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1.  Which of the three tests included in McHill's torso muscular endurance test battery is a timed test involving a static, isometric contraction of the anterior muslces, stabilizing the spine until the individual exhibits fatigue can can no longer hold the assumed position? 
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2.  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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3.  A personal trainer can accurately estimate VO2max froma client's heart-rate response to exercise. 
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4.  When  trying to meet the objective of the stability and mobility training phase by reestablishing appropriate levels of stability and mobility through the kinetic chain, a personal trainer should begin by trageting which region of the body? 
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5.  Which hormone promotes triglyceride breakdown to aid in maintaining blood glucose?
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6.  Which of the following exercises BEST addresses the rotational movement patterns during the movement training phase? 
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7.  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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8.  Which type of corporation is most typically used by personal -training business? 
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9.  Which of the following individuals is MOST liekly to adhere to a supervised physical activity program?
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10.  The most commonly reported knee injury involves damage to the _____________.
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11.  Which of the following is NOT part of the definition of "scope of practice"?
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12.  Performance training includes speed, agility, quickness, and reactivity drills that would be MOST appropriate for which of the following clients? 
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13.  When working with a client who has a history of IT band syndrome, which muscle group acting on the hip joint is MOST likely to be weak? 
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14.  Which of the following would be MOST liekly to enhance program particiaption and goal attainment? 
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15.  What is frequently cited as the primary centering activity of mind-body exercise programs?
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16.  Which of the following joints favors stability over mobility 
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17.  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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18.  Which of these medications causes a does-related decrease in a person's reating, exercise, and maximal heart rate? 
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19.  Which of the following types of physiological assessment is contraindicated for a client with asthma? 
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20.  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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21.  One of the means of objectively assessing the success of a mind-body exercise program is to record baseline and serial blood pressure measurements.
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22.  What type of exercise program would be expected to have the GREATEST drop-out rate? 
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23.  What is the name of the essential attribute of successful relationships that is described as "the ability to respect another person regardless of his or her uniqueness?" 
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24.  What would be MOST effective in helping a client to develop program adherence?
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25.  A client who is in phase 3 of the cardiorespiratory component of the ACE IFT Model is beginning to utilize the three-zone training model based on ventilatory threshold. Approximately what percentage of his time should be spent training between VT1 and VT2?
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26.  Clients who are beginning the basics of a particular movement and are ready for specific feedback are in which stage?
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27.  What is the most important tool when dealing with a client who is at risk for relapse?
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28.  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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29.  When should behavior contracts and written agreements be revised or updated? 
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30.  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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31.  Which of the following weekly training plans would have a session RPE of 450 points? 
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32.  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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33.  What is the objective of conducting clearning tests prior to the performance of movement screens? 
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34.  The soleus, gastrocnemius, and plantaris are located in which compartment of the lower leg?
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35.  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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36.  As a general rule, ACE recommends that candidates allow _______ of study time to adequately prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification exam. 
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37.  Which of the following muscles play a vital role (with the mulitfidi) in providing feedback to the central nervous system about spinal joint position before dynamic forces in the extremities destabilize the spine? 
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38.  In which scenario is the personal trainer MOST likely to be found guilty of negligence? 
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39.  How is a transient ischemic attack (TIA) different from a stroke? 
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40.  When working with a client who has a history of plantar fascitis, it would be MOST important to include stretching exercies for the _______________________?
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41.  Which of the four components of blood carries hormones, food materials, ions, and gases throughout the body?
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42.  Scapular winging during the shoulder push stabilization screen would MOST likely be due to ________________.
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43.  A competitive soccer player, whose sport requires an ability to accelerate, decelerate, change direction, and then accelerate again, is interested in completeing an assessment to serve as a baseline against which he can measure future improvements. Which test will BEST measure these sports skills? 
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44.  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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45.  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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46.  Which of the following is OUTSIDE of the ACE-certified Personal Trainer scope of practice?
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47.  What is the first phase of healing after an injury occurs?
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48.  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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49.  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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50.  An elevated shoulder may present with an overdeveloped or tight upper trapezius muscle. 
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