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Over Training Athletes
Some trainers suggest that an athlete is given a rest phase, the body can build a stronger system. Their training plan consists of overloading the body system followed by letting the system rest and rebuild, and then stressing it again to a higher level.
The concept of "Periodization: is built on the
premise that managing this stress-and-rest cycle can optimize
improvement and maximize the overall gain in performance. The form of
periodization must be carefully applied to a individual athlete whose
physical characteristics and their training age may produce unexpected
Skaters, parents, and coaches should proceed with
caution and not engage in a radical program until they have explored a
modified training program that does not push the skater to extreme
PDF Trainability of Children
Overtraining Young Athletes May Lead to InjuriesPDF Trainability of Young Athletes and Overtraining
Overtraining Syndrome and Athletes
When Training Backfires: Hard Work That’s Too Hard
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combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:
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