Group Fitness Instructor Review Questions

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Chapter 1: Exercise Physiology


1. Fatty acids that are not immediately used for ATP production by the body are stored as:
A. Glycogen
B. Adipose tissue
C. Glucose
D. ADP

2. Essential body fat is best defined as the amount of fat that is ideal for:
A. Health and fitness
B. Sports and performance
C. Living and reproduction
D. Blood sugar and fatty acid regulation

3. How many seconds of all-out exertion is equivalent to the amount of energy immediately available from phosphagens?
A. 1
B. 10
C. 30
D. 60

4. Which metabolic pathway for ATP production is used when running across a busy street?
A. Aerobic glycolysis
B. Oxidative glycolysis
C. Anaerobic glycolysis
D. Fatty acid oxidation

5. Slow twitch muscle fibers are best designed for use during:
A. Aerobic glycolysis
B. Oxidative glycolysis
C. Anaerobic glycolysis
D. Beta oxidation

6. Fitness gains that are achieved during a training program and will decline if not maintained regularly are consistent with the principle of:
A. Adaptation
B. Specificity
C. Reversibility
D. All-or-none

7. Cardiac output is the product of:
A. Blood pressure and ventilation
B. Heart rate and stroke volume
C. Ventilation and stroke volume
D. Blood pressure and heart rate

8. Anaerobic threshold occurs when:
A. There is excess build-up of lactic acid in the blood
B. Respiration and CO2 production increases
C. Exercise intensity exceeds 75% VO2max
D. Respiration and oxygen demands increase

9. Exercise intensity for most healthy adults should be approximately:
A. 30-65% HRR
B. 40-75% HRR
C. 40-85% HRR
D. 60-95% HRR

10. Which of the following BEST prepares a participant for exercising at a high altitude?
A. Prolonging warm-up and gradually increasing intensity
B. Replacing body fluids at the onset of thirst
C. Cutting regular exercise duration in half
D. Allowing 24 hours to acclimate

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