The first priority when meeting a prospective client is to gather information on the
client’s goals and objectives.
Which of the following is NOT one of the primary purposes of a pre-participation
Identifying the absence or presence of known disease
Identifying the individual’s stage of behavioral change
Identifying individuals with medical contraindications who should be excluded
from exercise or physical activity
Identifying those individuals with medical conditions who should participate in
medically supervised programs
Is your doctor currently prescribing drugs (for example, water pills) for your
blood pressure or heart condition?
In the past month, have you had chest pain when you were not doing physical
Slowly and progressively start becoming more physically active
Take part in a fitness appraisal before beginning exercise
Talk with a doctor before beginning to exercise or undergoing a fitness appraisal
Delay becoming much more physically active until feeling better
Which of the following is considered a positive risk factor for atherosclerotic
Body mass index of 28 kg/m2
HDL cholesterol of 66 mg/dL
Serum cholesterol of 195 mg/dL
Systolic blood pressure of 143 mmHg
After how long a period of inactivity following an injury does disuse atrophy in the
muscles surrounding the injury begin?
Which of these medications causes a dose-related decrease in a person’s resting, exercise,
and maximal heart rates?
Which of the following must be included as part of every client’s pre-participation
Static posture assessment
_______________ represents the pressure that is exerted on the artery walls as blood
remains in the arteries during the filling phase of the cardiac cycle.
Resting blood pressure
Maximal blood pressure
Systolic blood pressure
Diastolic blood pressure
A client’s blood-pressure reading is 124/78 mmHg. How should the personal trainer
classify this client?
Stage 1 hypertension
Stage 2 hypertension
Which of the following statements about the ratings of perceived exertion scale is MOST
When using ratings of perceived exertion, men tend to underestimate exertion,
while women tend to overestimate exertion.
When using the 0–10 scale, an RPE of 6 corresponds to a heart rate of 60 bpm
When using the 6–20 scale, an RPE of 11 is considered “somewhat hard”
Most deconditioned individuals find using the RPE scale to be very easy and