The Book on Overtraining Syndrome

Outline of the chapter 7. The underappreciated athlete: overtraining syndrome in resistance training, high intensity functional training (hift), and in female athletes.

June 27, 2021

Chapter 7. The Underappreciated Athlete: Overtraining Syndrome in resistance training, High Intensity Functional Training (HIFT), and in female athletes. Outline. 

Overtraining syndrome in resistance training and high intensity functional training (HIFT): in researches on OTS, these training regimens have been less assessed compared to endurance sports. Although findings are inconsistent, peculiar alterations and triggers are likely found in these populations of athletes, besides additional particularities in HIFT regarding training patterns and biomarkers in both healthy and OTS athletes. The author will explore the biomarkers and proposed hypotheses for populations of resistance and HIFT athletes, proposed biomarkers, which particularities can be detected in each of these populations, and will also provide specific recommendations for HIFT athletes.

Particularities of the diagnosis of overtraining syndrome in female athletes: OTS has been predominantly researched in male athletes. However, some particularities in females have been identified, which is highlighted by the author. Also, peculiarities in the research in female athletes are brought in the book.

Sports on the extremes: are resulted from the continuous seek for more difficult tasks to overcome, and are represented by body-builders during the preparation for the competitions in the stage, fighters that need extreme weight loss to change category, and ultramarathons and triathlons. The author depicts the potential of these circumstances to induce OTS, as well as the potential long-term consequences.

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