2008 | 205 Pages | ISBN: 0736067876 | PDF | 4 MB
This will be an excellent reference for coaches, athletes, sports medicine professionals, exercise physiologists, students, sport psychologists, athletic trainers and sports physiotherapists. Through current experts perspectives and athletes personal experiences, the reader gets a broad and engaging account of the intra- and interpersonal aspects of why people overtrain and the outcomes of overtraining. The reader can use this information to better understand the dangers of overtraining and how to prevent it. The 12 chapters in the book cover content in several areas including physiology, psychology, sociology and medicine. The authors have gathered the maps (models of overtraining), the history (research legacy), the population (prevalence of overtraining), the landmarks (major contributions to understanding overtraining), the cultural climate (social factors in overtraining) and the travellers’ warnings (risk factors) for this journey.