OverviewThe NASM Performance Enhancement Specialization (NASM-PES) is the definitive choice for trainers and coaches working with athletes at all levels who want to maximize performance while reducing the risk of injury. This course will teach you how to create highly individualized, 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 specializations. NASM Essentials of Sports Performance Training, Second Edition, offers the most comprehensive resource for sports performance professionals. Utilizing 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 Specialization (NASM-PES) examination.