Overtraining theme: The basics of overtraining and recovery

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All about recovery

” ….. How much time do you spend in the gym (or working to physically improve your body) ? Probably not much. Well, at least compared with the amount of time you spend between those sessions. Gym time is simply a stimulus for change. This stimulus will only create results if we recover enough between workouts. The quicker and more efficiently we can recover, the sooner we can spur further progress….”

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The basics of overtraining

” …. The general definition of overtraining is this – a syndrome occurring in athletes who train too frequently/in excess OR who may not allow for adequate recovery from intensive exercise. As a result of this inadequate recovery, performance is impaired (1). While poor sport performance is the main symptom of overtraining, other non-specific symptoms may include other oldies but goodies such as: decreased motor coordination, decreased force production, altered immune, hormonal, and autonomic activity, and emotional, mood, and sleep disturbances….”

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