Ace Personal Trainer Test

50 Questions  I  By Kbclawson on May 13, 2012
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1.  What is the PRIMARY mothod for progressing the principal challenge in hatha yoga?
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2.  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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3.  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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4.  Which of the following is a characteristic of mind-body exercise programs that is helpful to those with stable chronic disease?
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5.  The most commonly reported knee injury involves damage to the _____________.
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6.  Which of the following repetition ranges is recommended to stimulate bone changes in clients who have osteopenia and/or osteoporosis? 
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7.  Which type of progrma is BEST suited for individuals who are new to yoga?
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8.  What is the most influential source of self-efficacy information?
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9.  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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10.  Which of the following intervention strategies would be LEAST APPROPRIATE when working with someone in the precontemplation stage? 
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11.  The coupling relationship between tight _______________ and ___________________ is defined as the lower-cross syndrome. 
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12.  When blood is flowing through the heart, where does it go after passing through the tricuspid valve?
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13.  Which term, also the name of a type of yoga, is synonymous with what is also called "serpent power," of the coiled-up energy contained in the body?
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14.  Which of the following are actions to take when you suspect a client is having a mild hypoglycemic incident? 
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15.  A male client who weighs 190 pounds has a one-rep max of 225 pounds on the bench press exercise. His relative strength for this exercise in ___________. 
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16.  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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17.  Motivational interviewing is most commonly done during which stage of the client-trainer relationship?
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18.  A key role of the serratus anterior is to move the thorax toward a more fixed, stable scapulae. 
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19.  Training frequency is inversely related to both training _____________ and training_____________.
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20.  How is a transient ischemic attack (TIA) different from a stroke? 
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21.  What is arguable the most important and influential personal attribute variable when predicting adherence to physical activity? 
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22.  During cardiorespiratory exercise with progressively increasing intensity, the need for additional oxygen is met initially through linear increases in minute ventilation (Ve). The point at which the increased demands for oxygen can no longer be met by this linear increase, causing a nonlinear increase in ventilation is known as ______________________ and can be measure via a ___________________.
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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.  Which of the following minerals has a recommended dietary allowance (RDA) that is more than twice as high for women than it is for men? 
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25.  Which of the following activities falls outside a personal trainer's scope of practice? 
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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.  The following list presents the four phases of the functional movement and resistance training component of the ACE IFT Model in their proper order.  Stability and mobility training  Movement training  Load training Performance training
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28.  Which form of tai chi is the most practiced in the West today?
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29.  An elevated shoulder may present with an overdeveloped or tight upper trapezius muscle. 
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30.  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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31.  A client must achieve a 1,000- calorie deficit per day in order to lose 1lbs per week. 
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32.  Which of the following is NOT cause to immediately stop a cardiorespiratory exercise test? 
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33.  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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34.  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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35.  You are working with a new client who wants to begin resistance training in prep for a one-month backpacking trip he will be taking thorough the Rocky Mountains. Which of the following training sets and reps ranges would be BEST for helping prepare for the rigors of this multi-day trip? 
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36.  If an activity requires a functional capacity of 6 METs, what is the total oxygen consumption of someone performing that activity?
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37.  It is essential that personal trainers conduct assessments of muscular strength and endurance before a new client begins a stability and mobility training program. 
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38.  What is the only macronutrient whose stored energy generates adenosine triphosphate (ATP) anaerobically?
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39.  When working in a general partnership with a family member, it is a good idea to operate the business as a 50-50 partnership so that both partners have an equal say in how the business is run. 
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40.  People with low self-efficacy are more liekly to choose non-challenging tasks that are easy to accomplish. 
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41.  Which type of movement has the GREATEST need for thoracic mobility? 
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42.  What effect does regular exercise have on dyslipidemia?
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43.  What is a personal trainer MOST likely to give up when switching from working as an independent contractor to working as an employee of a fitness facility?  
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44.  Which treatment of soft-tissue injuries is within the personal trainer scope of practice? 
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45.  Which of the following observations during the passive straight-leg raise represents normal length of the hamstring? 
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46.  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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47.  Tidal volume decreases after an exerciser crosses the second ventilatory threshold (VT2).
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48.  What type of exercise program would be expected to have the GREATEST drop-out rate? 
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49.  Which of the following observations would be notes as a postural deviation?
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50.  What is the primary reason for having all clients perform an adequate cool-down? 
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