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Exercise For Health & Fitness
The body's ability to respond or adapt to the demands & stress of physical effort denotes
All of the following are health-related components of physical fitness, EXCEPT
The ability of the body to perform prolonged, large-muscle, dynamic exercise at moderate-to-high levels of intensity is
Which of the following statements is FALSE regarding cardiorespiratory endurance?
As it improves, resting blood pressure increases.
All of the following are cardiorespiratory endurance activities, EXCEPT
Muscular Strength is the
Amount of force a muscle can produce with a single maximum effort.
Muscular Endurance is the
Ability to sustain a given level of muscular tension over time.
Flexibility is best described as
The ability to move joints through their full range of motion.
Which of the following is a person with excessive body fat likely to experience?
Diabetes, Joint Problems, and Back Pain.
Endurance exercise significantly increases
Daily Calorie Expenditure
Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding exercise & disease prevention?
Regular exercise reduces the risk of stroke, Weight-bearing exercises provide women protection against osteoporosis, and Exercise prevents the development of type 2 diabetes.
All of the following statements are TRUE regarding the effects of exercise on psychological & emotional well-being, EXCEPT
Exercise creates mood swings.
All of the following are TRUE regarding exercise and people with chronic health concerns, EXCEPT
Fitness recommendations for the general population are not appropriate for people with chronic health concerns.
In which of the following situations should John get a medical examination before beginning an exercise program?
If he is inactive and over 40 years of age, if he has diabetes or asthma, & if he has a history of heart disease.
All of the following are dimensions of overload EXCEPT
Which of the following activities will provide the MOST aerobic benefit for a beginning exerciser?
Exercise frequency refers to
The number of times per week you exercise.
Exercise intensity refers to
How hard you work.
Exercise duration refers to
The length of your exercise session.
One of the easiest ways to determine appropriate endurance exercise intensity involves measuring
Your target heart rate for endurance exercise is a range based on your
Maximum Heart Rate.
The length of time you should spend on a workout depends on the
Intensity of the workout.
To improve cardiorespiratory endurance during activities such as walking or swimming slowly, your heart rate should be kept in the target zone for at least
45 minutes, 3 times per week.
Which of these statements is FALSE regarding the warm-up session?
Warm-up activities are usually of high intensity.
Cooling down after exercise is important to
Restore circulation to it's normal resting condition.
Which of the following should NOT develop muscle strength?
Phil is 50 years old. What recommendation should he follow in regard to the number of repetitions in his weight training program?
Which of the following statements is FALSE regarding fluid balance during and after exercise?
Thirst is a good indication of how much you need to drink.
The best fluid replacement during a 45-minute exercise session is
The best way to ensure consistency with an exercise program is to
Keep a training journal OR exercise with a friend.
Which of the following statements is FALSE regarding the effects of exercise on metabolism and body composition?
It can result in substantial weight gain due to increase in muscle mass.
Exercise tends to result in all of the following EXCEPT
Decreases insulin sensitivity
Regular physical activity is linked to all of the following EXCEPT
Lower endorphin levels
Exercise is a subset of physical activity that is
Planned, structured, and repetative.
All of the following are TRUE regarding exercise and people with chronic health concerns EXCEPT
Fitness recommendations are for the general population are not appropriate for a people with chronic health concerns.
The American College of Sports Medicine guidelines exercise program includes all of the following EXCEPT
Agility & Balance
To develop a particular fitness component, you must perform exercises that are designed particularly for that component. This is referred to as
Application of muscular force without movement is called
Weight training with free weights represents which one of the following types of exercise?
For maximum strength gains, hold an isometric contraction maximally for
Application of force with movement is called
The American College of Sports Medicine recommends a workout frequency of
2-3 days per week to develop strength
All of the following are advantages of exercise machines compared to free weights, EXCEPT
Machines are more effective at training core muscles.
In a weight training program for general fitness, do
8-12 repetitions of each exercise.