Overtraining Athletes: Personal Journeys in Sport

Published on Jun 10, 2008
Sean Oliver Richardson1
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Mark B. Andersen28
Estimated H-index: 28
Tony Morris21
Estimated H-index: 21
Chapter 1. Introduction and Background Chapter 2. How Big Is It? Prevalence and Manifestation of Overtraining Chapter 3. What Brings It On? Risk Factors for Overtraining Chapter 4. Coaches' and Sport Scientists' Views on Risk Factors Chapter 5. Burnt Cookies: Conversations with an Exercise Physiologist Chapter 6. Sport Systems Can Damage: Conversations with a Sport Psychologist Chapter 7. The Pathogenic World of Professional Sport: Steve's Tale Chapter 8. A Case of Olympic Seduction: John's Tale Chapter 9. The Perfect Girl: Jane's Tale Chapter 10. The Perfect Boy: The Author's Tale Chapter 11. Models of Overtraining: Then and Now Chapter 12. Afterword: Where to From Here?
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Published on Jul 1, 2018in Physical Therapy in Sport2.00
Maamer Slimani5
Estimated H-index: 5
Nicola Luigi Bragazzi18
Estimated H-index: 18
+ 3 AuthorsDavid Tod18
Estimated H-index: 18
(LJMU: Liverpool John Moores University)
Abstract Objectives To examine (a) the relationships between the psychosocial risk factors and injury rates and (b) the effects of psychological-based prevention interventions on the injury risk of soccer players. Design Scholarly electronic databases (PubMed/MEDLINE, Google Scholar, Scopus) were searched on 1 January 2017, complemented by manual searches of bibliographies. Setting: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Participants We identified 13 eligible studies, including a total of 1149 inj...
Published on Feb 1, 2018in BMJ open sport and exercise medicine
Anne Marte Pensgaard8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Norwegian School of Sport Sciences),
Andreas Ivarsson12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Halmstad University)
+ 2 AuthorsKathrin Steffen27
Estimated H-index: 27
Background The relationship between specific types of stressors (eg, teammates, coach) and acute versus overuse injuries is not well understood. Objective To examine the roles of different types of stressors as well as the effect of motivational climate on the occurrence of acute and overuse injuries. Methods Players in the Norwegian elite female football league (n=193 players from 12 teams) participated in baseline screening tests prior to the 2009 competitive football season. As part of the sc...
Published on Sep 2, 2017
Craig A. Williams30
Estimated H-index: 30
(University of Exeter),
Richard J. Winsley10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Exeter)
+ 3 AuthorsJon L. Oliver19
Estimated H-index: 19
(AUT: Auckland University of Technology)
ABSTRACTPurpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of non-functional overreaching (NFOR) and overtraining (OT) in elite male and female youth football players.Methods: Two-hundred and forty-two youth football players (n = 138 boys and n = 104 girls) aged between 12 and 17 years completed a questionnaire to identify the occurrence of NFOR/OT and associated symptoms.Results: No players experienced OT. Significant sex differences for NFOR were found between girls 9% compared t...
Published on Jan 1, 2016in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Sarah Sabouri2
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(Allameh Tabataba'i University),
Markus Gerber29
Estimated H-index: 29
(University of Basel)
+ 6 AuthorsSerge Brand35
Estimated H-index: 35
(University of Basel)
OBJECTIVE: The Dark Triad (DT) describes a set of three closely related personality traits: Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy. Mental toughness (MT) refers to a psychological construct combining confidence, commitment, control, and challenge. High MT is related to greater physical activity (PA) and, relative to men, women have lower MT scores. The aims of the present study were 1) to investigate the association between DT, MT, and PA, and 2) to compare the DT, MT, and PA scores of me...
Published on Mar 1, 2015in Psychology of Sport and Exercise2.71
Stephanie J. Tibbert1
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(VU: Victoria University, Australia),
Mark B. Andersen5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Halmstad University),
Tony Morris21
Estimated H-index: 21
(VU: Victoria University, Australia)
Abstract Objectives This study investigated how one subculture's norms, traditions, ideals, and imperatives influenced the attitudes, beliefs, emotions, and behaviours of a young athlete (Joe) as he moved from resistance to acculturation. Design Longitudinal case study of one athlete in one specific sport subculture. Method Joe took part in five open-ended in-depth interviews over a 14-month period to investigate his experiences as an elite athlete within an Australian football team. Joe's story...
Published on Dec 1, 2014in Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports3.63
J. R. Grove2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UWA: University of Western Australia),
Luana C. Main12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Deakin University)
+ 4 AuthorsLeah J. Ferguson9
Estimated H-index: 9
(U of S: University of Saskatchewan)
Three studies were conducted to validate the Training Distress Scale (TDS), a 19-item measure of training-related distress and performance readiness. Study 1 was a randomized, controlled laboratory experiment in which a treatment group undertook daily interval training until a 25% decrement occurred in time-to-fatigue performance. Comparisons with a control group showed that TDS scores increased over time within the treatment group but not in the control group. Study 2 was a randomized, controll...
Published on Jan 1, 2013
IntroductionSuccessful training is a key for athletes to make progress in their development. Training must not just involve overload, but also must prevent the combination of excessive overload plu ...
Published on Jan 1, 2013
Daniel Birrer3
Estimated H-index: 3
Daniel Lienhard1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 2 AuthorsGareth J Morgan FRCPath92
Estimated H-index: 92
Objectives: Fatigue and unaccountable underperformance are common for athletes, but there is a lack of empirical data regarding the prevalence of non-functional overreaching (NFOR) and the overtraining syndrome (OTS). Using the overtraining definition of the European College of Sport Sci ence (ECSS), the present study aimed to explore the prevalence, symptoms and associated factors of NFOR/OTS across Swiss elite athletes in various sports. Method: 139 Swiss elite athletes (63 males and 76 female...