Tissue trauma: the underlying cause of overtraining syndrome?

  title={Tissue trauma: the underlying cause of overtraining syndrome?},
  author={Lucille Lakier Smith},
  journal={Journal of strength and conditioning research},
  volume={18 1},
An athlete who trains intensely, yet consistently underperforms, is considered to be suffering from overtraining syndrome (OTS). OTS is a complex state that involves a large variety of signs and symptoms. Symptoms include changes in mood or behaviour, decreases or increases in concentration of different blood molecules, and alterations in immune function. Although several hypotheses have been proposed, each only explains a selective aspect of OTS. Presently, the sole agreement is that OTS is… CONTINUE READING

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