Fatigue and underperformance in athletes: the overtraining syndrome.

  title={Fatigue and underperformance in athletes: the overtraining syndrome.},
  author={Richard Budgett},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  volume={32 2},
The overtraining syndrome affects mainly endurance athletes. It is a condition of chronic fatigue, underperformance, and an increased vulnerability to infection leading to recurrent infections. It is not yet known exactly how the stress of hard training and competition leads to the observed spectrum of symptoms. Psychological, endocrinogical, physiological, and immunological factors all play a role in the failure to recover from exercise. Careful monitoring of athletes and their response to… CONTINUE READING
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