Chapter 13 – Overtraining (PDF)


How can a masters athlete tell if they are training too much? This chapter examines in detail the medical and non-medical signs and symptoms of overtraining. Crucially, practical tips based on science are presented to prevent overtraining.

Topics Include

  • What science says about the signs and symptoms of overtraining
  • Causes of overtraining
  • Treatment of overtraining
  • How far can we push ourselves?
  • Practical tips on preventing overtraining