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1.  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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2.  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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3.  Which of the following statements about flexibility is CORRECT?
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4.  A key role of the serratus anterior is to move the thorax toward a more fixed, stable scapulae. 
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5.  ______________ 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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6.  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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7.  How is a transient ischemic attack (TIA) different from a stroke? 
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8.  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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9.  An elevated shoulder may present with an overdeveloped or tight upper trapezius muscle. 
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10.  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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11.  What is a PRIMARY goal of introducing interval training during phase 2 of a client's cardiorespiratory training program? 
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12.  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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13.  Whhich of the following steps would be MOST appropriate for personal trainers to take to reduce the risk of exercise-induced asthma (EIA) episodes when working with clients who have asthma? 
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14.  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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15.  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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16.  Which of the following is an adaptation specifically seen with regular weightbearing exercise?
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17.  Which of the following would violate intellectual porperty laws? 
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18.  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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19.  After how long a period of inactivity following an injury does disuse atrophy in the muscle surrounding the injury begin? 
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20.  What force couple creates posterior pelvic rotation to pull the pelvis out of anterior pelvic tilt? 
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21.  Which personal attribute is the MOST reliable predictor of an indivdual's participation in an exercise program? 
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22.  Which of the following is NOT one of the primary symptoms of altitude sickness?
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23.  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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24.  When should behavior contracts and written agreements be revised or updated? 
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25.  Sending personal-training appointment reminder emails to clients would be an example of which behavior-changes strategy?
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26.  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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27.  You are working with a client who has osteoarthritis. He shows up to his lastest session and tells you that he has been "experiences soreness in his right knee since helping his daughter moce into a new apartment over the weekend." In which section of this client's SOAP notes should this inforamtion be recorded? 
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28.  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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29.  Where is the scapular plane? 
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30.  Which of the following techniques will reduce the balance challenge of an exercise? 
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31.  After completing one year of personal training, Gina said she had learned a great deal from you and wanted to try to continue her program on her own. During the six months that have followed, you have noticed Gina routinely coming into the gym to exercise for one or two hours on four or five days of the week. When you talk with her about it, she say that she "loves coming into the gym and feels great after her workouts." This statement reflects GIna's strong ___________________.
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32.  What should you do FIRST with a person who suddenly falls to the floor while exercising? 
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33.  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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34.  Which ratio from McGill's torso muscular endurance test battery would be indicative of a muscle imbalance that can lead to back pain? 
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35.  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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36.  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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37.  What has been shown to be the BEST predictor of back health? 
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38.  What should you do FIRST with a person who suddenly falls to the floor while exercising? 
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39.  During the hurdle step screen, you observe a client exhibiting an anterior pelvic tilt and a forward torso lean as he steps forward. What is the compesation MOST indicative of? 
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40.  Which of the following training scenarios would MOST likely result in overtraining syndrome for an endurance athlete? 
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41.  What hormone dilates the respiratory passages and reduces digestive activity and bladder emptying during physical activity?
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42.  /Which of the following CORRECTLY describes the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
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43.  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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44.  What is the PRIMARY reason people give for not attempting CPR in a cardiac emergency? 
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45.  A client with which of the following conditions should receive comprehensive nutrition counseling before beginning an exercise program?
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46.  Which is the BEST strategy for personal trainers to implement to enhance the liklihood that a client will continue working with them?
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47.  You are working with a client who has type 1 diabetes and checks his blood glucose levels prior to each exercise session. Which of the following pre-exercise blood glucose levels would make you postpone the exercise session until blood sugar is under control? 
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48.  Which of the following MUST be consumed in the diet? 
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49.  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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50.  Which of the following joints favors stability over mobility 
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