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Question 1
Which of these is not a muscle trained in the seated cable row exercise?
A
The pectorals
B
The lower trapezius
C
The mid trapezius
D
The latissimus dorsi
Question 1 Explanation: 
The pectorals is not a muscle trained in the seated cable row, a back strength exercise
Question 2
What is the inner most layer of muscle?
A
Filaments
B
Mitochondria
C
Type I muscles
D
Endomysium
Question 2 Explanation: 
The inner most layer of muscles is called the endomysium
Question 3
Which of these exercises mainly takes place in the sagittal plane of motion?
A
Hip abductor
B
Ice skater
C
Biceps curl
D
Lateral raises
Question 3 Explanation: 
Biceps curls are done in the sagittal plane of motion because the movement takes place from front to back
Question 4
Where are peptide chains broken up into tripeptides, dipeptides, and amino acids?
A
Small intestine's lining
B
Small intestine
C
Liver
D
Stomach
Question 4 Explanation: 
Peptides are broken up in the small intestine
Question 5
How much ATP and PC can typically be recovered in 20-30 seconds of rest?
A
75%
B
25%
C
50%
D
100%
Question 5 Explanation: 
About 50% of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and phosphocreatine (PC) can be recovered in 20-30 seconds of rest
Question 6
Which of these nutrients when taken in excess can cause serious adverse effects?
A
Carbohydrates and fats
B
C, E, Selenium
C
A, D, and B-6
D
Proteins and fats
Question 6 Explanation: 
Excessive amounts of A, D, and B-6 can cause serious adverse effects including: birth defects, calcification of blood vessels, and damage to sensory nerves
Question 7
Is resistance training safe and effective for children and adolescents?
A
It is not safe for children but it is safe for adolescents
B
It is safe and effective for both children and adolescents
C
It is safe and effective for neither children nor adolescents
D
It is safe for children but not for adolescents
Question 7 Explanation: 
Proper resistance training has been shown to be both effective and safe for children and adolescents
Question 8
Which of these is not a plyometric exercise?
A
Squat jump
B
Deadlift
C
Box jump
D
Multiplanar jump
Question 8 Explanation: 
The deadlift is not usually considered a plyometric exercise
Question 9
What is the main difference between synovial joints and nonsynovial joints?
A
Synovial joints receive blood directly from the heart, whereas, nonsynovial joints do not
B
Synovial joints are most associated with movement, whereas, nonsynovial joints are not
C
Synovial joints are connected to major muscles, whereas, nonsynovial joints are not
D
Synovial joints are controlled by the central nervous system, whereas, nonsynovial joints are controlled by the peripheral nervous system
Question 9 Explanation: 
The main difference between synovial joints and nonsynovial joints is presence of joint capsules and ligaments, as well as association with movement in synovial joints
Question 10
What is one of the main benefits of balance training?
A
Hypertrophy
B
Increases in maximal speed
C
Reduced injury rate
D
Increases in maximal strength
Question 10 Explanation: 
Balance training can effectively reduce injury rates including the rate of ankle sprains and ACL tears
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