ACE Personal Trainer Test

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1.  Which of the following statements about the ratings of perceived scale is CORRECT? 
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2.  Which of the following is NOT among the 10 insights gleaned from the experiences of the National Weight Control Registry?
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3.  A client reports feeling terrible pain in the heel during his first steps each morning, which then dissipates as he walks around the house. What is the MOST likely cause of this pain? 
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4.  What is the name of the essential attribute of successful relationships that is described as "the ability to respect another person regardless of his or her uniqueness?" 
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5.  Performance training includes speed, agility, quickness, and reactivity drills that would be MOST appropriate for which of the following clients? 
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6.  Adherence is defined as the psychological drive that gives behavior direction and purpose. 
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7.  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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8.  A key role of the serratus anterior is to move the thorax toward a more fixed, stable scapulae. 
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9.  Which of the following assesses anaerobic capacity? 
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10.  When evaluating the risk of injury associated with a particular activity, a personal trainer finds that the frequency of occurance is low or seldom, and the severity of injury is categorized as high or vital. What is the BEST course of action? 
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11.  Weightbearing and resistance-training activities are MOST important for clients with which of the following diseases or disorders? 
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12.  Lateral epicondylitis is commonly known as _________.
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13.  Which type of corporation is most typically used by personal -training business? 
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14.  Which of the following muscles is part of the outer layer of the core? 
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15.  A personal trainer could design an exercise program without requiring a physician's release prior to participation for which of the following? 
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16.  A client who just found out she is pregnant asks what foods to eat to increase her intake of folic acid. What would be the BEST response?
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17.  For which of the following clients would a medical exam and graded exercise test be recommended before training begins? 
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18.  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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19.  The middle layer of torso muscles that are commonly refered to as "the core" consists of the __________________.
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20.  What is the legal term used to describe a situation where a trainer fails to act and a client in injured, but the client is determined to have played a role in his or her own injury? 
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21.  What is the PRIMARY mothod for progressing the principal challenge in hatha yoga?
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22.  Which category of hip muscles is primarily responsible for hip adduction?
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23.  Which of the following statements is true about the role of type I muscle fibers during resistance-training exercies? 
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24.  The birddog is an effective exercise for which of the following muscles that act at the trunk?
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25.  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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26.  What is the first progression made when utilizing the double-progressive training protocol. 
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27.  Measuring VO2max in a laboratory involves the collection and analysis of ___________ during maximal exercise. 
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28.  In which zone of the the 3 zone training model is an individual exercising if he or she is working at a heart rate equal to his or her second ventilatory threshold? 
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29.  What form is used to have the client acknowledge that he or she has been specifically informed about the risks associated with the activity in which hor or she is about to engage? 
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30.  How can a personal trainer MOST effectively incorporate mind-body exercise into personal-training sessions for clients?
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31.  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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32.  A lack of hip-joint mobility is MOST likely to lead to which of the following? 
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33.  Which pair of shoulder muscles is BEST strengthened by shoulder shrugs performed with resistance?
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34.  Which of the following is NOT a method the body uses to preserve blood volume during steady-state exercise?
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35.  Which of the following is WITHIN the ACE- certified Personal Trainer scope of practice? 
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36.  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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37.  Which of the following observations during the passive straight-leg raise represents normal length of the hamstring? 
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38.  When performing steady state cardio respiratory exercise, which of the following is LEAST likely to limit exercise duration? 
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39.  A company experiences a yearly loss and one of the partners uses that loss to offset profits from another business. This is an example of ___________.
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40.  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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41.  Using reinforcement to help a client progress from doing a quarter lunge to performing a full lunge and then eventually adding resistance is an example of which process? 
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42.  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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43.  Motivational interviewing is most commonly done during which stage of the client-trainer relationship?
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44.  Which of the following is NOT one of the three primary categories of potential determinants for physical activity?
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45.  What is the MOST important factor for an individual who is starting an exercise program?
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46.  Which of the following is NOT one of the primary symptoms of altitude sickness?
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47.  What is the MOST influential source of self-efficacy information related to exercise? 
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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.  Which of the following would be contraindicated for a client who has an acute hamstring strain? 
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50.  Which nerve is commonly compressed due to carpal tunnel syndrome? 
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