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Fitness Assessments Exam 1
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Even if your place of work has commercial general liability insurance, a fitness professional should still obtain their own professional liability insurance.
The limitations imposed by law on different vocational pursuits, pursuits that require specific education and experience as well as demonstrated competency.
Scope of Practice
Which organizations below define professional standards of care in the exercise profession? Check all that apply.
National Strength and Conditioning Association, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, American College of Sports Medicine
Violation of scope of practice can result in fines, but prison time is not a possibility.
Liability insurance is the exercise professionals first line of defense for avoiding a lawsuit.
What a professional is supposed to do in a given situation. During a legal battle this is decided on by a judge.
What are the most common causes of injury in fitness centers. Check all that are true.
Product Defects, The inherent risk associated with physical activity, Negligence from the exercise professional
A key step towards minimizing legal liability is performing a pre-activity screening for all clients.
Commercial general liability insurance protects employees of a fitness center if they are sued for professional negligence.
One of the objectives of obtaining and reviewing medical history is to determine if physician clearance is needed prior to allowing the client to exercise.
Which of the following should be part of any informed consent document. Check all that apply.
Statement about privacy of information
Purpose of the test, procedure
Statement about the voluntary nature of activity and their right to quit at any time
Benefits and risks associated with the activity
Confirmation that all questions have been answered
Peripheral Arterial disease is a type of cardiovascular disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a type of pulmonary disease.
A set of laws requiring the protection and confidentiality of protected health information by "covered entities".
Some medications have effects of side effects that alter the physiological response to exercise.
Informed consent is just a form. Once that form is signed your responsibility to inform your client is fulfilled.
Diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorders, renal (kidney) disease, and liver disorders are lumped into what type of chronic disease.
It is unacceptable to do even the easiest of physical tasks prior to undergoing an informed consent and/or waiver form process
Body mass index (BMI) is a way of MEASURING body fat.
Eating disorder associated with binge eating and purging.
Which type of obesity is more dangerous for your health
Which type of obesity is most common in women.
Minimal amount of body fat required for normal healthy body functions (men 3%; women 10-13%)
Which type of obesity is most common in men.
Eating disorder associated with severe caloric restriction.
Anthropomorphic measurement used to screen for android obesity.
What is the minimal calorie intake that is recommended for someone attempting to lose body weight without doctor supervision?
1200 kcal for women and 1800 kcal for men
Which of the following are potential direct consequences of obesity. Check all that apply.
Stroke, Type 2 diabetes, Coronary heart disease, Hypertension
What is the safe and effective weight loss rate recommended by the ACSM?
1-2 lbs per week
The Siri equation can be used to determine body fat percentage when body density is known.
Facts about O2 consumption measured with the units mL/kg/min include: ___________. Check all that apply.
It makes it so you can fairly compare VO2 between people, It makes the measurement of VO2 relative to body weight.
Aerobic energy pathways require O2 to be present in order for them to be active.
At rest, how much oxygen does the average person use.
If someone has a relative contraindication to exercise testing ________.
you could test them in some circumstances
You are on the second stage of a test and the intensity is very low. The client requests to stop because they feel very uncomfortable. What do you do.
Stop the test
A test that increases intensity in stages.
Graded exercise test
VO2 measurement is important because it _________. Check all that are true.
tells us how much aerobic energy is being produced, can be measured during maximal exercise to inform us of maximal aerobic capacity, is the gold standard for measuring aerobic capacity
Cardiorespiratory fitness is important to measure because the test can be used to prescribe exercise or screen for diseases when done clinically.
Graded exercise tests increase exercise intensity in stages (e.g. increase intensity every 3 minutes) rather than constantly increasing intensity.
VO2 can be measured both at submaximal exercise intensities and maximal exercise intensity.
The highest rate of oxygen utilization during which HR, BP, and ECG responses are considered normal.
Anaerobic pathways are fast, but are limited in that they________?
Don't make much total energy
Why should you perform health and fitness tests on new clients? Check all that apply.
Compare the client to others of the same age and sex, Help establish goals, Establish a baseline that can be compared to later to assess improvements, Determine the risk for some lifestyle based diseases like cardiovascular disease.
Facts about O2 consumption measured with the units L/min include: ___________. Check all that apply.
Can be used to determine kcals of energy used for aerobic activity, It represents how much O2 is consumed by the body each minute, It is an absolute measurement.
A MET is ____. Check all that apply.
The amount of energy the average person uses at rest,Metabolic Equivalent, 3.5 mL/kg/min
Ramp exercise tests constantly increase exercise intensity so there is no intensity platue or steady state
The formula (220 - age) is a way of estimating what?
Maximal Heart Rate
A type of fitness test that requires minimal equipment and can be done in a variety of settings.
The main benefit of aerobic energy is ____________.
the pathways can produce hours worth of energy
Anaerobic energy pathways will proceed only if O2 is present
What are some true facts about RPE? Check all that apply.
Should be a total body estimate of exertion, is a subjective measure of intensity, Stands for Ratings of Perceived Exertion, Was designed to correlate with heart rate
The word used to describe long term effects of exercise.
The ability of exercise to bring about a certain result
Breaking up exercise into 3x10 minute sessions in a day is not acceptable.
Stretching will likely result in fewer injuries during an exercise bout.
It is generally accepted that you should increase both intensity and duration of exercise in the same week.
Doing a cool down will likely result in decreased soreness in the following days.
The word used to describe short term effects of exercise.
The F in FITT-VP stands for:
Frequency of Exercise
The first T in FITT-VP stands for:
Time (duration of exercise)
Your client is walking at a fast rate on a treadmill and is able to talk just fine. However, she says there is no way she could sing because they would be too out of breath. What categorical exercise intensity are they likely working at currently.
Exercise prescription does not need to be altered when exercising outside on very hot or very cold days.
The P in FITT-VP stands for:
Progression of exercise
The V in FITT-VP stands for:
Volume of exercise per week
5 days per week of moderate intensity exercise or 3 days per week of vigorous intensity exercise is a generally recommended for improving health and fitness.
The I in FITT-VP stands for:
Intensity of exercise
150-300 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity is a good range for increasing health and fitness
Moderate exercise intensity can be defined as 40 - 59.9% of VO2 of HRR
The second T in FITT-VP stands for:
Type of exercise
The idea that not everyone will respond the same to exercise (even if stating from a similar fitness level).
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