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Biomechanics

 
 
 
(1)If an athlete has tightness in his or her upper back, which of the following exercises would help deal with their limitation?
 
 
Barbell bent-over row
 
Single-arm cable row
 
 
Inverted pull-ups
 
Chin-ups
 
 
 
 
 

Training Technique for Athletic Performance

 
 
 
(2)An athlete performing a deadlift is accelerating upward using leg extension before performing hip and back extension. What would be the appropriate course of action?
 
 
 
Replace the exercise with an RDL
 
Have the athlete stretch the quadriceps
 
Lighten the load being used
 
Have the athlete foam roll their low back and hamstrings
 
 
 
 

Advanced Programing for Sport

 
 
 
(3)Which of the following would be considered a closed-chain, closed-circuit exercise?
 
 
Standing dumbbell overhead press
 
Standing barbell curl
 
 
Seated dumbbell lateral raises
 
Barbell bench press
 
 
 
 
 

Biomechanics

 
 
 
(4)Which of the following would be the most useful corrective exercise for an athlete with tight iliopsoas?
 
 
Hanging bent-knee raises
 
Bulgarian squat
 
 
Kettlebell swings
 
Knee rolls on a stability ball
 
 
 
 
 

Performance Assessment and Evaluation

 
 
 
(5)Poor performance in which of the following flexibility tests would limit an athlete’s ability to pull from the floor?
 
 
Knee flexion test
 
Active straight-leg raise test
 
Thomas test
 
Trunk extension test
 
 
 
 

Training Technique for Athletic Performance

 
 
 
(6)The self-myofascial release technique being demonstrated would be most useful for which of the following athletes?
 
 
 
An athlete who has problems maintaining proper form during pulls from the floor
 
An athlete who has problems maintaining proper form during rows
 
An athlete who has problems maintaining proper form during overhead exercises
 
An athlete who has problems maintaining proper form during chest presses
 
 
 
 

Sport Metabolism

 
 
 
(7)What is the predominant energy source used by a field player during a soccer match?
 
 
Stored ATP
 
Stored CP
 
Glycogen
 
Lipids
 
 
 
 

Biomechanics

 
 
 
(8)Lateral band squats would be useful for an athlete who struggles with which of the following movement compensations during the back squat?
 
 
A posterior pelvic tilt
 
Overactive adductors
 
Anterior tibial translation
 
An excessive forward lean
 
 
 
 

Nutrition and Ergogenic Aids

 
 
 
(9)Which of the following would be an appropriate protein intake range for an American football player?
 
 
1.0-1.2 g/kg of body weight
 
1.2-1.4 g/kg of body weight
 
1.5-1.8 g/kg of body weight
 
2.0-3.0 g/kg of body weight
 
 
 
 

Biomechanics

 
 
 
(10)An athlete’s plank with T-reach can be used to:
 
 
 
Stretch the anterior deltoid and activate the posterior deltoid
 
Strengthen the serratus anterior and pectoralis minor
 
Activate the central and peripheral stabilizers while stretching the internal rotators
 
Activate the posterior chain while training the scapular plane
 
 
 
 

Injury Prevention and Return to Competition

 
 
 
(11)Which of the following should be avoided during the treatment of a type II hamstring strain?
 
 
Hamstring strengthening during the initial stages of rehab
 
Stretching of the knee extensors
 
Lumbo-pelvic stability work
 
Stretching of the hamstrings
 
 
 
 

Biomechanics

 
 
 
(12)Reverse lunges with overhead I-reaches are commonly used to:
 
 
 
Increase ROM in the hip flexors and latissimus dorsi
 
Increase activation in the hamstrings and low back
 
Increase activation in the posterior deltoids and stretch the pectoralis major
 
Increase ROM in the multifidus and erector spinae
 
 
 
 

Advanced Programing for Sport

 
 
 
(13)Which of the following would be the best option for horizontal adduction when training a wrestler during the sport power phase?
 
 
Barbell bench press
 
Cable standing chest press
 
Ballistic push-ups
 
Dumbbell single-arm incline press
 
 
 
 

Biomechanics

 
 
 
(14)An athlete with lower-cross syndrome will likely experience motor unit inhibition during which of the following actions?
 
 
Hip flexion
 
Hip extension
 
Knee extension
 
Plantar flexion
 
 
 

 
 
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