NASM Essentials of Sports Performance Training

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-10-20
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett
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This First Edition, based on the National Academy of Sports Medicine(TM) (NASM) proprietary Optimum Performance Training (OPT(TM)) 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).

Table of Contents

Mission Code of Conduct Preface Letter from the CEO New Content Contributors Reviewers Acknowledgments Section 1: PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE Chapter 1: Essentials of Integrated Training Chapter 2: Introduction to Human Movement Science Section 2: HUMAN PERFORMANCE TESTING AND EVALUATION Chapter 3: Sports Performance Testing Section 3: COMPONENTS OF INTEGRATED PERFORMANCE TRAINING 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 Section 4: PROGRAM DESIGN PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATION Chapter 12: The Science of Periodization and The Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) Model Section 5: INJURY PREVENTION AND RECONDITIONING Chapter 13: Current Concepts in Injury Prevention Section 6: SPORTS NUTRITION AND PERFORMANCE AIDS Chapter 14: Performance Nutrition Chapter 15: Ergogenic Aids Section 7: SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY Chapter 16: Performance Psychology: Integrating Physical and Mental Training Appendix A: Sport-Specific Assessment and Program Strategies Appendix B: Percent of One Rep Maximum (I-RM) Conversion Appendix C: One Rep Maximum (I-RM) Conversion Appendix D: Summary of Ergogenic Aids and Related Substances Glossary Index

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