  Which of the following statements about flexibility is CORRECT?
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48.  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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49.  A lack of hip-joint mobility is MOST likely to lead to which of the following? 
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50.  What are the five primary movements that are the focus of the movement-training phase? 
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