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Preventing overtraining in athletes in high-intensity sports and stress/recovery monitoring.

Published on Sep 14, 2010in Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports3.631
· DOI :10.1111/j.1600-0838.2010.01192.x
Michael Kellmann26
Estimated H-index: 26
(RUB: Ruhr University Bochum)
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In sports, the importance of optimizing the recovery–stress state is critical. Effective recovery from intense training loads often faced by elite athletes can often determine sporting success or failure. In recent decades, athletes, coaches, and sport scientists have been keen to find creative, new methods for improving the quality and quantity of training for athletes. These efforts have consistently faced barriers, including overtraining, fatigue, injury, illness, and burnout. Physiological and psychological limits dictate a need for research that addresses the avoidance of overtraining, maximizes recovery, and successfully negotiates the fine line between high and excessive training loads. Monitoring instruments like the Recovery–Stress Questionnaire for Athletes can assist with this research by providing a tool to assess their perceived state of recovery. This article will highlight the importance of recovery for elite athletes and provide an overview of monitoring instruments.
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