Overtraining syndrome

The overtraining syndrome is a serious condition that can ruin an entire season or preparation for athletes who suffer from it due to the level of fatigue what are they presenting. It is produced by excess frequency, volume or intensity of the physical training , in addition to lack of rest and recovery after the exercise .

Many of theathletes amateur or professionals suffer from this syndrome due to poor training planning or a program that does not take into account their characteristics. So this syndrome can last up to 6 months, and even ruin a sports career.

The feeding It is crucial for athletes to recover properly, in addition to the hydration . Therefore, in an interview with GetQoralHealth, Ricardo Lepe, in charge of Sport City Nutrition , makes some recommendations for athletes:

One of the clearest symptoms is the sharp increase in the concentration of adrenaline and noradrenaline , beyond the normal levels induced by the exercise .

In addition, recently scientists have proposed that this syndrome could be caused by excessive production of the neurotransmitter serotonin , the "hormone of good humor", which when produced in excess is associated with dream and the fatigue , according to information from sportsandhealth.com.

Emotional signs such as irritability, alterations in mood and emotional dream , depression , as well as loss of desire to compete.

Therefore, it is important to establish an individualized program of conditioning previous, from training , as well as recovery, which integrates both the feeding, the proportionate load of physical work and a good hydration . Without neglecting mental health care.

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Video Medicine: Overtraining Syndrome / Douglas Cutter, MD, CAQSM (May 2021).