Overreaching And Overtraining - The Importance Of Nutrition

A consistent goal of training athletes is to provide training loads that are effective in improving performance while at the same time avoiding injury and burnout. During this process athletes may go through several stages within a competitive season of periodised training. These phases of training range from undertraining, during the period between competitive seasons or during active rest and taper, to “overreaching” and “overtraining” which includes maladaptations and diminished competitive performance. In recent years, literature on the topic of overtraining has increased enormously; however, the major difficulty is the lack of common and consistent terminology as well as a gold standard for the diagnosis of overtraining. For purposes of this paper, we will utilize the definitions of Kreider et al;
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