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Prevention is better than cure

Overtraining is the most common problem that prevents endurance athletes from reaching their potential. It’s also the most common cause of injury and ill-health for millions of athletes. And overtraining is a problem that many athletes, coaches, and healthcare professionals don’t recognize until it becomes a more serious condition. As a result, overtraining is not recognized soon enough to prevent loss of training time, injury, ill- health, or poor performance.

Overtraining

Overtraining

Training is all about putting sufficient stress on the body during workouts to reach a point where your body supercompensates after, building strength back up to, and above, your pre-workout level.

Overtraining symptoms

Overtraining symptoms

Overtraining is progressive; you don’t just wake up one day and find you are seriously overtrained. If you notice a decrease in your performance despite training as normal it is likely you are in the stages of non functional overreaching or overtraining.

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Prevent overtraining

Overtraining can take weeks to months to recover from and, as with most things, prevention is better than cure. By the time your body is presenting the symptoms of overtraining it is too late. Monitoring your HRV with ithlete will provide early warnings that you are heading towards overtraining.

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