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NASM Essentials of Sports Performance Training
First Edition Revised

Author(s): National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • ISBN-13: 9781284057539
  • Product With Access Code    648 pages      © 2016
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This text, based on the National Academy of Sports Medicine™ (NASM) proprietary Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) model, teaches future sports performance coaches and other trainers how to strategically design strength and conditioning programs to train athletes safely and effectively. Readers will learn NASM's systematic approach to program design with sports performance program guidelines and variables; protocols for building stabilization, strength, and power programs; innovative approaches to speed, agility and quickness drills, and more! This is the main study tool for NASM's Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES).

Features & Benefits

  • Illustrations visually bring key concepts to life.
  • Updated tables summarize additional information not included in the body of the text
  • Anatomical images clearly identify important structures of the nervous, musculoskeletal , and cardiorespiratory systems
  • Time Out and Key Term sidebars highlight important principles and concepts
  • End-of-chapter summaries provide quick hitting chapter highlights
  • Exercise photos show proper execution and progression
Chapter  1  Essentials of Integrated Training
Chapter  2  Introduction to Human Movement Science
Chapter  3  Sports Performance Testing
Chapter  4  Flexibility Training for Performance Enhancement
Chapter  5  Cardiorespiratory Training for Performance Enhancement
Chapter  6  Core Training Concepts for Performance Enhancement
Chapter  7  Balance Training Concepts for Performance Enhancement
Chapter  8  Plyometric Training Concepts for Performance Enhancement
Chapter  9  Speed, Agility, and Quickness Training for Performance Enhancement
Chapter  10  Integrated Resistance Training for Performance Enhancement
Chapter  11  Olympic Lifting for Performance Enhancement
Chapter  12  The Science of Periodization and the Optimum Performance Training (OPT) Model
Chapter  13  Current Concepts in Injury Prevention
Chapter  14  Performance Nutrition
Chapter  15  Ergogenic Aids
Chapter  16  Performance Psychology: Integrating Physical and Mental Training

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

For more than 20 years, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has set the standard in certification, continuing education, solutions and tools for health and fitness, sports performance and sports medicine professionals. NASM has pioneered evidence-based health and fitness solutions that optimize physical performance and allow individuals to achieve a variety of fitness activity goals.

Today, NASM serves thousands worldwide and positively impacts the lives of millions of people the world over. As the world’s foremost resource for health and fitness information, the organization continues to elevate its industry best practices by providing outstanding programs and quality certification courses for its members.

Additional Titles by this Author
  • “NASM OPT-Training is a huge bene?t. It has a cumulative effect on your body. If your body is more receptive every night, it’s going to help you over the long term.”
    —Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns, Two-Time NBA MVP

  • “As an organization we strive to provide the highest benchmarks for our athletes to reach and we expect no less of our staff and sports medicine partners. NASM has reached beyond our or-ganization’s expectations and delivered on providing the best quality programming andtraining techniques to keep our athletes healthy and ready to perform at their peak. This helpsour team focus more on the task at hand and less about potential injuries during the season.”

    —Jim Ramsay, Head Athletic Trainer, New York Ranger

  • “NASM’s innovative approach to performance training through specialized programming has shown in the health, ?tness and prepared of each athlete NASM has worked with.”

    —Dr. Craig Phelps, Team Physician, Phoenix Suns

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ISBN-13: 9781284057539

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