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NASM Essentials of Sports Performance TrainingAuthor: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
The NASM Performance Enhancement Specialisation (NASM-PES) is the definitive choice for trainers and coaches working with athletes at all levels who want to maximise performance while reducing the risk of injury. This course will teach you how to create highly individualised, integrated training programs that enhance overall athletic performance.
Since 1987, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has led the way in providing evidence-based certification and advanced specialisations. NASM Essentials of Sports Performance Training, Second Edition, offers the most comprehensive resource for sports performance professionals.
Utilising NASM’s proprietary Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) model, this textbook offers a systematic approach for designing training programs that help athletes at all levels reach their goals.
By incorporating information from our research institute and sports performance professionals in the field, we’ve developed a wealth of user-friendly content, new techniques, and updated scientific research, including:
Metabolic energy system training recommendations and injury prevention information.
Sports psychology information for the sports performance professional.
Ergogenic aids, including four new substances that you should be aware of.
As an NASM-PES, you will also learn to:
Sharpen the flexibility, speed, agility and performance of everyone from professional athletes to weekend warriors.
Provide evidence-based exercise techniques that help produce high performance athletes.
Improve your personal marketability with this prestigious NASM credential.
This textbook is a recommended resource for the NASM Performance Enhancement Specialisation (NASM-PES) examination.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Integrated Training Essentials
Chapter 2 Science of Human Movement
Chapter 3 Testing in Sports Performance
Chapter 4 Flexibility Training Concepts
Chapter 5 Metabolic Energy System Training
Chapter 6 Core Training Concepts
Chapter 7 Balance Training Concepts
Chapter 8 Plyometric Training Concepts
Chapter 9 Speed, Agility, and Quickness Training
Chapter 10 Resistance Training Concepts
Chapter 11 Olympic Lifting for Performance Enhancement
Chapter 12 The Science of Periodization and the OPT Model
Chapter 13 Injury Prevention for the Athlete
Chapter 14 Performance Nutrition
Chapter 15 Ergogenic Aids
Chapter 16 Psychology in Sports Performance