Overtraining Syndrome in the Athlete: Current Clinical Practice

  title={Overtraining Syndrome in the Athlete: Current Clinical Practice},
  author={David G. Carfagno and Joshua C Hendrix},
  journal={Current Sports Medicine Reports},
Competitive athletes are pushed routinely to the limits of their physical abilities. When tempered with periods of rest and recovery, a highly demanding training schedule can have tremendous benefits. However when an athlete is pushed too far, overtraining syndrome (OTS) can develop and result in career-ending damage. Overreaching and overtraining are part of the same spectrum that can lead to OTS. The pressure to perform placed on elite athletes is a real danger. Athletes and coaches… Expand

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