Sports Medicine: Symptoms of Overtraining

by Jsantos, December 4, 2014


Sports Medicine:

Symptoms of Overtraining

In the sports medicine field, one of the issues athletes run across when preparing for competition or while training to stay in shape is overtraining. Overtraining causes some of the following symptoms (see also graph above):

  • Decrease in performance
  • Increased number of infections
  • Elevated heart rate and blood lactate levels during exercise
  • Loss of body weight
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Psychological staleness

There are several methods to recuperate from overtraining. If you leave your body to utilize its own resources, it will recover. However, an integrated approach can be also applied for recuperation. This plan should be consulted with your doctor in order to get the best benefit without harming yourself. If you feel some of the symptoms, you should immediately stop your training routine and ask for a consultation with your medical doctor in order to avoid injuries.



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