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A persistent decline in performance due to high-volume, high-intensity training (over-training), which affects up to 2/3 of elite long-distance runners at some point in their careers Features Sleep disturbances; muscle soreness, perceptual changes—familiar routines seem more difficult—clinically significant depression

o·ver·train·ing syn·drome

(ō'vĕr-trān'ing sin'drōm)
A group of symptoms resulting from excessive physical training; includes fatigue, poor exercise performance, frequent upper-respiratory tract infections, altered mood, general malaise, weight loss, muscle stiffness and soreness, and loss of interest in high-level training.
Synonym(s): burnout, staleness.
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