Fresh from the exam tips!
by Gisele Schaaf
(Long Beach, CA)
I left the exam about an hour ago, and I wanted to write this up before I forget all of it! The tips given in the previous posts pretty much cover it. However, here is what I remember:
-Know risk stratification values (what should cholesterol number be below?). Also know which are external factors.
-Understand difference between eccentric and concentric exercises
-Understand the basic principles of strength training: periodization, overload, progression, variability, reversibility
-Also understand the phases of a typical strength training program (hypertrophy, strength/endurance, peaking, recovery)
-Risk categories and when medical clearance is needed
-Nutrition: these questions were pretty common sense (i.e. there are 10 servings, with 120 calories per serving. Person has 4 servings, how many calories).
-Fat soluble vitamins: A, D, E, K
-Plane joint is which: wrist, antioccipital, hip, or sacroilliac?
-Desired body weight at a given lean body mass
-If person has CONTROLLED hypertension and is 59 years old, can you design a marathon training program for them without medical clearance?
-Type I muscle fibers
-Children (ages<13) and strength conditioning
-First phase of cardiovascular training program = how many weeks?
-Acute Smoker would have what symptoms during cardio?
-When training a person with asthma, what would you NOT do? (short, very intense warm up)
-How much water to drink when exercising in 90 degree whether? (1 cup per hour)
-KNOW THE ROTATOR CUFF muscles. There are quite a few questions on this.
-Downhill running produces eccentric action in which muscle group (hamstrings or quadriceps)
-Definition of a superset
-Did not ask any questions requiring use of VO2 for walking, running, etc. equations. Kind of upset about that....
-Sequence of assessments
-In order, which stretching exercises are least to most dangerous (statis, PNF, ballistic)
-Asks a few questions regarding pregnant women exercising
-Know blood flow path in heart
-Initial strength conditioning program elicits gains in neuromuscular adaptation (not size, yet)
-If client shows signs of edema, next step is to: (see if there is pain, look for red color, or swelling?)
-Malpractice and negligence
-Know how to calculate HRR
-Standard deviation for age-predicted maximum heart rate (10-12 bpm)
-Q = HR x ______
Good luck to you on this test!