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Practice Quiz for NSCA-CPT certification test. Real Test Layout:Client Consultation/ Assessment - 28 qProgram Planning - 49 q Exercise Techniques - 49 qSafety, Emergency, and Legal Issues - 14 q


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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is the correct sequence of components from smallest muscle structure to largest muscle structure?
    • A. 

      Fascia, perimysium, epimysium, endomysium

    • B. 

      Myofilament, myofibril, fiber, fasciculus

    • C. 

      Endomysium, epimysium, perimysium, fascia

    • D. 

      Muscle cell, fasciculus, myofibril, fiber

  • 2. 
    Which of the following describes the properties of Type 1 and Type II muscle fibers?
    • A. 

      Type 1 - high force, Type II - slow speed

    • B. 

      Type 1 - fast speed, Type II - high endurance

    • C. 

      Type 1 - high endurance, Type II - high force

    • D. 

      Type 1 - slow speed, Type II - low force

  • 3. 
    Which of the following changes in muscle length and tension are associated with a muscle spindle and a golgi tendon?
    • A. 

      MS - rapid muscle length change, GT - increase in muscle tension

    • B. 

      MS - decrease in muscle tension, GT - slow muscle length change

    • C. 

      Slow muscle length change, GT - decrease in muscle tension

    • D. 

      MS - increase in muscle tension, GT - fast muscle length change

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is the correct sequence of structures that the blood passes through after it leaves the left ventricle?
    • A. 

      Arteries, capillaries, veins, right atrium

    • B. 

      Pulmonary vein, lungs, right atrium, right ventricle

    • C. 

      Left atrium, pulmonary artery, lung, right ventricle

    • D. 

      Vein, right atrium, right ventricle, pulmonary artery

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT a component of oxygen uptake?
    • A. 

      Heart rate

    • B. 

      Stroke volume

    • C. 

      Body weight

    • D. 

      A-V02 difference

  • 6. 
    Which of the following compose total lung capacity?I.  minute ventilationII. residual lung volumeIII. forced vital capacityIV. tidal volume
    • A. 

      I and II only

    • B. 

      II and IV only

    • C. 

      I and III only

    • D. 

      II and III only

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is an equation for Total Lung Capacity?
    • A. 

      TLC = VC + RV

    • B. 

      TLC = TV + IRV + ERV + RV

    • C. 

      TLC = TV + RV

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      A and B

  • 8. 
    Which of the following control the expansion and recoil of the lungs to create air exchange during heavy breathing?I. abdominal muscle activityII. ribcage movementIII. diaphragm movementIV. pectoral muscle activity
    • A. 

      I and III

    • B. 

      II and IV

    • C. 

      I, II, and III

    • D. 

      All listed

  • 9. 
    Which of the following exercise modes requires the client to produce the most power?
    • A. 

      1RM squat

    • B. 

      1RM leg press

    • C. 

      3RM bench press

    • D. 

      3RM hang clean

  • 10. 
    What is the equation for Power? P =
    • A. 

      Force x distance / time

    • B. 

      Work/ time

    • C. 

      Weight x vertical distance x reps

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B

  • 11. 
    Using 220lb (100kg) for each and allowing 90 degrees of knee flexion at the bottom of each movement, which of the following exercises produces the most work? 
    • A. 

      Back squat

    • B. 

      Horizontal leg press

    • C. 

      15 degree leg press

    • D. 

      60 degree leg press

  • 12. 
    What is the equation that determines the amount of work done when performing an exercise?
    • A. 

      Force x distance / time

    • B. 

      Weight x vertical distance x reps

    • C. 

      Force x distance

    • D. 

      A and C

    • E. 

      B and C

  • 13. 
    Which of the following changes will increase concentric force production? 
    • A. 

      Decreased rate coding

    • B. 

      Increased pennation

    • C. 

      Increased contraction velocity

    • D. 

      Decreased leverage over the joint range of motion

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      At the beginning, because the muscle is at its longest length

    • B. 

      At 45 degrees of flexion, because the moment arm is at its shortest length

    • C. 

      At 90 degrees, because the moment arm is at its longest length

    • D. 

      At the end, because the muscle is at its shortest length

  • 15. 
    Person A lifts 100 lbs. for 25 repetitions while Person B lifts 155 lbs. for 3 repetitions.  What would happen to the pH of the antagonist muscles in both lifters?   
    • A. 

      PH would increase in person A and person B

    • B. 

      PH would increase for person A and decrease for person B

    • C. 

      PH would decrease in person A and little change would happen in person B

    • D. 

      PH would decrease in person B and little change would occur in person A

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is most likely to happen during a set of 10 repetitions at 75% of the 1RM for the squat exercise?
    • A. 

      Motor unit recruitment increases

    • B. 

      Rate coding increases

    • C. 

      Muscle pH increases

    • D. 

      ATP stores increase

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is most responsible for the strength gain a client would experience following three weeks of a beginning resistance training program?
    • A. 

      Muscle hypertrophy

    • B. 

      Muscle hyperplasia

    • C. 

      Increased co-contraction

    • D. 

      Improved skill in performing the exercise

  • 18. 
    Which of the following are the most influential age-related changes that may decreased a client's ability to exhibit muscular strength?I. decreased ability to produce force rapidlyII. decreased bone density III. decreased muscle massIV. decreased muscle glycogen storage
    • A. 

      I and III

    • B. 

      II and IV

    • C. 

      I and IV

    • D. 

      II and III

  • 19. 
    All of the following are symptoms of overtraining from resistance exercise EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Increased hunger and thirst

    • B. 

      Inconsistent or interrupted sleep

    • C. 

      Non-purposeful decreases in lean body mass

    • D. 

      Plateau in improvements or losses in muscular strength

  • 20. 
    Which of the following changes in the body's substrate use and enzyme levels is due to an adaptation to chronic aerobic exercise?
    • A. 

      Increased reliance on carbohydrates

    • B. 

      Decreased reliance on free fatty acids

    • C. 

      Increased concentration on GLUT4

    • D. 

      Decreased concentration of hexokinase

  • 21. 
    Clients possessing predominantly Type II muscle fibers in their lower body probably would perform well in which of the following events?  I. Olympic weightliftingII. 10k road raceIII. 100m sprint IV. triathlon
    • A. 

      II and IV

    • B. 

      I and III

    • C. 

      I, II, and III

    • D. 

      II, II, and IV

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is most likely to occur as a result of aerobic endurance overtraining?
    • A. 

      Decreased VO2 max

    • B. 

      Increased muscle glycogen

    • C. 

      Increased body fat percentage

    • D. 

      Decreased sympathetic stress response

  • 23. 
    How man servings of "bread, rice, cereal, pasta" group does this meal provide?1.5 cups of cooked oatmeal1 cup of 1% milk 3/4 cup of apple juice2 slices of whole wheat toast with 2 tbsp. of peanut butter
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      3

  • 24. 
    Taking into consideration REE, which of the following is the approximate daily caloric need of a 45 year old, 176-pound male client who has a very light activity level? 
    • A. 

      3800 calories

    • B. 

      1983 calories

    • C. 

      2349 calories

    • D. 

      4100 calories

  • 25. 
    If a client's weight starts at 220lbs. and he/she loses the same amount of weight (1% of starting body weight) every week, how many weeks will it take for them to get to 200lbs? 
    • A. 

      20 weeks

    • B. 

      9 weeks

    • C. 

      5 weeks

    • D. 

      3 weeks