Fitness Center Quiz

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Fitness Center 1 Summer 2011 Copy of Quiz 1. Muscular strength allows the muscle to perform or sustain a contraction repeatedly over a period of time. a. True b. False 2. Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter (brain chemical) that contributes to a range of functions, including: a. sleep-wake cycles b. appetite c. mood d. all of these 3. Which of the following is an example of a health-related component as it relates to fitness: a. flexibility b. balance c. coordination d. none of these 4. The best time of the day to exercise is morning because the muscles are two degrees warmer at that time. a. True b. False 5. During the initiation of…show more content…
True b. False 8. In resistance training, the term used for the test of the amount of weight you can lift only once is a. overload principle b. maximal oxygen uptake c. repetition maximum d. specific intensity 9. As a caution before you begin an exercise program, you should: a. wear a heart rate monitor b. take out extra health insurance c. get a spotter to help you train with heavy weights d. complete a medical history questionnaire to identify any problems 10. The most recent recommendation from the National Academies of Science Institute of Medicine in which to maintain cardiovascular health at a maximal level, regardless of weight, adults and children should spend a total of at least ___ each day in moderately intense physical activity. a. 1 hour b. 45 minutes c. 30 minutes d. 20 minutes 11. Maximal heart rate can be estimated by subtracting the person's age (in years) from: a. 200 b. 210 c. 220 d. 230 12. The anaerobic system of producing energy generates considerably more ATP than the aerobic one. a. True b.…show more content…
Which of the types of stretching techniques is seldom recommended in sedentary individuals due to the potential for causing muscle soreness? a. ballistic b. static c. PNF d. strength 35. Body composition refers to the different types of tissues that make up your body. The primarily include: a. muscles and bones b. tendons and ligaments c. skin and fat d. all of these 36. Fast-twitch muscle fibers are more useful in long-term endurance activities such as running or swimming a. True b. False 37. Recommendations for the optimal time for holding a static stretch vary ranging from: a. 5-10 seconds b. 10-20 seconds c. 5-15 seconds d. 3-60 seconds 38. Individuals may incorporate which of the following aids in order to help enhance their flexibility program: a. a towel b. a mat c. a stability ball d. all of these 39. A concentric muscle contraction is also referred to as a negative contraction. a. True b. False 40. After an extended period of gradual improvement of an exercise program, you may reach a plateau at which you experience no improvement but instead seem to stay at the same level of

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