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Old 05-30-2009, 04:23 PM   #3
Michael Hartman
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Good question for discussion. Overtraining is not a myth, but it is misunderstood and grossly overstated by most people. Fatigue is a normal response to training. For full blown overtraining to occur that fatigue would have to accumulate over a period of weeks and months. Most normal people will take a few days off, or an overuse injury limits their training, before OT develops. Competitive athletes are more susceptible because of the demands of competition, desire to win, etc., but mostly the inability to take time off due to their sport.
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