April 24, 2013
Joint Consensus Statement of the European College of Sport Science & the American College of Sports Medicine on Overtraining Syndrome

For training to be successful, it must involve an overload on the body but also avoid the negative outcomes of this overload.  For the upcoming month up until I leave for the 2013 ACSM conference in Indianapolis (holla atcha boy if you’re going), I will outline for you the mutual American and European “consensus statement” on the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Overtraining Syndrome.  This will consist of the following sections:

  • Definitions
  • Diagnosis
  • Prevalence
  • Assessment of overtraining
  • Biochemistry
  • Performance testing
  • Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Immune system response
  • Conclusions

I hope to make clear for you the true scientific evidence on how to diagnosis overtraining and what actually is happening molecularly in the body to bring about these symptoms.  If you are a performance coach hoping to better your athletes or someone who wishes to have all the myths surrounding overtraining debunked I promise you the next several posts will be good reads.  Until then, all the best!