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ATHLETIC TRAINING TIP OF THE WEEK
Over training, also known as burnout, is becoming a more widespread physical and mental health issue among the youth, high school and collegiate athletic population in this past decade. Athletes are become bigger, faster and stronger at a younger age. With this increase in performance capacity it is only natural that practice and workouts become longer and more intense than in previous years. The issue arising is that even with the increased capacity and resistance to fatigue athletes tend to neglect the most important and key factor to optimal performance - Rest. The recovery process from workouts and from extended practice is the how athletes increase there performance level. Without adequate rest and recovery the body will continue to breakdown and become catabolic. Being in a catabolic state, or continual breakdown of muscle fibers, glycogen stores and other energy sources, causes a negative impact upon performance thus making workouts and activity suffer. If an athlete continually does not recovery from workouts and get proper rest the body will adapt to performing at subpar levels.
This will eventually lead to injury, health issues and long term kinesthetic problems.
The best way to avoid over training is to allow for 24 hours between high intensity training sessions, having lower intensity sessions between these higher intensity sessions. Allow one full 24 hour period of rest from activity per week. For more information consult your Athletic trainer.
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