Recommendations for Advancing the Resistance Exercise Overtraining Research

BELL, Lee, RUDDOCK, Alan, MADEN-WILKINSON, Tom and ROGERSON, David (2022). Recommendations for Advancing the Resistance Exercise Overtraining Research. Applied Sciences, 12 (24): 12509.

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Short-term periods of increased resistance exercise training are often used by athletes to enhance performance, and can induce functional overreaching (FOR), resulting in improved physical capabilities. Non-functional overreaching (NFOR) or overtraining syndrome (OTS), occur when training demand is applied for prolonged periods without sufficient recovery. Overtraining (OT) describes the imbalance between training demand and recovery, resulting in diminished performance. While research into the effects of resistance exercise OT has gathered attention from sports scientists in recent years, the current research landscape is heterogeneous, disparate, and underrepresented in the literature. To date, no studies have determined a reliable physiological or psychological marker to assist in the early detection of NFOR or OTS following periods of resistance exercise OT. The purpose of this work is to highlight the conceptual and methodological limitations within some of the current literature, and to propose directions for future research to enhance current understanding.

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Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2022 16:11
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