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NSCA Personal Trainer Exam

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. How many servings of the 'bread - cereal - rice - and pasta' group does this meal provide? 1.5 cups cooked oatmeal 1 cup 1% milk 3/4 cup apple juice 2 slices wheat toast with 2 tablespoons peanut butter






2. A 30 year old female client is an avid 5 kilometer runner but she would like to improve her time. What test is the most appropriate to estimate this client's VO2 max?






3. 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?






4. A 52 year old male client's resting blood pressure was 130/82 during the initial assessment. When measuring his blood pressure one month later - to what level of mercury (Hg) should the bladder be inflated?






5. What are the components of oxygen uptake (vo2)






6. This describes the properties of Type I and Type II muscle fibers






7. What is the correct sequence of structures that the blood passes through after it leaves the left ventricle






8. How many weeks will it take a 220 lb client to reach a goal weight of 200 lbs?






9. What factors discovered at a preparticipation health appraisal screening reveal a client's risk of coronary artery disease?






10. What should a personal trainer do during the initial meeting with a new client?


11. What skinfold sites should a personal trainer select when applying a three-site SKF equation to a 45 year old female client?






12. Factors that may increase the standard error of measurement of a pushup test to assess muscular strength






13. A 21 year old male client had the following results: 72 inches tall - Weight: 210 lbs - 1RM bench: 200 lbs - 1RM leg press: 400 lbs - Situps: 50 - Sit and Reach: 15 inches. What should be his primary exercise goal?






14. A 30 year old female client is an avid 5 kilometer runner but she would like to improve her time. What test is the most appropriate to estimate this client's VO2 max?






15. Symptoms of overtraining from resistance exercise...






16. What is most likely to occur as a result of aerobic endurance overtraining?






17. What excercise mode requires the client to produce the most power?






18. A personal trainer performs a skinfold body composition test on a client. If the same test is performed two days later with the same body fat percentage result - this test and the result are said to be...






19. What is most likely to occur during a se of 10 reps at 75% of the 1RM for the squat exercise?






20. What is most likely to occur during a se of 10 reps at 75% of the 1RM for the squat exercise?






21. How many servings of the 'bread - cereal - rice - and pasta' group does this meal provide? 1.5 cups cooked oatmeal 1 cup 1% milk 3/4 cup apple juice 2 slices wheat toast with 2 tablespoons peanut butter






22. 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?






23. An example of an outcome goal...


24. What should be included in a an informed consent?






25. What is the correct sequence of components from smallest muscle structure to largest muscle structure?






26. Three cognitive benefits provided by exercise






27. Recommended sequence of tests that promotes the most accurate results when assessing general fitness






28. A personal trainer performs a skinfold body composition test on a client. If the same test is performed two days later with the same body fat percentage result - this test and the result are said to be...






29. Clients possessing predominantly Type II muslce fibers in their lower body probably would perform well in which of the events






30. What is the correct sequence of structures that the blood passes through after it leaves the left ventricle






31. This describes the properties of Type I and Type II muscle fibers






32. What change in muscle length and tension are associated with a muscle spindle and a Golgi tendon






33. Factors that may increase the standard error of measurement of a pushup test to assess muscular strength






34. A 52 year old male client's resting blood pressure was 130/82 during the initial assessment. When measuring his blood pressure one month later - to what level of mercury (Hg) should the bladder be inflated?






35. Using 220 lb for each and allowing 90 degrees of knee flexion at the bottom of each movement - what excercise produces the most work?






36. Describe what a client would be doing to allow the oxidative system to contribute the greatest percentage toward total ATP production.






37. What controls the expansion and recoil of the lungs to create air exchange during heavy breathing?






38. What is most likely to occur as a result of aerobic endurance overtraining?






39. What guidelines should the personal trainer recommend to a client to promote proper fluid intake?






40. Describe what a client would be doing to allow the oxidative system to contribute the greatest percentage toward total ATP production.






41. which of the following describes the process of fast glycolysis?


42. What change will increase concentric force production?






43. What guidelines should the personal trainer recommend to a client to promote proper fluid intake?






44. What energy system is capable of producing ATP at the greatest rate?






45. What energy system is capable of producing ATP at the greatest rate?






46. What is most responsible for the strength gain a client would experience following three weeks of a beginning resistance training program?






47. What is an example of negative reinforcement a personal trainer says to a client who just completed a month of consistently walking three times per week?


48. What is most responsible for the strength gain a client would experience following three weeks of a beginning resistance training program?






49. What skinfold sites should a personal trainer select when applying a three-site SKF equation to a 45 year old female client?






50. A 39 year old female client performed a submaximal bicycle ergometer test and had her VO2 max estimated as 30.2 ml x kg-1 x min-1. She weighs 136 pounds and is 66 inches tall. Her body fat is 24% and resting blood pressure is 124/84 mmHg. What should