ACE Personal Trainer Test

50 Questions  I  By Kbclawson on May 13, 2012
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1.  What is the primary advantage of the increase in blood volume that results from chronic cardiorespiratory exercise?
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2.  Which of the following is NOT cause to immediately stop a cardiorespiratory exercise test? 
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3.  Which of the following is WITHIN the ACE- certified Personal Trainer scope of practice? 
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4.  For which of the following clients would a medical exam and graded exercise test be recommended before training begins? 
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5.  Which of the following is a skill-related parameter that might be addressed in a client's exercise program? 
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6.  Which of the following is MOST likely to create a barrier to fitness-related behavior change for some clients? 
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7.  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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8.  Which of the following presents the four stages of the cleint-trainer relationship in their proper order? 
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9.  Which of the following joints favors stability over mobility 
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10.  Which of the following techniques will reduce the balance challenge of an exercise? 
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11.  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 is this client's "total score" for artherosclerotic cardiovascular disease using the ACSM risk factor thresholds? 
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12.  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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13.  Which of the following is a SMART goal? 
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14.  Which of the following is an example of a multiplanar movement from the anatomical position? 
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15.  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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16.  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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17.  When programming exercise to help a client reduce low-back pain, it is most important to focus on muscular strength, as opposed to muscular endurance. 
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18.  Which of the following is NOT one of the three primary categories of potential determinants for physical activity?
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19.  ____________ is the practice of voluntary breath control, consisting of conscious inhalation, retention, and exhalation.
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20.  Which of the following is NOT one of four types of tissue found in the human body?
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21.  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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22.  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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23.  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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24.  Which of the following is NOT a benefit of regular physical activity?
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25.  Which of the following strategies should a trainer AVOID when trying to promote ownership on the part of the client? 
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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.  Where is the scapular plane? 
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28.  Your new client is a 47 year old woman who wants to lose weight, but is a bit apprehensive about resistence training because she does not want to "get big". Based on this information, what response would BEST facilitate resistence-training program adherence and motication
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29.  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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30.  During what phase of the general adaptation syndrome will a clinet see progressive increases in muscle size and strength?
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31.  Which of the following must be included as part of every client's pre-participation screening? 
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32.  Training frequency is inversely related to both training _____________ and training_____________.
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33.  Which personal attribute is the MOST reliable predictor of an indivdual's participation in an exercise program? 
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34.  Which of the following is NOT one of the potential benefits of a sole proprietorship? 
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35.  What is the GREATEST LIMITATION associated with using the heart-rate reserve (HRR) to calculate exercise target heart rate? 
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36.  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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37.  Which of the following corresponds with the second ventilatory threshold (VT2)? 
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38.  Which of the following weekly training plans would have a session RPE of 450 points? 
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39.  Which of the following MUST be consumed in the diet? 
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40.  Stretching which muscles has been shown to help relieve symptoms associated with medial tibial stress syndrome and/or anterior shin splints? 
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41.  Which of the following is NOT one of three sites used when performing the skinfold measurements on a male client? 
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42.  How can a personal trainer MOST effectively incorporate mind-body exercise into personal-training sessions for clients?
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43.  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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44.  "I will perform a full-body resistance-training workout twice every week" is an example of which type of goal?
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45.  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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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.  When should behavior contracts and written agreements be revised or updated? 
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48.  Which of the following observations during the passive straight-leg raise represents normal length of the hamstring? 
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49.  Which medications has no promary affect on heart rate, but can cause dangerous cardiac arryhthmias due to water and electrolyte imbalances? 
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50.  General trends reveal that members of which of the following populations are MOST LIKELY to be performing higher levels of physical activity in unsupervised settings? 
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