ACE Personal Trainer Test

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ACE personal trainer test
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1.  Sending personal-training appointment reminder emails to clients would be an example of which behavior-changes strategy?
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2.  Which type of progrma is BEST suited for individuals who are new to yoga?
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3.  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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4.  Which of the following would help a trainer develop rapport with a client during the initial session? 
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5.  Which of the following terms is defined as the belief in one's own capabilities to successfully engage in a behavior?
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6.  Once a client demonstrates good form while performing kneeling wood-chop spiral patterns with short and long moment arms, what exercise would provide the MOST appropriate progression? 
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7.  According the general scope of practice for fitness professionals, personal trainers can rehabilitate clients who are recovering from musculoskeletal injuries.
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8.  What force couple creates posterior pelvic rotation to pull the pelvis out of anterior pelvic tilt? 
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9.  Scapular winging during the shoulder push stabilization screen would MOST likely be due to ________________.
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10.  What is the objective of conducting clearning tests prior to the performance of movement screens? 
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11.  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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12.  Which of the following must be included as part of every client's pre-participation screening? 
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13.  Which of the following would be contraindicated for a client who has an acute hamstring strain? 
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14.  Which of the following is considered a classical form of mind-body exercise (>200-year heritage)?
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15.  What is the PRIMARY mothod for progressing the principal challenge in hatha yoga?
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16.  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   According to the ACSM risk stratification, what is this client's level of risk?  
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17.  Which of the following is an example of a multiplanar movement from the anatomical position? 
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18.  What assessments are essential according to the ACE IFT Model and should be completed prior to an client beginning an exercise program? 
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19.  A client should be reffered to his or her physician if whcih of the following is found during assessments?
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20.  Which of the following training scenarios would MOST likely result in overtraining syndrome for an endurance athlete? 
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21.  For clients with which of the following disease or disorders is it MOST important to develop a "regular" pattern of activity that does not result in post-activity malaise? 
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22.  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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23.  Strength gains during the first several weeks of a resistence-training program are primarily due to _______________.
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24.  Which of the responses represents the predicted 1-RM bench press for a client who can perform 10 reps of the exercise with 150lbs. with good form?  
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25.  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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26.  ____________ is the practice of voluntary breath control, consisting of conscious inhalation, retention, and exhalation.
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27.  The PRIMARY purpose of professional certifications is to: 
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28.  What is the waist-to -hip ratio threshold at which a female client's health is considered at risk? 
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29.  Which form of mind-body exercise is fundamentally a form of movement re-education that breaks inefficient movement patterns into components?
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30.  Which of the following is NOT a method the body uses to preserve blood volume during steady-state exercise?
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31.  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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32.  What is the primary advantage of the increase in blood volume that results from chronic cardiorespiratory exercise?
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33.  How is a transient ischemic attack (TIA) different from a stroke? 
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34.  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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35.  Which evaluation form does a client sign to acknowledge that he or she has been educated about and understands, the risks associated with being active? 
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36.  Which of the following observations would be notes as a postural deviation?
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37.  What is the MOST common excuse used by people when dropping out of an exercise program?
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38.  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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39.  Which of these assessments meausres a client's anaerobic capacity? 
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40.  What is frequently cited as the primary centering activity of mind-body exercise programs?
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41.  A client must achieve a 1,000- calorie deficit per day in order to lose 1lbs per week. 
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42.  A lack of hip-joint mobility is MOST likely to lead to which of the following? 
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43.  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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44.  /Which of the following CORRECTLY describes the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
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45.  What exercises would be MOST important to include for a clinet who has recovered from Achillies tendinitis and wants to prevent it from returning? 
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46.  What do the credentials for registered dietitians (R.D.), occupational therapists (OTR), athletic trainers (ATC), registered nurses (RN), and massage therapists (LMT) all have in common with certifications from the American Council on Exercise? 
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47.  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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48.  What is the MOST influential source of self-efficacy information related to exercise? 
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49.  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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50.  Most fitness enthusiasts that exercise in a gym or at home on a regular basis on multiple days per week will spend many years reaching their fitness goals through aerobic-efficiency training. Research with these well-trained non-athletes has found that they will spend as much as ______% of their total training time in zone 2. 
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