Group Fitness Instructor Review Questions Chapter 10

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Chapter 10: Exercise and Pregnancy


1. Exercise in the supine position is discouraged during pregnancy due to the increased weight of the uterus pressing against the:
A. Liver
B. Diaphragm
C. Superior vena cava
D. Inferior vena cava

2. Which of the following is LEAST likely to contribute to diastasis recti?
A. Hormones
B. Mechanical stress within the abdominal cavity
C. Weak abdominal muscles
D. Weak inguinal ligaments

3. Which of the following is a contraindication to exercise during pregnancy?
A. Incompetent cervix
B. Lactation
C. Symphasis pubis
D. Gestational diabetes

4. Pelvic tilts and stretching the gluteal and hamstring muscles will help relieve which of the follow pregnancy-related conditions?
A. Sciatica
B. Pubic pain
C. Diastasis recti
D. Carpal tunnel syndrome

5. Which of the following muscle groups are commonly tight in the pregnant student?
A. Hip flexors, hamstrings, and low back
B. Hip flexors, quadriceps, and low back
C. Hip extensors, hip adductors, and quadriceps
D. Hip flexors, hip adductors, and hamstrings

6. The first exercises recommended for women post-partum are:
A. Kegels
B. Squats
C. Walking
D. Abdominal exercises

7. Which of the following program modifications for pregnant participants should be avoided?
A. Extended warm-ups
B. Utilizing semi-recumbent and "all-fours" positions
C. Deep stretching and flexibility
D. Cueing to emphasize proper alignment

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