In sports, overtraining symptoms can be subtle. Are you overtraining? These articles will give you recovery training techniques you need by teaching you about adaptogens, hydrotherapy and muscle fatigue… To browse our library of free sports training articles, browse using the categories on the left or use the search box.
The psychological and physical challenges of overcoming chronic fatigue syndrome
New heart rate technology allows you to monitor the cumulative fatigue of successive workouts
Specific nutritional practices can prevent overtraining and accelerate exercise recovery
Overtraining: training without adequate recovery can lead to reduced performance, illness and interrupted training
Pushing the boundaries in training is essential for any athlete seeking maximum performance. But as James Marshall explains, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it
Should the serious athlete give up high-intensity exercise?
Stress & Overtraining : Strategies to ward off overtraining by dealing with stress from all sources
Underperformance Syndrome - how youth rugby coaches are using psychology to raise their players' game
Exercise stress: Strategies to boost your natural immunity and keep infection and the effects of exercise stress at bay
Persistent fatigue and recurrent infections
Overtraining and Depression: Is There a Difference?
How do you know when you're at risk of overtraining? It's a simple matter of how well you feel, sleep and eat
Overtraining warning signs - The big question is: how far can you push an athlete's training before breakdown occurs?
Chronic fatigue syndrome - Swimmer lan Wilson is British Record Holder (Long Course) 1500m Freestyle, 15:03: 72 (1991), and was European Silver Medalist (91), World Student Games Champion (91) and World (91,94), Olympic (92) and Commonwealth (90, 94) Finalist.
Although super-high training volumes are the rule rather than the exception for swimmers, there' s solid evidence that these heavy loads may be counter-productive.
Tough workouts promote heightened fitness, but they can also lead to so much muscle soreness that athletes are unable to train effectively during the days after a rigorous session. To promote more consistent training and to limit muscle damage, exercise scientists have searched for ways to prevent excessive post-workout soreness.
To train well, you must find the right balance between hard work and recovery.
Stress Fracture: One in ten of all sports injuries is a stress fracture. Here's how to break the pattern..
All work and no play makes Jack an underperforming athlete.
There's something about strenuous training itself which increases the risk of getting ill
Overtraining Effects On Performance: If you want to prevent staleness and overtraining, keep a record of your quality of sleep and levels of fatigue!
Overtraining prevention: When athletes train too much, problems start to crop up in their nervous, endocrine, and immune systems - problems which can leave the athletes anxious, depressed, low on energy, and vulnerable to infections. Can "Rusko's Rules" help.
Depression, Training and Overtraining