overtraining syndrome

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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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Altered relationship between R-R interval and R-R interval variability in endurance athletes with overtraining syndrome.
The implications of OR/OT for athletic performance and the long-term health status of athletes has recently been highlighted by the development of a joint ACSM/ECSS Position Statement on the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of the Overtraining Syndrome (202) and we strongly recommend this statement (including the very useful diagnostic checklist) to coaches and endurance athletes.
Overtraining syndrome is a neuroendocrine disorder characterized by poor performance in competition, inability to maintain training loads, persistent fatigue, reduced catecholamine excretion, frequent illness, disturbed sleep and alterations in mood state [26].
blood), and psychological aspects associated with the overtraining syndrome.
When evaluating athletes who have depressive symptoms, it is essential to rule out overtraining syndrome (OTS).
Long rallies punctuated each game and for Nandrajog-- who has recently recovered from the overtraining syndrome -- the match just got tougher and tougher.
Furthermore, athletes experiencing discomfort from the overtraining syndrome exhibit lower resting levels of plasma glutamine than active healthy controls.
Raglin, a professor in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, has conducted research examining overtraining syndrome, meditation, and other issues involving mood and exercise.
Physicians can help young athletes and parents keep sports in balance and avoid problems such as overuse injuries and overtraining syndrome, according to a sports medicine specialist.
A recent position statement by the European College of Sports Sciences tried to provide clarity to the definition by recommending that overreaching was divided into two different stages, functional overreaching and non-functional overreaching, with the latter eventually leading to the overtraining syndrome (Meesuen et al.
The psychological component to overtraining syndrome in athletes is known as burnout.