The Uphill Athlete Podcast: Talking Overtraining


In this episode Scott Johnston and Sam Naney discuss overtraining syndrome (OTS). “Treading on the knife’s edge, there is no real road map.” They discuss: over reaching verses over training. Learning the distinctions between the sympathetic and para-sympathetic overreaching; how to modulate training to encourage over-reaching, and discourage over-training; recognizing red flags for over training; learning to recognize the pitfalls of group youth programs; recognizing a fatigue issue, versus a fitness issue within the context of overtraining; the pitfalls of HRV (heart rate variability) for useful information for modulating training; how to modulate and accept mental and emotional stress; making rest as intentional as training; advice for people who find themselves in an overtrained state.


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