Overtraining is a physical and mental collapse.

Why does it happen?

Overtraining occurs when a person experiences stress and physical trauma from exercise faster than her or his body can repair the damage.

What happens?

The overtrained individual suffers from prolonged fatigue and underperformance. There is no quantative test for overtraining, but the symptoms are:
Psychological Performance Physiological

Prevention and Treatment

Less is more!

Recommended Recovery Program
Five weeks of rest with low levels of exercise.
Correct nutrition.
Removing as much stress as possible.
Slow return to normal training levels.
Cross training to avoid temptation of too much too soon.

In general if performance and mood improve, the overtrained individual is recovering.

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