Chapter 3. The Overtraining Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management

  1. Professor Martin P. Schwellnus MBBCh, MSc, MD
  1. Romain Meeusen PhD

Published Online: 29 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300635.ch3

Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport

Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport

How to Cite

Meeusen, R. (2008) The Overtraining Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management, in Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport (ed M. P. Schwellnus), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300635.ch3

Editor Information

  1. UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Author Information

  1. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Faculteit LK – Department of Human Physiology & Sports Medicine, Brussels, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156370

Online ISBN: 9781444300635

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Keywords:

  • overreaching (OR);
  • Diagnosis of overtraining syndrome (OTS);
  • mechanisms — hypothetical mechanisms;
  • functional and non-functional overreaching;
  • brain–periphery interaction;
  • hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis (HPA);
  • diagnosis — exclusion diagnosis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition

  • Mechanisms

  • Diagnosis

  • Prevention

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgement

  • References