Overtraining: Metabolic factors and exercise-induced muscle damage

Consuelo B. G. SUAREZ, Ming Kai CHIN, David D. GILBOE, W. Y. Yvonne YUAN

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Abstract

Overtraining is the plateauing or decrease in performance that occurs in spite of increasing workloads. An overtrained athlete may be predisposed to chronic muscle soreness, stress fractures and other musculoskeletal problems such as exercise-induced muscle damage. Metabolic indicators for monitoring overtraining include testosterone: cortisol ratio, creatine kinase, myoglobin, urea, lactate and uric acid. Overtraining syndrome reduces the benefit of training and wastes the athletes valuable time. The sooner this syndrome is diagnosed, the fewer negative effects the athlete will suffer. Copyright © 1995 The Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Scinece.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-14
JournalThe Hong Kong Journal of Sports Medicine and Sports Science
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1995

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Athletes
Exercise
Muscles
Sports Medicine
Stress Fractures
Myoglobin
Myalgia
Hong Kong
Creatine Kinase
Uric Acid
Workload
Sports
Hydrocortisone
Urea
Testosterone
Lactic Acid

Citation

Suarez, C. B. G., Chin, M.-K., Gilboe, D. D., & Yuan, Y. W. Y. (1995). Overtraining: Metabolic factors and exercise-induced muscle damage. The Hong Kong Journal of Sports Medicine and Sports Science, 1, 5-14.

Keywords

  • Overtraining
  • Muscle damage
  • Testosterone
  • Cortisol
  • Creatine kinase
  • Blood lactate