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ACE Personal Trainer Test

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1.  Which of the following individuals is MOST liekly to adhere to a supervised physical activity program?
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2.  What business structure puts a personal trainer at the GREATEST risk for losing personal assests in the event of a lawsuit filed by a client for an incident related to personal training services provided? 
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3.  Which of the following movements takes place in the frontal plane?
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4.  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 is this client’s “total score” for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease using the ACSM risk factor thresholds? 
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5.  What is the PRIMARY reason people give for not attempting CPR in a cardiac emergency? 
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6.  Which of the following joint movements from the anatomical position has an average range of motion of 0 degrees in healthy adults? 
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7.  Which personal attribute is the MOST reliable predictor of an indivdual's participation in an exercise program? 
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8.  At what point does a candidate for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification (or any other ACE certification) agree to uphold the ACE Code of Ethics?
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9.  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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10.  Which of the following techniques will reduce the balance challenge of an exercise? 
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11.  What foundational element is the ACE IFT Model built upon? 
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12.  In your notes regarding a slient performing the external and internal shoulder rotation tests, you recorded that the client displayed potential tightness in the infraspinatus and teres major. What might you have observed during the test that led to that conclusion? 
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13.  What should you do FIRST with a person who suddenly falls to the floor while exercising? 
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14.  Which of the following strategies should be AVOIDED when a personal trainer is modeling the healthful lifestyle that he or she is trying to get clients to adopt? 
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15.  What is the first phase of healing after an injury occurs?
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16.  Which of the following activities falls outside a personal trainer's scope of practice? 
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17.  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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18.  People with low self-efficacy are more liekly to choose non-challenging tasks that are easy to accomplish. 
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19.  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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20.  Which of the following is a non-correctible factor related to postural deviations? 
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21.  Which progression follows the part-to whole teaching strategy in helping a client learn proper technique for the bedn and lift squatting movements? 
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22.  Which body-composition assessment method produces percent fat estimates that can vary greatly from day to day based on the hydration status of the client being tested?
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23.  What has been shown to be the BEST predictor of back health? 
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24.  Which of the following program modifications would be MOST important when teaching yoga to a client who is deconditioned or has chronic disease?
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25.  Which of the four components of blood carries hormones, food materials, ions, and gases throughout the body?
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26.  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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27.  Which of the following is considered a classical form of mind-body exercise (>200-year heritage)?
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28.  Ace certified Personal Trainers must complete a minimum of 20 hours of continuing edcuation every 2 years to maintain their certifications. The PRIMARY reason ACE has established this minimum continuing-education requirement is to help ACE Perosnal Trainers to _____________________.
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29.  Limited movement over an extended period of time, such as is seen with injury and postural deviations, can result in muscle shortening on one side of a joint and muscle lengthening on the other side of the joint. How do these length changes affect the force-generating capasity of these muscles? 
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30.  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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31.  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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32.  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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33.  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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34.  Which business structure combines the limited liability and flow-through taxation of the S-corp with easier creation and operation requirements? 
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35.  Which of the following is generally considered to be unrelated to adherence levels in supervised exercise settings? 
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36.  While having a client perform the external and internal rotation test, you observe that he can rotate the forearms internally and externally to about 70 degrees, or about 20 degrees off the mat. Based on these observations, which of the following notes would you make? 
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37.  Which of the following is a skill-related parameter that might be addressed in a client's exercise program? 
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38.  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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39.  What is the primary advantage of the increase in blood volume that results from chronic cardiorespiratory exercise?
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40.  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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41.  Which of the following training scenarios would MOST likely result in overtraining syndrome for an endurance athlete? 
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42.  Training frequency is inversely related to both training _____________ and training_____________.
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43.  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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44.  Use the following information to answer the question: Gender: Female Age: 39 years Family history: Father has type 1 diabetes; Mother just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes Smoking: Never smoked Current exercise: swims 3-4 days per week for 30-45 minutes BMI: 31 kg/m2 Blood Pressure: 128/82 mmHg Total serum Cholesterol: 224 mg/dL LDL cholesterol: 122 mg/dL HDL cholesterol: 64 mg/dL Fasting plasma glucose: 95 mg/dL Goals: Lose 30 lbs; enhance exercise program and improve diet to prevent diabetes  What are the recommendations regarding the intensity of the cardiorespiratory exercise program and the need for a medical examination and graded exercise test based on this client's risk stratification? 
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45.  The end-point of the VT2 threshold test is determined by the client's ability to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, or another memorized group of phrases. 
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46.  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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47.  Cardiac output is defined as the amount of blood pumped during each heart beat.
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48.  Which of the following is an adaptation specifically seen with regular weightbearing exercise?
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49.  A plyometric exercise program BEST addresses which aspect of muscular fitness?
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50.  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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