Overtraining in Sport
Richard B. Kreider, Andrew C. Fry, Mary Louise O'Toole
Human Kinetics, 1998 - Sports & Recreation - 403 pages
Overtraining in Sportis the first comprehensive text on the physiological, biomedical, and psychological aspects of overtraining and overreaching in sport. Thirty-three leading researchers contribute 17 chapters to this multidisciplinary review of recent findings.
Since the research is multidisciplinary, information is presented in an easy-to-understand manner and background information is provided for those who may not have a comprehensive understanding of each subject area.
Overtraining in Sportis divided into seven sections: Section Iexamines the prevalence, physiological responses, and methods of monitoring and preventing overtraining in endurance athletes. Section IIdiscusses overtraining in strength/power athletes and their responses to changes in factors such as resistance volume and intensity. Section IIIconsiders medical consequences of overtraining, including cardiovascular and hematological responses, neuroendocrine responses, and musculoskeletal and orthopedic effects. Section IVcovers immune system responses to overtraining and possible interventions to prevent immunosuppression. Section Vdocuments nutritional factors that may play a part in overtraining. Section VIdiscusses the psychological aspects of overtraining and covers potential treatment and prevention methods. Section VIIsummarizes the current status of overtraining research and points to future research needs and directions.