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Overtraining
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Overtraining

It happen very often athletes to have a reduction in their performance in training when they have been training very hard, a phenomenon called overtraining. The same thing happens when people work very hard and in this case we call it overwork. This phenomenon occurs when the load of training or daily activity is too intensive or the amount of effort exceeds the body's ability to adequately take on and adapt. The fatigue that often follows an exhaustive effort is usually corrected in a few days of rest and a high carbohydrate diet. But in the case of overtraining or fatigue, characterized by a sudden drop in performance is not restored in a few days rest. The symptoms of the syndrome are often subjective and different for each person and that’s the reason we talk about overtraining only after there has been observed reduction in performance and physiological functions, which we will be mentioned below. The first symptoms are loss of muscular coordination and sense of fatigue. Therefore we observe a reduction in appetite and weight loss. There is also trouble sleeping, irritability, restlessness and anxiety. Psychologically the person feels a lack of motivation, decreased mental concentration and feelings of depression.

With regard to the physiological changes we can also observe change in hormone levels and reduction in the function of the immune system that protects us from being sick. Parallel we can observe an increase of heart rate in normal activities of low intensity.

Addressing the phenomenon of overtraining treatment is possible by reducing the intensity of training or by complete rest. The best way to reduce risk is periodical training or work. Periodical training in coaching means, the trainer must rotate the intensity and volume of training and use short periods of active rest. In these periods the athlete physically and mentally is relaxing and works in different ways than he would in his normal program. Periodical training can be applied in everyday human life to maximize performance and reduce the likelihood of exhaustion.

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