030-333 - ACSM Exercise Specialist Exam
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What should the manager's involvement be in developing fitness programs?
The manager should be active as a program developer as well as a resource, supporter, and critic for programs developed by other staff.
Incident reports are important, because
They document and give details of any incident or problem that occurs.
What is an appropriate initial weight loss goal for an obese individual desiring weight reduction?
10%initial body weight in first 6 months.
A physician's clearance
Provides a medical opinion about a client's risk with exercise.
A 62-year-old, obese factory worker complains of pain in his right shoulder on arm abduction; on evaluation, decreased ROM and strength are noted. You also notice that he is beginning to use accessory muscles to substitute movements and to compensate. These symptoms may indicate
Rotator cuff strain or impingement.
The exercise leader or health/fitness instructor should modify exercise sessions for participants with hypertension by
Prolonging the cool-down.
Why would a fitness instructor have an interest in tort laws?
Negligence is breaking a tort law and can ruin an instructor's career.
A target HR equivalent to 85% of HRR for a 25year-old male with a resting HR of 75 bpm would be equal to
What condition can cause ST-segment elevation?
In the ECG strip shown below, what disorder is indicated?
Posterior MI (From Goldberger AL: Clinical Electrocardiography: A Simplified Approach, 6th ed. St. Louis, Mosby, 1999,p91.)
The BMI is calculated using which of the following formulas?
Which of the following waist circumference measurements indicates abdominal obesity?
Differentiation between supraventricular and ventricular rhythm is made on the basis of the
Duration (width) of the QRS complex and the presence or absence of P waves.
Controlling pool water temperature (83-88°F), avoiding jarring and weight- bearing activities, and avoiding movement in swollen, inflamed joints are special considerations for exercise in
Clients with arthritis.
At what running speed would you set a level treadmill at to elicit an Vo2 of 40 mL . kg-1 . min-1?
Which of the following medications have been shown to be most effective in preventing or reversing exercise-induced asthma?
A 143-pound woman regularly exercises on a treadmill at a speed of 5.5 mph and a 2% elevation. What is her caloric expenditure?
11.58 kcal· min-1
Transitional care exercise and rehabilitation programs are NOT appropriate for
Asymptomatic clients with a functional capacity of 10 MET.
Which of the following is a method of strength and power training that involves an eccentric loading of muscles and tendons followed immediately by an explosive concentric contraction?
The rules and regulations of a facility are commonly referred to as
Policies and procedures.
The same 55-kilogram woman (from question 12) also trains on a Monark arm ergometer at 60 rpm against a resistance of 1.5 kiloponds. What is her absolute Yo2?
0.840 L· min-1
In the ECG strip shown below, which arrhythmia is indicated?
In a budget for a clinical exercise rehabilitation program, all of the following are examples of variable expenses EXCEPT
Rental fees for the facility space.
Normal values for fasting blood sugar are
Between 60 and 140 mg/dL.
What is the relative oxygen cost of bench stepping at a rate of 24 steps per minute up a l0-inch stepping box? The individual weighs 140 pounds.
22.89 mL . kg-1 . min-1
When the body consumes more calories than it uses, the condition is called
Positive caloric balance.
Using the original Borg scale, it is recommended that the exercise intensity elicit an RPE within the range of
12 to 16.
All of the following are helpful suggestions for an athlete trying to gain weight EXCEPT
Eat more high-calorie foods (e.g., candy bars, soft drinks).
Which of the following is one cause of a wide QRS complex?
Defective intraventricular conduction.
The appropriate exercise HR for an individual on -blocking medication would generally be
75% of HRR.
According to the AACVPR, elements of successful adult education include all of the following EXCEPT
An ideal weight-loss program should set a goal of _ pounds per week, with an energy intake of not less than _ kcal/day.
Athletes who exercise in the heat and humidity have a special need for fluid replacement. Current guidelines suggest that athletes should
Consume 16 to 24 fluid ounces of water for every pound of weight lost.
All of the following are special considerations inprescribing exercise for the client with arthritis EXCEPT
Periods of acute inflammation result in decreased pain and joint stiffness.
The recommended cardiorespiratory exercise training goal for apparently healthy individuals should be
30 minutes, three times per week, at 85% of HRR.
Which of the following statements regarding cooldown is FALSE?
Between 1 and 2 minutes are recommended for an adequate cool-down.
Program description, resource availability, and client interest are examples of
Why would a fitness facility be interested in public relations?
To increase exposure for the facility and sell its services.
The safety of resistance exercise is dependent on all of the following except
Having a personal trainer.
Which of the following is NOT an appropriate treatment activity for inpatient rehabilitation of a client on the second day after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery?
Limit upper body activities to biceps curls, horizontal arm adduction, and overhead press using 5-pound weights while sitting on the side of the bed.
Which of the following foods would be in the group recommended to comprise most of the daily energy intake according to the Food Guide Pyramid?
Abnormally tall and peaked T waves suggest which of the following?
Right-axis deviation may be caused by
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Which of the following is an example of participant interaction as part of the supportive role of a manager?
Conducting surveys, and responding to client needs.
Which the following statements regarding intensity of resistance training is FALSE?
It is necessary to determine the 1- RM to establish training intensity.
Which of the following issues would you include in discharge education instructions for a client with congestive heart failure to avoid potential emergency situations related to this condition at home?
Both A and B.
Which eating disorder is marked by an overwhelming fear of becoming fat, a distorted body image, and extreme restrictive eating?
Tall, positive T waves may be caused to all of the following EXCEPT
Budgets are designed to
Determine if a program is viable.
Subendocardial ischemia usually produces
ST -segment depression.