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1.  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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2.  Stop and go game type activities are an appropriate choice for both youth and older adult exercisers. 
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3.  A skilled performace athlete who has established good flexibility would like to address functional flexibility during his pre-exercise stretching routine. What two types of stretching would be the BEST choices for this client? 
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4.  How is a transient ischemic attack (TIA) different from a stroke? 
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5.  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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6.  Which of the following injuries is primarily caused by training errors among athletes? 
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7.  Which of the following documents represents a client's voluntary abandonment of the right to file a lawsuit against the personal trainer? 
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8.  Which of the following is NOT one of three sites used when performing the skinfold measurements on a male client? 
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9.  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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10.  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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11.  After proximal stability is established in the lumbar spine, the focus of the stability and mobility training phase shifts to establishing _____________. 
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12.  Which of the following MUST be consumed in the diet? 
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13.  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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14.  Weightbearing and resistance-training activities are MOST important for clients with which of the following diseases or disorders? 
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15.  Which nerve is commonly compressed due to carpal tunnel syndrome? 
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16.  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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17.  A new personal -training client tells you that she has little experience with exercise, but has signed up for 8 weeks of personal training because she is ready to get fit and lose weight. Based on this information, what would be the MOST effective way to help her to become regularly active and work toward her goal?
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18.  A person who is confident that he or she can successfully participate reguarly in an exercise program __________. 
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19.  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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20.  What is a PRIMARY goal of introducing interval training during phase 2 of a client's cardiorespiratory training program? 
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21.  Which of the following observations would be notes as a postural deviation?
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22.  Clients working in the anaerobic-power training phase of the ACE IFT Model generall have goals related to ___________.
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23.  What is the primary reason for having all clients perform an adequate cool-down? 
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24.  Which of the following would violate intellectual porperty laws? 
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25.  Which type of movement has the GREATEST need for thoracic mobility? 
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26.  You are working with a client who is begining to perform basic bodyweight squats with fairly decent form. She is now ready for more specific feedback to help her refine her squatting technique. In which stage of moto learning would she be classififed for this exercise skill?
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27.  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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28.  The middle layer of torso muscles that are commonly refered to as "the core" consists of the __________________.
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29.  Which of the following types of physiological assessment is contraindicated for a client with asthma? 
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30.  Which exercise variable is it MOST appropriate for a personal trainer to manipulate in the early stagges of an exercise program?
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31.  A personal trainer who is seeking clarification from a client by trying to restate the main points and feelings in a client's communication is using which method of effective listening?
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32.  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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33.  What has been shown to be the BEST predictor of back health? 
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34.  What is a metabolic benefit of practicing yoga and tai chi on a regular basis?
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35.  In which scenario is the personal trainer MOST likely to be found guilty of negligence? 
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36.  Your new client is a 57-year old woman who plays golf, tennis, and squash avidly. Her health risk-risk appraisal reveals only one positive risk factor (age) and that she has a heart murmur. According to the ACSM risk stratification, what is this client's level of risk? 
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37.  The stretching of weakened muscles should begin with the performance of 2 to 4 repetitions of isometric muscle contractions, each held for 5 to 10 seconds at less thatn 50% of maximal voluntary contraction in a supported, isolated environment. 
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38.  Replacing body fluid as it is lost is an important guideline to follow whether exercising in the heat or in the cold.
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39.  What causes cardiovascular drift? 
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40.  You are working with a client who weighs 180 lbs with a body-fat percentage of 20%. What will his approximate weight be when he reaches his goal of 15% body fat, assuming that his lean body mass remains constant?
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41.  What type of exercise program would be expected to have the GREATEST drop-out rate? 
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42.  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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43.  A prospective client tells you that he has been going for 2-mile walks a couple of times each week for the past 2 months, and that he joined the gym because he is finally ready to adopt a more structured workout regimen. What is this individual's stage of change? 
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44.  When performing a shoulder screen and observing the client from a posterior view, a trainer notices an outward protrusion of the vertebral borders, but not the inferior angles of the scapulae. What deviation is most likely being observed? 
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45.  Static balance exercises often involve____________.
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46.  What would be MOST effective in helping a client to develop program adherence?
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47.  An umbrella liability policy provides added coverage for all of the other insurance that a person may have in place. 
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48.  What plyometric drills would provide the MOST appropriate progression for a client who can successfully perform a predetermined number of vertical jumps and single linear jumps? 
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49.  Which of the following movements takes place in the frontal plane?
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50.  Clients returning to exercies following greater trochanteric bursitis should generally avoid _________________.
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