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Fitness Quiz--Find Out Your Fitness IQ!

  1. Which of the following statements about exercise training is always TRUE?

  2. Lifting weights slowly builds bigger muscles.
    Doing hundreds of crunches will help you lose abdominal fat more quickly.
    If you're not sweating, you're not working out hard enough.
    You can lose body fat even when you're not working out in a "fat burning" range.

  3. What is the best nutrition advice when eating for optimal training and fitness?

  4. Eat a very low-carbohydrate diet (fewer than 50 grams of carbs a day).
    If you want to gain muscle mass, you have to eat at least 40% of your calories as protein.
    A balanced diet with adequate calories to cover your daily needs and your training is best.
    Eat a very high-carbohydrate diet (more than 75% of calories from carbs).

  5. If you gain some extra body fat, what is the best way to lose it and keep it off?

  6. Cut your food intake down to 800 calories a day for a week or two.
    Make small improvements in your diet (such as cutting out sugary drinks).
    Try to cut out the stress in your life because stress can make you fat.
    Change your lifestyle to be more active all day long and stand up longer.

  7. Which statement about resistance training is always TRUE?

  8. Resistance training makes most women bulk up.
    The more resistance training you do, the stronger you'll get.
    It is possible to gain strength from resistance training whether you are 18 or 81.
    It's optimal to train all of your muscle groups five or more days per week.

  9. What is the best training advice to follow as you age?

  10. Exercise regularly to keep your energy levels high and your mental stress low.
    The more exercise you do, the better off you'll be.
    Keep training regularly to keep your muscles from turning into fat.
    After you reach the age of 60, stop training or you'll hurt your joints.

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