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Certified Personal Trainer Exam

Subject : certifications
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Vessels that transport blood away from the heart

2. Examples of short bones

3. Receptors sensitive to change in tension of the muscle and the rate of that change

4. Performing shoulder abduction

5. The portion of the nervous system that consists of the brain and spinal cord

6. High loads - low reps (1-5) - longer rest periods

7. The space in the chest between the lungs that contains all the internal organs of the chest except the lungs

8. Prescribed for hypertension - congestive heart failure - peripheral edema - will maintain heart rate - and maintain or lower bp

9. The cumulative sensory input to the central nervous system from all mechanoreceptors that sense body position and limb movement

10. Often referred to as juvenile diabetes bc symptoms of the disease typically first appear in childhood as a result of the pancreas not producing insulin

11. People in this stage do not exercise but are thinking about becoming more active in the next 6 months

12. What percentage of the US population is estimated not to engage in 30 minutes of low to moderate physical activity?

13. Anterior deltoid - triceps

14. Hands-on training component - skills demonstration evaluation from instructor - must require the passing of a standardized exam

15. The process of actively contracting the inspiratory muscles to move air into the body

16. A conglomeration of billions of cells specifically designed to provide a communication network within the human body

17. The process of getting oxygen from the environment to the tissues of the body

18. The highest rate of oxygen transport and utilization achieved at maximal physical exertion

19. Flattened or indented portions of bone - which can be muscle attachment sites.

20. The neuromuscular response to the sensory information

21. The state in which the body's metabolism is elevated after exercise

22. A motor neuron and all of the muscle fibers it innervates.

23. Amino acids linked by peptide bonds - which consist of carbon - hydrogen - nitrogen - oxygen - and usually sulfur - and that have several essential biologic compounds

24. A hollow muscular organ that pumps a circulation of blood through the body by means of rhythmic contraction

25. Latissimus dorsi

26. Only moves in sagittal plane...elbow joint

27. Having an attitude and genuine interest in seeking a client's perspective and getting to know him or her

28. Junctions of bones - muscles - and connective tissues at which movement occurs. Also known as an articulation.

29. Gluteus maximus - quadriceps

30. Most limbs of the body - human forearm -- effort placed between the resistance and the fulcrum -- fulcrum is the elbow - effort is applied by the biceps muscle - and the load is in the hand such as a dumbbell...

31. The ability of the nervous system to analyze and interpret sensory info to allow for proper decision making - which produces the appropriate response

32. Posterior deltoid - biceps

33. Of the leading causes of death in the US - what percentage were caused by cardiovascular disease and cancer

34. Primary connective tissue that connects bones together and provides stability - input to the nervous syste - guidance - and the limitation of improper joint movement.

35. A system of the body composed of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems

36. Hamstring complex

37. The study of energy in the human body

38. Small terminal branches of an artery - which end in capillaries

39. Generally prescribed to correct or prevent asthma...maintains heart rate and bp

40. People in this stage exercise occasionally but are planning to begin exercising regularly in the next month

41. The connective tissue that surrounds fascicles.

42. The chemical or substrate form in which most fat exists in food as well as in the body.

43. Compliments typically have an evaluative judgment implicit within them. Compliments usually begin with "i" statements...

44. A layer of connective tissue that is underneath the fascia and surrounds the muscle.

45. Radioulnar joint - moves in one plane of motion (transverse)

46. Portion of the skeletal system that includes the upper and lower extremities

47. A type of bone cell that removes bone tissue

48. Joints that are held together by a joint capsule and ligaments and are most associated with movement in the body.

49. Transmit nerve impulses from effector sites (such as muscles and organs) via receptors to the brain and spinal cord

50. Chemical messengers that cross the neuromuscular junction (synapse) to transmit electrical impulses from the nerve to the muscle.