Factors involved with overtraining for strength and power

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Title translated into German:Faktoren im Zusammenhang mit Uebertraining bei Kraft- und Schnellkraftsportlern
Author:Kraemer, W.J.; Nindl, B.C.
Editor:Kreider, Richard B.; Fry, Andrew C.; O'Toole, Mary L.
Published in:Overtraining in sport
Published:Champaign: Human Kinetics (Verlag), 1998, 1998. S. 69-86, Lit., Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Compilation article
Media type: Print resource
Online Access:
Identification number:PU199805302062

Author's abstract

lt is apparent that for strength and power athletes overtraining is a complex multivariate environment where training mistakes can be made in sport-specific, supplemental training, in resistance training, and in training combinations. By being aware of the highly interactive nature of training and competition, a solution as simple as a few days of rest may prevent an overtraining problem. The periodization of training and sport competition starts to take on dramatic importance when one considers that intensity and volume of exercise and competition are two of the primary contributors to overtraining. Any program variable has the potential to contribute to an overtraining state but the variable can also be periodized if one is aware that it may be a problem (e.g., rest period lengths between sets and exercises and acid-base toleration). We are far from understanding all of the biological bases of overtraining but clues to the factors and variables in the configuration of a workout should help in the very careful detective work needed to intentionally manipulate (overreaching) or prevent it. Verf.-Referat