Overtraining Syndrome: Causes, Consequences, and Methods for Prevention

Jeremy G Carter, Adam W Potter, Kelly A Brooks


Exercise has the potential to improve the fitness level of an individual if he or she is able to optimally recover from the training stress. If unable to recover fully, the individual runs the risk of developing overtraining syndrome (OTS). Overtraining syndrome is a complex occurrence in the body, which can result from several training and non-training factors. Fortunately, there are several ways to avoid the development and detrimental effects of OTS. This article outlines the causes, consequences, and methods for prevention for OTS.


overtraining syndrome, OTS, training

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