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Continuing Education Self-Test

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doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e31823cf15b
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CEC Self-Test 1

Exercising in the Cold page 8

by Mark J. Carlson, M.D.

  1. The types and order (in order from inside-out) of clothing layers recommended for cold weather exercise are:
    1. hot layer, cold layer, wet layer.
    2. wicking layer, insulating layer, shell layer.
    3. insulating layer, wicking layer, shell layer.
    4. barrier layer, wicking layer, fill layer.
  2. Techniques for keeping hands warm during cold weather exercise include:
    1. maintaining adequate body core temperature.
    2. using a layered approach to hand coverings in extreme cold.
    3. cycling hand coverings on and off to prevent perspiration.
    4. All of the above
  3. Which of the following signs of hypothermia is potentially most dangerous for the victim?
    1. Shivering
    2. Fatigue
    3. Impaired judgment and apathy
    4. Decreased coordination
  4. First aid treatment for hypothermia victims includes each of the following except:
    1. immerse in a bath of at least 43°C or 110°F.
    2. move to a warm, dry place.
    3. remove all wet clothing.
    4. cover with warm dry blankets or coats.
  5. First aid treatment for frostbite injury includes each of the following except:
    1. remove wet and damp clothing.
    2. promptly remove frozen clothing from frozen skin.
    3. elevate the injured part.
    4. warm the injured part with lukewarm water (40°C to 42°C or 104°F to 107°F).
  6. Frostbitten skin should be warmed and thawed immediately even if reexposure to cold or frostbite reinjury is likely.
    1. True
    2. False
  7. Processes in the body that can produce significant heat in the cold include each of the following except:
    1. goose bumps.
    2. basal energy expenditure.
    3. muscle activity.
    4. shivering.
  8. Techniques for keeping feet warm in the cold include each of the following except:
    1. layered socks.
    2. tight-fitting footwear.
    3. gaiters.
    4. disposable chemical heat packs inside the footwear.
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CEC Self-Test 2

Resistance Training for Hypertension: Design Safe and Effective Programs page 13

by Paul Sorace, M.S., RCEP, CSCS; James R. Churilla, Ph.D., MPH, RCEP, CSCS; and Peter Magyari, Ph.D., HFS, CSCS

  1. Which of the following is considered prehypertension?
    1. 140/90 mmHg
    2. 110/76 mmHg
    3. 150/80 mmHg
    4. 130/70 mmHg
  2. The prevalence of hypertension in the U.S. adult population is estimated to be
    1. 29%.
    2. 31%.
    3. 34%.
    4. 36%.
  3. Which of the following medications can cause heat intolerance?
    1. Beta-blockers
    2. Calcium channel blockers
    3. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
    4. ACE receptor blockers
  4. It has been shown that regular dynamic resistance training can lower resting blood pressure (systolic and diastolic) by approximately:
    1. 2 mmHg.
    2. 3 mmHg.
    3. 5 mmHg.
    4. 6 mmHg.
  5. The blood pressure response during dynamic resistance training is:
    1. a volume load.
    2. a pressure load.
    3. both a volume and a pressure load.
    4. none of the above
  6. Persons with hypertension should perform resistance training
    1. with only one set per exercise.
    2. with a subjective effort between 13 and 15 on Category Scale.
    3. with a subjective effort between 5 and 7 on the Category-Ratio Scale.
    4. in a submaximal manner.
  7. To help avoid excessive increases in blood pressure during resistance training, it is recommended to _____ during the concentric phase of the repetition.
    1. exhale
    2. inhale
    3. perform the Valsalva maneuver
    4. exhale initially, then perform the Valsalva maneuver
  8. The recommended repetition range for persons with hypertension is:
    1. 4 to 6
    2. 8 to 10
    3. 12 to 15
    4. none of the above

(Answers can be found at the bottom of the Table of Contents.)



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